2017 NASPA Region I Annual Conference

November 12 - November 15, 2017
Springfield, MA


Registration opens August 7 2017.

The NASPA Region I Conference is the premier student affairs professional development and networking opportunity in the region.

The mission of the NASPA Region I Conference is to provide opportunities for networking and creating professional connections, sharing ideas and innovative practices, and exploring new topics and issues in student affairs

The Region I Conference Committee strives to create an inclusive environment for all attendees, such that everyone has equal access to participate in programs and all perspectives are valued and appreciated.

The Region I Conference aspires to be an outstanding professional development opportunity for all student affairs professionals in regards to strengthening skills, acquiring knowledge related to student development and student affairs, and developing meaningful connections with peers and colleagues.

Participants will leave the Region I Conference with renewed energy and passion for their work and for improving the lives of their students.

If anyone has any questions about the Region I Annual Conference, please contact Dave Golden, Region I Conference Chair, at goldend@merrimack.edu

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This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • New Professional
  • Mid-Level
  • Senior Level
  • Faculty

Call for Programs

Submit Proposal

Deadline June 23, 2017

Important Dates
  • May 01, 2017: Call for Programs/Call for Reviewers Opens
  • June 19, 2017: Call for Reviewers due
  • June 30, 2017: Call for Programs Submissions due
  • August 07, 2017: Program Decisions sent
  • August 07, 2017: Early Registration Opens
  • September 15, 2017: Early Registration Closes
  • October 27, 2017: Regular Registration Closes
  • November 03, 2017: Late Registration Closes


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Chris Mosier will be our opening speaker.  Chris is an athlete, coach and education and in 2015 because the first openly trans man to make a Men’s US National Team when he qualified for the Spring Duathlon team.  You many have also seen his Nike commercial which debuted prime time in the 2016 Rio Olympics.  Chris’s also worked in higher education and served as the Co-Vice Chair of Trans* Inclusion at NASPA. Chris most recently spoke at the National Conference in a talk moderated by our very own  Alex and Julia which received raved reviews.  

Dr. Mary Beth Cooper will be our closing speaker.  She is the 13th President of Springfield College and has had a long and distinguished career in higher education.  She served as the Vice President of Student Affairs at RIT prior to her appointment at Springfield.  She is known for her volunteer leadership and has been names to National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Committee on Policy Analysis and Public Relations as well as to the board of trustees of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning.   It’s exciting to have a student affairs professional become President of a university and it will be great to hear from her as well as connect our conference back to Springfield College. 


For sponsorship and exhibit booth questions, contact:

Scott Connolly
Phone: 401-744-6819

Sponsorship Info


Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, Springfield, MA

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
Springfield, MA

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel stands on the banks of the Connecticut River just steps from the best of the city. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you’ll find the perfect combination of comfort and convenience with us.

Experience effortless travel with our amenities including complimentary in-room Internet access, two full-service restaurants, state-of-the art fitness center, heated indoor pool and much more. Relax in our spacious accommodations after a day of meetings or exploring popular local attractions such as the Basketball Hall of Fame and Six Flags New England.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
One Monarch Place, Springfield, MA 01144
(413) 781-1010
Single - TBD Double - TBD
  • Travel

    Bradley International Airport (BDL), Logan International Airport (BOS), Albany International Airport (ALB)

  • Transportation

    Bradley International Airport (BDL) Travel Distance: Approximately 28.97 km/18.0 miles, Logan International Airport (BOS) Travel Distance: Approximately 160.93 km/100.0 miles, Albany International Airport (ALB) Travel Distance: Approximately 177.03 km/110.01 miles

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