2018 NASPA - IASAS Global Summit

October 24 – October 26, 2018
Santiago de Chile

The Summit invites key leaders in student affairs and services from associations around the globe to engage in dialogue around critical issues in student affairs and services. Associations from around the world who are supporting students and working in tertiary and higher education are invited to the summit. In addition we look for key leaders in parts of the world that are doing student affairs and services work where they may not have an organization or association in place.

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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 Summit is by invitation only and is usually limited to 50-70 thought leaders around the world.

The first meeting took place in September, 2012, in Washington, D.C. The second Summit was held in Rome, Italy, in October, 2014. The third Summit was hosted by  Stellenbosch University - South Africa, and we are excited to head to beautiful Santiago in Chile in 2018.

Learning Objectives:

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 2018 Global Summit are presented in the UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals, and include: No Poverty, Good Health & Wellbeing, Reduced Inequities, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. 

  • We will use the UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals as a guiding framework for the Summit. For more information, please video on SDGs.

Attendance at the Global Summit will be limited. Registration for the Summit will open 14 February, 2018.

VISA Information

Chile requires visitors from some countries to obtain visas in order to enter the country. Please check with government to see what regulations are in place. To begin your search, you can use this visa requirement list for more information. Please note: you must check with your government about visa requirements. This list is to be used as a helpful tool.


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2018 NASPA - IASAS Global Summit
2018 NASPA - IASAS Global Summit


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The 2018 Schedule is tenative and subject to changes or modifications

Wed, Oct 24

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Campus Tours
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Global Summit Welcome Reception

Thu, Oct 25

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration Open
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Global Summit Welcome and Opening Session
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Global Summit Sessions
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Global Summit Sessions
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Gala Dinner

Fri, Oct 26

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Global Summit Sessions
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Global Summit Sessions
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Optional Dinner

Sat, Oct 27

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Optional Winery Tours


We invite you to register for the Global Summit. Each participant must be registered. If you would like to bring a guest to the opening reception and the Global Summit Gala, please register your guest as well. If you have any questions, please email globalsummit@naspa.org.

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Registration Fee

Early Registration
02/14/2018 to 04/09/2018
Regular Registration Opens
after 04/10/2018


Tiki Ayiku
Senior Director of Educational Programs - NASPA
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Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo
Secretary - IASAS
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There will be no refunds granted at April 4, 2018.


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Santiago, Chile

La Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) serves as the host for the 2018 NASPA-IASAS Global Summit on Student Affairs and Services. The official hotel of the Global Summit is the Crowne Plaza Santiago. Located in city center, the Crowne Plaza has many amenties to make your stay comfortable.


Hotel Room Rate/Night
Crowne Plaza Santiago
Hotelera Alameda SPA, Av. Libertador Bdo. O'Higgins 136, Santiago | 6513491 | Chile
From $130 USD
  • Travel

    Santiago de Chile is serviced by Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL) . UC is approximately 20km from SCL.

  • Transportation

    Taxis are the best way to reach the Summit Hotel and costs roughly $40 USD. Please find transportation options: https://transferdelfos.cl/transfer/ or https://www.transvip.cl/

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Santiago will be in the 20-24 ⁰C (68-75 ⁰F) during the day and 14-18 ⁰C (58-65 ⁰F) at night. As our indoor meeting spaces will be air-conditioned, please consider bringing a sweater or jacket to ensure that you will be comfortable.

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