San Antonio March 11–15, 2017
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Thank you for joining us

The 2017 NASPA Annual Conference brought together one of the largest gatherings of student affairs professionals ever.  Our host city, San Antonio, rose to the challenge of being a gracious host to all of us.  With over 600 sessions, almost 7,000 attendees, and miles of travel, we hope you found #NASPA17 to be a rejuvanating and enriching experience.  

2017 Recap

7,000 Attendees

The 2017 NASPA Annual Conference hosted over 6,900 attendees, ranging from graduates to senior student affairs professionals—all in the beautiful location of San Antonio, TX. 

600+ Sessions

NASPA members and special guests presented more than 600 hand-picked selection of eduational sessions covering the most important topics to attendees and student affairs professionals.

A global audience

From small to large campuses, four-year universities to community colleges, the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference represented a diverse selection of higher education professionals representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia as well as attendees from all over the world.

What Attendees Are Saying…
  • 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
  • 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
  • I see the NASPA Annual Conference as one of the most exciting timesof my year. Even after having been in student affairs for 35 years I still learn so much from the conference.​
    Almeda Jacks
    Vice President for Student Affairs, Clemson University

Latest Conference News

  • #NASPA17 – Final Wrap Up – Rejuvenating, Reframing, and Recommitting to the work ahead

    As #NASPA17 concludes and the NASPA family parts ways once again, we first want to thank all of our attendees for investing in themselves, supporting each other, bringing and sharing their expertise, and helping us create an unforgettable conference experience. The critical dialogues, forged connections, and rejuvenation our community found in San Antonio will carry us forward in our work through the next year.

    Posted on March 15, 2017 at 05:58 PM
  • #NASPA17 - Day Two Wrap Up

    Learning, connecting, and celebrating our community on Day Two of #NASPA17.

    Posted on March 14, 2017 at 02:53 PM
  • #NASPA17 - Day One Wrap Up - Here we go!

    4 days. Nearly 7,000 SA Pros. The vibrant city of San Antonio. A community gathering to support and learn from each other as we reaffirm our commitment to the Guiding Principles central to our work. This is BIG. This is #NASPA17.

    Posted on March 13, 2017 at 11:11 AM
  • Showing Up - An interview with Chris Mosier

    As we prepare to welcome our community to San Antonio at week’s end for the 99th NASPA Annual Conference, we sat down for quick chat with featured speaker Chris Mosier.

    Posted on March 10, 2017 at 05:00 PM
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Looking for Previous Conferences?

View Past NASPA Annual Conferences


Beginning Celebration of NASPA's 100th Year
March 3-7, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Ending Celebration of NASPA's 100th Year
March 9-13, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

March 28-April 1, 2020
Austin, TX

March 20-24, 2021
Kansas City, MO

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your 2017 Annual Conference Chair, hosted in "Unforgettable San Antonio!" The Conference Leadership Committee, comprised of leaders and volunteers from across the regions has been hard at work planning a creative, innovative, relevant, and unique experience for our members. We look forward to welcoming you to the 99th Annual Conference - See you in Texas!
Nancy Crimmin
Vice President for Student Affairs, Becker College

NASPA Annual Conference Conference Planning Committee

  • Nancy Crimmin (Chair)
    Becker College
  • Lori S. White (Board Chair)
    Washington University in St. Louis
  • Mary Jo Gonzales
    Washington State University
  • Eric Grospitch
    Washburn University
  • Jennifer (JJ) Jones
    Southern Methodist University
  • Jan W. Wilson McKinney
    The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Salvador B. Mena
    Rutgers University
  • Ricardo Salazar
    University of Nevada - Reno
  • Tracy Poon Tambascia
    University of Southern California
  • Scott Peska
    Waubonsee Community College
  • Kevin Kruger
    President, NASPA
  • Stephanie Gordon
    VP for Professional Development, NASPA
  • Jill M. Gately
    Director of Meetings, NASPA
  • Greg Morris
    Meeting Planner, NASPA
A special thanks to our top level conference supporters
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  • Sodexo
  • Involvio
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  • Strada Education Network

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