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2019 NASPA Region IV-West Conference

Regional Conference Student Success

The NASPA Region IV-W Conference Committee invites you to join us in FARGO, ND! The 2019 NASPA IV-W Conference is a three-day gathering of student affairs professionals who come together to reflect, learn, network, and be inspired. This year’s conference theme is "Forward Thinking and Forward Leading". The 2019 Region IV-West Conference will allow us time to come together to think about – AND CREATE - the future of our profession. Having just concluded the yearlong celebration of NASPA’s 100th Anniversary, we will now look to the future and consider what the next 5-10 or even 100 years might look like for higher education, student affairs, and student life.

Presented By

Region IV-W

Pre-Registration Closed

Pre-Registration is now closed. On-site Registration will be available Sunday afternoon.

Land Ackknowledgement

Do you know where you are? is a question that further grounds the theme of the Annual Conference. In relation to land acknowledgements, Do you know where you are? asks us to consider the ways in which Native Nations maintain linguistic, cultural, and political continuity with locales and how, from time immemorial, their economies and educational systems have depended on access to lands and waters. The relevance of this understanding to the profession is that these economies and educational systems have been colonized by the same non-Native colleges and universities that Native students seek an education. This is to say, we live, learn, and work in locations that serve as the original contexts of learning for Native peoples. With all this in mind, the conference committee would like to acknowledge the five tribal nations currently inhabiting the lands of North Dakota: the Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Nations (Three Affiliated Tribes), the Spirit Lake Nation, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Nation. Additionally, we want to recognize the Dakota or Lakota Nation (also called “Sioux”), Three Affiliated Tribes, Assiniboine, Cheyenne, Chippewa (or Ojibwe), Cree, Blackfeet, and Crow, who possessed pre-colonial ties to the state of North Dakota.



Nov 10
Nov 11
Nov 12
Nov 13
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Conference Registration Open

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Institutes Begin (NUFP, Graduate, New Professional, Mid-Level, SSAO, & Community College)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

All-Institute Reception

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Master's Student Case Competition

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Senior Student Affairs Officers (SSAO) Institute

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mid-Level Professionals Institute

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Using Your Voice: Leveraging Student Affairs in Government Affairs

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Program Session 1

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Program Session 2

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Program Session 3

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Conference Opening Keynote & Reception

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Program Session 4

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Program Session 5

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

KC Roundtables

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM


Stacey Abrams, MPA, J.D.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Program Session 6

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Snack Break

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Program Session 7

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Program Session 8

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Regional Business Meeting

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Karaoke in Windows

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Program Session 9

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Program Session 9

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Program Session 10

11:00 AM - 12:45 AM

Luncheon/Conference Closing

Zach Wahls, MPA


Pre-Registration is now closed. Registration will be available on-site.

Registration Type
Registration Cost
NASPA Members $270
NASPA Non-Members $470
Graduate & Undergraduate Students (NASPA Members) $125
Graduate & Undergraduate Students (Non-NASPA Members) $155
New Professional Institute & NASPA IV-W Conference (NASPA Members) $470
New Professional Institute & NASPA IV-W Conference (Non-NASPA Members) $670
New Professional Institute Only (NASPA Members) $240
New Professional Institute Only (Non-NASPA Members) 



Holiday Inn
Fargo, ND

CLICK HERE to reserve hotel rooms at the discounted conference rate

Room rate/night

Holiday Inn
3803 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58103

$99.00 -- Double Queen Room



Hector Fargo International Airport (FAR) or Grand Forks International (GFK)



Directions From Airport Hector International Airport (FAR) Distance: 5.3 MI/8.53 KM NORTH of Hotel When exiting airport, take right on 19th Avenue North, heading west towards I-29. Take I-29 South to Exit 64. The hotel is straight ahead off the exit. Grand Forks International (GFK) Distance: 70.0 MI/112.65 KM NORTH of Hotel Follow Interstate 29 South to Fargo.