2023 NAFSA Region VIII Conference

Join us for the 2023 conference in Roanoke, Virginia.

 Conference Dates

November 7 - 10, 2023

 Conference Location

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

110 Shenandoah Ave NE Roanoke , VA 24016

The 2023 Region VIII Conference will take place in Roanoke, Virginia. Learn, network, and engage with IE professionals dedicated to advancing the field of international education at the Region VIII Conference! Build lasting partnerships with peers and institutions from across the region and around the world.

Important Dates

  • Registration Opens: August 15th
  • Deadline to Apply for an IFSA Travel Grant: September 15th
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 9th
  • Preconference Workshops: November 7th
  • First Day of Conference: November 8th

Keynote Speaker

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Dawn Michele Whitehead, the Vice President of the Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

Dr. Whitehead's work centers on integrative global learning with an emphasis on thematic local and international experiences that provide students with a variety of global learning opportunities across their educational experience. She has published several articles and book chapters on these topics.

Hotel Information

Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
110 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016

All attendees are encouraged to make plans to stay at the conference hotel. Please use this booking link to reserve your room.  

Coming in a car? See the parking rates at the hotel.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

Exhibitor Portal

Please find the following schedule for all exhibitors: 

  • Setup hours: Tuesday, November 7th from 8 am-5 pm. 
  • Open hours: The exhibit hall is open from 9am - 5pm on Wednesday, November 8th and Thursday, November 9th. There is dedicated expo hall time for attendees to visit the expo hall on Wednesday, November 8th from 1:20pm - 1:50pm. 
  • Teardown hours: There will be an early teardown option on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for those exhibitors who would like to leave earlier. Friday is the official expo hall teardown from 8 am-12 noon.
Exhibitor Booth
  • One (1) individual full-conference registration
  • One (1) 6' x 30' table with two chairs
  • Visibility in communications with the conference attendees
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


Shipping information will be shared closer to the start of the conference.


NAFSA Region VIII appreciates the support of our exhibitors and sponsors, who are vital to the region's success and instrumental in supporting our members and their institutions. In addition to exhibiting opportunities, this year's conference allows sponsors additional opportunities to gain visibility while supporting the region.

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