San Antonio March 11–15, 2017
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Connect and Learn

The 2017 NASPA Annual Conference aims to be the preeminent global gathering of student affairs professionals. Enjoy hundreds of sessions with your peers from leaders within the field on the wide-range of topics relevant to you and your campus. This is a can't miss event!

2016 Recap

6,500+ Attendees

The 2016 NASPA Annual Conference hosted over 6,500 attendees, ranging from graduates to senior student affairs professionals—all in the beautiful location of Indianapolis, IN. 

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 2016 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

  • Give Back, Build Community - #NASPA17 Community Service Project

    As you mark your calendars to attend the #NASPA17 Annual Conference, consider adding the Community Service Project to your conference experience. This year’s conference attendees will have the opportunity to volunteer with the San Antonio Food Bank on Sunday, March 12th from 8 am to Noon. Volunteers can expect to work together to sort and/or pack produce, nonperishable foods, and household items, preparing them for distribution.

    Posted on January 3, 2017 at 09:49 AM
  • Chris Mosier: Breaking Barriers

    Chris Mosier is an athlete, coach, and educator, and the founder of a resource for students, athletes, coaches, and administrators to find information about trans athletics at various levels of sports. Mosier has always had athletic background, Playing baseball and basketball as a kid really helped him get into sports in high school.

    Posted on December 14, 2016 at 02:18 PM
  • Celebrating Loving Day

    At the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference, the MultiRacial Knowledge Community will acknowledge and celebrate 50 years since the landmark case, Loving v. Virginia. This Supreme Court case made it illegal to ban interracial marriage. According to the website, Richard and Mildred Loving grew up in Virginia and decided to get married in the 1960’s. Mildred was Black and Richard was White. At that time, people of different races could not marry each other, except in Washington, DC. The couple decided to go to DC to get married and return to Virginia. The law in Virginia actually forbade them not only to get married in their home state, but also in any other state and live in Virginia. As they returned home, they were taken to jail for being married. The couple ended up leaving Virginia on a judge’s order, that if they left the state for twenty five years, they would not have to do time in jail, so they moved to DC. Eventually, the case made it to the Supreme Court, where it was decided unanimously in their favor in 1967.

    Posted on December 13, 2016 at 09:59 AM
  • Bree Newsome: Modern day activist

    Writer, activist, speaker, director, producer, singer and songwriter just to name a few skills of the multi-talented Bree Newsome exceeds in. She is truly more than that in today’s world. Newsome follows in long tradition of women activists. Newsome maybe new to some but she is not new to the world of activism. Newsome unapologetically climbed a flagpole in Columbia, South Carolina removing the Confederate flag hanging near the state capital. Showing us that she is truly a millennial freedom fighter, “This flag comes down today!” Bree’s intention was to create a new image, a new symbol and a new consciousness of the power inherent in direct action. The iconic picture of her on the pole, flag in hand has become a touchstone of empowerment for disenfranchised people around the world.

    Posted on December 6, 2016 at 03:21 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 Gonzalez
    University of Rhode Island
  • 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
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