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.

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.

Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof
Tuesday, May 26
How good do you really have to be, to be christened the reporter’s reporter…by other reporters? You have to be Nicholas Kristof – good. After working in France, Kristof began backpacking in Africa and Asia, writing articles to cover his expenses. He’s lived on four continents, reported on six, and...

Michele Norris

Michele Norris
Wednesday, May 27
Michele Norris is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, founder of The Race Card Project and Executive Director of The Bridge, The Aspen Institute’s new program on race, identity, connectivity and inclusion. For more than a decade Norris served as a host of NPR's All Things Considered where she...

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
Thursday, May 28
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
As one of the most decorated female athletes of all-time, Jackie dominated the track and field circuit for 16 years and won three gold, one silver and two bronze medals spanning four Olympic Games during her illustrious career. At the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, she won the silver medal in the...

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.