The 2022 NASPA Annual Conference Will be an opportunity to Gather together, heal, renew, and reinvent ourselves.
In March 2022, the NASPA family will return to in-person conferencing for the first time in three years, meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. As we develop plans for the new academic year, we commit to taking the opportunity to pause, remembering all that we have lost and grieve what was, and imagining and changing what can be. How do we shift our mindset to let go of student affairs nostalgia and prepare ourselves for what students need in this moment and moving forward?
Recognizing that recent times have included the most exhausting experiences of our lives, it is time to make changes that are both realistic, and sustainable, for everyone in student affairs and higher education as a whole. Multiple pandemics have affected our Black; Indigenous; Asian; Latinx/a/o; multiracial; and LGBTQIA+ colleagues in a myriad of ways, and change is long overdue as the systemic issues in higher education continue to plague our communities.
The Conference Leadership Committee (CLC) looks forward to using our time together to heal, celebrate our community, discuss ways to challenge and reinvent the profession, prioritize student success, and ensure that justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to our work moving forward.
For accepted presenters, please visit the Presenter Support Page for details on the Annual Conference deadlines and other information.
2022 NASPA Conference FOCUS AREAS
The 2022 Conference Leadership Committee seeks conference proposals focusing on the four core content areas:
- Developing a Healing and Restorative Community
- Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Moving from Dialogue to Action
- Reinventing Student Affairs for the Next Decade
- Investing in a Student-ready Framework
The specific prompts for each core content area are listed under the questions below.
Please ensure that you read the prompts in full and select the question 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 your submission(s).