Important Dates

  • Regional Awards deadline EXTENDED: September 15, 2021
  • Early Bird Registration: August 31, 2021 - September 26, 2021
  • 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

Region VII Awards

Do you have a colleague who is doing amazing work in international education? Consider submitting a nomination for one of our four regional awards: Community Volunteer Award, International Excellence Award, New Professional Award, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education Award. Read detailed descriptions of each award and the nomination forms.

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Registration for the NAFSA All-Region Summit will open on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Please see the registration rates in the table below:

Registrant Type Early Bird
(August 31 - September 26)
(September 27 - October 22)
Non-NAFSA Member $199 $225
NAFSA Member* $149 $169
Student Member / Retired Professional Member / Life Member** $99 $112

*Current RISE and Academy Fellows will receive 25% off the Member registration rate.
**Student Member and Retired Professional Member prices are only valid for NAFSA Student Members and NAFSA Retired Professional Members, respectively.

Please be advised that all presenters, including session and poster presenters, are required to register for the NAFSA All-Region Summit. The cost associated with attending the NAFSA All-Region Summit, including registration, is the responsibility of the individual presenters. 


The NAFSA Regions sincerely thank you for your interest in sponsoring at the NAFSA All-Region Summit! We are immensely grateful for your support and your commitment to the international education community. The success of the NAFSA All-Region Summit is tied directly to the participation of a wide variety of sponsors and advertisers who share our vision and goals.  This year's virtual sponsorship and advertising opportunities will provide visibility and access to both new and existing clients at a variety of price points that cater to any budget.

To learn more about this year's sponsorship opportunities, please see the documents linked below:

Sponsorship sales are now open!  Purchase your sponsorship for the NAFSA All-Region Summit today!

Purchase a Sponsorship

If you have questions about sponsorships at the NAFSA All-Region Summit, please contact NAFSA Regional Affairs

CEP Workshops and Current Topic Learning Labs

Looking for information on NAFSA Core Education Program (CEP) Workshops and Current Topic Learning Labs? In addition to the comprehensive All-Region Summit program, NAFSA continues to offer virtual CEP Workshops and Current Topic Learning Labs throughout this time. Designed for both new and experienced practitioners, NAFSA workshops and learning labs are timely and interactive trainings that develop your IE Professional Competencies. Certificates of Completion are awarded to those who complete a NAFSA CEP Workshop.

Registration for CEP Workshops and Current Topic Learning Labs is now open! Separate registration is required for each workshop and learning lab. Attendance at the All-Region Summit is not required to participate in a NAFSA CEP Workshop or Current Topic Learning Lab, but space is limited, so register early!

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 back regularly for the latest schedule and details about Region VII Track events and sessions.

Day 1: Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 10:00AM EST – 3:00PM EST

  • 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
    • 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
  • Region VII Social/Networking Event
  • Sessions:
    • Actions Speak Louder: Confronting white supremacy in international education
    • 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

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 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.