2018-02-28

2018 NASPA Western Regional Conference

November 08 - November 11, 2018
Sacramento, CA

About

Although online registration is now closed, please note, on-site registration will be available starting at 8:00 A.M, Thursday, November 8 in the Glides room.

The landscape for Student Affairs has changed significantly and continues to evolve.  While our profession’s commitment remains strong, our theories and practices are, at times, falling short in meeting our current and future student needs.  As a result, we must start doing things differently! 

The 2018 NASPA Western Regional Conference (WRC) will begin a new conversation about the ways that we can transform our work.  This year’s theme of New Pathways for New Students centers on a professional development experience that will ignite our creativity, challenge us to think differently, and encourage us to understand how to better serve our changing student populations.  Through a conference common read text, thoughtful pre-conference institutes, dynamic major speakers, motivational SASpeaks talks, and insightful concurrent sessions, this conference will also equip Student Affairs professionals and scholars with real-life tools/strategies that they can implement back on their campus.

Plan on joining NASPA in Sacramento, California, one of the country’s most diverse cities and capitol of the world’s fifth largest economy, as we chart a new path along the front lines of higher education’s future.  In a time when innovation and change are the new normal at both community colleges and four-year institutions, it is important, now more than ever, for Student Affairs to take the lead and start the transformation of higher education to ensure the continued success of our students.

Patrick K. Day
Conference Chair


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Presented By

Region V
Region VI

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Student Affairs Professionals


Call for Programs

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Important Dates
  • September 15, 2018: Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • October 22, 2018: Regular Registration Deadline
  • November 06, 2018: Late Registration Deadline

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    Speakers


    • Luke Wood, Ph.D.

      Luke Wood, Ph.D.

      Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Education in the College of Education
      San Diego State University

      Speaker Bio

    • Dr. Judy K. Sakaki

      Dr. Judy K. Sakaki

      President
      Sonoma State University

      Speaker Bio

    • Jaime Casap

      Jaime Casap

      Education Evangelist
      Google

      Speaker Bio

    Schedule

    Full Schedule

    Thu, Nov 08

    8:00am – 8:00pm
    Conference Registration Open
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
    Lactation Room Open
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
    NUFP Institutes
    Details
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
    Graduate Student Institutes
    Details
    12:00pm – 8:00pm
    New Professionals Institutes
    Details
    1:00pm – 5:00pm
    AVP/DOS Institute
    Details
    1:00pm – 5:00pm
    SSAO Institute
    Details
    1:00pm – 5:00pm
    Mid-Level Professionals Institute
    Details
    1:00pm – 5:00pm
    Community College Institute
    Details
    1:00pm – 1:30pm
    Conference Volunteer Orientation
    2:00pm – 2:30pm
    Conference Volunteer Orientation
    3:00pm – 3:30pm
    Conference Volunteer Orienation
    5:00pm – 6:00pm
    NUFP, Graduate Student, and New Professionals Dinner
    5:00pm – 6:00pm
    AVP/DOS, SSAO, Mid-Level, & Community College Dinner
    6:00pm – 7:00pm
    All Institutes Networking Dessert Reception

    Fri, Nov 09

    8:00am – 4:00pm
    Conference Registration Open
    8:00am – 4:00pm
    Lactation Room Open
    8:00am – 12:00pm
    NUFP Institutes
    Details
    8:00am – 12:00pm
    New Professionals Institutes
    Details
    8:00am – 12:00pm
    Graduate Student Institutes
    Details
    8:00am – 12:00pm
    AVP/DOS Institute
    Details
    8:00am – 12:00pm
    SSAO Institute
    Details
    8:00am – 12:00pm
    Mid-Level Professionals Institute
    Details
    8:00am – 12:00pm
    Community College Institute
    Details
    9:00am – 9:30am
    Conference Volunteer Orientation
    9:00am – 11:00am
    Exhibitor Move-In
    10:00am – 10:30am
    Conference Volunteer Orientation
    11:00am – 11:30am
    Conference Volunteer Orientation
    11:00am – 12:30pm
    Knowledge Communities Leadership Luncheon
    Details
    12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Sponsors Reception (Invitation Only)
    12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Lunch On Your Own
    12:00pm – 4:00pm
    Exhibits Open
    1:00pm – 1:30pm
    Conference Volunteer Orientation
    1:00pm – 2:30pm
    NASPA V Regional Advisory Board Meeting
    1:00pm – 2:30pm
    NASPA VI Regional Advisory Board Meeting
    2:30pm – 3:00pm
    Conference Volunteer Orientation
    2:45pm – 3:30pm
    Newcomers Welcome
    3:30pm – 4:00pm
    Conference Volunteer Orientation
    4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Opening Sessions with Featured Speaker Jaime Casap
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Opening Reception
    Details
    8:30pm – 10:30pm
    Region V and VI Networking Reception

