NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo

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

Register for the 2020 NAFSA eConnection, five days of online learning and collaboration for international educators worldwide in lieu of the NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo. Join us for discussions and sessions focused on the state of the field, career development, global viewpoints, and more. Advance registration is required, and registration is free for NAFSA members!


View a full list of available hotel options and rates in St. Louis.

NAFSA is pleased to offer our annual conference registrants the most convenient, high-quality hotel accommodations at affordable and guaranteed rates. NAFSA has partnered with Orchid Events, a world-class travel partner, to provide you a trusted selection of choices to meet your unique travel needs. Our providers look forward to serving every NAFSA registrant. Housing will open on March 2, 2020 to all conference attendees.

Did You Know?

The success of the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo depends on attendees and exhibitors using NAFSA’s contracted hotels to offset the sizable cost of producing this event. In general, hotels require groups like NAFSA to fill a minimum number of hotel rooms so that we do not incur additional costs. By booking your hotel accommodation through NAFSA, you are helping us deliver the largest and most important annual international education event of the year. Please support NAFSA by selecting one of our vetted, affordable hotel options.

ATTENTION: Orchid Events is the official housing provider for the NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo. Solicitation of hotel reservations from any other company is not authorized by NAFSA and may have inaccurate room inventory and/or rates, unreasonable cancellation or change penalties or completely non-refundable. Please report any unauthorized solicitation housing to the NAFSA Conference team.

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