San Antonio March 11–15, 2017
Registration re-opens and Housing opensOctober 3

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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

  • 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
  • First Time Attendees (FTAs) will rock #NASPA17

    The 2017 NASPA Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX will prove to be one of the best FTA experiences thus far! With a particular focus on what a “first-time” attendee really looks like, the programming will revolve around professional level specific experiences, as well as offer insights to the NASPA experience for those who have attended other national/regional conferences, but it’s their “first-time” attending a NASPA Annual Conference.

    Posted on September 15, 2016 at 11:45 AM
  • #NASPA99 for the 99th

    The Member Engagement Subcommittee of the 2017 Conference Leadership Committee wanted to celebrate the 99th NASPA Annual Conference in a special way. Starting on Monday, September 12, which just happens to be 99 days before the Early-Bird Registration Deadline on December 19, we invite you to check out the hashtag #naspa99 on Twitter to hear 99 Things about engaging in San Antonio, TX this March 11-15, 2017.

    Posted on September 8, 2016 at 09:34 AM
  • Making the best of your conference experience as a Mid-Level administrator

    When looking at the conference schedule, it may seem overwhelming and it can be difficult to navigate which workshops might be the most relevant to your work. Mid-level administrators make up the largest percentage of conference attendees and so there is a lot of relevant programming for them. Avani Rana provides some suggestions for making the most of your experience as a mid-level professional.

    Posted on September 6, 2016 at 02:22 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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