29th Annual National Conference: Graduate Student Advocacy and Beyond

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/29/2015 - 11/1/2015
5:00 pm - 10:00 am

Location
University of Southern California

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Dear Past and Future Conference Attendees,

Each year, NAGPS hosts its signature event: the National Conference. This year the theme is:

Graduate-Professional Student Advocacy and Beyond

Consider the work you do not only in the context of your campus advocacy, but also in terms of how it relates to broader societal problems to solve. Share your ideas and solutions with others. Let’s move the world forward … together.

This year marks the 29th year of this spectacular event including networking opportunities, sharing of best practices, and new features for all graduate students. The past few conferences have drawn more than 165 participants from across the country representing graduate students from all types of universities and colleges.

The University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California is our gracious host for this year’s conference which starts the evening of October 29th through the morning of November 1st. Be prepared for an excellent conference, state-of-the-art venue, delicious food, and a great location on USC’s campus.

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Make sure to submit abstracts, run for election, apply for Member of the Year, apply for individual Awards of Excellence, apply to host the 2016 National Conference, bring your own costume to celebrate Halloween in Los Angeles, and come excited to see the creator of PhD Comics to give keynote speech.

Registertoday and get your friends and colleagues to do the same.

DEADLINES for abstract submissions and National Conference bids will be October 18, 2015 at 11:59pm PST.

We sincerely hope you’ll consider joining us for this outstanding event. You’ll find all of the details you need on this website; however, if you do have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at vice-president@nagps.org. We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles!

Zachary Brooks, NAGPS Vice President

*Attire: For the Friday and Saturday sessions, most people wear professional attire. Men generally wear suits and ties, and woman generally wear suit and tie equivalents. During the evenings, anything goes. We will be in Los Angeles where the art of understated, yet perfect style is hard to decipher. Since we will be in Los Angeles during Halloween celebrations, why not bring a costume? Don’t have a costume? NAGPS’ got you covered. We’ll provide masks.

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Conference Registration Fee

Registration Early Bird (Now till October 1)

 

  • Member – $140
  • Non-Member – $160

 

Registration Regular (October 2 through October 18)

 

  • Member – $150
  • Non-Member – $180
  • Member (group of 4+) – $135
  • Non-Member (group of 4+) – $165

Late Registration (After October 18)

 

  • Member – $180
  • Non Member – $190

Hotel Information

Radisson Hotel Los Angeles at USC
3540 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90007Phone: (213) 748-4141

NAGPS has secured a block of rooms at a conference rate of $169/night for double rooms. The block ends on October 15th, 2015,  so be sure to make your reservations before then.

To reserve a room:

Call 1 (800) 333-3333. Say that you are reserving a room with the “NAGPS Conference” group to receive the $169/night rate

Conference Program

Resolutions & Reports

The following resolutions will be voted on at the upcoming national conference. The Resolution Whitepaper is a document that explains in a little more depth the content and rationale behind some of the proposed resolutions. You can use that as a companion guide while looking over the resolutions

We will also be discussing the newly created NAGPS Strategic Plan and other plans

Ground Transportation

The conference hotel, Radisson Midtown – USC, is approximately 15 miles from LAX so if you are flying in to LAX these are your best options

  • Shuttle Service: Super Shuttle and Primetime Shuttles. The service will cost, approximately, $15 per person each way.
  • Taxi: Taxis from the airport to the conference will cost approximately $50 each way depending on the service.
  • Rental car: If you will need a rental car you can use the following link to take advantage of NAGPS’s partnership with Hertz Rent a Car.

Submit Abstracts

Graduate-Professional Student Advocacy and Beyond. The National Conference program consists of business meetings and sessions on topics of interest to graduate students. All attending member institutions should submit to present a session at the National Conference on an area of their choosing.

Please go here for more information on suggested topic areas for presentations,  more information, and submission forms. Consider the work you do not only in the context of your campus advocacy, but also in terms of how it relates to broader societal problems to solve. Share your ideas and solutions with others. Let’s move the world forward … together.

 

Submissions are due by October 18th, 11:59 PST

2016 Board Elections

NAGPS board members are elected by NAGPS members at the National Conference each year. Candidates can be nominated by others or self-nominated. For more information about the positions, election timeline, and submission form, go here.

To see current nominees, visit here.

 

2016 National Conference Bids

The NAGPS National Conference is hosted each year by a different NAGPS member institution that aids in the planning and execution of the event. It brings graduate student leaders from all over the country to new campuses and allows for members to highlight practices at their institutions. The event is held in late October or early November. For more information on how to submit a bid for the 2016 or future National Conferences, please visit this page.

If you are asked to have this form shared with you, contact Zachary Brooks at vice-president@nagps.org.

2016 Leadership Summit Bids

The NAGPS Leadership Summit is hosted each year by a different NAGPS member institution. The member graduate and professional student organization works with the NAGPS’ Vice-President to create a professional development event to prepare graduate and professional student leaders. For more information on how to submit a bid for the 2015 or future National Conferences, please visit this page.

If you are asked to have this form shared with you, contact Zachary Brooks at vice-president@nagps.org.

2015 NAGPS Awards

Each year, NAGPS recognizes the outstanding work of member organizations. This year, we will also be recognizing individual student leaders for their contributions through leadership, service, and advocacy. See the award pages below for more information on award criteria and application forms.

 

 

2015 NAGPS Award of Excellence

Awards for individual student leaders

Submissions are due by October 18th, 11:59 PST

 

2015 NAGPS National and Regional Member of the Year Awards

Awards to member organizations

Submissions are due by October 18th, 11:59 PST

 

 

Sponsors

The 29th Annual National Conference would not be possible without our sponsors:

 

 

FAQs

First time at an NAGPS Conference? Visit our FAQs page here to find some answers.