2018 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly

November 01 – November 04, 2018
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South

Students and advisors from across the nation will gather in Orlando to be inspired, share ideas, and build exceptional peer education programs promoting strategies in health, safety, and student leadership.

About

The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly affords peer educators and advisors a tremendous selection of learning opportunities including more than 80 educational sessions, two keynote speakers, and three plenary sessions. General Assembly also provides pre-conference learning opportunities to enhance the conference experience, including our Certified Peer Educator (CPE) Training.

There are many offerings for professionals and students throughout the conference, including a headshot lounge, school exhibits, networking opportunities and a national student leader election. Throughout the conference, presentations will highlight efforts regarding high-risk drinking prevention, sexual responsibility, mental health, violence prevention, tobacco prevention, and more.  Over 100 campuses will attend General Assembly, to learn from other institutions and to share successes. General Assembly is the culminating annual event of peer education efforts. It’s impossible to leave without new ideas, new ways of thinking, new information, and new friends. This conference is perfect to energize students, motivate advisors, and re-commit to making peer education and student health a campus priority.

If you are interested in serving as part of the General Assembly Conference Planning Committee, please submit your volunteer application here.

 

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Call for Programs

For almost 50 years, peer educators have been saving lives and transforming campus environments. The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly is your opportunity to shift from educating the students on our respective campuses to present on lessons learned with peer education groups from across the country. Session topics may include advising skills and issues, peer education group issues, student leadership and development, nutrition and fitness, promoting mental health and wellness, sexual health and relationships, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, or sexual violence prevention and response.

General Interest Sessions are 60 minutes in duration.
Showcase Sessions are 30 minutes in duration, and allow presenters the opportunity to provide a high level overview of an initiative or effort.
Mini Institutes are 90 minutes in duration, and allow presenters to delve deeper into a topic or effort.

If you are interested in being a program reviewer for breakout session proposals, please submit your volunteer application here.

The Call for Programs submission deadline is September 13, 2018.

Breakout session programs address the following themes:

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Individual skill building and leadership development

    Presentations submitted under this category should be designed to enhance individual peer educator or advisor skills or develop perspectives in leadership that will enhance an individual peer educator or advisor’s capacity.

    Learning outcomes for presentations submitted to this category might include:

    • After attending this session, peer educators will understand how to use active listening techniques during program presentation to address audience responses.

    • Participants attending this session will be able to identify three common leadership methodologies for managing peer education groups as a team leader.

    • Peer education advisors will review examples of group budgets and be able to adapt a budget model for use on their own campus.

    Try answering one or more of the following prompting questions in your submission:

    • What specific skills would a participant to this session hope to leave with?

    • How will the skills developed through attending this session benefit a peer educator or an advisor in the work done back on campus?

    • How can participants attending this session continue to develop and master this skill after the session is completed?

    • Which peer education role does the proposed skill this session will teach benefit the most?

     Is the skill developed by this session valuable for peer educators with a specific topical focus (e.g. sexual health, active lifestyles, alcohol prevention, etc.)?

  • Program description & adaptation

    Presentations submitted under this category should be

    designed to detail an implemented program, policy, or practice on campus, discuss the successes and challenges, and offer perspectives on peer educator and advisor replication or adaptation of the program on their own campuses.

    Learning outcomes for programs presentations to this category might include:

    • “Participants attending this session will discuss the design of Sample University’s “Be You” program and be able to identify the barriers to success a similar program might face at another institution of higher education.”

    • “After attending this session, participants will be able create a plan to implement a program addressing nutrition specifically to commuter students.”

    • “Participants attending this session will be able to replicate a passive table program with at least two of the six examples discussed in this session.”

    Try answering one or more of the following prompting questions in your submission:

    • What was the process of designing the program that will be discussed in the presentation?

    • What were the challenges faced in the design, implementation, or evaluation of the program?

    • What were the successes – both anticipated and unanticipated – of the program?

    • How could a very similar college or university peer education group successfully replicate this program?

    • How could a very different college of university peer education group adapt this program to be successfully implemented on their campus?

    Note: Program Description and Adaptation may include some modeling of what your presentation looked like when it was delivered on campus, but the purpose of presentations submitted under this category is not to simply do your program in its entirety for other peer educators.

  • Peer education group development

    Presentations submitted under this category should be

    designed to build skills and capacities of peer education groups or address peer education group issues. For example, programs might focus on the successful retention of peer educators, how to facilitate group meetings, or training peer education groups on specific core competencies or topical areas.

    Learning outcomes for presentations submitted to this category might include:

    • “Participants attending this session will be able to describe three methods of recruiting peer educators with diverse backgrounds and skillsets.”

    • “After attending this session, participants will be able to use a competency assessment to identify the strengths and gaps of their peer education group.”

    • “Participants attending this session will be able to use an appropriate intervention to address identified group burnout.”

    Try answering one or more of the following prompting questions in your submission:

    • What are the issues that peer education groups are facing?

    • What specific skills or capacities would a participant to this session be prepared to use to help their peer education group succeed?

    • Which strategies are best aligned to address which specific peer education group issues?

    • How can peer educators and peer education advisors identify peer education group issues?

    • What tools or strategies help bring peer education groups from good to great?

  • Cultural trends and campus issues

    Presentations submitted under this category should be

    designed to raise awareness and prepare peer educators and advisors for new and emerging trends and issues which may impact or change the delivery of peer education on campus.

    Learning outcomes for presentations submitted to this category might include:

    • “After attending this session, participants will be able to plan for changes in administrative funding while maintaining quality peer education efforts.”

    • “Participants attending this session will be able to define new state laws surrounding personal cannabis use for individuals over age 21.”

    • “Participants attending this session will discuss the role of personal identity in peer education work, and be able to deliver peer education curricula surrounding racial identity.”

    Try answering one or more of the following prompting questions in your submission:

    • What is a specific new or emerging trend or issue that peer educators and advisors need to have more knowledge or awareness of?

    • Will campuses be making changes because of the new trend or issue?

    • How will participants attending this session continue to develop understanding on the topic after this session is completed?

    • How will the new or emerging trend or issue impact the delivery of peer education?



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Submission Timeline
  • September 13, 2018
    Call for Programs Deadline
  • September 25, 2018
    Program Notifications Sent

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

Questions?

Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2018 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly.

Laurie Jevons
Assistant Director, BACCHUS Initiatives
Phone: 202-903-0651
Email: ljevons@naspa.org

Schedule

The 2018 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly provides opportunities for formal and informal connections, as well as a variety of learning spaces.

Wed, Oct 31

2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
CPE Training- Day 1
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Early Registration

Thu, Nov 01

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Registration
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CPE Training- Day 2
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Advisors Academy
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre- Conference Session
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Presenter Orientation
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Conference Orientation
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Breakout 1
4:55 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
Breakout 2
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
BACCHUS Business Meeting
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Opening Session
9:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
SAC Candidate Session
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Open Recovery Space

Fri, Nov 02

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Yoga
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
School Exhibit/ Agency Set Up
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Silent Auction Open
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Mini Institutes
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p,m.
Lunch
1:05 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Breakout 3
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Breakout 4
3:15 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Networking Break
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Region Meetings
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
CPE Train the Trainer- Day 1
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Open Recovery Space

Sat, Nov 03

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Silent Auction/ Info Desk
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
CPE Train the Trainer- Day 2
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Featured Speakers
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout 5
11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Showcase Sessions
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Advisor Lunch/ Student Lunch
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Breakout 6
2:55 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Breakout 7
4:00 p.m.
Silent Auction Closes
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Take Home Planning
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Awards Banquet
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Dance Party
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Open Recovery Space

Registration

Registration is based on NASPA institutional or individual membership status. If your peer education group is part of a college or university that is an institutional member, you and your group can register as many advisors/students as you would like at the member rate. If you or your institution are not members, visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types. Registration will be open soon!

Registration Fees

Early Registration
01/01/2018 to 08/01/2018
Regular Registration
08/02/2018 to 10/04/2018
Late Registration
10/04/2018 to 10/19/2018
NASPA Institutional Member
$325
$350
$400
Non Member
$400
$425
$475

Pre-Conference Registration

Early Registration
01/01/2018 to 08/01/2018
Regular Registration
08/02/2018 to 10/04/2018
Late Registration
10/04/2018 to 10/19/2018
NASPA Institutional Member
$75
$75
$75
Non Member
$125
$125
$125

Advisors Academy

Early Registration
01/01/2018 to 08/01/2018
Regular Registration
08/02/2018 to 10/04/2018
Late Registration
10/04/2018 to 10/19/2018
NASPA Institutional Member
$125
$125
$125
Non Member
$175
$175
$175

CPE Train the Trainer

Early Registration
01/01/2018 to 08/01/2018
Regular Registration
08/02/2018 to 10/04/2018
Late Registration
10/04/2018 to 10/19/2018
NASPA Institutional Member
$300
$300
$300
Non Member
$350
$350
$350

CPE Training

Early Registration
01/01/2018 to 08/01/2018
Regular Registration
08/02/2018 to 10/04/2018
Late Registration
10/04/2018 to 10/19/2018
NASPA Institutional Member
$150
$150
$150
Non Member
$200
$200
$200

Questions?

