2017 Memphis in May Student Affairs Conference

May 19, 2017
University Center, University of Memphis

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The Memphis In May Student Affairs Conference (MIMSAC) is a one-day professional development conference designed to provide attendees the opportunity to share ideas and expertise regarding issues, challenges and successes in higher education and student affairs. The conference is held in May during the annual month-long Memphis in May Festival, a time for the city of Memphis to spotlight and celebrate the culture, customs, commerce and cuisine of a chosen country. The 2017 honored country is Colombia.

The theme for the 2017 conference will be Driving Innovation: Setting an agenda for tomorrow's promise. Participants will also engage in several break-out sessions, with topics that span the entire student affairs and higher education profession.

We invite you and your staff to attend.  Register early to take advantage of early registration discounts. We also invite you to contribute to this thriving knowledge environment by submitting a MIMSAC Program Proposal.


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Call for Programs

The 2017 MIMSAC Programs Committee seeks program proposals that reflect the conference theme, Driving Innovation: Setting an agenda for tomorrow's promise.

Please encourage your colleagues to present a program at MIMSAC 2017 by sending this Call for Programs to other potential presenters.  The deadline to submit proposals is 11:59 PM on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  For more information please contact Programs Committee Chair Jaclyn Savell Rodriguez at jpsavell@memphis.edu.

Those submitting proposals will be notified of their acceptance after March 15, 2017.

Information about presenting a program for MIMSAC 2017:

Preference will be given to proposal submissions which focuses on the use of digital tools, resources, and technologies for the advancement of student learning, development, and success as well as the improved performance of student affairs professionals.Programs may also highlight innovations, best practices, collaborations and/or research in areas relevant to Student Affairs.Program sessions will be approximately 45 minutes in length and may be specific to a Student Affairs area (e.g., career development, residence life, academic counseling, judicial affairs, student activities) or may be of general interest to participants in light of the conference theme. Between 15 and 30 participants attend any given session. Conference attendees will include faculty, student affairs personnel, enrollment management staff, and higher education administrators. Graduate students are also welcome to attend.

To submit a program proposal please include:

The Program Title

Explain your program's connection to the conference theme

Abstract of the Program for the MIMSAC Program Booklet (< 50 words)

A Program Description that includes:

Purpose of the Program - What you will discuss and what you hope to achieve during the presentation.A brief Outline - What you plan to do during the program, including lecture, discussion, activities, etc.Up to 3 Learning Outcomes for the Program - What new skills or concepts do you intend for participants to take away from your program?The format of the program.(OPTIONAL) Relevant Literature - List and discuss any literature that contributes to the rationale for your program.Audio-visual or equipment needsA brief biographical statement (degrees, institutions, current position, experience related to presentation topic)A current/valid e-mail addressWhen submitting a program, please reserve the last slide of your PowerPoint presentation for a link
that provides an opportunity for attendees to complete an evaluation of the program.

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Submission Timeline
  • March 1, 2017
    Deadline for proposals

Writing Tips

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


  • Dr. Paul Gordon Brown

    Dr. Paul Gordon Brown

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