NAFSA: Association of International Educators

The Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh Marriott City Center and Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau are excited to host the NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2013 Region VII Conference. Raleigh, N.C., is one of the Southeast's "can't miss" cities and is easily accessible by interstate or air travel! We are providing this webpage for your convenience as you plan your trip. You'll find maps, a calendar of events, area information including dining and attractions and more. It's all designed to make your planning process a little easier and your trip more enjoyable!

Location, Location, Location...

The Raleigh Marriott City Center is your headquarters hotel and is conveniently connected to the Raleigh Convention Center. Rooms are going fast, so be sure to make your reservation now. The cut-off date to receive the conference rate is Oct. 4, 2013.

Conference Information:

  • Oct. 27-28: Pre-conference workshops
  • Oct. 28: Conference begins and exhibit hall opens
  • Oct. 30: Conference ends at noon

Click here for registration information

Join Us Monday Night for the Restaurant Hop!

On Mon. night you're invited to join other attendees to dine together as a group at one of the restaurants listed below.

Please visit the Hospitality Desk in the main lobby of the Raleigh Convention Center to sign up to attend.

Groups will meet in the hotel lobby at approximately 7:00pm, in time to walk to the restaurants (all restaurants are in short walking distance and within a few blocks of the hotel).


Jimmy V's is a unique and modern restaurant created with Jim Valvano's passion and commitment to excellence, with 2.5% of the... View More


Bida Manda is a thoughtful and sharp gathering place celebrating the diverse food traditions and culture of Laos. Bida Manda is... View More

Five Star is the answer to sophisticated Asian dining and entertainment. The vibrant colors and urban chic d├ęcor create a cozy... View More

Sitti's menu is authentic and fresh, rippling with subtle spices and rich, imported Kalamata olive oil. And though each dish is... View More

The Pit proudly serves authentic whole-hog, pit-cooked barbecue in downtown Raleigh's Warehouse District. A celebration of all of... View More