2022 NAFSA Region VI and VIII Conference

Join us for the 2022 Bi-Regional Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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 Conference Dates

November 15 - 18, 2022

 Conference Location

Omni William Penn Hotel

530 William Penn Place Pittsburgh , PA 15219

The 2022 Bi-Regional Conference will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Learn, network, and engage with IE professionals dedicated to advancing the field of international education. Build lasting partnerships with peers and institutions from across Regions VI, Region VIII, and around the world.

Conference Registration

Registration is now open.  Early Bird registration ends October 14th. Below are registration prices:

Registration Type

Early Bird (before 10/15)

Regular
Member $350 $500
Nonmember $450 $625

Student Member

Retired Member

Life Member

RISE/Academy

$245 $340

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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

The conference will take place at the main hotel:

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

To make a reservation online: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/pittsburgh-william-penn/meetings/nafsa-region-vi-viii-bi-regional-con-11132022 

To make a reservation over phone: Call the toll-free number 1-800-THE OMNI (843-6664) and reference the "NAFSA Regions VI/VIII Regional Conference."

Omni William Penn Hotel reservation deadline: Monday, October 24th, 2022 or until the block is full, whichever comes first. 

 

An additional hotel block is available:

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
620 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

To make a reservation online: NAFSA ROOMS (Guests can modify their desired stay dates by selecting the "change search" drop-down on the main page).

To make a reservation over phone: Call the reservation department at 833-469-8452 and reference the NAFSA ROOMS, Block Code: JEG

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh reservation deadline: Monday, October 24th, 2022 or until the block is full, whichever comes first.

Program and Schedule

The Bi-Regional VI/VIII 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

Schedule at a Glance

We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh for the 2022 NAFSA Bi-Regional VI &  VIII Conference. Please note: All events and times are subject to change - check back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events. Some events require an additional preregistration fee and ticket (indicated by $), while the rest are included in the overall conference registration.

Monday, Nov 14

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Conference registration

Tuesday, Nov 15

7:30 a.m. –  8:30 a.m.

Good Morning Coffee

8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Preconference workshops $

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch on own

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Newcomers Welcome

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Off-site Reception at August Wilson Center

 

Wednesday, Nov 16

7:00 a.m. –  8:00 a.m.

Good Morning Coffee

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch on own

1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Coffee Break

4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Thursday, Nov 17

6:30 a.m. –  7:30 a.m.

Sunrise Fun Autumn Stroll

7:30 a.m. –  8:30 a.m.

Good Morning Coffee

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Keynote Lunch with speaker Andrés Franco, Executive Director, City of Asylum

1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Coffee Break

4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Off-site Rainbow SIG Fundraising performance event at P Town Bar

 

Friday, Nov 18

6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Yoga

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Good Morning Coffee

9:00 a.m. – 10:00  p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break and Closing Comments

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Preconference Workshops

  • Education Abroad: Critical Skills for the Adviser
  • Student Health and Safety Abroad
  • International Credential Evaluation: Post-Secondary-Level Credentials
  • F-1 Student Advising for Beginners
  • F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate
  • J-1 Advising: Intermediate


Workshop registration is now open. Click here to register. 

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

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