Program

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2018 Call for Proposals

NAFSA's annual conference provides a multitude of educational offerings for international education professionals at all levels of experience and in every specialty. These opportunities will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and ideas you need to better serve your organization or institution, move forward in your professional development, and engage effectively with colleagues from around the globe.

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2018. Please note: all events and times are subject to change—check back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events.

Some events require an additional preregistration fee and ticket, as designated by the sign, while the rest are included in the overall conference registration.

Sunday, May 27
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Management Development Program (Day 1)
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Seminar on Peace and Global Civil Society (Day 1)
Monday, May 28
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Management Development Program (Day 2)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Seminar on Peace and Global Civil Society (Day 2)
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Latin America Forum
4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Knowledge Community Updates: EA, ISSS, IEM, IEL, TLS
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Special Event: Knowledge Community Networking Receptions
Tuesday, May 29
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Symposium on Leadership
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. First-Timers Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Management Development Program (Day 3)
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Expo Hall
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Global Learning Colloquium – Business
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. First-Timers Orientation
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. U.S. Higher Education Partnership Fair
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Poster Fairs
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Opening Plenary Address
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Special Event: Opening Celebration
Wednesday, May 30
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Expo Hall
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Global Learning Colloquium – Health Professions
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Africa Forum
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Poster Fairs
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Poster Fairs
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Plenary Address
Thursday, May 31
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Expo Hall
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Global Learning Colloquium – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Design (STEAM’D)
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Poster Fairs
10:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Dedicated Expo Hall Time
*No concurrent sessions scheduled at this time
1:00 p.m. - 2:00p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Poster Fairs
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday Plenary Address
Friday, June 1
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Expo Hall
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Technology Fair
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Forum on Global Learning (Day 1)
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Closing Plenary Address
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Special Event: Closing Celebration and Welcome to NAFSA 2019, Washington, DC
Saturday, June 2
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m Forum on Global Learning (Day 2)

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