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December 11, 2019

Regular Registration Deadline

December 23, 2019

Hotel Deadline

NASPA Strategies Conferences

Workshop Health, Safety, and Well-being Alcohol and Other Drug Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention, Education, and Response Wellness and Health Promotion AVP or "Number Two" Faculty Mid-Level New Professional Senior Level

The 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences provide student affairs practitioners with the knowledge and skills to effectively address collegiate alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, sexual violence prevention and response, and well-being through a variety of comprehensive and integrative approaches.

Your registration allows you to customize your program track even if your interests cover more than one topic – NASPA Strategies converges four conferences in one! 

Check back often - as details are finalized our website will be updated on a rolling basis.

Presented By

 Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives


The convergence of the NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence PreventionMental Health, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, and the Well-Being and Health Promotion Leadership conferences allows campus practitioners a unique opportunity to learn, network and engage.

Use this hashtag to see what others are sharing #NASPAStrategies20
New! The Office on Violence Against Women has approved the 2020 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response conference for OVW grantees. Grantees from the Campus Program have conditionally been approved to attend this conference. Grantees are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award and to ensure that a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) is issue. A GAN must be completed before grantees commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.

The reference number for this conference is OVW-2020-MU-006. This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval via a GAN. This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.



NASPA has applied for continuing education through NBCC, NCHEC (for CHES and MCHES credits), NASW, and the APA through our partnership with the Association of University College Counseling Center Directors. The amount of credits that will be available for the conference will depend upon which sessions are selected by our conference committees. In the past, continuing education credits have been available during every breakout session block for the entirety of the conference. The full schedule and continuing education qualifications will be available by December 2019.

Please note: The deadline to request continuing education credits for the 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences is February 10, 2020. Requests for continuing education credits cannot be fulfilled after this date.

Image of the NBCC logo and link to the NBCC homepage National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

NASPA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5120. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NASPA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

To receive credit, please complete a reporting form available at the registration desk. In addition, you must complete an online evaluation of individual sessions, which will be emailed to you shortly after the conference. A certificate of completion will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved.

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National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)

NASPA is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 12 total Category 1 continuing education contact hours depending on what sessions qualify for advanced level, which are specified in this program book. If you attend a pre-conference workshop, up to eight additional contact hours are available. Poster sessions are not approved for CHES/MCHES contact hours.

To receive credit, please complete a paper evaluation of each individual session that you attend. Forms are available to pick up at the registration desk. A certificate of completion will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved, and individual hours will be reported to NCHEC in April.

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National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886679822-7222) for 20 continuing education contact hours. To receive credit, please complete a reporting form available at the registration desk. In addition, you must complete an online evaluation of individual sessions, which will be emailed to you shortly after the conference. A certificate of completion will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved.

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Continuing Education for Psychologists

NASPA thanks the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors for sponsoring this continuing education opportunity for psychologists. Not all sessions are available for continuing education (CE) credit. Sessions which are eligible for APA credit will be identified within the program book. A maximum of 12 continuing education hours are available for this program. Up to eight additional hours are available for attending pre-conference workshops.

Participants who would like to receive APA credit must stop by the registration desk to pick up the evaluation form packet and return it to the registration desk at the end of the event. APA certificates can only be given to the participant on-site and will not be mailed following the conference. You must complete the evaluation in order to receive CEs. The Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AUCCCD maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


If you have questions about Continuing Education, please contact Teri Gillmor at tgillmor@naspa.org.


The schedule was designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. As details are finalized, this schedule will be updated.

It’s all on the new My NASPA App!

The My NASPA mobile app is where you’ll find everything you need to navigate the conference and craft your experience. View the schedule and create your own itinerary, browse exhibitors and sponsors, read up on speakers, floor plans, and more. To download, visit the Apple App Store or Google Play and search for “My NASPA”. After installation, please sign up and create your profile. Next, go to the Search Bar and search “2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences.” Select “Join Now” and use the passphrase: “STRATEGIES2020”.

Build Your Schedule: The most up-to-date schedule information will always be found in the app. We will also send out notifications for any time or location changes via the app. You can search for educational sessions by session title, presenter name, professional level, competency, or topic area. You can also add your meetings, receptions, and other special events to your schedule right in the app. Be sure to book time in the Exhibit Hall so you don’t miss out on the chance to meet our sponsors—not to mention the best break-time snacks and a luxurious chair massage!

