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 all-virtual NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference and Expo! Be a part of the most diverse and comprehensive global event attended by professionals from across the field.

Designing Our Shared Future

Join us at the NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo to discuss our shared responsibility to each other, share best practices, and design new ways to build new bridges and respond to the needs of the next generation. As we plan for a sustainable future in the international education field, we will dream big, write a new story together, imagine new possibilities, and advocate for change. We will build on our diversity, resilience and interdependence to set the stage for creativity, while shining a special focus on the region of Latin America and the Caribbean.

An Incomparable Learning Opportunity

The all-digital NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo will feature exceptional content that love you and expect from in-person NAFSA events, carefully curated to reflect the reality of today’s international education landscape.

The NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo is the foremost opportunity to connect with global international education leaders and changemakers, as well as with each other. Learn from top administrators, researchers, authors, and seasoned practitioners in the fields of education abroad, international student and scholar services, international enrollment management, international education leadership, and teaching, learning, and scholarship.

The online conference program is designed to help you advance your career and improve your knowledge of model practices and strategies. It features:

  • More than 100 professional learning sessions and programs, both live and on-demand
  • Specialized workshops before and throughout the week
  • Invigorating plenary speakers by world-renowned figures
  • Spotlight presenters to energize you and disrupt the way you think about your work
  • Poster presentations and opportunities to exchange research findings
  • Opportunities to shape your future with Career Center programs and career adviser assistance
  • NAFSA’s Signature programs, including the Symposium on Leadership, and Latin America & Caribbean Forum
  • Community and social events that will highlight authors and NAFSA initiatives, and energize you for the coming year
  • Virtual travel experience to Orlando, our “host city”

Many Paths for Networking and Collaboration

The online NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo is an experience and opportunity that stands apart from other events and resources in its scope, breadth, and access to thousands of colleagues. Just as if we were in-person, NASFA 2021 will allow you to meet and dialogue with peers and leaders across borders to discuss key issues. Share and gain valuable insights on all areas of international education administration, student services, research, and teaching—from a global perspective.

The NAFSA 2021 Expo Hall will showcase exhibitors from all parts of the globe. Meet one-on-one with current and prospective partners to find the solutions you need, all in one place.

A Vibrant and Welcoming Community

On your own or with a team, come to NAFSA 2021 to gain new contacts and knowledge. Become the best-informed international educator and leave refreshed and ready to meet today’s rapid changes and current trends impacting your programs and students.

The website will be updated with additional program information. Schedule and offerings subject to change.

An In-Person Event Becomes a Virtual Event

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