2016 NASPA Assessment and Persistence Conference

June 16 – June 18, 2016
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon

The 2016 NASPA Assessment & Persistence Conference is designed to promote student learning and success by strengthening assessment, improving educational quality, and developing intentional persistence programming.


Institutional leadership must create an environment which builds capacity, as well as encourage an organizational culture that includes comprehensive assessment as part of strategic planning.  Similarly, institutional leaders have a unique role to play in providing an environment and education that encourages student persistence, especially for under-served, low-income, adult, part-time, and minority students. 

 The NASPA Assessment & Persistence Conference has been designed to address these important issues in assessment and persistence, as well as to provide a forum for experienced professionals to advance their skills by discussing assessment and persistence with practitioners and policy-makers.

Attend this conference to:

  • Explore student learning in relation to institutional assessment and persistence practices
  • Build a culture of assessment on campus
  • Advance skills, build knowledge, and gain a depth of understanding in assessment practices
  • Facilitate student engagement and success through intentional persistence programming
  • Improve retention, persistence, and achievement for all students, especially minority, low-income, adult, part-time, and under-served students.
Institutional Team Attendance

NASPA encourages institutional team attendance at this event.  By having a multidisciplinary team, colleges and universities increase the probability of successfully implementing improved assessment and persistence programs when they get back to campus.  The best assessment of student learning and outcomes requires collaboration from both academic and student affairs. The committee encourages campuses to send representatives from the following areas in order to allow for substantive conversations around how to create change on your campus:

  • Chief Student Affairs Officers
  • Student Affairs Educators
  • Provosts
  • Faculty Members
  • Academic Affairs Administrators
  • Educational Researchers
  • Institutional Researchers
  • Testing Officers
  • Assessment Professionals


Presented By


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Mid-Level
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Senior Level


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Call for Programs

The Call for Programs is now closed. The 2016 Assessment and Persistence Conference will feature programs and workshops relating to the following themes: 

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Assessment Theme

    The NASPA Assessment & Persistence Conference has been designed to address emerging issues in assessment, provide the fundamentals to those who are new to the field as well as a forum for experienced assessment professionals to advance their skills by discussing assessment with practitioners, scholars, and policy-makers.  The conference planning committee will select programs that relate to the conference themes and that relate to persistence and retention.

  • Persistence Theme

    The NASPA Assessment & Persistence Conference has been designed to address current issues in student persistence in higher education and connect the assessment of student learning to persistence and completion.  The conference planning committee will select program proposals from various institutional types from community colleges to small colleges as well as large universities that provide institution-wide, proven interventions that connect student learning to persistence.  The committee also seeks to highlight programs that share persistence strategies for first generation, low-income, minority, adult, part-time, transfer, veteran and other often under-served students.

  • Fundamentals of Assessment

    Effective assessment becomes easier to understand and manage when it is based on a solid foundation of knowledge.  Sessions in this theme provide"primer" sessions that teach basic concepts and provide a foundational understanding of outcomes assessment.  Sessions in this theme may include the following topics:

    • What is the philosophical purpose of assessment and common terms used in assessment practice?
    • How does one write institutional, departmental and activity level learning outcomes?         
    • What are the ethical, institutional, and political issues in assessment method implementation, analysis and reporting?
    • How does a student affairs division begin an assessment process?
    • What can be done to engage and train staff in quality assessment implementation?

  • Assessment Methods and Measurements

    Determining the mode or method appropriate for the assessment process depends on many factors: the purpose of the project and the intended use of the results; the relative importance and sensitivity of the learning experience being assessed; and the resources available. Proper implementation of the method chosen to measure an outcome is of vital importance.  The sessions in this learning theme should focus on the following topics:

    How do you create and design institution-specific surveys?

    How to use different methods to measure outcomes including:

    • Case studies
    • Reflection sessions
    • Portfolios
    • Interviews/Focus Groups
    • National Datasets / Institutional Research Data
    How to use different data analysis techniques, including:
    • Quantitative
    • Qualitative
    • Content Analysis
    • Rubrics

  • The Role of Data in Institutional Decision Making

    The assessment cycle far too often ends at the point of collection or analysis of data;  the purpose of the process is to make decisions based on data collected. The sessions in this learning theme are advanced concepts that will focus on the following topics:

    • How does data change decisions on policy, procedures and staffing?
    • How does the assessment process change the way faculty and student affairs educators document learning?
    • What are the best and most effective ways to develop, collect, analyze and act upon evidence of student learning?
    • How do faculty and student affairs administrators develop information about the achievement of learning outcomes? How it is communicated to internal and external stakeholders?

