NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo

Join peers and experts at the premier global professional learning and networking event for all international educators and organizations that support international education for the NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo, "Global Leadership, Learning, and Change."

The NAFSA Annual Conference is a must for everyone in the international education field. Follow these tips to make the conference as affordable as possible.

Washington, D.C. on a Budget

Travel and Hotel

  • Reserve your hotel room through NAFSA's online booking service. NAFSA's official housing site will open on March 1, 2019.
  • Take local transportation to get from the airport to the hotels in NAFSA's block.
  • Take public transportation, or walk to conference events. If you need to take a cab, share it with other attendees.


  • If you choose to become a NAFSA member on your registration form, you'll receive the member registration rate—a significant savings!
  • Volunteer at the conference! Depending on the number of hours you work, you can receive partial or even full reimbursement of your conference registration fee!
  • Are you a full-time student? Students can register for the conference at a significantly discounted rate. Just include a copy of your current student ID with your registration package.
  • Retirees from the field who are current members, community volunteers who are not gainfully employed in the international education field, and spouses/domestic partners who do not work in international education are eligible for a reduced conference registration rate.