2024 Biregional I and II Conference

Join us for the 2024 Bi-Regional Conference in Vancouver, Canada

 Conference Dates

October 6 - 10, 2024

 Conference Location

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

1000 Burrard St BC V6Z 2R9 Vancouver Canada

The 2024 Bi-Regional I and II Conference will take place in Vancouver, Canada. Learn, network, and engage with IE professionals dedicated to advancing the field of international education at the Bi-Regional I and II Conference! Build lasting partnerships with peers and institutions from across the region and around the world.

Submissions Open

Submit Today!

Presenting at a regional is a fantastic way to share your expertise, collaborate, and connect with fellow international education professionals. We encourage all international educators to submit a proposal and foster the exchange of ideas within your knowledge community at a local level. NAFSA regional conferences will take place October through November 2024 at nine locations across North America.

Important Dates

  • April 23rd - Call for Proposal Open
  • May 26th - Early Bird Proposal Deadline
  • June 12th - Expo Portal Open
  • June 20th - Proposal Deadline - no extensions! 
  • July 23rd -  Registration Opens
  • Late August - Online Planner Goes Live!
  • September 8th - Travel Grant Applications Due
  • September 13th - Guaranteed Hotel Rate Ends
  • October 6th - Preconference Workshops
  • October 7th - First Day of the Conference

Call for Proposals

Key Dates: 
  • Proposal Deadline: June 20th 
  • Early Submission Raffle: Submit by May 26th to enter a raffle for a complimentary registration
Submission Types: 
  1. Sessions
    1. Duration: 50 or 75 minutes
    2. Format: Presentations that deliver guidance, best practices, solutions, and ideas to current topics and events facing the international education community. 
    3. Important Note: Please indicate the preferred session length (50 or 75 minutes) in your proposal description. 
  2. Open Meetings
    1. Format: Discussion-based gatherings focusing on designated topics, themes, and issues; they are facilitated rather than presented or trained. 
    2. Note: Ideal for MIG/SIG/Interest Groups
  3. Current Topics Workshops
    1. Duration: 4 hours or 8 hours
    2. Format: Timely and engaging trainings that use a participant-focused, highly interactive approach to present in-depth information and focus on developing or deepening professional skills in a specific area. 
    3. Note: Workshop proposals should not duplicate existing NAFSA CEP Workshops.
Presenter Benefits: 
  • 10% Registration Discount: All selected presenters will receive a discount on conference registration.
  • Networking Opportunities: Use our Collaboration Form to connect with potential co-presenters and explore relevant topics. 

Hotel Information

All attendees are encouraged to make plans to stay at the conference hotel. Use the reservation booking link or call the hotel as instructed below to receive a special discounted rate on your room nights. Booking this way will help the Region meet its financial commitments to the hotel, plus it has the convenience of only being an elevator ride away from the sessions!

Hotel information:

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1000 Burrard St
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2R9
Canada

Discounted Room Rate: CAD $259/night, rate available until September 13, 2024.

To Book a Room: Click the button below, enter the dates of the conference, and continue through the regular booking process. Rooms are still available at the discounted room rate listed above. If you run into any issues, please call 604-331-1000 and indicate that you're attending the NAFSA Biregional I and II Conference in October.

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Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

Thank you for supporting NAFSA Regions I and II! We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver, Canada.

Booth Details & Schedule

Please find the following schedule for all exhibitors:

Booth SetupTBD
Booth BreakdownTBD

Exhibitor Hours:

DateTime
TBDTBD

If you need electricity for your booth, there is an electricity upgrade available. Complimentary wifi will be included for all conference attendees.

Exhibitor Information: Vancouver, October 6–10 – Booth Price $900

Exhibitor booth includes:

  • One (1) individual full-conference registration
  • One (1) 6’ x 30” table with two chairs
  • Visibility in the online conference program guide

Shipments

Exhibitors may mail their boxes no more than one month before the start of the conference to the following address:

Attn: Amy Lau
NAFSA Bi-Regional I and II Conference
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1000 Burrard St Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2R9 Canada

Sponsorships

NAFSA Regions I and II look forward to growing our partnerships. New this year, we are piloting a new ordering method for exhibitors attending 5 or more regional conferences. Interested in exhibiting at multiple conferences this fall? Companies attending 5 or more conferences can fill out this form.

Conference Registration Pricing
Travel Information
Request a Letter of Invitation - International Travelers

The Bi-Regional I and II Conference schedule will be available online by September 12th!

Preconference Workshops
Schedule at a Glance
Code of Conduct
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Health and Safety
NAFSA Privacy Policy