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Santa Clara University

March 11, 2024

The NAFSA Region XII Northern California District Conference will be held in person at Santa Clara University on Monday, March 11, 2024. The Northern CA District team is committed to providing opportunities for professional development, sharing best practices, and networking. With this in mind, this year’s one-day conference will be a mix of sessions and networking events. It will be a great opportunity to pursue professional development, share best practices, meet new and familiar colleagues, and support one another.

More details about the 2024 spring conference will be provided in the coming weeks. 

A gathering of regional team leaders


As the field of international education continues to navigate a variety of challenges, the Northern CA District remains committed to making our events and opportunities as informative and engaging as possible. Registration for the 2024 conference will be open beginning on January 15, 2024. The 2024 conference rates are as follows:

Through February 12, 2024, the early bird registration fees are:

  • $100 for NAFSA members
  • $70 for NAFSA student members
  • $70 for NAFSA Life members or NAFSA retired professional members
  • $125 for nonmembers

Starting February 13, 2024, the regular registration fees are:

  • $125 for NAFSA members
  • $85 for NAFSA student members
  • $85 for NAFSA Life members or NAFSA retired professional members
  • $150 for nonmembers

The deadline to register online is March 5, 2024.

On site registration is not available. 

NOTE: If you are eligible for comped registration (sponsor, exhibitor, etc.), please contact us to receive your registration codes in advance of finalizing your registration.

Conference Schedule and Format

This year's conference will take place over the span of one full day from 8am-5:30pm. The conference will consist of 4 session blocks with multiple sessions/events being offered in every block. In addition, attendees will be able to attend the following networking events:

  • Networking breakfast
  • Lunch with exhibitors
  • Coffee break
  • Closing reception

The full conference schedule will be available beginning in early February

Conference Grant

The Region XII Northern CA District Team is pleased to offer grants to support attendees for the 2024 conference at Santa Clara University! These grants are open to NAFSA members and non-members.

Five grantees will be awarded a maximum of $170 to apply towards conference expenses, which may include: conference registration, 50% of a double room hotel rate, meals, and transportation. Grants will be awarded as reimbursements after the conference upon submission of receipts.

Apply by January 29, 2024! Applicants will be notified prior to the early bird registration deadline.

Award recipients and amounts will be determined by the District Team. For questions regarding the process, please contact us at [email protected].

Sponsorship Inquiries

The NAFSA Northern CA Conference is a unique opportunity to share your organization or company with international education professionals local to the Northern California region. If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities for these events, please reach out to the Northern District Team.

Health & Safety

*Please note: NAFSA follows COVID-19 safety protocols as required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and local ordinances, which currently do not require proof of vaccination or masking. Should the mandates change, NAFSA reserves the right to adjust conference attendance policies accordingly.

NAFSA strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination and boosters, as vaccines are recommended as a proven way to prevent the threat of critical illness. Many attendees may still choose to wear masks indoors, and we ask that all attendees respect those who elect to do so. NAFSA recommends attendees self-test before leaving home for the conference. If you feel ill on-site, please remain in your hotel room and test to determine your health status.