Indianapolis March 12–16, 2016
Call for Programs closesSeptember 4 Early-bird registration deadlineJanuary 15

Call for Programs

Deadline is September 7

Beginning June 3, submit a program (or two!) for the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference. The Call for Programs ends September 7.

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2015 Virtual Ticket

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Relive the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference with the NASPA Virtual Ticket. Over 50 sessions, SA Speaks, and Featured Speakers available OnDemand.

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SB 101

NASPA Responds to Indiana bill

NASPA came out strongly against Indiana's SB 101 and applauds the state for changing the law to ban discrimination.

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Connect and Learn

The 2015 NASPA Annual Conference was our largest conference ever with more than 8,000 attendees. Let's make 2016 even better!

2015 Recap

Over 8,000 Attendees

The 2015 NASPA Annual Conference hosted a record-breaking number of registrants, ranging from graduates to senior student affairs professionals—all in the exciting location of New Orleans, LA. 

Over 750 Sessions

NASPA members and special guests presented a hand-picked selection of eduational sessions covering the most important topics to attendees and student affairs professionals.

More than 1750 institutions representing 29 countries

From small to large campuses, four-year universities to community colleges, the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference represented a diverse selection of higher education professionals representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia as well as 29 countries.

What Attendees Are Saying…
  • The NASPA Annual Conference allows me to practice my profession at the highest level. The cutting edge knowledge informs me and the colleagueship of fellow professionals renews my student affairs heart and soul!”

    Frank Ardaiolo
    VP for Student Life, Winthrop University, NASPA Foundation Chair
  • The NASPA Annual Conference is an experience of learning, networking, and growth. If you’re in student affairs, this is your conference.

    Eric Stoller
    Writer, Consultant, Speaker, Inside Higher Ed
  • I see the NASPA Annual Conference as one of the most exciting times of my year. Even after having been in student affairs for 35 years I still learn so much from the conference.​

    Almeda Jacks
    Senior Consultant, Keeling & Associates
  • ​The NASPA Annual Conference continues to provide a space of renewal and revitalization for student affairs. Spending a few days with colleagues who value, validate, and encourage you is needed and the conference makes this a reality.

    Darrell Goodwin
    Dean of Students, Seattle University
  • The NASPA Annual Conference has as my opportunity to network with the leaders in our profession from across the nation. Though the conference flies by when I’m there, it’s the most anticipated event of the year!​

    Danielle N. Quiñones-Ortega
    Student Programs Coordinator, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • NASPA, especially NUFP, is like one big family reunion. Everyone is hungry to learn, eager to reconnect, and equally passionate about the student affairs profession. I wouldn’t miss it for the world!​

    Megan Sunga
    Graduate Residence Coordinator, University of Central Florida

Latest Conference News

  • Featured Speakers announced for the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference

    We're excited to announce some of the Featured Speakers that you'll be listening to at the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference! While in Indianapolis, you'll be treated to a diverse selection of Featured Speakers tackling issues of social justice, higher education, and much more.

    Posted on September 1, 2015 at 11:22 AM
  • SA Speaks Tips and Tricks

    One of the many benefits of working in higher education is the appreciation that we have for the perspective and ideas of others. The SA Speaks series, which is similar to the well-known TED© Talks, is designed to provide annual conference goers with the opportunity to participate in a short and engaging discussion on topics that influence our work.

    Posted on August 27, 2015 at 11:20 AM
  • 10 things you might not know about Indianapolis

    Indianapolis is the best thing since sliced bread! After all, Wonder Bread of Indianapolis was the first company to widely commercialize the best invention ever, sliced bread. So it seems only appropriate to use that famous line to talk about the home of the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference!

    Posted on August 20, 2015 at 01:40 PM
  • Writing an effective NASPA proposal

    With the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference program proposal deadline coming up, here are 10 tips you can follow to write the best proposal possible and increase your chances of acceptance!

    Posted on August 13, 2015 at 12:54 PM
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Philadelphia, PA

March 9-13, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

I am thrilled to serve as the Chair for the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference! Downtown Indianapolis is beautiful, vibrant and culturally rich, and provides the perfect backdrop for learning, engaging and advocacy. I invite you to join us as we explore our common purpose and shape a vision for higher education. See you in Indy! 

Dr. Frank E. Ross
2016 NASPA Annual Conference Chair and Vice President for Student Affairs at Northeastern Illinois University

NASPA Annual Conference Conference Planning Committee

  • Frank E. Ross - Committee Chair
    Northeastern Illinois University
  • Frank R. Lamas - NASPA Board Chair
    California State University, Fresno
  • Kevin Kruger - NASPA President
  • Kimberly Lowry
    Eastfield College
  • Jessica Medina
    California State University, Fresno
  • Latricia D. Brand
    Portland Community College, Southeast
  • Jason Campbell-Foster
    Northeastern University
  • Avani Rana
    The College of New Jersey
  • Samuel D. Museus
    University of Denver
  • Angela Batista
    Oregon State University
  • Stephanie Gordon
  • Diana S. Sims-Harris
    Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
  • Jill M. Gately

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