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2024 NASPA Region II Annual Conference

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Join NASPA Region II in Philadelphia in 2024! 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.

Many thanks to our host institution, The University of Pennsylvania, for generously providing space on your campus for this year's 2024 Annual Regional Conference! 

Presented By

Region 2

Registration Remains Open

Login and register today to join us in Philadelphia, June 3-5!



Registration Fees

*Tentative and subject to change
Graduate Student
Graduate Student
Early Bird 
(February 12 - April 14, 2024)
(April 15 - May 20, 2024)
Late / Onsite
(May 21 - June 5, 2024)


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 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, 2024, 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

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. 

Local Accommodations & Preferred Lodging

Name of Establishment
Preferred Lodging for Conference
Estimated Nightly Rate
Parking Daily Rate
Local Address
Distance to UPenn
The Sheraton University City**
Yes – booking link here

3549 Chestnut Street

 Philadelphia, PA 19104

0.4 miles 
Google Maps
The Inn at Penn**
Yes – booking link here

3600 Sansom Street

Philadelphia, PA, 19104

0.4 miles 
Google Maps
The Study

20 S 33rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

0.4 miles 
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Homewood Suites University City

4109 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

0.3 miles 
Google Maps

 **Indicates a room block for NASPA Region II Annual Regional Conference, first come-first served until sold out.**



We encourage conference attendees to consider joining us on Monday, June 3, 2024 for one of our engaging Pre-Conferences: 

Pre-Conferences wil be held from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. More information and detailed schedule forthcoming. 

Log-in and Register for 2024 NASPA Region II Annual Conference

Featured Speakers

This year’s conference will feature two dynamic and engaging conference speakers. 

Dr. Jon Paul Higgins

Read their full bio here

Dr. Jon Paul Higgins, national speaker, freelance journalist, thought leader, and media critic, will kick off the conference at the Opening Session on June 3rd.


Dr. Rebekah Taussig

Read her full bio here

On June 4th, join us for a practical look at inclusion through the unique lens of Dr. Rebekah Taussig, mom, wife, disability advocate, educator with a Ph.D. in creative nonfiction and disability services, and author of Sitting Pretty. 


*Subject to change

Preview our accepted Educational Programs! This list will continuously be updated.

Day 1
June 3
Day 2
June 4
Day 3
June 5
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Pre-Conference Check-in

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sensory Space Open

Generously sponsored by NYU Student Affairs

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Volunteer Central Open

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Conference Registration & Information Desk Open

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

1:00 PM - 3:15 PM

University of Pennsylvania Campus Tours


Campus Tours will depart from Bodek Lounge at 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM and 2:30 PM, and will last approximately 45-minutes in length. The tours will take a quick loop around the campus, highlight a few fun facts, and will show exactly where the Graduate School of Education (GSE) building is, which is where we will be doing educational sessions on Tuesday, June 4th. If you'd like to join a Campus Tour, please meet at the Information Desk in Bodek Lounge 5 minutes before the tour is scheduled to depart.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

NASPA Networking Sessions


Connect with colleagues at one of our networking sessions, topics include: 

  • Parenting & Caregiving 
  • Supervising Across Generations
  • Meet & Greet with NASPA Leadership (learn about volunteer opportunities!)
  • Launching Your Student Affairs Career

All Networking Sessions are designed for you to pop in and out, you do not need to attend for the full two hours.

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Coffee / Snack Break

Take a break and revujenate! This break is generously sponsored by Penn Dining.

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

First-Time Attendees (FTA) Meeting


Connect and engage with other First Time Region II Attendees (FTAs) before the full conference experience kicks off! The first 250 FTAs will receive a special gift, while supplies last.

This event is sponsored by Promotions & Unicorns, Too.

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Welcome & Opening Keynote


The NASPA II conference planning committee and Region II Advisory Board are excited to welcome you to this year's annual, regional conference. Following the welcome, our opening session keynote, Dr. Jon Paul Higgins, will discuss the importance of showing up in the workplace as our best and most authentic selves. Using their personal journey as inspiration, they will bring insight into tapping into your personal power. Specifically, they will discuss how we model personal power and authenticity while modeling and sharing that knowledge with our students and why it’s important. Dr. Higgins’ opening remarks will end with an audience Q & A.

This session is generously sponsored by TimelyCare.

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome Reception


After our engaging Opening Session, we welcome all attendees to join us in the Perelman Quadrangle (outside of Houston Hall) for a festive carnival-style reception with fun activities, generously donated by Party Pros - East Coast. Philly-inspired light bites will be available and your first drink is on NASPA!

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Conference Registration & Information Desk Open

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Coffee / Snack Break


Take a break and revujenate! This break is generously sponsored by Balfour & Co.

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sensory Space Open

Generously sponsored by NYU Student Affairs

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Volunteer Central Open

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Educational Programming Session

hosted within the Graduate School of Education (GSE)

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM

Educational Programming Session

hosted within the Graduate School of Education (GSE)

11:20 AM - 12:20 PM

Educational Programming Session

hosted within the Graduate School of Education (GSE)

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM

Featured Speaker Keynote


Dr. Rebekah Taussig, the author of Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body, will challenge your thinking about disability on college campuses from a broad perspective of both physically different and neurodivergent individuals. Using her sense of humor and story-telling style, Taussig invites us to think about how students with visible and invisible disabilities could be more included on campuses. She will share from her unique lens what the current experience is like and what it would take to make colleges more inclusive. She will offer practical suggestions and take questions from the audience. Dr. Taussig will also be available for a meet-and-greet following her presentation in Cafe '58, Irvine Auditorium.

This session is generously sponsored by APB Speakers.

1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Meet and Greet with Dr. Rebekah Taussig


Join Dr. Taussig after her presentation in the Cafe '58, in Irvine Auditorium, for an informal Meet and Greet. Audience members can ask follow-up questions and continue the conversation with Dr. Taussig on campus inclusivity for students with visible and invisible disabilities.

3:10 PM - 4:10 PM

Educational Programming Session

hosted within the Graduate School of Education (GSE)

4:20 PM - 5:20 PM

Educational Programming Session

hosted within the Graduate School of Education (GSE)

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Coffee / Snack Break

Take a break and revujenate! 

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Evening Social


Watch the sunset and the Phillies game on the big screen while you mix and mingle with colleagues at the Sunset Social space at Cira Green. This is the best view of the Philly skyline and a gorgeous setting to unwind, relax, and catch up with your NASPA colleagues! Light bites will be available, and your first drink is on NASPA!

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Volunteer Central Open

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sensory Space Open

Generously sponsored by NYU Student Affairs

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Educational Programming Session

hosted within the Graduate School of Education (GSE)

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM

Educational Programming Session

hosted within the Graduate School of Education (GSE)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Closing Session & Panel Discussion

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

To-Go Lunch & Travel Safe Snack Bar


Corporate Sponsor Packages

NASPA Region II Conference: Philadelphia (June 2024)


Sponsorship Benefits

  1. Speaking and networking opportunity during an exclusive access event with Vice Presidents/Associate Vice Presidents on List C, below.

  2. Access to the conference attendee mailing list.

  3. Public recognition or speaking opportunity during a conference signature event on List B, below.

  4. Opportunity to host or co-host a conference educational session.

  5. Elevated brand recognition via MyNASPA App main screen, rotating banner.

  6. Being linked to the event in conference publications and promotions using multiple modalities, including social media and conference emails. 

  7. Public recognition during a reception or constituent gathering, list A, below.

  8. Brand recognition via your organizational logo on Region II conference mobile app and Region II websites.

  9. Included conference registrations (the number is dependent on sponsorship level), allowing you to participate in learning alongside Student Affairs educators.

  10. Opportunity to host a Late Night social (after 9 PM) that will be promoted in the conference schedule.

  11. 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.

  12. Accessibility to the key decision-makers and influencers at colleges and universities.

  13. Increased visibility and exposure of your products and services. 


Diamond Level ($10,000)

  • Bullets 1-13

  • Conference registration for up to four representatives 


Platinum Level ($5,000)

  • Bullets 2-13

  • Conference registration for up to three representatives 


Silver Level ($2,500)

  • Bullets 6-13

  • Conference registration for up to two representatives


Bronze Level ($1,000)

  • Bullets 8-13

  • Conference registration for one representative


Non-Exhibiting Institute or Graduate Program Promotion ($200)

  • 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. 

Conference reception/constituent events able to be sponsored (List A)
Coffee break (multiple options)
Snack break/truck (multiple options)
First-time attendees welcome
Topical Networking sessions (multiple options)
Conference Sensory Space 
Signature conference events able to be sponsored (List B)
Conference-wide speaker events (opening, keynote, closing)
Signature Evening Socials (multiple options)
New Professional & Graduate Student Pre-conference
Mid-Managers Pre-conference
Exclusive Access Sponsored Event (List C)
VPSA/AVP Pre-conference Luncheon
VPSA/AVP Reception


In Kind Sponsorships

  • Region II welcomes the opportunity to partner with your organization on in-kind sponsorships and donations. We will work with you to determine a sponsorship level based on the value of your donation and you will receive all benefits noted in that level.


