2022 NAFSA Region IV Conference

Join us for the 2022 conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 Conference Dates

October 24, 2022
October 25, 2022
October 26, 2022
October 27, 2022

 Conference Location

Graduate Minneapolis

615 Washington Avenue SE Minneapolis , MN 55414

The 2022 Region IV Conference will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Learn, network, and engage with IE professionals dedicated to advancing the field of international education at the Region IV Conference! Build lasting partnerships with peers and institutions from across the region and around the world.

Conference Registration

Full Conference Early Bird* Regular/Onsite
NAFSA Members $300 $375
NAFSA Non-Members $350 $425
NAFSA Special Members** $225 $275


Daily Rates Early Bird* Regular/Onsite
NAFSA Members $150 $200
NAFSA Non-Members $190 $250
NAFSA Special Members** $120 $160


* Early Bird registration ends on September 30, 2022. 

** NAFSA Special Members: Retired Member, RISE Fellows, Academic Trainees, NAFSA Academy, and Life Members.


Health and Safety

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for In-Person Attendees

NAFSA considers the safety of all those onsite at 2022 Regional Conferences as our top priority including our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and event staff. In an effort to host a safe and productive event, we pledge to follow all guidelines and requirements set by state and local authorities as well as Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

NAFSA will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for all participants, including all conference registrants, exhibitors, NAFSA staff, vendor partners, and guests. If you have received all recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine as authorized or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO), then you are considered to be fully vaccinated.

Check acceptable COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine proof here. All doses of authorized and approved vaccines must be completed two weeks prior to your arrival at the event. Attendees will receive communication and further instruction on how to easily submit their vaccination credentials in their registration confirmation email, and can also submit vaccination credentials here:

Individual Accountability

NAFSA has preventive measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. NAFSA cannot, however, guarantee that attendees will properly social-distance and that its attendees will not become infected with COVID-19. Attendees agree to COVID-19 specific terms & conditions of attendance as part of the registration process.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. Be sure to practice everyday preventive actions, including but not limited to social distancing, washing hands often, and monitoring your health daily.

On-Site Safety

On-site safety practices include:

  • Masks are required for all attendees at the conference except for when actively eating or drinking. Participants are responsible for providing their own masks.
  • Reminders to socially distance when appropriate, wash your hands often, cover your cough, or sneeze and stay away if you are sick.
  • Prior to arriving, we encourage each attendee to do the following:
    • Be sure to register and upload your proof of vaccination PRIOR to arriving onsite to reduce congestion and forming of lines in the registration area.
    • Monitor your daily health and self-assessment prior to traveling.
  • Event Management has the right to remove or exclude anyone from the event if they do not follow our Health & Safety policies or do not follow Health & Safety instructions set forth by the Event or venue staff.

Public health guidance on preventing the transmission of COVID-19 continues to evolve, and NAFSA will base its on-site protocol on the latest guidance from the CDC in addition to local regulations.

Hotel Information

Graduate Minneapolis
615 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Group Code: 102322NAFS 

How to use the booking link:

1. Select the exact dates of your stay (top of page)

2. Click on check availability - you may be asked to register an account to access the Group Code Rates.

3. Select room type – “Book now”

4. Confirm your stay and enter personal and payment information 

Program and Schedule

The Region IV Conference schedule is now available! Through the Online Planner you can view the time, room, presenters, descriptions, and learning objectives of the sessions. You can also star the events you're interested in and create your own conference agenda, to view on the mobile webpage at the conference! There is also information on Sponsors, Exhibitors, and more!

Monday, October 24

Pre-Conference CEP workshops begin: 1:00PM

Pre-Conference Reception: 5:30PM

Tuesday, October 25

Pre-Conference CEP workshops continue: 8:00AM - 12:30PM

Full Conference begins: 1:00PM

Opening Reception: 5:30PM

Wednesday, October 26

Full Conference Day

Evening Special Events

Thursday, October 27

Conference Day

Conference ends: 12:00pm


Preconference CEP Workshops


Membership Type Cost of CEP Workshop
NAFSA Members $300
NAFSA Non-Members $375
Student Members $165


Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

Sales are now open: click here to purchase a booth or sponsorship.

NAFSA Region IV Awards and Recognition 2022

Please nominate colleagues for the 2022 NAFSA Region IV Awards and Recognition! Recipients will be awarded at the 2022 NAFSA Region IV Conference! For details please visit here. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2022 at 23:59 (11:59PM) CDT.

Nominate Here

Region IV Leadership Team 2023

We would like to encourage you to consider serving on the NAFSA Region IV team. Not only will you have the opportunity to positively impact the region, you will also get the chance to serve with an amazing group of colleagues. We hope to introduce the new team at the Region IV Conference (October 24-27).  DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2022 at 23:59 (11:59PM) CDT.  For more information, please visit here.

Apply Here

Conference Grants 2022

NAFSA Region IV Conference Grants 2022 are financial support for Region IV international educators with demonstrated need. The grant will cover the cost of the registration fee for the Region IV Conference in Minneapolis in October 2022. There will be 5 grants issued for the Region IV Conference fee. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 at 23:59 (11:59PM) CDT . Please visit here for more information.

Apply Here