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.

As the largest international education event in the world, the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo is the ideal opportunity to share the latest developments and innovative solutions. International educators work with nearly 3 million students and scholars worldwide and provide assistance with everything needed to study, live, volunteer, work, teach, and research abroad.

NAFSA members advance and inform the international education economy, and represent more than 3,200 institutions worldwide. Nearly half of our conference attendees are also experienced and senior-level international education professionals averaging 10 or more years in the field.

On average, 61% of conference attendees spend more than 50% of their conference time at the Expo Hall, and 85% of exhibitors say they will exhibit at the Expo again.

View the NAFSA 2020 Exhibiting and Sponsorship Prospectus to explore the America's Convention Center Complex floor plan in St. Louis, as well as the many sponsorship opportunities to elevate your brand and reach across NAFSA's Annual Conference attendees.

Exhibitor Feedback

"NAFSA continues to be ‘the’ event to highlight the vast amount of different universities located in the German Southwest that are present each year at the Baden-Württemberg Universities booth. Among international educators and the international audience it is thus an equal opportunity to foster old relationships and collaborations as well as to establish new ones. Therefore, it can simply be summed up as a fruitful and enjoyable event that has an implicit but everlasting impact on the global knowledge economy."

-Baden-Württemberg, longtime NAFSA exhibitor

"Exhibiting has allowed us the opportunity to promote our various Michigan State University programs like the American Semester Program & Exchanges. It is a great way to meet key international partners by providing them a defined meeting locale. We have found that our staff and alumni also enjoy having a space that they can be proud to call their own."

-Lewis Cardenas, Michigan State University, 4-year exhibitor

NAFSA is a ‘must attend’ event for any organization looking to engage with institutions and agencies that support international student programs. CORT has benefited greatly from our participation with NAFSA, generating numerous business opportunities and increasing awareness of our furniture rental services with universities and student agencies."

-Rob Johnson, CORT Business Services, 7-year exhibitor

Attendee Demographics

Nearly 60% of participants are based in the United States.

Non-U.S. Participants
Europe 40%
Asia/Pacific 34%
Latin America 9%
North America 16%
Africa 1%

Nearly half of the attendees are experienced international education professionals.

International Education Profession
Professional or Frontline Adviser 31%
Department/Division Manager 22%
Chief International Officer 14%
Student Services/Administrative Dean/Academic Dean/Faculty 14%
Consultant & Service Providers/Other 7%
Support to professional(s)/department(s)/or division(s) 7%
Chief Academic Officer/CEO