2019 Region X Conference

Join us October 28-30 in Bolton Landing, NY for our regional conference!

Sunday October 27

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Monday October 28


Pre Conference Workshops

F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate

J-1 Advising for Beginners

1:00pm - 5:30pm 

Pre Conference Workshops 

Addressing Mental Health Issues Affecting International Students

Outbound but not Down: Best Practices for Outbound

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Resume Review

5:45 pm Movie Screening (see more information on the Region X Conference Page)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Exhibit Hall Opening(Bellevue)

Tuesday October 29

7:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Conference Registration 

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Gwyneth A. Smith Fun Run/Walk

7:00 am- 8:30 am


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Silent Auction

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

U.S. Department of State and J-1 Exchange Visitors: Current Issues

Three Conversational Styles - One Jenga Game - Orientation Training

Newcomer Session

Financial Aid and EA: An EARP Overview and Update

How to Effectively Use Email Marketing in Your Recruitment Strategy

The Role of Community Connection Programs in International Student Success

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Coffee Break and Poster Presentations

Student Decision Making in Education Abroad Programs

A demonstration of the Intercultural Learning Hub

Creating Engaging Pre-Arrival Materials for International Students and Scholars

Connecting with IIE: Hosting More Sponsored Students and Scholars

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Government Q & A

Advising or giving legal advice

Diversity & Inclusion Open Dialogue

Hot Topics in Education Abroad

Reducing the Environmental Impact of International Recruitment and Education

Keep Calm and Engage the Faculty: Strategies for internationalization

12:30 pm -2:00 pm

Regional Business Meeting/Networking Lunch

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

SEVP Hot Topics

Nonresident Tax – I don’t even do my own taxes!

Making our voices heard! Advocacy on Capitol Hill and on-campus

Who Leads EA?: Perspectives on Terminal Degrees and Faculty Leadership

New Recruitment Opportunities with US Secondary School Programs

Building a Career in International Education: Strategies for Career Advancement

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Coffee Break

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Rejected from H-1B Lottery - Options and Strategies for Students

The Office: A typical day of an international student advisor

Shape Your Tomorrow - Volunteer with NAFSA Today

Using Social Media Influencers to Engage Students in Study Abroad

Changing Landscape for IEPs and Pathways: Trends impacting Higher Education

International Student Interaction & Inclusion at U.S. Higher Education Institutions

6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm S'mores Fireside

Wednesday October 30

6:30 am - 7:15 am

Barre Class 1

7:30 am - 8:15 am

Barre Class 2

7:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Conference Registration

7:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Silent Auction

7:00 - 8:30 am 


7:30 - 8:15 am 

MIG & Open Meetings

Christian SIG (Member Interest Group)

SUNY ISSS Morning Meet-Up

International Education Day at the United Nations 2019

Impact of Pervasive Technology on Emotional Wellness of International Students

8:30 - 10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

USCIS Current Issues

Real Talk: Roundtable on Barriers & Best Practices for Inclusion

#HereAreOurStories (#wearewelcomehere): Our journey to the US and International Education

Education Abroad Visas: Critical Updates for Study Abroad Advisers

International Program Development: More than "Build it, They will Come"

10:00 -10:30 am 

Coffee Break

10:30 am -12:00 pm 

Concurrent Sessions

Advanced J Scenarios: Can We Work It Out?

Square Peg, Round Hole: Fitting F-1 Policies at Community Colleges

Travel Right - Importance of In-Country Experiences for Professionals

Gen Z is Studying Abroad: What Are You Doing Differently?

Maximize International Recruitment through U.S. Departments of Commerce and State

12:15- 1:45 pm 

Awards Luncheon

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Immigration Issues for Student Entrepreneurs

Serving International Students with Disabilities

Defining Career Paths in International Education

Promoting EA destinations when you are the destination

End of Conference