2021 NASPA Virtual Conference


The NASPA Annual Conference is the premier student affairs professional development event.

With over 7,000 student affairs educators, the NASPA Annual Conference is the largest event of its kind. With featured speakers who engage participants in thoughtful reflection on the field, hundreds of educational sessions presented by student affairs educators, and networking events that both engage and inspire us to do our work on campus, this event is one not to be missed!

2021 Focus Areas

(Re)Constructing the Community Climate

College campuses have a responsibility and opportunity to (re)construct trust, and to better support students and their collegiate experiences. The current socio-political climate has disrupted trust in higher ed. We most (re)construct trust.

Supporting the Professional Life Cycle

In a field that champions student success & persistence towards graduation, we must also prioritize supporting today’s student affairs professional to thrive throughout their career. We must build productive communities that inform practice & development.

Responding to Students’ Changing Needs

Student affairs educators play a pivotal role in the holistic development & success of all students. Higher ed leaders must champion inclusive excellence & address the unique needs of all students.

Prioritizing an Innovative and Sustainable Future

The student affairs profession must be proactive versus reactive in a time of budget constraints, by prioritizing innovative, forward-thinking, and sustainable practices through technology by mining & using the data we already possess.