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August 6, 2024

Pre-conference Call for Programs Deadline

September 17, 2024

Call for Programs Deadline

October 29, 2024

Early Bird Registration Deadline

December 3, 2024

Regular Registration Deadline

December 20, 2024

Hotel Deadline

NASPA Strategies Conferences

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

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

Registration is now open for the 2025 NASPA Strategies Conferences! 

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Stay tuned for further 2025 NASPA Strategies Conferences details!

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 Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives

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

 
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Registration

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 $80. If your institution is NOT a member, you can join as an associate affiliate member for $250. 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!

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

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The Strategies Conferences converge five 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. 

REGISTRATION FEES

Early Registration
04/01/2024 to 10/29/2024
 Regular Registration
10/30/2024 to 12/03/2024
Late Registration
12/05/2024 to 01/16/2025
NASPA Member 
 $595  $645  $725
Non Member
 $795 $845 $925
   NASPA Student Member
 $245  $295  $375

 

HALF-DAY PRE-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Early Registration  Regular Registration Late Registration
NASPA Member 
 $75  $95  $145
Non Member
 $175  $195  $245

FULL-DAY PRE-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Early Registration  Regular Registration Late Registration
NASPA Member 
 $125  $145  $195
Non Member
 $225  $245  $295

NASPA Foundation Scholarships

Registration Policies

Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by October 29, 2024, 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.

Questions?
NASPA Events
Event Registration Support
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 265-7500
NASPA Staff
Event Specific Support
Email: [email protected]

Call for Proposals

The 2025 NASPA Strategies Conferences planning committees will be inviting 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 algin with conference themes and learning outcomes below, engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide meaningful content to bring back to their campuses.

Please note: all presenters must register to attend the 2025 NASPA Strategies Conferences in-person. There will not be any virtual presentation opportunities.

 

Submission Due Dates

  • Pre-conference Workshop Submission Deadline: August 6, 2024 
  • Main Program Submission Deadline: September 17, 2024 
  • Meeting/Reception Request Deadline: October 4, 2024

CALL FOR PROGRAMS WILL BE OPEN IN EARLY SUMMER! 

ACCEPTED SESSIONS WILL RECEIVE A REGISTRATION DISCOUNT FOR ALL PRESENTERS.

Additional Information

Types of Sessions Offered:

Types of sessions available to deliver your proposal content:

Successful Proposals:

Program reviewers rely on a well-written description to enhance their understanding of the content and goals of the presentation. The conference planning committees encourage program proposals with proven practices and content that will engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide meaningful content to bring back to their campuses.

Successful proposals should include: 

  • Lengthy description about session content that you will present.
  • Relationship of the program to the conference themes outlined below in 'Conference Themes & Learning Outcomes'
  • Identification of the program format (e.g., lecture, panel, debate) including methods for participant involvement (e.g., discussion, effective practice sharing, case study analysis).
  • Discussions of replicability: to what extent can the information presented in this program be replicated at other institutions?
  • 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.
    • Program proposals should establish a clear connection to the research, framework, model, or theory included in their discussions.
    • A list of references to relevant research, models, or theory must be listed in the "References" section. 

Tips:

  • Draft and save your work in a word processing program to ensure you keep a copy for your records. When you are ready, copy and paste the your description and outline into the text box below. 
  • There are no word limits on this section. Please provide enough details so that program reviewers can understand the breadth, depth, and scope of your program. This description will not be printed in the program book, website, or otherwise.
  • Ensure correct spelling and grammar.
General Proposal Writing Tips:

For additional tips, please visit NASPA’s Program Submission Guidelines: https://www.naspa.org/events/program-submission-guidelines.  

Venue

Copley Place
Boston Marriott Copley Place 
Boston, Massachusetts 

All conference activities will take place within the Boston Copley Place, at both the Boston Marriott Copley Place and the Westin Copley Place

 

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Hotel Room Rate / Night

Boston Marriott Copley Place

110 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02116

$179.00/Night 

The Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA, 02116

*$179.00/ Night 

Travel

The Boston Marriott Copley Place hotel is serviced by the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). The hotel is approximatley 5.5 miles southwest of the the BOS airport. Visit the BOS Airport website  for more information.  

This hotel does not provide shuttle service. An estimated Ride Share will cost $45 - $55 USD (one way)

Parking

On-site parking, fee: $69 USD per car / per night

Valet parking, fee: $69 USD per car / per night with in/out privileges

 

The Westin Copley Place hotel is serviced by the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). The hotel is approximatley 3.7 miles from e the BOS airport. Visit the BOS Airport website  for more information.  

This hotel does not provide shuttle service. An estimated Ride Share will cost $45 - $55 USD (one way)

 

Parking

All parking limited, Oversize parking fee $90. E.V. Charging available 1st come 1st servet

Valet parking, fee: $70 USD per car / per night with in/out privileges

Weather

The average temperatures in Boston, MA are around 37 degrees F during the day and 22 degrees F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

Please note, the hotel and meeting area temperatures vary. Laywering with a sweater or jacket is recommended.

