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2022 NASPA Western Regional Conference

Regional Annual Conferences Student Success Region V Region VI Mid-Level

Presented By

Region V
Region VI

Call for Programs

The NASPA Western Regional Conference Committee invites you to submit a proposal and join us in Anaheim, California from November 13-16, 2022. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, May 13, 2022 at 11:59pm HST.

We gather for the 2022 conference knowing that the past few years have been a time of tremendous shifts and changes across our society and our profession - with that in mind, our conference theme is The Challenge of Change

Change is hard. Change is complicated, messy and painful. Yet, in order for us to intentionally grow, we must address the challenges of change. These past academic years have given us challenges we never could have imagined. From the challenges of changing how we educate and do our work to the challenges of addressing inequitable practices, we are working to envision a new way forward.

As a profession and subsequently as a society, we must reimagine a new way of thinking and doing. Change is a sign of intentional growth. It provides us a renewed sense of hope.  Evolving through change and embracing its impact as we learn to move forward.   

We want to acknowledge that we are living in a global pandemic. Systemic racism, especially anti-Black anti-Asian racism, land acknowledgements as a checkbox, economic disparities, and a divisive political landscape are additional challenges in our current community. Like many of our institutions, the committee has been looking for creative solutions to prioritize members' health, safety, and care for difficult conversations. 

While change can be challenging, there is also possibility. Bell Hooks shared that "learning is a place where paradise can be created. The [institution/field], with all its limitations, remains a location of possibility. In that field of possibility we have the opportunity to labor for freedom, to demand of ourselves and our comrades, an openness of mind and heart that allows us to face reality even as we collectively imagine ways to move beyond boundaries, to transgress” (hooks, 1994, p.207).

This conference will provide us opportunities to reflect upon the challenges of the past few years - the pain, the heartache, and the hope - to chart a new course of possibilities and create change through the challenges we faced. 

Given this, we are seeking proposals for the following types of educational sessions below. The deadline for program submission is Friday, May 13, 2022 at 11:59pm HST. Resources to support your submission can be found here. Please submit a program here.

Thank you!

Types of Educational Sessions

General Interest Sessions

50-minute sessions should fall into ONE of the following categories: (1) Directly related to the conference theme and to the Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners; (2) provide an opportunity to showcase programs, strategies, or interventions that have been successful on a particular campus; or (3) allow for discussion of current events, developing trends.

If you are interested in applying for a KC sponsored General Interest Session you will have the opportunity to indicate this on the application form.

Deeper Exploration Sessions

These 110-minute sessions provide a longer time for participants to have an opportunity to reflect, for collective imagining, and laboring to find particular individual, departmental, or campus-wide solutions. These sessions should be directly related to the conference theme and have an intentional plan for participants to engage in reflection and a call to action leaving with actionable steps.

Research Sessions

The format of the research sessions includes two research paper presentations, each to be read for not more than 15 minutes. A moderator/discussant will respond briefly followed by a Q&A from the audience. Accepted single research paper submissions will be placed together by co-chairs.

Poster Session

A poster session showcases research and/or institution programs and is held during a 50 minute concurrent session. Unlike a General Interest Session or Research Session, a poster session allows viewers to study and re-study your information and discuss it with you one-on-one. It combines text, images, and dialogue to create an interactive exchange of ideas between presenter and participant.  As viewers walk by, your poster should quickly and efficiently communicate your topic.

SA Speaks Session

Student Affairs (SA) Speaks – are 10-minute talks that offer Student Affairs storytellers and participants an opportunity to connect through personal narratives on topics and ideas that focus on the narratives of our practitioners, the evolution of higher education, and the significance of cultivating courageous and resilient leaders to advance our field.  SA Speaks sessions from the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference can be viewed here.  SA Speaks submissions can be completed via the program submission form. For any specific questions please contact kc Bui at [email protected].

Register Today!

Registration for the 2022 NASPA WRC is now open. Register today

Registration Information

NASPA Membership Information

Registration as a member is based on individual membership status at the time of the event. If your current membership will expire prior to the event, you will have the option to renew at the time of registration to receive the member rate.

If you are not a current member and are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as a professional affiliate member for $75. If your institution is NOT a member, you can join as an associate affiliate member for $242. Both membership types provide access to the individual member rate for the event. Please visit the membership section of the NASPA website to learn more about membership types and benefits. We hope you’ll consider joining today!

If you are experiencing financial hardship, you may qualify for a NASPA Foundation Membership Scholarship, which can be used for this event.

For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.

