New Orleans March 21–25, 2015
Regular Registration DeadlineFebruary 20

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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NASPA Virtual Ticket

50+ sessions at your fingertips!

NASPA's Virtual Ticket will live stream the Featured Speakers, provide access to more than 50 sessions, and can be viewed for up to 12 months!

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Visit New Orleans

Discover all of the amazing things to do in New Orleans when you're not at the Conference!

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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

  • Let’s eat: NASPA staff make po’ boys

    If you're enjoying the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference through the NASPA Virtual Ticket, you might be disappointed in missing out on the delicious cuisine that New Orleans has to offer. But don't worry! NASPA staff put on their chef's hat to teach you how to make po' boys and beignets!

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 11:48 AM
  • First-time attendee survival tips for the NASPA Annual Conference

    From job searching with The Placement Exchange (TPE), attending the Pre-Conference Workshops, learning from the daily conference sessions, or networking at the evening socials/receptions, the First-Time Attendee Committee is excited to help guide you through Annual Conference.

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 09:23 AM
  • The 2015 NASPA Annual Conference mobile app is live

    NASPA is again launching a mobile app for its Annual Conference! The NASPA Mobile App is available in the app stores and provides attendees with schedules, reminders, maps, and more as they enjoy their time in New Orleans.

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 07:56 PM
  • Discover your future

    Cameron Vakilian, educational programs coordinator at NASPA highlights the importance of professional networking and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the NASPA Grad Prep and Communities Fair.

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 03:00 PM
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Looking for Previous Conferences?

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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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