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2024 NASPA Region IV-West Conference

Regional Annual Conferences Regions Region IV-W

The NASPA Region IV-W Conference Committee invites you to join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico!  


Presented By

Region IV-W

Message from the Conference Chair

Conf Chair

We are excited to welcome you to Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 21-23 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Albuquerque for the 2024 Region IV-West Conference.  Attending the Region IV-West Conference in Albuquerque is a fantastic opportunity to engage with professionals in the field of higher education while exploring the vibrant culture of the Land of Enchantment. There are several ways you can get involved with the conference:

Attend Program Sessions and Keynote Speakers

Networking Events


Social Media Engagement

By actively participating in the conference, whether through attending sessions, networking, volunteering presenting, or engaging on social media, you can make the most of your conference experience and contribute to the success of the event.

Alyssa Wendel, M.S.E.

Conference Registration

Click here for registration:  https://engage.naspa.org/NC__Event?id=a0lVH000000KIYfYAO


Early bird rate will run until August 1, 2024—Member $350, non-member $450, grad/undergraduate student $200


Regular rate—September 3, 2024—Member $375, non-member $475, grad/undergraduate student $200


Late rate—will run through October 22—Member $475, non-member $575, grad/undergraduate student $200

Hotel Information

Please note, accommodations for the dates of our 2024 Annual Regional Conference are limited; we highly encourage attendees to make lodging arrangements as soon as possible to ensure availability. 

  1. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Albuquerque
  2. Monday, October 6th at midnight–room block deadline
  3. Single/Double $169
  4. Room block link: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/albsmdt-saa-d10da364-cf31-41f1-806e-14c37875712e/

TENTATIVE Conference Schedule:

Monday, October 21st

8-11 am Pre-Cons

8-12 pm Case Study Competition

12:00 pm Lunch on your own

8-1 pm Registration Open

1:00 pm Opening Keynote

2:30 pm Talking Circles

3:30 pm Breakout

4:20 pm Snacks

4:45 pm Mindfulness activities

6:30 pm Opening Reception at the National Hispanic Cultural Center


Tuesday, October 22

9:00 am Keynote

10:45 am Talking Circles

11:45 am Lunch

1:00 pm Breakout

2:00 pm Breakout

3:00 pm Breakout

4:00 pm Mindfulness activities

6:00 pm Dinner on your own


Wednesday, October 23

9:00 am Breakout

10:00 am Breakout

11:00 am Closing Keynote & Brunch

12:30 pm Conference Concludes



We are Drs. Kimberly Blea and Amy Sellers, who are the co-chairs for the Region IV-West Awards! Awards are an important opportunity to recognize our members for their accomplishments as a part of our NASPA IV-West community. We want to invite you to submit an award, open now and due by Friday August 2, 2024.  You can submit your award here:


Here are some important considerations as you prepare your nomination. 

October 21-23, 2024, Albuquerque, NM

The NASPA Region IV-West Conference Committee invites you to join us in Albuquerque on October 21-23, 2024, to enrich experiences as we nurture wellness and social change in the Land of Enchantment. We are hopeful most award recipients and nominators can attend in person, but if that is not the case, we can ensure the winners receive their awards another way.

Types of NASPA IV-West Awards:

  • Individual Awards
    • Social Justice and Inclusion Award
    • Community College Professional Award
    • Support Staff Recognition Award
    • NUFP Champion Award
    • Distinguished Service Award
    • Outstanding New Professional Award
    • Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award
    • Outstanding Faculty Award
    • James J. Rhatigan Outstanding Dean Award
    • AVP/Senior Level Student Affairs Professional Award
    • Presidential Excellence Award
  • Rising Star Awards
    • New Professional Rising Star Awards
    • Graduate Student Rising Star Awards
    • Undergraduate Student Rising Star Awards
  • Program & Publication Awards
    • Innovative Program Award
    • Publication Awards
      • Campus-Based Publication Award
      • Campus-Based Literature/Research Award publications
      • Campus-Based Video/Computer Software Award

Call for Award Reviewers

We are also searching for volunteers to review 3-5 award nominations. To volunteer to serve as an award reviewer, visit:


For questions, please contact, Conference Programs Co-Chairs, Drs. Kimberly Blea ([email protected]) & Amy Sellers ([email protected]).



Things To Do in Albuquerque

We are so excited to welcome you to the Land of Enchantment and want your stay in the Duke City to be memorable. Click below on some great links of attratction all within 15 minutes or less from the hotel. 

Albuquerque 365

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Sandia Peak Tramway

Old Town Albuquerque

Sawmill Market

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science