Between March 11th and 15th 2017 I attended the NASPA Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Due to a storm in Montreal, on the Tuesday, our flight back to Canada on Wednesday after the conference was cancelled and we didn’t leave Texas until Friday 17th. Our new route home was via Newark airport so we did get a bonus view of New York from the air.
This was my first US Student Affairs conference and the biggest conference I have ever been to. There were 7,000 attendees and the keynote speaker was Anderson Cooper of CNN fame.
I went to some great sessions and learnt a lot of what is happening within Student Affairs across the continent. It was useful to see an alignment between the best practices showcased and the work we are doing on a strategic level in our own institution.
It is not the most sociable of events as there are just so many people there but I enjoyed the Canadian reception and I did meet some interesting new people. It was a great chance to get to know my work colleagues better too. To ensure we made the most of our trip we shared our notes with our colleagues who did not attend and posted them on OneDrive.
Below are a few photos and above is the sunset from my hotel window.