NASPA
2023 NASPA Annual Conference

Latinx/a/o Knowledge Community 20th Anniversary

The Latinx/a/o Knowledge Community is turning 20 years old in 2022! We look forward to celebrating this milestone anniversary with the NASPA community at the 2023 NASPA Annual Conference. Read below for information about our Celebration & Awards Ceremony and our Annual Pre-Conference Institute. 

LKC 20th Anniversary Celebration & Awards Ceremony: Pasado-Presente-Futuro

Sunday, April 2, 2023, 8:00 p.m. ET

At a NASPA Annual Conference held in Boston 20 years ago, the LKC was recognized as a Knowledge Community.  For the last two decades, the LKC has been the professional home for many Latinx/a/o student affairs professionals. This year the LKC will be celebrating this amazing milestone with its 20th anniversary celebration, to include a formal LKC Reception and Annual Awards Ceremony “Pasado-Presente-Futuro” at the 2023 NASPA Conference. Join the LKC family to  kick off another year in Boston, where it all started!

Registration for the celebration and awards ceremony is $150. 

LKC Pre-Conference Institute

Sunday, April 2, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

The LKC Pre-Conference institute provides an opportunity to inspire Latinx/a/o higher education professionals and graduate students to consider senior leadership roles including but not limited to directors, vice presidents, chancellors, and presidents. This full-day session offers a support network to aspiring Latinx/a/o student affairs leaders through interactive discussions about current issues impacting higher education, culturally relevant topics, leadership and career development, networking and fellowship opportunities among Latinx/a/o graduate students and professionals working in different roles in higher education institutions around the country.

Pre-Conference Registration

Early Registration  Regular Registration  Late Registration 
Member $125 $160 $205
Non-Member $225 $260 $305

Through December 16, NASPA members can register for both the Celebration and Awards Ceremony and the Pre-Conference Institute at the special rate of $250. The member discount will be applied on the payment page. 

LKC Awards

Each year the LKC honors LKC members through the Mena-Valdez Awards. The awards are named after our inaugural LKC Co-Chairs, Laura Valdez and Dr. Salvador Mena. Please consider  nominating a Latinx/a/o colleague for one of the LKC awards. We know Latinx/a/o professionals are doing great work on our campuses and want to acknowledge them via the LKC!

To nominate someone for an award, please fill out a nomination form in the NASPA Awards Portal. Please note that you will be asked to submit a nomination letter along with the nominee’s current resume or CV.

Donate to the LKC

The success of the LKC events is heavily dependent on the generosity of our members and sponsors. Individual, institutional and corporate sponsors make it possible for these events to happen and for the LKC to provide scholarships for members of our community. Please consider making a donation to the LKC's Special Interest Fund, hosted by the NASPA Foundation.

Established in 2002, the LKC actively promotes the empowerment of NASPA members  through education, research, shared knowledge, advocacy, and mentoring initiatives, creating opportunities to connect with student affairs professionals, learn and share promising practices, influence policy and political change, and volunteer with colleagues. The LKC hosts  an annual Latinx/a/os in Higher Education Pre-Conference Institute, webinars and presentations, a newsletter, listserv, and awards.