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July 11, 2022

Deadline for Program Proposals

August 19, 2022

Notification of Program Approval

October 1, 2022

Regular Registration Ends

October 2, 2022

Late Registration Begins

2022 NASPA Region IV-West & East Joint Conference

Division/Group Events Region IV-E Region IV-W AVP or "Number Two" Faculty Graduate Mid-Level New Professional Senior Level Undergraduate VP for Student Affairs

Get ready for a great time in the Windy City! Region IV-West and Region IV-East will come together as one in the beautiful Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago, Illinois from November 6-8, 2022. Over the course of three days, we will learn and engage around the conference theme, WEnvision the Future, with hundreds of student affairs professionals from across the Midwest.

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About

Chicago, Illinois welcomes NASPA Region IV-West & Region IV-East for their NASPA 4W/E Joint Conference, happening from November 6th to November 8th, 2022. 
 

Our theme, WEnvision Our Future, captures the essence of the Region IV-West and Region IV-East (W/E) partnership and the power we have as two large regions to shape the future of our profession. It is a call to think differently about a changing higher education landscape and to take ownership of our role in shaping our future together.

Through inspiring keynote presentations, thought-provoking educational sessions and institutes, and numerous opportunities to reconnect with colleagues and make new friends, the NASPA IV-W/E 2022 joint conference will be a premier, future-focused professional development experience.

Land Acknowledgement

As the planning for the 2022 NASPA Region IV-W and IV-E Joint Conference commences, we want to begin this process by recognizing the Council of the Three Fires - Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), Odawak (Odawa), and Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), as well as the Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy) as the first peoples of the location known today as Chicago, Illinois. As our understanding of the historical and contemporary relationships Indigenous peoples have with the lands and waters of this locale grows, we have tasked ourselves with critically integrating this knowledge into the building of this conference context. 

Engaging in these conscious efforts, we humbly embark on a journey to decolonize our sensibilities about place and the ways we engage who we are in relation to it and the power that brings within our own communities and places of work. Acknowledging that, as Region IV-West and IV-East, we come from institutions that have historically participated in and are continually complacent in the forced removal and displacement of  traditional Indigenous homelands. We commit ourselves to remember that the land we occupy continues to be Native land. 
 
Sources: Field Museum Northwestern University, Native American and Indigenous Initiatives; University of Illinois at Chicago, Native American Support Program; NASPA Indigenous Peoples Knowledge Community

Registration & Pre-Conference Registration

Registration as a member is based on individual membership status at the time of the event. If your current membership will expire prior to the event, you will have the option to renew at the time of registration to receive the member rate.

If you are not a current member and are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as a professional affiliate member for $75. If your institution is NOT a member, you can join as an associate affiliate member for $242. Both membership types provide access to the individual member rate for the event. Please visit the membership section of the NASPA website to learn more about membership types and benefits. We hope you’ll consider joining today!

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

Conference Registration Rates
Regular Registration
(ends 10/1/2022)
Late Registration
(begins 10/2/2022)
NASPA Members
$390
$440
Graduate Student Members
$190
$240
Undergraduate Students
$160
$210
Non-NASPA Members
$470
$520
Non-NASPA Graduate Student Members
$230
$280
Faculty/Retiree
$325
$405

 

Pre-Conference Information

We will also be offering 5 half-day Pre-Conference Experiences on Sunday, November 6 featuring

SALT/NUFP

Womxn in Student Affairs (WISA) Knowledge Community

Indigeneous Peoples Knowledge Community

Orientation, Transition, & Retention Knowledge Community

SSAO/AVP Institute

Pre-Conference Session Information

Indigenous Peoples Knowledge Community Pre-Conference Session

Reclaiming Space: Current Trends of Indigenous Higher Education

Reclaiming Space centers, the voices and work of Indigenous scholars and practitioners in higher education working toward increasing the visibility and representation of Indigenous students and issues. Join the Indigenous Peoples Knowledge Community as we explore what it means to Reclaim Space during the Region IV W/E Conference to engage in conversations and share space to discuss best practices. 

Orientation, Transition, & Retention Knowledge Community Pre-Conference Session

A Navigating Strategy For Retention to Completion

Concierge service, success plans, holistic focus, along intentional navigation provides a student with services and supports that lead to retention resulting in completion.  A student success champion network with flexed hours, involving the entire campus, provides support at any time.  Take a look into a community college’s flow to achieve their goals all while focusing on breaking barriers for students thought case management and motivational interviewing all while producing new processes and creative platforms with a proactive student focus.

SALT/NUFP (Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow/NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program)

Back to the Basics: Why are you interested in working in student affairs? 

