San Antonio March 10–15, 2017
Registration and Housing is Open!

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

  • 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
  • #NASPA17 Campus Tours highlight inclusion and innovation

    San Antonio is home to both public and private colleges and universities that include a renowned research institution, prestigious private and public institutions, and some of the best Hispanic and minority serving institutions in the country. This tour will take you to visit four diverse and distinctive campuses and introduce you to academic programs and services that help to mold future leaders, workers and innovators.

    Posted on December 4, 2016 at 08:30 PM
  • Housing for the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference Opens on Oct 3

    Housing opens for the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference in San Antonio on Monday, October 3. NASPA’s 99th Annual Conference will be convening in San Antonio this March and is destined to be a memorable event. The newly renovated Harry B. Gonzalez Convention Center sits on San Antonio’s famous River Walk, along with many of the fabulous hotels in the conference hotel room block. But, beware of the Housing Pirates!

    Posted on September 30, 2016 at 03:11 PM
  • Navigating the NASPA Annual Conference as a New Professional

    Having attended the NASPA Annual Conference every year since 2014, Jake Frasier, NASPA's newest Assistant Director of Educational Programs, shares a few things that might help you as a new professional navigate your conference experience.

    Posted on September 22, 2016 at 01:10 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
A special thanks to our top level conference supporters
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  • National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Chartwells
  • Everfi
  • Skyfactor
  • Spelman Johnson
  • Campus Answers
  • Aramark
  • Sodexo
  • Involvio

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