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15th Annual MENASA NASPA Conference (Virtual)

Virtual Conferences and Institutes Career and Workforce Development Supporting the Profession Global Division International Education

In light of the many tumultuous events during 2020, higher education has had to pivot to continue to serve our students through adaptation and innovation. This three-day conference by NASPA and the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (MENASA) Area, is a unique opportunity to connect with colleagues regionally and abroad.  The conference provides space for discussing innovative ideas, adaptive approaches, use of technology, best practices and the future of Student Affairs.

Presented By

About the MENASA Conference

                       Reshaping Student Affairs & Services: An Era of Adaptation, Social Responsibility, and Evolving Support

 Our annual conference offers a forum for professionals from all over the world to continue conversations about the role of Student Affairs & the adaptability in methods of providing continuous support. Sessions will focus on methods of transforming support systems, issues of social responsibility, cultivating adaptability & harnessing digital resources to impactfully connect in a unique & innovative way. 

In an Era of seismic shifts, the mix of skills required to successfully support students continues to expand. This conference seeks to address innovation in social inclusion, identification in emerging research, and best practices for restructuring the role of student affairs around current societal changes. 

Join us as we aim to navigate towards a sustainable and creative new philosophy of experiential learning in student development.



Learning Outcomes

15th Annual MENASA Conference learning outcomes:

  • Engage in critical dialogue around the innovation and adaptation of student affairs. 

  • Exchange insights on best practices and initiatives relative to the development and growing importance of student affairs with scholar-practitioners in the MENASA region and globally.

  • Understand how to evolve current student affairs practices and strategies to better support student development and social responsibility in an uncertain time.

  • Connect with an expansive network of international leaders, researchers, and current student affairs professionals.

  • Identify emerging research and practices in student affairs around current societal changes that have caused the restructuring of higher education and student affairs.

Registration for the MENASA Conference

Registeration Opens November 22, 2020


Registration as a member is based on individual membership status. You can join as an individual member at the $75 rate. This gives you the conference registration and a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee. Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.



Early Registration

 Regular Registration

Late Registration

NASPA Member 
Non Member
  NASPA Student Member

Seeking professional development funding? Review the NASPA Foundation Professional Development Scholarship!

Registration Policies

Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by February 1, 2020, less a $25.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined.

For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.


NASPA Events
Event Registration Support
Email: events@naspa.org
Phone: (202) 265-7500

Janelle Nicole Rahyns
Associate Director, Global Initiatives
Email: jrahyns@naspa.org
Phone: (202) 265-7500


Tiki Ayiku
Assistant Vice President, Professional Dev.
Email: tyiku@naspa.org
Phone: (202) 265-7500



Schedule for the MENASA Conference

The schedule will be designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. As details are finalized, this schedule will be updated.

2021 MENASA NASPA Conference Session Abstracts 

Tentative 2021 MENASA NASPA Conferences Schedule
All times are Arabia Standard Time and are subject to change

March 1
March 2
March 3


Call for Programs

2021 MENASA NASPA Call for Programs

Submission Deadline: November 30th

The 2021 Planning Committee seeks engaging and innovative proposals that examine and question Student Affairs practices and their integration into Campus, especially during this pivotal time. In an age of changing ways to deliver services, communicate, and apply technology this conference invites dialogues and presentations around topics related to:

  • virtual learning and student engagement
  • leadership
  • mental health, well-being and resilience
  • support services and collaborations
  • innovation, technology and best practice
  • support services and collaborations
  • innovation, technology and best practices
  • student affairs competencies
  • preparing for the future
  • other related topics on Higher Education and Student Affairs. 

Call for Programs Application





Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 15h Annual MENASA NASPA Conference.  For other questions feel free to contact the Area Director.

Tadd Kruse 

MENASA Area Director

Email: taddkruse@gmail.com