2018-02-28

2018 NASPA Western Regional Conference

November 08 - November 11, 2018
Sacramento, CA

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About

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

Call for Programs is closed.

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Important Dates
  • September 15, 2018: Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • October 15, 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

Thu, Nov 08

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 – 3:00pm
Exhibitors Load-in
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Conference Registration Open
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Lactation Room Open
1:00pm – 5:00pm
AVP/DOS Institute
1:00pm – 5:00pm
SSAO Institute
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Mid-Level Professionals Institute
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Community College Institute
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Dinner On Your Own

Fri, Nov 09

7:30am – 8:30am
Coffee Stations Open / Breakfast On Your Own
8:00am – 12:00pm
NUFP Institutes
8:00am – 12:00pm
Graduate Student Institutes
8:00am – 12:00pm
New Professionals Institutes
8:00am – 12:00pm
AVP/DOS Institute
8:00am – 12:00pm
SSAO Institute
8:00am – 12:00pm
Mid-Level Professionals Institute
8:00am – 12:00pm
Community College Institute
8:00am – 4:00pm
Conference Registration Open
8:00am – 4:00pm
Lactation Room Open
9:00am – 11:00am
Exhibitor Load-in
11:00am – 12:30pm
Knowledge Communities Leadership Luncheon
Details
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch On Your Own
12:30pm – 4:00pm
Exhibits Open
1:00pm – 2:30pm
NASPA V Regional Advisory Board Meeting
1:00pm – 2:30pm
NASPA VI Regional Advisory Board Meeting
2:45pm – 3:30pm
Newcomers Welcome
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Opening Sessions with Featured Speaker
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Opening Reception
Details

Sat, Nov 10

7:30am – 8:30am
Coffee Stations Open / Breakfast On Your Own
8:00am – 5:00pm
Conference Registration Open
8:00am – 5:30pm
Lactation Room Open
8:30am – 9:20am
Featured Speaker
9:30am – 10:20am
Concurrent Sessions I
9:30am – 10:20am
1 of 2: Policy Briefing
Details
9:30am – 5:00pm
Exhibits Open
10:30am – 11:20am
Concurrent Sessions II
10:30am – 11:20am
2 of 2: Policy Briefing
Details
11:30am – 1:00pm
Awards Luncheon
12:30pm – 4:00pm
Silent Auction Open
1:30pm – 2:20pm
Concurrent Sessions III
2:30pm – 3:20pm
Concurrent Sessions IV
3:30pm – 4:20pm
Coffee/Snack Break
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Knowledge Community Fair
3:30pm – 4:20pm
Concurrent Sessions V
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Featured Speaker
6:30pm
Dinner On Your Own
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Meetings & Receptions

Sun, Nov 11

7:30am – 8:30am
Coffee Stations Open
8:00am – 11:00am
Exhibits Open
8:00am – 1:00pm
Lactation Room Open
8:30am – 9:20am
Featured Speaker
9:30am – 5:00pm
Silent Auction Open
Details
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
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

Sponsors

Exhibitors
  • National Society for Leadership and Success
  • FATV
  • USC Rossier School of Education
  • Azusa Pacific 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

A block of rooms have been set aside at a special rate and are available exclusively for you by using the website below.

Group rate available until October 12, 2018. Subject to availability. 

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/NASPA2018


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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