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2021 NASPAA Annual Conference, Oct. 25 – 29

"On-site" Registration Open!

The #NASPAA2021 is here! The 2021 NASPAA Annual Conference, Oct. 25 – 29, will be primarily an online experience using the virtual conference platform, Pathable. You will be able to share, learn, connect, and showcase in a safe and sustainable way. Attendees will be able to engage with live and prerecorded sessions, schedule one on one meetings, attend committee and section meetings, search and create a personal agenda, and interact with peers, speakers, and sponsors.  All registered attendees should receive an invitation from the email address “2021 NASPAA Conference <>" with a unique link to setup your account and create a password. Did you forget to register? No worries! "On-site" registration is now open.

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PAA summit

The Inaugural Pi Alpha Alpha Summit, Oct. 25 - 26, 2021

Free event - Register now!

PAA Chapter Advisors: For the first time ever, Pi Alpha Alpha is inviting all its members to connect and gather together for a discussion about how we, as an organization, can emerge from this pandemic stronger than ever. Please invite your current students, fellow faculty and staff members, and alumni to the summit - it's free! We can’t wait to see all. The future is upon us!

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