New Orleans March 21–25, 2015
Early-Bird DeadlineJan 16

Featured Speakers Announced

We're proud to announce our full list of Featured Speakers, led by Opening Speaker Dr. Jennifer Arnold!

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Deal ends January 16

Take advantage of the early-bird registration rate and register for the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference today! Ends January 16, 2015.

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Why Attend the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference?

Learn about the NASPA Annual Conference, who you'll meet there, and why it's such a great value to attend.

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Your Education, Your Way

What sessions will you attend?

Browse the wide range of session types that will be offered at the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference!

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Connect and Learn

Join us in New Orleans to connect with colleagues and redefine the future of higher education. You’ll be inspired by thought provoking speakers, meet colleagues from around the world, and return to campus with the tools needed to navigate the constantly changing landscape of student affairs.

2014 Recap

Over 5,800 Attendees

The 2014 NASPA Annual Conference hosted a record-breaking number of registrants, ranging from graduates to senior student affairs professionals—all in the exciting location of Baltimore, MD.

Over 500 Sessions

NASPA members and special guests presented a hand-picked selection of eduational sessions covering the most important topics to attendees and student affairs professionals.

More than 1526 institutions representing over 26 countries

From small to large campuses, four-year universities to community colleges, the 2014 NASPA Annual Conference represented a diverse selection of higher education professionals representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia as well as 26 countries.

What Attendees Are Saying…
  • The NASPA Annual Conference allows me to practice my profession at the highest level. The cutting edge knowledge informs me and the colleagueship of fellow professionals renews my student affairs heart and soul!”

    Frank Ardaiolo
    VP for Student Life, Winthrop University, NASPA Foundation Chair
  • The NASPA Annual Conference is an experience of learning, networking, and growth. If you’re in student affairs, this is your conference.

    Eric Stoller
    Writer, Consultant, Speaker, Inside Higher Ed
  • I see the NASPA Annual Conference as one of the most exciting times of my year. Even after having been in student affairs for 35 years I still learn so much from the conference.​

    Almeda Jacks
    Senior Consultant, Keeling & Associates
  • ​The NASPA Annual Conference continues to provide a space of renewal and revitalization for student affairs. Spending a few days with colleagues who value, validate, and encourage you is needed and the conference makes this a reality.

    Darrell Goodwin
    Dean of Students, Seattle University
  • The NASPA Annual Conference has as my opportunity to network with the leaders in our profession from across the nation. Though the conference flies by when I’m there, it’s the most anticipated event of the year!​

    Danielle N. Quiñones-Ortega
    Student Programs Coordinator, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • NASPA, especially NUFP, is like one big family reunion. Everyone is hungry to learn, eager to reconnect, and equally passionate about the student affairs profession. I wouldn’t miss it for the world!​

    Megan Sunga
    Graduate Residence Coordinator, University of Central Florida

Latest Conference News

  • Hotel Reservations: What You Need to Know Oct. 1

    October 1 marks the first day that you can reserve rooms for the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference. To help make the process as smooth as possible we've put together a list of policies you should be aware of and some info about each of our 10 hotels.

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 01:30 PM
  • From Johnny Football to Kevin Kruger, the Silent Auction Has it All

    Have you stopped the NASPA Foundation Silent Auction before? More than just a collection of rare collectibles, invaluable professional development opportunities, and one-of-a-kind trips, the Silent Auction is one of the biggest supporters of the NASPA Foundation's continued support of the student affairs profession.

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 01:28 PM
  • Behind the Scenes: How Programs are Selected

    How the programs you attend at the NASPA Annual Conference get selected and scheduled might be a bit of a mystery. In this blog post, we're going behind the scenes to explain how we take thousands of programs and select the very best 500 that you'll be attending in New Orleans!

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:29 PM
  • Renu Khator: Student Affairs Legend

    Renu Khator wasn’t a member of the Beatles. But, in the world of higher education she IS a rock star. And, those who know her expect she’ll have a lasting legacy, just like the legendary band.

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 05:58 PM
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March 12-16, 2016
Indianapolis, IN

March 11-15, 2017
San Antonio, TX

Celebrating Our 100th Conference
March 3-7, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

It is an honor to serve NASPA in this important leadership role! The conference theme, “Navigating with Courage”, reflects the spirit of the people and our host city, as well as the rapid and fundamental changes facing student affairs practitioners. Join us in New Orleans to learn, grow, be inspired, network, and have fun in a culturally rich city!

Richard Walker
2015 NASPA Annual Conference Chair and Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, University of Houston

NASPA Annual Conference Conference Planning Committee

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