2020 Region VII Conference

Join us for the 2020 Region VII Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.

 Conference Dates

November 8 - 11, 2020

 Conference Location

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.

Conference Schedule

Check back for more soon!

Pre-Conference Workshops

More information about pre-conference workshops and the HBCU Forum coming soon! 

Special Events

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!

Conference Schedule

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.

View last year's online planner
Download last year's conference schedule (PDF)

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.

Future Conferences

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

Past Conferences