    Sat, Nov 10

    7:00am – 8:00am
    Faculty Breakfast
    7:00am – 8:00am
    SSAO Breakfast
    7:20am – 8:20am
    LKC Meeting
    7:30am – 5:00pm
    Exhibits Open
    7:30am – 8:30am
    Conference Breakfast Buffet
    8:00am – 5:00pm
    Conference Registration Open
    8:00am – 5:30pm
    Lactation Room Open
    8:00am – 8:30am
    Conference Volunteer Orientation
    8:30am – 9:20am
    Featured Speaker: J. Luke Wood
    8:30am – 11:30am
    Silent Auction Open
    9:30am – 10:00am
    Conference Volunteer Orientation
    9:30am – 10:20am
    Concurrent Sessions I
    9:45am – 11:00am
    Featured Speakers: Public Policy Panel Discussion
    Details
    10:30am – 11:20am
    Concurrent Sessions II
    11:00am – 11:30am
    Conference Volunteer Orientation
    11:30am – 1:00pm
    Awards Luncheon
    Details
    1:00pm – 1:30pm
    Conference Volunteer Orientation
    1:30pm – 3:00pm
    SA Speaks Session
    1:00pm – 4:30pm
    Silent Auction Open
    1:30pm – 2:20pm
    Concurrent Sessions III
    2:30pm – 3:20pm
    Concurrent Sessions IV
    3:30pm – 4:00pm
    Conference Volunteer Orientation
    3:30pm – 4:20pm
    Concurrent Sessions V
    3:30pm – 4:20pm
    Conference Snack Break
    3:30pm – 4:20pm
    Knowledge Community Fair
    3:30pm – 4:20pm
    Conference Poster Session
    5:00pm – 7:00pm
    Dinner On Your Own
    7:00pm – 8:00pm
    NUFP Reception
    7:00pm – 8:30pm
    Meetings & Receptions
    7:00pm – 8:00pm
    Northern California Region Social

    Sun, Nov 11

    7:30am – 8:30am
    Conference Buffet Breakfast
    7:30am – 11:30am
    Exhibits Open
    8:00am – 8:30am
    Conference Volunteer Orientation
    8:00am – 1:00pm
    Lactation Room Open
    8:00am – 11:30am
    Silent Auction Open
    Details
    8:30am – 9:20am
    Featured Speaker - Dr. Judy Sakaki
    9:30am – 10:00am
    Conference Volunteer Orientation
    9:30am – 10:20am
    Concurrent Sessions VI / DIY Roundtable Sessions
    10:30am – 11:20am
    Concurrent Sessions VII / DIY Roundtable Sessions
    11:30am – 1:00pm
    Closing Lunch with Conference Read & DIY Report Outs
    Details
    1:30pm – 2:30pm
    WRC18 Planning Committee Meeting
    1:30pm – 2:30pm
    WRC19 Planning Committee Meeting
    2:30pm – 3:30pm
    WRC18 & WRC19 Planning Committees Joint Meeting

    Pre-Conference Programs & Events

    New Professionals Institute

    Thursday, November 8th • 12.00 PM – 05.30 PM

    Friday, November 9th • 8.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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    The WRC New Professionals Institute is designed to develop student affairs professionals with 1-5 years of full-time professional experience in the student affairs profession. The New Professionals Institute promotes quality professional development for those who serve students by affording participants the space and time to reflect upon their professional experiences, to assess the realities of professional practices, and to further develop their professional identity within the student affairs profession. This pre-conference Institute will inspire New Professionals to explore their potential and ultimately, the reality of their roles as the future leaders of the profession

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    Mid-Level Professionals Institute

    Thursday, November 8th • 01.00 PM – 05.00 PM

    Friday, November 9th • 8.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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    The Mid-Level Institute provides a focused curriculum as well as a valuable networking opportunity. This curriculum is for those with at least five years of experience as a full-time professional and who are currently responsible for the direction and oversight of one or more functions and supervise one or more professional staff.

