Indianapolis March 12–16, 2016
Hotel reservations openOctober 1 Early-bird registration deadlineJanuary 15

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The 2016 NASPA Annual Conference room block, and roommate matching, is now open! Don't wait, rooms fill up fast.

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SB 101

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

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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

  • Visit diverse institutions to get the “flavor” of local higher education

    Campus tours are designed to give annual conference participants the opportunity to visit diverse institutions to get the “flavor” of local higher education. The committee strives to select a variety of institutional types and sizes and to create a tour where participants will be able to intentionally interact with colleagues and friends.

    Posted on November 23, 2015 at 09:50 AM
  • Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity: About Featured Speaker Dr. Hill

    Hill’s background in social justice activism, and his work in the world of nonprofits, serves as a prime example of the theme of “Common Purpose: Shaping a vision for Higher Education.” In particular, Hill’s work with My5th, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating youth about their legal rights and responsibilities, serves as a testament to the importance of race, class, and the justice system in our profession.

    Posted on November 17, 2015 at 09:21 AM
  • Volunteering to make a difference

    Each year at the NASPA Annual Conference attendees come together to volunteer as part of their conference experience. This is an opportunity to connect with your colleagues and learn more about the relevant issues in the community in which we meet.

    Posted on November 12, 2015 at 10:53 AM
  • Virtual Ticket options for the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference

    The NASPA Virtual Ticket provides anyone with access to NASPA’s Featured Speakers and 60 world-class educational sessions, all for less than the price of a plane ticket. With access for up to a year and discounts for additional users, the NASPA Virtual Ticket is a great way to bring your entire office to the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference.

    Posted on November 10, 2015 at 09:38 AM
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San Antonio, TX

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March 3-7, 2018
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
    Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Angela Batista
    Oregon State University
  • Stephanie Gordon
  • Diana S. Sims-Harris
    Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
  • Jill M. Gately, CMP
  • Greg Morris, CMP

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