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.

Deadline has passed. If you have questions about submitted posters, please email us.

Poster Proposal Selection Guidelines

After the NAFSA 2021 poster proposal submission deadline on January 6, 2021, proposals will be reviewed by Poster Fair Organizers (PFOs), members of the Annual Conference Committee (ACC), and additional peer reviewers. The ACC, in coordination with the PFOs for each fair, will make final selections by the end of February 2021. 

Each poster proposal will be rated on a scale of 1-5 for:

  • Appropriateness of the topic for poster format
  • Importance of the topic to the audience

Each proposal must also meet all NAFSA proposal submission guidelines.

Proposal Template

Use these PDF templates to plan your proposal. Please note that we only accept proposals that are submitted through our online portal. If you have issues with the templates, please contact the Conference Program team.

Download Poster Template

Poster Fair Organizers

The 2021 ACC Poster Chair will select two co-Poster Fair Organizers (PFOs) per fair to recruit poster submitters and reviewers. PFOs also play a key role in the final selection of posters displayed at each fair. The responsibilities of this role begin in the fall before the conference and through the end of the conference in May.


Position application opens Fall 2020.

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