Region VII Fall Virtual Program: Navigating Change with Purpose & Vision

We are pleased to announce our inaugural virtual program for this upcoming fall! Please join us for Navigating Change with Purpose & Vision from November 9 - 13, 2020. 

 Conference Dates

November 9 - 13, 2020

2020 Region VII Virtual Program

We are pleased to announce our inaugural virtual program for this upcoming fall! Please join us for Navigating Change with Purpose & Vision from November 9 - 13, 2020. This five-day digital event will feature:

  • Real-time sessions curated by our Knowledge Community representatives
  • Government agency sessions 
  • Virtual Poster Sessions
  • Virtual TLS Case Study Competition
  • Resume Reviews
  • And more!

We look forward to gathering virtually and sharing further details with you in the upcoming weeks. We also 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. 

Join the Event

Once registered, you can log into the event page linked below using the email address you used to register and the Confirmation ID Number included in your registration confirmation email. After logging in, you will be able to:

  • Access and attend event offerings; and
  • Add favorite program items to build your customized itinerary.

Please note: To attend event offerings and add favorite program items, you will need to register for the event by Friday, November 6.


The Region VII Virtual Event full event schedule is now live!

Conference Registration and Rates

Registration for Navigating Change with Purpose & Vision is now open until Friday, November 6! Please see below for program rates. We look forward to connecting with you virtually!

Virtual Program Rates
NAFSA Member $18.00
Nonmember or Student $25.00
NAFSA Academy Trainee Complimentary

Virtual Poster Sessions

NAFSA Region VII will be hosting a Virtual Poster Presentation in lieu of the live format during the Regional Conference. 

The poster sessions will be divided into two sections: 1. Best Practices and 2. Research, and will be similar in nature to a TED talk. These two categories could include presentations on Teaching, Leadership, and Scholarship and within the specific communities of International Student and Scholar Services, International Enrollment Management, and Education Abroad. The Research session format will be similar to the traditional presentation format at our regional conferences, while the Best Practices will be similar to round table discussions discussing topics such as general knowledge, office policies, and best practices within the respective fields of international education. The sessions will be pre-recorded (10 - 12 minutes) and uploaded so they can be accessed asynchronously. 

The Region VII leadership team hopes this will be a viable substitute to share knowledge to the international community during these challenging times. 

Sponsorship and Advertisers

NAFSA Region VII invites you to sponsor and advertise at the Region VII Virtual Program 2020: Navigating Change with Purpose & Vision. By joining us virtually, you will have the opportunity to connect your organization to hundreds of international educators from the Southeast region and The Caribbean. Read the 2020 Sponsors and Advertisers Flyer.

The sales portal is now open and you can purchase a sponsorship or advertisement. 

For questions about advertising or sponsorship please contact Carolina Robinson, Region VII Development Coordinator.

Case Study Competition (Sponsored by LewerMark Student Insurance)

The Case Study Competition is going virtual this year! Teams will virtually present their 10-minute presentations to three to four judges who will have the opportunity to ask questions and decide on a winning team.

All spots are currently filled. However, we encourage you to join us at the Case Study events!

The schedule of the competition's digital debut follows:

  • Case Study Competition Kick-Off: Monday, November 9, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • TLS Case Study Competition: Wednesday, November 11, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm (each team will have a 20-minute block for presentations and questions)
  • Region VII Business Awards and Business Meeting (award announcement): Friday, November 13, 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Resume Reviews

Our virtual Regional Conference is in the works! We are inviting all those newcomers or junior colleagues in the IE field to get your resume reviewed by an experienced IE professional. Whether you are looking for a career change, or you are seeking guidance in the diverse field of IE, you have the opportunity to sign up for a resume review session. We will pair you with an experienced IE professional who is willing to provide feedback on your resume and provide guidance and encouragement in your job hunt. This is a great chance to polish up your resume as well as to make contacts in the field.

Appointments are first-come, first-served, so don’t delay! Sign up!

Virtual Book Club

Book Club Title: Woodlawn: One Hope. One Dream. One Way.

Book Club Description: Please join us as we discuss Woodlawn: One Hope. One Dream. One Way, which is “the true story of football coach Tandy Gerelds, a star running back, and the healing of a city.” Author Todd Gerelds will join us to discuss his book which captures some of Birmingham’s history. No time to read the book? Watch the feature film and then join the conversation! 

Book Club Discussion: Tuesday, November 10 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST via the Region VII Virtual Program

Region VII Award Nominations

Each year during the annual business meeting, Region VII recognizes the contributions of community volunteers and outstanding colleagues who exemplify excellence in international education. The annual awards are as follows: Community Volunteer Award; International Excellence Award; New Professional Award. Award descriptions and online nomination forms are here.

Future Conferences

  • 2021: San Juan, Puerto Rico (October 17-20)
  • 2022: Charlotte, North Carolina (November 6-9)
  • 2023: Birmingham, Alabama

Past Conferences