2024 Annual Conference & Expo

Thank you for joining us in New Orleans, Louisiana for the NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo held May 28–31. Your participation made this year our most diverse, comprehensive, and exciting international education conference and exposition yet.

 Conference Dates

May 28 - 31, 2024

 Conference Location

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans , LA 70130

  Countdown to NAFSA 2024

Join Us at the NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo!

NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world’s largest association dedicated to international education and exchange, invites you to the NAFSA 2024 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 to our most exciting conference ever! Join us in New Orleans, LA from May 28 to 31, 2024.

International educators from all corners of the world will gather at NAFSA 2024 to discover the latest innovations, new strategies, and best practices. Establish and build upon your institutional partnerships as we unite to foster resilience, renewal, and community. 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.

Resilience. Renewal. Community.

Find the answers you need at the NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo. Through more than 250 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. 

Our goals for NAFSA 2024:

  • Meet challenges by sharing lessons learned, diverse perspectives, and innovative approaches.
  • Explore trends in professional development and career advancement, and advocate for the well-being of all.
  • Benefit from global thought leadership and multigenerational perspectives.
  • Underscore the global imperative for social justice and access, and the importance of inclusive internationalization for long-term impact on the campus, and local and global communities.

Bold Ideas and Global Perspectives

NAFSA 2024 will be a platform for global voices working together to foster resilience, support renewal, and build community. The conference showcases bold ideas and global perspectives on:

  • Resilience and prioritization of wellness for all international educators, students, and scholars
  • The role of international education leaders in increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and access and how to build relationships across campus and with key stakeholders to further these efforts. 
  • Thoughtful approaches to economic and environmental sustainability in international education, especially using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and other cross-cutting methodologies.
  • Global and multigenerational voices, particularly perspectives from the Global South, that contribute to a robust international education community for students, staff, faculty, and campus communities.
  • New and changing technology that international educators can use to improve their work, processes, and results.
  • Skills and competencies for professional growth, advocacy for leadership, and career development within the field of international education.

New Orleans: The Birthplace of Jazz

In New Orleans, you'll find the roots of jazz and a blossoming culture that has been long described as being unlike anything else in the United States. Founded in 1718, it is one the nation's oldest cities and has an atmosphere with a mix of Native American, French, Spanish, African American, Caribbean, Irish, Italian, Haitian, German, and Vietnamese influences, all creating an energy that can be described as something greater than the sum of its parts. Though hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the city continues to rebound and thrive, and it remains as one of the top tourist destinations in the U.S.

Explore New Orleans

The NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference and Expo will take place at:
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Read NAFSA’s Statement on Annual Conference Locations.