2019 Region I Conference

Join us for the 2019 conferenceĀ in Tacoma, Washington.

Registration Ends

 Conference Dates

November 5 - 8, 2019

 Conference Location

Hotel Murano

1320 Broadway Tacoma, WA 98402

Register Today

We are pleased to announce that our 2019 conference will be taking place in Tacoma, WA!

The NAFSA Region I conference brings together the region (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia) and beyond for a four day conference every fall. We host over 50 sessions on a variety of topics, 25 exhibitors and a gala silent auction raising money for travel grants.

Conference Registration

Registration for members and non-members will be $285.00 until October 4, 2019. After October 4, the rate will increase $350.00 for members and non-members. On site registration will be $375.00 for members and non-members.

Hotel Information

Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Book now and use our group code of NAFSA19

Alaska Airlines discount code for travel
If you plan on flying into SeaTac airport between Oct. 31-Nov. 12, Alaska Airlines has offered a 7% discount for all NAFSA participants. Please use the code: ECMC447 when searching for flights.

Some restrictions apply. Click the "?" next to the discount code box after applying the code to view a detailed description of the rules.

Program and Schedule

2019 NAFSA Regional Conference Schedule

Session proposal dates:

  • April 10 - Session Proposals Open
  • May 24 - Early Bird Deadline (10% discount to chair if submitted by this date and accepted)
  • July 10 - Sessions submissions close
  • July 10-31 - Sessions reviewed by Regional team

Preconference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops to be offered:

  • F-1 Beginner Advising
  • Assessment and Evaluation for International Educators
  • Collaborative approaches to developing faculty-led programming
  • Intercultural communication

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

Exhibitor Registration Dates
Apr. 27 Global Partners Exhibition Registration open $540 per booth
Jun. 8 Non GP Exhibitor Registration Open $600 per booth
Sept. 10 Late Exhibitor Registration Open $700 per booth


Interested in getting involved in NAFSA Region I and not sure how? Consider volunteering at the fall conference! Volunteers are essential to the success of our conference and sincerely appreciated. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in learning more.

Gala and Silent Auction

Donate to the Region I Gala Auction which will take place at the regional conference, Thursday, November 7, 2019, in Tacoma, WA! Proceeds go to support the regional travel grants, allowing educators to attend NAFSA regional conferences and Advocacy Day. Ideas for donations:

  • a copy of your favorite page-turner
  • a bottle of wine for the wine tree!
  • a basket of items from your state or province
  • scarves - we will do a scarf pull again this year!
  • any homemade items (jewelry, coffee, art, ceramics, etc.)

Submit your auction donations

Awards and Travel Grants

Region I is now accepting applications for travel grants to the 2019 Regional Conference. Applications will be reviewed after the August 1 deadline and recipients will be notified by the end of the month.

Region I is now accepting nominations for Regional Awards! Nominations are being accepted for the three Regional awards.

Regional Conference Cancellation Policy

Conference registration and/or workshop registration may be canceled with full refund less a $30 processing fee, provided written notification is received any time up until four (4) weeks prior to the conference start date.