Connect with Colleagues: Our app allows you to easily share your contact information even when you’re on the go. First, be sure you
have your full name and email (at a minimum) in your profile, and enable Bluetooth on your phone. When you’re looking to connect with someone, click the Shake to Connect icon at the same time as your new contact and give your phone a shake. The app will trade your contact information automatically!

Check Out the 2020 Strategies Program Book!
January 13
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January 17
January 18
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference Institute (Full Day)

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference Session (Half Day)

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Morning Break & Networking

Please enjoy a refreshment break in the Exhibit Hall.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Extended Session

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Conference Break (Lunch on own)

Lunches will be available for purchase in the Exhibit Hall (Elite A).

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Afternoon Break

Please enjoy a refreshment break in the Exhibit Hall.

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Opening Reception & Poster Sessions

Please join our poster session presenters for networking and continued learning. Planning Committee members from each conference will also be hosting tables; join them for networking and to learn about future conference planning opportunities. Heavy appetizers will be served.

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors

Join us in the exhibit hall for a hearty breakfast.

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Extended Sessions

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Morning Break & Networking

Please enjoy a refreshment break in the Exhibit Hall.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Plenary Session: On Faith & the Criminalization of the Black Trans Body


J Mase III, Poet, Educator, and Founder of awQward

This session will look at the ways religion has been used to legislate specifically against Black & Brown trans bodies on the North American continent. Participants coming to this session will be able to identify various levels of colonial & theological violence to institutional transphobia and how it impacts vulnerable survivors of violence. 

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Breakout Sessions

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Conference Break (Lunch on own)

Lunch on your own. Lunches will be available for purchase in the Exhibit Hall (Elite A).

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Plenary Session: "The New Normal" Campus Violence Prevention Panel


Kevin W. Bailey, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UNC Charlotte
Marjan Coester, Director for Student Engagement, Umpqua Community College
Diana Doyle, President, Arapahoe Community College
Scott Peska, Assistant Vice President of Student Services, Waubonsee Community College

In the wake of acts of violence, particularly gun violence, headline after headline questions: “Is this America’s ‘new normal’?” Colleges and universities and their surrounding communities are not immune from acts of violence and trauma. In this panel discussion, leading student affairs professionals from campuses directly impacted by trauma will discuss how their communities came together during these events and found their way to their own “new normal.”

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Plenary Session: Challenges and Opportunities in Discussing the Overlap of Alcohol and Sexual Assault Panel


Shannon Bailie, Director of Livewell, University of Washington
Jennifer Jacobsen, Assistant Dean of Health and Wellness, Grinnell College
Amaura Kemmerer, Associate Dean for Wellness, Northeastern University
Jason Kilmer, Associate Professor and Assistant Director of Health and Wellness for Alcohol and Other Drug Education, University of Washington

Alcohol and sexual assault prevention are of paramount importance on college campuses. Addressing the overlap, however, can be challenging, particularly if there are unintended impacts. In this plenary panel, experts with experience addressing both domains on their campuses will consider opportunities to discuss the overlap of alcohol and sexual violence; identify strategies for overcoming challenges in discussing the overlap; propose a mix of strategies in addressing sexual assault; discuss promising practices; and share lessons learned.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Afternoon Break & Networking

Please enjoy a refreshment break in the Exhibit Hall.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Plenary Session: The Healthy Minds Study: What 10 Years of Data Tell Us About Student Mental Health and College Retention


Sarah Ketchen Lipson, Associate Director, Healthy Minds Network

Over the past 10 years, researchers at University of Michigan and Boston University have collected data from more than 300,000 undergraduate and graduate students on roughly 350 college campuses as part of the national Healthy Minds Study. This plenary session presents an overview of key prevalence statistics from Healthy Minds with a special emphasis on understanding disparities faced by students of color, gender and sexual minority students, and other minority populations. Professor Sarah Ketchen Lipson will then describe the relationship between mental health and student retention using data from Healthy Minds. She will demonstrate a newly enhanced Return on Investment Calculator designed to inform decision-making by campus leaders around estimated tuition dollars returned from new investments in mental health treatment and prevention.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Conference Breakfast

Please join us in Elite A for a light breakfast.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Closing Session

Kevin Kruger, President and CEO, NASPA
Penny Rue, Vice president for Campus Life, Wake Forest University

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Breakout Sessions

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions


Hyatt Regency New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana

All conference activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.There are still available room nights at the Hyatt Regency from 1/15 - 1/18.

If you need to check in before 1/15 and/or check out after 1/18 you may make your reservation(s) at one of our overflow hotels:

  1. Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans 
    You may also call 888.421.1442 and use code G-NSPA 
  2. The Eliza Jane 

*Both hotels are approximately 10-15 minutes from the conference hotel. 

For specific questions related to our hotel room reservations/block availability, contact Alicia Montague, meetings manager, at amontague@naspa.org. Please continue to check back as we are working with nearby hotels to provide another housing block option for conference attendees

* The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Monday, December, 23, 2019. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

Reserve Your Room at the Hyatt Regency

Hotel booking information:

Hotel Room Rate / Night
Hyatt Regency
601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70113
$219 - Single/ Double
$229 - Triple
Hyatt House (Currently Sold Out)

1250 Poydras Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
$219 - Single/ Double
$229 - Triple

About New Orleans

We are thrilled to bring the 2020 Strategies Conferences to the bustling city of New Orleans. 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 Baltimore has to offer during your visit.

Transportation & Travel

New Orleans, LA is serviced by one major airports: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) approximately 15 miles from the hotel.

NASPA has partnered with Airport Shuttle, Inc., the official ground transportation provider for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, to provide discounted transportation for conference attendees.

For shuttle, taxi, and rental car service, please visit the Ground Transportation pages for the airport:

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

A one-way Uber ride to/from hotel can cost around $35. The discounted shuttle cost for attendees is $40 round trip per person or $20 one-way per person.

Reserve your shuttle as soon as you receive your flight information or no later than 24 hours prior to your flight. The discount only applies to reservations made through this web portal.

Click Here to Reserve your Shuttle

  Please note:

  • Wheelchair accessible service is available
  • First three bags per passenger are free
  • Attendees can both make and change existing reservations online.

Hospitality Enterprises is offering Strategies Conferences attendees airport transportation to/from the Hyatt Regency New Orleans at a discounted rate of $40 round trip or $20 one-way. To reserve transportation at this exclusive conference price visit Airport Shuttle.

Venue Accessibility
  • ADA access is provided at all parking levels and at the main entrance, full elevator access to all levels including parking.
  • Restrooms will be fully accessible, Braille signage and universal symbols will be in use;
  • Information displays and Meeting Information are located to provide clear sight lines for all attendees;
  • Lighting is engineered to provide the correct level of light required for access and the enjoyment of the meeting space.
  • Floors surfaces are continuous with minimalized transitions;
  • The design provides, within the pre-function space and gathering areas, for the convenient interaction of all attendees and the free movement of those transitioning between events

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

The planning committees for the 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences has select pre-conference sessions that will enrich and enhance your attendee experience. 

Pre-conference sessions will take two formats (full-day institutes and half-day workshops) and require participants to pre-register for a fee. Pre-conference sessions are designed as highly specialized opportunities to discuss a specific topic or program.

Full-day Pre-Conference Institute Sessions:

Building Capacity and Engagement for Evidenced-based Campus Hazing Prevention
Wednesday, January 15 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presented by Elizabeth Allan, Professor, University of Maine, David Kerschner, Research Associate, University of Maine, Meredith Stewart, Graduate Research Intern, University of Maine, and Timothy Marchell, Director of Skorton Center for Health Initiatives, Cornell University

A foundational understanding of campus hazing and its prevention, with a particular emphasis on building capacity and engagement, is the focus of this pre-conference session which will provide an overview of the Hazing Prevention Framework (HPF), key indicators of the HPF components, the research base supporting it, along with promising strategies for campus hazing prevention. How hazing intersects with other campus safety concerns will also be explored.

Implementing Respondent Support Services in Title IX Cases
Wednesday, January 15 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presented by Jill Dunlap, Director for Research and Practice, NASPA, Joan Tabachnick, DSM Consulting, Jennifer Henkle, Assistant Director of Community of Concern, University of Kentucky

Based on data from a national landscape survey, the presenters will explore the myriad factors to consider when providing responsible support services for responding parties in Title IX cases. Participants will engage in discussions about what specific duties respondent support services personnel have in helping a responding party navigate the Title IX investigation, interim measures, sanctioning, and re-entry processes. Presenters will help participants understand the importance of creating clear distinctions between complainant advocacy services and respondent support services to prevent re-traumatization of survivors while creating equitable systems of support.

