IMPACT Summit: College Student Mental Health Conference

May 02

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NASPA IV-West Spring Critical Conversations

The IMPACT Summit: College Student Mental Health Conference will be a day-long conference consisting of keynotes and educational break-out sessions focused on topics pertaining to college student mental health. Through educational dialogue, we hope to add to the community conversation surrounding mental health and assist in destigmatizing mental health concerns.

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Call for Programs

Thank you for your interest in submitting a session proposal for the May 2nd, 2018 IMPACT Summit on College Student Mental Health. The Advisory Committee is interested in providing participants a diverse array of educational sessions pertaining to college student mental health. Such topics might include sharing best practices or strategies; innovative programs and services; academic research studies; personal/professional stories and experiences relevant to the conference’s subject; and/or opportunities for discussing “hot topics” in college student mental health. All sessions are 50 minutes in length and should include time for participant discussion.

To assist you as you are planning your submission, here are the Learning Outcomes of the Conference:

  • Achieve a better understanding of important issues and concerns involving college student mental health.
  •  Learn more about best/innovative practices, strategies, and research pertaining to supporting college students with mental health concerns.
  • Network and make connections with others interested in issues surrounding college student mental health.
  • Create awareness of statewide, local, national, and campus resources surrounding college student mental health.

The deadline to submit a proposal is January 15, 2018. The coordinating presenter will be contacted regarding session acceptance by January 30, 2018.  Selected presenters will be asked to confirm their participation no later than February 15, 2018.  To submit your proposal, click here.

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Submission Timeline
  • January 15, 2018
    Deadline to submit a proposal

Writing Tips

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


Tentative Schedule: For the most up-to-date information visit https://www.missouristate.edu/impactsummit/ispresentations.htm.

Wed, May 02

7:00 am
Conference Registration Open
7:50 am – 9:00am
Conference Welcome / Opening Keynote
Kevin Hines
9:00 am – 9:10 am
9:10 am – 10:00 am
Session Block I
10:00 am – 10:10 am
10:10 am – 11:00 am
Session Block II
11:00 am – 11:10 am
11:10 am – 12:00 pm
Session Block III
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch / Keynote
Alison Malmon
1:30 pm – 1:40 pm
1:40 pm – 2:30 pm
Session Block IV
2:30 pm – 2:40 pm
2:40 pm – 3:30 pm
Session Block V
3:30 pm – 3:40 pm
3:40 pm – 4:40 pm
Closing Keynote
Mike Veny
4:40 pm – 4:50 pm
Closing Remarks


Keynote Speakers

  • Kevin Hines

    Kevin Hines

    Author, Activist, Suicide Survivor

    Speaker Bio

  • Alison Malmon

    Alison Malmon

    Founder and Executive Director
    Active Minds, Inc.

    Speaker Bio

  • Mike Veny

    Mike Veny

    Mental Health Speaker

    Speaker Bio


Plaster Student Union
Springfield, MO

The IMPACT Summit: College Student Mental Health Conference will be held on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. The Conference will be held in Plaster Student Union. See the directions to Missouri State.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the University Plaza,  333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65806 (0.9 miles from the MSU campus).  Contact the hotel at (417) 864-7333 and ask for the MSU Mental Health Conference rate ($99 per night).

Visit the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau website or call 800-678-8767 to request a list of area hotels.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
University Plaza
333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 864-7333
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