2022 Region XI Conference

NAFSA Region XI: Reunited & It Feels So Good! Join us in Manchester, NH October 18-20 for our 2022 Regional Conference!

 Conference Dates

October 18 - 20, 2022

 Conference Location

DoubleTree Manchester Downtown

700 Elm Street Manchester , NH 03101

Conference Registration

The conference registration will open on August 16, 2022. Early bird registration ends on September 23. 

Registration Fees

Full Conference Early Bird (9/23) Regular/Onsite (after 9/23)
Nonmember $405 $480
Member $300 $360
Student Member; Retired Member; Life Member; RISE Fellows; Academy Trainees $175 $175
Daily Early Bird/Regular/Onsite
Nonmember $285
Member $230
Student Member; Retired Member; Life Member; RISE Fellows; Academy Trainees $125
Workshops Fees
Nonmember, Member, Student Member, Retired Member, Life Member; RISE Fellows; Academy Trainees


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.

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

DoubleTree Manchester Downtown
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Information on how to book a room within the reserved hotel block will be avaialble soon. 

Program and Schedule

More information coming soon!

Preconference Workshops

We will be offering three preconference workshops on Tuesday, October 18th

F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate (ISSS)

Discuss the gray areas of F-1 advising and explore the nuances of more complex issues regarding maintenance of status, travel and reentry, employment and STEM OPT, change of status, and reinstatement. Designed for experienced international student advisers.

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Be a self-sufficient adviser by knowing your resources.
  • Develop interpretations of F-1 regulations and guidance.
  • Interpret and develop institutional policy.
  • Learn techniques to advise F-1 students on situations where clear guidance is not available.

J-1 Student Advising for Beginners (ISSS)

Develop an understanding of J-1 advising and regulatory issues including eligibility, DS-2019 issuance, health insurance, maintenance of status, extension, transfer, 212(e), repeat participation, and employment. SEVIS is discussed in relation to advising practices and procedures.

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe principle components and characteristics of the Exchange Visitor Program.
  • Identify resources to assist with J program administration.
  • Resolve basic exchange visitor issues, problems, and situations.

Risk Assessment and Crisis Management in Education Abroad Programming (EA)

Do you know how to respond when a crisis impacts your study abroad students? In education abroad programming and implementation, staff must be ready to manage a range of crises that may occur. Participants explore ways to assess risk, reduce risk potential, and respond to crises more effectively.

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the probability and impact of potential risk factors tied to education abroad programs, destinations, and participants.
  • Reduce risk potential and impact by developing policies, practices, and ongoing training of onsite and campus staff, program leaders, and participating students.
  • Develop and follow a standard protocol in response to an active crisis.
  • Engage partners in the ongoing development of stronger crisis management practices.


Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

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