NASPA
2020 NASPA Annual Conference

2020 NASPA Annual Conference Cancelled

The NASPA Annual Conference has been cancelled. For answers to your questions, please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page under Plan Your Trip. 

We will refund registration in full and without fees to those who are registered for the NASPA Annual Conference. If you would like your registration fee to be transferred to the 2021 NASPA Annual Conference, you may also do this. Any registration fees that are not cancelled by April 3, 2020 will be automatically transferred to the 2021 event. If you are unsure if you will attend the conference in 2021, please know that you contact us to receive a full refund by cancelling no later than January 9, 2021. Please visit our COVID-19 FAQs page for specific instructions.

Hotel reservations made through NASPA’s room block will be automatically cancelled. Attendees will receive a cancellation confirmation email from the hotel directly. Attendees who made their own housing must cancel directly with the properties. As noted in our conference registration policies, NASPA cannot control flight cancellation/change fees for participants.

Online Registration is Closed

Attendee Registration Rates

Select Membership Level:

Annual Conference

Extended Pre-conference Workshops WITH Annual Conference Registration

Extended Pre-conference Workshops WITHOUT Annual Conference Registration

Pre-conference Workshop - Half-Day

Pre-conference Workshop - Full Day

One-Day Registration

Guest Registration

Registration Policies

Customer Service

For questions about registration and housing, contact NASPA Customer Service at 877.277.2820 (Domestic) and 847.996.5820 (International) or email naspa@experient-inc.com.

Required Attendee Registration

All individuals attending the conference must pay a registration fee. All workshops and educational session presenters MUST be registered!

Substitutions

Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same membership classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to naspa@experient-inc.com.

Meals

Meals are NOT provided during the conference. Exhibit hall breaks may offer coffee or ice cream. Some institutions, knowledge committees, and other sponsored groups will choose to host receptions / meetings that may have food and beverage available but this is not guaranteed.

Registration Rate Deadlines

The deadlines that have been established for registration are POSTMARK deadlines.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The NASPA Annual Conference will continue as planned. We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to keep the best interest of our members at the forefront. If you wish to cancel your registration, please visit the cancellation policies below.

Member Rate Qualifications

In order to qualify for member rates, you must have a current individual membership, valid through the 2020 NASPA Annual Conference. You should have your own individual ID number. You will NOT get the member rate by using your institutional ID number. If you receive the member rate and your membership lapses, but is not renewed within two weeks of your membership expiration date, the non-member rate will be assessed at the prevailing rate. Anyone whose membership is scheduled to expire should plan to renew their membership promptly, to avoid additional fees.

Student Rates

Student rates are for full-time member students only. Those who are employed full-time and are taking courses are not eligible for these rates.

Complimentary Faculty Registration

One faculty member per higher education/student affairs graduate preparation program can receive a complimentary registration to attend the 2020 NASPA Annual Conference. To see if you qualify to receive this rate, please contact NASPA's Membership Department at membership@naspa.org. Upon confirming your eligibility, you will receive a discount code to add to your online registration. 

International Attendees

If you are a non-U.S. attendee and you are registering for both the 2020 International Symposium and the 2020 NASPA Annual Conference, use the discount code INTSYM20 to receive $200 off of your Annual Conference registration fee.  

Press Registration

Complimentary Press registrations are available. The person asking for a press pass must be a credentialed journalist who works for a publication, news service, broadcast outlet or news internet site that is regularly issued, published primarily for the dissemination of news, and operates independently from any commercial, political, government or special interest. To request a complimentary press pass, please email press@naspa.org.

TPE Onsite Candidates

Individuals who register as a candidate for the TPE Onsite 2020 Event and also register for the 2020 NASPA Annual Conference will get a $25 discount off the published full conference registration rates for the NASPA conference. If you are a TPE candidate use the code TPECAN20 during the registration process for the NASPA conference when prompted. This discount code CANNOT be used by employers. All users of the discount code will be verified prior to the conference.

Guest Registration

Guest registrations can only be purchased in addition to a full registration. All guests must check-in at the registration desk onsite and will be identified with an appropriate name badge. A guest is defined as a spouse or significant other, friend, or relative who is not a member of NASPA, is not qualified to become a member, and does not work in a student-affairs-related occupation above the age of 12. Please note that there is also a guest registration fee for children between the ages of 5 – 12. There is no guest registration fee for those under 5 years old. The same policies apply to guest registrations for children. If you want to bring a guest, please provide their name and pay the registration fee during your online registration process.

A guest registration includes admission to the opening session, opening reception, featured speakers and closing session on Wednesday. Guests can attend "open evening receptions" (NOT the VPSA Reception or any "invite only" or "closed receptions"). Guest registrations DO NOT include pre-conference workshops or any educational sessions outside of the featured speakers mentioned above. 

Due to the nature of the professional educational programs, we recommend limiting children’s attendance in sessions to quiet infants and non-separating children. Space will be available at the back of room for individuals with babies and children. We ask that those with children be sensitive to any situation, including happy baby noises, as it may break the concentration of those attending the session. Your consideration of other attendees is truly appreciated.

COVID-19 Registration Questions

The NASPA Annual Conference has been canceled. Please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page under Plan Your Trip for information about refunds.

Payment Methods
  • Credit Cards

    The following credit cards will be accepted for payment:

    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • Discover
    • American Express

    Changes in payment method or credit card after initial payment is processed are NOT permitted, no exceptions. Please be sure that you are using the appropriate credit card for this transaction.

    In order to process your credit card online, you must use a PCI compliant browser (Internet Explorer 9+, Google Chrome 29+, Mozilla Firefox 23+, and Safari 6+).

  • Purchase Orders

    Purchase orders will NOT be accepted for registration. Please use the Bill Me option online if you need to submit paperwork to your accounting office to have a check cut for your registration payment.

    Payments must be received by the appropriate deadline. If payments are not received by the registration deadlines, the appropriate late fee will be assessed.

  • Checks

    Check payments will be accepted through the mail. If you will be paying by check, please indicate that during the online registration process.

    Use your registration confirmation as your invoice. Please submit a copy of the confirmation with your check payment to assure payments are processed in a timely manner.

    There will be a $40 processing fee assessed for all returned checks. Checks should be made payable to NASPA and mailed, along with registration confirmation to, NASPA Annual Conference:

    Attn: Client ID# 500013
    P.O. Box 5007
    Merrifield, VA 22116-5007

    All payments must be received by the appropriate registration deadlines. If payments are not received by the established deadlines, the appropriate late fee will be assessed.

  • Bill Me

    NASPA will send invoices out weekly to those that select the Bill Me option upon checkout. You may also use your registration confirmation as an invoice to begin processing the necessary payment on campus.

    All payments must be received and/or postmarked by the appropriate registration deadlines in order to receive any discounted rates. If payments are not received by the established deadlines, the appropriate late fee will be assessed.

  • Bank Wire Transfer

    International bank wire transfers are available. Please contact customer service directly at (877) 277-2820 or (847) 996-5820 for instructions. The NASPA registration process does not charge extraneous fees to receive International Wire Transfers. All fees associated with wire transfers are the responsibility of the participant.

  • Mail

    Payments can be mailed to the NASPA office via lockbox services through our bank, NASPA Annual Conference:

    Attn: Client ID# 500013
    P.O. Box 5007
    Merrifield, VA 22116-5007

    In addition to mail delivery times through USPS, you can expect an additional 3-5 days for processing for registrations sent through the mail.

Discounts
  • Faculty

    One faculty member per higher education/student affairs graduate preparation program can receive a complimentary registration to attend the 2020 NASPA Annual Conference. To see if you qualify to receive this rate, please contact the NASPA Membership Department at membership@naspa.org. Upon confirming your eligibility, you will receive a discount code to add to your online registration. 

  • TPE Onsite Candidates

    Individuals who register as a candidate for the TPE Onsite 2020 Event and also register for the 2020 NASPA Annual Conference will get a $25 discount off the published full conference registration rates for the NASPA conference. If you are a TPE candidate use the code TPECAN20 during the registration process for the NASPA conference when prompted. This discount code CANNOT be used by employers. All users of the discount code will be verified prior to the conference.

  • Press

    Complimentary Press registrations are available. The person asking for a press pass must be a credentialed journalist who works for a publication, news service, broadcast outlet or news internet site that is regularly issued, published primarily for the dissemination of news, and operates independently from any commercial, political, government or special interest. Please email press@naspa.org to request a complimentary press pass.

  • International Attendees

    If you are a non-U.S. attendee and you are registering for both the International Symposium and the 2020 NASPA Annual Conference, use the discount code INTSYM20 to receive $200 off of your Annual Conference registration fee.