2018 NASPA Annual Conference

Innovation Station

Innovate.  Make it new.  Figure it out. it with less.  

Sound familiar? The 2018 NASPA Annual Conference is proud to bring you a super-sized Innovation Area, a learning space devoted to innovation in our profession. Presenters are hand-picked and will provide new ways of thinking about common and uncommon issues on our campuses.  

The Innovation Station will feature four unique program types, in addition to dozens of educational sessions from NASPA members, like you, who are innovating in their daily practice:

Innovation Ignition Conversations are small group round-table discussions based on prompts created to cultivate conversation. As a part of the Innovation Hub/Station, this experience will occur in an open space where you can join other conference attendees for interactive experiences revolving around multiple topics that impact our work such as technology, social justice, and collaboration. It will be an opportunity to spark new ideas and discuss potential ones you have about these areas that influence our day-to-day and in Student Affairs. If you are looking for a more intimate way to connect and engage at the 2018 Annual Conference, this is for you! Join other attendees to stimulate new ideas and insight into topics related to our work. Come pick a prompt card, meet someone new, get inspired, and start thinking outside the box!

Shark Tank will help you tailor your research idea, dissertation thought, or program focus based on the feedback from experts in the field. You present the idea, our sharks will tell you exactly what they think of it! Seating is limited for these sessions.

Show & Tell Your Tech is a space where you can learn about new technology through engaging demonstrations. Student Affairs educators will experience how technology can support their work as educators. From paid platforms that are widely used in higher education to free social media systems, this hands on opportunity will help you actively incorporate technology into your daily routine.

#SocialMediaDialogues will discuss contemporary topics and issues being discussed on social media platforms.  Topics will include online student activism, awareness-raising regarding social issues such as mental health and sexual harassment, and online callout culture.