The 2021 NASPA Virtual First-generation Student Success Conference, as part of the NASPA Virtual Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education, will convene scholars and practitioners from June 26-30, 2021, to discuss how higher education professionals across the academy can develop effective approaches to support and improve the outcomes of first-generation college students.

The NASPA Virtual Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education convenes the student success-focused community to engage in important professional development, exchange innovative ideas, and network with peers. You will engage with content from the Assessment Persistence, and Data Analytics Conference, the inaugural Dismantling Systemic Barriers to Student Success Conference, and the First-generation Student Success Conference in a virtual event platform.

About the First-generation Student Success Conference

The NASPA Virtual Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education convenes the student success-focused community to engage in important professional development, exchange innovative ideas, and network with peers. Through an exciting new virtual platform, you will engage with content from the Assessment, Persistence, and Data Analytics Conference, the inaugural Dismantling Systemic Barriers to Student Success Conference, and the First-generation Student Success Conference without the need to travel.

In addition to a robust selection of educational programming, the virtual conference will offer multiple dynamic keynotes, thought-provoking pre-conference workshops, virtual exhibit hall offerings, and real-time active engagement.

The NASPA Virtual Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education is your opportunity to take a cross-functional approach to student success when it has never been more important.


ATTEND THE FIRST-GENERATION STUDENT SUCCESS CONFERENCE TO:
  • Understand the lived experiences and vast intersectionality of first-generation college students across academic years, institutional types, and sectors.

  • Discuss systemic and institutional barriers first-generation students face in higher education and identify asset-based strategies.

  • Identify and utilize strategies for supporting first-generation students and bridging gaps in cultural capital through asset-based programmatic approaches, services, and skill-building.

  • Discuss and implement approaches for creating an engaged campus community that identifies, supports, and celebrates first-generation college students.

  • Recognize and engage with scholarly literature and current research critical to understanding and advancing first-generation student outcomes.

  • Consider evaluation, assessment, and data strategies for understanding and improving institutional and programmatic first-generation initiatives.

Benefits

The 2021 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference will offer an innovative way to engage remotely through:

- Multiple days of curated content facilitated by subject-matter experts from all three conference tracks.

- Opportunities to engage and network with other attendees.

- Educational sessions, connections to presenters and attendees, and access to resources.

- An exhibit hall for real-time engagement with sponsors & exhibitors.

- Thoughtful presentations from featured speakers to strengthen your knowledge base.

We hope you’ll join us!

Call for Programs

Call for Programs

We welcome you to submit proposals sharing evidence-based practices with a delivery that will engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide meaningful content to advance institutional efforts.

Submit your Proposal by March 12

Call for Reviewers

Reviewing programs is an excellent opportunity to give back to the profession and get a sneak peek at programs that will be potentially featured.

Apply by March 12

Call for Subcommittee Members

Are interested in taking a leadership role in the event planning and execution, apply today and become part of a #SSHE21 subcommittee.

Apply by February 19

Registration

One registration grants access to conference speakers, sessions, and special features from all three conferences!
When registering, please select the conference that best aligns with your interests.

Conference Registration Fees

Early Registration
January 20 - April 30, 2021
Regular Registration
May 1 - June 11, 2021
Late Registration
June 12 - June 25, 2021
NASPA Member
$155
NASPA Member
$185
NASPA Member
$215
NASPA Non-member
$255
NASPA Non-member
$285
NASPA Non-member
$315
NASPA Student Member
$75
NASPA Student Member
$85
NASPA Student Member
$95
Register

Pre-Conference Fees

Half-day (2-hours)
Early Registration
January 20 - April 30, 2021
Regular Registration
May 1 - June 11, 2021
Late Registration
June 12 - June 25, 2021
Member and Non-Member Price
$20 $30 $40
Full-day (4-hours)
Early Registration
January 20 - April 30, 2021
Regular Registration
May 1 - June 11, 2021
Late Registration
June 12 - June 25, 2021
Member and Non-Member Price
$40 $50 $60

 

Registration is based on individual membership status. If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join NASPA as an individual member at a reduced rate of $75. By becoming a NASPA member and securing the member registration rate, you save $35 compared to registering at the non-Member registration rate.

If your institution is NOT a member, you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then register at the individual member rate for conference registration. Visit the membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.

NASPA Foundation Professional Devleopment Access Scholarships

The NASPA Foundation, in partnership with NASPA, is excited to share a new scholarship opportunities designed to keep NASPA members connected to the field and the Association during the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Donor gifts have allowed for scholarships to directly support NASPA membership as well as conference registrations for select NASPA workshops.

These access scholarships will fund a conference registration up to the regular member registration rate for the events listed below. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis in the order in which they are received. Applicants will be contacted within two weeks of their submission and scholarship will remain available until funding is expended.

Eligibility Requirements
 
  • Scholarships are open for any NASPA member in need with preference given to individuals recently furloughed, partially furloughed, laid-off, and/or recently graduated without employment.
  • Registration will cover up to the regular registration rate for members.
 
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Registration Policy

Be sure to carefully review the registration policy information below.

  • Payment

    Please note that there is no "Bill Me" option in the registration. The online registration system will accept the following credit cards for payment:

    • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express

    Changes in payment method or credit card after the initial payment is processed are NOT permitted. Please be sure that you are using the appropriate credit card for this transaction.

    It is preferred that registration be paid by credit card. If this is not possible for you because of your institutional policies, please email sshe@naspa.org to request an invoice for check payments.

    Please note, all registrations needing to be paid by check must be submitted by June 1, 2021. All check payments must then be received within 30 days or your order will be canceled.

  • Substitutions

    Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to refund@naspa.org.

  • Refund

    Registration Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/refund deadline less a $50.00 administrative fee is May 7, 2021. This program may be canceled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel-related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues. Please click here to submit a refund request. Refunds will not be processed after May 7, 2021 for any reason.

    Individual NASPA memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

    Please allow 30 business days for processing. To inquire about the status of a refund after 10 business days, please send an email to refund@naspa.org.

    Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

    Additional Membership Questions? Please contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail to events@naspa.org.

Future Locations

The 2021 First-generation Student Success Conference will be a virtual conference. More information will soon be shared about the virtual conference platform. View the future conference venues below: