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2023 NASPA Region II Annual Conference

Division/Group Events Health, Safety, and Well-being Student Success Civic Engagement Financial Wellness Career and Workforce Development Policy and Advocacy Supporting the Profession Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice Region II AVP or "Number Two" Faculty Graduate Mid-Level New Professional Senior Level Undergraduate VP for Student Affairs

Join us as NASPA Region II heads back to New York City for the first time since 2018! Be a part of a signature professional development experience as we share innovative ideas, explore emerging topics in student affairs, and develop professional connections at the annual NASPA Region II Conference. This experience will give student affairs professionals the opportunity to strengthen skills, acquire knowledge, and develop meaningful connections with peers and colleagues.


Registration is now LIVE -- Early-bird rates will expire on April 15, 2023


Presented By

Region 2

Featured Speakers

Steve Burns


Actor, Steve from Blue’s Clues, and Musician

Read his bio here


Dr. Ilyasah Shabazz


Daughter of Malcolm X, Professor, and Author
Read her bio here




Please peruse the tentative schedule for the NASPA Region II Conference at Pace University in New York City!

Day 1
June 5
Day 2
June 6
Day 3
June 7

Schedule details, including locations, can be found in the NASPA app. 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Pre-Conference Check-In

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pre-Conference: New Professionals & Graduate Students

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pre-Conference: Mid-Level Managers

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pre-Conference: Senior Student Affairs Officers (SSAO) & Assistant Vice Presidents (AVP)

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SUNY VP Meeting

1:00 PM - 4:30 AM

Pre-Conference: VPSA/AVP Institute

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Conference Registration & Information Desk Open

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

First Time Attendees Meeting

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Welcome & Opening Keynote

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception (on-site)

9:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Late Night Gathering (off-site)

Schedule details, including location, can be found in the NASPA app.

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

SA Fit: Spin @ CycleBar Flatiron

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast on Your Own

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Conference Registration & Information Desk Open

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sensory Space Open

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SUNY Chief Student Affairs Officers Meeting

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Education Session Block 1

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Education Session Block 2

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Education Session Block 3

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Featured Speaker

2:45 PM - 3:35 PM

Education Session Block 4

3:45 PM - 4:35 PM

Education Session Block 5

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Happy Hour Snack Break

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Dinner on Your Own

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Evening Conference Social (off-site)

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Late Night Gathering (off-site)

Schedule details, including location, can be found in the NASPA app.

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

SA Fit: Brooklyn Bridge Walk

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast on Your Own

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Conference Registration & Information Desk Open

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sensory Space Open

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Exhibit Hall Open

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM

Education Session Block 6

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Education Session Block 7

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

Education Block Session 8

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Closing Session & Panel Discusssion

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Travel Safe Snack Bar


Pace University, NYC Campus

New York City, NY

One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038

In an effort to make this conference as accessible as possible, the Conference Committee is actively working to provide local and affordable hotel options near Pace University in addition to a limited number of bed spaces on-campus. Check back in January 2023 for information about hotels and on-campus accommodations.

Register Online for 2023 NASPA Region II Annual Conference


Conference registration is now open!

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 $80. If your institution is NOT a member, you can join as an associate affiliate member for $250. 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!

Registration Fees
Early Bird
(March 1 - April 15)
$275 $475 $125 $155 $200 $275
(April 16 - May 15)
$325 $525 $155 $186 $225 $300
(May 16 - June 7)
$395 $595 $205 $235 $250 $325


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.

Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by May 29, 2023, less a $50.00 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

If you have any additional questions, please email us at [email protected] 

Conference Housing & Hotels

On-Campus Housing 
We are pleased to announce that Region II has partnered with Pace University's Office of Residence Life to offer low-cost, on-campus housing. On-campus housing reservations are on a first-come, first-reserve basis and must be reserved before April 21, 2023. Please note, you must be registered for the conference in order to reserve a space. Failure to register for the conference before reserving on-campus housing will result in a reservation cancellation.  To make a reservation, please click here and you will be directed to Pace University's Housing Accomodation Request Form. 

 Cost Per Night:

  • Single Occupancy: $130.00
  • Double Occupancy: $90.00

Hotel Options
Pace University has established relationships with local hotels who have agreed to honor promotional codes for conference attendees. Please utilize the below information when booking. 

Name Address Promotional Code Hotel Star Avg/Night Distance from Pace
Moxy NYC Downtown** 26 Ann Street Special Rate Code: PU2 4-star hotel $365 avg/night 0.2 mile
Placemakr, Wall Street** 110 Wall Street Special Rate Code: PACEU22 4-star hotel $327.5 avg/night 0.6 mile
The Beekman 123 Nassau Street
Corporate Code: PACE 5-star hotel $609 avg/night 0.1 mile
Hampton Inn-Seaport 320 Pearl Street Corporate Account #0000925496 3-star hotel $290 avg/night 0.3 mile
Holiday Inn Financial District 51 Nassau Street Corporate ID #100203474 4-star hotel $261 avg/night 0.3 mile
Mint House Hotel 70 Pine Street Special Rate Code: UNIV 4-star hotel $377 avg/night 0.5 mile
Residence Inn by Marriott World Trade 170 Broadway at Maiden Lane Special Offer for Pace University –15% off Best Available Rate 4-star hotel $381 avg/night 0.3 mile
Soho 54 Hotel 54 Watts Street Promo Code: PACE 3-star hotel $275 avg/night 1.1 mile
**indicates verified hotel by conference committee


The 2023 NASPA Region II Conference will be at Pace University in New York City June 5-7th (Preconferences: 6/4-6/5; Conference: 6/5-6/7).  The conference will bring together at least 400 Student Affairs Professionals  for in person shared learning experiences, networking, and future planning.