  • Institutional Persistence & Retention Initiatives, Financial Aid, & Enrollment Management

    This learning theme highlights institutional efforts to support persistence and student retention initiatives from a variety of institutional types to showcase specific, successful programs.  Session topics may include:

    • How do programs and services improve student retention/persistence? (e.g Orientation, First year and transfer students; Advising and Academic Support programs; Honors programs for high achieving students)
    • What early alert/early intervention programs have proven successful in student persistence?
    • How does strategic enrollment management affect or influence student persistence and completion?
    • How do faculty and student affairs educators provide engaging experiences for all students in order to improve persistence and completion?
    • What are the ethical, political and institutional challenges of managing a culture that encourages an institution-wide focus on persistence?

  • Persistence of Special Student Populations

    This learning theme highlights institutional efforts to support persistence and student retention initiatives for specific and diverse student populations including first generation, low-income, minority, adult, part-time, transfer, veteran and other often under-served students.  Session topics may include:

    • What programs/services have demonstrated improvement in persistence for diverse student populations?
    • What collaborations exist with athletics, Greek life, international students, or other special student populations?
    • How do collaborations between administrative functions support institution-wide persistence and completion efforts? (Examples might include TRIO, NCAA, Student-at-Risk programs and other administrative units.)
    • What programs or services are in place for assisting the completion rate for students with disabilities? 

  • Integrated Assessment, Persistence, and Retention Practices

    Higher education leaders must create an infrastructure that can support an integrated assessment and persistence practices. The session in this theme connect assessment and persistence in a variety of ways:

    • How have assessment efforts improved student learning, persistence and completion?
    • What are the best and most effective ways to develop, collect, analyze and act upon evidence of student learning and persistence?
    • How do educators document learning in the curriculum and co-curriculum?
    • How can assessment data be used to improve student retention and persistence?

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

Submission Timeline
  • January 22, 2016
    Call for Reviewers Closes
  • February 12, 2016
    Call for Programs Closes

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.


Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2016 NASPA Assessment and Persistence Conference.

Lucy Fort
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Phone: 202-719-1171
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


The schedule will continue to be updated with any remaining edits. You may download a copy of the program book by clicking the blue button below titled, "Full Schedule". Hard copies will be available on-site in addition to our mobile app which is available for download.  Please visit your app store and search for NASPA to download the guide for the Assessment and Persistence Conference. 

Full Schedule

Wed, Jun 15

9:00 a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Pre Conference Workshop: IPEDS Data and Benchmarking Workshop

Thu, Jun 16

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshops
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Keynote
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
General Interest Sessions
A Collaborative Retention and Persistence Campus Model to Support At-Risk Students: Using Data to Inform a Student Success Coach Initiative
Encouraging Change: Maximizing Data to Gain Campus Buy-in with Student Success Initiatives
Engaged Persistence and Completion Initiatives at a Large Open Enrollment Institution
Expanding the Loop: Rethinking Assessment to Improve First-Year Student Retention Efforts
Get the Scoop on Double Dipping your Assessment Data
Meeting Students Where They Are: Assessing Learning in Residence Life Leadership Positions
Reflections on Student Involvement: A Comprehensive Co-Curricular Approach
The Impact of Disability Accommodations on Persistence and Graduation
Utilizing the Curricular to Enhance Student Affairs Strategic Planning and Student Learning
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
General Interest Sessions
Best Practices for Facilitating Coordinated and Effective Assessment in Student Affairs
Data Collection Can Be Fun: Using Activities to Engage Participants
Developing Assessment Practices in Student Affairs (from the ground up)
Lessons from Those Whom We Ask to Leave: Returning Students after Academic Dismissal
Managing Up: Political Realities in Data-Driven Decision Making
Spanning Boundaries and Deepening Mission Commitment
Stranger in a Strange Land: How Transmitting Cultural Capital and College “Know How” can Empower First-Generation Students to Succeed & Graduate
Strategic Plans: Utilizing Assessment Data to Influence Change
5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Fri, Jun 17

