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." 

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NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo: Resilience. Renewal. Community.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world’s largest association dedicated to international education and exchange, invites you to partner with us as a NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo sponsor. Be a part of the most diverse and comprehensive global event attended by professionals from across the field. In 2024, we will welcome the international education community to our most extraordinary conference yet!

Why Sponsor?

Community You Don’t Want to Miss

No other event attracts more attendees from every segment of the field. Together, we will design strategies for our sustainable future success at this critical time. Join with peers and experts from around the world as we learn, work, and grow together.

  • Elevate and promote your brand at the premiere global learning event.
  • Network with thought-leaders, decision-makers, and peers.
  • Meet with new and current partners.
  • Connect with conference attendees representing more than 15 areas of international education from admissions, advising, and advocacy to teaching, research, and study abroad.
     

Secure Your Sponsorship Download the 2024 Sponsorship Brochure

NAFSA Global Partners receive a 15% discount on sponsorship opportunities plus many other benefits. Not a Global Partner? Contact Tammy Hettinger at 202-737-3699 x4467 or the Global Partners Program for more information. 

Sponsorships are subject to final details outlined in the signed sponsorship agreement. NAFSA reserves the right to decline a potential sponsor or Global Partner for any reason, including, but not limited to, a mission that is not consistent with NAFSA’s mission or business practices.

Special Events

Opening Celebration - SOLD

NAFSA’s Opening Celebration brings together conference attendees for a high-energy, memorable, community-building event, often featuring high-profile entertainment. 

  • Celebration featured in pre-meeting logo-branded e-blast to conference attendees; option to include a noncommercial welcome message to attendees from company executive in the email
  • Celebration featured in daily conference update with your logo to attendees
  • Celebration featured in NAFSA social media posts with your logo before and after the annual conference
  • Logo projected on screens during celebration
  • Logo on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • Logo included on conference T-shirts for event volunteers
  • Three nontransferable conference registrations

Opening Plenary - SOLD

NAFSA’s opening plenary features a renowned and thought-provoking global luminary. Showcase your brand as an authority in international education to conference attendees.

  • Session featured in one pre-meeting logo-branded e-blast to conference attendees. Option to include a noncommercial welcome message to attendees from company executive in the email
  • Session featured in daily conference update with your logo to attendees
  • Session featured in NAFSA social media post with your logo
  • Logo projected on screens during plenary
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • Opportunity for executive representative to deliver a brief, noncommercial message (maximum of 3 minutes)
  • Reserved seating for select guests
  • Two nontransferable conference registrations

Thursday Plenary - $30,000

Sponsor this popular session featuring a high-profile speaker who is leading the conversation on the future of international education.

Session featured in daily conference update with your logo to attendees

  • Session featured in NAFSA social media post with your logo
  • Logo projected on screens during plenary
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • Verbal recognition during plenary
  • Reserved seating for select guests
  • Two nontransferable conference registrations

Closing Celebration- SOLD

Enjoy a final celebration with conference attendees and join NAFSA in inviting attendees to the NAFSA 2025 Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego!

  • Reception featured in daily conference update with your logo to attendees
  • Reception featured in NAFSA social media post in advance of annual conference
  • Logo projected on screens during reception
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • Two conference registrations (nontransferable)

NAFSA Award Recognition and Appreciation Luncheon - $15,000 (four available)

The luncheon honors the recipients of the annual NAFSA International Education Awards and the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.

  • Program featured in NAFSA social media post in advance of annual conference
  • Logo projected on screens during luncheon
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • Acknowledged during award presentation through a short, prerecorded, noncommercial video from sponsor
  • Opportunity to provide a branded gift to be placed at each guest’s seat during the luncheon
  • Complimentary tickets to the luncheon
  • One conference registration (nontransferable)

Featured Programs

Spotlight Presenter Series - $30,000

Occurring throughout the conference, these sessions feature invited experts discussing global topics impacting (and impacted by) international education.

