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September 13, 2021

Call for Programs Deadline Extended!

December 6, 2021

Early Registration Deadline

December 28, 2021

Hotel Reservation Deadline

January 3, 2022

Regular Registration Deadline

NASPA AVP Symposium

In-Person Conferences Supporting the Profession AVP or "Number Two"

The NASPA AVP Symposium is a unique and innovative three-day program designed to support and develop AVPs and other "number twos" in their unique campus leadership roles. Leveraging the vast expertise and knowledge of sitting AVPs, the Symposium will provide high-level content through a variety of participant engagement-oriented session types.

This professional development offering is limited to AVPs and other "number twos" who report to the highest-ranking student affairs officer on campus and have substantial responsibility for divisional functions. Additionally, vice presidents for student affairs (and the equivalent) who are presenting during the symposium may also register at a discounted rate and attend.

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Assistant and associate vice presidents for student affairs and other senior-level "number twos" who report to the vice president for student affairs (or the equivalent) have among the most complex and challenging roles in the modern student affairs division. The NASPA AVP Symposium will gather AVPs from a wide variety of institutional types for three intense days of learning and networking designed to support AVPs' success in these difficult, yet critically important, roles. Symposium attendees can expect sessions and high-level content developed and delivered for an AVP audience that call on AVP participants to contribute to the peer learning community by deeply engaging with the Symposium content and fellow participants. 

The theme of the 2020 symposium is "The AVP in 2022: Refreshed. Renewed. Refocused." We expect that programs and sessions will connect with the following topics and content areas:

  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
  • Community health and well-being
  • Post-pandemic innovations to advance student engagement
  • Flourishing in the AVP role
  • Freedom of expression and civility on campus
  • Leveraging personal identities for effective leadership
  • Leading diverse intergenerational teams
  • Human resources (including supervision and staff accountability)
  • Law, public policy, and compliance issues
  • Understanding, navigating, and influencing institutional culture
  • Organizational change and resource management
  • Innovating in a context of diminishing resources
  • Strategies for addressing the challenges and complexities inherent in the AVP role


The symposium will begin at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 and will conclude at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2022. Additionally, several pre- and post-symposium workshops will be offered for an additional fee. Please check back soon for more details about the full symposium schedule.

Symposium Schedule
January 22
January 23
January 24
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pre-symposium workshops

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Symposium Welcome and Opening Speaker: Dr. Amelia Parnell, Vice President for Research and Policy, NASPA

4:45 PM - 5:35 PM

General Interest Sessions I

5:35 PM - 6:30 PM


6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Welcome Reception

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast Available | Optional Roundtable Discussions

9:10 AM - 10:00 AM

General Interest Sessions II

10:10 AM - 11:25 AM

Extended Learning Sessions I

11:25 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch with Featured Speaker: Dr. Matt Dolf, Director for the Office of Wellbeing Strategy, The University of British Columbia

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM


1:20 PM - 2:05 PM

Topic-specific Roundtable Discussions

2:15 PM - 3:05 PM

General Interest Sessions III

3:05 PM - 3:35 PM


3:35 PM - 4:50 PM

Extended Learning Sessions II

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

AVP Affinity Groups

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Continental Breakfast Available | Optional Roundtable Discussions

8:55 AM - 9:45 AM

General Interest Sessions IV

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 11:05 AM

General Interest Sessions V

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Closing Featured Speaker: Dr. Angela Batista, Certified Executive and Design Coach, Batista Consulting Services and Immediate Past Chair, NASPA Board of Directors

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Post-symposium Workshop

Featured Speakers


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 or NASPA Foundation Professional Development Access Scholarship, which can be used for this event.

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


Register Today!


Early Bird

 Through 12/6/2021


12/7/2021 through 1/3/2022


1/4/2022 to 1/22/2022

NASPA Member
$595 $695 $795
$795 $895 $995


Register Today!
Registration Policies

Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation/refund deadline less a $50.00 administrative fee is December 6, 2021.  This program may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues. Please click here to submit a refund request. Refunds will not be processed after December 6, 2021 for any reason.

Please allow 7-10 business days for processing. To inquire about the status of a refund after 10 business days, please send an email to refund@naspa.org .

Payment Policy:

Changes in payment method or credit card after the initial payment is processed are NOT permitted, no exceptions. Please be sure that you are using the appropriate credit card for this transaction.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

The registration rate displayed is based on your current individual membership status.

Substitutions: Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to refund@naspa.org.



NASPA Main Office
Registration Support Services
Email: registration@naspa.org                                                         Phone: (202) 265-7500 ext. 1183


James Stascavage
Senior Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officers Initiatives
Email: jstascavage@naspa.org
Phone: (202) 719-1172



Call for Proposals

The call for proposals is now closed. Thank you to all of you who submitted program proposals. Coordinating presenters can expect to receive decision notifications by October 6. Confirmation that presenters will deliver selected sessions will be due on October 15. If you have any questions about the call for proposals process, please contact James Stascavage, Senior Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officers Initiaitves at jstascavage@naspa.org or 202-719-1172.


Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

All Symposium activities will take place at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

NASPA has arranged special room rates for Symposium attendees at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa at $195/night (not including 10.5% state and local taxes). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Tuesday, December 28, 2021. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

Reserving a room within our block by using the hotel's dedicated meeting website or toll-free telephone number not only benefits you; it also helps to support the conference. When you book within our conference block, you help NASPA keep meeting costs as low as possible and enable us to provide some of the important features meeting attendees have come to enjoy, such as networking receptions, exhibit area coffee breaks, and off-site transportation.

If you are attending either the NASPA Institute for Aspiring Vice Presidents for Student Affairs OR the NASPA Institute for New AVPs, both of which immediately precede the symposium in the same location, you will need to make two separate room reservations. You may make your reservation related to the symposium using the link below. To make a reservation connected with your participation in the NASPA Institute for Aspiring Vice Presidents for Student Affairs, you will need to use the link available on that institute website. To make a reservation connected with your participation in the NASPA Institute for New AVPs, you will need to use the link available on that institute website. The hotel will keep you in the same room, but two reservations are necessary because the room blocks are distinct.

Reserve Your Room Today!

Hotel booking information:

Hotel Room Rate / Night

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1000 Tournament Players Club Blvd,
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

$195 - Single/ Double
$215 - Triple

Hotel Cancelation Policy

Reservations can be canceled up to 72 hours prior to arrival without any charge. Any reservations canceled inside that 72 hour window, will incur a 1 night room and tax charge.

About Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

We are thrilled to bring this event to the beautiful city of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. We hope you will take some time to experience the great things the city has to offer. Visit this website for more information on all that Ponte Vedra Beach has to offer during your visit. 


The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is serviced by the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). The hotel is approximately 34 miles from the airport. Visit JAX airport website for more information. 

This hotel does not provide shuttle service. Here are a couple alternate options:

  • East Coast Transportation: Fee is $91 (one way). Reservations are required
  • Estimated taxi fare: Approximately $75 (one way)

Driving directions
Take I-95 South to second exit. The sign will say I-295 & Blount Island (Exit 362A). Follow I-295 to Butler Boulevard, SR 202, and go East on Butler Boulevard East until it ends at A1A. Veer right onto A1A (South) and follow 3.5 miles to the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa. Turn right on PGA Tour Blvd. The hotel is on the left.


  • On-site parking fee: $10 daily for attendees
  • Valet parking fee: $28 daily

The average temperatures in Porte Vedra Beach in January are around 64 degrees F during the day and 45 degrees F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

Please note, the hotel and meeting areas may be colder temperatures. A sweater or jacket is recommended.