Media Pass Policy
The complimentary NAFSA Media Pass is limited to working journalists at news media outlets with an established record of producing original, news-focused editorial coverage and is intended for the express purpose of gathering news and information to produce media coverage of the conference itself.
Individuals who write for publications whose primary content is service, product, or brand promotion, or aggregated third-party content; whose work is related to circulation, sales, advertising or other non-editorial functions; or who are registered as exhibitors at the conference, are not eligible for a Media Pass.
The NAFSA Media Pass provides admission to daily plenary speaker addresses, the International Education Expo Hall, conference sessions, and opening and closing receptions on Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, June 2, 2023.
Anyone distributing promotional materials or samples in meeting rooms, hallways, near registration, or any other space near or adjacent to the NAFSA conference space will forfeit their media pass.
Plenary events and sessions are considered on the record unless otherwise noted. Audio or video recording is not permitted at any component of the conference without prior written approval.
Conference workshops, private events, special evening events that require pre-registration, and meetings of NAFSA leadership and member groups are closed to the news media.
Media Check-in and Registration
Media check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30 at the on-site registration area at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Members of the media will not be issued credentials prior to that time. A photo I.D. will need to be provided at check-in.