  • Series featured in daily conference update with your logo to attendees
  • Series featured in NAFSA with your company logo in a social media post
  • Logo projected on screens during series
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • Verbal recognition during each session
  • Opportunity for executive representative to deliver a brief, noncommercial message at each session (maximum of 3 minutes)
  • Two nontransferable conference registrations

Symposium on Leadership - $20,000

This 2-hour event brings together senior-level decision makers from across the field of international education to connect, collaborate, and learn about trends transforming international higher education.

  • Session featured in one pre and one post meeting online post to the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community 
  • Symposium featured in daily conference update with your logo to attendees
  • Logo projected on screens during symposium
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • Verbal recognition during celebration
  • Opportunity for executive representative to deliver a brief, noncommercial message (maximum of 3 minutes)
  • Two nontransferable conference registrations

Latin America and Caribbean Forum - $20,000

This 2-hour NAFSA signature event features the latest thought leaders on engaging with partners in Latin America and the Caribbean and includes networking opportunities for participants through table moderated conversations.

  • Forum featured in one pre-meeting online post to all the NAFSA knowledge communities
  • Forum featured in daily conference update with your logo to attendees
  • Logo projected on screens during forum
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • Verbal recognition during celebration
  • Opportunity for executive representative to deliver a brief, noncommercial message (maximum of 3 minutes)
  • Two conference registrations (nontransferable)

Poster Fair - SOLD 

The poster fairs attract thousands of participants, and in 2024 they will be featured in the virtual program and throughout the week of the in-person conference. The themed fairs showcase innovative ideas on numerous topics in the field, including advocacy in international education; model practices in international enrollment management; uses of technology and social media in international education; internationalizing the campus; assessing and evaluating international education; and more.

  • Fair featured in NAFSA social media posts with your logo before and after the annual conference
  • Fair featured in one daily conference update with your logo to attendees
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • Table in poster fair area to drop information/swag
  • Two nontransferable conference registrations

Refreshments

Opening Day Coffee Meet-Up - SOLD

Show your support at the first major conference networking opportunity. Prior to the opening plenary, attendees will have the chance to catch up with their colleagues and meet new ones while sharing their morning coffee. This opportunity is a prime chance to achieve maximum visibility as people enter the convention center and grab their seats for the opening plenary.

  • Custom branded napkins
  • Meet-up featured in daily conference update with your logo to attendees
  • Meet-up featured in NAFSA social media post with your logo during annual conference
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • Two nontransferable conference registrations

Expo Hall Refreshment Breaks - SOLD

Show your support for conference attendees as the sponsor of NAFSA’s expo hall refreshment breaks. Your organization will be featured on signage displayed at three refreshment lounges during six breaks over the course of the conference. Additional benefits include:

  • Custom branded napkins
  • Refreshment breaks featured in NAFSA social media post with your logo during annual conference
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • Two nontransferable conference registrations

Preconference Refreshment Breaks - SOLD

As sponsor you will receive visibility on signage at two lounges during the preconference workshop breaks. Additional benefits include:

  • Custom branded napkins
  • Featured in NAFSA social media post with your logo during the annual conference
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website

Branded Items

Conference Tote Bag - SOLD 

The official conference tote bag is the event’s most popular souvenir. Your logo will be featured prominently on one side of the bag, allowing for high visibility throughout the event and in promotional photos. Exposure will continue long after the event as attendees continue using their bags well after the conference ends. Additional benefits include:

  • Featured in NAFSA social media post with your logo during annual conference
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • Two nontransferable conference registrations

Conference Name Badge Holder - SOLD 

Name badges are required for entry to all NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo events. As sponsor you will achieve maximum visibility, as the logo is displayed above every name and will also be visible in many event photos taken throughout the conference and featured in NAFSA content throughout the following year. Your branding team may distribute badge holders while wearing sponsor branding. Additional benefits include:

  • Featured in NAFSA social media post with your logo during annual conference
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and on conference website
  • Two nontransferable conference registrations

Conference Water Bottle - SOLD 

This popular takeaway will prominently feature your logo. Attendees use their bottles during and after the conference, making this a high-visibility item. Additional benefits include:

