2017 Region IV-East Regional Conference - re:DETROIT

November 11 - November 14, 2017
Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI

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About

Detroit isn’t just another conference location. It is a mindset. A spirit. A community. And this year, we will be honoring our host city like never before. Join us for the 2017 NASPA Region IV-E annual conference November 12-14th to embrace all that Detroit inspires: reinvention, redefinition, revitalization, and rebirth. 2017 is re: Detroit.


Detroit, MI

Detroit was named in the New York Times '52 Places to Go in 2017' and we are excited to share this wonderful city with you! With so many things to do and places to see, we've narrowed down a few of our favorites:

Renaissance Center

The Renaissance Center (GMRENCEN) rises up along the Detroit Riverfront and consists of seven interconnected skyscrapers. Visitors can enjoy 29 different restaurants, beautiful riverfront views and various retailers without leaving the complex. Just outside is the stunning Riverfront Conservatory and Hart Plaza.


Conference Updates

We will post regularly with updates and more information on the 2017 Region IV-E Conference.  Be sure to check back regularly for the most up-to-date information! Click "Learn More" to see the full conference committee.

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Region IV-E

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Faculty
  • Graduate
  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional
  • Senior Level
  • Undergraduate
  • Vice President for Student Affairs


Call for Programs

Call for Programs is closed.

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Important Dates
  • August 16, 2017: Presenters Notified
  • October 20, 2017: Regular Registration Ends
  • October 21, 2017: Late/Onsite Registration Begins

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Schedule

We look forward to seeing you in Detroit! Please note: All events and times are subject to change -- please check back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events.

Full Schedule

Sat, Nov 11

8:00AM – 5:00PM
Men of Color - Full Day Pre-Conference
8:00AM – 5:00PM
Title IX - Full Day Pre-Conference
8:00AM – 5:00PM
Women in Student Affairs - Full Day Pre-Conference
1:00PM – 3:00PM
Regional Board Meeting
1:00PM – 5:30PM
Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute
2:00PM – 5:00PM
Registration/Check In

Sun, Nov 12

8:00AM – 12:15PM
Community Colleges - Half Day Pre-Conference
8:00AM – 12:15PM
New Professional Institute - Half Day Pre-Conference
8:00AM – 12:15PM
Student Affairs Director Competencies: Preparing for Transitional Leadership - Half Day Pre-Conference
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute
9:00PM – 5:00PM
Registration/Check In
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Educational Session 1
2:10PM – 3:10PM
Educational Session 2
3:15PM
Buses Start Departing for Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
4:00PM – 6:00PM
Opening Keynote & Welcome
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Reception and Gallery Viewing
Details
9:00PM – 11:00PM
IV-E Social

Mon, Nov 13

6:30PM
Fun Run/Yoga/Zumba/Workit
7:30AM – 12:00PM
Registration/Check In
8:30AM – 9:30AM
Educational Session 3
9:45AM – 10:45AM
Educational Session 4
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Educational Session 5
12:00PM – 1:45PM
Lunch and Keynote
2:00PM – 5:00PM
Registration/Check In Open
2:00PM – 3:00PM
Educational Session 6
3:15PM – 4:15PM
Educational Session 7
4:15PM – 4:45PM
Coffee/Cookie Break
4:45PM – 5:30PM
Knowledge Community Roundtables
5:30PM – 6:30PM
Regional Business Meeting
6:30PM
Dinner on your own
6:30PM
Knowledge Community Dinners
7:30PM
WISA Social
9:00PM – 11:00PM
IV-E Social

Tue, Nov 14

6:30AM
Fun Run/Yoga/Zumba/Workit
8:00AM – 10:00AM
Registration/Check In
8:00AM – 9:00AM
Educational Session 8
9:15AM – 10:15AM
Educational Session 9
10:30AM – 11:30AM
Educational Session 10
11:30AM – 1:00PM
Closing CeleBruncheon

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Pre-conference sessions are extended learning sessions that give you an opportunity to go in-depth into specific topics with experts and colleagues before the conference officially begins. There will be Full Day Pre-Conferences on Saturday, November 11, 2017 and Half Day Pre-Conferences on Sunday, Novermber 12, 2017. All will be located at Wayne State University's Student Center Building, which is easily accessible from the Marriott at the Renaissance Center via the QLINE. All Pre-Conference Programs require pre-registration, which can be added when you register for the full conference.

Questions?

Pre-Conference Programs Co-Chairs

Eboni Turnbow- Pre-Conference Programs Co-Chair
eturnbow@wayne.edu

Joseph Ballard - Pre-Conference Programs Co-Chair
jballard2010@gmail.com

Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow Institute Team

Raúl R. Fernández - SALT Co-Chair
rfernandez1@iit.edu

Shai Collier - SALT Co-Chair
collisha@iupui.edu

Leigh A. Dunewood - SALT Intern
leighd@bgsu.edu

Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute

Saturday, November 11th • 01.00 PM – 05.30 PM

Sunday, November 12 • 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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The Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute is a pre-conference that serves as a way to enhance the experiences of undergraduate students as they are being mentored and engaged into the field of Student Affairs and Higher Education. Throughout this institute a number of activities, sessions and panels will be offered to assist them in the discernment process of their future career in Student Affairs.

