2023 NASPA Annual Conference

NASPA Commons

Want a place to relax and hang out between sessions? Charge up your devices? Network with others?  Join your fellow colleagues in the NASPA Commons. The NASPA Commons will be located in Hall B1 of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC). One will be able to gain access from the Exhibit Hall (Hall A) or from an entrance on level 1. 

Hours of Operation

Saturday, April 1, 2023: 12 noon - 5 pm 

Sunday, April 2, 2023: 8 am - 8:30 pm (Closed from 5 pm - 6:30 pm) 

Monday, April 3, 2023: 8 am - 5 pm 

Tuesday, April 4, 2023: 8 am - 5 pm 

Wednesday, April 5, 2023: 7:30 am - 10 am 

NASPA Communitiies Fair 

Sunday, April 2 from 4 pm - 5 pm

The NASPA Communities Fair returns in 2023! Learn how to get involved with the amazing constituent groups in NASPA. With more than 50 Knowledge Communities, Divisions, Groups, and NASPA Initiatives, the NASPA Communities Fair will give you a perspective on their goals and activities. Volunteer leaders will be present to answer questions and share information about the conference events their constituent groups are hosting.

Conference Opening Reception 

Sunday, April 2 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

This exciting affair will kick off the 2023 NASPA Annual Conference with some Boston buzz! The opening reception is complimentary to all registered attendees and exhibitors.

First-Time Attendee (FTA) Lounge 

This space is exclusive to first-time attendees. Take time to relax, network, and get to know new colleagues. Interested in finding individuals to dine with over breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Show up here and start networking. No need to be nervous about interacting with your colleagues.

Orientation for First-Time Attendees on Sunday, April 2 from 4 pm - 4:45 pm 

Make-Up Orientation for First-Time Attendees on Monday, April 3 from 7:45 am - 8:15 am 

First-Time Attendees Networking Event  on Monday, April 3 from 3 pm - 3:30 pm 

Meet the NASPA Leadership on Tuesday, April 4 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Engagement Lounge 

Sponsored by The National Society of Leadership and Success and Abuzz 

Connect with other attendees, challenge your friends to large-form lawn games, take a NASPA family picture, and see what inspiration and calls to action you can find in the Take A Chance Wall! 

Donuts with Dan on Monday, April 3 from 8 am - 9 am 

Networking Lounge 

Sponsored by The Placement Exchange and RahRah 

The Networking Lounge is the place to be to get connected and learn from experts in the field of job search and mentoring. We welcome you to learn about The Placement Exchange (TPE), engage with NASPActs programming, sign up for a career coaching session, or connect with seasoned professionals.

TPE Talks: Committee Chair Conversation on Monday, April 3 from 9:30 am - 10 am 

NASPActs Discussion Session on Monday, April 3 from 12 pm -2 pm  

TPE “Speed Recruiting” Hour on Monday, April 3 from 4 pm - 5 pm 

Networking with Boston Retirees on Tuesday, April 4 from 9:30 am - 11 am

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Leadership Academy (APIDALA) Reunion and Information Session on Tuesday, April 4 from 11 am - 12 pm 

TPE “Mentorship Exchange” on Tuesday, April 4 from 4 pm - 5 pm 

Recharge Lounge

Sponsored by Mantra Health

Need to charge your phone? Looking for a place to hang out and relax in between sessions? Welcome and grab a seat!


Meet the NASPA staff working on the following initiatives: Center for First-generation Student Success, Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives, and Voter Friendly Campus Initiative. Stop by the booth to get involved or learn more!