  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • Two nontransferable conference registrations

Hotel Key Card - SOLD

Capitalize on a unique opportunity to place your company’s logo and message in attendees’ hands with these branded key cards provided to all guests staying at the main conference hotel. Your messaging will appear on the front side of the card. Additional benefits include:

  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • One nontransferable conference registration

Conference Commemorative Pin - $10,000

Your company name will be engraved on the back of this specially designed, collectible conference memento and highlighted on the pin card. Additional benefits include:

  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • One nontransferable conference registration

Community Centers

Engage with NAFSA knowledge communities through sponsorship of one of our community centers, which host open meetings and dialogues throughout the week. This is a targeted opportunity to reach your key audience over the course of the conference in designated meet-up location. Sponsorship includes:

  • Display and distribution of promotional materials for your organization in the community center
  • Opportunity to deliver a noncommercial message before each of the open meetings in the community center
  • Sponsorship of one of NAFSA’s webinars offered in 2024 on a mutually agreed upon topic designed to meet the needs of the selected community
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Community center featured in NAFSA social media post with your logo during annual conference
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • One conference registration (nontransferable)

Education Abroad Community Center – SOLD

This community focuses on the needs of education abroad professionals and provides resources, professional learning tools, and informative dialogues that support study, internships, service learning, and research abroad.

International Education Leadership Community Center - SOLD

This community supports senior international officers and other international education leaders who provide the vision and build commitment for comprehensive internationalization.

International Enrollment Community Center - $12,000

This community addresses the needs of professionals working in admissions, recruitment, enrollment management, marketing, credential evaluation, intensive English programs, and more.

International Student and Scholar Services Community Center - SOLD

This community provides professional development opportunities for international student and scholar advisers and for those who work or volunteer in campus- and community-based international programming.

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Community Center - $12,000

This community focuses on curriculum internationalization, research that informs practice, and intercultural communication. It serves faculty, administrators, graduate students/postdocs, researchers, intercultural trainers, cross-cultural counselors, and other professionals in international education.

Digital Advertisements

Conference Mobile App Overall Sponsor - $50,000

Seize this exclusive opportunity to place your brand front and center of NAFSA 2024. Incorporate your logo into the conference mobile app splash screen, which will be displayed every time the app is opened from mid-May–June 30. Additional benefits include:

  • Featured in pre-meeting e-blast with your logo to conference attendees. Option to include a noncommercial welcome message to attendees from company executive in the email.
  • Featured in NAFSA social media post with your logo before the conference
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference website
  • Two nontransferable conference registrations

Conference Mobile App Sponsored Tiles - SOLD

Sponsor a tile on the main page of the conference mobile app with your company logo and message. One tile will be available for sponsorship per day. Additional benefits include:

  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference website
  • One conference registration (nontransferable)

Online Conference Planner - $20,000

The online conference planner in one of NAFSA’s most visible tools. Attendees spend significant time reviewing this platform before, during, and after the conference to make the most of their experience.

  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • Two nontransferable conference registrations

Places

NAFSA Pavilion Theater - $15,000

The NAFSA Pavilion is the nexus of the expo hall. The pavilion houses an open theater that has capacity for nearly 100 attendees and participants. Each day, over 2,000 people visit the pavilion, and the theater hosts seven to nine programs daily. As sponsor you will receive branding on the NAFSA Pavilion Theater. Additional benefits include:

  • Opportunity to offer programing at the pavilion
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Center featured in NAFSA social media post with your logo during annual conference
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • One conference registration (nontransferable)

Conference Information Center - SOLD

Centrally located in a high-traffic area, the conference information center is open Sunday through mid-day Friday for maximum visibility. As sponsor your logo will be included on signage at the center and you can leave promotional material in the space. Additional benefits include:

  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Center featured in NAFSA social media post with your logo during annual conference
  • Logo with link to your website on conference mobile app and website
  • One conference registration (nontransferable)

Wellness Room and Program - $5,000

  • Logo on signage in wellness room
  • Logo recognition on conference signage
  • Logo with link to your website on conference  mobile app and website