Let’s Make One Thing Perfectly Queer: Mental Health Providers Roles in Transgender Care
Wednesday, January 15 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presented by Barry Schreier, Director of University Counseling Service, University of Iowa

We live in a world where gender identity is not a binary concept. When working with trans identities, these evolving communities encourage us to update our practice. This program provides: fundamental information about trans identities including culture, language, and how sexual orientation/sex/gender intersect and vary. The workshop provides advanced theories exploring queer theory constructs of Essentialism and Constructionism. This workshop focuses on intersectionality of trans identities with other identities such as race and ethnicity. The workshop then examines the “informed consent” model and how this is changing the “gatekeeper” role and ethical considerations. The workshop finishes with a complex case examination of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, sex, and other intersectionalities that integrates the day!

Peer Education Advisors Academy
Wednesday, January 15 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presented by NASPA Peer Education Advisors Faculty

The role of a collegiate peer education advisor is complex, ever changing, and sometimes poorly defined. There is no handbook, training, or manual when it comes to working with peer education groups. At the NASPA Strategies Conferences, The NASPA Advisor Academy will provide participants with the training, skills and knowledge needed to be an effective collegiate peer education advisor.

Restorative Practices: An Innovative Prevention Framework for Advancing Health and Well-Being
Wednesday, January 15 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presented by Gina Abrams, Director of Research & Program Evaluation, International Institute of Restorative Practices, Ashleigh Hala, Director of Wellness & Prevention Services, Babson College, and Elizabeth Smull, Lecturer, International Institute of Restorative Practices

Restorative practices can create supportive environments for students to thrive by strengthening relationships between individuals as well as social connections within the campus community. Presenters will discuss restorative practices as an innovative prevention framework for improving social determinants of health known to influence well-being, including connectedness and belonging, sense of community, resilience, and flourishing. Participants will consider their settings and discuss how restorative practices can address multiple health and well-being issues from a strengths perspective.

Half-day Pre-Conference Workshop Sessions:

Drug Abuse Prevention: Getting Back to Basics to Move Us Forward
Wednesday, January 15 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presented by Richard Lucey, Senior Prevention Program Manager, Drug Enforcement Administration, Fran Harding, Independent Consultant, and Katrin Wesner-Harts, Director of Abrons Student Health Center, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Effective management of drug abuse prevention efforts on campus or the surrounding community requires an understanding of the basic principles of prevention science and strategic planning. Whether you are fairly new to drug abuse prevention on your campus, or have worked on these issues for more than a decade, this session will provide you with the information and resources you need to best support your prevention efforts. With nearly a century of experience in drug abuse prevention at the federal, national, state, and campus levels, the presenters are well equipped to guide you through the necessary building blocks to preventing drug abuse among college students. This interactive session will include an overview of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and its five steps; a review of the seven keys to a successful drug abuse prevention program; lessons learned from a university health center, including successes, challenges, and outcomes; resources from the Drug Enforcement Administration to support your prevention efforts; and ample time for attendees to share their experiences and learn from other attendees’ experiences.

Incorporating Trauma-informed Principles in Student Affairs Practice
Wednesday, January 15 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presented by Joshua Hine, Assistant Director of Student Services, University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Dana Horne, Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, University at Buffalo School of Social Work, and Samantha Koury, Project Manager of The Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care, University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Students entering college with trauma histories is becoming more prevalent. Moreover, attending college may increase students’ chances of experiencing trauma or a re-traumatizing event. Trauma-informed approaches, common in social work practice, provide principles that can guide student affairs professionals toward better meeting the needs of trauma survivors. This pre-conference workshop will provide an overview of trauma-informed care (TIC) in educational settings and will explore methods of applying TIC principles to student affairs practice.

