Join us for the 2020 Region VII Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.
November 8 - 11, 2020
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd North Birmingham, AL 35203
We're excited about our 2020 NAFSA Region VII Conference coming up at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel/Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, November 8-11, in Birmingham, Alabama.
Register before October 2, 2020 to receive the early-bird registration rate.
Check back for more soon!
More information about pre-conference workshops and the HBCU Forum coming soon!
More information about the special conference events and networking opportunities in Birmingham coming soon!
Conference Registration and Rates
Registration will open on July 21, 2020. The early-bird registration rate ends on October 2, 2020.
|Full Conference||Single Day||Full-Time Student or
NAFSA Academy Participant
|Members: Early-bird* $299 / Late: $379||Member: $249**||$99**|
|Nonmember: Early-bird* $379 / Late: $499||Nonmember: $269**|
|*Early-bird rate ends: October 2, 2020||**Fixed rate, regardless of registration date|
Hotel Reservations and Parking
Registration is now available for conference attendees to book their hotel rooms online. Please visit https://book.passkey.com/e/50086550 to book.
Please be aware that Sheraton Birmingham requires pre-payment of your first night deposit soon after you make a reservation. Please plan accordingly.
Overnight self-parking is $10.00 / day
Self-parking for non-hotel guests $10.00 / day
Valet parking is $30.00 / day
Travel to Birmingham
- Airport: Birgmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is located 5 miles from the conference hotel.
- Hotel: 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North, Birmingham, AL 35203
- Ground Transportation: More coming soon!
This year's Conference Schedule will be available in the months leading up to the Regional Conference. In the meantime, please feel free to review last year's content below.
Exhibitors, Sponsorship and Advertisers
NAFSA Region VII invites you to exhibit, sponsor, and advertise at the 2020 Regional Conference. By joining us in Birmingham, you will have the opportunity to connect your organization to approximately 650+ international educators from the Southeast region and The Caribbean. The 2020 Exhibition Flyer will be available for review at a later date.
For questions about exhibiting, advertising or sponsorship please contact Carolina Robinson, Region VII Development Coordinator.
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.
Region VII Grants
Region VII offers travel grants to support attendance at our regional conference, and also offers support to participate in our HBCU Forum. You are urged to apply, especially if you are from two-year colleges; Historically Black Colleges and Universities; minority-serving institutions (MSI's), including Hispanic-serving institutions and tribal colleges; first-time attendees; public institutions with significant budgetary constraints; and/or first time grantees or awardees. Learn more about Region VII grants.
- 2021: San Juan, Puerto Rico (October 17-20)
- 2022: Charlotte, North Carolina (November 6-9)