The 2021 Conference Committee is pleased to offer our Region I Annual Conference in-person conference November 15-17, 2021 in Hartford, CT. The conference committee is currently working to develop a strong conference experience for all attendees, while striving to be fiscally responsible to our members. This may result in some changes to the traditional conference experience; however, we hope the resulting experience will be as impactful and relevant to our Region I Members’ needs as it has been in the past. More information will be coming soon regarding our call for programs, program reviewers as well as registrations. Please check back here often as we will be updating the website with the most current information.
If COVID-19 guidance changes as we move into the fall, we will update you as soon as we are able. We hope you all are excited to see one another in person in November. We look forward to a great experience.
2021 Region I Conference Chair
Connecticut Convention Center
2021 Region I Conference Committee
We are excited to announce that our call for programs is live! 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:
In addition to our traditional presentation blocks we will also be offering research and roundtable sessions. The details of each can be found below:
Research Session - (50 minutes) - Region I is rich within research that informs the work and practice of student affairs and we are excited to create a session where the research of members will be presented with opportunities for Q & A. Two research topics will be presented during each session.
Roundtable Session - (45 minutes) - These sessions will be open dialogue about specific functional areas or topics that affect the work of student affairs professionals. Members interested in co-facilitating a dialogue about a specific topic should apply for this session type!
Programs will be evaluated on the following criteria:
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
Evidence of participant engagement
Learning/take away for participants
Program style (workshop, panel, roundtable, research lecture, etc.)
Additionally, while we recognized the impact that Covid-19 had on each of us as higher education professionals, our goal is to use this year’s conference to begin moving forward and refocus our efforts. We will offer several Covid-19 specific programming blocks but our hope is to not make this the main theme of the conference.
The deadline for proposals is August 25, 2021. To submit a program please click here.
Should you have any questions about the program proposal process, please contact Jessica Eckstrom, Programs Chair, at email@example.com.