NASPA-AL Drive-In Conference

January 18

The NASPA-AL Drive-In is a one-day conference that brings together Student Affairs professionals from across the state of Alabama. Together, we will learn from one another, discuss the critical issues impacting our field, and network with new and established colleagues. 

Open to everyone, from Chief Student Affairs officers, to New Professionals and Graduate Students, the NASPA-AL Drive-In will have intentional time to meet with others in your functional areas as well as learn from those who are on the cutting edge of innovative student affairs practices.



To further enhance your conference experience, New Professionals (those with less than 5 years in the field of Student Affairs) and Graduate Students are encouraged to follow the New Professional Track. New Professional Track sessions will be marked in guidebook.  



Faculty are asked to perform research and service to their universities. The NASPA-AL Drive In offers a space for faculty attendees to learn more about the connection between academic and student affairs in order support the academic missions of their institutions.  


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Call for Programs

Whether you're an established professional or new to the field, you have something to share with our community. Reflect on current issues impacting our field, consider showcasing programs/initiatives that have had particular success on your campus, or simply expand on a personal or professional passion area so that others may learn from and with you during our time together. 

Program proposals must be submitted no later than October 31, 2018. Proposal selections will be announced in early November.  

Program Proposal Submission Link Coming Soon 

For questions regarding the program proposal process, please contact Mandy Parente, Conference Chair – [email protected] 

Submission Timeline
  • October 31, 2018
    Program Proposals Due
  • Early November, 2018
    Program Selections Announced

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.


Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the NASPA-AL Drive-In Conference.

Mandy Parente
Conference Chair
Phone: 205-934-6388
Email: [email protected]


Fri, Jan 18

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Breakfast, Check-In, and Functional Area Mixers
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Welcome and Keynote Speaker
10:10 AM – 11:00 AM
Breakout Session I
11:10 AM – 12:00 PM
Breakout Session II
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch and VP Panel
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Functional Area Networking
2:10 PM – 3:00 PM
Breakout Session III
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Awards, Officer Transition, and Closing

Additional Info

NASPA-AL Awards 

Each year NASPA recognizes outstanding members by honoring individual professionals with regional awards.  To continue with this tradition, please consider nominating one of your colleagues in the State of Alabama.  The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 28, 2018. Winners will be announced at the NASPA-AL Drive In, January 18, 2018, at The University of Alabama Birmingham in Birmingham, AL.  

Nominations due by Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Submit your nominations here: http://apps.naspa.org/cfp/evt_frm_user.cfm?event_id=818.  


Questions regarding the awards process can be directed to: Kelsey Taylor -  Region III Alabama Awards Coordinator - [email protected] 

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