Questions about: 
Registration: [email protected]
Programs/General Information: [email protected]
*include subject line “NASPAWRC 2022 General or NASPAWRC 2022 Programs” for the purpose of sorting incoming email


There will be NO on-site registration


Early Bird
Until September 15, 2022
September 16-October 17, 2022
October 28-November 8, 2022
NASPA Member 
 $325  $375  $425
 $525  $575  $625
$200 $250 $300
NASPA Emeritus/Retiree
$250 $300 $350


Early Bird
Until September 15, 2022
September 16-October 17, 2022
October 28-November 8, 2022
 $175  $200  $250
 $150  $175  $225
Mid-Level Professional 
$150 $175 $225
New Professional
$100 $125 $175
Graduate Student*
$50 $75 $100
Free Free Free
Community College
$125 $150 $200
*Graduate students only | *NUFP members only

Register Online for 2022 NASPA Western Regional Conference

The theme of the 2022 NASPA Western Regional Conference is The Challenge of Change

Register Online


Anaheim Marriott 
Anaheim, CA

The Anaheim Marriott rests in the heart of Anaheim’s resort district near DISNEYLAND® Resort, walking distance to Anaheim Convention Center, and the Anaheim Garden Walk. The hotel has been newly renovated with enough event space to accommodate our dynamic NASPA Western Regional Conference guests.


Rates & Reservation

More information about reserving guest rooms and a reservation link to the NASPA room block to come!


Hotel Address

700 West Convention Way

Anaheim CA 92802

(714) 750-8000


John Wayne Airport-Orange County (SNA)

Airport Phone: +1 949-252-5200

Hotel direction: 14.1 miles NW

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  •       Alternate transportation: Super Shuttle; fee: 11 USD (one way); reservation required
  •       Estimated taxi fare: 45 USD (one way)

Visit SNA airport website

Driving directions from SNA to hotel

Travel northeast on North Airport Way. Continue onto JWA Roadway then make a slight right back onto North Airport Way. Turn left onto MacArthur Boulevard. Turn right to merge onto Interstate 405 North toward Long Beach. Take exit 9A to merge onto CA-55 North. Travel 4.3 miles to exit 10B for Interstate 5 North toward Santa Ana. Travel 5.9 miles to exit 109 for Katella Avenue/Disney Way/Civic Center/Disneyland. Merge onto South Anaheim Way. Proceed to East Katella Avenue and turn left. Turn left again onto South Harbor Boulevard. take the first right onto West Convention Way. Make a U-turn and the hotel will be on the right.


Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Airport Phone: +1 310-646-5252

Hotel direction: 35 miles SE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  •       Alternate transportation: Super Shuttle; fee: 17 USD (one way) ;reservation required
  •       Estimated taxi fare: 120 USD (one way)

Visit LAX airport website

Driving directions from LAX to hotel

Travel east on World Way. Keep right and merge onto South Sepulveda Boulevard. Make a slight right onto the Interstate 105 East ramp. Keep left and merge onto Interstate 105 East. Travel 17 miles to exit 18 for Interstate 605. Keep right and follow signs for Interstate 605 South. Merge onto Interstate 605 South and travel 2.5 miles to exit 7A for CA-91 East. Travel 7.6 miles on CA-91 East to exit 24 and merge onto Interstate 5 South toward Santa Ana. Travel 5 miles to exit 110A for Harbor Boulevard and the convention center. Keep right and follow signs for Harbor Boulevard South. Merge onto South Harbor Boulevard and continue to West Convention Way. Make a U-turn and the hotel will be on the right.


Long Beach Airport (LGB)

Airport Phone: +1 562-570-2600

Hotel direction: 18.2 miles E

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  •       Alternate transportation: Super Shuttle; fee: 35 USD (one way) ;reservation required

  •       Estimated taxi fare: 70 USD (one way)

Visit LGB airport website

Driving directions from LGB to hotel

Travel south on Donald Douglas Drive toward Barbara London Drive. Make a slight right to stay on Donald Douglas Drive. Turn right onto North Lakewood Boulevard. From the boulevard take the Interstate 405 South ramp. Keep left and merge onto Interstate 405 South. Travel 6.2 miles to CA-22 East/Garden Grove Freeway (signs for Garden Grove). Travel 7.3 miles on CA-22 East to exit 12A for Harbor Boulevard South. Merge onto Trask Avenue and continue to Harbor Boulevard. Turn left and follow the boulevard for 2.4 miles to West Convention Way. Turn left. Make a U-turn and the hotel will be on the right.


