Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA


Tuesday, May 29, 2018


10:00 am – 11:00 am – Rainbow SIG Advisory Board Meeting 

Downtown Philadelphia Marriott, Room 413

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Supporting Transgender Students 

PCC, Room 115C

Presenters discuss the current challenges that face inbound and outbound transgender students. Learn appropriate and inclusive terminology and how to better assist members of the trans community. Ask questions and have a discussion with representatives of the trans community.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

8:30 am – 9:30 am – Open Meeting: Supporting LGBTQ+ Students in Education Abroad 

PCC, Room 120A

Discuss model advising practices in supporting LGBTQ+ students in education abroad.

 9:00 am – 9:30 am NAFSA Pavilion: Expanding Our Rainbow: A Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue

Philadelphia Convention Center (PCC), Hall E

Join with a panel of experts to discuss supporting and working with LGBTQ students. Explore the dynamics of identity and intersectionality to grow understanding on campuses and within organizations. Learn how to serve as an ally for inclusion and champion for diversity.

10:00 am to 11:00 am – Rainbow SIG Annual Open Meeting & Elections  

Downtown Philadelphia Marriott, Room: Franklin 11

Learn more about the Rainbow SIG! This open meeting is a great opportunity to learn how to get involved, what new opportunities are out there, and to connect with other LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies.

Wristbands $1 each

Evening – Rainbow SIG 25th Anniversary Reception

Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St James Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Always the best reception of the conference. Meet and mingle with other attendees at this great location. Come for great drinks with friends and help us raise money for the Rainbow Scholarship Fund!
8:00pm – Reception (All are welcome!)
9:30pm – Speeches and celebration 

  • Wristbands $1 each
  • $10 Feather Rainbow Boas (proceeds for scholarship – cash preferred (but Venmo available if needed).
  • Raffle for Amazon Alexa – Please bring cash