San Antonio March 11–15, 2017
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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
    Senior Consultant, Keeling & Associates

Latest Conference News

  • First Day Reflections: Preparing to Attend NASPA

    This summer I had the fortune to join the 2017 Annual Conference Leadership Committee, which is one of the groups responsible for preparing for your journey to San Antonio in March. This tremendous group of professionals is in the midst of planning and preparing and we want to remind you that there are a couple of things you can do to help make the NASPA Annual Conference outstanding.

    Posted on August 24, 2016 at 11:21 AM
  • Share your perspective by serving as a NASPA Annual Conference program reviewer

    The 2017 NASPA Annual Conference Leadership Committee invites you to volunteer as a program reviewer for the 99th NASPA Annual Conference, taking place March 11-15, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. The NASPA Annual Conference sessions—over 500 presented in three action-packed days—represent a dynamic cross section of innovative best practices and critical scholarship from across the field of student affairs.

    Posted on August 16, 2016 at 07:54 AM
  • 5 reasons to attend the NASPA Annual Conference

    Our email inboxes are flooded with opportunities for professional development. Webinars, seminars, workshops, institutes, video chats…the list goes on and on. No one can take advantage of every opportunity. There simply isn’t the time and the funds to do so. We must be judicious with our time (personal and professional) and our funds (personal and given common budget issues, professional). With all the opportunities available to us for professional development, why spend your time and money on a large annual conference? Here is why...

    Posted on July 26, 2016 at 09:11 AM
  • Putting your best #NASPA17 submission forward

    Deciding to submit a program for the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference is an unparalleled opportunity to present your scholarship to a network of over 6,000 SA pros. Crafting a program proposal that is engaging and full of dynamic content is an investment. This year’s conference is centered around NASPA’s four guiding principles of Integrity, Innovation, Inquiry, and Inclusion and since we’ll be gathering in San Antonio, Texas, we are encouraging presenters and participants to think BIG!

    Posted on July 21, 2016 at 08:08 AM
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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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