Student Advisors' Conference


Event Details

This year's 36th Annual Student Advisors' Conference theme is "User-Centered Design: Rethinking the way we deliver programs and services in student affairs." User-Centred Design (UCD) is an iterative design process that focuses on the users and their needs, leading to the creation of usable, accessible products and services. With a solution-focused approach, UCD involves understanding and designing from the perspective of the people you want to reach.

Presentation Proposals

We thank all those who have submitted a presentation proposal. The Program Planning Committee will review, select and determine the session format best-suited for submitted proposals. Please note that to accommodate requests to receive materials in advance, presenters will be required to submit an electronic copy of their presentation and all handouts by Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

We invited community members to submit proposals reflective of this year's theme and one of the following sub-themes:

  • Ways of engaging students in designing, implementing and/or assessing programs and services
  • Designing programs and services that support student growth and resilience
  • Reflection and regeneration for student affairs professionals
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI)
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Presentation Sessions

The conference offers the following three types of programs and sessions:

  • Concurrent: Includes a dedicated 50-minute time block with a traditional presentation style that includes a minimum 10-minute interactive activity.
  • Plenary: Involves the Pecha Kucha style of a 5-minute presentation to all conference participants. The aim of this presentation is meant to be both thought-provoking and dynamic.
  • Poster: presenters will have the opportunity to share their poster presentation with conference attendees throughout the afternoon.