2017 Region IV-East Regional Conference - re:DETROIT

November 11 - November 14, 2017
Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI

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Detroit isn’t just another conference location. It is a mindset. A spirit. A community. And this year, we will be honoring our host city like never before. Join us for the 2017 NASPA Region IV-E annual conference November 12-14th to embrace all that Detroit inspires: reinvention, redefinition, revitalization, and rebirth. 2017 is re: Detroit.

Detroit, MI

Detroit was named in the New York Times '52 Places to Go in 2017' and we are excited to share this wonderful city with you! With so many things to do and places to see, we've narrowed down a few of our favorites:

Renaissance Center

The Renaissance Center (GMRENCEN) rises up along the Detroit Riverfront and consists of seven interconnected skyscrapers. Visitors can enjoy 29 different restaurants, beautiful riverfront views and various retailers without leaving the complex. Just outside is the stunning Riverfront Conservatory and Hart Plaza.

Conference Updates

We will post regularly with updates and more information on the 2017 Region IV-E Conference.  Be sure to check back regularly for the most up-to-date information!

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Region IV-E


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Faculty
  • Graduate
  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional
  • Senior Level
  • Undergraduate
  • Vice President for Student Affairs

Call for Programs

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Deadline June 16, 2017

Important Dates
  • June 16, 2017: Call for Programs Deadline
  • June 08, 2017: Call for Reviewers Deadline
  • August 16, 2017: Presenters Notified
  • October 20, 2017: Regular Registration Ends
  • October 21, 2017: Late/Onsite Registration Begins


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We look forward to seeing you in Detroit! Please note: All events and times are subject to change -- please check back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events.

Full Schedule

Sat, Nov 11

1:00Pm – 3:00PM
Regional Board Meeting
SALT Pre-Conference
2:00PM – 5:00PM
Registration/Check In

Sun, Nov 12

9:00PM – 5:00PM
Registration/Check In
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Educational Session 1
2:10PM – 3:10PM
Educational Session 2
Buses Start Departing for Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
4:00PM – 6:00PM
Opening Keynote & Welcome
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Reception and Gallery Viewing
9:00PM – 11:00PM
IV-E Social

Mon, Nov 13

Fun Run/Yoga/Zumba/Workit
7:30AM – 12:00PM
Registration/Check In
8:30AM – 9:30AM
Educational Session 3
9:45AM – 10:45AM
Educational Session 4
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Educational Session 5
12:00PM – 1:45PM
Lunch and Keynote
2:00PM – 5:00PM
Registration/Check In Open
2:00PM – 3:00PM
Educational Session 6
3:15PM – 4:15PM
Educational Session 7
4:15PM – 4:45PM
Coffee/Cookie Break
4:45PM – 5:30PM
Knowledge Community Roundtables
5:30PM – 6:30PM
Regional Business Meeting
Dinner on your own
Knowledge Community Dinners
WISA Social
9:00PM – 11:00PM
IV-E Social

Tue, Nov 14

Fun Run/Yoga/Zumba/Workit
8:00AM – 10:00AM
Registration/Check In
8:00AM – 9:00AM
Educational Session 8
9:15AM – 10:15AM
Educational Session 9
10:30AM – 11:30AM
Educational Session 10
11:30AM – 1:00PM
Closing CeleBruncheon

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Pre-conference sessions are extended learning sessions that give you an opportunity to go in-depth into specific topics with experts and colleagues before the conference officially begins. A full list of pre-conference sessions will be posted by: 

Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute

Saturday, November 11th • 01.00 PM – 05.30 PM

Sunday, November 12 • 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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The Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute is a pre-conference that serves as a way to enhance the experiences of undergraduate students as they are being mentored and engaged into the field of Student Affairs and Higher Education. Throughout this institute a number of activities, sessions and panels will be offered to assist them in the discernment process of their future career in Student Affairs.

Institute Committee

Raúl R. Fernández

Coordinator for First Year Programs & Campus Life

Illinois Institute of Technology

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Region IV-E Board Member and Region IV-E SALT Co-Chair

Shai Collier

Student Success Advisor, Academic and Career Development-University College

Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI)

[email protected]

Region IV-E SALT Co-Chair

Leigh A. Dunewood

NUFP Fellow

Bowling Green State University

[email protected]

Region IV-E SALT Intern

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Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI

We are excited you are joining us this year in Detroit. Please use the conference rate when booking your room at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48243 USA
(313) 568-8000
$165 + Tax
  • Travel

    The closest airport to the GM Renaissance Center is Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

  • Transportation

    DTW to the GM Renaissance Center is about 22 miles away. Uber/Lyft will cost $20-$30. Ride Skoot Shuttle roundtrip from this airport is $40 or $20 one way. There is also onsite parking for $25 per day. The Detroit Amtrak station is 5 miles from the conference location.

  • Weather

    The weather in Detroit during early November will be a high of upper 40s and low of upper 30s.

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