Leadership Development for New Employees
Wednesday, January 15 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presented by Shawnte Elbert, Associate Dean of Health & Wellness, Central Washington University, Kristina Mereigh, Director of Wellness Programming, Smith College, Charla Blumell, Assistant Director of Health Promotion, UNC Chapel Hill, and Brittany Todd, Director of Risk Intervention and Safety Education (RISE), Texas Tech University

Administrators and Director's will introduce practitioner skill sets, leadership and supervision tips and techniques they learned along the way in their transition from a new employee to senior management. The presenters will provide cover “background” theory and knowledge of health promotion/education, navigating the day-to-day, supervision, resiliency, advancement, assessment, program development, implementation, and evaluation. Particular attention will be paid to ensure participants are learning transferrable skills to apply after the conference.

Unmet Needs, Unexpected Allies: Engaging Upper-Level, Graduate, and Professional Students in Prevention Work
 Wednesday, January 15 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presented by Melanie Boyd, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Yale University, Jennifer Jacobsen, Assistant Dean of Health and Wellness, Grinnell College, Margaret Reynolds, Senior Health Promotion Specialist, Tulane University, and Katrina Garry, Student Affairs Fellow, Yale University.

We all know that sexual violence prevention cannot begin and end in orientation—but how do we meet the diverse needs of more advanced students and draw them into our broader prevention and culture change work? Through a series of case studies from Grinnell, Tulane, and Yale, this interactive workshop will offer concrete strategies and a range of approaches. Participants will work together to develop individualized plans to take home to their own institutions.

Saturday, January 18th • 01.00 PM – 04.00 PM

A free post-conference session focusing on the issue guide about Free Speech and Inclusive Campus has been added for January 18, 2020. This three hour post-conference session is free to attend, and can be added to your registration.

In recent years, higher education institutions have seen dramatic increases in oppressive speech incidents on campus. Responding to such incidents sometimes requires considering the balance between free speech and equity and inclusion. This workshop offers the opportunity for attendees to participate in democratic deliberation, using the recently created issue guide about Free Speech and Inclusive Campus. The civic skills and literacy of using democratic deliberation in the classroom, on campuses, and in organizations are shared to build a growing practice in understanding across differences and developing a shared, or common, purpose. While this workshop will focus on the topic of Free Speech and the Inclusive Campus the skills learned during this session can translate to a variety of wicked programs that campus communities face. This session is being used as a testing space for the tool that has been created by NASPA constituents throughout the previous year.

This post-con has reach capacity. Please reach out to NASPA staff if you have any questions.


Registration as a member is based on individual membership status. If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as an individual member at the $75 rate. This gives you the conference registration and a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee. If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration. Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.

**Do not wait to register. This event will reach capacity and have to close registration.**

The Strategies Conferences converge four events into one. Please select the conference which is most applicable to you, though you are welcome to attend sessions and presentations selected by any of the conference committees. 


Early Registration
05/03/2019 to 10/30/2019
 Regular Registration
10/31/2019 to 12/11/2019
Late Registration
12/12/2019 to 01/15/2020 
NASPA Member 
 $475  $525  $600
Non Member
 $675 $725 $800
   NASPA Student Member
 $175  $225  $300
   Pre-Conference Workshop
$75 $95 $100
Pre-Conference Institute
$125 $145 $150


Registration Policies

Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by October 30, 2019, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined.

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

NASPA Events
Event Registration Support
Email: events@naspa.org
Phone: (202) 265-7500
Allison Tombros Korman
Senior Director, Culture of Respect
Email: akorman@naspa.org
Phone: 202-903-0653
Mallory Jordan
Assistant Director, Health & Well-being Initiatives
Email: mjordan@naspa.org
Phone: 202-903-0642



If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences, please complete the Exhibitor and Sponsor Application and return by email to Kristie Jacobsen Jerde (kjerde@naspa.org). Questions? Contact Kristie by email or phone (218-280-7578). All Exhibitor and Sponsor Applications are due by November 21, 2019.

Gold Level Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

A Special Thanks to the Following Conference Cooperating Sponsors:

Additional Info

Tulane University Campus Tour Opportunities

Tulane University has graciously organized two walking tour opportunities for the 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences. All tours take place on Wednesday, January 15th. Shuttles will be provided from and to the Hyatt Regency for each tour. Each tour will be at maximum an hour and a half plus travel time. Space is limited. First come, first serve. Signup's have closed January 9, 2020.

Tours will start at the Admission Office in 210 Gibson Hall, which is through the front, center doors of the front center building on campus (building #1 on their map). Tours will end at the LBC (student center - builiding #29 on the map). The tours are walking tours lead by current Tulane University students.

