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."

 Conference Dates

May 31, 2022 - June 3, 2022

 Conference Location

May 4-5, Virtual / May 31-June 3, Denver , CO

NAFSA 2022

The International Education Event of the Year!

NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world’s largest association dedicated to international education and exchange, invites you to the NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo. Be a part of the most diverse and comprehensive global event attended by professionals from across the field. We are pleased to welcome you, in-person and virtually, to our most extraordinary conference ever! NAFSA 2022 is a two-part experience presented in two formats: virtual, recorded on May 4 and 5 (access on-demand), and in-person, in Denver, Colorado from May 31 to June 3.

The global international education community unites at NAFSA 2022 to discover the latest innovations, new strategies, and best practices. Establish and build upon your institutional partnerships as we come together to develop pathways for a sustainable international education future. Attend sessions developed by your peers from international education leaders and changemakers across the globe. Connect with fellow attendees and build a network essential to your professional success.

Commitment to a Sustainable Future

Explore all aspects of the NAFSA 2022 theme, “Building Our Sustainable Future.” Together, we will design strategies for our sustainable future success at this critical time of reemergence. Join with peers and experts from around the world as we learn, work, and grow together.

Re-envisioning the Nexus of International Education

In 2022, NAFSA is committed to international educators who have managed an array of new safety protocols and travel challenges. We are pleased to expand our annual conference and international education expo with an incredible in-person program, along with a special virtual program — included with an All-Access Pass or offered separately with a Virtual-Only Pass. Similar to the diverse needs of our international education community, NAFSA is committed to provide our amazing global community with options to participate in accordance with everyone's unique circumstances.

Denver: The Mile-High City Committed to a Green Future

Elevate your international education outlook in Denver, Colorado, one of America’s fastest-growing cities. With an abundance of fresh air, crystal clear blue skies, and wide variety of natural wonders, Denver takes being green and sustainable seriously. With your NAFSA 2022 All-Access Pass, Denver and its diverse community will inspire you throughout the conference and in the year ahead. Explore the mile-high city!

Achieve Success in the Year Ahead

Find the answers you need at the NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo. Through more than 200 programs, including conference sessions, the NAFSA International Education Expo, NAFSA SIgnature Programs, NAFSA Plenaries, Spotlight Presenters, poster fairs, peer engagement, special celebrations, and networking opportunities, you will find the partnerships, resources, and solutions your institution or organization needs. Explore the program and event details today, and check back for exciting updates!

Annual Conference Committee Invitation to All

NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference Committee (ACC) Chair, Sam Brown and Content Chair, Sandra Janusch warmly welcome everyone to join us the NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo. The ACC is so excited that NAFSA  can offer attendees the options of attending both virtually and in-person this year. Join us to learn, reconnect, and build essential networks. 

The theme of the conference will encourage all of us to consider how we as international educators develop pathways for a sustainable for international education.

We look forward to meeting and learning with you!

Participant Health and Safety

NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo Vaccination Requirement

NAFSA will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for all participants attending the 2022 Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, including all attendees, exhibitors, NAFSA staff, vendor partners and guests. All doses of authorized and approved vaccines must be completed before May 15, 2022. Masks are also required for all participants at the conference, except when actively eating or drinking.

Unvaccinated individuals are invited to participate by registering for the Virtual Event Pass.

NAFSA will prioritize the health and safety of every NAFSA 2022 participant. We will post updates on the conference website that outline mandates and precautions that NAFSA and its meeting partners will be implementing.

What's New This Year

NAFSA is pleased to share some of the innovations that will make this year's conference a memorable experience for every conference participant. The NAFSA annual conference and expo has been reimagined and redesigned to meet the unique needs of the moment.