2020 NASPA Annual Conference

Innovative Programs


Innovation is a difficult word to understand, as it means something different to each person. For the 2020 NASPA Annual Conference in Austin, the Innovative Programming Committee is excited to provide attendees with an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue and learning related to their definition of innovation:

"Applying creativity and technology in new ways to solve problems"

Event Programming

The Innovative Programming Committee is pleased to have identified three engaging sessions which match the above definition for the 2020 NASPA Annual Conference. The Innovative Programming will take several forms:

Innovation Session

Engaging workshops facilitated by presenters regarding best practices and lessons learned.

Idea Accelerators

Idea and solution-oriented sessions facilitated by innovation session presenters immediately following their workshop. These are designed to inspire and ignite creativity and allow attendees an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the innovative processes of the presenter.

Learning Lab

Hands-on opportunity to learn about modalities of innovative thinking, while practicing those skills to address real roadblocks attendees are experiencing on campus.

Please note: all sessions will take place in room 10C of the Austin Convention Center

Time Program Title

Monday, March 30, 2020

7:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Innovation Lab Open
8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Supporting an Entrepreneurial Mindset: A Responsibility of 21st Century Student Affairs Professionals
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Idea Accelerator
4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Using Historical Comparator Case Studies to Educate Personally and Socially Responsible Leaders
5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Idea Accelerator

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

7:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Innovation Lab Open
9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Navigating the Wild Wild West of E-Sports
10:10 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Idea Accelerator
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Learning Lab
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Innovator Networking Meetup