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    AVP/DOS Institute

    Thursday, November 8th • 01.00 PM – 05.30 PM

    Friday, November 9th • 8.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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    The Dean of Students/Associate Vice President/Associate Vice Chancellor Institute is designed for those individuals who currently serve in a supporting role to the institution’s highest ranking student affairs officer.

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    Community College Institute

    Thursday, November 8th • 01.00 PM – 05.00 PM

    Friday, November 9th • 8.00 AM – 12.00 PM

    SSAO Institute

    Thursday, November 8th • 01.00 PM – 05.00 PM

    Friday, November 9th • 8.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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    The work of the SSAO is constantly increasing in complexity and scope. More and more, SSAOs are responsible for navigating complex campus crises that pit stakeholder groups against one another or challenge conventional wisdom. This year, the SSAO Institute is focused on a few emergent trends. We invited national experts to share best practices on balancing First Amendment rights and controversial speakers on campus, action planning for equity and inclusion, and responding to high-risk student-organization behavior.

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    Graduate Student Institute

    Thursday, November 8th • 12.00 PM – 08.00 PM

    Friday, November 9th • 8.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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    Are you a current graduate student in a Student Affairs/Higher Education program? Would you be interested in developing and solidifying your professional goals through evaluation of your personal ethics and values? Join us at the Graduate Student Institute at the Western Regional Conference! Connect with a diverse staff from a variety of student affairs function areas, as well as your peers, to continue growing your professional network.

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    Sponsors

    Gold Level
    • Chartwells
    Bronze Level
    • San Jose State University
    • Harvest Table
    • Aramark
    • UC Davis
    Exhibitors
    • National Society for Leadership and Success
    • FATV
    • USC Rossier School of Education
    • Azusa Pacific University
    • Bon Appetit
    • College Health TV
    • Sacramento State University
    • Claremont Graduate University

    For sponsorship and exhibit booth questions, contact:

    Steve Jacobson
    [email protected]

    Sponsorship Info

    Venue

    Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel


    Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
    Sacramento, CA

    UPDATE:  The hotel has reopened the room block for Friday and Saturday night! Reserve your room by calling 1-800-325-3535 and ask for the "NASPA" rate!

    We are excited to announce that the Sheraton Grand Hotel has recently reopened a block of rooms for conference attendees on November 9th and 10th. Rooms and conference rates are subject to space availability so please be sure to register at the following website as soon as possible: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/NASPA2018

    For conference attendees that are unable to register for a room at the Sheraton Grand Hotel on November 6th, 7th, or 8th, the conference committee has identified several hotels available in the local area that are close to the Conference hotel. Prices vary and are subject to availability. These hotels include:

    Hyatt Regency Sacramento Located Next Door to the Sheraton Grand Hotel (Less than 5 Minute Walk) Standard Room Rate: $299.00 per Night https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/california/hyatt-regency-sacramento/sacra

    Residence Inn Downtown at Capital Park Located Three Blocks from the Sheraton Grand Hotel (7 Minute Walk) Standard Room Rate: $314 per Night https://www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/sacdt-residence-inn-sacramento-downtown-at-capitol-park/

    Holiday Inn Express Sacramento Convention Center Located Five Blocks from the Sheraton Grand Hotel (10 Minute Walk) Standard Room Rate: $155 per Night https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/sacramento/sacca/hoteldetail

    Kimpton Sawyer Hotel Located Six Blocks from the Sheraton Grand Hotel (12 Minute Walk) Room Rate: $270 per Night https://www.sawyerhotel.com/downtown-sacramento-hotel/


    Southwest Airlines Discount 

    We are excited to announce a 3% off discount on Southwest Airlines web fares for your travel to Sacramento. You can recieve your promo code once you register for WRC!

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