Each year, the fall season is marked as a time for NAFSAns across the United States to convene for professional development and networking at fall Regional Conferences. To assess the prospect of in-person conferences in 2021, NAFSA staff conducted extensive research, reviewed NAFSA regional leader feedback, and consulted liability experts. Based on our findings, and especially the deep concern for the safety of our community, the NAFSA Board of Directors has concluded that we will not convene our constituents in person for fall Regional Conferences. This was a challenging decision especially as we see the vaccine rollout continue, though our commitment to the health and safety of our community remains steadfast.

NAFSA remains committed to NAFSA’s new strategic plan of educate, advocate, and innovate. In this spirit of innovation, NAFSA’s Regions are pleased to share that the fall season will remain a convening space for NAFSAns across the United States through the NAFSA All-Region Summit, a combined virtual event! Housed on one platform, NAFSAns will gather virtually to take part in unique regional offerings, as well as engage in shared networking and activities on October 4 through 22. Attendees will access region-specific content by logging onto the platform for their designated days and selecting their region from the main landing page. This first-ever combined online event will broaden learning and engagement across all regions. Attendees will have access to all regional offerings throughout the October dates, so learning and professional development is not limited to one region.

Additional information about Region III’s content will be posted on this page as it becomes available. To learn more about the NAFSA All-Region Summit, visit the event homepage.

NAFSA Region III looks forward to connecting with you at the All-Region Summit in October!

Important Dates

  • Call for Proposals: May 5-June 18, 2021
  • Sales Open (Global Partners): June 15, 2021
  • Sales Open (Public): June 22, 2021
  • Registration Opens: End of August
  • All-Region Summit Begins: October 4-22, 2021
  • Region III Track:
    • October 7, 2021 (morning)
    • October 8, 2021 (afternoon)


The theme for Region III is “Celebrating Diversidad, Histoire & Resilience.”

Session Proposals

With this in mind, Region III is looking for session proposals around the following topics:

  • Highlighting Region III Diversity
  • Unique Challenges and Opportunities Specific to Region III
  • Resilience Stories
  • Innovative Collaborations
  • Real-time Sessions and On-Demand Content
  • Ted-Talk Success Stories

As always, we encourage session proposals in all knowledge communities especially in International Enrollment Management, International Education Leadership, and Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship.

Learn how to submit successful session proposals for the All-Region Summit

Resources for successful session proposals

If you are interested in submitting a session proposal and need a co-presenter, please complete this form.