2016 NASASPS Annual Conference

April 10-13, 2016

Austin, Texas

Registration for the conference is now open.

2016 Online Conference Registration

If you are interested in membership with NASASPS or need to renew your membership in order to qualify for the member rate, please apply online or contact us.


Conference Information

The preliminary conference agenda is now available.  Please check this page frequently for any updates to to the program.

Sunday, April 10
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.       NASASPS Board and Committee Meetings
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.      Conference Registration Open
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.      Welcome and Orientation to NASASPS for First Time Attendees
5:45 – 6:45 p.m.      Speed Networking
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.    Opening Reception & Welcome

Monday, April 11
8:00 a.m.                Registration
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.     Opening Remarks & Conference Welcome
9:15 – 10:30 a.m.    Catch Me If You Can (and They Did): Diploma Mills, Accreditation Mills and Others
11:00 a.m. – Noon:  Regulation 101
Noon – 1:30 p.m.    Welcome Luncheon
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.      Concurrent Sessions:

  • Crucial Connections:  Emerging Trends and Best Practices
  • Should Your Website Be Working Harder?

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.   Concurrent Sessions:

  • Playing Nice: Building Interagency Relationships in the Regulatory Arena
  • SARA:  Understanding the GAPS

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.   NASASPS Business Meetings (open to all members)

Tuesday, April 12
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.    What’s Next for Institutions Under the Gainful Employment Rules
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.   Concurrent Sessions:

  • Alternative Providers: “Uber”-izing Education
  • Information Overload:  The Current State of Student Consumer Disclosures

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.     Regulator, Accreditors and USDOE Partnership Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.     Concurrent Sessions:

  • Listserv LIVE! (regulators only)
  • Living in a SARA World–Remaining in Compliance

3:00– 4:00 p.m.    Regulator/Institution Speed Networking
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.   NASASPS Annual Meeting (open to regular members only)

Wednesday, April 13
9:00 – 10:15 a.m.   The Status and Impact of State Authorization Requirements and Reciprocity Agreements
10:30  – 11:45 a.m.   SARA: It’s Working… We Think
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Closing Remarks & Conference Adjournment


Conference Hotel

Sheraton Austin at the Capitol
701 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 404-6902

Link to  Hotel Web Site

Room Rate $135.00 per night. Group rate available until March 10, 2016.  Subject to Availability.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ROOM ONLINE

If you prefer to call the hotel and book your room directly, please call 1-888-627-8349 and reference group block code NAD09G.

Although online registration for the conference is preferred, a paper registration form can be found by clicking here.