Oftentimes, this question is asked in conversation or maybe an interview. Have you given any thought to what is attracting you to a field that is ever changing? Undergraduates who are interested in learning more information about Student Affairs are encouraged to attend this half-day session. By attending this session, participants:

  • will have a basic understanding of what student affairs is and how it functions at different types of institutions
  • will spend time connecting and networking with fellow participants and facilitators

Register Online for 2022 NASPA Region IV-West & East Joint Conference

2022 NASPA Region IV-West & East Joint Conference will be hosted in Chicago, Illinois on November 6-8, 2022.

Register Online

Call for Programs

Call for Programs & Program Application is now Live!

Program Proposal Deadline: Monday, July 11th, 2022
Notification of Program Status: Friday, August 19th, 2022
Submit Your Program Proposal

Program Formats

SA Talks (Length: 15 minutes)

This "TED" Talk-type session focuses on topics relating to the broad scope of Student Affairs. Each 15-minute presentation will inspire and encourage professionals through research, assessment, best practices, etc. This is a great opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to share from their Student Affairs programs.

Program Sessions (Length: 50 minutes)

General Interest Sessions: Sessions are directly related to the Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners or provide an opportunity to highlight programs, strategies, or interventions that have been successful on a particular campus.

Research Sessions: Sessions that include the presentation of one or more research papers, followed by a facilitated discussion of themes and/or findings. Presenters will be contacted to submit an Initial Research Proposal that is 15-20 pages (double-spaced) with references.

Round Table Sessions: Sessions that allow for in-depth discussion related to current events, developing trends, association business, or functional areas.

Deep Dives (Length: 75 minutes)

Do you need some more time to dive deeper? A FEW sessions will be chosen to allow participants time to go more in depth on a particular issue/topic that is of significant importance.

Pre-Conference Sessions (Length: 3 hours)

We would like to offer several pre-conference sessions.  These are learning sessions that allow participants the opportunity to engage in a topic for an extended period of time prior to the official start of the NASPA IV-W/E Conference.

Poster Presentations

Present your research, innovative program, or best practice in the form of a poster for conference participants to view.

Welcome from Conference Co-chairs

Hello and welcome to the 2022 Joint IV-West/IV-East Regional Conference! The message from the 2022 Co-Chairs, Lamar Hylton and Thomas Lane, will come shortly! Check back later to hear from them! 

Venue

All conference activities will take place at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile.


Chicago is defined by superb architecture, and the InterContinental Chicago Hotel is a paragon. This opulent address opens its doors onto the Magnificent Mile. A legend since 1929, the building maintains the grandeur of the Roaring Twenties with historic design around every corner.

Just beyond the InterContinental Chicago Hotel's front steps is the famed Magnificent Mile. Long popularized as the capital of upscale shopping, fashion boutiques, and chic urban finds, this bustling district is within walking distance of Navy Pier, the historic Chicago Water Tower, opulent Wrigley Building, Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and scenic Michigan Avenue Bridge

 

Reserve Your Hotel Room Now
To call-in to make your hotel room reservation. please call 1-877-666-3243

 

 

Hotel Booking Information

Hotel
Room Rate/Night
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-4100

Single/Double: $229.00/Night

Triple: $269.00/Night

Quad: $309.00/Night

Local Eateries Near & Inside the InterContinental

Within the InterContinental Hotel

CENTER COURT (Breakfast)

  • 2nd Floor Main Tower

MICHAEL JORDAN'S STEAKHOUSE (Lunch & Dinner)

  • 1st & 2nd Floor Executive Tower
Quick Service Options

* = Within 3 blocks of the InterContinental 

*SHOPS AT THE NORTH BRIDGE MALL

  • Address: 520 N Michigan Avenue
  • Food Inside the Mall: Café Nordstrom, Jimmy Johns, Just Salad, Panda Express, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Sbarro

*M BURGER

  • Address: 835 N. Michigan Avenue
  • Directions from InterContinental: Turn right out of the front door onto Michigan Ave. Walk 3 blocks on Michigan Avenue. M Burger is located inside of the Water Tower Place 

LYFE KITCHEN 

  • Address: 270 E Ontario Street
  • Directions from InterContinental: Turn right out of the front door onto Michigan Ave. Walk 3 blocks to Ontario St and turn right. Walk almost 2 blocks and LYFE Kitchen is on the left

SHAKE SHACK

  • Address: 66 E. Ohio Street
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the front door and turn right. Walk 1 block to Ohio Street and turn left. Walk 2 blocks to Wabash Avenue. 
Restaurants

* = Within 3 blocks from the InterContinental

*HAMPTON SOCIAL

  • Price Range: $15-$35
  • Phone: (312) 414-1861
  • Address: 164 E Grand Avenue
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the front door on Michigan Avenue and turn right towards Grand Avenue, then walk down the set of stairs

UNTITLED SUPPER CLUB

  • Price Range: $10-$35
  • Phone: (312) 880-1511
  • Address: 111 W. Kinzie Street 
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the front door and turn left. Walk across Michigan Avenue and use the stairs in front of the Bank of America to get to Illinois Avenue. At the bottom of the stairs turn right and walk 5 blocks to Clark St. Turn left on to Clark St. and walk two blocks to Kinzie St. 

