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

2016 Virtual Ticket

Over 50 hours of content

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Hotel Reservations

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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

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

Join us in beautiful Indianapolis, IN for the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference! World-class presentations, inspirational featured speakers, and thousands of student affairs professionals!

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

  • Let’s get candid, women of NASPA

    Study after study confirms that mentors provide guidance and advice, encouragement and support, and clarity and confirmation on personal, academic, and professional topics. With all the known benefits of mentorship, it’s no wonder that formal programs for students are cropping up at colleges and universities nationwide.

    Posted on February 9, 2016 at 10:59 AM
  • Finding your way at NASPA 2016

    The NASPA First-Time Attendees committee is so excited you’re joining us for the 2016 NASPA Annual conference in the Circle City, Indianapolis, Indiana! With more than 4,000 people already registered for the conference, it will certainly be an exciting opportunity to inspire, generate, influence, integrate and connect as professionals within student affairs!

    Posted on February 4, 2016 at 02:10 PM
  • Engage in Indy: Visit the NASPA Exhibit Hall

    You have 500 sessions to select from and attend. But, when making your selections, make sure you also build in time to visit the NASPA Exhibit Hall. It’s located in Hall D and E at the Indiana Convention Center. This is yet another key component of your educational development within student affairs.

    Posted on February 2, 2016 at 11:17 AM
  • Navigating Indy like a Local

    We enlisted the help of our Local Arrangements Committee members to share with you their favorite places to eat. Whether you’re in the mood for a juicy steak or burger, some jazz and a delicious dessert, or the vegan and vegetarian option, we have something for you.

    Posted on January 28, 2016 at 11:21 AM
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Looking for Previous Conferences?

View Past NASPA Annual Conferences

March 11-15, 2017
San Antonio, TX

Celebrating Our 100th Conference
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 Life at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

NASPA Annual Conference Conference Planning Committee

  • Frank E. Ross - Committee Chair
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • 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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