San Antonio March 11–15, 2017
Registration and Housing are open!

#NASPA17 Featured Speakers

Cooper, Newsome, Mosier, Habib and Castro!

Our Guiding Principles will shine through our Featured Speakers.

Read the Featured Speakers' bios

Hear the voices of the community with SA Speaks!

Join us at the Annual Conference for three SA Speaks blocks!

SA Speaks - Student Affairs Speak - are submitted by your peers and selected by your colleagues, these 10-minute talks will offer presenters and participants an innovative look at important topics.

Explore the speaker line up

Take action together with NASPActs!

NASPActs highlights positive, forward movement!

NASPActs programming will conclude with a Call to Action Vigil that will shine a light on the action we need to take across this country, taking place on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Riverwalk.

Learn more about NASPActs

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

  • Stay Engaged While Attending #NASPA17

    We have tons of engagement activities at the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. We have networking at the NASPA Grad Prep and Communities Fair on Monday night to competing in the inaugural NASPA Lip Sync Battle for complimentary registrations to #NASPA18 in Philadelphia on Tuesday. We also have Campus Tours to help you learn about the local institutions, and we even have Wellness dogs, brought in partnership with Delta Pet Partners, and other Wellness sessions in the NASPA Exhibit hall. These are just a few of the ways to engage in San Antonio. However, engagement doesn’t just happen before you set foot in San Antoino. The Member Engagement Team of the NASPA Annual Conference have create the following three ways for you to get engaged now for #NASPA17. Continue reading to find out some of the opportunities.

    Posted on February 16, 2017 at 10:16 AM
  • Saving Money at NASPA

    With #NASPA17 a month away, the reality of this conference - and the reality of the cost - might seem daunting. As a graduate student, I am constantly aware of my budget and monetary limits so attending a conference like NASPA is such a privilege! Whether your office offers professional development funds, you received a scholarship that supplements part of your cost, or you are paying this expense solely out-of-pocket or with student loans, we can all appreciate tips on how to save money. You might have already purchased your lodging and transportation, (if not, I highly recommend doing so ASAP!) but there can also be unanticipated costs that pop up during the conference. Below are some tips I’ve found helpful when planning for #NASPA17 and staying under budget!

    Posted on February 13, 2017 at 12:56 PM
  • Intersectionality

    The intersections of our identities as educators and humans, as well as our experiences and values, are essential aspects that makes up who we are and shapes our worldview. As we work together to provide educational spaces where students can grow and learn, it becomes increasingly important to know not only how to listen and respond to others, but also how to initiate the conversations that help us understand those around us on a deeper level; on a human level.

    Posted on February 13, 2017 at 10:34 AM
  • Seeing hope…

    Candid Conversations has allowed me to share with other women who had similar interests, lifestyles, career trajectories and backgrounds and has provided me with small moments of mentorship to help me keep moving forward in the field. Whether you are a woman of color, a LGBQTIA professional, a mid-level professional, a mom, and/or a prospective Ph.D. student, there is a mentor for every woman in this program.

    Posted on February 10, 2017 at 08:42 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 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
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