*DOC B’S FRESH KITCHEN 

  • Price Range: $10-$30
  • Phone: (312) 999-9300
  • Address: 55 E Grand Avenue
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the front door and cross the street to the Shops at Northbridge Mall. Go down the staircase in front of the mall and make a right at the base of the stairs heading west bound on Grand Ave. Continue up Grand Ave for about 2 blocks and on the leftside of the street

BUB CITY

  • Price Range: $10-$23
  • Phone: (312) 610-4200
  • Address: 435 N. Clark Street
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the front door and turn left. Walk across Michigan Avenue and use the stairs in front of the Bank of America to get to Illinois Avenue. At the bottom of the stairs, turn right and walk 5 blocks to Clark St. Turn left on to Clark St. Bub City will be on the leftside of the street 

*HARRY CARAY’S 7TH INNING STRETCH

  • Price Range: $10-$23
  • Phone: (312) 202-0500
  • Address: 835 N. Michigan Avenue, 7th Floor
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the front door and turn right. Destination will be on the right side. Restaurant is located inside of the Water Tower Place

BENNY’S CHOP HOUSE (Steak & Seafood)

  • Price Range: $25-$55
  • Phone: (312) 626-2444
  • Address: 444 N Wabash Avenue
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the front door and turn left, cross the street at the cross walk to the opposite side of Michigan Ave. Take the stairs down to Illinois St., turn right at the bottom of the stairs on Illinois and walk 2 blocks. Benny’s at the top of the stairs.

CATCH 35 (Seafood)

  • Price Range: $25+
  • Phone: (312) 346-3500
  • Address: 35 W Wacker Drive
  • Directions from InterContinental: Turn left out the front doors andcross the Michigan Ave Bridge. Turn right on Wacker Drive. Catch 35 is located on your left hand side.

*EDDIE V’S (Seafood)

  • Price Range: $25+
  • Phone: (312) 595-1114
  • Address: 521 N Rush Street
  • Directions from InterContinental: Take a quick five minute walk to this stylish and sophisticated seafood restaurant! You can cross through The Shops at North Bridge across the street, or head north on Michigan Avenue towards Grand Avenue. Walk west onto the very next intersection at Rush, where you can experience a unique and memorable seafood experience right off the city’s Magnificent Mile. 

*JOE’S SEAFOOD, PRIME STEAK & STONE CRAB (Steak and Seafood)

  • Price Range: $25+
  • Phone: (312) 379-5637
  • Address: 60 E Grand Avenue
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the front doors and turn right, cross the street at the crosswalk. Take the stairs down to Grand Ave. When you get to the bottom of the stairs, turn right and Joe's Stone Crab will be on one block further your right side. 

STK CHICAGO (Steak)

  • Price Range: $25+
  • Phone: (312) 340-5636
  • Address: 9 W Kinzie Street
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the front door and turn left. Walk across Michigan Avenue and use the stairs in front of the Bank of America to get to Illinois Avenue. At the bottom of the stairs turn right and walk 3 blocks to State Street and turn left. Continue south on State Street to Kinzie Street. 

SHAW’S CRAB HOUSE (Seafood)

  • Price Range: $15+
  • Phone: (312) 527-2722
  • Address: 21 E Hubbard Street
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the front door and turn left. Cross the street and turn left. Walk to the stair case past the Charles Schwab and take the stairs down. At the bottomof the stairs, walk 2 blocks to Shaw’s CrabHouseon the left side of the street. 

ROKA AKOR (Japanese Steakhouse)

  • Price Range: $10+
  • Phone: (312) 477-7652
  • Address: 456 Clark Street
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the front door and turn left, cross the street at the cross walk to the opposite side of Michigan Avenue. Take the stairs down to Illinois Street, then turn right at the bottom of the stairs on Illinois and walk 5 blocks to Clark Street. Roka Akor is on the corner of Illinois and Clark. 

*COCO PAZZO CAFÉ

  • Price Range: $10-$26
  • Phone: (312) 664-0212
  • Address: 212 E. Ohio Street
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the front doors and turn right walk one block on Michigan Avenue to Ohio Street. Turn right at Ohio and walk one block to the St. Clair Street. Coco Pazzo Café will be on your left side. 

*LABRIOLA CHICAGO

  • Price Range: $10-$35
  • Phone: (312) 955-3100
  • Address: 535 N Michigan Avenue
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the front doors and turn right on Michigan Avenue. 

