NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo

NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world’s largest association dedicated to international education and exchange, invites you to the NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference and Expo! Be a part of the most diverse and comprehensive global event attended by professionals from across the field.

Deadline just extended! We are now accepting poster proposals through January 6, 2021.

 Conference Dates

June 1 - 4, 2021

NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world’s largest association dedicated to international education and exchange, invites you to the NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo! Be a part of the most diverse and comprehensive global event attended by professionals from across the field.

Join together with the global international education community from more than 100 countries to discover the latest innovations, new strategies, and best practices. Establish and build upon your institutional partnerships as we come together to “think big” about the future of international education. Attend sessions developed by your peers from international education leaders and changemakers all across the globe. Connect with fellow attendees and build a network essential to your professional success.

Explore the NAFSA 2021 theme, “Designing our Shared Future,” which focuses on how international educators design new ways to engage our global community in building bridges and responding to the needs of the next generation. We are excited to join with you to learn from each other, and be together.

NAFSA 2021 Update

This year has provided numerous unforeseen challenges to the field of international education, foremost being the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic and its related effects make it impossible to hold the event as planned. With deep concern for the safety of our community, the NAFSA Board of Directors is excited to offer an all-virtual NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo from June 1 to June 4, 2021.

This online event will make it possible to broaden learning and engagement. Attendees can collaborate virtually in vital conversations with peers from around the world and discover the latest strategies and best practices for the field. There is no better opportunity to engage with colleagues and make new connections from around the world than the NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo, and we look forward to designing our shared future together with you.

Read a full statement from Ravi Shankar, NAFSA President and Chair of the Board of Directors.

Exhibit at NAFSA 2021

The NAFSA Expo Hall highlights the diverse and innovative programs, products, and services advancing the future of international education and exchange.

Call for Proposals

The Annual Conference Committee invites you to submit a poster proposal for NAFSA 2021. The deadline for poster submissions for is January 6, 2021.

Submit a Proposal