2019 Region III Conference

Join us for the 2019 Regional Conference in Addison, Texas.

Registration Ends

 Conference Dates

November 3 - 6, 2019

 Conference Location

Marriott Quorum

14901 Dallas Parkway Dallas, TX 75254

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The NAFSA Region III Team is excited to invite you to Addison, Texas for the 2019 regional conference coming up November 3-6, 2019. Please bookmark this page for regular updates as they become available.

Addison is a part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex – one of the top ten largest metropolitan areas in the United States and still growing! Addison is home to over 190 restaurants and bars in its compact 4.4 square miles. There's something for everyone. In addition to being a great place for some good food and awesome places to network, Addison has Improv, Dueling Pianos, a brewery, tons of green space, award-winning theatre, and world class shopping at the Galleria!

The conference will be hosted at the Marriott Quorum which is central to everything in Addison and boasts newly renovated rooms. We can hardly wait to see everyone there for a few days of professional growth and good times at the Region III Conference November 4-6, 2019.

Take a look at all that Addison has to offer! Addison, Texas: A Road Less Traveled

Important Dates

  • August 6, 2019: Conference and Workshop Registration Opens
  • September 13, 2019: End of Early Bird Registration Rates
  • October 4, 2019: Last day to register for Workshops
  • November 3-6, 2019: Have a great time in Addison with all your Region III Colleagues

Hotel Information

Book your group rate for NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region III Conference. Please use this reservation link when booking your hotel room to access the group rate prior to October 19, 2019.

The Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria is our 2019 NAFSA Region III Conference Hotel. Marriott Quorum is offering us a special group rate of $179.00 per night.

The $179.00 group rate is available for the following nights: Wednesday, October 30 - Monday, November 11. If you would like to extend your stay, please contact Marriott Quorum directly and they will assist you. The last day to book at the discounted rate of $179.00 per night is Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Conference Registration Prices

Full Conference Registration

  • NAFSA Member: Early Bird $325, Regular $425
  • Full-Time Student: Early Bird $100, Regular $125
  • Retired Professional: Early Bird $150, Regular $200
  • Nonmember: Early Bird $425, Regular $525

Daily Conference Registration

  • Member: Early Bird $200, Regular $200
  • Full-Time Student: Early Bird $50, Regular $50
  • Retired Professional: Early Bird $200, Regular $200
  • Nonmember: Early Bird $200, Regular $200

Pre-Conference Workshops

  • F-1 Student Advising for Beginners
    Member $350.00, Nonmember $450.00
  • F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate
    Member $350.00, Nonmember $450.00
  • J-1 Advising: Intermediate
    Member $350.00, Nonmember $450.00
  • IEM: Admission & Placement of International Students
    Member $275.00, Nonmember $375.00
  • IEM: Recruiting International Students
    Member $275.00, Nonmember $375.00
  • EA: Student Health and Safety Abroad
    Member $275.00, Nonmember $375.00
  • EA: Risk Assessment and Crisis Management in Education Abroad Programming
    Member $275.00, Nonmember $375.00
  • Port of Entry Tour: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport*
    Member $20.00, Nonmember $20.00

*More Information: The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s Port of Entry (POE) tour, hosted by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers is scheduled for November 3, 2019 and will last for approximately four (4) hours. The goal of this tour is to provide school officials a glimpse into the immigration process our nonimmigrant students undergo when entering the United States. The tour will be conducted by a CBP Supervisor and will discuss the initial immigration screening process, as well as secondary inspection. Sign up.

If you are interested in attending the tour, please register as soon as possible as this tour is limited to 32 spots. In an effort to extend this offer to multiple institutions, we kindly ask that schools only nominate one or two P/DSOs per institution. If you have already participated in this tour feel free to pass this along to the other DSO’s at your school so they may attend. A $20 registration fee will be charged with conference registration when Early Bird Registration opens in August.

Diversity/Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Forum

There will also be a Diversity/Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Forum from 1pm to 5pm. This is a half-day workshop focused on increasing diversity in international education and providing support to HBCU’s and Minority Serving Institutions. This year, Gretchen Cook-Anderson from IES will be conducting the Diversity Forum. Presentations will also be given by former participants of NAFSA’s Diversity Impact Program. There will be a resource fair with NAFSA resources and other international education resources.

Registration fee: $50 for members; $75 for non-members.

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Exhibitor Highlights

  • Each exhibitor booth comes with two compliantly full-conference registrations
    • Each exhibiting staff person will need to register individually and will need to have an individual NAFSA Passport account.
  • The exhibit hall will take place over two full days, November 4 & 5
  • Please review the  exhibitor and sponsor overview for more details and the exhibit hall layout

Premium exhibitor booths are located in the main hallway outside of the main conference rooms, allowing for maximum visibility throughout the conference.

  • Early-bird Rate (through 7/19): $750
  • General Rate: $800

Standard exhibitor booths are located in two rooms directly across from the main conference rooms. These two rooms with host all coffee breaks.

  • Early-bird Rate (through 7/19): $650
  • General Rate: $700

Exhibit Hall Hours

  • Monday, November 4, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday November 5, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

*Exhibitor set-up will open at 8am on Sunday, November 3. Break-down will begin at 4pm on Tuesday, November 5.

Sponsorship Highlights

  • The all-conference off-site event will take place at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison. This premiere sponsorship opportunity is expected to be attended by all conference attendees. Surrounded by historical planes from US military history and plenty of space to network and cut loose, this off-site event will give you plenty of time to connect with conference attendees in a memorable setting.
    • If you are also a registered exhibitor, you will also have the opportunity to designate your booth in the expo hall as the location to pick up 1 complimentary drink ticket for the event.
  • Full sponsorship of one of the two conference lunches, opening reception, or one of the state breakfasts comes with the opportunity to briefly welcome all event attendees and introduce your organization.
  • The Region III Conference will once again be paperless, so no conference planner will be printed. As the sponsor of the conference mobile app, your organization will have an exclusive splash screen ad, visible every time a user opens the app, and a prominently-placed ad on the app's home screen.
  • Read a list of all sponsorship opportunities, as well as descriptions of all sponsorship benefits

For questions about exhibiting, advertising, or sponsorship, please contact Blake Hart, Region III Development Chair.