2022 Region I Conference

Join us for the 2022 conference in Spokane, Washington.

 Conference Dates

October 25 - 29, 2022

 Conference Location

The Centennial Spokane

301 W North River Drive Spokane , WA 99201

Important Dates

  • Registration opens: TBD
  • Registration deadline: TBD
  • NAFSA workshops: Tuesday, October 2022
  • Region I conference: Wednesday, October 2022


We look forward to seeing you in October 2022 for the Region I Conference in Spokane, WA!  Please check back for additional details in late June.

  • If you are interested in volunteering to help with the conference, please contact Conference Planner Karissa Ringel.

  • If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, please contact Development Rep Colton Oliphant for additional information.

Call for Proposals

NAFSA Region I invites you to submit a proposal for a session, poster, current topic workshop, or open meeting. Proposal submissions open on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 and remain open until Monday, June 13, 2022 at 5 PM Eastern. Submitters will receive a final decision on their proposal in late July 2022. 

Click here to submit a proposal. 

If you have a question about submitting a proposal, please contact the Region I Team

Conference Registration

More information coming soon! Registration will open in August 2022. 

Hotel Information

The Centennial Spokane
301 W North River Drive
Spokane, WA 99201

How to Get to Spokane

Spokane is conveniently located on I-90, Amtrak lines, and near the Spokane International Airport.

Spokane International Airport (GEG) is approximately 10 minutes from Downtown Spokane and the conference hotel.


From Portland, OR

Driving: 5.5 hours

Flying: 1 hour, nonstop

From Seattle, WA

Driving: 4.25 hours

Flying: 1 hour, nonstop

From Vancouver, BC

Driving: 6.75 hours

Flying: 3 hours, connecting

From Anchorage, AK:

Flying: 5.5 hours, connecting

From Boise, ID

Driving: 6.5 hours

Flying: 1.25 hours, nonstop


Parking is available at the hotel. While you are at the conference, Spokane you can make use of the city bus system (STA) and use Uber and Lyft. From the conference hotel you will be within walking distance of Riverfront Park, River Park Square Mall, Centennial Trail, Spokane Arena, and myriad downtown restaurants and coffee shops.

Program and Schedule

More information coming soon!

Preconference Workshops

More information coming soon!

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

More information coming soon! Sales will open to NAFSA Global Partners on May 17, 2022. Sales will open to all on June 22, 2022. 


Interested in getting involved in NAFSA Region I and not sure how? Consider volunteering at the fall conference! Volunteers are essential to the success of our conference and sincerely appreciated. Please email Region I if you are interested in learning more.