NAFSA 2020 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 2020 Annual Conference & Expo in St. Louis, Missouri. Registration opens March 2, 2020.

NAFSA's annual conference provides a multitude of educational offerings for international education professionals at all levels of experience and in every specialty. These opportunities will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and ideas you need to better serve your organization or institution, move forward in your professional development, and engage effectively with colleagues from around the globe.

Please review the NAFSA 2020 schedule at-a-glance below. Check back in coming weeks for updates and details on conference events and special programs.

Saturday, May 23
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Registration
Sunday, May 24
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Management Development Program (Day 1)
8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
Monday, May 25
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Management Development Program (Day 2)
8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Orientation for Participants Based Outside of the United States
1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Latin America and Caribbean Forum
4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Knowledge Community Updates: EA, ISSS, IEM, IEL, TLS
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Special Event: Knowledge Community Networking Receptions
Tuesday, May 26
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Registration
7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Symposium on Leadership
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. First-Timers Breakfast
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Management Development Program (Day 3)
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. International Education Expo Hall
9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. First-Timers Orientation
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. EA Newcomers Orientation
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. IEM Newcomers Orientation
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ISSS Newcomers Orientation
10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. U.S. Higher Education Partnership Fair
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Liberal Arts Institutions Luncheon
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Africa Forum
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Poster Fairs
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Opening Plenary Address
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Special Event: Opening Celebration
Wednesday, May 27
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Annual Business Meeting
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. International Education Expo Hall
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Global Issues Forum
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Global Learning Lab
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Poster Fairs
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Poster Fairs
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday Plenary Address
5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Regional Update Meetings
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Presidents and Provosts Summit (Day 1)
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. NAFSA in St. Louis
Thursday, May 28
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Presidents and Provosts Summit (Day 2)
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. International Education Expo Hall
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Poster Fairs
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Dedicated Expo Hall Time
*No concurrent sessions scheduled at this time
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Community Colleges Luncheon
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Seminar on Peace and Social Justice
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Poster Fairs
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday Plenary Address
Friday, May 29
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
8:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. International Education Expo Hall
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Poster Fairs
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Closing Plenary Address
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Special Event: Closing Celebration and Welcome to NAFSA 2021-Orlando