2019 Region XI Conference

From "The Woo" to the World: Amplifying Our Impact. Join us in Worcester, MA October 29-31 for our 2019 Regional Conference!

 Conference Dates

October 29 - 31, 2019

 Conference Location

DCU Center

50 Foster St Worcester , MA 01608

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Updated hotel information - 9/19/2019

  • The Conference Hotel is filling quickly. 10/30 is currently completely booked, and other days have limited availability.
  • We have made arrangements for a block at the Holiday Inn Express (two blocks or .2 miles from the Conference Hotel). Book via phone: 508-757-0400 (Group Code: NAFSA)
    *NAFSA Rate is only available by calling the Holiday Inn Front Desk.

The official conference hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn, located across the street from the DCU Center. Make a room reservation in the Region XI block.


To register for pre-conference workshops, please use the general conference registration system. You will have the option to either add a workshop to your conference registration or register for a workshop only.

All workshops take place Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

Workshop registration includes:

  • Workshop on Tuesday, October 29
  • Lunch on Tuesday, October 29
  • All coffee breaks
  • Internet access

Not included:

  • Hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast on Tuesday, October 29
  • Opening reception Tuesday, October 29 unless registered for the full conference
  • Incidentals

Available Workshops

F1 Basics
Lead Trainer: Nia DeYounge, Bentley University
Full day 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

F1 Intermediate
Lead Trainer: Janet Ray, Providence College
Full day 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

J1 Intermediate
Lead Trainer: Rajan Eapen, University of Vermont
Full day 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Risk Management and Crisis Management in Education Abroad Programming
Lead Trainer: Fern MacKinnon, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Half day 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Conference Schedule

Please check the online planner for the most up-to-date schedule information.

Mobile App

The NAFSA 2019 Mobile Conference App is available for download in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Call for Proposals

The deadline for proposals has passed.

Session proposal information, deadlines, and submissions

Sponsorships and Advertising

By supporting the Region XI Conference, sponsors are able to increase their organization’s visibility while contributing to various activities throughout the conference.

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Exhibitor Information

Find costs, timelines, shipping information and more.

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Registration Fees

Type of Registration Early Bird Normal On-Site
Full Conference Member $285 $360 $435
Full Conference Non-Member $340 $415 $490
Presenter Member $245 $320 $395
Presenter Non-Member $300 $375 $450
Student $185 $260 $335
Academy $185 $260 $335
Retiree $185 $260 $335
Single Day Presenter/Presenter Only $105 $180 $255
Single Day Member $145 $220 $295
Single Day Non-Member $170 $245 $320
Single Day Student $95 $170 $245
Single Day Academy $95 $170 $245
Single Day Retiree $95 $170 $245

Workshop Registration Fees

Type of Registration Early Bird Normal
Full Day Workshop Member $280 $355
Full Day Workshop Nonmember $310 $385
Half Day Workshop Member $235 $265
Half Day Workshop Nonmember $265 $295

Important Dates

Event Date
Conference rates available on website Mid-April, 2019
Session proposal system opens Mid-April, 2019
Session proposal system closes Mid-June, 2019
Registration for exhibitors Late June, 2019
Session notifications Late July, 2019
Early bird registration opens Early August, 2019
Conference grants announced Early August, 2019
Early bird registration ends Early September, 2019
Workshops begin October 29, 2019
Conference opening: Afternoon of October 29, 2019
Conference closing: Afternoon of October 31, 2019
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Information about Region XI awards can be found on the Awards webpage. Updated dates and submission link are forthcoming.

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.