“The truth about stories is that's all we are.” (King, 2003 p. 2) Stories are powerful and connect us to our history, our spaces, to one another, and to ourselves. They are medicine, meant to be shared, and provide a grounded telling of experiences that introduce new ways of knowing and being, including navigating and bringing balance back to landscapes.
The 2024 NASPA Annual Conference will be held in Seattle, one of the only major U.S. cities named for an Indigenous leader - Chief Si’ahl, of both the Suquamish and Duwamish Indigenous peoples of what is now known as Washington state. It is only fitting that our NASPA family’s 106th homecoming will center storytelling as a student affairs sensibility.
The 2024 NASPA Conference Leadership Committee invites you to submit sessions that support and facilitate the ongoing development of the story of our profession. Toward this goal, we have developed three focus areas to center submissions:
- Navigating the Opportunities of Uncertainty
- Care in Chaos
- Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
The specific prompts for each core content area are listed under the questions below.
As you prepare to submit a program, please ensure that you read the prompts in full and select the focus area to which your program relates. Conference proposals will be reviewed and scored based on your responses.
Click on the plus signs below to expand the conference core content areas and view the questions under each area. These are an important part of the program submission, review, and selection process.