2017 NAFA Conference

July 19 - 21, 2017
NAFA 9th Biennial Conference: Mind the Gap
Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia

Conference Dates: 

Wednesday, July, 19, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017

(Pre-Conference Workshops: Tuesday, July 18, 2017)

Registration is now LIVE:

2017 Call For Proposals (CFP) LIVE: 

In keeping with this year's conference there, "Mind the Gap," NAFA is currently soliciting presentation proposal from its members.  

Full proposal submissions are due by Wednesday, March 15th, 2017.  Information about the CFP can be found here and the official submission form can be found here.

Interested in finding out more about what's involved in presenting at the NAFA conference?  Check out this recorded webinar.

Conference Highlights:

Monday, July 17
Long-form Boren (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) and Fulbright (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) training sessions to be held at Drexel University. Registration details can be found HERE

Tuesday, July 18
1. Pre-conference activities: a New Advisors Workshop and a Fulbright Commissions Reading Session. (1:00 - 5:00 PM)
2. Evening welcome reception.

Wednesday, July 19 (8:00 AM)
The conference officially begins with an array of plenary and concurrent sessions.

Thursday, July 20 (6:00 - 8:00 PM)
Off-site evening cocktail reception at the Academy of Natural Sciences in the iconic “Dinosaur Hall”. Guests can enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while reconnecting with familiar colleagues and making new connections. This reception is included for members as part of the registration fee. Guests of members are also welcome (an additional fee of $50 per person will be applied.) More information on the Academy can be found at http://www.ansp.org/.


  • Early-Bird Discounted Fee: $525 for Members, $625 for Non-Members

    • Early-Bird Available Now through April 3, 2017

  • Full-Fee Rate:  $625 for Members, $725 for Non-Members

Hotel Reservations (June 19, 2017 cutoff):

   Phone:  (800) 325-3535 (Identify yourself as a NAFA member)
   Online:  Book a Room