2016 NASPA Annual Conference

March 12 – March 16, 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana

Join us in Indianapolis 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.

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Higher education has a common purpose - to prepare students to be actively engaged citizens who have the knowledge, skills, and competencies to learn and lead in a global society. At the same time, post-secondary education is facing increased pressure and scrutiny in many ways. We are experiencing higher levels of accountability to ensure students’ career readiness and employability. Changing demographics requires us to better understand and provide excellent service to an increasingly diverse student population. Strong leadership during this transformational time in higher education is critical, and calls for strong partnerships to support students and their success.

The NASPA Annual Conference is a four-day gathering of student affairs professionals who come together to learn, grow, and be inspired. Whether you’re presenting or an active participant, the NASPA Annual Conference is the single best professional development and networking opportunity for you.

 

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Call for Programs

Higher education has a common purpose - to prepare students to be actively engaged citizens who have the knowledge, skills, and competencies to learn and lead in a global society. At the same time, post-secondary education is facing increased pressure and scrutiny in many ways. We are experiencing higher levels of accountability to ensure students’ career readiness and employability. Changing demographics requires us to better understand and provide excellent service to an increasingly diverse student population. Strong leadership during this transformational time in higher education is critical, and calls for strong partnerships to support students and their success.  

Join us in Indianapolis in 2016 for the 98th NASPA Annual Conference to shape a vision for higher education. The 2016 NASPA Conference Leadership Committee seeks program proposals that inspire innovation and partnership. Complementing the 2015 – 2018 NASPA Strategic Plan, session proposals should focus on the following topics:

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics



Submission Timeline
  • June 1, 2015
    Call for Programs Opens
  • September 4, 2015
    Call for Programs Closes

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

Registration

Online registration is the fastest and easiest way to get registered for the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference. Registration rates and Cancellation Info are shown below.  For registration questions, please call 800-974-3084.  Additional registration assistance is also available by calling 202-265-7500, extension 0, or emailing [email protected].

Registration will open in mid-April. 


Registration Fees

Registration Type Early-Bird Deadline before 01/08/2016 Regular Registration Deadline 01/09/2016 to 02/12/2016 Late Registration after 02/13/2016
Full Registration
NASPA Member $430 $480 $530
NASPA Student Member $145 $170 $195
Non-Member $605 $655 $705

Questions?

NASPA Registration Bureau

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800-974-3084

Policies

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To cancel a registration and request a refund, a written request must be sent to [email protected]. Please enter "2016 NASPA Annual Conference Refund" in the subject line. Telephone requests will not be honored.

Credit card refunds are processed within 72 hours after receipt. For check refunds, please allow 10 business days for processing. After February 12, 2016, all check refunds will be processed within 10 business days following the 2015 NASPA Annual conference. Exceptions to the policy will be considered on a case-by-case basis and decisions made within two weeks after the conference.

Refund Request Deadlines
  • Refund requests postmarked by January 8, 2016 will receive a full refund, less a $50 service and processing fee of the registration fee. Pre-conference workshops, awards luncheon tickets, and special events are refundable at 100% at this time.
  • Refund requests postmarked between January 9 and February 12, 2016 will receive a refund equal to 50 percent of the appropriate registration fee. Pre-conference workshops, awards luncheon tickets, and special events are refundable at 100% at this time.
  • Refund requests postmarked after February 12, 2016 will not be honored.
  • Awards Luncheon and Pre-conference Workshop fees, as well as any payments for tours, service projects, etc., will be refunded in full if written request is postmarked by February 12, 2016. After February 12, 2016, no refund will be available.
  • Attendee Substitutions are welcome. Please email or fax your request, along with a completed registration form for the substitute attendee to [email protected] or secured fax, 301-694-5124. Substitutes should be the same member type to qualify.

Venue

JW Marriott Indianapolis


JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Most conference activities will take place at the Indianapolis Convention Center. 

The JW Marriott will be the Headquarter Hotel

Considered the crown jewel of Marriott Place Indianapolis, the JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown is a landmark amid the five Marriott hotels connected to the Indiana Convention Center. Our luxury hotel in Downtown Indianapolis soars 33 stories above the city and boasts one of the largest Marriott ballrooms in the world, offering more than 103,000 sq ft of meeting, banquet and exhibit space, as well as two full-service restaurants. Adjacent to the convention center, just steps from White River State Park, the Indianapolis Zoo, and many museums, its location is unparalleled. 

Hotel Room Rate/Night
JW Marriott
10 S. West Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 860-5800
$204 - Single
$204 - Double
$214 - Triple
$224 - Quad

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown


Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
Indianapolis, IN

A repeated winner of the Meetings & Conventions Gold Key Award as one of the finest meeting properties, this 4-Diamond hotel in downtown Indianapolis is sure to delight any traveler. The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown boasts 622 guest rooms, junior suites and concierge level rooms, which include luxurious linens, signature bath products, flat-screen TVs with HD programing and functional work areas. Connected via skywalk to the Indiana Convention Center and Circle Centre Mall, this downtown Indianapolis hotel is ideal for business travel, just steps from Lucas Oil Stadium, Victory Field and a short walk to Bankers Life Fieldhouse. 

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 822-3500
$194 - Singe
$194 - Double
$204 - Triple
$214 - Quad
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