Train Station:

 Anaheim Amtrak Station

2.5 miles E from hotel


Bus Station:

Anaheim Greyhound Station

2.2 miles N from hotel


Resort Transportation:

Anaheim Resort Transportation

0.1 miles N from hotel


Car Rentals:

At this property:


700 West Convention Way

Anaheim, CA 92802

Phone: +1 714-750-4080



Electric car charging stations: 4, Complimentary

On-site parking, fee: $26 daily

Valet parking, fee: $31 daily

WRC 2022 Conference Committee


NASPA Western Regional Conference brings together the best of Anaheim with the best of NASPA Regions V and VI!

NASPA 2022 Western Regional Conference (WRC) in sunny Anaheim, CA, November 13-16 (Preconferences: 11/13-11/14; Conference: 11/14-11/16).  The NASPA WRC will bring together at least 700 Student Life educators for in person shared learning experiences, networking, and future planning.


Here is where you come in!

As we look toward the 2022 WRC, we invite YOU to be a key part of the conference by sharing your organization’s story, expanding your network/contacts, and engaging and building relationships with a broad range of decision makers and influencers on campuses throughout NASPA Region V (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington) and NASPA Region VI (Aotearoa/New Zealand, Arizona, Australia, California, China, Guahan/Guam, Hawai'i, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore).


Make an impact on the future with NASPA Regions V and VI!

NASPA remains the leading association for the advocacy of student success, inclusion, social justice, research, scholarship, professional development, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. And, this conference brings together our extensive and diverse membership from across 17 states, territories and countries. 


Sponsorship opportunities give you high visibility, many opportunities for relationship building, and the chance for positive ROI overall!

Sponsors are key partners in ensuring that Student Affairs educators and students are positioned for success! Your involvement and participation is critical to ensuring that the conference experience is transformational, celebratory, and that conference outcomes ultimately make a difference for college students.  Sponsorship benefits for the November 2022 conference (dependent on specific sponsorship levels) include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Opportunity to address conference attendees at a signature event (e.g., Opening session, Senior Student Affairs Officer/SSAO Institute, AVP/Dean of Students Institute, awards ceremony, and more!)

  2. Public recognition during the WRC opening session.

  3. Public recognition during a WRC keynote or closing session. 

  4. Public recognition and speaking opportunity during a reception or constituent gathering.

  5. Company and Sponsorship signage in prominent and highly visible locations during the conference.

  6. Access to the conference attendee mailing list.

  7. Being linked to the event in conference publications and promotions using multiple modalities, including social media, webpages, conference programs, and more!

  8. Brand recognition via your organizational logo on WRC mobile app and WRC websites.

  9. Invitation to attend the Sponsorship/Exhibitor and Senior Student Affairs Officer (SSAO) Reception.

  10. Included conference registrations (the number is dependent on sponsorship level), allowing you to participate in learning alongside Student Affairs educators.

  11. Option to exhibit during the entire conference (one 6-foot table).

  12. Accessibility to the key decision-makers and influencers at colleges and universities

  13. Increased visibility and exposure of your products and services.


What does it take?

Choose a sponsorship level and get ready to engage some amazing Student Affairs educators!

2022 Sponsorship levels are:

  • Platinum: $30,000 - includes all listed sponsorship benefits and possibility of a program session.
  • Gold: $20,000 - includes sponsorship benefits #3-#13.
  • Silver: $10,000 - includes sponsorship benefits #5-#13.
  • Bronze: $5000 - includes sponsorship benefits #7-#13.


Ready to set up on site?

Beyond the sponsorship opportunities, your company may consider being an exhibitor at the conference.  Exhibitors will be placed near heavily trafficked areas of the conference to help maximize visibility and contact.  These areas are utilized mostly pre- and post-keynotes and educational sessions.

Exhibitor Opportunities - includes benefits #10-#13.

  • NASPA Member Exhibitor Booth (includes one conference registration) - $1,500
  • Non-NASPA Member Exhibitor Booth (includes one conference registration)- $2,000


Ready to commit?

Please use the following Sponsorship Registration From


We look forward to you joining us at the 2022 Western Regional Conference in Anaheim, CA! Thank you for engaging with us.  If you have questions, please let any one of us know.

  • Eboni Ford Turnbow, Ph.D., Dean of Students, Cal Poly Humboldt, [email protected], WRC Sponsorships Co-Chair
  • Joanna Royce-Davis,Ph.D.,Vice President for Student Life, Pacific Lutheran University, [email protected], WRC Sponsorships Co-Chair and NASPA Region V Director
  • Ellen Whitehead, Ed.D, Interim Associate Dean, University of California, Riverside, [email protected],  WRC Exhibits Chair