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May 28, 2024

Early Registration Deadline

June 14, 2024

Regular Registration Deadline

July 2, 2024

Last Day to Register

The Summit – 2024 NASPA VPSA Summer Convening

Division/Group Events

In July 2024, NASPA’s VPSA-exclusive summit heads to Washington, DC for three days of learning and networking in a setting carefully designed to facilitate peer-to-peer exploration of the most pressing current and emerging challenges facing student affairs leaders and other campus executives, their institutions, and higher education more broadly. The Summit will also provide the rare opportunity for reflection and rejuvenation in a community of peers. More information about this unique executive education offering will be available soon, but, for now, mark your calendars and plan to attend.

Participation in The Summit – 2024 NASPA VPSA Summer Convening is limited to the highest-ranking student affairs officer at the institution.

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About

As the vice president for student affairs, every day you face complex and rapidly changing challenges that impact students, staff in your division, the institution, and sometimes society more broadly. This difficult work, while approached as an institutional leader who is part of an executive team or cabinet, can often feel isolating for the singular most senior student affairs officer on campus. The Summit – NASPA VPSA Summer Convening will provide a rare opportunity for a group of peer VPSAs to tackle as a learning community some of the seemingly intractable and enduring problems confronting student affairs and higher education as well as the emerging challenges facing today’s higher education leaders.

 

What to Expect

NASPA is committed to providing an opportunity for this VPSA learning community to address the most timely and relevant topics, so the final agenda will emerge with input by program registrants as The Summit approaches. We can expect that topics like workforce and workplace issues, a head-spinning public policy environment, legislative intrusion into institutional affairs, AI implications, student unrest, growing student mental health concerns, shrinking resources, new and emerging needs related to shifting student demographics – to name a few – will continue to be top of mind for VPSA attendees and engaged during the program. We expect that approximately

 

  • One-third of our time together will involve structured, interactive sessions led by seasoned presenters on topics that are highly relevant for participants;

  • One-third will be spent in semi-structured, facilitated and collaborative engagement opportunities on topics largely suggested by participants prior to and during the program; and

  • One-third, usually over meals, will allow for unstructured interaction and the development of a reliable, go-to peer network.

 

The Summit conveners are committed to providing a positive learning environment that will allow, indeed require, all participants to contribute to the group’s learning and to creating an experience that results in your returning to campus better informed, better connected, and better prepared to lead change on your campus. Please join us for this very special, VPSA-exclusive program in July in Washington, DC for what promises to be an enriching learning and networking opportunity!

 

 

Co-Conveners

The Summit will be convened and facilitated by three seasoned and accomplished vice presidents for student affairs who will rely on the deep engagement of VPSA attendees to contribute to the success of the learning community.

 

 

 

Schedule

The Summit conveners are committed to designing and experience that is timely and relevant for attendees. As details of the schedule become available, they will be added here. The schedule presented here is subject to changes.

Sunday
July 7
Monday
July 8
Tuesday
July 9
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM

Check- In

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Summit Program

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Wellness activity

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Networking Reception

7:30 PM

Dinner

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast (with discussion options)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Summit Program

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Opportunity

7:00 PM

Dinner Groups (optional but encouraged)

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast (with discussion options)

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Summit Program

Registration

Participation in this institute is limited to the highest-ranking student affairs officer at the institution. VPSAs in interim roles are eligible to attend.

 

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 $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! If you are experiencing financial hardship, you may qualify for a NASPA Foundation Membership Scholarship to help with the cost of membership dues.

 

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

 

The last day to register is July 2, 2024.

 

 

Venue

Westin
The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
1400 M Street NW
Washington, DC, 2002

 

All conference activities will take place at the The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendee lodging at the The Westin Washington D.C. City Center at $189/night (not including state and local taxes).  

Book Hotel Here!

Additional Information

Parking
Arrive to Westin Washington D.C. in style and enjoy complimentary valet parking at our hotel in Washington D.C.
How to Book
Be sure that the Promotional Code appears in the Corporate/Promotional code box when making your online reservation, or call 800-228-9290 and ask for the promotional code. For toll-free numbers outside the US please visit Global Reservation Numbers
Need to Know
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Promotional Code: PSFWhat's this? The promotional code is associated with a special offer or rate and will be applied when your book this offer. Please reference this code when calling the Customer Engagement Center
  • Valid stay dates: June 16, 2023 - May 31, 2024
Travel

The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center is serviced by 3 airports

 

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Distance from property: 6 Miles

 

Washington Dulles International Airport

Distance from Property: 28 Miles

 

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Distance from property: 33 Miles 

 

 

Sponsors

To learn about sponsorship opportunities for The Summit – 2024 NASPA VPSA Summer Convening, please contact Fred Comparato at 614-204-5994 or at [email protected].

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!