Schedule

The schedule will be designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. The 2025 NASPA Strategies Conferences program book will be available in early January 2025. Registration to one conference grants access to content over all four conferences.

To get a feel for the event, take a look at the 2024 NASPA Strategies Conference program book and full schedule below. 

2024 NASPA Strategies Conferences Full Schedule 
2024 NASPA Strategies Program Book

The building of the 2025 NASPA Strategies Conferences is still in progress. The below times are easter standard time and are subject to change.

2025 NASPA Strategies Schedule at a Glance
Wednesday
January 15
Thursday
January 16
Friday
January 17
Saturday
January 18
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference Institute (Full Day)

Full-day pre-conference institutes will take place on Wednesday, January 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required for all Pre-Conference Workshops.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pre-Conference Session (Half Day)

Morning Half-day pre-conference sessions will take place on Wednesday, January 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required for all Pre-Conference Workshops.

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference Session (Half Day)

Aftrernoon Half-day pre-conference sessions will take place on Wednesday, January 15 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required for all Pre-Conference Workshops.

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration

7:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Exhibit Hall Open

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

First Time Attendee Conference Orientation

Details

As a first-time attendee of the NASPA Strategies Conference, get excited to experience unparalleled education to help you dive into a variety of topics focused on improving student and campus well-being. Join us for this session to learn about the various educational sessions, exhibits, and networking opportunities at this year’s event and how to navigate the conference. You will also learn about ways that NASPA can enhance your personal and professional growth as a higher education professional both during and after the event. Come prepared with questions you may have, so we may answer them and provide additional guidance for you to maximize your time at this year's conference.

 

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Peer Educator Orientation: Student Orientation Session

Details

Students are invited to join this orientation session tailored for Peer Educators at this year's conference. The Peer Education Conference promises a unique journey filled with educational sessions, renowned speakers, and opportunities to connect with fellow Peer Educators, fostering a lasting network. Come prepared to actively shape your conference experience: bring your questions, enthusiasm, and curiosity. Leave with the tools to make the most of every moment at the Peer Education Conference. Don't miss this opportunity—see you there!

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Opening Session & Keynote Speaker

 

 

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Conference Break & Working Lunch Meetings

Enjoy a conference break and lunch on your own or with colleagues. 

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Coffee with Exhibitors

Enjoy a conference break with colleagues and join us in the exhibit hall for a coffee with exhibitors. 

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Opening Reception & Poster Sessions & Program Showcase

Please join our poster session and program showcase presenters for networking and continued learning. Heavy appetizers will be served.

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration

7:30 AM - 8:20 AM

Coffee and Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

7:30 AM - 8:20 AM

Exhibit Hall Open

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Breakout Sessions

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Plenary Speakers/Extended Breakout Session 1

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Conference Break

Enjoy a conference break on your own or with colleagues. 

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Afternoon Break with Exhibitors

Join us in exhibit hall for a coffee break with exhibitors. 

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Plenary Speakers/Extended Breakout Session 2

7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Registration

7:30 AM - 8:20 AM

Coffee and Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Breakout Sessions

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Breakout Sessions

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Closing Session

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Optional Post-Conference Meetings

Continuing Education

Please note: The deadline to request continuing education credits for the 2024 NASPA Strategies Conferences was February 26, 2024. Requests for continuing education credits are no loner able to be fulfilled. 

The 2025 NASPA Strategies Conferences will seek to offer continuing education credits for APA, CHES/MCHES, CSAEd, NASW, and NBCC. NASPA is approved to be a continuing education provider for CSAEd, NBCC, NCHEC, and will submit for approval from NASW. NASPA is approved to offer APA credit through a partnership with the Association of University College Counseling Center Directors. NASPA will also able to provide a general certificate of attendance to document hours for other licenses or credentials not listed above.

The total number of hours that will be available for this conference will depend upon the eligibility of individual sessions, as well as the overall conference schedule. 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 in January 2025. For more information about each continuing education credit and offerings, please read through the descriptions below. Credit may be requested by completing the appropriate online form for the type of continuing education needed (APA, CHES/MCHES, NASW, NBCC; or CSAEd).

If you have questions about Continuing Education, please contact NASPA Staff at [email protected].

Continuing Education for Psychologists (APA)

NASPA thanks the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors for sponsoring this continuing education opportunity for psychologists. 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. Not all sessions are available for continuing education (CE) credit. Sessions which are eligible for APA credit will be identified within the program book and conference platform. 

To receive APA credit, participants must submit a form online and are encouraged to submit an evaluation following the event. A link to the online form will be made available closer to the event date. Once complete, A PDF certificate will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

This program will apply for approval through the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #TBD). 