Here is where you come in: As we look toward the 2023 Region II Conference, we invite YOU to be a key part of the conference by sharing your organization’s story, expanding your network/contacts, and engaging and building relationships with a broad range of decision makers and influencers on college and university campuses throughout Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. 

Sponsorship opportunities give you high visibility, many opportunities for relationship building, and the chance for positive ROI overall. Sponsorship benefits for the June 2023 conference (dependent on specific sponsorship levels) include the following:

  1. Public recognition or speaking opportunity during a conference signature event on List B, below.
  2. Opportunity to host or co-host a conference educational session.
  3. Access to the conference attendee mailing list.
  4. Company and Sponsorship signage in prominent and highly visible locations during the conference.
  5. Being linked to the event in conference publications and promotions using multiple modalities, including social media and conference emails. 
  6. Public recognition during a reception or constituent gathering, list A, below.
  7. Brand recognition via your organizational logo on Region II conference mobile app and Region II websites.
  8. Included conference registrations (the number is dependent on sponsorship level), allowing you to participate in learning alongside Student Affairs educators.
  9. Option to exhibit during the entire conference (one 6-foot table, two chairs, power access), including placement on conference “bingo” card to drive traffic to exhibitors
  10. Accessibility to the key decision-makers and influencers at colleges and universities
  11. Increased visibility and exposure of your products and services.
Conference reception/constituent events able to be sponsored (List A)
  • Coffee break (multiple options)
  • Snack break/truck (multiple options)
  • Late night social (multiple options)
Signature conference events able to be sponsored (List B)
  • Closing speaker panel
  • Evening On-Site Social at Pace
  • Evening Off-Site Social, Location TBD 
  • New Professional & Graduate Student Pre-conference
  • Networking lunch
  • Conference Sensory Space

What does it take?

Choose a sponsorship level and get ready to engage some amazing Student Affairs educators! 

  • Platinum: $4,000 - includes all listed sponsorship benefits, and conference registration for three participants. 
  • Silver: $2,500 - includes sponsorship benefits 4-11 (two opportunities in bullet 6), and conference registration for two participants.
  • Bronze: $1,000 - includes sponsorship benefits 6-11, conference registration for one participant.

Ready to set up on site?

Beyond the sponsorship opportunities, your company may consider being an exhibitor at the conference.  Exhibitors will be placed near heavily trafficked areas of the conference to help maximize visibility and contact.

Exhibitor Opportunities - includes benefits 8-11

  • NASPA Member Exhibitor Booth (includes one conference registration) - $500
  • Non-NASPA Member Exhibitor Booth (includes one conference registration) - $800

Graduate Program or Institute Looking to Promote?

Unable to come in person or commit to a larger sponsorship level? We invite you to be a part of a joint table promoting institutes and graduate programs directed towards student affairs professionals.

  • Non-exhibiting Institute or Graduate Program Promotion - $200

If you are interested in sponsoring our event, please fill out our Sponsorship Registration Form and a member of our team will get back to you shortly. For questions, please contact: Elizabeth Koch [email protected] or Paul Ferrante [email protected], Region II Conference Sponsorship Co-Chairs

Conference Committee

We are grateful for the volunteer service of the 2023 Conference Committee members. Their names, committee assignments, and institutions are listed below.




Severino Randazzo 2023 Conference Co-Chair Hofstra University
Tiffany Hughes 2023 Conference Co-Chair Columbia University School of Professional Studies
Scott Sheehan Assessment Rochester Institute of Technology
Eric Cottrell Chief of Staff University of Pennsylvania
Paul Ferrente Corporate Sponsorships New York Institute of Technology, Long Island
Elizabeth Koch Corporate Sponsorships Carnegie Mellon University
Melissa Mayard Featured Speakers Columbia University School of Professional Studies
Evelyn Ortega Featured Speakers New Jersey City University
Jamie Baldwin First Time Attendees New York University
Scott Siegel - Ortiz Local Arrangements Columbia Business School
Anna Zinko Local Arrangements Adelphi University
Whitney Hedgepeth Marketing & Promotions Teachers College, Columbia University
Patrick Bussiere MyNASPA App Westminster College
Sharne Dillard-Parrish On-Site Logistics Pace University
Gabrielle "Abby" Lester On-Site Logistics Pace University
Tava Bingham Pre-Conference New York University
Gustavo Nascimento Pre-Conference Syracuse University
Kim Harvey Programming Nazareth College
Michael Thompkins Programming Ursinus College
Ashley Adams Registration Community College of Baltimore County, Essex Campus
Elissa Donovan Registration & Virtual Engagement & Learning Hartwick College
Gabby Colageo Social Media Berklee College of Music
Kelsey Matukas Volunteer Coordinator West Chester University
Nicole Zisa Volunteer Coordinator Columbia Business School