October 28–30, 2014
Albany, NY


 Thank you for your interest in the bi-regional conference! Our regions represent more than 1,850 members representing over 430 institutions of higher learning and hundreds of public/independent secondary schools in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  Regions X and XI host nearly 157,000 international students and scholars, and the New York metro area alone boasts the densest international student population in the country.

The Region X and XI Bi-regional Conference provides you with the unique opportunity to reach a large segment of all aspects of the international educational community—from study abroad, to recruiting and admissions, to language preparation, to student and scholar advising and more—in one place. NAFSA is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Conference Program Guide

The full conference program guide is now available. Please click here to view the guide for full details on the conference, including schedules and session descriptions.

Hotel Update

The Desmond is fully booked on Tuesday, October 28 and has limited availability for Wednesday, October 29.

Overflow hotel rooms are now available at a discounted conference rate at the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY 24 hours a day. When making a reservation, please ask for the NAFSA block to get the discounted rate of $139.00 (plus tax) per night. All reservations will require a credit card or deposit equal to one (1) night's room and tax to guarantee the room. Rooms may be cancelled by 6:00 p.m. on the date of arrival with no penalty.

Please note: this rate is available while rooms are available or until 3:00 p.m. on October 13, whichever comes first. The Holiday Inn is approximately 1/4 mile from the conference site and will provide free shuttle to and from The Desmond.

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Update

Update: As of October 15, we have reached maximum capacity for exhibitor registration. If you would still like to be involved, package inserts are available for purchase (please note: inserts must be received by the morning of October 27 in order to be included in the registration packet). Shipping information and attendee list for exhibitors will be sent out by mid-October.

Call for Volunteers

Do you want to get involved? Do you want to meet new colleagues? Do you want to have fun?!?! 

The Region XI Team is currently seeking volunteers interested in contributing to a lively, engaging and informative conference. Whether you are brand new to international education or long-time in the field, volunteering is a great way to get involved in NAFSA, network with colleagues from all knowledge communities and to just have a good time. Sign up now to help with on-site registration, room set-ups, meals and much more. 

Please download and submit the Conference Volunteer Form by October 10th. Don't delay, fill out the form today!

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to seeing you in Albany!! 

Questions? Concerns? Please contact Candace Matta, Conference Chair-Designate at [email protected].