To receive NASW credit, a link to an online form will be made available once closer to the event. In addition, attendees must complete an online evaluation of individual sessions, which will be emailed to you shortly after the conference. A PDF certificate will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

NASPA will apply for approval from NBCC to be an Approved Continuing Education Provider. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit will be clearly identified. NASPA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

To receive NBCC credit, a link to an online form will be made available once closer to the event. In addition, attendees must complete an online evaluation of individual sessions, which will be emailed to you shortly after the conference and a PDF certificate will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved.

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 Category 1 continuing education contact hours. Poster sessions are not approved for CHES/MCHES contact hours.

To receive CHES or MCHES credit, a link to an online form will be made available once closer to the event. In addition, attendees must complete an online evaluation of individual sessions, which will be emailed to you shortly after the conference. A PDF certificate will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved, and individual hours will be reported to NCHEC in April 2025.

Student Affairs Educator Certification (CSAEd)

NASPA has been approved by the Higher Education Consortium for Student Affairs Certification to provide CE credit for Certified Student Affairs Educators (CSAEd™). Programs that qualify for CE credit in this program are clearly identified. NASPA is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.

Engagement Opportunities

If you're interested in hosting a gathering or meeting at the 2025 NASPA Strategies Conferences, once open, please complete the Meeting/Reception Request Form that is within the Call For Proposals. Select 'Meeting/Reception" from the drop down menu and go from there. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]. The form should be available by early July, 2024.

Conferences Planning Committees

Alcohol, Other Drug, and Campus Violence Prevention Planning Committee
  • Elizabeth Peeler, Co-chair, Emory University
  • Haley Mangette Co-chair, Kalamazoo College
  • Vernique Coleman-Stokes, University of Dayton
  • Madeline DeMarco, University of Michigan, School of Medicine
  • Jennifer Jacobsen, Macalester College
  • Emmy Knowles, APNC
  • Rich Lucey, Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Ruby Meraz,  Northern Arizona University
  • Shaydean Saye, Rocky Mountain College
  • Allison Smith, Louisiana Board of Regents
Mental Health Planning Committee
  • Jules Grable, Co-chair, Butler University
  • Phil Hughes, Co-chair, Bowling Green State University
  • Sarah Besse, UNC Charlotte
  • Vanessa Blaylock, University of California, Riverside
  • Karen DSouza, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Melissa Febbroriello, Columbia State Community College
  • Sadia Halim, New York Institute of Technology
  • Michael LaFarr, University of Denver
  • Llani Main, Metropolitan Community College
  • Derek Morgan, Colorado School of Mines
  • Shanice White, Mississippi State University
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Planning Committee
  • Nic Francisco, Co-chair, Portland State University
  • Kristin Gibson, Co-chair, Bucknell University
  • Lynne Cornelius, Drake University
  • Justin Kelley, Pratt Institute
  • Tameika McCoy, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Zabe Thompson, Florida State University
  • Sarah McCoy, Virginia Tech
  • Meg Bossong, Massachusetts Society for a World Free of Sexual Harm by Youth (MASOC)
  • Jamie Greenwolf, John Carroll University
  • Leslie Cabingabang, University of Hawai'i
  • Sarah Devitt, University of Michigan-Flint
  • Priscila Ledezma, University of Arizona

 

Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Planning Committee
  • Ashleigh Hala, Co-chair, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Joe Zichi, Co-chair, University of Michigan
  • Bridgette Akins, Saint Michael's College
  • Timothy Burkhalter, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Claire DePalma, Emory University
  • Rebecca Kennedy, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Mallory McPherson-Wehan, George Washington University
  • Brittany O’Malley, UT AUSTIN
  • Joanna Royce-Davis, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Lisa Schrader, Middle Tennessee State University/CHASCo
  • April Scott, University of Wisconsin
  • Cassy Setzler, University of Connecticut
  • Samantha Smith, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Peer Education Planning Committee
  • Molly Dunn, Co-Cair, University of South Carolina
  • Alison Halpern, Co-Chair, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles
  • McKenzie Campbell, Boise State University
  • Natalie Cote, Salve Regina University
  • Austin Herrmann, Miami University-Ohio
  • Jorgann Holgersen, Texas Tech University
  • Connie Jones, Creighton University
  • McKenzie McNamara, Salve Regina University
  • Charlotte Robbins, University of Alabama
  • Theresa Tantay-Wilson, Rutgers University–Newark
  • Emily Werner, Bellarmine University
  • Hannah Wilson, University of Northern Colorado

Looking to engage with others throughout the year? Be sure to visit the Knowledge Communities associated with this event.

Sponsors

The 2025 NASPA Strategies Conferences are your opportunity to take a cross-functional approach to student success when it has never been more important.

The priority deadline will be December 3, 2024. Applications will be open soon. Click here to view the 2024 offerings and pricing.

Please reach out to Fred Comparato, Senior Director of Corporate Development, at 614-204-5994 or [email protected] with any questions regarding exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities.