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

Thanks for coming to New Orleans

Attendees got to experience Robert X. Fogarty's Dear World project

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Crowd wow'd by Dr. Arnold

Dr. Jennifer Arnold told an audience of more than 8,000 to Think Big!

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More than 52 sessions for 12 months

Don't be left out of NASPA's largest Annual Conference ever!

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Thanks for attending the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference

You made this year a record-breaker! Join us in Indianapolis for the 2016 Annual Conference.

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College is supposed to be hard

Melissa Harris-Perry engaged the 2015 audience talking about oppression and social justice.

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Connect and Learn

Thank you for coming to the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference, our largest conference ever with more than 8,000 attendees. 

2015 Recap

Over 8,000 Attendees

The 2015 NASPA Annual Conference hosted a record-breaking number of registrants, ranging from graduates to senior student affairs professionals—all in the exciting location of New Orleans, LA. 

Over 750 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 1750 institutions representing 29 countries

From small to large campuses, four-year universities to community colleges, the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference represented a diverse selection of higher education professionals representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia as well as 29 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

  • 2015 NASPA Annual Conference: Day 3

    Another day of the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference is in the books. The big news of the day was Featured Speaker Melissa Harris-Perry who got things started with a powerful and challenging keynote that energized attendees as they enjoyed the rest of the days' sessions.

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 08:15 PM
  • 2015 NASPA Annual Conference: Day 2

    Featured Speaker Jennifer Arnold kicked things off in New Orleans with her philosophy of "Think Big!" She encouraged attendees with stories from a life of overcoming challenges and told attendees how they can "Navigate with Courage."

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 07:08 AM
  • 2015 NASPA Annual Conference: Day 1

    Day 1 of the 2015 Annual Conference is in the books and we've already broken records with other 8,000 in-person and virtual attendees. But it's nothing compared to what we have in store for the rest of the week!

    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 09:48 PM
  • Exploring your “NOLA:” Adventures in New Orleans

    In a city where it is claimed that there are more festivals than days of the year, New Orleans has something for everyone. There are great opportunities to experience the city of New Orleans and create your own adventures here in the Big Easy during the annual NASPA Conference. Should your travels allow you to come early or stay late, you should definitely consider attending some of the local festivals happening before or after the conference or spend a few hours immersing yourself in New Orleans culture on a tour.

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 10:56 AM
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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

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