Important Dates

  • Regular Registration: September 27, 2021 - October 22, 2021
  • All-Region Summit: October 4-22, 2021
  • Region VII Track (PReparing for the Future):
    • October 20, 2021  
    • October 21, 2021

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NAFSA All-Region Summit – Region VII Track Schedule-at-a-Glance

We look forward to seeing you on October 20-21 for the Region VII Track at the NAFSA All-Region Summit!  Please view the schedule below for a list of Region VII sessions and events. All events listed on the schedule are included in the price of registration.

Please note: All information listed below is subject to change – check the All-Region Summit Event Site for the latest schedule and details about Region VII Track events and sessions.

Day 1: Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 9:00AM EST – 3:00PM EST

  • Newcomers Session
  • Region VII Opening Remarks
  • Sessions:
    • Reimagining Virtual Programs: Benefits and Opportunities for Students and Institution
    • All Aboard the ISSS Enterprise: Innovative Onboarding for Staff Retention
    • Actions Speak Louder: Confronting white supremacy in international education
    • PANEL DISCUSSION: Global Learning, Decolonization, & Social Justice: Puerto Rico
    • Afro-Brazilian Undergraduate Women and Partners of the Americas
    • Global Perspectives, Small steps, Big Ideas
    • Student Recruitment in a Post-COVID World

Day 2: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 1:00PM EST – 6:00PM EST

  • Region VII Business Meeting/Award Ceremony
  • Sessions:
    • Representation Matters, Building Engagement with Alumni: Partnerships That Yield Results
    • Bridges not Walls: Building Partnerships Between DEI and ISSS Offices
    • Community College Campus Culture and Its Impact on Successful Internationalization
  • Region VII Social/Networking Event
    • Food and Cocktail Demonstrations. Find the recipes HERE

Access the Event

Conference Registration
Mentor/Mentee Program
CEP Workshops and Current Topic Learning Labs
Newcomers Session-October 20 at 9:00AM EDT

Puerto Rico Highlights

Region VII’s theme for the All-Region Summit track is PReparing for the Future. If you didn’t catch the "PR" in our theme, that’s to represent our originally-planned state host for this year, PUERTO RICO! Despite not being able to host us in person, our LACs have been hard at work to curate culturally-relevant content and to bring Puerto Rico to each of us virtually. 

Below, you will see three ways that Puerto Rico will be highlighted during the All-Region Summit Region VII Track: PReparing for the Future: 1) A social networking event put on by our Puerto Rico Local Arrangements Committee; 2) free Puerto Rico zoom backgrounds to spice up your zoom calls during the Summit; and 3) a Region VII group read and panel discussion with Dr. Johanna Fernandez, author of The Young Lords: A Radical History. See below to learn more about each of these highlights!

A Message from the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico
Social/Networking Event
Puerto Rico Zoom Backgrounds
Region VII Group Read and Panel Discussion with the Author

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 event 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 VII’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. You can access the event itself here