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Venue

Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19107
Tel: (800) 428-9000
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NASPA Annual Conference - Student Affairs Administrators In Higher Education

7,000 150

Overview

Event Overview:

The NASPA Annual Conference is the premier student affairs professional development event.

With over 7,000 student affairs educators, the NASPA Annual Conference is the largest event of its kind. With featured speakers who engage participants in thoughtful reflection on the field, over 500 educational sessions presented by student affairs professionals, and networking events that both engage and inspire us to do our work on campus, this event is one not to be missed!

Attendee Information:

Why you should attend

Connect with colleagues
Share your knowledge
Discover what’s new
Challenge your thinking
Develop your professional skills
Attend powerful and innovative programming
Shape the future of higher education

Who's Attending?

Just what kind of people are our attendees? NASPA members serve a variety of functions and roles, including the vice president of student affairs and dean of students, as well as professionals working within housing and residence life, student unions, student activities, counseling, career development, orientation, enrollment management, racial and ethnic minority support services, and retention and assessment. We also have programs tailored specifically to faculty and students, so whatever your professional role or level, the NASPA annual conference has something for you.

Exhibitor Information:

Join us in Philadelphia as NASPA celebrates its 100th Annual Conference!  NASPA offers a dynamic exhibit hall for both for-profit and non-profit entities interested in networking with student affairs professionals.  

Our attendees represent a range of professional levels, and are seen as influential partners and decision-makers on their campuses.

Join over 150 organizations that will be a part of multiple dedicated exhibit hall breaks and other exhibit hall planned events for attendees.

About NAPSA:

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. Established in 1918 and founded in 1919, NASPA is comprised of over 15,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories. 

Agenda

Mar 3   

ALL DAY

  • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Volunteer Check-in Open

  • 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

    Registration Open

  • 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

    Campus Tours

    additional registration required
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    NASPA Bookstore Open

MORNING

  • 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

    Wellness Classes

  • 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    2017-2018 NASPA Board of Directors Meeting

    by invitation
  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 AM

    Pre-conference Workshops (full-day)

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Pre-conference Workshops (half-day)

AFTERNOON

  • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    VPSA Lounge Open

  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Pre-conference Workshops (half-day)

  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    2018-2019 Board of Directors Orientation

  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

    NASPA Foundation Board Meeting

  • 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    International Symposium Keynote and Reception

    additional registration required

EVENING

  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    NASPA Foundation Donor Reception

    by invitation
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 AM

    NASPA Leadership Reception

    by invitation
  • 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    NASPA’s 100th Anniversary Gala at the National Constitution Center (black tie event)

    additional registration required
Mar 4   

ALL DAY

  • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Volunteer Check-in Open

  • 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

    Registration Open

  • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    VPSA Lounge Open

  • 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

    NASPA Bookstore Open

  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Presenter Ready Room Open

  • 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Doctoral Student Seminar

  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Pre-conference Workshops (full-day)

  • 1:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    First Year Graduate Student Case Study Seminar

MORNING

  • 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

    Wellness Classes

  • 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    NASPA Foundation Board Meeting

  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Community Service Project

    additional registration required
  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    JASPA Mass

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Pre-conference Workshops (half-day)

AFTERNOON

  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Pre-conference Workshops (half-day)

  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 AM

    Regional Advisory Board Meetings

  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    First-time Attendee Orientation

EVENING

  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Opening Session and Featured Speaker

  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Opening Reception

    held the Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    African American Summits' Dessert Reception

Mar 5   

ALL DAY

  • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Volunteer Check-in Open

  • 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

    VPSA Lounge Open

  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Registration Open

  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    NASPA Bookstore Open

  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Faculty Lounge Open

    Located at the Sheraton Downtown City Center
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    First-time Attendee Lounge Open

  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Presenter Ready Room Open

  • 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    Second Year Graduate Case Study Competition

MORNING

  • 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

    Wellness Classes

  • 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

    First-time Attendee Orientation (mini)

  • 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

    NASPA President's Breakfast for Faculty

    Located at the Sheraton Downtown City Center
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 AM

    NASPA Foundation Booth Open

  • 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    Second Year Graduate Case Study Competition

  • 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM

    Educational Sessions

  • 9:05 AM – 9:55 AM

    Educational Sessions

  • 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

    Featured Speaker

  • 10:10 AM – 11:00 AM

    Educational Sessions

  • 11:15 AM – 12:05 PM

    Educational Sessions

AFTERNOON

  • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Exhibit Hall Open

  • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Headshot Lounge Available

    located in the Exhibit Hall
  • 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Massage Chairs Available

    located in the Exhibit Hall
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Exhibit Hall Welcome Break

  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Past Presidents' Luncheon

  • 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

    Featured Speaker

  • 1:15 PM – 2:05 PM

    Educational Sessions

  • 2:05 PM – 2:35 PM

    Ice Cream Social

    located in the Exhibit Hall
  • 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

    Extended Session

  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

    Poster Sessions

    located in the Exhibit Hall
  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

    Educational Sessions

  • 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

    SA Speaks

  • 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

    VPSA Roundtables

  • 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

    AVP Roundtable

  • 3:40 PM – 4:30 PM

    Educational Sessions

  • 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

    VPSA and Voting Delegate Reception

EVENING

  • 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM

    Regional Business Meetings

  • 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    Various Institutional Receptions

    https://conference2018.naspa.org/program/request-a-meeting-space
  • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    NASPA Foundation Pillars of the Profession Awards Ceremony

    by invitation
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    NASPA Grad Prep & Communities Fair

  • 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    NASPA Regional Receptions

Mar 6   

ALL DAY

  • 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

    VPSA Lounge Open

  • 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

    Volunteer Check-in Open

  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Faculty Lounge Open

    located at the Sheraton City Center
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    NASPA Foundation Booth Open

  • 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

    Presenter Ready Room Open

  • 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    Registration Open

  • 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

    Exhibit Hall Open

  • 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

    Headshot Lounge Available

    located in the Exhibit Hall

MORNING

  • 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

    Wellness Classes

  • 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    Registration Open

  • 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM

    Educational Sessions

  • 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

    Featured Speaker

  • 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

    Exhibit Hall Open

  • 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

    Headshot Lounge Available

    located in the Exhibit Hall
  • 9:05 AM – 9:55 AM

    Educational Sessions

  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

    Coffee Break

    located in the Exhibit Hall
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    Massage Chairs Available

    located in the Exhibit Hall
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Extended Session

  • 10:10 AM – 11:00 AM

    Educational Sessions

  • 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

    SA Speaks

  • 11:15 AM – 12:05 PM

    Educational Sessions

  • 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

    Mid-day Coffee and Snack Break

    located in the Exhibit Hall

AFTERNOON

  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    NASPA Awards Luncheon

    additional registraion required
  • 12:20 PM – 1:10 PM

    Educational Sessions

  • 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

    Featured Speaker

  • 1:25 PM – 2:15 PM

    Educational Sessions

  • 2:05 PM – 2:30 PM

    Popcorn Break

    located in the Exhibit Hall
  • 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

    Extended Session

  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

    Poster Sessions

    located in the Exhibit Hall
  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

    Educational Sessions

  • 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

    SA Speaks

  • 3:40 PM – 4:30 PM

    Educational Sessions

  • 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

    NASPA Annual Business Meeting

EVENING

Mar 7   

ALL DAY

MORNING

  • 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

    Presenter Ready Room Open

  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    NASPA Bookstore Open

  • 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM

    Educational Sessions

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM

    Educational Sessions

  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Closing Session and Featured Speaker

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