2018 NASPA Florida Drive In Conference

November 29 – November 30, 2018
Valencia College- Orlando, FL

Greetings NASPA FL friends!

We are looking forward to meeting and re-connecting with all of you this Thursday/Friday for our Annual Drive In Conference hosted at the Valencia College!

Special Events Center (Building 8) & Campus Map
All events on Thursday and Registration/Opening Session on Friday will be taking place in the Special Events Center (Building 8). If you are using a GPS system, please use the following address: 1800 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811. Click here to view campus map.

Parking Information
Valencia College has been gracious to provide complimentary parking spaces to conference attendees in Parking Lot G (see campus map). Once you have parked, please walk to the Special Events Center (Building 8) for Registration and the Opening Session. Signage will be posted throughout campus to assist you with finding your way.

Thursday Arrivals: Case Study Competition, Early Registration & Evening Social
For those of you planning to arrive on Thursday, we will be providing early registration from 3pm-4:30pm (Special Events Center Registration Desk). We will also be hosting our annual social at Miller’s Ale House (located at 5573 S. Kirkman Rd., Orlando, FL 32819) from 6pm-9pm. Please join your NASPA FL family for a fun-filled night to reconnect with old friends and make new ones!

Friday Arrivals: Registration & Drive In
Plan on arriving to campus by 8am on Friday for Registration & Continental Breakfast (Special Events Center Registration Desk) as the program will start promptly at 9am. Be prepared to develop professionally with a wide selection of education sessions and networking opportunities. The day will end with an awards presentation and closing ceremony.

Virtual Conference Schedule
We are using a new event app for the virtual conference schedule this year. Please download it prior to your arrival so you can be up-to-date on all of the conference details. Click here or follow these directions to download the app:
1. Go to the App Store or Google Play
2. Search for the NASPA app (My NASPA)
3. Download the NASPA app
4. Open the NASPA app
5. Search for 2018 NASPA Region III Florida Drive-In Conference

If you have any questions or need additional information, please visit the NASPA FL Drive In conference website at https://www.naspa.org/events/18R3FloridaDriveInConference.

Safe travels & see you soon!



Join us for the annual 2018 NASPA FL Drive In Conference, hosted by Valencia College in Orlando, FL. This event is an affordable opportunity for professional development, networking, reconnecting with old friends, and creating new ones!

Be sure to register before November 15th to get the early bird rate!

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Join us for the annual 2018 NASPA FL Drive In Conference, hosted by Valencia College in Orlando, FL. This event is an affordable opportunity for professional development, networking, reconnecting with old friends, and creating new ones!

The conference will be held on November 29-30, 2018 and will include the following events :

Thursday, November 29th:

  • NASPA FL Board Meeting

  • Case Study Competition

  • Annual Thursday Night Social

Friday, November 30th:

  • Drive In Conference

  • Undergraduate Symposium (with Graduate School Fair)

  • Graduate Student Luncheon

Be sure to register before November 15th to get the early bird rate!

Conference Schedule

Nearby Hotel Information

NASPA-FL has secured conference rate/block at the Fairfield Marriott for $94/night. The address is : 5614 Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32819 and the phone number is 407-581-5600;. When you call, please let them know that you are requesting a room from the NASPA-FL block.

Other Hotels are lsited at the link below:

NASPA FL Annual Case Study Competition

The NASPA-FL Case Study Competition is a competition for undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals (first two years in the student affairs/services profession). This competition provides you the unique opportunity to apply your classroom, internship, experiential, and leadership experiences all in one state competition.

NASPA FL Undergraduate Symposium

On Friday, November 30th, NASPA-FL will be host the 7th Annual Undergraduate Symposium for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in student affairs.  The purpose of this event is to introduce undergraduate student leaders to the student affairs profession and get prepared for graduate school.

Undergraduate Symposium Schedule

**Undergraduate Symposium fee includes NASPA Membership.


The NASPA-FL SOcial will be held at Millers Ale House. Please refer to the schedule for additional information.


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General Registration-NASPA Member $65 $80 $100
General Registration-
Non-Member $115 $130 $150
NASPA Student Member $40 $40 $50

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Conference Committee

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View Registration Policies

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation deadline for  a full refund is September 12, 2018, less a $50 administrative fee. 

Refund Policy:

No refunds will be provided after September 12, 2018. 

Substitution Policy:

Substitutions are only allowed between the same member type (member to member, non-member to non-member) and registration rate (early-bird to early-bird, regular to regular). 

All requests for cancellations, refunds, and substitutions must be received in writing and sent to the Conference Committee at naspaflorida@gmail.com.


Drive In Keynote Speaker Announced

We are excited to announce this year’s Keynote Speaker, Dr. Falecia Williams, President of West and Downtown Campuses, Valencia College. Dr. Williams will be presenting on the innovative partnership between Valencia College and the University of Central Florida as they launch the Downtown Campus in 2019.

  • Falecia D. Williams, Ed.D.

    Falecia D. Williams, Ed.D.

    Campus President, West and Downtown Campuses
    Valencia College

    Speaker Bio


Valencia College

Valencia College
Orlando, FL

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