NAFSA Advocacy Day 2024

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You know that international education increases students’ global knowledge, cultural competence, and their workforce readiness, but do your members of Congress? Here’s your chance to make sure they do—and to ask their support for key policies to advance the field. Hone your advocacy skills and deepen your professional network by registering for our fully virtual NAFSA Advocacy Day 2024.

You’ll receive insider-analysis of the political landscape in Washington, the latest in stories and statistics that make the case for a globally-engaged student population, and in-depth training on how best to engage Congress to serve the students, scholars, and policies that matter to you.

This year’s format features exclusive pre-recorded, on-demand training and a half-day of live, virtual training and strategizing with NAFSA policy experts and your peers. Following that, you will be fully prepared to engage with Congress—from the comfort of your (home) office on the second day of our event.

Advocacy Day 2024 will be entirely virtual and held over the course of two days. March 7 will feature a half-day of training on the issues with NAFSA public policy experts followed by practice sessions with your peers to prepare for the congressional meetings. March 13 will be devoted to your virtual meetings with members of Congress. We ask all participants to block off the entire day.

As always, NAFSA will arrange personal meetings with your elected officials and/or their staff. Participants can expect at least one meeting with their elected officials or staff and one with a lawmaker not in their delegation, for a minimum of two congressional meetings. The tentative event schedule is as follows:
  • Day 1--March 7, 2024, 2:00 p.m. ET - 5:00 p.m. ET
    • Briefing on issues and requests of Congress
    • Virtual meeting practice sessions
    • Advocate of the Year announcement
    • Networking mixer
  • Day 2 --March 13, 2024, 9:30 a.m. ET - 4:30 p.m. ET
    • Group convening for last-minute updates/questions
    • Virtual congressional meetings (exact timing TBD)
    • Group debrief and planning for year-round advocacy

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Regular registration fee:

  • $99 for NAFSA members
  • $125 for nonmembers
  • $69 for NAFSA student members

    To take advantage of member pricing for this event and enjoy other benefits of NAFSA membership, become a NAFSA member today!

    Event Coordinator

    Please contact Erica Stewart with any questions regarding this event.

    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations made by 11:59 pm ET on January 19, 2024, will be fully refunded, minus a $25 administrative fee. After that, registrations are nonrefundable.

    • Refunds, if approved, will be processed four to six weeks after the event.
    • If payment is made by credit card, a credit will be issued to your credit card account; otherwise, a refund check will be issued.
    • A $25 cancellation fee will be deducted from event registration refunds for paid participants.
    • No refunds will be issued for partial attendance.

    NAFSA Terms and Conditions for Event Registration

    By registering for this event, registrants agree to the NAFSA Terms of Use and Acceptance of Terms and NAFSA's Privacy Policy. Your data will be collected and utilized by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, organizer of this event, to allow your access to the event and by Advocacy Associates, NAFSA’s partner for this event, for the purposes of scheduling your congressional meetings and providing you access to the digital platform that serves as your portal to the event learning materials, your congressional meeting schedule, a secure peer-to-peer chat function, and all related information.  

    For further information on data processing and your rights, please refer to Advocacy Associates' privacy policy at

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  • When
    3/13/2024 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Eastern Daylight Time
    Registration is closed.