2024 Annual Conference & Expo

Thank you for joining us in New Orleans, Louisiana for the NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo held May 28–31. Your participation made this year our most diverse, comprehensive, and exciting international education conference and exposition yet.

NAFSA is proud to support numerous programs, sessions, and poster fair presentations outlining our commitment to sustainability and best practices for international educators. Learn more about the programs listed below in the NAFSA 2024 Online Planner.

Sustainability Programs

Tuesday, May 28

  • 12:00 – 3:30 PM CT Sustainability Service Project with the Sustainability SIG
  • 12:00 – 2:00 PM CT WS 16: Using the UN SDGs as a Framework for Internationalization
    • Member Fee: $200 ; Non-Member Fee: $300 ; Student Fee: $120

Wednesday, May 29

  • 9:30 – 10:20 AM CT: The Role of Universities: Case Studies in Internationalization, Community Engagement, and SDGs
  • 10:30 – 11:20 AM CT: Sustainability Special Interest Group Meeting
  • 2:30 – 3:20 PM CT: Sustainability: The Key to Engaging Community Colleges in Education Abroad
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM CT: NAFSA Pavilion Session: Global Goals, Global Education: Advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • 3:00 – 5:00 PM CT: Shared Studios: Global Conversations on Climate Resilience
  • 4:30 – 5:20 PM CT: Introducing the New Climate Action Barometer for International Education

Thursday, May 30

  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CT: Poster Fair Theme – Sustainability in International Education
  • 11:30 – 11:55 AM CT: Transforming Management Education: A Principles-Based Approach
  • 1:00 – 1:50 PM CT: APAIE Update: International Education and Climate Justice - Reflections from the Asia Pacific (and the Americas/North America)
  • 1:00 – 1:50 PM CT: Greening Student Recruitment: A Climate Action Revolution in Travel Practices
  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM CT: LAC Forum: Sustainability and Internationalization in Latin America and the Caribbean: Perspectives, Practices, and Opportunities
  • 3:00 – 3:50 PM CT: The Time Is Now: Practical Steps to Climate Action in Education Abroad
  • 3:00 – 5:00 PM CT: Shared Studios: Global Conversations on Climate Resilience
  • 4:00 – 4:50 PM CT: Going Green! NAFSA's Commitment to the CANIE Accord

Friday, May 31

  • 9:30 – 10:20 AM CT: CANIE Accord: Leadership and Principles for Shared Climate Action
  • 9:30 – 10:20 AM CT: Reimagining a Culture of Peace and Sustainability Through Virtual Exchange

Sustainability Poster Fair Presentations

  • Building a Supportive Community of Action through Informal Climate Learning
  • Empowering Global Citizenship: REDES International Service-Learning Approach to Sustainability
  • Encouraging International Educators to Embed Sustainability Issues into International Programs
  • Global Course Inspires Social Impact-Focused General Education Curriculum
  • International Education: The Missing Link between Behavioral Change and Climate Action
  • Reimagining future conferences using the Circular Economy model
  • Supporting Sustainable Development through a Student Mobility Program
  • Sustainability and Scholarship: Charting a Greener Future through International Education
  • Sustainability Performance in Study Abroad: Results from Two Comprehensive Surveys
  • The Impact of University Sustainability on Student Decision-Making
  • Virtual International Partnerships to Promote the Knowledge of the SDGs

Commitment to Sustainability: NAFSA 2024 and Beyond

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.

Our commitment extends beyond the conference, as NAFSA continually integrates sustainable practices throughout the year and into the future. NAFSA is an official signatory of the Climate Action Network for International Education (CANIE) Accord. We champion environmentally sustainable practices.