NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo

After careful consideration, and in deep concern for the health and safety of our attendees, the NAFSA board of directors has decided to cancel the 2020 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo scheduled to take place on May 24-29 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Innovate and Influence with your professional network year-round

A week at the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo goes by quickly, but it is easy to stay connected!

Build your Network

After all of the new contacts you made at the conference, don’t forget to follow up with your new connections! You can expand your professional network even further through involvement in NAFSA communities.

  • View the attendee list in the NAFSA 2020 conference planner and app to collect contact information for any contacts you developed during the week.
  • Check out your region and subscribe to your regional network
    • Regional conferences (held in the fall) are a great way to continue your professional development and strengthen connections in your region.
  • Access the practice resources and tools in NAFSA’s Knowledge Communities (KCs) and Member Interest Groups (MIGs).
  • Stay updated on the latest international education career opportunities with the NAFSA Career Center.
  • Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and beyond!

Become a NAFSA Member

NAFSA members receive the full benefits of participation in the NAFSA community, including discounted conference registration and members-only specials on NAFSA products, programs and services. Membership information is available in your registration materials, at the registration desk, at the NAFSA Pavilion in the Expo Hall and online.

Start Planning for NAFSA 2021

Has NAFSA 2020 inspired you to influence your peers and make an impact on the international education field? Submit a proposal for the NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida! NAFSA and the NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference Committee encourage diverse voices, including those of individuals new to NAFSA or new to the international education field, to share their vision of the NAFSA 2021 theme, "Designing Our Shared Future." Information on NAFSA 2021 session or poster submissions, as well as proposal reviewer applications, will be available soon.

NAFSA 2021 will take place May 30 - June 4, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. We hope to see you there!

Help Improve the First-Timer Experience

  • Fill out conference evaluations that you receive via e-mail. Your feedback matters and will make a difference for future first-timers.
  • Be sure to also evaluate sessions that you attend. Session evaluations can be found in the online planner and app.
  • Report regulatory issues of concern and contact NAFSA regional volunteers for assistance through IssueNet.