Region V

Region V Conference

Conference Hotel

The NAFSA Region V 2018 conference will be held at the beautifully renovated Renaissance Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL, October 17 - 19, 2018. Hotel room rate will be $179 per night. The hotel is conveniently located 25 miles northwest of Chicago and is easily accessible by air (12 miles from O’Hare; 30 miles from Midway), rail (Metra Northwest Line), and car (I-90 / I-290).

Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel reservations can be made here.
Special conference rate of $179 available until September 24, 2018.

Call for Proposals

The deadline for Region V Conference session proposals has ended. Accepted sessions will be announced in early July. If you need to make edits to a submission you’ve already completed, please contact


Region V Conference registration is now open! Early bird registration closes September 30, 2018. Questions about registration may be directed to our Registrar, Kara Johnson ( and the Region V Chair (

Conference Registration Fees

Registrant Type Early Bird Regular On-Site
NAFSA Member $250 $300 $400
Student/Retiree w/volunteer $110 $175 $225
Non-NAFSA Member $310 $360 $460

Workshop Fees

Registrant Type Early Bird Full/Half Regular Full/Half On-Site Full/Half
NAFSA Member CEP $200 $280 $380
NAFSA Member Non-CEP $50/$25 $100/$50 $200/$100
Student/Retiree CEP $200 $280 $380
Student/Retiree Non-CEP $50/$25 $100/$50 $200/$100
Non-NAFSA Member CEP $250 $330 $430
Non-NAFSA Member Non-CEP $150/$75 $150/$75 $250/$175

Program and Schedule

Region V Travel Grants

2018 Region V Grant

Each year, NAFSA Region V designates funds to be awarded as Region V Conference Grants for those who may not receive full, or even partial, financial support from their institutions to attend the conference. Learn more and apply by August 31.  


Each year, Region V hands out several awards to recognize achievements and contributions to the field of international education. Learn more and nominate a colleague today.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Exhibitor and sponsor registration is now open! Please click on the “Expo Sales – Purchase Now” button at the top of this page.

This year’s venue is ideal for exhibiting – the large, open space in the heart of the convention center adjacent to all coffee breaks will ensure many opportunities for showcasing your products and services and networking with colleagues and clients. We will be offering several sponsorship opportunities this year at varying levels of support. Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions. PDF

Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration Fees

Booth/Sponsorship Type Cost
Standard Booth $550
Standard booth (with electrical hook-up) $650
Premium booth (includes electrical hook-up and Wi-Fi) $1000
Wi-Fi Access (per device per day) $50
Opening Reception (1) $1500
Business Lunch (1) $1500
Breakfast (2) $500
Coffee Break (4) $300
Session Room (8) $200
Friends of Region V(8) $100

Questions about exhibiting or sponsoring can be directed to the Region V Exhibitor Coordinator, Katerina Roskina (


Interested in getting involved in NAFSA Region V and not sure how? Consider volunteering at the Region V Conference! Volunteers are essential to the success of our conference and sincerely appreciated. Please email if you are interested in learning more. Please note that all attendees receiving the Student/Retiree discounted rate will be expected to commit to volunteer shifts of their choosing.

Special Membership Offer

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*Only available to registered non-member NAFSA regional conference attendees who have never been members of NAFSA or whose previous membership expired on or before July 1, 2017.