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."

Get the most out of your first NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo!

We want you to make the most of your conference experience! It is important to NAFSA that you have the tools and knowledge to begin a strong relationship with the international education community and make your first annual conference a success. Did you know that more than 35 percent of attendees are first-timers, too?

We’ve developed a number of opportunities throughout the conference week to make your conference experience is a memorable one. Start planning!

Tips for First-Time Attendees

Is this your first time attending the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo? Check out these helpful tips on how to prepare, what to expect on-site, and how to make the most of your first conference experience.

Tips for International Attendees

Are you based outside of the United States? Take advantage of NAFSA's international attendee resources for expanding your network, building institutional partnerships, and enhancing your time at conference.

Before the Conference

Get a sense of who attends the NAFSA conference and start planning your schedule.


During the Conference

Prioritize the educational and networking events you need to attend to meet your goals.


After the Conference

Continue to connect with NAFSA and your professional development by extending the conference experience.