12th Annual MENASA NASPA Conference

April 24 – April 26, 2018

Join MENASA NASPA as we hold our 12th annual conference in beautiful Singapore! This conference is an idea opportunity for colleagues to share innovative ideas, approaches, technologies, best practices, and policies in many functional areas of higher education administration.

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This three-day conference, hosted by NASPA, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia(MENASA) Area  and Yale-NUS College in Singapore, is an ideal opportunity practitioners and scholars to share ideas, promising practice and innovative approaches across all areas of student affairs and services. This year's theme is: Connecting Regions: Networking, Sharing, Learning.


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12th Annual MENASA NASPA Conference
12th Annual MENASA NASPA Conference


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • New Professional
  • Mid-Level
  • Senior Level
  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Vice President for Student Affairs


Let others know you are coming!

Call for Programs

NASPA, the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession, through MENASA NASPA, encompassing 31 countries throughout the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia in collaboration with Yale-NUS College, invite you to submit programs for the 12th Annual MENASA NASPA Conference held in Singapore. This conference provides a platform for academics, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss innovative models and trends in student affairs.

The 2018 Planning Committee seeks engaging and influential proposals that incorporate one or more of NASPA’s Guiding Principles of integrity, innovation, inclusion and inquiry. Proposals may be submitted by professionals with relevant experiences in the region, although collaborative presentations with presenters from different institutions is encouraged.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Integrity

    Committed to high moral principles exhibiting authentic, honest, just, and ethical behavior.

  • Innovation

    Continuously seeking improvement through new and creative approaches.

  • Inclusion

    Seeking ways to ensure access, voice, acknowledgement, opportunity, and participation at all levels.

  • Inquiry

    Supporting research and scholarship to add to the knowledge base of the profession and ensure that data informs practice.

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Submission Timeline
  • 23 February, 2018
    Call for Programs Deadline
  • 27 February, 2018
    Program Status Notification

Writing Tips

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 12th Annual MENASA NASPA Conference.

Courtney Stryker
Consultant- Qatar University
Email: [email protected] Karla Fraser
Yale-NUS College
Email: [email protected]yale-nus.edu.sg


The schedule was designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. As details are finalized, this schedule will be updated.

Mon, Apr 23

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Optional Meet and Greet and No-Host Dinner

Tue, Apr 24

8:00 a.m.
Conference Hotel Pick - Up
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Pre-Conference Workshop Registration
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshop - NASPA Professional Competencies
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshop Sessions
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference - Intercultural Exchanges Conversations
5:30 p.m.
Transporation Back to Hotel
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Optional Small Group Dinner & Network

Wed, Apr 25

8:00 a.m.
Conference Hotel Pick - Up
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Conference Registration
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Opening Plenary
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Conference Session I or Campus Tours I
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Conference Session II
2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Conference Session III
3:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Conference Session IV
4:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
Conference Session V
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Opening Reception
7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Transit to Signature Event
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Signature Event: Gardens by the Bay
10:15 p.m.
Buses Depart Garden
10:45 p.m.
Arrive at Conference Hotel

Thu, Apr 26

8:00 a.m.
Hotel Pick-Up Shuttle Service
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Conference Registration
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Conference Session VI or Campus Tours II
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Conference Session VII
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
MENASA General Meeting / Southeast Asia Region - Interest Meeting
12:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lunch and Closing Ceremony
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Optional Visit to Singapore Attractions


Registration is now open. All registration prices are listed in US Dollars.  No refunds will be given after 11 March, 2018.

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Registration Fees- in USD

Early Registration
02/07/2018 to 03/11/2018
Regular Registration
03/12/2018 to 04/12/2018
Late Registration
after 04/13/2018
Pre-Conference Only
$250 USD
Conference Only
$275 USD
Pre-Conference + Conference
$375 USD


Tonya Murphy
Membership Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500, ext. 1183

Tiki Ayiku
Senior Director of Educational Programs
Email: [email protected]


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Registration fees are listed in US dollars.


We are excited to be at Yale-NUS College.

Yale-NUS College

Yale-NUS College, a residential college located in Singapore, aims to redefine liberal arts and science education for a complex, interconnected world. We are a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and supporters, dedicated to building a community in which living and learning are intertwined and habits of creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking are encouraged. Our innovative curriculum integrates knowledge from across the disciplines and around the world.

We invite participants to book hotel accommodations with the official conference hotel. Transportation to Yale-NUS is provided only from this hotel. Please download the pdf to view more information and to make reservations. Prices are listed in Singapore dollars and include breakfast.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Park Avenue Rochester Hotel and Suites
31 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138637
Tel: (65) 68088600
S$225 - Single with breakfast
  • Travel

    The nearest major airport is Singapore Changi Airport (SIN / WSSS). This airport has international flights and is 19 km from the center of Singapore.

  • Weather

    April in Singapore means more of the same hot and humid temperatures and steady rainfall. ... The average daily temperature sits at 27°C (around 81°F), a great temperature for spending time outdoors. At the peak of the day, the temperatures reach up to a balmy 31°C (about 88°F)

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