2018 NASPA Annual Conference

100th Anniversary

We’re just days away from Philly and the start of the year-long NASPA centennial celebration!

Starting in Philadelphia in March 2018 and concluding in Los Angeles in March 2019, NASPA will celebrate the beginnings of our organization and the evolution of what we have become today.

Six deans of men met in the winter of 1918 at the University of Wisconsin with an idea to start an association and by January 1919, the roots of our organization were planted.

The 100th Anniversary Planning Committee is excited to reflect back on our past, to recognize and honor those who came before, and look forward to the future of the student affairs profession. We invite your contributions of stories of inspiration and memories of leaders, mentors, and experiences that you rely on in your career today.

Activities in Philadelphia

100th Anniversary Gala Event
For those lucky enough to secure a ticket to this sold-out celebration, nearly 550 individuals will dress to the nines at the National Constitution Center on Saturday evening. 

100th Anniversary Celebration Area - Terrace Ballroom Level, Philadelphia Convention Center
Join your colleagues on the Terrace Level of the Convention Center to participate in the NASPA Chronicles, a “StoryCorps” opportunity to interview your mentors, tell a story, or simply share how NASPA has made an impact on your student affairs career.

Add a picture to the NASPA Family Tree Mosaic (#NASPAEverFiMosaic), and view some of the recordings of past NASPA leaders who helped to shape how the Association operates today!

Conference Pins! When was your first NASPA Annual Conference!?
Pick up a pin at the 100th Anniversary areas from the decade of your very first conference. Or, if you've been to a conference in the last 10 years - grab a pin that represents your favorite event!

100th Anniversary Concurrent Sessions
Join your colleagues in these thought-provoking sessions that highlight the Association’s path and history of the student affairs profession.

Why Our History Matters
Monday, March 5, 9:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom 3, Area 1

NASPA Executive Leadership: Professionalizing the Association
Monday, March 5, 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom 1

A Century of Research in Student Affairs: An Interactive Retrospective
Monday, March 5, 3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom 3, Area 1

Leadership, Legacy, and Lessons: Perspectives on the Role of NASPA in the Evolution of Student Affairs Higher Education
Tuesday, March 6, 9:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom 3, Area 1

Anticipating the NASPA Bicentennial: Assessment and the Psychology of Campus-Learning Environments
Tuesday, March 6, 11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom 3, Area 1

Informing Inclusive Policy Making with History
Tuesday, March 6, 12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom 3, Area 1

The Deans of Men and Discipline
Tuesday, March 6, 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom 3, Area 1

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