Grand Rapids, Michigan
April 20-22, 2018

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December 2017 Reumors!

THANK YOU for coming to Spokane for NCSA 2017!

CLICK HERE to go to the 2017 Conference Page - handouts from Workshops, Meet the Pros, Hall of Ideas now available!

CLICK HERE to view this year's Parade Of Ideas!

Interested in SPEAKING at our National Conference on Student Activities? CLICK HERE for our Speaker Application!

Dr. Earl Reum (1931-2010)
Founder of NAWD, inspiration for student leaders & advisors...

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Earl Reum: Speaker, Educator, Mentor

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Jim Finnemeyer
NAWD Executive Director

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Spring Advisors Workshop

April 20-22, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Join us!

We are excited to introduce our new Spring Advisors Workshop! Join us on the weekend of April 20-22 in Grand Rapids for a special weekend of resources, networking and great ideas on Student Activities to take back to your school. This event, a revival of the "Fly-In" concept from many years ago, is not another NCSA - rather it is a different type of experience that provides an additonal opportunity for advisors in ALL types of Student Activities to come together and learn from experts in the field as well as each other. We hope to see you there...

Tentative Schedule

Friday April 20

  • 6:00 p.m. - Registration
  • 7:00 p.m. - Welcome & Overview
  • 7:15 p.m. - Activity Demonstration & Participation
  • 9:00 p.m. - A Taste of Michigan (hospitality)

Saturday April 21

  • 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. - General Session - Kevin Sutton, "Legal Issues & Student Activities"
  • 10:55 a.m. - Breakout Session #1
  • 11:40 a.m. - Lunch & NAWD Update
  • 12:55 p.m. - Breakout Session #2
  • 1:45 p.m. - Breakout Session #3
  • 2:35 p.m. - Breakout Session #4
  • 3:25 p.m. - Roundtables
  • 4:00 p.m. - Mini-versity
  • Evening - Dinner on your own...explore Grand Rapids

Sunday April 22

  • 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 8:45 a.m. - General Session - Dave Conlon, "Advising & Ideas From Across The Border"
  • 10:15 a.m. - Evaluations & Closing

Registration Fees

Early Bird (until February 28) $165
Regular (March 1-31) $175
Late (April 1-15) $190
On Site (April 20) $200
State Executive Director/NASSCED (until March 31) $125
Saturday ONLY $125

Online registration is now open; use the link on the left sidebar of any page on this website. Payment can be made by credit card at the time of registration or by check (payable to NAWD) after submitting the online form.

Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton
4747 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
(616) 957-0100

Room rate $115 per night single/double. The hotel is very close to Grand Rapids Airport, with a free hotel shuttle available.

CLICK HERE to visit the hotel web page, which includes links to book your room.

Travel Information

Grand Rapids is a city on the Grand River, east of Lake Michigan. On the outskirts, the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has a tropical conservatory and multiple gardens. Its art collection includes works by Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore and Ai Weiwei. Downtown, the Grand Rapids Art Museum spotlights Michigan artists in its rotating shows. Grand Rapids is also well known for many breweries dotted around town. CLICK HERE to visit the Grand Rapids Tourism website and learn more about all there is to see and do in Grand Rapids.

Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) is located about 13 miles southeast of Grand Rapids. Airlines serving GRR include Southwest, Allegiant Air, Frontier, United, Delta and American Airlines. CLICK HERE to visit the Gerald R. Ford Airport website.


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The Alliance for Student Activities

Dynamx Digital

The Fisher Agency

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