Saying No To The Status Quo: Women Leaning Into The Next 100 Years
The NASPA Women in Student Affairs (WISA) Region IV-East Drive-In Conference was developed with the intent of providing women with a platform to give voice to our needs as student affairs professionals. The 2019 WISA Region IV-East Drive-In Conference will be held at the IUPUI Campus Center in Indianapolis, IN on Friday, May 31, 2019.
This year's theme, "Saying No To The Status Quo: Women Leaning Into The Next 100 Years" exemplifies the purpose of WISA. The 2019 WISA Drive-In Conference will inspire women to come together to use one another's stories to reflect, inspire, support, uplift, and strengthen. We hope you join us for this semiannual event!
Attending the drive-in and have any gently used professional women's clothing? The NASPA IV-E WISA KC is hosting a service project in conjunction with the drive-in. We're donating to Paw's Closet at IUPUI this year. Paw's Closet at IUPUI reduces students worries by providing professional clothing assistance so students can be prepared for professional interviews and jobs. We are highly encouraging drive-in attendees to donate any gently used professional women's attire at the drive-in!
The Marlene Kowalski-Braun Award for Service to Women in Student Affairs is given to one practitioner at every biennial WISA conference. This award is presented to recognize an outstanding woman in the NASPA IV-East Region who has served the Student Affairs profession through contributions in leadership roles within WISA and/or active membership within NASPA; has made significant contributions for the advancement of female practitioners; and shown dedication to the profession. It is named after the woman who helped establish the sustainability and continued growth of the WISA conference in 2003 as the NASPA WISA Knowledge Community Chair for Region IV-East.
This award is in recognition of Marlene Kowalski-Braun’s commitment to providing a forum for women’s voices at all levels. The recipient of this award embodies the ideals of collaboration, mentorship, promoting advancement of women in leadership roles, as well as active campus and/or community involvement.
Award nominations close Friday April 12, 2019 at 11:59pm! Nominations can be submitted at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQgqWUq9_6_6BtTukt-Map4hTt8wzoRbP--2WEGkU1m0KZKQ/viewform
The NASPA IV-E Women in Student Affairs (WISA) Knowledge Community invites you to empower change, share your story, and find your voice at the 2019 WISA Drive-In Conference being held at IUPUI on Friday, May 31, 2019.
WISA was developed with the intent of providing women with a platform to give voice to our needs as student affairs professionals. This year's theme, “Saying No To The Status Quo: Women Leaning Into The Next 100 Years”, exemplifies the purpose of WISA, providing an opportunity for women to come together to use one another's stories to reflect, inspire, support, uplift, and strengthen one another as they grow in their leadership journey.
Thank you for your interest in submitting a program proposal for the WISA IV-E 2019 Drive In! We are excited that you want to contribute to the conversation.
A few details that may help you as you plan: Program sessions are 50 minutes long. All programs must address the day’s theme “Saying No to the Status Quo: Women Leaning into the Next 100 Years”. We encourage presenters to include ways to make their session interactive for participants.
Proposal submission deadline: March 25, 2019. Presenters who submit a proposal by March 25, 2019, will be notified by April 5, 2019, whether or not their proposal has been accepted.
If you have any questions about the proposal process, please don’t hesitate to contact Mary Duckworth at [email protected]
Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.
Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2019 NASPA Region IV-E WISA Drive-In Conference.
Registration information can be found below:Register Online
Registration Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation/refund deadline less a $50.00 administrative fee is May 1, 2019. This program may be canceled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues. Please email Tamekia Scott at [email protected] to submit a refund request. Refunds will not be processed after May 1, 2019, for any reason.
Please allow 7-10 business days for processing. To inquire about the status of a refund after 10 business days, please send an email to [email protected].
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The registration rate displayed is based on your current membership status. If your membership expires or changes before the event, your registration rate will change, and you will be expected to pay the rate that coincides with your new level of NASPA membership.
Substitutions deadline is May 1, 2019. Substitutions must be between the same membership type (member to member, non-member to non-member, etc) and professional level (professional to professional, student to student). All substitutions requests must be received in writing to Tamekia Scott at [email protected] .
Victoria is a native New Yorker on a mission to encourage a more inclusive World. She is a disrupter, a truth teller, and a justice seeker, an educator, a mother, and an activist. Her research focuses on understanding, from the perspectives of folks of color, what White people can do to disrupt and dismantle systemic racism and Victoria has developed a framework for effective allyship that outlines an action-based guide for disrupting racism.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis Downtown (1.3 miles from IUPUI)
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Courtyard Indianapolis at the Capitol (0.8 miles from IUPUI)
|$139.00/night. Parking included with reservation. https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1552919270068&key=GRP&app=resvlink *Reservations must be made by Tuesday April 30, 2019.|
Visitor parking ranges from $11-$14 for the drive-in for IUPUI's Campus Center is in the Vermont Street Parking Garage located at 1004 West Vermont Street. Please take your parking ticket you receive when you enter the garage with you to pay at the kiosk at the end of the day.
• Join us Thursday May 30th from 6:30-8:30pm for our WISA Welcome Social. Our Welcome Social will be at The Tap located at 306 N. Delaware St. Indianapolis, IN 46204. Appetizers and light refreshments will be served.
Victoria is a native New Yorker on a mission to encourage a more inclusive World. She is a disrupter, a truth teller, and a justice seeker, an educator, a mother, and an activist. Her research focuses on understanding, from the perspectives of folks of color, what White people can do to disrupt and dismantle systemic racism and Victoria has developed a framework for effective allyship that outlines an action-based guide for disrupting racism. Victoria is a dedicated student affairs and higher education leader with more than 12 years of progressive experience serving students at traditional and specialized arts institutions. A skilled problem solver with a knack for working strategically across teams to drive change and enhance the student experience, she launched Farris Consulting in 2017 with the goal of supporting student affairs and higher education through equity and inclusion consulting and training. Prior to launching her consulting business, Victoria served as an associate dean of students and dean for residence life. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Marist College, a masters in higher education and student affairs from the University of Connecticut, and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.