2017 NASPA IV-West Regional Conference

November 07 - November 09, 2017
Lincoln, NE

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Cultivating a New Crop is not only the theme for the Region IV-W conference, but a reflection of the region as we work to grow professionals. This year’s conference will focus on how we come together to cultivate an environment for all to grow. You will find Lincoln full of local treasures, great restaurants, and a great place to explore!

Call for Programs

Are you impacting students in a meaningful way? Is there a particular framework or theory you use to guide your practice from which others could benefit? Have you conducted original research that you want to share with the field? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you should consider submitting a program proposal!

Conference Committee Internships

The NASPA Region IV-West Conference Planning Committee is seeking two interns to support conference committee members during the Annual Regional Conference to occur November 6-9 in St. Lincoln, Nebraska.

The intern must be a NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program participant or graduate student within Region IV-West area at the time of the conference and be available to attend the conference. Although attendance at educational sessions may be limited, interns will gain in-depth exposure to the execution of a large regional conference. Click here to learn more.

To-Do List

Interested in sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities? Click here for more information.


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Call for Programs

Call for Programs is closed.

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Important Dates
  • July 15, 2017: Call for Programs Deadline
  • September 19, 2017: Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • June 21, 2017: Registration Opens


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  • Dr. Larry Roper

    Dr. Larry Roper

    Professor and Interim Director of the School of Language, Culture and Society
    Oregon State University

    Speaker Bio

  • Paul Engler

    Paul Engler

    Founding Director
    Center for the Working Poor

    Speaker Bio


Schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please check back regularly for the most up-to-date information.

Full Schedule

Sun, Nov 05

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NPI Check-In
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
New Professional Institute

Mon, Nov 06

8:00 am – 10:00 pm
New Professional Institute
1:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Conference Registration
9:00 pm – 12:00 am

Tue, Nov 07

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Workout Session
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Conference Registration
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Silent Auction
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Newcomer's Welcome with State Membership Coordinators
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Case Study Check-in and Rules Discussion
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Conference Welcome
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Learning Session I
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Learning Session II
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
SA Talks
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Light Appetizer Social with Exhibitors
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dinner and Awards
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dessert Social with Exhibitors
9:00 pm
NUFP Reception
9:00 pm

Wed, Nov 08

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Annual Fun Run/Walk
8:00 am – 11:30 am
Silent Auction
8:15 am – 11:30 am
Case Study Competition
9:00 am – 11:30 am
SSAO/Faculty Institute
9:30 am – 10:20 am
Learning Session III
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Learning Session IV
11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Lunch, Speaker, and Awards
1:45 pm – 2:35 pm
Learning Session V & KC Mini Presentations
2:45 pm – 3:35 pm
Learning Session VI
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
NASPA IV-W Business Meeting
5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
Rising Star Awards Reception
6:30 pm
Dinner on Your Own
8:00 pm
Women's Words of Wisdom Reception
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
KC Trivia Night / Grad Student Social
9:00 pm
SSAO/Faculty Corporate Sponsorship Reception

Thu, Nov 09

All day
Spirit Day
6:00 am – 7:00 am
Workout Session
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Deep Dive Sessions
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Conference Closing

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

A Comprehensive Strategy to Support First-Generation College Students

Monday, November 6th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

This pre-conference workshop will be useful for multiple audiences and functional areas as a comprehensive approach will be identified related to the orientation and onboarding of first-generation college students, financial literacy initiatives to support this student population, and strategies to engage the parents and family members of first-generation college students. Cost: $30.

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Justin Chase Brown, Director of Scholarships & Financial Aid at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Susie Brown, Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Program Assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Sarah Murphy, Director of First-Year Experience & Transition Programs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Region IV-W NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) Institute

Tuesday, November 7th • 08.00 AM – 12.00 PM

This exciting pre-conference will be a meaningful opportunity for current NASPA Undergraduate Fellows to meet other NUFP Fellows from across the Region IV-W. Institute participants will build confidence in their networking skills, identify and explore personal, academic and professional goals, develop a deeper understanding of the importance cultural competency has within the student affairs profession, and learn ways to maximize and strengthen mentoring relationships. Registration is limited to current Region IV-W NUFP Fellows. Cost: Free to current Region IV-W NUFP Fellows. Registration required.



Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln

Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

Ideally located in the heart of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, the Embassy Suites Lincoln hotel provides easy access to many of the city’s most popular attractions. This majestic building is a centerpiece of Lincoln’s downtown area, offering an array of spacious and beautifully furnished suites and Executive rooms. Each stylish suite offers a private bedroom and separate living area with kitchenette, including mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Remain active during your stay and work out in the fitness center or swim laps in the indoor pool. Unwind in the soothing whirlpool and let stress melt away in the sauna. Every morning, you'll relish our complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast served in the beautiful open-air atrium. Join us in this lush, tropical setting for our nightly complimentary Evening Reception, offering drinks and snacks.

The conference block at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln will be available until October 16, 2017. After this date, any remaining guest rooms will be released back to the hotel to sell. Anyone calling after that point will be told that the block is unavailable and offered our standard nightly rate.

Room Reservations

Click here and use code “NAS” to reserve a room in the conference block. You can also call (402) 474-1111 and request the NASPA Revion IV Annual Meeting block.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Embassy Suites
1040 P Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508
  • Travel

    Lincoln Airport | Eppley Airfield (Omaha)

  • Transportation

    From Lincoln Airport: 5 miles, Embassy provides a complimentary shuttle from the airport (call the hotel for details). | From Omaha Airport: 64 miles, car rentals available, or OmaLink is a shuttle that runs to and from Lincoln (visit www.omalink.com for more details).

  • Weather

    Averages mid to upper 50s during the day, and mid to low 30s at night.

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