Tulane University Morning Campus Tour
  • Tour shuttle will be leaving the Hyatt Regency by 9:30 a.m.
  • Tour will start at 10:00 a.m.
    • For those who will not be taking the shuttle, please arrive by 9:45 a.m.
    • Unfortunately, there is no parking available
Tulane University Afternoon Campus Tour
    • Tour shuttle will be leaving the Hyatt Regency by 2:30 p.m.
    • Tour will start at 3:00 p.m.
      • For those who will not be taking the shuttle, please arrive by 2:45 p.m.
      • Unfortunately, there is no parking available

Please email Mallory Jordan at mjordan@naspa.org if any accomodations are needed.


Community Give Back Opportunities

The 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences City Experience Team has organized two opportunities to give back; For The Children literacy & Tutoring Program and LA Books to Prison. Read on below for more information about each opportunity.

For The Children Literacy & Tutoring Program:

Founded in 1994, For The Children is an in-school tutoring program that provides reading buddies, tutors, and classroom assistants at two New Orleans under-performing public schools. The program currently oversees approximately 150 community volunteers and Tulane students weekly each semester, who provide significant assistance to over 1000 children.

For The Children addresses the need to improve literacy and learning outcomes along with encouraging positive attitudes towards education. The program runs each academic year during the regular school day from September through May. The reading rooms are staffed at all times to ensure the program runs smoothly and to provide adequate supervision and support for school students, volunteers, and Tulane students. For The Children reading rooms include shelves filled with books, magazines and other reading material that help target student’s specific needs. Desks and tables provide a pleasant workspace while sofas are available for children to sit comfortably beside their reading buddies for enjoyable reading sessions. With the support of local family foundation grants and our wonderful volunteers we strive to help improve student performance and grow their love of reading.

If you'd like to give a book to For The Children, visit their Amazon Wish List. Any Books for this list are accepted and will ship directly to the organization.

LA Books to Prison:

Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners is a 100% volunteer-run 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to encouraging literacy and supporting incarcerated people by providing access to books and print resources, with a focus on the Deep South. They also send books to women in any state. Their goal is to make prison life more endurable and facilitate a connection between people locked up on the inside and free people on the outside. They affirm the right to read and access information, without judging people or their requests. They have no political or religious agenda and welcome all who value our mission. They currently serve women who are locked up nationwide and men who are serving time in the following four states: Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. 

Books about addiction recovery, trauma healing, and self-help books are at the top of their request list.

Visit their Amazon Wish List if you'd like to give a book to the LA Books 2 Prison program. Any books for this list are also accepted and will ship directly to the organization.

They can only accept paperback books. Unfortunately, prison restrictions will not allow them to send hardbacks inside.



On-site Meetings

The 2020 NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence Prevention, Mental Health, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, and the Well-Being and Health Promotion Leadership Conferences invite participants, co-sponsors, and constituency groups to request meeting space at this year's conference in New Orleans, LA. The deadline to submit a meeting request was October 11, 2019. If you are in need of space for a meeting, please contact a NASPA staff member.

Call for Programs

The 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences invite program proposals from higher education professionals who are part of the essential systems addressing college student safety, health, and well-being. These functions are irreplaceable components of an environment conducive to learning and development, and the field of student affairs prevention professionals passionately dedicated to this work need your expertise. We welcome you to submit a program for this dynamic series of conferences and join us in January to optimize your own programs and services in the company of the largest student affairs health and wellness event in the field.

The conference planning committees encourage program proposals regarding proven practices with content that will engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide meaningful content to bring back to their campuses.

Please note: all presenters must register to attend the 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences.

The Call for Programs is now closed.

