2017 NASPA Florida Drive In Conference

November 02 – November 03, 2017
University of Florida- Gainesville, FL

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The annual NASPA Florida Drive is a state-based professional development and networking opportunity.  There are many options ranging from a case study competition, state awards, professional development sessions, a social, campus tours, and networking with Student Affairs professionals from around Florida.

Hotel Information

Discounted rates have been made available at the following hotels:

NASPA FL Annual Case Study Competition

The NASPA-FL Case Study Competition is a competition for undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals (first two years in the student affairs/services profession). This competition provides you the unique opportunity to apply your classroom, internship, experiential, and leadership experiences all in one state competition.

NASPA FL Undergraduate Symposium

On Friday, November 3rd, NASPA-FL will be host the 6th Annual Undergraduate Symposium for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in student affairs.  The purpose of this event is to introduce undergraduate student leaders to the student affairs profession and get prepared for graduate school.

**Undergraduate Symposium fee includes NASPA Membership.


The NASPA-FL Social will take place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:00 PM  at Chuy’s (3410 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608).


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    Full Schedule

    Thu, Nov 02

    10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    NASPA-FL Board Meeting
    11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    Case Study Registration
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Lunch for Board & Case Study Judges
    12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Case Student Judges Work Room
    Case Study Orientation/Debrief
    Lounge Outside of Chamber
    Participant Prep Room
    Presentation Room
    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Tentative: Pre-Conference Roundtable
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Knowledge Communities Meeting
    2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    NASPA FL Board Work Room
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Coffee Break
    3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Early Conference Registration
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Judges' Feedback Session
    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    NASPA-FL Social & Bingo Off-site

    Fri, Nov 03

    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Conference Registration
    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    9:00 AM – 9:20 AM
    Welcome & Opening Session
    9:20 AM – 10:00 AM
    Keynote Speaker
    Dr. Amelia Parnell, Vice President for Research & Policy, NASPA
    10:10 am – 11:40 am
    Senior Level Student Affairs Meeting
    10:10 am – 11:00 am
    Educational Session 1
    11:10 am – 12:00 pm
    Educaitonal Session 2
    12:00 pm – 1:10 pm
    Lunch & Networking
    Graduate Student Networking Lunch
    Undergraduate Symposium Lunch & Grad Fair
    1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
    Educational Session 3
    Undergraduate Symposium Mock Interview Prep
    1:50 pm – 2:40 pm
    Educational Session 4
    Undergraduate Symposium -Tracks in Details
    2:50 pm – 3:40 pm
    Educational Session 5
    Undergraduate Symposium -Tracks in Details
    3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Complimentary Mid-Afternoon Break
    3:50 pm – 4:30 pm
    NASPA-FL Awards, Case Study Winners Presentation and Closing


    Registration information can be found below:

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    Registration Fees

    Early Registration
    09/22/2017 to 10/06/2017
    Regular Registration
    10/07/2017 to 10/27/2017
    Late Registration
    after 10/28/2017
    General Registration- Member
    General Registration- Non-Member
    Student (Graduate/Undergraduate) Registration


    NASPA Office
    General Registration Questions
    Email: events@naspa.org

    Amy Vaughan Deahl
    Drive In Conference Information
    Email: vaugh59e@erau.edu

    Ana Didonato
    Drive In Conference Information
    Email: ana.didonato@saintleo.edu

    Heather Kenney
    Undergraduate Symposium
    Email: heather.a.kenney@unf.edu


    • Amelia Parnel

      Amelia Parnel

      Vice President for Research & Policy, NASPA

      Speaker Bio


    University of Florida Reitz Union
    Gainesville, Florida

    Parking Information:

    There is a parking space reserved for NASPA FL Drive-in participants located in the Reitz Union parking garage.  You will need a parking pass and that will be provided to you upon entry by a NASPA FL volunteer. They will direct you to the reserved spaces for conference participants. If you are at a hotel within walking distance, please be considerate of other guests as parking is limited. 


    Reitz Union GPS street address is: 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville FL 32611.
    Click here to view campus map.

    From I-75 Exit #384 (State Road 24 / Archer Road)

    1. Head east on Archer Road, continue for 2.6 miles towards Gale Lemerand Drive
    2. Turn left onto Gale Lemerand Drive, continue for 0.5 mile towards Museum Road
    3. Turn right on Museum Road, continue for 1 block
    4. Turn left into Reitz Union Drive

    From US 441 (13th Street)

    1. Head west on Museum Road, continue for 0.5 mile
    2. The Reitz Union is on the right, just past Center Drive

    From State Road 331 (Waldo Road)

    1. Head south on SR 24 towards University Avenue (SR 26)
    2. Turn right on University Avenue, continue for 1.7 miles towards US 441 (13th Street)
    3. Turn left on US 441, continue for 0.5 mile towards Museum Road
    4. Turn right on Museum Road, continue for 0.5 mile
    5. The Reitz Union is on the right, just past Center Drive

    From the Gainesville Regional Airport

    1. Head towards SR 222 (39th Avenue), continue for 4 miles
    2. Turn left on US 441, continue for 0.5 mile towards Museum Road
    3. Turn right on Museum Road, continue for 0.5 mile
    4. The Reitz Union is on the right, just past Center Drive

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