2017 NASPA LAC First International Student Affairs Conference: Challenges and Meaning

October 23 – October 25, 2017
Universidad de los Andes - Bogota, Colombia

NASPA LAC,  la Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), in conjunction with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the UDEM- Universidad de Monterrey (México), will host the 2017 NASPA LAC First International Student Affairs Conference: Challenges and Meanings.

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The 2017 NASPA LAC First International Student Affairs Conference: Challenges and Meaning, will be a space for meetings, trainings and discussions on current trends and challenges in student affairs and higher education. The conference will run for three days, during which lectures will be held by international guests such as NASPA President Kevin Kruger and Dr. Chrissy Coley, an expert on aspects related to student success of university students and current Ellucian consultant; Latin American experts and leaders on issues such as the new challenges of higher education in Latin America, understanding inclusion and respect for diversity, promoting healthy behaviors and environments, student participation, civic engagement and research of aspects related to Latin American student populations and other dimensions of student integration.

NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education was founded in 1919 in the United States, and today has over 15,000 members in more than 25 countries. Currently, NASPA is expanding its horizons to Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and its Director of Student Affairs, is leading this initiative.

La Universidad de los Andes has been contacted to lead this initiative in Colombia as a leading university to help unify other institutions of higher education in the area of ​​student affairs. This is how la Universidad de los Andes is part of NASPA LAC today. This area seeks to provide opportunities for professional development and the means to establish a network of contacts for professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean who are part of Student Affairs offices. The Latin American and Caribbean area encompasses 41 countries and a huge variety of renowned higher education institutions, recognized internationally for their high academic quality and research.

Working alongside NASPA, La Universidad de los Andes is part of the leading group of this event, responsible for its planning and development, along with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

This conference aims to initiate a cycle of annual meetings in different institutions of higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean and to unite members of NASPA LAC to exchange ideas, practices and experiences between student affairs professionals in this region. 

 

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2017 NASPA LAC First International Student Affairs Conference: Challenges and Meaning
2017 NASPA LAC First International Student Affairs Conference: Challenges and Meaning

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Schedule

Mon, Oct 23

10:00 a.m.
Tour of Universidad de los Andes
1:00 p.m.
Registration Open
2:00 p.m.
Opening Session
2:15 p.m.
International Keynote Speaker- Challenges in Student Affairs
3:30 p.m.
Break
3:45 p.m.
International Keynote Speaker- Education and Student Affairs
5:00 p.m.
Cocktrail Opening Reception and Group Photo

Tue, Oct 24

8:00 a.m.
International Keynote Speaker - Student Success
9:00 a.m
International Keynote Speaker- Research in Student Affairs
10:00 a.m.
Break
10:20 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
11:20 a.m.
National Keynote Speaker
12:20 p.m.
Plenary Speaker
12:50 p.m.
Lunch On Your Own
2:20 p.m.
National Keynote Speaker - Soft Skills and Student Affairs
3:30 p.m
Break
3:45 p.m.
International Keynote Speaker - Social Responsiblity
4:45 p.m.
Networking: Round Table Discussions

Wed, Oct 25

8:00 a.m.
National Keynote Speaker
9:00 a.m.
International Keynote Speaker
10:00 a.m.
Break
10:20 a.m.
International Keynote Speaker
11:20 a.m.
Student Panel
12:20 a.m.
Plenary Keynote Speaker and Closing Session

Speakers


  • Dr. Kevin Kruger

    Dr. Kevin Kruger

    President
    NASPA- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Chrissy Coley

    Dr. Chrissy Coley

    Principal Strategic Consultant
    Ellucian

    Speaker Bio

Venue

Universidad de los Andes


Universidad de los Andes
Bogota, Colombia

All conference activities will take place at La Universidad de los Andes.

To reserve the nearest hotel to la Universidad de los Andes please visit the website for Hotel Augusta to reserve your room today.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hotel Augusta
Avenida Jiménez # 4 - 77, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
+57 1 2838300
$80 - Single/Double
  • Travel

    Bogota, Colombia is serviced by El Dorado International Airport . The hotel is approximately 15 km (9 miles) from El Dorado International Airport

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Bogota, Colombia in October average in the mid 60s during the day. Please visit the Weather Channel before you travel for the most up to date information regarding weather.

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