Region XI

Regional Conference

"Uncharted Waters: Advocacy in a New Era"
October 23-25, 2018
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME

MaineSet along the picturesque shores of Casco Bay, Holiday Inn by the Bay will serve as our venue for the 2018 NAFSA Regional Conference. Holiday Inn by the Bay combines convenience, entertainment and beauty to create the perfect environment for every traveler. Offering a waterfront view that extends to the Casco Bay Islands, the downtown waterfront setting of this hotel fully captures the beauty and culture of Portland, Maine. Don’t moose out, meet us in Maine and gather with your colleagues to share valuable information and best practices.

There is a room block for the conference, and hotel registration will open over the summer. The conference rate is $190 plus a 8% tax per night. Parking is available for conference guests at a special rate of $5.00 per vehicle for overnight guests and commuters.

Important Dates

Don't moose out
Conference rates available on website Mid-April, 2018
Session proposal system opens Early-Mid-April, 2018
Session proposal system closes Mid-June, 2018
Registration for exhibitors Late June, 2018
Session notifications Late June/Early July, 2018
Early bird registration opens Early August, 2018
Conference grants announced Early August, 2018
Early bird registration ends Early September, 2018
Workshops begin October 23, 2018
Conference opening: Afternoon of October 23, 2018
Conference closing: Afternoon of October 25, 2018


It’s never too early to nominate a colleague for one of the region’s many awards. You can find information about the awards given out at the regional conference and how to nominate someone here.


General Conference Information

Janet Ray, Conference Chair

Session Proposals

Janet Ray, Conference Chair

Mary Pyne, Conference Chair Designate


Ilene Tillman

Pre-Conference Workshops

Macey Faiella

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Katherine Jacobs
Emily Nagle  

Expo Sales

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Past Conferences