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Join us in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as we share innovative ideas, explore new topics in student affairs, and develop professional connections at the annual NASPA Region II Conference. This professional experience will give student affairs professionals the opportunity to strengthen skills, acquire knowledge, and develop meaningful connections with peers and colleagues.
Benefit for the NASPA Foundation
Everyone who donates $10 or more in conjunction with the conference will receive a special invitation to for a VIP tour of PNC Park.
The evening’s entertainment for everyone at the conference will be a reception at PNC Park. As a special thank you for your gift to the NASPA Foundation, you'll be invited on a VIP tour of PNC Park. The tour of PNC Park is interactive and will give guests a broad view of the 38,000-seat facility with its classic view of the city's picturesque skyline. Get a behind-the-the scenes tour of one of the best ballparks in the country and see places normally reserved for players and VIPs! This is a walking tour so we suggest comfortable footwear. Tours are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Wheelchairs are available for your use during the tour.
We are so excited to have you join us for the conference! Check out some of the amazing experiences we have in addition to the great presentations that will be offered.
Welcome Reception at PNC Park
Sunday, June 4th
6:30PM - 9:00 PM
Free with conference registration, $30 for guests
NASPA II is taking you out to the ball park! Join NASPA II’s opening night at PNC Park – a classic-style baseball park that showcases the best downtown Pittsburgh skyline and riverfront views. We will be in Keystone Corner, which provides a fascinating view of the PNC Park playing field and the Pittsburgh city skyline. There will be a cash bar and NASPA will provide ballpark-themed Hors D’oeuvres as well as entertainment for the evening. Want to see more of the park? Check out the Foundations page for an opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of PNC Park as well
Night at the Andy Warhol Museum
Monday, June 5th
7:00PM - 10:00 PM
Free with conference registration, $45 for guests
Join us for a night at The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. The museum holds an extensive collection of art and archives from the Pittsburgh-born pop art icon, Andy Warhol. NASPA Region II conference attendees will have full access to four floors of the museum with Hors D’oeuvres, a cash bar, and entertainment in the main lobby. Each guest will receive one complimentary drink ticket with conference registration
Welcome to Pittsburgh! We’re so glad that you have chosen to attend NASPA Region II in the Steel City. Pittsburgh may have been known in the past for being the heart of the steel industry, but recently Pittsburgh gained notoriety for being a foodie hot spot, technology hub, and bike friendly. While you’re here, be sure to check out some local must-sees that really show off all that Pittsburgh has to offer:
- Mt Washington – ride “The Incline” up Mt. Washington and get an amazing view of the beautiful skyline. See how many bridges you can count from up there too (hint, you won’t be able to see all 446!)
- Three Rivers Heritage Trail – if you’re looking to run or bike before or after the conference, the Three Rivers Heritage Trail is a great path to take. Multiple routes are available, and you’ll always know where you are, not only because of the mile markers, but because the trail runs right along the rivers.
- Point State Park – a quick walk from the hotel leads you to where the three rivers of Pittsburgh meet (the Ohio, the Allegheny, and the Monongahela). Before you head down to the big fountain that marks “The Point” be sure to check out the history of Fort Pitt which played a significant role in the Revolutionary War. From the Point, you will also be able to see two of Pittsburgh’s stadiums: PNC Park where the Pirates play, and Heinz field where the Steelers and Pitt football have their games.
Primanti Brothers – a chain of sandwich shops in the eastern United States. Founded in 1933, the chain is known for its signature sandwiches of grilled meat, an Italian dressing-based coleslaw, tomato slices, and French fries between two pieces of Italian bread.
The restaurant and its signature sandwich have been featured in several national publications and television shows, including National Geographic magazine, Man v. Food, and Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America. Primanti Brothers made the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's list of "1,000 Places to See Before You Die in the USA and Canada," and their sandwich is a featured Pittsburgh landmark on Yinztagram.
The Cathedral of Learning – a Pittsburgh landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburgh's main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of the city. The 42-story Late Gothic Revival Cathedral is the tallest educational building in the Western hemisphere and the second tallest university building in the world. It is also the second tallest gothic-styled building in the world. The Cathedral of Learning was commissioned in 1921 and ground was broken in 1926. The first class was held in the building in 1931 and its exterior finished in October 1934, prior to its formal dedication in June 1937.
Colloquially referred to as "Cathy" by Pitt students, it functions as a primary classroom and administrative center of the university, and is home to the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and many of its departments, as well as the University Honors College. It houses many specialty spaces, most notably its 30 Nationality Rooms.
2017 NASPA Region II VPSA Institute at the Region II annual conference
June 5, 2017
The Region II VPSA Institute is an annual one-day intensive professional development experience for vice presidents for Student Affairs. Offered in a convenient one-day package as a component of the regional conference, the institute offers a top-level briefing and Q&A session with NASPA senior leadership, presentations and conversations with regional legal and public policy experts, workshops on productivity tools, participation in regional conference keynote sessions and networking opportunities at breakfast and at a closing reception.
The benefits of the VPSA Institute are numerous and we are proud to announce that no additional or special registration is required! As Conference Registrants, any VPSA is welcome to attend any or all parts of VPSA Institute. For more information, visit: https://www.naspa.org/events/RII2017 or contact Dr. Kirk Manning, Region II liaison to VPSA's at: [email protected].
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Call for Programs
Call for Programs is closed.Learn More
- December 02, 2016: Program proposals open.
- December 12, 2016: Call for program reviewers.
- January 31, 2017: Program proposal deadline.
- March 24, 2017: Presenter confirmation deadline.
- April 15, 2017: Early bird registration deadline.
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