NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo

With concern for the health and safety of our attendees, the NAFSA board of directors decided to cancel the 2020 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo scheduled to take place on May 24-29 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Plan ahead and use these resources to create an engaging, inclusive presentation.

For guidance on logistical matters pertaining to your session or poster presentation, refer to your session/poster acceptance email and the Presenter FAQs.

Important Dates
Early-bird registration deadline April 17, 2020
Deadline to request visa invitation letter* May 1, 2020
Uploads due** (PowerPoints, Handouts, and Poster Designs) May 15, 2020
NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo Dates May 24-29, 2020

*Not all non-U.S. based attendees require a visa. See more visa resources.

** Both session and poster presenters may create handouts to distribute on site. However, only session presenters may upload their additional materials to the online planner. Poster presenters may upload only their poster design to the ePoster Gallery.

Session Preparation Resources

Session presenters may wish to reference this infographic on how sessions differ from workshops and this checklist for a great NAFSA presentation. Don’t forget to implement accessible design in your presentation!

PowerPoint Templates

Achieving Accessibility

NAFSA is committed to making the conference experience and its educational opportunities accessible to all. We request the following of session presenters:

  1. Upload your materials (slides, handouts, poster designs, etc.) by May 15, 2020 so that conference attendees who need to download or print these materials in advance will be able to do so.
  2. Ensure your session materials are accessible before you submit them to NAFSA.

Not sure what it means to create an accessible presentation? This article from Smashing Magazine provides a great explanation of the importance of inclusive presentation design and what it entails.

Accessible Design Resources

The following links contain instructions for creating accessible presentations and checking presentation content for accessibility:

Thank you for supporting NAFSA’s commitment to accessibility and inclusion.

Share your Presentation Details on Social Media

We encourage you to share your presentation details on your social media channels. Feel free to copy and paste the following text and fill in your details or create your own message.

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