2020 Region I Conference

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

 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

Rate: $159/night (October 17-22)
Includes free parking and free wifi

By staying at the conference hotel you are helping the region to meet it's hotel room block requirements. The region is able to keep hotel rates and registration pricing down due to having a room block.

Session Proposals

  • Session proposals close June 5, 2020
  • Submit a session by May 15 and the Chair who submits will get a 10% off registration

Interested in presenting? Need a co-presenter? Need a hot topic idea? Visit our collaboration forum to connect with others in the region.

Conference Registration

Registration opens July 21, 2020.

  • Registration for Members and Nonmembers: $295
  • Registration for Students and Retirees: $150
  • CEP Workshops: $275
  • On-Site Registration for Members and Nonmembers: $375 (October 18-21)
    Late Registration begins September 1 and will be $350 for Members and Nonmembers, Student and Retiree rates remain the same
  • Day rate for conference registration: $150 (October 18-21)
  • Day rate for Student and Retirees: $75 (October 18-21)

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 for the 2020 Regional conference are now open. Please see our grants page for more information.