2019 NASPA Strategies Conference

January 17 – January 19, 2019
Washington, DC

The 2019 NASPA Strategies Conference will provide student affairs practitioners with the knowledge and skills to effectively address collegiate alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, sexual violence prevention and well-being through a variety of comprehensive and integrative approaches.


The convergence of the NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug and Campus Violence Prevention, Mental Health, Sexual Violence Prevention, and the Well-Being and Health Promotion Leadership conferences allows campus practitioners a unique opportunity to learn, network and engage. If you are interested in joining a planning committee for the conference, please apply here.

Alcohol, Other Drug and Campus Violence Prevention

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) has specifically identified college attending youth and young adults as a target population for substance abuse prevention efforts. Student affairs administrators know the harms associated with high risk alcohol and other drug abuse have direct impacts on student learning, persistence and completion. Campus prevention teams attending this conference will participate in conversations about best practices, innovative strategies, and effective strategies to support college attending youth. 

Mental Health

Studies from the National ALliance on Mental Illness suggest about half of college students rate their mental health as below average. Colleges and universities across the country report an increase in both the number of students with mental health problems and the complexity and severity of issues.  Mental health and well-being are precursors to meaningful learning, making it critical for institutions of higher education to develop services that are accessible to students while removing stigma from help seeking behaviors. Because mental health issues present in various campus settings and they affect not just the individual student but the campus as a whole, successful approaches require collaboration between campus departments and between a college and the local community.

Sexual Violence Prevention

The continued national focus on campus sexual and relationship violence and institutional efforts to prevent and respond to such violence highlight the need for a conference specific to the strategies for use by professionals at institutions of higher education. Sexual assault and relationship violence cause immeasurable harms to students, including their abilities to persist in their academic endeavors, increased feelings of loneliness and isolation, and serious mental health concerns. There are a growing number of Student Affairs professionals whose roles involve prevention of and response to sexual and relationship violence on campus, including Title IX Coordinators, Deans of Students, Student Conduct personnel, prevention educators, advocates and hearing board members who may come from across the institution. This conference is the premier opportunity for professionals in these roles to come together and explore promising practices and innovative efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and relationship violence in the higher education community. 

Well-Being and Health Promotion Leadership

The field of student affairs has moved towards a holistic strategy of student wellness.  Health promotion is a strategy aimed at enabling college students to increase control over, and improve, their overall health. Well-being and health promotion as a methodology shifts from focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions. The NASPA Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Conference will build attendees’ knowledge and capacity around creating a culture of health and well-being, and inform practices at institutions of higher education.


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Call for Programs

The conference planning committee encourages program proposals regarding proven practices with content that will engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide meaningful content to bring back to their campuses. The Call for Programs will be open soon.

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.


Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

Submission Timeline
  • September 28, 2018
    Call for Programs Deadline

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.


Registration as a member is based on individual membership status. If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as an individual member at the $75 rate. This gives you the conference registration and a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee. If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration. Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types. The Strategies Conference converges four events into one. Please select the conference which is most applicable to you, though you are welcome to attend sessions and presentations from any conference on site.

Registration will be open soon!

Registration Fees

Early Registration
04/27/2018 to 11/07/2018
Regular Registration
11/08/2018 to 12/12/2018
Late Registration
12/13/2018 to 01/01/2019
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Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by November 3, 2018, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined.

Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is November 3, 2018, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after the deadline for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing and sent to [email protected]. This program may be cancelled 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.

Substitutions: Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to [email protected].

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processed, please use the Bill Me payment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPA section of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting theView Invoices link from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, email a request to Membership to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in an event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

Additional Questions? Please contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail to [email protected].


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