2019-03-14

2019 NASPA Region IV-East Conference

November 03 - November 05, 2019
Des Moines, Iowa

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About

Des Moines, Iowa welcomes NASPA Region IV-E for the Annual Conference, Nov. 3-5, 2019. Additional information and conference details will be available soon. Mark your calendar and check back often for details!

NASPA, with its early roots in Region IV-E, is embarking on its second century. Our 2019 theme “Rooted in our Values; Advocating for Change” acknowledges the foundation from which our profession has grown. From this strong foundation, we are able to extend in different directions to meet the needs of the diverse students we serve. We advocate for change to address inequity and injustice while poised to support the future needs of our students and of our profession.

This logo is inspired by Iowa’s official state tree, the bur oak. The bur oak provides shelter and food Iowa’s animals and birds, and is found in every county in Iowa. The logo was designed by Karen Riptoe, University of Michigan-Flint.

Message from Co-chairs

On behalf of the entire conference committee, we are excited to welcome you to beautiful Des Moines, Iowa. Our 2019 Conference theme of "Rooted in our Values: Advocating for Change" has a fitting home in Iowa. Iowa has a long history of being on the forefront of civil rights and social justice issue: ruling that a separate education was not equal in 1868 - over 50 years before Brown v. Board of Education; having the first state university in the nation to open all its degree programs to women; and legalizing same sex marriage long before it became federally allowed. Iowa shows its place on the national stage every four years with serious activism and advocacy in their first-in-the-nation presidential caucus. As NASPA enters its second century, our conference seeks to examine the connection between our historic and future values, and how we lead in advocating for change. Please consider joining us for three days which will be thought provoking, challenging, exciting, and energizing.

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Presented By

Region IV-E

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • New Professional
  • Senior Level
  • Mid-Level
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate


Call for Programs

Call for Programs is closed.

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Important Dates
  • June 01, 2019: Registration Opens
  • July 08, 2019: Deadline for Program Submissions
  • August 16, 2019: Early Registration Deadline
  • October 18, 2019: Regular Registration Deadline (August 17-October 18)
  • October 19, 2019: Late Registration Begins

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Speakers

NASPA IV-E is proud to host these incredibly talented and dedicated people, and to provide participants with an opportunity to learn, ask questions, and grow as advocates for change.


  • Sonja Ardoin, Ph.D.

    Sonja Ardoin, Ph.D.

    Opening keynote on Sunday, Nov. 3. She will speak about supporting students who are on the margins.

    Speaker Bio

  • Stacey Abrams, MPA, J.D.

    Stacey Abrams, MPA, J.D.

    Lunch keynote on Monday, Nov. 4. She will speak about Leading from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change.

    Speaker Bio

  • Iowa State Senator Zach Wahls, MPA

    Iowa State Senator Zach Wahls, MPA

    Closing lunch keynote on Tuesday, Nov. 5. He will speak about using our own sphere of influence to advocate for change.

    Speaker Bio

Schedule

Additional schedule details will be updated as information becomes available. Please check back often! 

Full Schedule

Sat, Nov 02

8 am
Registration
Details
8 am – 5:30 pm
Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute
TBD
Details
10 am
Conference Committee Meeting
TBD
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12 pm – 5 pm
New/Mid Professionals Institute
TBD
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12 pm – 5 pm
Senior Student Affairs Officers (SSAO) Institute
TBD
Details

Sun, Nov 03

12 pm – 5 pm
Master's Student Case Competition
TBD
Details
8 am – 12 pm
Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute
TBD
Details
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pre-Conference
TBD
Details
8:30 am – 12 pm
New/Mid Professionals Institute
TBD
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9 am – 12 pm
Registration/Check-in
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1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Program Session 1
TBD
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2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Program Session 2
TBD
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4 pm – 5 pm
Program Session 3
TBD
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5:30 pm – 7 pm
Welcome - Conference opening
Dr. Sonja Ardoin, Ph.D.
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9 pm – 11 pm
IV-E Social
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Mon, Nov 04

7:30 am – 12 pm
Registration/Check-in
Details
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Program Session 4
TBD
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9:45 am – 10:45 am
Program Session 5
TBD
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11 am – 12 pm
KC Roundtables
TBD
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12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Lunch
Stacey Abrams, MPA, J.D.
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2 pm – 3 pm
Program Session 6
TBD
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3 pm – 3:30pm
Snack Break
TBD
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3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Program Session 7
TBD
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4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Program Session 8
TBD
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5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Regional Business Meeting
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6:45 pm
Knowledge Community Dinners
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9 pm – 11 pm
IV-E Social
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Tue, Nov 05

7:30 am – 12 pm
Registration/Check-in
Details
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Program Session 9
TBD
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9:45 am – 10:45 am
Program Session 10
TBD
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11 am – 12:45 pm
Luncheon/Conference Closing
Zach Wahls, MPA
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Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Pre-conference sessions will be offered for all levels from students to senior staff.

Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute

Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute

Saturday, November 2nd • 08.00 AM – 05.30 PM

The Student Affairs of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute (Nov. 2-3) will encompass four main themes; the basics of student affairs and higher education, social justice and current affairs, networking, and applying to graduate school. The Institute will host multiple round tables, panels, and discussions about important topics within Student Affairs and Higher Education. Participating students will also be having dinner with Senior Student Affairs Officers (SSAO)! Undergraduate students will leave this pre-conference with more knowledge of the Student Affairs career field and confidence in their abilities to navigate, succeed, and changes lives as a #FutureSAPro!

Mid-Level Professionals Institute

Mid-Level Professionals Institute

Saturday, November 2nd • 12.00 PM – 05.00 PM

The Mid-level Institute (Nov. 2-3) is intended for professionals with a minimum of five years full-time experience and supervisory, budget, and/or programming responsibilities for a department. The Institute model includes faculty-led teams, case studies, small group discussions, and time for personal reflection.

SSAO Institute

SSAO Institute

Saturday, November 2nd • 12.00 PM – 05.00 PM

Join your Senior Student Affairs Officer (SSAO) colleagues for an opportunity to network, discuss important issues, and share ideas. Professionals serving in the AVP/AVC role are welcome to attend. Lunch and dinner are included in the registration. Dinner provides the opportunity to network informally with participants of the Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute!

Master's Student Case Competition

Master's Student Case Competition

Sunday, November 3rd • 12.00 PM – 05.00 PM

The Master's Student Case Study Competition is an opportunity for graduate students to showcase skills and knowledge of the field of student affairs. Participants will review and analyze a case study one week prior to attending and present their findings at the Conference on Sunday, November 3.

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The Master’s Student Case Study Competition is an opportunity for graduate students to showcase skills and knowledge of the field of student affairs. Participants will review and analyze a case study a week prior to attending and present their findings at the NASPA IV-East Conference on Sunday, November 3rd. Case presentations should include a review of ethical, moral, and legal considerations that influenced their decision making in crafting their response to the case study.
  • Teams should be comprised of 2 to 3 current graduate students.
  • Each team will analyze, evaluate, and provide solutions to a thought-provoking case relevant to the field of Student Affairs to a panel of judges that is representative of student affairs practitioners and faculty. 
  • Team members will receive the case as well as their presentation time on Friday, November 1st. Response presentations will be limited to 15 minutes in length to be followed by a 5-minute question period by the judging team. 
Deadline for submission of registration is Monday, October 21, 2019. For more information or questions, please contact Rod Waters, DePaul University at [email protected]

Sponsors

For sponsorship and exhibit booth questions, contact:

Michael Allensworth
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Sponsorship Info

Venue

The Des Moines Marriott Downtown


Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Des Moines, Iowa

  The Des Moines Marriott Downtown is set in the vibrant downtown business district and offers a complimentary roundtrip airport shuttle, as well as a complimentary local area shuttle Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all public spaces. Off-site parking fee is $1/hourly or $10 daily; valet parking fee is $25/daily. There are two on-site restaurants, Rock River Grill and Tavern and Mash+Marrow, featuring American style cuisine. 

  Reserve your conference lodging now by calling the reservation line at 1-800-228-9290 and mention 2019 NASPA Region IV-East Regional Conference, or online here.

  Catch Des Moines is the official site for all things Des Moines. You'll find things to do, places to eat, and sporting events to attend; as well as the latest weather, transportation information, online discounts, and much more! There really is so much to discover! 

  There are great options for coffee, food, and fitness within walking distance of the Marriott Downtown. The Social Committee has put together a great list here.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
800-228-9290
$129 - Single/Double $139 - Triple $149 - Quad
  • Travel

    Des Moines International Airport (DSM)

  • Transportation

    Des Moines is easy, accessible and eco-friendly. Get around downtown using a free trolley, B-cycle or via four miles of skywalks. Enjoy the ease of a 25 minute commute from east to west or north to south.

  • Weather

    Des Moines truly is a four season city! Find current conditions and more at https://www.catchdesmoines.com/visitor-info/weather/

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