Region I

Region I Conference

November 4-8, 2019 - Tacoma, Washington

We are pleased to announce that our 2019 conference will be taking place in Tacoma, WA!

The NAFSA Region I conference brings together the region (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia) and beyond for a 4-day conference every fall. We host over 50 sessions on a variety of topics, 25 exhibitors and a gala silent auction raising money for travel grants.

Conference Registration

Conference registration will open July 10. Registration for members and non-members will be $285.00 until October 4. After October 4, the rate will go to $350.00 for members and non-members. On site registration will be $375.00 for members and non-members.

Travel & Accommodations Information

Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Book now and be sure to use our group code of NAFSA19

Alaska Airlines discount code for travel
If you plan on flying into SeaTac airport between Oct. 31-Nov. 12, Alaska Airlines has offered a 7% discount for all NAFSA participants. Please use the code: ECMC447 when searching for flights.

Some restrictions apply. Click the "?" next to the discount code box after applying the code to view a detailed description of the rules.

Program and Schedule

Conference registration opens July 9

2019 NAFSA Regional Conference Schedule

Session proposal dates:
April 10 - Session Proposals Open
May 24 - Early Bird Deadline (10% discount to chair if submitted by this date and accepted)
July 10 - Sessions submissions close
July 10-31 - Sessions reviewed by Regional team

Submit your proposa!

Want to collaborate? Check out the collaboration form.

Gala and Silent Auction

Donate to the Region 1 Gala Auction which will take place at the regional conference, Thursday, November 7, 2019, in Tacoma, WA! Proceeds go to support the regional travel grants, allowing educators to attend NAFSA regional conferences and Advocacy Day. Ideas for donations:

  • a copy of your favorite page-turner
  • a bottle of wine for the wine tree!
  • a basket of items from your state or province
  • scarves - we will do a scarf pull again this year!
  • any homemade items (jewelry, coffee, art, ceramics, etc.)

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

Below are the dates for exhibitor registration.

April 27 Global Partners Exhibition Registration open $540 per booth
June 8 Non GP Exhibitor Registration Open $600 per booth
Sept 10  Late Exhibitor Registration Open $700 per booth

For questions, please contact Jennifer Farland at

Awards and Travel Grants

Region I is now accepting applications for travel grants to the 2019 Regional Conference. Applications will be reviewed after the August 1 deadline and recipients will be notified by the end of the month.

Region I is now accepting nominations for Regional Awards! Nominations are being accepted for the three Regional awards.

Session Proposals

Submit a proposal

Expo Sales

Purchase now

Future Conferences

Oct. 18-21, 2020
Eugene, Oregon

Previous Conferences