2013 Western Regional Conference

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Date(s) - 04/12/2013 - 04/14/2013
12:00 am - 11:00 am

University of California, Davis

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Join us for the Western Regional Conference at University of California, Davis April 12-14, 2013. The NAGPS Western Regional Conference is an excellent opportunity to network with other graduate-professional student leaders in your region, develop a strategic plan for your graduate- professional organization, and develop as a leader. Most importantly, the WRC focuses on higher education issues specific to our region, and provides a forum to share successful advocacy strategies at the university, local and state level.

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Registration is $30 for member organizations and individuals, and $40 for nonmembers. Late registration begins March 1, when registration increases $5.

Abstract submission is now open!

Download the Achievements and Challenges template here!

Hotel Accommodations
We will be staying at:

University Park Inn & Suites
1111 Richards Blvd
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 756-0910

The hotel is conveniently located downtown and within walking distance of the conference. We have secured a rate of $99 a night. To secure this rate you need to book directly through the hotel by calling them and referencing the conference. There are only eight rooms available at this rate, so book soon!

Interested in sharing a room with someone from another school to keep costs down? Send an email to the Western Regional Chair, Myka Estes at wrc@nagps.org and she can help organize room shares.

Getting to Davis

The closest airport to Davis is Sacramento International Airport (SMF), which is approximately 30 mins from downtown. Transportation to and from the airport can be booked online through Super Shuttle (http://www.supershuttle.com/) or the Davis Airporter (https://www.davisairporter.com/index2.html), which offer comparable fares. Cabs and rental cars can also be secured at the airport.

While You Are Here

For more information about the beautiful city of Davis please see the infamous Davis wiki: http://daviswiki.org

Conference Schedule:

Friday, April 12th

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  • 7:30 PM
    Dinner at Vere’s Irish Pub
    217 E Street
    Davis, CA 95616
    (530) 204-5533
  • 9:00 PM
    Out on the Town

Saturday, April 13th

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  • 8:30 AM
    Conference Registration
    King Hall, Outside of room 2303
  • 9:00 AM
    Welcome to Davis
    King Hall, Room 2303
    Meredith Niles, University of California, Davis, GSA External Chair
    NAGPS Director of Legislative Affairs
  • 9:30 AM
    Lessons from UC Davis LSA
    King Hall, Room 2303
    Nima Rahimi, President, Law Students Association, UC Davis
  • 10:00 AM
  • 10:15 AM
    Achievements and Challenges I
    King Hall, Room 2303
    University of Colorado, Boulder
    Eastern Washington University
    Santa Clara Law School
    Colorado School of Mines
  • 11:00 AM
    Roundtable Discussion on International Student Issues
    King Hall, Room 2303
    Parth Nagarkar, ASU, NAGPS International Student Concerns Chair
  • 11:30 AM
  • 11:45 AM
    Developing the Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Symposium
    King Hall, Room 2303
    John A Peterson, UC Davis, GSA Treasurer
  • 12:15 PM
  • 1:15 PM
    Achievements and Challenges II
    King Hall, Room 2303
    University of Southern California
    University of Oregon
    University of California, Irvine
  • 2:00 PM
    Using the Five “W”s of Informational Interviewing to Enhance Your Networks
    King Hall, Room 2303
    Teresa Dillinger, Career Center, UC Davis
  • 2:35 PM
  • 2:50 PM
    Achievements and Challenges III
    King Hall, Room 2303
    Arizona State University
    University of Arizona
    San Jose State University
  • 3:35 PM
    University of California Student Association (UCSA)
    King Hall, Room 2303
    Matt Haney, Executive Director
    Louise Hendrickson, University Affairs Director
  • 4:15 PM
    Interacting with Regent Boards and Administration
    King Hall, Room 2303
    Michael Appel, NAGPS Midwest Regional Chair, University of Iowa School of Law
    Jonathan Stein, UC Student Regent, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • 5:15 PM
  • 5:30 PM
    The Future of Graduate and Professional Education in the United States
    King Hall, Room 2303
    Jared Voskuhl, NAGPS President, UC Davis
  • 6:15 PM
  • 7:00 PM
    Kenote Speaker
    Dr. Robert Fuller

Sunday, April 14th

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  • 9:00 AM
    Elections for Western Regional Board and 2014 Conference Location
    (Light Breakfast Provided)
    King Hall, Room 2303
  • 10:00 AM
    Future of the Western Region

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Send cancellation/refund requests to the Director of Finance (finance@nagps.org). Only requests received at least 7 days prior to the beginning of the event will be processed. Only 95% of the registration fee will be refunded in order to cover fees associated with registration processing. No requests received less than 7 days prior to the beginning of the event will be processed.