Program

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2019 Updates

NAFSA's annual conference provides a multitude of educational offerings for international education professionals at all levels of experience and in every specialty. These opportunities will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and ideas you need to better serve your organization or institution, move forward in your professional development, and engage effectively with colleagues from around the globe.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C. in 2019. Please note: all events and times are subject to change—check back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events.

Some events require an additional preregistration fee and ticket, as designated by the sign, while the rest are included in the overall conference registration.

Saturday, May 25
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Conference Registration
Sunday, May 26
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Conference Registration
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Management Development Program (Day 1) 
8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
Monday, May 27
7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Conference Registration
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Management Development Program (Day 2)
8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Orientation for Participants Born Outside of the United States
12:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. NAFSA Bookstore
1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Latin America Forum
4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Knowledge Community Updates: EA, ISSS, IEM, IEL, TLS
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m Special Event: Knowledge Community Networking Receptions
Tuesday, May 28
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Conference Registration
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Symposium on Leadership
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Secondary School Assembly (Day 1)
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. First-Timers Breakfast
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Management Development Program (Day 3)
8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. NAFSA Bookstore
8:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. International Education Expo: Opening Ceremony
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. International Education Expo Hall
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. NAFSA Career Center
9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. First-Timers Orientation
10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. U.S. Higher Education Partnership Fair
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Poster Fairs
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Opening Plenary Address
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Special Event: Opening Celebration
Wednesday, May 29
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Conference Registration
8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. NAFSA Bookstore
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. International Education Expo Hall
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Secondary School Assembly (Day 2)
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Atlantic World Forum
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Global Learning Lab
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. NAFSA Career Center
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Poster Fairs
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Pathways to Peace Luncheon
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Poster Fairs
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday Plenary Address
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Regional Update Meetings
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Presidents and Provosts Summit (Day 1)
Thursday, May 30
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Conference Registration
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Presidents and Provosts Summit (Day 2)
8:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. NAFSA Bookstore
8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. International Education Expo Hall
9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. NAFSA Career Center
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Poster Fairs
10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Dedicated Expo Hall Time - No concurrent sessions scheduled at this time
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Annual Business Meeting
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Community Colleges Luncheon
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Liberal Arts Institutions and Women's Colleges Luncheon
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Poster Fairs
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Africa Forum
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday Plenary Address
Friday, May 31
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Conference Registration
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
8:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. International Education Expo Hall
8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. NAFSA Bookstore
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Poster Fairs
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. NAFSA Career Center
10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Closing Plenary Address
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Special Event: Closing Celebration and Welcome to NAFSA 2020 – St. Louis