7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Morning Plenary
Ashley Finley, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the Dominican Experience, Dominican University of California
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Extended Learning Sessions
A Rubric to Assess Students' Development of Self-Awareness Through Actionable Goals
Creating and Using Dynamic Dashboards in Higher Education
From Drab to Fab: Finding Creative Ways to Assess Student Learning
Improving assessment and evaluation efforts to enhance student success: The experience of Oregon State University Student Health Service
Increasing Visibility of the Hidden Curriculum: Documentation Tracking and Assessment of Co-Curriculum
Sharing the Power of Data: Engaging Student Leaders in Program Assessment
Using the CAS Standards for Co-Curricular Program Review & Assessment
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch on Own
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
General Interest Sessions
Critical Assessment: A New Approach to Equity in Higher Education
A Decade of Early Alert Systems: 10 Key Lessons Learned
Developing & Assessing Learning Outcomes for Student Employees
Divination of Student Behavior: Using Early Enrollment Indicators to Predict Student Matriculation
Flying Solo: Persistence and Achivement among Single-Parent Undergraduates
Henning's 2010 A-Teams Revisited: Building Infrastructure and Lessons Learned
“Objectives Outcomes and Benchmarking - Oh My!”: Strategic Planning Assessment and Student Affairs
The Making of Individualized Student Care: Bold Next Steps in Student Centered Case Management and Intervention
Transforming Student Retention Through a Holistic Support Model
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Dialogues
Supporting First-Year, First-Generation College Students in Transition to Persistence
Analyzing AER KC Members Needs and Barriers to Assessment: Results of a Survey
First-Generation Latina Commuter Student Persistence Toward College Completion
Nontraditional Online Student Perceptions of Student Success Conditions
Persisting in a Technical College: A Needs Assessment of Current Students
When You Think the Assessment Project Failed
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
General Interest Sessions
Collaborative Partnerships Supporting First-Year Students: Built. Assessed. Enhanced.
Designing and Implementing a Skills-Based Assessment Supervisory Tool
Emergency Aid for College Students: Results of a National Landscape Analysis
How Diverse Academic and Social Learning Environments Shape Undergraduate Success and Engagement
Optimizing Institutional Resources: Opportunities for Identifying At-Risks Students
Prioritizing Professional Development in Student Affairs Assessment
Student Affairs Programs are our Classrooms: Let’s Think Like Teachers for More Effective Student Learning
Student Success Tracking Using Progress Cards
The Joy of Simplicity: Decluttering Assessment With the KonMari Method
Unpacking the Claim “There’s Nothing Fun to Do”: Assessing Campus Vibrancy
5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
General Interest Sessions
Conference Share
Advances in Assessment Fundamentals in Student Affairs
Administering a Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Harassment and Violence
Improving Retention with Strategic Data-Informed Outreach: A Tutoring Center Learning Community
Measuring Employee Experiences/Satisfaction in Student Affairs
Naughty Numbers: Ways Bad Data Tricks us Into Making Bad Decisions
Supporting the Pipeline: Housing Communities for Transfer Students
What does Neuroscience Say about how we Evaluate Learning and Development
Writing Learning Outcomes: Lessons and Practice for New Professionals

Sat, Jun 18

7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Closing Plenary
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
General Interest Sessions
A Team Facilitation Model for Institutionalizing Assessment Practices in Student Affairs
Assessing the Impact of Programming on the Persistence of Low-Income Students
Building Self-Confidence & Enhancing Assessment Learning Through Campus Colleagues
Defining Progress: Evaluating the Relationship Between Enrollment Management Policy and Completion Outcomes
Developing Persistence in First Gen/First Year Students: Steps to Take & Assessments to Make
First Generation Freshmen’s Underutilization of Support Services: Interviews Versus Survey as Methodology
What’s In It for Us? Creating a Culture of Assessment in Student Affairs
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
General Interest Sessions
Building Community and Strengthening Academic Identity for Traditionally Underserved Populations
Developing a Comprehensive Customizable Online End-of-Course Evaluation Survey: Overcoming Technology Issues and Getting Stakeholder Buy-In
Experiential-Learning Interface and Assessment Collaboration for College/Career Success
High Impact Student Affairs Practices
Increasing Assessment Engagement Through Division Consultants
Learning to Love Assessment: A 6 Step Process
Quality Control for Student Learning Outcomes: A Primer on Rubrics

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Pre-Conference workshops offered are listed below for the 2016 Assessment and Persistence Conference.  These are available for an additional fee to attend. When registering, please select the pre-con item and you will be asked to specify which one at a later date. 


The IPEDS program is offered at no charge to participants with limited seating available. 

IPEDS Data and Benchmarking Workshop

Wednesday, June 15th • 09.00 AM – 05.00 PM

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education (NASPA) are co-hosting a one-day IPEDS Workshop for data providers and users in conjunction with the 2016 NASPA Assessment & Persistence Conference. Funding is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

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IPEDS Workshop Highlights

 Workshop Content Description 

IPEDS Data as the Public Face of an Institution  aises the level of awareness among higher education professionals about the importance of accuracy and consistency in data reported to IPEDS. Examples of real IPEDS data used in the public domain will be incorporated, enabling participants to understand how IPEDS data are used by governmental and non-governmental entities. This module includes presentations, discussions, exercises and demonstrations utilizing IPEDS data tools and resources.

