The NASPA Annual Conference is the premier student affairs professional development event.

With over 7,000 student affairs educators, the NASPA Annual Conference is the largest event of its kind. With featured speakers who engage participants in thoughtful reflection on the field, hundreds of educational sessions presented by student affairs educators, and networking events that both engage and inspire us to do our work on campus, this event is one not to be missed!

This experience also includes professional development specifically tailored to first-generation student success through pre-conference workshops, education sessions, networking opportunities, and more.

Plan Your Experience

NASPA and the 2022 Conference Leadership Committee are hard at work with the Baltimore Convention and Visitors Bureau and our hotel partners to ensure we provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees. We will continue to follow and implement evolving safety protocols, and will make sure to keep you updated on any format changes. We know it's been a long wait, and we’re eager to reunite you with your peers and colleagues for three days of knowledge-sharing and relationship-building.

Learn More

The First-gen Session Guide is now available for your review, begin mapping your #NASPA22 experience.


The 2022 NASPA Annual Conference registration and housing are open.


Check out Plan Your Experience for information about our official conference hotels.
To support NASPA members who are not able to travel to Baltimore, the Conference Leadership Committee is also creating the NASPA Virtual Experience. Registration for this opportunity is also now open. For more information, please visit our NASPA Virtual Experience page.

*Registration fees are dependent on member status.

Be sure to review the full 2022 NASPA Annual Conference registration page for information about non-member, student, emeritus, and NUFP fellow rates, the registration and cancellation policies, and more.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Navigating Mid-Level Transitions as First-generation Professionals
Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (local time)

This 3-hour pre-conference workshop led by authors of the book, First-Generation Professionals in Higher Education: Strategies for the World of Work, will explore the navigational capital of first-generation professionals. Familiar with the research of scholars studying first-generation college students, presenters recognize the first-generation identity continues beyond college.

As first-generation professionals navigate mid-level career transitions, strategies focused on resilience, financial literacy, storytelling/narratives, networking and mentoring help a first-generation professional set aspirational goals and achieve career success.

Add PC-24 to your registration for an additional $50 (member fee).


Mary Blanchard Wallace, PhD, Editor and Author, First-Generation Professionals in Higher Education: Strategies for the World of Work; Assistant Vice President for Student Experience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
John R. Jones III, PhD, Chapter Author, Money Management: Understanding Personal Finances; Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Robin Williamson, PhD, Chapter Author, Empowerment through Mentoring; Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Central Arkansas
La’Tonya Rease-Miles, PhD, Chapter Author, Resilience: First-generation Professionals Persist; Dean of Student Affairs at Menlo College

Core Content Areas

The 2022 Conference Leadership Committee seeks conference proposals focusing on the four core content areas:

- Developing a Healing and Restorative Community

- Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Moving from Dialogue to Action

- Reinventing Student Affairs for the Next Decade

- Investing in Student-ready Framework

Call For Programs & Reviewers

The call for programs and call for reviewers for the 2022 NASPA Annual Conference will is closed.



  • August 2: Call for Programs & Reviewers application open
  • September 3: Pre-conference workshop submissions are due
  • September 7: Pre-conference workshop review assignments emailed to pre-con reviewers
  • September 9: Call for Programs & Reviewers application deadline
  • September 13: Assingments emailed to all reviewers
  • September 17: Pre-conference workshop review deadline
  • September 27: Program review deadline
  • Late-October: Coordinating presenters notified of prgoram status


How do we shift our mindset to let go of student affairs nostalgia and prepare ourselves for what students need in this moment and moving forward? Submit your proposal and help your colleagues advance their understanding.

The Call for Program is closed.


As a program reviewer, your comments will help to shape the content of the conference, and provide valuable professional development for everyone who submitted a proposal.

The Call for Reviewers is closed