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."


NAFSA is proud to be an official signatory of the Climate Action Network for International Education (CANIE) Accord and to champion environmentally sustainable practices throughout the international education sector. The NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo will take place at the LEED Gold-certified Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. NAFSA is committed to actions that minimize waste and environmental impact, such as distributing reusable water bottles and responsibly sourced tote bags and partnering with eco-conscious vendors like Freeman. This commitment extends beyond the conference, as NAFSA continually integrates sustainable practices throughout the year and into the future. 

Learn more about Sustainability Programs at NAFSA 2024.

Community Engagement 

NAFSA 2024 celebrates diversity and fosters inclusivity through the theme of "Resilience. Renewal. Community." NAFSA 2024 programming features individuals who make a difference in their communities and promote equity in international education. With more than 35 member interest groups and inclusive facilities, NAFSA strives to create an environment where every member feels valued and empowered.


NAFSA prioritizes the health and wellbeing of all attendees. Each day of the NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo begins with wellness activities, and conference programming throughout the week focuses on resilience, mental health, and safety at home and abroad. NAFSA is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can thrive.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

NAFSA believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are not just words but essential principles that drive the association's mission and define its global identity. The NAFSA 2024 features programming on important DEI-related topics of the day, a diverse representation of voices and perspectives, and accessibility initiatives that reflect a commitment to creating a more inclusive international education community. Read more about this commitment in NAFSA's Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

At the annual conference and throughout the year, NAFSA's values serve as a guide in creating impactful and inclusive experiences for all. Join us in championing sustainability, community engagement, wellness, and inclusion in international education.