2020 Region II Conference

 Conference Dates

October 12 - 16, 2020

Update on 2020 Fall Regional Conference

Dear NAFSA Region II Colleagues,

The NAFSA Region II Team has made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person conference this fall, which was scheduled for October 12-16 in Lawrence, Kansas. This comes after many conversations and guidance from the whole regional team, as well as NAFSA national and other regions. Many factors went into this decision, including the safety and well-being of our region, consideration for job insecurities/budget constraints and the impact that may have on our colleagues' ability to attend conferences, and the contractual financial deadlines imposed if we wait longer to make this decision.

Please know that while we may not be meeting in person for this event, we as a team are diligently working to provide the best networking and professional development opportunities we can for our region this fall. During the coming months, we will be assessing the best timing and format for a virtual program. With this in mind, we continue to welcome session proposals that can be done virtually. Please see our Call for Proposals for directions on how to submit those. We also welcome feedback and input if you have it as we make plans.

We want to thank you as a member of this regional family. We believe in the strength of our NAFSA regional community, and are inspired to adapt and meet the needs of our region during this unprecedented period. Our regional leadership team remains committed to connecting with our community and supporting our region and our field. We look forward to sharing more information about future offerings for the region.

Thank you for being part of NAFSA Region II. We hope you and yours are safe and well.

NAFSA Region II Team

Session Proposals

  • Session proposals open: April 15, 2020
  • Session proposal deadline: July 17, 2020

Submit a Proposal

2020 Virtual Conference Schedule

  • Tuesday, October 13, 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MST
  • Wednesday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MST
  • Wednesday, October 21, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. MST
  • Wednesday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. MST


Contact Lara Pfaff, Region II Conference Planner.