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June 4, 2023

Early Registration Deadline

June 25, 2023

Regular Registration Deadline

July 9, 2023

Last Day to Register

The Summit – 2023 NASPA VPSA Summer Convening

Division/Group Events Supporting the Profession Senior Level VP for Student Affairs

In July 2023, NASPA’s VPSA-exclusive summit heads to Denver, Colorado for three days of learning and networking in a setting carefully designed to facilitate peer-to-peer exploration of the most pressing current and emerging challenges facing student affairs leaders and other campus executives, their institutions, and higher education more broadly. The Summit will also provide the rare opportunity for reflection and rejuvenation in a community of peers. More information about this unique executive education offering will be available soon, but, for now, mark your calendars and plan to attend.

Participation in The Summit – 2023 NASPA VPSA Summer Convening is limited to the highest-ranking student affairs officer at the institution.

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As the vice president for student affairs, every day you face complex and rapidly changing challenges that impact students, staff in your division, the institution, and sometimes society more broadly. This difficult work, while approached as an institutional leader who is part of an executive team or cabinet, can often feel isolating for the singular most senior student affairs officer on campus. The Summit – NASPA VPSA Summer Convening will provide a rare opportunity for a group of peer VPSAs to tackle as a learning community some of the seemingly intractable and enduring problems confronting student affairs and higher education as well as the emerging challenges facing today’s higher education leaders.


What to Expect

NASPA is committed to providing an opportunity for this VPSA learning community to address the most timely and relevant topics, so the final agenda will emerge with input by program registrants as The Summit approaches. We can expect that topics like workforce and workplace challenges, student and staff mental health concerns, growing public distrust of higher ed and its impact on our work, student activism and campus unrest, changing student needs precipitated by demographic shifts, college access and affordability, job readiness and employability, and sexual violence on campus – to name a few – will continue to be top of mind for VPSA attendees and engaged during the program. We expect that approximately:

  • One-third of our time together will involve structured, interactive sessions led by seasoned presenters on topics that are highly relevant for participants;

  • One-third will be spent in semi-structured, facilitated and collaborative engagement opportunities on topics largely suggested by participants prior to and during the program; and

  • One-third, usually over meals, will allow for unstructured interaction and the development of a reliable, go-to peer network.

The Summit conveners are committed to providing a positive learning environment that will allow, indeed require, all participants to contribute to the group’s learning and to creating an experience that results in your returning to campus better informed, better connected, and better prepared to lead change on your campus. Please join us for this very special, VPSA-exclusive program in July in Denver, Colorado for what promises to be an enriching learning and networking opportunity!




The Summit will be convened and facilitated by three seasoned and accomplished vice presidents for student affairs who will rely on the deep engagement of VPSA attendees to contribute to the success of the learning community.

Invited Speakers


The Summit conveners are committed to designing and experience that is timely and relevant for attendees. As details of the schedule become available, they will be added here. The schedule presented here is subject to changes.

July 16
July 17
July 18
9:00 AM - 12:45 PM


1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Summit Program

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Wellness Activity

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Networking Reception

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast (with discussion options)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Summit Program

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Opportunity

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dinner Groups (optional but encouraged)

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast (with discussion options)

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Summit Program


Registration as a member is based on individual membership status at the time of the event. If your current membership will expire prior to the event, you will have the option to renew at the time of registration to receive the member rate.

If you are not a current member and are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as a professional affiliate member for $80. If your institution is NOT a member, you can join as an associate affiliate member for $250. Both membership types provide access to the individual member rate for the event. Please visit the membership section of the NASPA website to learn more about membership types and benefits. We hope you’ll consider joining today! If you are experiencing financial hardship, you may qualify for a NASPA Foundation Membership Scholarship to help with the cost of membership dues.

For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.

Participation in The Summit is limited to the highest-ranking student affairs officer at the institution. VPSAs in interim roles are eligible to attend.

Registration will open soon. The last day to register is July 9, 2023.

Early Registration

Through 6/4/2023

Regular Registration

6/5/2023 through 6/25/2023

Late Registration

6/26/2023 through 7/9/2023

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Registration Policies

Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by August 24, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined.

For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.




Registration Support Services
Email: registration@naspa.org
Phone: (202) 265-7500 


James Stascavage
Senior Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officers Initiatives
Email: jstascavage@naspa.org
Phone: (202) 719-1172



The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
321 17th Street
Denver, Colorado, 80202


All conference activities will take place at the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa. 

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendee lodging at the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa at $259/night (not including state and local taxes).  The hotel block at the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa is sold out. 

Also, NASPA has secured additional rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Denver Downtown at the rate of $319/night. The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa and the Holiday Inn Express Denver Downtown are connected by a sky bridge.

Hotel Rooms Now Available at the Holiday Inn Express Denver Downtown.

Book Your Room Today! (Holiday Inn Express)

Additional Information


The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa is serviced by the Denver International Airport (DEN). The hotel is approximately 23 miles from the airport. Visit airport website for more information.  

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Estimated taxi fare: $70 USD (one way)

  • Alternate transportation: rideshare


Self-parking, fee: $40 USD per car / per night

Valet parking, fee: $56 USD per car / per day, with in & out privileges


The average temperatures in Denver, Colorado are around 90 degrees F during the day and 60 degrees F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

Please note, the hotel and meeting areas may have cooler temperatures. A sweater or jacket is recommended.


To learn about sponsorship opportunities for The Summit – 2023 NASPA VPSA Summer Convening, please contact Fred Comparato at 614-204-5994 or at fcomparato@naspa.org.

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!