NASPA II Regional Conference 2018

June 03 - June 05, 2018
New York City, NY

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Your guide to the 2018 Regional Conference is officially live! The guide has all of the information you need for a successful conference. To download the guidebook on your mobile device, go to your App Store (IPhone) or Google Play Store (Android) and download the NASPA Mobile App (NOT the “Guidebook” App). Once downloaded, click on the magnifying glass on the screen and search “2018 NASPA Region II Conference.” Select the guide from the search list, then click “Download Guide.” We will continue to make updates and add new information throughout the conference. You may also view the guide online, here.

Join us as NASPA Region II returns to New York City! Be a part of something great, as we share innovative ideas, explore new topics in student affairs, and develop professional connections at the annual NASPA Region II Conference. This professional experience will give student affairs professionals the opportunity to strengthen skills, acquire knowledge, and develop meaningful connections with peers and colleagues.


There will be some amazing opportunities to get together and socialize with the other professionals that make up our region. Don't miss out on the great opportunity.

Opening Social - B Bar and Grill
40 E 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Come join your Region II colleagues to celebrate the commencement of the Annual Region II Conference! We will be at B Bar and Grill which is less than a ten minute walk from NYU. A glass of champagne, one drink ticket, and appetizers will be provided. B Bar is a super a fun space and we will have access to the lounge, patio, and bar area. See you there!

Welcome Reception at South Street Seaport, Pier 16 and the Historical Wavertree
Monday, June 4
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Free with conference registration, cost for guests
Join your NASPA II colleagues at South Street Seaport Pier 16 and the historic, recently restored, 19th century cargo ship, Wavertree, the flag ship of the Seaport Museum’s fleet. Celebrate the 2018 NASPA Region II Annual Conference as well as NASPA's yearlong centennial celebration. Just minutes away from One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, enjoy the unparalleled views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. There will be drink tickets for the reception and NASPA will provide delicious avocado and sliders bars, as well as local music. Want to see more of the local area or the City? Visit the Bowne Print Shops, the Street of Ships, the Seaport’s fleet of five historic vessels, or sail New York Harbor.

Graduate Student Scholarship Opportunity

The Region 2 NASPA Advisory Board has graciously agreed to support the attendance of graduate students in the vein of paying registration costs for graduate students to attend the NASPA Region 2 Conference in NYC in June 2018. Learn more about the scholarship here!

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Call for Programs

Call for Programs is closed.

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Important Dates
  • December 01, 2017: Call for programs opens
  • December 08, 2017: Call for program reviewers
  • January 31, 2018: Call for programs closes
  • March 30, 2018: Presenters' confirmation
  • April 23, 2018: Early-bird registration deadline
  • May 21, 2018: Regular registration deadline


Let others know you are coming!


We are excited that we have the opportunity to announce the first of our amazing speakers. More information will be updated shortly.

  • Melissa Harris-Perry

    Melissa Harris-Perry

    Maya Angelou Presidential Chair
    Wake Forrest University

    Speaker Bio

  • Hari Kondabolu

    Hari Kondabolu


    Speaker Bio


The schedule has been updated. As the event approaches, room numbers and additional information will be added. Thank you!

Our Guidebook app can be found here!

Sun, Jun 03

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
NPGS Check in
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Pre-Conference Check-in
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Registration & Information Center
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Career Connections
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
LeaderShape: Resilience Pre-Conference
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
New Professionals and Graduate Students Pre-Conference
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Evening Social
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Region II Queer & Allies Pride Social

Mon, Jun 04

7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Continential Breakfast and Welcome
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Educational Session 1
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Educational Session 2
12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Educational Session 3
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Lunch on Own
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
5 World Cafes
2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Educational Session 4
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Ignite Session 1
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Break and Travel to Keynote
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Key Note Speaker
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Travel to Social
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Monday Night Social

Tue, Jun 05

7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Breakfast & Awards (RSVP only)
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Educational Session 5
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Educational Session 6
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Ignite Session 2
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch on Own
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Educational Session 7
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Featured Speaker & Closing

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Check out our pre-conference offerings.

Career Connections

Career Connections

Sunday, June 3rd • 09.00 AM – 03.00 PM

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Online portal opens: April 16, 2018

Deadline for employer and candidate profiles: May 23, 2018

Submit Interview Team info: May 29, 2018

NASPA Region II is excited to announce the launch of Career Connections, a unique job placement initiative within the region involving both online and on-site career opportunities. For the employers looking to fill recent openings, post-TPE, and the candidate specifically seeking to work in our Region, Career Connections will provide individuals with an affordable, intimate and concentrated search process. Mark your calendars for Career Connections on June 3, 2018 in New York City! Check back for more information in the coming weeks.

Employer and candidate portal can be found here: https://engage.naspa.org/NC__Event?id=a0l37000004Nb8TAAS

In addition, please see the FAQs for Career Connections, which can be found at the following link.

More information on career connections can be found on the following document here.

New Professionals and Graduate Student (NPGS) Pre-Conference

New Professionals and Graduate Student (NPGS) Pre-Conference

Sunday, June 3rd • 09.00 AM – 03.30 PM

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Are you in your first years in the Student Affairs field or in the midst of completing your master’s degree? Are you looking for a way to jumpstart your NASPA Region II Conference experience in New York City? The New Professional and Graduate Student Pre-Conference provides a unique space for personal reflection and professional growth. The 2018 NPGS Pre-Conference offers separate program tracks based on participants’ experience levels in the field of student affairs. The Pre-Conference is a rich network-building opportunity in Region II, with opportunities to learn about the challenges, successes, and promising practices experienced by new professionals and graduate students.

LeaderShape: Resilience

LeaderShape: Resilience

Sunday, June 3rd • 09.00 AM – 03.30 PM

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Resilience is more than just managing stress, it’s learning the skills to take life events in stride and to grow and learn from our experiences. Healing and strengthening, Resilience offer participants the space and time to begin to focus on how their lives impact their ability to lead, and the tools they need to strengthen their awareness day to day. LeaderShape’s newest program, Resilience, is a 1-day experience for student affairs professionals based on the research of Dr. Amit Sood that explores resilient leadership and how it builds strong, flexible relationships and communities.


Kimmel Center
New York, New York

The host for the conference is New York University and most of the sessions will be taking place at the Kimmel Center for University Life.

Link to NYU Housing

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Four Points Sheraton
66 Charlton Stree, New York, New York 10014
(212) 229-9988
King rooms are $259 and doubles are $289. Please call and ask for the NASPA room block
Washington Square Hotel
103 Waverly Place, New York, New York 10011
(212) 777-9515
Queen rooms are $264. Please use group code 5527 (NASPA group number).
NYU Housing

Reserve by April 30, 2018 through conference registration and available the nights of June 2, 3 and 4. $95(single) $65 (shared)
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