2022 NAFSA Region V Conference

Join us for the 2022 conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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 Conference Dates

October 19 - 21, 2022

 Conference Location

Hilton Milwaukee City Center

506 W. Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee , WI 53203

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

Conference Registration

Registration is now open

If you have questions, please contact the Region V Team.  

FULL CONFERENCE Registration Type Regular  Registration
Member $330
Nonmember $480
Student Member; Retired Member;
Life Member; RISE Fellows; Academy Trainees
$150

 

 


 

 

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Pre-Conference Workshops

Register now for a pre-conference workshop. 

 

CEP workshops: 10/19 Wednesday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

  • F-1 Student Advising for Beginners
  • F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate

Non-CEP workshops: 10/19 Wednesday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • What Every Advisor Should Know About J-1 Scholars and Researchers
  • Health Insurance and Health Care: An International Student Advisor’s Toolkit
Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Type Regular Registration
NAFSA Member CEP - Full $325
NAFSA Member Non-CEP - Half $100
Student/Retiree CEP - Full $300
Student/Retiree Non-CEP - Half $100
Non-NAFSA Member CEP - Full $380
Non-NAFSA Member Non-CEP - Half $150

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:

Verify Vaccination 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

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
506 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203

NAFSA Region V 2022 Conference Rate: $189/night

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Program and Schedule

The Region V 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!

Schedule & Online Planner

Sessions are subject to change.

Sessions at a Glance

Session Name

Knowledge Community

“Intentional Alignment of Global Learning (GL) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)”

Education Abroad (EA)

How to Prioritize Accessibility Based Programing Within Study Abroad

Education Abroad (EA)

Education Abroad Visas: Critical Updates for Study Abroad Advisors

Education Abroad (EA)

Top Funding Challenges for Study Abroad

Education Abroad (EA)

Maximizing Study Abroad Scholarships for Underrepresented Students

Education Abroad (EA)

Designing a Preemptive and Multi-faceted Approach to Sexual Assault Abroad

Education Abroad (EA)

Exploring Student Sentiments; Insights from API’s Education Abroad Research

Education Abroad (EA)

Insights from South Korea: A Fulbright IEA Seminar Reflection

Education Abroad (EA)

DEI Strategies to Implement When Short on Time

Education Abroad (EA)

Leveraging alumni connections to develop international internships at UW-Madison

Education Abroad (EA)

Study abroad is back, but what has changed since COVID?

Education Abroad (EA)

Channeling Student Learning through International Service

Education Abroad (EA)

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Supporting Failure to Build Intercultural Competence

Education Abroad (EA)

Evaluating Graded Credit Methods for Study Abroad Programs

Education Abroad (EA)

Intersections of Virtual Study Abroad and International Student Recruitment

Education Abroad (EA)

GEN Z parents, concerns about studying abroad in COVID times

Education Abroad (EA)

International Education: A Call to Action, Black Lives Matter: A Global Comparative Study & Companion Study Abroad

Education Abroad (EA)

Preventing Harm for our Study Abroad Programs

International Education Leadership (IEL)

U.S. Department of Commerce International Recruitment and Study Consortia Initiatives

International Enrollment Management (IEM)

Degree or Not Degree....That is the Question

International Enrollment Management (IEM)

Oh no! The student's academic documents are inadequate! Now what?

International Enrollment Management (IEM)

Digitally Communicating Immigration Regulation: Best Practices for Enrollment Managers

International Enrollment Management (IEM)

Climate Change Impacts on International Student Mobility

International Enrollment Management (IEM)

An Introduction: What is Credential Evaluation?

International Enrollment Management (IEM)

Promoting ESL Program Quality through Accreditation

International Enrollment Management (IEM)

Re-examining post-pandemic international student recruitment strategy

International Enrollment Management (IEM)

Smells Like Teen Spirit: Inclusive Advising for International Minor Students

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

J-1 Roundtable discussion

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

J-1 Students: From Nomination to Orientation: Best Practice Discussion

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Curricular Practical Training Best Practices

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Government Session Debrief

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

H-1B Program Update (Intermediate to Advanced)

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

SEVP Update

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

CBP Updates

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

DOS Consular Affairs Update

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

DOS Exchange Visitor Program Update

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

USCIS Ombudsman's Office Update

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Government Session Debrief

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Supporting International Students During a Global Pandemic-A Community Approach

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

The World of I-17 Submission

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Drug and Alcohol: The Impact on International Student Emotional Wellness

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Remote Work in F, J, Work visas and Permanent Residence

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

How did I get here? Visa Experience of Student-Turned-DSO

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Reimagining student support: Recruitment & onboarding through a relational lens

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Automating the ISSS Office: A Non-Programmer's Guide

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Ask Me Anything: A Former Consular Officer Discusses Visa Processing

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Advising on TPS/SSR/Severe Economic Hardship: What DSOs need to know

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Nonresident Tax – The Survival Guide

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Bridge the Gap: Strategic Collaboration between DEI and ISSS

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

International Student Mental Health: Collaborating with Your Counseling Office

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

The Harsh Realities of Working in a Post COVID Environment

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Implementing a Mentorship program for Graduate students in ISSS

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Electronic Fraud and Digital Forensics

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Navigating Accessibility in the U.S. for International Students with Disabilities

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

A Safe Space for Our Students: Creating an International Student Ally Training

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Christian SIG Meeting

Shared Interest (SI)

China MIG Meeting

Shared Interest (SI)

Navigating the Field of International Education

Shared Interest (SI)

International student identities: a case for broadening on campus assessments

Shared Interest (SI)

How to Engage Faculty & Teachers in Virtual Learning

Shared Interest (SI)

Towards Equitable Teaching, Learning, and Research in International Higher Education

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLS)

Full schedule only available to those who have registered.

Schedule at a Glance 

Wednesday, October 19th

  • Half and full-day workshops
  • Newcomer Reception
  • Opening Reception

Thursday, October 20th

  • Breakfast
  • Session Breakout 1
  • Morning Coffee Break
  • Session Breakout 2
  • Session Breakout 3 (Flash sessions)
  • Business Lunch
  • Session Breakout 4
  • Session Breakout 5
  • Afternoon Break
  • State Meetings
  • Restaurant Hop 

Friday, October 21st

  • Breakfast
  • Session Breakout 6
  • Session Breakout 7
  • Morning Coffee Break
  • Session Breakout 8
  • Conclusion of Conference around 12:00 PM Local time

Awards & Travel Grants

See the upcoming grants and award opportunities.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

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