2016 NASPA - IASAS Global Summit

October 26 – October 28, 2016
Stellenbosch University - Cape Town, South Africa

NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and the International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS), are soliciting application to host the third Global Summit on Student Affairs and Services to be held in the Fall of 2016. Please see below for more information or to apply.

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Global Summit Overview

NASPA – Student Affairs Educators in Higher Education and IASAS - The International Association of Student Affairs serve as the co-sponsors and conveners for The Global Summit on Student Affairs and Services. The Global Summit brings together key leaders in student affairs and services from around the globe to engage in dialogue around the critical issues in student affairs and services.

The first meeting took place in September, 2012, in Washington, D.C. The second Summit was held in Rome, Italy, in October, 2014. After a rigorous application process, Stellenbosch University - South Africa, was selected as the 2016 host.

The Global Summit will take place 26-28 October 2016, in Cape Town (Stellenbosch), South Africa.

During this Summit, it is anticipated that participants will:

  • Identify common issues upon which to build and collaborate, capitalizing on strengths, both common and unique.
  • Discuss increasing visibility, credibility, and the level of impact of student affairs and services work in tertiary education.
  • Identify critical research needs, synergizing around strategies for collection, analysis, and use of data.
  • Explore drivers affecting higher education and student affairs and services work; those expected to be embraced at the 2016 Global Summit include some or all of the following topics:
    •  Professionalization and internationalization of student affairs and services in a global context;
    •  Engaging with student activism in higher education;
    • Access and inclusivity in higher education; and
    •  Employability and soft skills acquisition.

Places at the Global Summit are limited and we invite you to reserve you place by click the Register online button.


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2016 NASPA - IASAS Global Summit
2016 NASPA - IASAS Global Summit


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Head of Organizations


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The schedule is tentative and subject to change

Wed, Oct 26

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Thu, Oct 27

8:30 a.m.
Registration Opens
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Global Summit Sessions
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Gala Dinner, Sightseeing, and Shopping

Fri, Oct 28

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Global Summit Sessions

Sat, Oct 29

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Optional Tours


The Summit will take place at Wallenberg Conference Centre @ STIAS, Stellenbosch University: http://stias.ac.za/

Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stellenbosch University (SU) is home to an academic community of 29 000 students (including 4 000 foreign students from 100 countries) as well as 3 000 permanent staff members (including 1 000 academics) on five campuses. ​The historical oak-lined university town amongst the Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape creates a unique campus atmosphere, which attracts local and foreign students alike. On the main campus, paved walkways wind between campus buildings – some dating from previous centuries; others just a few years old. Architecture from various eras attests to the sound academic foundation and establishment of an institution of excellence. This, together with the scenic beauty of the area; state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities and technology, as well as visionary thinking about the creation of a sustainable 21st-century institution, makes for the unique character of Stellenbosch University.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Vredekloof, Cape Town, 7560, South Africa
Hotel Website
$140 - $305 -USD
Protea Hotel
Techno Ave, Stellenbosch, 7613, South Africa
Hotel Website
$71 - $150 -USD
Life & Leisure
20 Van Riebeeck St, Cape Town, 7599, South Africa
Hotel Website
$60 - $176 USD
The Avenue Guest Lodge
32 The Avenue, Stellenbosch, 7600, Western Cape, South Africa
Hotel Website
$55 - $78
Caledon Villa
7 Neethling St, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
Hotel Website
$65 - $90
Evergreen Manor
11 Murray Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 7600
Hotel Website
$75 - $128
Villa Grande
1 Keerom Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa 7600
Hotel Website
$57 - $139
  • Travel

    Cape Town International Airport (CPT). Find more information at: http://www.capetown-airport.com/

  • Transportation

    Stellenbosch is approximately 35 minutes by car from Cape Town International Airport.

  • Weather

    Average Temperature in Stellenbosch is about 22 degrees Celsius during the day and 11 degrees at night

Additional Info

Please visit the webpages below for reflections on past Global Summits



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