Presidents and Provosts Summit

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2018 Registration

Higher Education Leadership for Global Learning and Internationalization

May 30-31, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

Join university and college presidents, rectors and chancellors, and provosts from across the globe for NAFSA’s Presidents and Provosts Summit during the NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This event is designed specifically for campus leaders and senior academic officers who wish to cultivate deeper partnerships with each other while engaging on issues of global learning and campus internationalization. Attendees will gain insights from keynote speakers, breakout sessions designed for presidents and provosts respectively, and a panel discussion with higher education leaders. A networking reception will be held the evening before the event.


Academic leaders in discussionAcademic Leadership Reception
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA

Presidents and Provosts Summit
Thursday, May 31, 2018 | 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA
Breakfast and lunch provided.


$399 for members and nonmembers
This price also includes full conference access (Expo Hall, Plenaries, NAFSA Pavilion, Sessions, and more) and VIP seating at our Wednesday and Thursday plenaries. Reserved hotel accommodations are available on a limited basis. Contact for more information.


The Presidents and Provosts Summit event is reserved exclusively for those holding the role of university president or senior academic administrator. Titling practice of these roles may vary based on country. Those not eligible to attend the Presidents and Provosts Summit are encouraged to register for the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo and other NAFSA Signature Programs during the week.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018
4:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m. VIP Seating at Wednesday Plenary Address
6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Academic Leadership Reception
Thursday, May 31, 2018
8:00 a.m.– 8:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Morning Speaker and Discussion
10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions (Separate rooms for Presidents Panel and Provosts Panel; followed by table discussions)
11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Afternoon Speaker and Discussion
1:30 p.m.– 2:45 p.m. Panel with NAFSA CEO, Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil
2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Visit Expo Hall and Bookstore at the Philadelphia Convention Center
4:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m. VIP Seating at Thursday Plenary Address

NAFSA thanks Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) for its generous support of this event.