2023 Annual Conference & Expo

The 75th NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo was held May 30–June 2 in Washington, DC. Together, we learned and connected with peers and experts dedicated to "Inspiring an Inclusive Future." Thank you for being a part of the most diverse, comprehensive, and exciting international education conference and exposition! 

Join us at the NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The deadline for submissions has passed.

The 2023 Annual Conference Committee invites you to submit a poster proposal for the NAFSA 2023 Annual Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. Explore fourteen poster fair themes across all knowledge communities and connect to the annual conference theme. You may find that your topic fits within several themes. In these cases, we encourage you to submit your proposal to the theme that best reflects your intended audience. We invite practitioners, researchers, and graduate students from all types of institutions, as well as partners that support international education, to imagine, create, and design your posters. 

The NAFSA poster fair at the annual conference is a learning experience and noncommercial. If you are interested in sharing a service, consider submitting a case study about it in partnership with an educational institution.

Poster Submission Guidelines

You will be asked to submit:

  1. Title, abstract, learning objectives, and poster theme (see below)
  2. All presenter biographical information (if you have a copresenter, they will be asked to log in, so prepare accordingly)
  3. Key content takeaways

For the International Education Research theme, please be prepared to submit your hypothesis, research methods, and thesis.

Please note that we do not expect posters to include a visual for their poster at this time.

    Proposal Template

    Before you submit, draft a proposal in our session and workshop templates. These are great tools to get a headstart with your colleagues before you actually start your submission.

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    Apply for a NAFSA Volunteer Opportunity

    Submit your application to be a Poster Fair Organizer! This position is responsible for helping select the posters for NAFSA 2023 and supporting the professional development of presenters. 

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    Poster Proposal Selection Guidelines

    After the NAFSA 2023 poster proposal submission deadline, Poster Fair Organizers (PFOs), members of the Annual Conference Committee (ACC), and additional peer reviewers will review proposals. The Poster Chair, in coordination with the PFOs for each fair, will make final selections by March 2023.

    Each poster proposal will be rated on a scale of 1-5 for:

    • Appropriateness of the topic for poster format

    • Importance of the topic to the audience

    Advocacy in International Education
    Assessing and Evaluating International Education
    Crisis Management in International Education
    Global Language Programs
    Global Learning On and Off Campus
    Increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in International Education
    Intercultural Initiatives for Campus
    International Education Research
    Internationalizing the Campus
    Model Practices in Education Abroad
    Model Practices in International Enrollment Management
    Model Practices in International Student and Scholar Services
    Orientation Programs as an Integral Support Service
    Updates on Country and Regional Higher Education

    NAFSA Proposal Submission Policies

    All session, workshop, and poster presenters are required to adhere to NAFSA’s terms and conditions.