2019 NAFSA Texas State Meeting

Thursday, March 7 & Friday, March 8
The University of Texas at Arlington

The 2019 NAFSA Texas State Meeting will take place on March 7th and 8th at the University of Texas at Arlington. Register for the State Meeting! Online registration is $75 for NAFSA members and non-members. You can register online until March 1. On-site registration is $100 for NAFSA members and non-members.

Conference Details

The 2019 Texas State Meeting will take place on Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8 in UTA's E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 West 1 Street, Arlington, TX 76010.

NAFSA CEP Workshops - Thursday, March 7 (tentative list)
Full-day Workshops, 8am-5pm ($250)
F-1 Student Advising for Beginners
F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate
J-1 Advising for Beginners

Half-day Workshop, 1pm-5pm ($200)
Risk Assessment and Crisis Management in Education Abroad Programming

Please note that each workshop will require at least six participants to make.

We will have a State Meeting Networking Reception/Happy Hour at Division Brewing starting at 5:30pm Thursday, March 7. We will provide appetizers for attendees.

Friday, March 8 - State Meeting/Concurrent Sessions
8-9am – Breakfast and Welcome
9-10am – Concurrent Sessions
10:15-11:15am – Concurrent Sessions
11:15-11:30am – Coffee Break
11:30am-12:30pm – Concurrent Sessions
12:30-2pm – Lunch
2-3pm – Concurrent Sessions
3-3:15pm – Coffee Break
3:15-4:15 – Final Concurrent Sessions

Friday, March 8 – Concurrent Sessions
9:00am – 10:00am (Session Block 1)
SEVP Updates
Let's Talk Diversity
Not Just a Wheel of Fortune: Intentional Programming Matters for Compliance, Integration & Retention
Exchange Students -- Connecting & Supporting the Ins and Outs
Hands-On Experience: India, Secondary & Post-Secondary Credential Evaluation

10:15am - 11:15am (Session Block 2)
CBP Updates
Exchange Visitor Insurance at TX Institutions Using ERS
Streamlining Study Abroad Credit
Sexual Assault Awareness: Training Your International Students

11:30am – 12:30pm (Session Block 3)
Study Abroad & International Student Experiences through the Queer Lens (2 sessions – part 1)
English Language Proficiency Requirement
Best Practices for F1 SEVIS Transfers
Transition Boot Camp: Preparing IEP student for University Life
Credential Evaluation Jeopardy

2:00pm – 3:00pm (Session Block 4)
Study Abroad & International Student Experiences through the Queer Lens (2 sessions – part 2)
Reaching Students with Digital Marketing
Making It Work (Managing Student Staff)
Overcoming Compassion Fatigue
Navigating the New Normal of International Undergraduate Student Recruitment

3:15pm – 4:15pm (Session Block 5)
Supporting International Student Success Through Campus Collaborations
Secure Document Collection for Initial I-20 Issuance with DocuSign (& Related ISS Applications)
Rethinking What You Know About Academic Dishonesty: Understanding Different Cultural Perspectives of International Students
Strategies for Building Intercultural Competencies on Campus
Study Abroad Financial Aid

We have secured the UTA rate of $134/night at the Arlington Hilton, 2401 E Lamar Blvd, Arlington TX 76006. The Arlington Hilton is about 5 miles away from UTA's campus.

Please use this booking link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?execution=e1s1
Hotel: Hilton Arlington
Company Name: U T A
Please note, the entire URL may need to be copied and pasted for it to work properly.

Conference Parking
UTA campus parking for the State Meeting is included in the cost of registration and is available near the University Center. Please enter your vehicle information in the link below to obtain a parking e-permit for your vehicle to park on campus during the event. During the State Meeting, you can park in the College Park Garages, which are circled in black on this map.

For visitors using a rental car: You can register your vehicle after parking on campus. Once parked, reference your rented vehicle's license plate number and then enter it into the link below.

You may park in any space in the College Park Center Garages not marked as reserved, service vehicle, blocked by cones, or an ADA space without the proper permit. This permit is valid only for the dates and times of the State Meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected] or (817) 272 – 3907.

Register your vehicle here.

Please let us know as you have questions. We look forward to receiving your session proposals and hope to see you at the Texas State Meeting in March!