In-Kind Opportunities

Main Conference Giveaway Item

Pre-conference Giveaway Item

Promotional item in registration bags

Phone charging stations

Shirts for conference committee and regional board

Food or beverage items for socials

Sound and/or lighting equipment/assistance 

Use of venue/space

Local tours

Graduate Social Media Intern

The Conference Committee is sponsoring a graduate student social media intern for this year's annual regional conference! In exchange for conference registration, the intern will be responsible for promoting conference activities and experiences on our social media channels.


Region II Conference Registration Scholarship

Are you seeking additional funding to attend the Regional Conference? NASPA Region II has your back! 

We’re pleased to announce that Region II is sponsoring up to 10 scholarships for our upcoming conference registration fee geared towards graduate students and new to mid-level professionals. This opportunity is only available to Region II Members; individuals will be responsible for meals, transportation, lodging, and other experiences in Philadelphia.  

Call for Educational Programs

Presenting at the conference is a great opportunity to engage with your peers, share best practices, and highlight the good work that's taking place at institutions across our region. The success of the regional conference is based on your engagement and participation, so we encourage student affairs professionals at all levels—whether you are a graduate student and emerging practitioner or a seasoned, senior-level professional—to submit a proposal. Your contributions are invaluable to the conference and to the student affairs profession.

The deadline to submit a proposal for consideration has passed (Friday, February 9, 2024). 


Program submissions are being accepted for the following program formats:

  • General Interest Session (60 minutes): Traditional program sessions designed to be lectures or interactive conversations between presenters and participants to share best practices, research, skills, and competencies.  

  • Panel/Roundtable (60 minutes): Structured, moderated conversations that bring together multiple practitioners and a moderator to explore a particular topic, share perspectives, and engage in discourse.  This format is intended to be more of a dialogue among the panelists and with the participants.  

  • Extended Learning Session (120 minutes): Extended sessions in any format that are intended to serve as a deeper dive into important topics.  

Proposals ought to demonstrate a connection to the NASPA Region II mission statement: The mission of the NASPA Region II Conference is to connect members of the Region II student affairs community by creating a conference experience that integrates integrity, innovation, inclusion, and inquiry. We strive to help participants create networks to share the rewards and challenges of educating college students.

Program Reviewers

Interested in helping to contribute to a dynamic educational programming schedule? Volunteer to be a program proposal reviewer. We anticipate volunteers to be assigned between 7 to 10 proposals for review, with approximately 10 days to complete their assignment. Questions? Contact [email protected] for more information. 


Many thanks to our host institution:

The University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) 

Primary Campus Locations: 

Website: https://www.upenn.edu/


Conference Committee

We are grateful for the volunteer service of the 2024 Conference Committee members. Their names, committee assignments, and institutions will soon listed below: 

Sam Harvey Assessment Pratt Institute
Whitney Hedgepeth Chief of Staff Teachers College, Columbia University
Eric Cottrell Co-Chair University of Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Koch Co-Chair Carnegie Mellon University
Brian Samble Corporate Sponsorships Lafeyette College
Michael Thompkins Corporate Sponsorships Chestnut Hill College
Diane D'Arcangelo Featured Speakers West Chester University
Jen Ciaccio First Time Attendees University of Pennsylvania
Andre Turner First Time Attendees Rowan College at Burlington County
Maggie Lewis Local Arrangements Temple University
Taylor Maultz Local Arrangements Hofstra University
Kelsey Frank Marketing & Promotions West Chester University
Shadlyne St. Fleur Marketing & Promotions Seton Hall University
Patrick Bussiere MyNASPA App La Roche University
Jeunelle Sanabria On-Site Logistics New York Institute of Technology
Christine Brown-Lawrence On-Site Logistics University of Pennsylvania
Tava Bingham Pre-Conference New York University
Colleen Eagan Pre-Conferene Carnegie Mellon University
Anna Zinko Pre-Conference Adelphi University
Francesca Pugh-Opher Educational Programming University of Pennsylvania
Sattik Sarkar Educational Programming Kean University
Mike Burgo Registration NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Samantha Smith Registration University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Meryl Stromberg Volunteer Coordinator Binghamton University
Vivian Bethea Volunteer Coordinator University of Maryland, Baltimore County