 IPEDS Data and Benchmarking: Supporting Decision Making and Institutional Effectiveness is designed for participants with little to no experience in the area of conducting benchmarking studies or with the IPEDS Data Center. This module introduces the fundamentals of creating benchmarks to measure institutional effectiveness. The module provides an overview of the types of comparison groups that can be constructed using IPEDS data, with examples of appropriate use. Participants will use actual data from the IPEDS Surveys, Data Feedback Reports, and the Data Center. Exercises and resources will demonstrate processes to establish key performance indicators and identify variables to refine comparison groups.

 Note: Participants are required to bring a MAC or PC laptop with wireless capability and Microsoft Excel.

 IPEDS Workshop Online Registration

This workshop is limited to 45 participants and workshop seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Seat confirmations are delivered via email on a rolling basis approximately 3 business days after an online seat registration is submitted. For additional information and to request a seat, please register online here

Email: ipedsworkshops@airweb.org
Phone:  850-385-4155 x202

Academic Coaching to Promote Motivation Accountability and Persistence

Thursday, June 16th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Tracy Pascua Dea , Executive Director, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success, Saint Mary's College of California | Gloria Aquino Sosa, Assistant Professor of Counseling, Co-Director of the High Potential Program, Saint Mary's College of California

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In this session, you will explore coaching as a tool to support students in creating a vision for the future, committing to their own success, and persisting through obstacles. Through live demonstrations and activities, you will learn specific coaching strategies to help students set goals, identify challenges, create action plans, and develop habits for academic and professional success. Current research on coaching effectiveness and various models for successful implementation of coaching programs across campus will be shared. 

Assessing Progress and Persistence in Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention: Challenges and Opportunities

Thursday, June 16th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

David Lane, Deputy Systemwide Compliance Director, University of California | Sheryl Vacca, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance and Audit Officer, University of California

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Sexual Violence is a topic of national concern across U.S. campuses.  The University of California has undertaken a massive effort over the past two years to change the culture of prevention and response for sexual violence and sexual assault.  Measuring the change of the University's prevention efforts, the potential effectiveness, and the persistence of those benefits has presented both challenges and opportunities.  This workshop will discuss efforts taken by the University of California and methods implemented to assess and measure change and to maintain proactive efforts.  Challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned will be presented. 

Enhancing Student Learning and Student Success through Collaborative Assessment

Thursday, June 16th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Marissa Cope , Director for Strategic Planning and Assessment, Saint Louis University| Marguerite Bonous-Hammarth , Director of Assessment, Research, and Evaluation, University of California, Irvine | Leanna Fenneberg , Assistant Vice President for Student Development, Saint Louis University

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When academic affairs and student affairs work together, opportunities to strengthen and enhance student learning, development and success are maximized.  This theory-based workshop integrates best practices concerning effective partnerships into planning and execution approaches to enhance collaborative assessment.  Participants will fully engage in vigorous discussions and other hands-on activities to build effective partnerships and SMART assessments.  Activities such as mapping program activities to institutional missions, reflection templates to evaluate co-curricular program and assessment effectiveness will be shared with and used by participants.  

Research Design, Data Analysis, and Program Assessment in Student Affairs

Thursday, June 16th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Taylor Odle , M.Ed. Candidate, Vanderbilt University |Josh M. C. Gianitsis , Coordinator of Leadership and Student Organizations, Austin Peay State University

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Student affairs practitioner-educators are held accountable for achieving specific student and program outcomes. However, it is often unclear how to correctly and effectively gather data and execute subsequent analyses. This workshop seeks to review research design methods and quantitative data analysis techniques. Attendees will engage in a peer learning session on how to design assessments and both analyze and interpret descriptive/inferential statistics using Excel, SPSS, or SAS. A best-practices example will be shared, highlighting one campus’ assessment of a leadership program. Bring a laptop/tablet if you can!