Institute Committee

Raúl R. Fernández

Coordinator for First Year Programs & Campus Life

Illinois Institute of Technology

rfernandez1@iit.edu

Region IV-E Board Member and Region IV-E SALT Co-Chair

Shai Collier

Student Success Advisor, Academic and Career Development-University College

Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI)

collisha@iupui.edu

Region IV-E SALT Co-Chair

Leigh A. Dunewood

NUFP Fellow

Bowling Green State University

leighd@bgsu.edu

Region IV-E SALT Intern

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Men of Color - Full Day Pre-Conference

Saturday, November 11th • 08.00 AM – 05.00 PM

Hilberry C - Student Center Building, Wayne State University

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  • Mentoring & Networking: Impact and Importance

  • Senior/Chief Student Affairs Officer Panel

  • Professional Development & Career Growth

  • Managing Up & Down

Full Day Pre-Conference Schedule

8:00am Check In & Light Breakfast
9:00am Welcome & Overview
9:15am – 10:30am Session 1
10:45am – 12:00pm Session 2
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch
1:30pm – 2:45pm Session 3
3:00pm – 4:15pm Session 4
4:30pm Thank You

Title IX - Full Day Pre-conference

Saturday, November 11th • 08.00 AM – 05.00 PM

Hilberry D - Student Center Building, Wayne State University

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  • New Government Administration & Effects on our Campuses
  • Strategies, Investigative Practices & Management Systems
  • Strategies to Enhance Relationships Working with Faculty
  • Demonstrations & Protests in Relation to Title IX

Full Day Pre-Conference Schedule

8:00am Check In & Light Breakfast
9:00am Welcome & Overview
9:15am – 10:30am Session 1
10:45am – 12:00pm Session 2
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch
1:30pm – 2:45pm Session 3
3:00pm – 4:15pm Session 4
4:30pm Thank You

Women in Student Affairs - Full Day Pre-conference

Saturday, November 11th • 08.00 AM – 05.00 PM

Hilberry EF - Student Center Building, Wayne State University

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  • Current Experiences of Senior Women in Student Affairs Panel
  • Intersection of Gender Identity & Race in our Work
  • Best Practices for Navigating Political Cultures
  • Essential Competency Area Development & Exposure

Full Day Pre-Conference Schedule

8:00am Check In & Light Breakfast
9:00am Welcome & Overview
9:15am – 10:30am Session 1
10:45am – 12:00pm Session 2
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch
1:30pm – 2:45pm Session 3
3:00pm – 4:15pm Session 4
4:30pm Thank You

Community Colleges - Half Day Pre-conference

Sunday, November 12th • 08.00 AM – 12.15 PM

Hilberry C - Student Center Building, Wayne State University

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  • Culturally Relevant Campuses & Pedagogy
  • Student Success, Engagement, & Transfer to 4-Year
  • Institutional Differences: Working @ Community College vs. 4-Year

Half Day Pre-Conference Schedule

8:00am Check In
8:30am Welcome & Overview
8:35am –9:40am Session 1
9:45am – 10:50am Session 2
10:55am – 12:00pm Session 3
12:05pm Thank You

New Professional Institute - Half Day Pre-conference

Sunday, November 12th • 08.00 AM – 12.15 PM

Hilberry D - Student Center Building, Wayne State University

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  • Importance & Strategies to Maintaining Professional Development
  • Critical and Currents issues in Higher Education
  • Technology  & System Management

Half Day Pre-Conference Schedule

8:00am Check In
8:30am Welcome & Overview
8:35am –9:40am Session 1
9:45am – 10:50am Session 2
10:55am – 12:00pm Session 3
12:05pm Thank You

Student Affairs Director Competencies: Preparing for Transitional Leadership - Half Day Pre-conference

Sunday, November 12th • 08.00 AM – 12.15 PM

Hilberry EF - Student Center Building, Wayne State University

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  • Student Affairs Director Competency Rubric
  • Self-Guided Assessment Tool
  • Competency Engagement & Action Strategies

Half Day Pre-Conference Schedule

8:00am Check In
8:30am Welcome & Overview
8:35am –9:40am Session 1
9:45am – 10:50am Session 2
10:55am – 12:00pm Session 3
12:05pm Thank You

Sponsors

Special Thanks To…
  • Aramark

For sponsorship and exhibit booth questions, contact:

Rod Waters
r.waters@depaul.edu

Sponsorship Info

Venue

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center


Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI

We are excited you are joining us this year in Detroit. Please use the conference rate when booking your room at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48243 USA
(313) 568-8000
$165 + Tax
  • Travel

    The closest airport to the GM Renaissance Center is Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

  • Transportation

    DTW to the GM Renaissance Center is about 22 miles away. Uber/Lyft will cost $20-$30. Ride Skoot Shuttle roundtrip from this airport is $40 or $20 one way. There is also onsite parking for $25 per day. The Detroit Amtrak station is 5 miles from the conference location.

  • Weather

    The weather in Detroit during early November will be a high of upper 40s and low of upper 30s.

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