NASPA annual Conference (March 9-13, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA): Pre-registration until June 30 2018, Late Registration starts from February 10, 2019 to March 13, 2019. The annual conference is the biggest event dedicated for all focus areas within the NASPA. The 2019 Conference Leadership Committee seeks conference proposals focusing on the three core content areas, Belonging & Student SuccessCommunity & Democratic Engagement, and Leaning into the next 100 Years. Deadline to submit proposals is September 4, 2018.

NASPA Assessment and Persistency Conference (June 16-18, 2019 in Orlando, FL): Assessment & Persistence Conference is designed to promote student learning and success by strengthening assessment, improving educational quality, and developing intentional persistence programming. In contrast to the NASPA annual conference, the Assessment and Persistence Conference is geared more towards institutional assessment in higher education. 

For all assessment related conferences, meetings, and summits that NASPA endorses, visit the NASPA event page.


2019 Assessment Institute (July 10-12 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada): ACPA's Student Affairs Assessment Institute provides a guided, curricular experience where participants can develop essential assessment knowledge and skills for their professional toolkit. The Student Affairs Assessment Institute provides a balance of instruction and hands-on experience designed to ensure attendees leave with the assessment skills and knowledge necessary to develop and execute quality assessment plans on their campuses.

Scholarships to attend the annual Assessment Institute are available. Provides a travel stipend. Apply here.

ACPA Convention (March 3-6, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts): the ACPA Convention is focused on connecting Student Affairs professionals in the commitment to student learning and development. The convention will provide space for deep engagement and reflection on assessment.


The Annual Using Evidence for Improvement Workshop (July 28-31, 2019 in Olympia, Washington): a team-based workshop opportunity in which members can get better at using data for making evidence-based decision. The teams may consist of administrators, assessment specialists or student affairs professionals. While this conference is not dedicated exclusively for student affairs professionals, they can attend and benefit from it.

NILOA Assessment Institute (October 13-15, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana): the nation’s oldest and largest event focused exclusively on outcomes assessment in higher education. This conference attracts a wide variety of people interested in assessment. There are several, more specific tracks, one of which is for Student Affairs programs and Services. Thus, professionals are encouraged to attend.


The Virginia Assessment Group Conference (November 13-15, 2019 in Richmond, VA): The Virginia Assessment Group celebrates over 30 years of promoting quality higher education through assessment and institutional effectiveness practices. The poster reception is a great opportunity to meet new colleagues and catch up with old ones through some facilitated questions designed to spark discussion. Posters provide an outlet for interactive discussions with conference participants about a project that has been completed or is in the developing stages. The conference includes a lunch and Virginia Assessment Group business meeting on Monday. On Monday evening, multiple dinner locations will be identified and participants have the opportunity to socialize and network outside of the formal conference events.


The NACADA Assessment Institute (January 31-February 2, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM): The Assessment Institute is a two and a half day event focused on the components of a successful assessment program as well as specific strategies and tools for developing and implementing assessment programs on your campus. Attendance is recommended if you want to develop a vision for advising on your campus, learn how to identify resources in other offices in your institution, etc. 


The Annual ASCA Conference (February 6-9, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida): This conference is for anyone who works with student behavior. Whether it is student conduct, Title IX, behavioral intervention, academic integrity, or risk management, educational sessions from professionals across the country will be provided. If you want to learn how to be a better student conduct professional, you should attend.

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