A fully integrated digital experience
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WHEREVER YOU ARE
The Conference Leadership Committee (CLC) has joined together to bring the NASPA conference experience to you virtually. Through intentional and inclusive efforts it is our hope that we can support all persons desiring to participate in the conference.
Professional development has transformed since the pandemic. Thankfully, we are in a phase where we can safely celebrate both in-person experiences and intentional online strategies. There is value in both, and what we know is that virtual professional development is here to stay. The NASPA Virtual Experience fully integrates the high quality of professional development, engagement, and knowledge-sharing you have come to know with the virtual tools necessary for your access.
Read more about why you should attend the Virtual Experience!
Learn strategies for how to make the most of your time at the Virtual Experience!
Virtual attendees can expect an array of educational sessions. Sessions will span from Drag BINGO to the Art and Science of Mindfulness. During the session time, presenters will engage with participants using a live chat feature. Virtual Experience sessions will be accessible to individuals registered for the in-person conference in Baltimore as well as those registered for the Virtual Experience only.
Networking and Community Building
By activating technology, the 2022 NASPA conference can amplify and scale networking and community development strategies. This year the CLC is excited to introduce the #NASPA22 Discord Community for attendees. The platform, used by many students at member institutions, provides opportunities for engagement leading up to, during, and after the conference.
Additionally, don’t forget to use #NASPA22 to tag your social media content and share it with the broader NASPA network!
#NASPA22 Conference Crews - Find Your Crew Today!
Conferences, no matter in person or online, can feel pretty overwhelming to navigate. Networking events can be intimidating. Your Conference Crew is curated just for you! In an effort to increase community, connection and learning - the Conference Crew program is a small group experience for any registered NASPA 2022 participant. Each crew will be made up of no more than 25 participants and 1-2 crew leaders (Crew Captains). Within your Discord channel you can meet, interact and maintain engagement with your crew. Leading up to the conference, Crew Captains will host discussions, moderate community engagement to get to know each other, and share conference resources. Jump into the #NASPA22 Discord Community and let’s find your crew! Visit the #conference-crew-signup channel to get started.
Live Events and Experiences
The CLC has built exciting engagement opportunities for the virtual experience. Outside of general virtual education sessions, virtual attendees are also invited to participate in the virtual run/walk, Drag Bingo hosted by Drag Queen Entertainment, Trivia hosted by TriviaHub, and at least four special virtual-only sessions. Download the MyNASPA App on Monday, March 7 to start planning your virtual conference experience.
Message from the NASPA Virtual Experience Co-Chairs
Greetings Virtual Experience Attendees!
Welcome to the 2022 NASPA Virtual Hub. We are excited the conference is just around the corner and are thrilled to welcome virtual participants to an integrated virtual conference experience. This page is loaded with resources to help you make the most of the upcoming conference.
NASPA is excited to add to its already robust educational program, the opportunity for members to engage virtually. No matter where you are joining the conference from, there is important work and learning that can and should be done with regards to land and the indigenous peoples whose land this has historically been. The Conference Leadership Committee Indigenous Engagement Workgroup has shared information that explores the land in Baltimore and its history. As you join from where you are, we challenge you to learn more and reflect on the land you inhabit and its connections to the first peoples.
As members of the CLC and co-chairs of the Virtual Experience Subcommittee, we have engaged with NASPA staff and NASPA members around ways to create an integrated virtual conference experience that meets the high standards of our members. Our subcommittee has helped us bring to life the Virtual Experience. From featured educational sessions to yoga sessions and all of the wonderful content in between, we have worked hard to bring you a conference experience that is like no other. We invite you to check out the resources on this page and get to work planning your 2022 Virtual Conference Experience. Conference attendees are encouraged to begin engaging with each other before the event through the #NASPA22 Discord Community.
Registration for the virtual experience is open through the start of the conference - and will remain at the regular rate! If you are looking for a high-quality conference experience that you can join from where you are, you are not going to want to miss out on this year’s event.
We thank you for your continued commitment to your professional growth and we look forward to connecting with you.
Dr. Josie Ahlquist and Dr. Jenn Kosses
Virtual Experience Co-Chairs
2022 NASPA Annual Conference