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.

The NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo scheduled to take place on May 24 – 29, 2020 has been cancelled out of concern for the health and safety of our attendees. Learn more about the decision to cancel the conference.

Networking opportunities at NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo are the leading reason attendees say they return each year. You can share your knowledge, gain advice, and draw inspiration from the experiences and perspectives of your global colleagues. Join us to grow your international education network!

The chance to make connections starts months in advance of the conference. Once the mobile app and the online planner launch each spring, you can create a custom schedule and begin reaching out to fellow attendees to set up meetings and exchange information. Continue the conversation while on-site, meet one-on-one at a poster fair, or stop by a networking center to spark discussion and learn new ideas. Find your fellow international education professionals every day at our conference sessions, in dialogue with our Spotlight Presenters, at the NAFSA Career Center, at the NAFSA Pavilion, and throughout the Expo Hall. Networking opportunities at the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo yield professional and personal growth that last throughout the year.

Networking Events

There are so many opportunities to connect at NAFSA 2020!


Make the most out of your first NAFSA annual conference

Non-U.S. Based Participants

Information you need for your journey to St. Louis

Connect With Your Community

Resources about your Knowledge Community, Member Interest Group, or Region


"The NAFSA conference is the perfect place to meet colleagues (new and known), learn about trends in international education, make connections among various areas of international education practice, and get the energy that comes from being disconnected from the day-to-day for a little while!"

- Sandy Schoeps Tennies, Great Circle Global Education Consulting