Speaker Bios

Taylor K. Odle is a graduate student at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College studying Higher Education and Quantitative Methods. Taylor also serves as Policy, Planning, and Research Analyst to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission where he employs advanced quantitative techniques to examine the effects of enrollment, financial aid, and persistence policies. Previously, he was a graduate research fellow with The College Board and Higher Education Policy Intern to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Taylor has a passion for assessment and quantitative methods. He has presented his work at multiple conferences—including ASHE, ACPA, Harvard, the Academy of Management, and NASPA’s Assessment & Persistence Conference—and focuses his research on the management and governance of colleges and universities. In early 2015, Taylor was named an Emerging Scholar by the Association of Leadership Educators. Taylor enjoys teaching leadership and quantitative methods. Find more information here: https://my.vanderbilt.edu/taylorkodle/.

Josh Gianitsis serves as the Coordinator for Leadership and Student Organizations. He received his M.S. in College Student Personnel from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he served as the Graduate Assistant for Sport Clubs. Previously, Josh received B.A.s in Psychology and Criminology from the University of South Florida. Before joining the team in the Office of Student Life and Engagement, Josh focused his student affairs efforts on sport clubs, student organizations, outdoor education, leadership development, and assessment. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, the movies, and spending time with family and friends.  


Registration rates are based on your NASPA membership. If you are not a member, please vist the NASPA Membership page for more information. 

Registration Fees

11/20/2015 to 04/08/2016
04/09/2016 to 05/27/2016
05/28/2016 to 06/16/2016


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Membership Services Coordinator
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Phone: 202-719-1183


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Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is May 20, 2016, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after the deadline for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing and sent to refund@naspa.org. This program may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues. 

Group Registration Discount: NASPA offers a discount for members registering in groups of two or more individuals from a single institution. To apply for this discount send a request in writing to events@naspa.org prior to applying payment to registration orders. Please include all registrants’ full names, the institution name, and the title of the event. The membership department will follow up for any additional information required and provide a personalized discount code each member of your group can use when processing payment.

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processed, please use the Bill Me payment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPA section of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting the View Invoices link from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, email a request to Membership to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in an event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

Additional Questions? Please contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail to events@naspa.org


  • Larry D. Roper

    Larry D. Roper

    Professor, School of Language, Culture and Society
    Oregon State University

    Speaker Bio

  • Ashley Finley

    Ashley Finley

    Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean of the Dominican Experience
    Dominican University of California

    Speaker Bio

  • Erin M. Bentrim

    Erin M. Bentrim

    Senior Research Analyst, Research & Systems Development
    University of North Carolina, Charlotte

    Speaker Bio


If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the 2016 NASPA Assessment and Persistence Conference please fill out the exhibitor application form and e-fax back all 3 pages to 202-204-8443 or scan and e-mail to skesek@naspa.org by May 20, 2016. Questions? Contact Szymon Kesek by phone at 202-903-0657 or via email at skesek@naspa.org.

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Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Portland, Oregon

All conference activities will take place at the Portland Marriott Downtown.  At this time, the Portland Marriott Downtown has sold out of guest rooms.

An overlow conference room block has been made at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. The special conference rate at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower is $189 per night plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 14.5%). The Hilton Portand & Executive Tower is within walking distance from the Portland Marriott Downtown, approximately (0.5 miles). 

To make a reservation at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, please call 1-800-HILTONS and reference the group code NPA on or before Wednesday, June 8, 2016. You make also book online here.

Hotel Reservations for Hilton Portland   

Book Your Hotel Now

For hotel questions, please contact:
Lucy Fort
lfort@naspa.org | 202-265-7500 x1171

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201
$199 + 14.5% Double
  • Travel

    Portland is serviced by Portland International Airport (PDX). The hotel is approximately 9 miles from the airport.

  • Transportation

    For more information on airport shuttles, please visit the Ground Transportation page of the PDX website. A shared ride shuttle to the Marriott is approximately $14 one way.

    Taxi service is available from each terminal (arrival level) curbside. A taxi fare from PDX to the Marriott is approximately $50 one way.

    Rental Cars
    For more information on rental cars, including available companies and contact information, please visit the Rental Car section of the PDX website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Portland in June are around 75 degrees F during the day, and around 55 degrees F at night. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
Portland, Oregon

An overlow conference room block has been made at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. The special conference rate at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower is $189 per night plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 14.5%). The Hilton Portand & Executive Tower is within walking distance from the Portland Marriott Downtown, approximately (0.5 miles). 

To make a reservation at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, please call 1-800-HILTONS and reference the group code NPA on or before Wednesday, June 8, 2016 or book online

Book Online by June 8

Book Your Hotel Now

For hotel questions, please contact:
Lucy Fort
lfort@naspa.org | 202-265-7500 x1171

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW SIXTH AVENUE, Portland, OR 97204
$189+tax / King
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