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2020 NASPA Region I Conference

Virtual Conferences and Institutes Region I

The 2020 Conference Committee is pleased to offer NASPA Region I: Examine, Navigate, Reimagine a virtual professional development experience in place of our in-person conference originally scheduled to take place in Hartford, CT.  This virtual experience will offer learning, growth and connection opportunities for our region in a safe, socially distant and cost-effective manner in order to meet the needs of our members.

Since this is an entirely different offering than the traditional in-person regional conference, the registration and program format will reflect those changes.  Thus, the timelines, prices, and process have changed to reflect the current circumstances.  Our goal is to provide quality, high value content at a very low cost for our members.

NASPA Region I: Virtual will take place November 16-18, 2020 from 1pm - 4pm each day. A daily theme will be chosen and developed to reflect the landscape of higher education and the greater global community.  Content will be condensed into a few hours each day including a topical keynote, educational sessions and opportunities to connect with other members socially.  Content will also be recorded and available to those who register who may not be able to participate live.

We look forward to seeing you virtually in November and hope many of you submit proposals to present your knowledge and expertise!


Presented By

Region 1

Call for Programs

Region I Virtual - Examine, Navigate, Reimagine
Call for Programs
Our goal is to have sessions relevant to meet the diverse professional needs and interests of our attendees. Thus, presenters from all functional areas of student affairs and varying levels of professional experience are invited to submit a program proposal.


As you prepare your proposals, please keep the following in mind:

We are excited to provide the following types of sessions for attendees:

  • Traditional Educational Session - (50 minutes)
  • Research Session - (50 minutes) 
  • Roundtable Session - (50 minutes)

Programs will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Meeting the daily theme and at least 1 learning outcome
  • Relevance to the Vision of NASPA, the Competency Areas, and the Conference Purpose
  • Development of content, including evidence of planning and organization
  • Clearly stated objectives and outcomes
  • Contribution to the knowledge and practice of student affairs/relevance to the field
  • Learning/take away for participants

Examine, Navigate, Reimagine:

  • Examine - Monday, November 16, 2020: 
    • Examining Systems of Oppression: Power and oppression is pervasive within the system of higher education. Are institutions actively engaging in examining systems of oppression in higher education and working to dismantle them? What strategies, efforts, and data can we share within Region I?
    • Learning Outcomes - By attending Day 1, participants will be able to:
      • Reflect on systems of oppression within Higher Education and Student Affairs
      • Identify strategies to examine systems of oppression within their own home institution of higher education
      • Identify strategies to address systems of oppression in higher education
      • Reflect on personal identities and how one’s identities intersect with systems of oppression

  • Navigate - Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    •  Navigating Change: As we continue to navigate all the changes this year has presented, what lessons have we learned? How is the landscape of higher education changing? What are the personal and professional implications in current and future student affairs work? How is Student Affairs navigating the heightened intersections of inequality?
    • Learning Outcomes - By attending Day 2, participants will be able to: 
      • Reflect on personal and/or professional experiences impacted by the pandemic
      • Analyze practices and strategies implemented during pandemic planning 
      • Identify strategies for future implementation and consideration in higher education 

  • Reimagine - Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    • Reimagining Community: How do we build, sustain, and develop community in this new environment? How has our understanding of community changed? What efforts are we putting forward in creating a more inclusive community? What can community look like within professional organizations, for students, for staff, and for faculty? 
    • Learning Outcomes - By attending Day 3, participants will be able to: 
      • Reflect on the concept of community in our new environments
      • Identify new strategies and practices to build and sustain community in a virtual setting
      • Discuss future considerations for community development

Programs Timeline - Rolling Application

  • Program submissions will be reviewed  as they are submitted up until October 16, 2020.
  • Programs that fulfill the daily themes and learning outcomes will be accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Accepted programs presenters will be notified on a rolling basis and no later than Friday October 23, 2020.


Registration Fees

NASPA Member Rate Retiree or Student Rate Non-member Rate
$50.00 $25.00 $179.00

Corporate Sponsors

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor please contact Dustin Gee at dgee2@berklee.edu


Come back soon for more details!


We are delighted to have such phenomenal speakers this year.

Monday, November 16th 

Examining Systems of Oppression

Tara L. Parker, Ph.D., UMass Boston

Susan Marine, Ph.D., Merrimack College

Andres Castro Samayoa, Ph.D., Boston College

Moderator: Daymyen Layne, Quinnipiac University


Tuesday, November 17th

Navigating Change

James Robilotta


Wednesday, November 18th

Reimagining Community

Harpreet Singh

Conference Committee

2020 R1 Conference Committee