Fairs and Events

EducationUSA coordinates and participates in a variety of fairs, conferences, and events throughout the year.

Check our events page for details on how to participate or register for EducationUSA events for U.S. higher education professionals including the EducationUSA Forum, regional forums, international student fairs, and conferences. Information is also posted in the monthly HEI eNews (automatically emailed to U.S. higher education users with a login to this website) and our Facebook page.  Learn how you can host advisers on your campus in conjunction with trainings and conferences. 

EducationUSA Forum

The annual EducationUSA Forum, held annually in Washington, D.C., gives higher education professionals an opportunity to engage with EducationUSA advisers from around the world. Take advantage of the Forum to network with approximately 50 advisers, all 15 Regional Educational Advising Coordinators (REACs), and U.S. Department of State and IIE EducationUSA staff as they present the latest regional and country-specific trends and tips for strategic international recruitment planning. The 2020 EducationUSA Forum is over, but international educators can still register to access #EdUSAForum's resources and watch the welcome and plenary remarks.  The 2021 EducationUSA Forum will be held virtually and registration is free. Learn more here

ANNOUNCING THe Spring EducationUSA Seminar

The EducationUSA Spring Seminar will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, hosted by Boise State University. The purpose of these seminars is to connect the higher education community and facilitate forward-facing discussions, mentoring sessions, and sharing of best practices on maximizing international student recruitment, enrollment, and support services. The event will be offered free of charge to participating higher education institutions and organizations. Please check back for agenda and registration details.

EducationUSA Regional Forums

EducationUSA holds regional forums internationally that bring together advisers from one world region and U.S. higher education institutions to share best practices. U.S. higher education professionals are invited to present specialized training sessions and to network with advisers and REACs during these events.  The Europe and Eurasia Regional Forum will take place at the Metropol Palace Hotel in Belgrade, Serbia, November 2–4, 2021. The EducationUSA Western Hemisphere Regional Forum will take place at the Hotel Barceló in San José, Costa Rica, March 16–18, 2022. 

EducationUSA International Student Fairs

EducationUSA runs international student fairs both in-person and online throughout the year. Over 40 fairs with potential for U.S. higher education participation take place each year. Many of these are part of larger multi-city fair circuits that decrease travel costs and maximize recruitment potential. 

International Conferences

EducationUSA representatives attend a variety of international higher education association conferences, such as APAIE, EAIE, CAIE, IC3, and CIS, to promote U.S. higher education. 

U.S. Conferences

Anticipated 2021 EducationUSA Conference Participation:

Association/Conference
Date
Location

AIEA

Feb. 15-17, 2021

Virtual

CCID

Feb. 17-19, 2021

Virtual

AACRAO

Mar. 29-Apr. 1, 2021

Virtual

NAGAP

Apr. 28-May 1, 2021

Virtual

NAFSA National

Jun. 1-4, 2021 

Virtual

Intl ACAC

Jul. 12-16, 2021

Virtual

EducationUSA Forum

July 26-31, 2021

Virtual

NACAC

Sept. 23-25, 2021

Seattle, WA

In addition, we are pleased to attend regional NAFSA conferences when possible. EducationUSA welcomes invitations and recommendations for participation in future conferences with organizations focused on higher education.