Region VI

Region VI Conference

The Region VI 2018 Conference will be held November 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio.

Registration Fees

Registrant Type Early Bird (Ends Oct. 12) Regular On-Site
NAFSA Member $280 $380 $480
Student $150 $250 $350
Non-Member $330 $430 $530

Conference Schedule 

Use the online conference program to browse the conference schedule and learn more about the current topics, established best practices, and emerging trends facing international educators featured at the 2018 Region VI Conference.

Download the conference schedule-at-glance!

Hotel Information

The NAFSA Region VI 2018 conference will be held at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, OH, November 4-6, 2018. In order to receive the discounted room rate, you must book your hotel by October 12. The hotel room rate is $179 per night. The hotel is conveniently located right in downtown Columbus and easily accessible by car (I-71). Hyatt Regency Hotel reservations can be made here or by calling 1-888-421-1442 (refer to NAFSA Region VI Conference). Reminder special conference rate of $179 available until October 12. See you in Columbus!


If you are interested in volunteering at the conference please complete this form. Our Local Arrangements Chair, Nyya Jones will be in contact to get you involved.

Travel Grants

NAFSA Region VI is pleased to offer a variety of grant opportunities for the Regional Conference in Columbus. Learn more information about these grants.

Come Partner with Us!

Connect with more than 300 international education professionals across Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. In 2017, over 50% of our region’s members attended our regional conference – making the event a key opportunity to connect with current and potential local professionals!

In addition to the chance to meet with our wonderful members, Region VI offers the following highlights:

  • Almost three hours of designated expo hall time where to strive to drive attendees to the exhibit hall.
  • Numerous ways to sponsor the conference – including flexibility to ‘build a sponsorship package’
  • Almost half of our attendees are mid- to upper-level professionals – giving you access to institutional decision makers!

Sound great to you? Partner with us today!

You can have the opportunity to exhibit, sponsor, and advertise all by contacting our Region VI Development Officer.

Check out more details about our opportunities here.

2018 Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshop Date - Nov. 4,2018 Member Early Bird/Advance Rates Member Onsite Rates Nonmember Early Bird/ Advance Rates Nonmember Onsite Rates
Intercultural Communication in Practice 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. $300 $400 $425 $525
F-1 Student Advising for Beginners 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. $300 $400 $425 $525
F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. $300 $400 $425 $525
J-1 Advising: Intermediate 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. $300 $400 $425 $525
Admission and Placement of International Students 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. $225 $325 $350 $450
Internships, Research, and Service Learning Abroad 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. $225 $325 $350 $450

Find detailed descriptions, objectives, and agendas for each workshop here.

Future Region VI Conferences

  • 2019: October 27-29, Hyatt Regency Indianapolis