NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo

Peers and experts joined together at the NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo, the premier global professional learning and networking event for international educators and organizations supporting international education programs. Together, we are "Building Our Sustainable Future."

Every proposal must select one Content Focus Area that relates to the submission.

Advising and Enrollment in International Education

Information, tools, and training that showcase good practice, developments in the field, research, knowledge, and the use of emerging technologies, as it applies to advising and enrollment in all areas of international education.


Strategies and tactics for advocating the value of international education on campus, locally and nationally within the U.S. and abroad.

Comprehensive Internationalization

Infusion and assessment of international and comparative perspectives throughout the teaching, research and service missions of higher education. Strategies and tactics for articulating the value of international education on campus.

Diversity and Inclusion

Research and applied practice on social justice, equity, civil society, and ethical practices related to diversity, inclusion, and the work of international educators.

Global Issues and Trends

Global trends that have an impact on international education, including issues in such areas as national interests, politics, economics, security, higher educational policy, society, the environment, and workforce development.

Innovations in Recruitment and Marketing

Innovations in recruitment and marketing, including digital recruitment, the use of social media, return on investment, communication strategies, branding, public relations and market trends, and data and analysis.

Management and Strategy

Management models, policies, and practice in management of an office or program in international education, or principles, methods, and leadership strategies for strategic planning and policy making in order to achieve the goals and mission of international education within an institution or organization.

Peace and Justice

Innovative and influential efforts by international educators across the globe to advance issues related to strengthening social justice and promoting peaceful international cooperation in all spheres of common human endeavor.

Professional Development

Development of skills and strategies that will help international educators achieve career goals, reach leadership potential, and find balance between personal and professional life.

Promoting Safety, Mitigating Risk, Responding to Crisis

Tools, communication processes, compliance, strategies, and planning that campuses and international offices use when faced with a crisis, health emergency (mental or physical), or safety concern in international education.

Regulatory Complexities

Guidance and information on government regulations in the United States and abroad that impact international education, employment, and exchange.

Student Preparation and Career Development

Career readiness of both international and domestic education abroad students; skill and language acquisition; development of intercultural competencies; workforce development and employability; transition to the workforce; and employer expectations.

Teaching and Learning in International Education

Development of global learning curriculum and pedagogy and its integration into teaching and learning; research, theory, and model practices that support the development of global competence across all disciplines.

NAFSA Proposal Submission Policies

All session, workshop, and poster presenters are required to adhere to NAFSA’s terms and conditions.