Laurie Jevons
Assistant Director, BACCHUS Initiatives
Email: ljevons@naspa.org
Phone: 202-903-0651

Membership
NASPA Membership
Email: events@naspa.org
Phone: 202-265-7500

Policies

View Registration Policies

Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by November 2, 2018, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined. We are unable to change payment methods after the initial payment is processed. With prior approval, anyone registered but who cannot attend may send a substitute. Substitution information must come in writing from the registered participant. The institutional membership status of the substitute must be the same as the registrant in order to have the same registration fee applied. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. The conference may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, registration fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather-related travel delays or other issues in regard to personal travel and no refunds will be given due to these occurrences. NOTE: All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing to bacchusadmin@naspa.org. Due to our food and beverage requirements, no refunds will be granted after November 2, 2018. Registration Questions? Contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail at events@naspa.org.

Speakers

The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly is currently accepting proposals for Keynote and Featured Speaker sessions. The deadline to submit for a Keynote or Featured speaker session is May 15, 2018. Submit proposals here.


Sponsors


If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the 2018 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly please contact Kristie Jerde, Advertising and Exhibits Coordinator. Kristie may be reached by phone at 218-280-7578, or by email.

Venue

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South


Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South
Kissimmee, FL

All conference activities will take place at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South.

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Embassy Suites starting at $159/night (not including 13.5% state and local taxes). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Thursday, October 11, 2018. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South
4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746
407-597-4000
$159 - Single/Double
$169 - Triple
$179 - Quad
  • Travel

    Orlando is serviced by Orlando International Airport (MCO). The hotel is approximately 20 miles from the airport.

  • Transportation

    Shuttles
    For more information regarding shuttle providers to and from MCO, please visit the Parking & Transportation section of the MCO website.

    Taxis
    For more information regarding taxi cab service, please visit the Parking & Transportation page of the MCO website.

    Rental Cars
    For more information on available rental car companies and contact information, please visit the Parking & Transportation page of the MCO website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Orlando in November are around 78 degrees F during the day and 57 degrees F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

Additional Info

Attire
The suggested dress for the 2018 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly is business casual. Business casual attire typically consists of khakis or slacks, button up shirts, polos, blazers, a dress or skirt. A headshot lounge will be available throughout the day on Friday if you would like a professional photo. On Thursday, we encourage you to show your school spirit and recommend that you bring an institution or peer education group branded t-shirt or sweatshirt.

Saturday evening there is an Awards Banquet that most participants choose to wear semi-formal dress. Semi-formal attire includes cocktail dresses, slacks/dress pants, ties, vests, blazers.

Silent Auction
Each year the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA hosts a Silent Auction to fundraise for future General Assembly scholarships. In 2017, over 90 items were donated, resulting in funding for five scholarships for future events. We couldn't have done it without all the generous donations and the enthusiastic bids of our conference participants.

Items included everything from books, coffee mugs, water bottles, sunglasses, tote bags, t-shirts, sweatshirts, yoga mats, and so much more! Let's make 2018 even better! No item is ever too small. All donated items will be available to bid on throughout the conference. If you have any questions about the items you want to donate, please contact us.

School Exhibits
Interested in showcasing your peer education group's programs through an exhibit? Each school will be provided with a six-foot table to showcase peer education efforts on their campus.  The winning school exhibit will be awarded a complimentary registration to the 2019 General Assembly in Baltimore, MD. Submit your application here.

Student Advisory Committee Director Elections
Elections for the two 2018- 2019 SAC Directors will be held during General Assembly. The deadline to submit your materials (resume, a letter of intent, photo, and a letter of reference) is November 2, 2018. Please email your completed application materials here

Awards
General Assembly culminates in a banquet on Saturday evening. During the banquet, the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA are honored to present awards in four categories; Outstanding StudentOutstanding AdvisorOutstanding Program, and  Outstanding Peer Education Group

Scholarships
The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA offers several scholarships to mitigate the cost of attending General Assembly each year. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is September 21, 2018. Apply for a scholarship here.

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