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.

NAFSA’s plenary speakers will share their unique insights and viewpoints on the challenges and opportunities facing everyone in the ever-changing global landscape. Each day we will unite at the plenaries to reflect, discover, and expand our collective horizon. Be inspired to grow and transform the landscape of international education.

NAFSA will announce the next plenary speaker Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Stay tuned!

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
Thursday, May 28
Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein of Jordan is the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Known for his outspoken criticism of the fascism, religious radicalism, and threats to civil liberties growing in countries around the world, Zeid was a powerful advocate for human rights and open...

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Friday, May 29
Named “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated magazine and one of ESPN’s “50 Greatest Athletes of the Century”, Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s accomplishments extend well beyond the athletic field. She is also a committed advocate and philanthropist for children’s education...

2019 Plenary Speakers

Up Close with José Andrés

José Andrés, acclaimed culinary innovator, humanitarian, and founder of World Central Kitchen, shares his insights on the value of international education and the need for comprehensive immigration reform in this interview from the NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo held in Washington, D.C.