New Orleans March 21–25, 2015
Call for Programs DeadlineSept 05 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!

Full Speaker List

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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

  • SA Speaks: The Do’s and Don’ts

    Entering its second year, the Program Selection Committee has put together a list of Do's and Don'ts for you to consider as you craft your SA Speaks session proposal!

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 10:35 AM
  • Voice for the Voiceless: Melissa Harris-Perry

    Melissa Harris-Perry may be best known for the acclaimed MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry Show” where she delivers hard-hitting commentary on politics, culture, community, and the nation each and every Saturday and Sunday mornings. But more than that, she's a committed defender of civil and human rights.

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 01:53 PM
  • Writing An Effective NASPA Proposal - My Top Ten List

    Crafting the perfect program proposal can be difficult, but it doesn't need to be! Joy Hoffman provides her top ten tips to help you craft a program proposal that gives you the best opportunity to be selected, but also provides attendees with a high quality program.

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 10:03 AM
  • 5 Reasons You Should Attend

    Have you never attended a NASPA Annual Conference? Or are you just deciding what you'll be doing next March? Here are just 5 reasons for why you should book a flight to Louisiana and join us in New Orleans for the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference!

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 01:29 PM
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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

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