NAFSA 2023 Annual Conference & Expo

NAFSA welcomes you to be an essential part of the 75th NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo in Washington, DC from May 30 – June 2, 2023.

Showcase your organization or institution at the largest international education exhibition. And, promote your brand through a conference sponsorship.

Preparing Your Exhibit Space

Check back soon to view the exhibitor calendar, including key deadlines and the NAFSA 2023 Expo Hall Schedule. 

Exhibitor Services, Installation, and Dismantling

Freeman is the official general services contractor for NAFSA 2023. Fully paid exhibitors will be sent the Freeman Exhibitor Service Manual (ESM) to plan their booth furnishing and set-up. Additional resources provided by Freeman are listed below.

Exhibitor Appointed Contractors
Should an exhibitor choose to hire a general services contractor outside of Freeman (known as an Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC)), the exhibitor will be required to complete the necessary paperwork and provide additional insurance information for said EAC. Requests for further information on EAC’s should be directed to [email protected]. All EACs will need to be approved by NAFSA staff at least six (6) weeks prior to the show.

Additional Assistance with Installation/Dismantling
During installation and dismantling hours, the only personnel allowed within the exhibits hall are exhibitors (with proper credentials), convention center staff, and general service contractor staff (previously approved by and confirmed with NAFSA staff). Should an exhibitor require additional assistance from a colleague not attending nor exhibiting at the conference, the exhibitor will need to get prior approval from NAFSA staff. For further information, please contact [email protected]. All additional staff will need to be approved by NAFSA staff at least 30 days prior to the show.

All exhibitors receive a single eventBit lead retrieval and beacon reader as a complimentary exhibiting benefit of the NAFSA 2023 Annual Conference & Expo. This technology allows you to obtain near-real-time data about booth traffic, visits, and attendees. Using beacon technology, you have access to exhibitor dashboards that include aggregated data about your conference experience that provides you with insights on the overall success of your event like never before. .

Exhibitor Registration and Housing

Exhibitors will receive two (2) complimentary registrations for every 10’x10’ (100 sq ft) booth space purchased. Prior to March 1 exhibitors will be sent a unique coupon code to use during registration to receive the complimentary registrations. Each exhibiting staff person will need to register individually, and will need to have an individual NAFSA Passport account. Once all allotments (comp registrations) have been used by essential exhibiting staff, booth contacts can share this same code with other staff meant to work in the exhibit booth. These additional registrations will require payment, but will identify additional staff members as exhibitors. This is a necessary credential for accessing the show floor during installation and dismantling hours.

Exhibitors will be able to book within the NAFSA housing block when it opens. See Housing for more information on hotels within this block.

Freeman Decorating Services Resources

Freeman Decorating Services is the official general services contractor for NAFSA 2023. Fully paid exhibitors will be sent the Freeman Exhibitor Service Manual (ESM) in late February 2023 to plan their booth furnishing and set-up. Listed below are additional resources provided by Freeman to guide you through your exhibiting experience.

It’s important that you review IAEE’s Rules and Regulations prior to making any booth arrangements with Freeman.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center Information

Walter E. Washington Convention Center (WWCC)
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington, D.C., 20001


Manage Your Booth

The NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo is the largest and most dynamic international education event in the world. Bringing in nearly 10,000 professionals from over 110 countries, NAFSA Expo Hall highlights the diverse and innovative programs, products, and services advancing the future of international education and exchange. Login to NAFSA's Expo Service Center to manage your booth.