Date(s) - 4/24/2015 - 4/26/2015
University of Maryland Baltimore County
The 2015 NAGPS Southeast Regional Conference University Maryland Baltimore County
Restructuring With Purpose
The Southeast Regional Board of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) would like to invite you to the 2015 Southeast Regional Conference at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The Southeast region is represented by more than 25 universities located in 8 wonderful southeastern states. Those states include Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.
Graduate student leaders from colleges and universities will share best practices and offer viable solutions for everyday concerns. There will be opportunities for you to contribute to the regional conference in our Regional Roundtable, Breakout Sessions and “Ted Talks”. These opportunities are linked on the Resources tabs.
On behalf of the Southeast regional board of NAGPS, I look forward to seeing you at the Southeast Regional Conference this year. The planning committee is working hard to provide you with the best experience possible. Please check out our Facebook page at NAGPS Southeast Region for updates.
Dwayne A. Johnson
SE Regional Chair
Southeast Regional Chair
Member and Non-Member: $25/person
Courtyard by Marriott Baltimore BWI Airport
1671 W Nursery Rd, 21090 Linthicum Heights
Rate: $103 per night
Mention NAGPS Southeast Regional Conference
- Please Review all the Tabs for detailed information about registration and contributing to the conference.
- Register for the Conference
- Book your hotel
- Submit your Abstract, Poster Session, “Ted Talks”, and Regional Roundtable presentations
- NAGPS Members: Nominate someone or yourself for the Southeast Regional Board
- NAGPS Members: Submit a Bid to host the 2016 Southeast Regional Conference
Executive Board Elections
Interested in being more involved in NAGPS? Why not start with a regional board position? Elections will be held during the regional business meeting for the following positions (full description of positions here):
-Director of Outreach
-Director of Legislative Affairs
-Director of Communications & Administration
-Employment Concerns Chair
-Social Justice Chair
-International Student Concerns Chair
-Legal Concerns Chair
During the business meeting of the conference, elections for regional board will take place. For each position, each candidate will get the chance to give a 3 minute “campaign speech” followed by question and answer session by the membership. Afterwards, a closed discussion and closed vote will determine who is elected. (NOTE: Regional Chair positions are elected at the National Conference).
If you have any questions or want to run for a position but cannot attend the business meeting please contact the Southeast Regional Chair, Dwayne Johnson at email@example.com:
Self-nominations are encouraged!
Bids for the 2016 Midwest Regional Conference
If you are interested in hosting the 2016 Southeast Regional Conference, you must submit a letter of intent to the NAGPS Executive Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) AND Regional Chair (email@example.com) before the regional conference, April 24, 2015. This letter shall provide two important elements: (1) approval of the graduate-professional student organization (GPSO) to host the regional conference; this can include approval from your GPSO, Dean, or Administrator, and (2) a named Director of Regional Conference to coordinate planning and volunteers of the regional conference (the Director must be a member of the host organization).
After submitting the letter, you would present your bid proposal to the membership at the 2015 Regional Conference. Please limit your presentation to no more than 10 minutes and 10 slides. Click here for an example bid. The presentation shall include, but is not limited to:
- Dates of conference (must occur between March 1st and April 30th)
- Location and member organization overview
- Meeting facilities
- Projected budget
- Projected expenses for an attending organization
- Name of the Director of Regional Conference
- Required assistance from the Association
Time will be allotted for questions on each proposal. After all regional bid presentations have concluded, there may be a closed discussion followed by a vote of the membership. The majority vote of the regional membership will elect the host institution for the 2016 Regional Conference.
Host institutions shall secure funding for the conference. It is the responsibility of the host school to lead fundraising efforts. All fundraising and other partners must be submitted to the Board of Directors, which reserves the right to reject any partnership. Host institutions shall adhere to the NAGPS Constitution, Bylaws, and Standard Operating Procedures. All approved written and verbal communications to host the conference are binding.
For more information or questions, please contact the Vice President, Zachary Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Presentations
NAGPS regional conferences serve as a forum where student leaders from the region come together to share best practices, learn about national platforms, and grow in their understanding of issues relevant to graduate students in the Southeast. As such, we invite each school that will attend the conference to present for 30 minutes, about an issue relevant to graduate student government and graduate student life. Topics can be as varied as:
- Increasing Leadership Capital
- Increasing Advocacy Activities
- The importance of Collaborative Capital Activism, volunteerism, and service Graduate funding
- Graduate student leadership
- Health, wellness, and student welfare
- Professional development
Submit Your Abstract
If you have any questions please contact Dwayne Johnson by email at serc@NAGPS.org
More details are forth coming, so please check back soon!