Region X is excited to share their theme for the NAFSA All-Region Summit!

Region X Game Changers: Betting on the Future

The NAFSA Region X team invites you to submit session proposals that reflect current trends and relevant issues in the field of international education, knowledge sharing on theory, research, and best practices, and awareness of issues of access, diversity, and inclusion. We hope to offer a conference program that consists of a diverse range of presenters and perspectives from various institutions and organizations and across all of the NAFSA Knowledge Communities (KCs). The goal is to offer an opportunity for professionals to share expertise, experiences, innovative ideas as well as cultivating new generations. Cross-institutional collaborations and carefully thought-out and innovative delivery methods are strongly encouraged. 

Tips on preparing a proposal: Please read and be sure to complete all steps when submitting a proposal. If you need assistance with submitting a proposal, take a look at the NAFSA Region X Instructions and tips on submitting a proposal. The NAFSA Annual Conference Tips on Preparing a Proposal page also has great information on preparing a great proposal. 

The Region X team is now accepting session, workshop, and open meeting proposals starting May 5 and deadline of Friday, June 18 at 5:00 p.m. Please note that this is a hard deadline with no potential for an extension.

Looking for an idea or co-presenter? Go to the 2021 Region X Session Proposal Cultivation Form

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 X’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.