2016 NASPA Western Regional Conference

November 09 - November 12, 2016
Seattle, WA

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About

For four days in November, we are gathering in Seattle at the Westin Seattle to strengthen our skills, share ideas and innovative practices, and revolutionize our thinking. And we want you there with us.

We intend to create an inspiring, compelling, and exhilarating environment in which to consider the imperative questions of our field and engage in powerful thinking that will bring continued relevance to the work of the student affairs profession.

While past Western Regional Conferences have included conference-specific themes, the 2016 WRC will include a program that embraces the Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners. We have put out the call to our best thinkers, practitioners, and researchers to guide us through educational programs that will renew our tools and inspire us to action.

For questions regarding the Western Regional Conference, current news and announcements as well as additional information, please select the "Learn More" button.

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Presented By

Region V
Region VI

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Student Affairs Professionals


Important Dates
  • June 01, 2016:
    Registration opens
  • September 16, 2016:
    Early Registration ends
  • October 17, 2016:
    Regular Registration ends
  • October 18, 2016:
    Late Registration begins

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Speakers


  • Nikkita Oliver

    Nikkita Oliver

    Seattle-based creative, anti-racist organizer, and attorney

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Lori White

    Dr. Lori White

    Vice Chancellor for Students
    Washington University

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Ajay Nair

    Dr. Ajay Nair

    Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life
    Emory University

    Speaker Bio

Schedule

For a current schedule (.pdf) of the conference, please be sure to download.

Wed, Nov 09

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Conference Registration Open
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) Institute
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Institute (GSI)
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
New Professionals Institute
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Mid-Level Professionals Institute
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Research Institute
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
DOS/AVP Institute
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Senior Student Affairs Officer (SSAO) Institute
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Joint Institute Reception

Thu, Nov 10

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Institute Breakfast
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Conference Registration Open
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) Institute
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Graduate Student Institute (GSI)
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
New Professionals Institute
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mid-Level Professionals Institute
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Research Institute
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
DOS/AVP Institute
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Senior Student Affairs Officer (SSAO) Institute
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Exhibits Open
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
NASPA Region V Advisory Board Meeting
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
NASPA Region VI Advisory Board Meeting
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Newcomers Welcome
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Conference Opening and Keynote
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Opening Reception

Fri, Nov 11

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Senior Student Affairs Officer (SSAO) Breakfast
7:30 am – 8:30 am
Faculty Breakfast
7:30 am – 8:30 am
General Conference Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Conference Registration Open
8:30 am – 8:50 am
NASPA Updates
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Featured Speaker
Dr. Lori White
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibits Open
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Concurrent Sessions #1
11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Awards Luncheon
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Concurrent Sessions #2
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Concurrent Sessions #3
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Concurrent Sessions #4
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Knowledge Community Reception & Poster Session
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) Reception
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dinner on Your Own
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Knowledge Community Meet Ups
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Joint Region V & Region VI Reception

Sat, Nov 12

7:30 am – 8:30 am
General Conference Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Exhibits Open
8:30 am – 9:20 am
Concurrent Sessions #5
9:30 am – 10:20 am
Concurrent Sessions #6
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Concurrent Sessions #7
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Lunch and Closing Featured Speaker:
Dr. Ajay Nair
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
NASPA WRC 2016 Committee Wrap-Up
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
NASPA WRC 2017 Committee Meeting
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
NASPA WRC 2016 & 2017 Transition Meeting

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Most pre-conferences will run from Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in the afternoon through Thursday, November 10, 2016 in the morning. More information forthcoming.

NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) Institute

Wednesday, November 9th • 01.00 PM – 05.30 PM

Thursday, November 10th • 8.30 AM – 12.30 PM

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Are you a NASPA Undergraduate Fellow? Would like to meet other NUFP Fellows from across the Western regions? Does participating in a two-day institute aimed at developing your professional skills, widening your network, and preparing you for a career in student affairs sound enticing? If so, the WRC NUFP Institute provides the unique opportunity to learn from and network with peers, current graduate students, and student affairs administrators.

Institute Chair:

Kim McAloney
Oregon State University

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Mid-Level Professionals Institute

Wednesday, November 9th • 01.00 PM – 05.30 PM

Thursday, November 10th • 8.30 AM – 12.30 PM

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Institute Chairs:

Anna Gonzalez
Dean of Students
Lewis and Clark College

Joel Perez
Vice President and Dean of Students
Whittier College

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Dean of Student (DOS) and Associate Vice President (AVP) Institute

Wednesday, November 9th • 01.00 PM – 05.30 PM

Thursday, November 10th • 8.30 AM – 12.30 PM

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Institute Chair:

Romando Nash
San Jose State University

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Senior Student Affairs Officer (SSAO) Institute

Wednesday, November 9th • 01.00 PM – 05.30 PM

Thursday, November 10th • 8.30 AM – 12.30 PM

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Institute Chairs:

Cedric Howard
University of Washington - Tacoma

Nancy Youlden
Washington State University - Vancouver

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Sponsors

Gold Level
  • Chartwells
Silver Level
  • Sodexo
Bronze Level
  • Aramark
  • Bon Appétit
  • USA Today

Venue

The Westin Seattle


The Westin Seattle
Seattle, WA

The 2016 NASPA Western Regional Conference will be held at the iconic Westin Seattle hotel, located in the Emerald City's Cultural Core. Centrally located within walking distance of Pike Place Market, the Monorail, and the Space Needle, the hotel is ideally located for the NASPA WRC and will allow attendees an opportunity to discover and experience all that Seattle has to offer. Hotel reservations are now open.

Book your room today!

Update: As of September 16 due to tremendous interest in the 2016 NASPA WRC we are at or nearing capacity of our room block at the Seattle Westin. Additional capacity has been added in the form of Deluxe Rooms (similar to traditional). However, because we are close to exhausting all traditional rooms, these rooms will be at a higher rate of $249 single/double and $279 triple/quad. There are still some lower priced rooms available on select dates. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 728-1000
Traditional
$179 - Single/Double
$209 - Triple/Quad
Deluxe
$249 - Single/Double
$279 - Triple/Quad
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