2018 NASPA LAC- Second International Student Affairs Conference: Understand and Value

October 22 – October 24, 2018
Santiago, Chile

NASPA LAC, in conjunction with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, is organizing the Second International Student Affairs Conference: Understand and Value. 

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The International Conference "Understand and Value" is an annual meeting for directors and teams of student affairs professionals in higher education, to discuss proposals, learn better practices, as well as network with participants from all over the world. This is a platform to discuss and learn about experiences from Chilean and foreign institutions in various fields of student affairs, in order to create an effective exchange of knowledge and experiences among other global participants. 

The 2018 NASPA LAC Second International Student Affairs Conference: Understand and Value is aimed at directors, academics, professionals, and government workers who are involved in policy, planning development, management, and solving problems that relate to student affairs.


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Latin America and Caribbean (LAC)
2018 NASPA LAC- Second International Student Affairs Conference: Understand and Value


This event is most likely to influence these groups.


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Call for Programs

We seek to have content from different presentations that are relevant to the professional development of academics, directors, and professionals who are part of the student affairs community from higher education institutions. 

The presentation should refer to the following questions that will guide participants such as:

1. What is the problem that the presentor wishes to solve?

2. What methods were used to solve the given problem?

3. What were the main factors that were both successful and unsuccessful of the initiative implemented?

4. What are some threats and/or problems that one would face when initiating a specific challenge?

5. What results did it have?

It is important that all presentations discuss problems that already have results, and not ideas in progress without a conclusion. Theoretical aspects can be introduced only to the extent that they are directly related to the understanding of the problem addressed in the presentation.

The deadline for submitting call for programs will be between March and May 2018.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

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Submission Timeline
  • March 28, 2018
    Call for Programs Opens
  • May 31, 2018
    Call for Programs Closes
  • June 11, 2018
    Review of Selected Presentations
  • June 29, 2018
    Proposal Notification Deadline
  • July 6, 2018
    Presenter Confirmation Deadline
  • July 13, 2018
    Program Schedule Published Online

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 2018 NASPA LAC- Second International Student Affairs Conference: Understand and Value.

Robert Valderrama
Assistant Director of Professional Development
Phone: (202) 719-1177
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Mon, Oct 22

10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Tour of College Campus
2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Accrediting all members of the Conference
3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M
Conference Inauguration
5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
8:00 P.M.
Dinner/Meet and Greet (Optional)

Tue, Oct 23

9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Presentations and Workshops
3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Presentations and Workshops
8:00 P.M.
Dinner/Meet and Greet (Optional)

Wed, Oct 24

9:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Presentations from International Experts
12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Closing Remarks


  • Dr. Kevin Kruger

    Dr. Kevin Kruger


    Speaker Bio

  • Maria Consuelo Burgos

    Maria Consuelo Burgos

    Dean of Students
    Universidad de Los Andes de Bogotá y presidenta de NASPA Colombia

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo

    Dr. Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo

    Associate Vice President and Dean of
    Pace University

    Speaker Bio


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Santiago, Chile

The venue for the 2018 NASPA LAC Second International Student Affairs Conference: Understand and Value will be located at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the leading institution of higher education in the Country and in Latin America, according to the QS Ranking in October 2017. UC aims to "achieve excellence in the creation and transfer of knowledge and in the formation of people, inspired by a Catholic concept and always at the service of the Church and society ".
The UC Community includes more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 3,000 teachers and more than 5,000 people working in the different academic and service units. This broad university community coexists in four campuses located in Santiago-Central Campus, Campus Oriente, Lo Contador and San Joaquín-and Campus Villarrica located in the south of Chile. More information can be found at http://www.uc.cl
The NASPA LAC Conference will be held from October 22 until October 24, 2018, at the UC Extension Center, located at Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 390, steps from the U. Católica Metro station. For more information, click on the following link: http: //extension.u

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Santiago in October are around 23 degrees Celsius during the day and 7 degrees Celsius at night. As the conference approaches, visit the following link: canal meteorológico for more information

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