2024 Annual Conference & Expo

Join us in New Orleans, Louisiana for the NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo held May 28–31. Be a part of the most diverse, comprehensive, and exciting international education conference and exposition. Learn, network, and connect with peers and experts dedicated to "Resilience. Renewal. Community."

The NAFSA annual conference is the largest, most comprehensive gathering of international education professionals in the world. It is the premier event that convenes international educators, institutions, organizations serving the field, public officials, and country delegations in one place. 

The 2024 Annual Conference Committee (ACC) invites you to submit a poster proposal for the NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo, that will be held May 28–May 31, 2024, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the online proposal system, please Contact the Proposals Team.

The deadline to submit a proposal or poster has passed. 

NAFSA 2024: Resilience. Renewal. Community.

The NAFSA annual conference brings together the global international education community to reflect, celebrate, inspire, and create. Together, we recognize and learn from the strength and expertise of the community, renew our mission, and chart the course for the future. 

NAFSA 2024 will be a platform for global voices to work together to inspire our collective future. The ACC encourages proposals that reflect a forward-looking approach, feature bold ideas and global perspectives, and connect to the conference theme—particularly those that highlight the following topics:

  • Resilience and prioritization of wellness for all international educators, students, and scholars. 
  • Thoughtful approaches to economic and environmental sustainability in international education, especially using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and other cross-cutting methodologies.
  • Global and multigenerational voices, particularly perspectives from the Global South, that contribute to a robust international education community for students, staff, faculty, and campus communities.
  • The role of international education leaders in increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and access and how to build relationships across campus and with key stakeholders to further these efforts. 
  • World events and geopolitical factors that affect international higher education.
  • New and changing technology that international educators can use to improve their work, processes, and results.
  • Skills and competencies for professional growth, advocacy for leadership, and career development within the field of international education.
  • Best practices from all of NAFSA’s Knowledge Communities and in the twelve areas outlined in NAFSA’s International Education Professional Competencies.

Learn more about the guiding principles of the ACC.

Review Proposals

The 2024 Annual Conference Committee is looking for session and workshop reviewers from across all Knowledge Communities and professional backgrounds. NAFSA is hoping to increase the diversity of our reviewer pool, including adding more international reviewers.

Deadline to sign up has passed.

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