2019 NASPA Annual Conference

First Time Attendees

Attending the NASPA Annual Conference for the first time? Fantastic!

No matter what your role is on campus, we look forward to providing useful resources to help you prepare for the conference in Los Angeles and then navigate the conference upon arrival. 

Once you register for the conference as a First-Time Attendee (FTA), you will become a part of the FTA Network which will help make the most of the NASPA Conference. Each year, approximately 2,500 individuals register as a FTA and the volunteer and staff serving on the FTA Engagement team will work hard to orient new conference attendees to the numerous opportunities available at the conference and within the Association.

This year over 7,000 members will descend on Los Angeles in early March. This will be thrilling for some and a little overwhelming for others, so please bookmark this page and return often for updated blogs, information, and helpful tips. 

First things other first-time attendees before the conference. Join the #NASPA19 FTAs group on Facebook!

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News & Resources for First-Time Attendees

Conference Engagement Committee

Your first-time attendee committee is excited to help prepare you for your first NASPA Annual Conference experience and is available to provide insights along the way.

The FTA Committee is made up of volunteers whose goal is to orient new conference attendees to the opportunities available at the annual conference and within the NASPA organization regardless of your professional level.

Wendy Endress, Evergreen State University
Raquel Torres-Retana, Pasadena City College

Corliss Bennett, Humboldt State University
Missy Dominguez, California State University, Northridge
Martha Enciso, San Diego State University
Lindsey Goldstein, University of California, Los Angeles
Timothy Khuu, University of Southern California
Patricia Mahaffey, University of California, San Diego
Pamela Mirabelli, Lehigh University
Asha Nettles, California State University, Fullerton
Emerald Templeton, University of California, Berkeley
Sydney Torres, California Polytechnic State University
Shaun Travers, University of California, San Diego
Lisa Valela, Harvard University
Danielle Wilcher, Southern Methodist University
Benjamin Williams, Georgia Tech

NASPA Staff Liaisons:
Sarice Greenstein,
Jordana Taylor,
Nathan Victoria,