Successful Proposals:

Successful proposals should include:

  • Lengthy description about session content that you will present.
  • Relationship of the program to the conference themes outlined on the website.
  • Identification of the program format (e.g., lecture, panel, debate) including methods for participant involvement (e.g., discussion, effective practice sharing, case study analysis).
  • Evidence of the conceptual foundation for proposal content including ways the program content is grounded in research, relevant experience, a cogent model, or appropriate theory.
  • Integration of equity, inclusion, and social justice for identified subpopulations (students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, international students, students with ability differences, undocumented students, etc.) or at a systems level (e.g. colonization, racial oppression and trauma, restrictive statewide policy for trans students' rights, etc.).
Conference Session Types:

There are several different session types at the NASPA Strategies Conferences. Consider submitting a proposal to one or more of the following:

  • General interest sessions (60 minutes)
  • Roundtable discussion sessions (60 minutes)
  • Extended general interest sessions (90 minutes)
  • Poster sessions (discussion during the opening reception)
  • Pre-conference sessions (3 hours)
  • Pre-conference institutes (8 hours)
General Proposal Writing Tips:

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


Alcohol and Other Drug and Violence Prevention

Each proposal will select one theme that most aligns with program content.

Campus or Community Coalitions and Partnerships

  • Sessions that address the ways in which diverse stakeholders from within and across the campus and the larger community can work collaboratively to address substance abuse or violence prevention and best serve the needs of campus community members
  • Sessions that share models of collaboration, case studies from integrated systems, successful partnerships, and efforts to engage all stakeholders in prevention efforts, including individual and environmental level strategies
  • Sessions that identify and evaluate health promotion efforts

Current Trends and Emerging Issues

  • Sessions that include or ongoing data and research surrounding substance abuse or campus violence prevention efforts, especially those addressing use patterns and implications for 18-25 year olds
  • Sessions that assess the scope of alcohol and other drug misuse on campus
  • Sessions that evaluate current alcohol and other drug misuse prevention efforts
  • Sessions that explore considerations for health equity on prevention efforts

Evidence-Based and Evidence Informed Practices

  • Sessions that demonstrate strategic use of assessment and data to inform and influence policies, programs, systems, infrastructure and other higher order change that helps build a culture in which instances of substance abuse or campus violence are reduced
  • Sessions that examine how evidence-based prevention strategies can be modified to fit varying institutions, communities, populations, and resource levels
  • Sessions that identify sources and repositories for identifying evidence-based programs and strategies
  • Sessions that explore replicable and adaptable evidence-based policies, programs, and practices
  • Sessions that identify best practices for campus policies surrounding alcohol and other drugs

Innovative Solutions and Changing Practices

  • Sessions that address implemented strategies, programs, and policies which have been successful - or which are innovative, based on a foundational theory, model, or adaptation.
  • Sessions that discuss innovative supports for students who choose not to consume substances, including recovery communities

The Strategic Prevention Framework

  • Sessions that should address data driven or population level substance abuse prevention efforts in the context of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Strategic Prevention Framework
  • Sessions that apply sustainability into all efforts in the spectrum of prevention and health promotion
  • Sessions that show an understanding of cultural competency and its importance in evidence-based prevention efforts
  • Sessions that evaluate the capacity to implement prevention strategies on campus
Mental Health

Each proposal will select one theme that most aligns with program content.

Access to Services

  • Sessions that explore new modalities addressing growing waiting lists and stagnant or reduced provider capacity
  • Sessions that discuss administrative successes and barriers to expand student access
  • Sessions that discover and compare solutions to promote increased access and awareness of mental health services for students

Cross- Campus Collaboration and Coordination

  • Sessions which share models of collaboration, case studies from integrated systems, successful partnerships, and work with student affairs leadership
  • Sessions may also address collaboration with local, state, and national organizations to promote mental health on campus
  • Sessions that understand the keys to successful cross-campus collaboration in mental health services
  • Sessions that explore ways in which mental health intersects with both violence prevention and response and substance misuse on campus to develop and enhance prevention, intervention and response

Cultural and Identity Considerations

  • Sessions that identify barriers to mental well-being for campus sub-populations, the strategies to address social justice and identity-related stress, providing inclusive services, and the recruitment, hiring, and retention of diverse staff who provide mental health services
  • Sessions that address both the strategic and the practical aspects of these considerations on mental health services and the creation of a mentally healthy campus environment
  • Sessions that discuss mental health needs of students within a context of power and privilege

Current Trends and Emerging Issues

  • Sessions addressing new or ongoing data and research surrounding college mental health, and what inferences that has for practitioners and administrators in providing services and planning for a mentally healthier campus
  • Sessions that discuss issues at a clinical/individual level and a campus/environmental level
  • Sessions that examine current trends and issues to better evaluate the scope of student mental health on campus

Successful and Innovative Solutions

  • Sessions specifically addressing transitional student populations’ mental health (e.g. first-year students, veteran students, etc.).
  • Sessions that engage in conversations about innovative and effective programming to support student mental health
  • Sessions discussing implemented strategies, programs, and policies which have been successful - or which are innovative, based on a foundational theory, model, or adaptation
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

Each proposal will select one theme that most aligns with program content. 

Evidence-based Policy and Practice

  • Sessions that identify evidence-based approaches to sexual violence prevention and response
  • Sessions that demonstrate strategic use of assessment and data to inform and influence policies, programs, systems, infrastructure, and other higher order change that helps build a culture in which sexual violence is eliminated
  • Sessions that review best practices in: implementing sustainable, evidence-based prevention programs; improving campus response to violence and victims; and evaluating the impact of these efforts
  • Sessions that describe strategies for developing or revising comprehensive campus sexual misconduct policies, including how they are impacted by the latest federal and state legislative policy changes

Innovative or Promising Approaches to Prevention and Response

  • Sessions that highlight strategies, programs, and policies which are innovative and whose grounding in foundational theories, models, or frameworks make them promising in their efficacy
  • Sessions that share project implementation and program evaluation associated with these initiatives
  • Sessions that discuss innovative/promising approaches to the prevention of and response to sexual violence in higher education, including discussions of lessons learned, assessment and evaluation, and replicability

Disruption of Dominant Sexual Violence Narratives

  • Sessions that critically examine and interrupt the problematic dominant narratives of sexual violence (e.g. racism, sexism, heteronormativity, gender identity, ableism), including narratives around those who experience sexual violence; those who perpetrate sexual violence; as well the ways in which those who work to prevent and respond to sexual violence participate in these dominant narratives
  • Sessions that reimagine and propose new perspectives, approaches, and strategies to honor all identities in sexual violence work
  • Sessions that examine societal and institutional systems and structures that contribute to, are complicit in, or perpetuate violence, and identify practices that foster inclusive efforts to address sexual violence

Expanding Campus and Community Partnerships

  • Sessions that address the ways in which diverse stakeholders from within and across the campus and the larger community can work collaboratively to address sexual violence and best serve the needs of campus community members
  • Sessions that share models of collaboration, case studies from integrated systems, successful partnerships, and efforts to engage all stakeholders in sexual violence prevention and response
  • Sessions that address collaboration with local, state, and national organizations to prevent and respond to campus sexual violence
  • Sessions that identify strategies to expand and strengthen relationships between campuses and community service providers, in an effort to augment support for reporting and responding parties and increase communication around and collaboration in prevention and response
Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership

Each proposal will select one theme that most aligns with program content.

Navigating Systems and Infrastructure

  • Sessions that explore effective strategies for building relationships, collaborations, coalitions, and working within and across disciplines, departments, organizations and communities
  • Sessions that discuss ways to expand and synergize environmental factors using a settings approach
  • Sessions that build capacity for leadership to inspire and create systemic change

Foundations and Essential References

  • Sessions that introduce foundational public health principles, concepts, rubrics, strategies, standards, guidelines, theories, processes and/or skills for effective health promotion practice in higher education
  • Sessions that share the evolution of health promotion practice in higher education leading to a clear understanding of current industry standards
  • Sessions that discuss core knowledge and examine relevant case studies of quality health promotion practice for the field

Current Research, Innovations, and Emerging Trends

  • Sessions that integrate new guidance in the field and implications for practice (e.g., Health Promoting Universities from the Okanagan Charter, Cross-functional CAS standards of practice, Gallup-Healthways Well-being Data)
  • Sessions exploring the role of Senior Leadership (AVPs/VPs) in integrating health promotion to build an infrastructure that supports well-being
  • Sessions that explore the use of language to explain and delineate the work of health promotion – differentiating between ‘buzz’ words and the language of the field

Using Data to Inform Change

  • Sessions that identify roadmaps for successful processes and collaborative practices for data collection and dissemination between and among stakeholders (e.g., housing and residential life, campus planners, enrollment management, equity and inclusion).
  • Sessions that explore ways to use various sources of data to inform, inspire and shape a more complete narrative of health and well-being
  • Sessions that demonstrate strategic use of assessment and data to influence policies, systems, infrastructure, and other higher order change to reorient higher education to health and well-being