NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo

We are now seeking poster proposals for NAFSA 2020. Posters are a unique opportunity for presenters to have one-on-one interactions with attendees. No presentation experience is necessary to submit. Submit before December 11 at 2:00 p.m. EST to share your innovative best practices, model programs, and influential research!

NAFSA’s housing block for the 2020 Annual Conference will open on March 2, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

Check back in early 2020 for information on 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.

All the travel information you need to get to and travel around St. Louis.

Airport Information

There is one major airport in the St. Louis, Missouri region:St. Louis Lambert International Airport (airport code: STL).

Traveling to St. Louis from the Airport

The closest airport to St. Louis is St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Located 13 miles from Downtown St. Louis.

Ground Transportation to and from Lambert International:

1. Taxi Companies:

ABC and Checker Cab (314) 725-2111

County Cab Company, Inc., St. Louis (314) 991-5300

Yellow Cab of St. Louis (314) 991-5300

Laclede Cab Co. (314) 652-3456

2. Uber and Lyft

3. MetroLink

MetroLink Terminal 1

MetroLink Terminal 2

Car

St. Louis, Missouri is a metropolitan city with ample public transportation options, however if you have chosen to drive you can find detailed driving directions to the America’s Center Convention Complex (located in downtown St. Louis on the Explore St. Louis website.

Need a place to park? There are over 2,000 parking spaces within a five-block radius of the America’s Center Convention Complex. These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. View a PDF parking map of the area.

Visit Explore St. Louis’s website Getting Around STL for additional tips for driving and parking in St. Louis.

Train & Bus Information

St. Louis, Missouri is a metropolitan city with ample public transportation options, however if you have chosen to drive you can find detailed driving directions to the America’s Center Convention Complex (located in downtown St. Louis on the Explore St. Louis website.

Need a place to park? There are over 2,000 parking spaces within a five-block radius of the America’s Center Convention Complex. These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. View a PDF parking map of the area.

Visit Explore St. Louis’s website Getting Around STL for additional tips for driving and parking in St. Louis.

Traveling to St. Louis, Missouri from Abroad

If you are not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident, you may require a nonimmigrant visa to enter the United States. Nonimmigrant visas are for international travelers coming to the U.S. temporarily. To request a letter of invitation for NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo, please submit your request.

NAFSA Accessibility Conference Shuttle

A complimentary shuttle service will be offered for attendees with ADA needs between designated conference hotels and the America’s Center Convention Complex. Please contact the NAFSA Conference team for assistance in making arrangements.

Public Transportation within St. Louis

St. Louis provides affordable options for visitors to get around the city.

  1. Metrolink
  2. MetroBus
  3. Lyft
  4. Uber