NAFSA 2023 Annual Conference & Expo

Join peers and experts at the premier global professional learning and networking event for all international educators and organizations that support international education for the NAFSA 2023 Annual Conference & Expo, "NAFSA at 75: Inspiring an Inclusive Future."

Deadline: December 7, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. (EST)

We do not accept proposals that are not submitted via the presenter portal. 

Submit a Poster

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.

Note: we do not accept proposals that are not submitted in the proposal system before the December 7 deadline.

Download Template

Apply for a NAFSA Volunteer Opportunity

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

Applications open in Fall 2022, a tentative job description is posted below.

Learn More

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.