2020 Region I Conference

Join us in Eugene, Oregon for the 2020 Region I Conference.

Registration Ends

 Conference Dates

October 18 - 21, 2020

 Conference Location

Graduate Hotel

66 E 6th Avenue Eugene, OR 97401

We are pleased to announce that our 2020 conference will be taking place in Eugene, Oregon!

The NAFSA Region I conference brings together the region (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia) and beyond for a four day conference every fall.

Hotel Information

Graduate Hotel
66 E 6th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

Session Proposals

Session proposals open April 14, 2020.

Conference Registration

Registration opens July 21, 2020.

  • Registration rate will be $285 for Members and Non-Members
  • Late registration begins October 5, 2020 and will be $350 for Members and Non-Members

Exhibitor Information

  • Global Partners Exhibitor Registration opens April 14. Price will be $600 for a booth. With Global Partner 10% discount rate will be 540
  • Non Global Partners Exhibitor Registration opens June 22. Price will be $600 for a booth.
  • Late Exhibitor Registration begins September 10. Rate will increase to $700 after this date.

Contact Colton Oliphant for any questions.


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 Region I if you are interested in learning more.

Case Study Competition

Teams of two or three will be given a description of a crisis situation in international education. The case will require broad familiarity with the various dimensions of international education, and participants will generate solutions that cut across the knowledge communities of the Association. Teams will have 15 minutes (10 to present and 5 minutes for questions) to share their findings and recommendations with a panel of experts in international education who will judge the presentations on the following:

All team members must be registered for the conference in order to participate. Participants must be current students, or recent new professionals with three or fewer years of experience. Teams will be assigned by the organizers, although self-selected teams are welcome as well.

Awards and Travel Grants

Travel grants are now open for 2020. Apply for a Region I Travel Grant.

  • The ability to use relevant knowledge and theories such as (but not limited to) intercultural communication, management, organizational behavior,counseling, education, and student development
  • The quality of the presentation including concise arguments, creativity, and logical reasoning
  • The feasibility of the chosen solution and the strength of the defense