Student Advisors' Conference

This all-day event allows post-secondary employees an opportunity to enhance their professional skills and become familiar with new challenges and initiatives at post-secondary institutions across Alberta.

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 solutions-focused approach, UCD involves understanding and designing from the perspective of the people you want to reach.

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Lister Hall Conference Centre

Registration

Conference registration will open on Monday, November 18, 2019.

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Call for Proposals

All members of the post-secondary community are invited to submit presentation proposals starting Monday, November 18, 2019. The Program Planning Committee will review, select and determine the session format best-suited for submitted proposals. Please note that to accommodate for 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. 

Proposal submission deadline: Friday, January 10, 2020.

Proposal Guidelines

We invite 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)
Submit your proposal

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.