Indianapolis March 12–16, 2016
Call for Programs opensJune 3 Call for Programs closesSeptember 4

Call for Programs

Opens June 3

Beginning June 3, submit a program (or two!) for the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference. The Call for Programs ends September 4.

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2015 Virtual Ticket

Over 50 hours of content

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

  • Call for programs now open

    The 2016 NASPA Annual Conference call for programs is now open! Following on the heels of the most successful Annual Conference ever in New Orleans, we prepare to head to Indianapolis March 12-16, 2016.

    Posted on June 3, 2015 at 08:31 AM
  • 2015 NASPA Annual Conference: Day 3

    Another day of the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference is in the books. The big news of the day was Featured Speaker Melissa Harris-Perry who got things started with a powerful and challenging keynote that energized attendees as they enjoyed the rest of the days' sessions.

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 08:15 PM
  • 2015 NASPA Annual Conference: Day 2

    Featured Speaker Jennifer Arnold kicked things off in New Orleans with her philosophy of "Think Big!" She encouraged attendees with stories from a life of overcoming challenges and told attendees how they can "Navigate with Courage."

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 07:08 AM
  • 2015 NASPA Annual Conference: Day 1

    Day 1 of the 2015 Annual Conference is in the books and we've already broken records with other 8,000 in-person and virtual attendees. But it's nothing compared to what we have in store for the rest of the week!

    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 09:48 PM
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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
    NASPA
  • 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
    NASPA
  • Diana S. Sims-Harris
    Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
  • Arlene Kidwell
    NASPA
  • Jennifer Vaseleck
    NASPA

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