NAFSA 2018

Date: May 27, 2018 — Jun 1, 2018
Location: The Pennsylvania Convention Center
City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Join peers and experts at the largest gathering in the field of international education for the 2018 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, "Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment." The conference will take place May 27-June 1, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and will feature outstanding educational and professional development opportunities and a world-class expo hall.

Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment

The 2018 annual conference theme, “Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment,” highlights the value and power of diverse voices that lead to more authentic collaborations and speak to alternative narratives that challenge our old ideas and make us think about new solutions and opportunities. But multiple voices without a shared commitment is cacophony—it lacks the power of collaboration, mutual trust, and a desire to meet challenges together.

An Exceptional Learning Opportunity

The NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference & Expo is the premier forum to connect with peers who have similar job challenges and who can identify possible solutions. Learn from top administrators, researchers, authors, and seasoned practitioners in the fields of education abroad; international student and scholar services; international enrollment management; international education leadership; and teaching, learning, and scholarship. The conference program is designed to help you improve your knowledge of model practices and strategies.

Conference Registration

Registration opens on March 1, 2018. For more information about NAFSA 2018 and to register for the conference, please visit the website.

Global Affairs Canada Program at NAFSA 2018

EduCanada Pavilion at NAFSA

The EduCanada Pavilion will be prominently located in the exhibition hall (#2208 and #2408) and will feature the EduCanada brand. The pavilion will host a large number of Canadian institutions, provincial governments and national associations. All of Canada’s provinces will be represented; institutions will be located within their respective provincial space. Please visit the EduCanada Pavilion # 2208, #2408 during NAFSA Exhibit Hall hours:

Tuesday, May 29, 2018        08:30 – 15:30   EduCanada Pavilion, Exhibit Hall 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018    08:30 – 17:30   EduCanada Pavilion, Exhibit Hall

Thursday, May 31, 2018        08:30 – 17:00   EduCanada Pavilion, Exhibit Hall

Thursday, May 31, 2018        10:15 – 13:00   Dedicated Expo hours (no sessions scheduled) 

Friday, June 1, 2018              08:30 – 11:15   EduCanada Pavilion, Exhibit Hall

If you plan to attend NAFSA and wish to spend time at the EduCanada Pavilion, please inform your provincial government representative.

Canada-focused events and opportunities

The NAFSA Canada Member Interest Group (Canada MIG) is pleased to share information about Canada-focused events and opportunities at NAFSA 2018.

Click here for more details about the below noted items, including details about purchasing invitations for the ever popular Canada Reception. 

1. Canada Reception – Invitations on sale

2. CanadaMIG Meeting – Thursday May 31, 1-2pm

3. Canada Day in May – First Edition! – Monday May 28

4. Global Affairs Canada at NAFSA 2018

5. Canada MIG Co-Chair Nominations

Missed the 2017 Canada Reception?  See a video of the wildly successful 2017 event here.