*VOLARE

  • Price Range: $10-$50
  • Phone: (312) 410-9900
  • Address: 201 E. Grand Avenue
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the front door on Michigan Avenue and turn right towards Grand Avenue. Walk down the set of stairs. 

INDIAN GARDEN

  • Price Range: $10-$20
  • Phone: (312) 280-4910
  • Address: 247 E. Ontario Street #2
  • Direction from InterContinental: Walk out the front doors and turn right walk 2 blocks on Michigan Ave to Ontario Street. Turn right at Ontario and walk 2 blocks. Indian Garden is located on your right side. 

VERMILION

  • Price Range: $12+
  • Phone: (312) 527-4060
  • Address: 10 W. Hubbard Street
  • Direction from InterContinental: Walk out the front door and turn left. Cross the street and walk to the opposite side of Michigan Avenue. Turn left and walk to the staircase in front of Charles Schwab to Hubbard Street. At the bottom of the stairs, turn right and walk 3blocks to State Street. Vermillion will be on the right side. 

SUNDA

  • Price Range: $10+
  • Phone: (312) 644-0500
  • Address: 110 W. Illinois Street
  • Directions to InterContinental: Walk out the front door and turn left. Walk across Michigan Avenue and use the stairs in front of the Bank of America to get to Illinois Avenue. At the bottom of the stairs, turn right and walk 5 blocks to Clark Street. Walk across Clark Street and Sunda will be on your right 

NIU JAPANESE FUSION LOUNGE

  • Price Range: $10+
  • Phone: (312-527-2888)
  • Address: 332 E. Illinois Street
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the side Illinois exit and make a left. After the roundabout, you will walk down the stairs. Cross the Fairbanks Ct Street and the restaurant will be on your left hand side. 

*LAO SZE CHUAN

  • Price Range: $10-$50
  • Phone: (312) 595- 0888
  • Address: 520 N Michigan Avenue
  • Direction from InterContinental: Located on the 4th floor of the The Shops at Northbridge directly across the hotel
Pizza & Hot Dogs

Pizza Options

GINO’S EAST (Deep Dish Pizza)

  • Price Range: $15-$30
  • Phone: (312) 266-3337
  • Address: 162 E. Superior Street
  • Direction from InterContinental: Walk out the front doors and turn right walk five blocks on Michigan Ave to Superior Street. Turn right at Superior Street and walk 1 block to St. Clair Street. Gino’s is on your left side. 

GIORDANO’S (Stuffed Pizza)

  • Price Range: $15-$30
  • Phone: (312) 951-0747
  • Address: 720 N. Rush Street
  • Direction from InterContinental: Walk out the front doors and turn right walk four blocks on Michigan Avenue to Superior Street. Turn left at Superior Street and walk 1 block. Rush Giordano’s is on your right side. 

*LOU MALNATI’S (Classic & Chicago Style Pizza)

  • Price Range: $15-$30
  • Phone: (312) 858-5600
  • Address: 410 N. Michigan Avenue
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the front door and turn left, cross the street at the cross walk to the opposite side of Michigan Avenue. 

*PIZZERIA UNO (Chicago Style Pizza)

  • Price Range: $15-$30
  • Phone: (312) 321-1000
  • Address: 29 E. Ohio Street
  • Directions from InterContinenta: Walk out the front door and turn right. Walk one block to Ohio Street. and turn left. Walk 2 blocks to Wabash Street. 

Chicago Hot Dogs

PORTILLO’S (Chicago Hot Dogs and Italian Beef)

  • Price Range: $10-$20
  • Phone: (312) 587-8910
  • Address: 100 W. Ontario Street
  • Directions from InterContinental: Turn right out the front doors and continue on Michigan Avenue for 2 blocks, then turn left on Ontario Street. Walk 5 blocks to the corner of Ontario and Clark, Portillo’s is on the right hand side at 100 W Ontario.

AL’S BEEF (Chicago Hot Dogs & Italian Beef)

  • Price Range: $10-$20
  • Phone: (312) 943-3222
  • Address: 548 N Wells Street
  • Directions from InterContinental: Turn right out the front doors and continue on Michigan Avenue for 2 blocks. Turn left at Ontario. Walk 7 blocks to the corner of Ontario and Wells, Al’s is on the left side. 

DOWNTOWN DOGS (Polishes, Brats, and other Chicago Favorites)

  • Price Range: $3-$7
  • Phone: (312) 951-5141
  • Address: 804 N. Rush Street
  • Directions from InterContinental: Walk out the front door and turn right. Walk 6 blocks to Chicago Avenue. Turn left walk 1 block to Rush Street and turn right. Downtown Dogs will be on your left. 

Schedule at a Glance

The Schedule at a Glance has not yet been finalized. Please check back later for further updates!

Sponsors/Exhibitors

For more information about sponsoring and/or exhibiting at the conference, please contact: Corporate Liasons Delton Gordon (d[email protected])