ACPA Annual Convention 2013

ACPA Annual Convention 2013

March 4-7, 2013; Las Vegas, Nevada

Convention Theme: ACPA 2013: Inspiring Communities of Wellbeing

ACPA is partnering with NIRSA: Leaders in Campus Recreation to collocate our associations’ annual conventions in Las Vegas. The convention theme Inspiring Communities of Wellbeing invites us to embrace grander possibilities individually and within community. In this spirit of partnership, community, and wellbeing, the 2013 ACPA Convention poses two important questions: How do we connect to the communities we touch in our work? How do we contribute to the wellbeing of these communities?

Four critical issues along with the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies undergird these questions and serve as the foundation for our educational curriculum. The four critical issues are advancing student learning and wellness, cultivating critical discourse, integrating intersectional approaches to identity, and transforming higher education.

The ACPA 2013 convention represents an unprecedented partnership with NIRSA. Collocation is distinct from a joint convention. While there will be several combined events during the convention (including the opening session/reception) as well as sharing of space (the exposition/exhibits area, and career services including the New C3), ACPA and NIRSA will each be holding their own conventions but with a strong collaborative spirit. Convention registrants for each association will have access to the educational sessions of both associations.

Join us in Las Vegas as scholars, practitioners, corporate partners, and students come together to inspire communities of wellbeing that advance our collective work. Educational program decisions will be made and communicated to presenters by the third week in October. Online submissions for ancillary programs are due November 5, 2012. Early registration ends January 31, 2013. Learn more online.

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