Highlights From The 2023 NASPA Annual Conference
Recently, Kognito exhibited at the 2023 NASPA Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. This year, the annual conference for higher education focused on the evolution of the teaching profession.
“As learners and educators, we must create spaces where we can explore, inquire, take risks, dream big, and rethink what we may know to unleash the next better iteration of ourselves and our profession. Further, we may have to unlearn what we have been taught to have an authentic conversation about how we can improve the profession moving forward.” – excerpt from NASPA 2023 conference
This year’s NASPA conference focused on three core content areas:
- Centering Student Affairs in an Institutional Context
- Infusing Scholarship into Practice
- Embracing the Future of the Profession
The four-day conference was full of invigorating educational sessions, workshops, meetings, and keynote speakers, including:
- David Hogg and Jaclyn Corin, Leading Organizers of the March For Our Lives
- Kai Knight, Violinist, Composer, and Storyteller
- Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO of TIAA
- Eric Roberson, GRAMMY Award-nominee, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Professor and Howard University Alum
- Dr. Sumun L. Pendakur, Speaker and Trainer
Kognito at NASPA
We were excited to exhibit at the NASPA conference and participate in conversations about the future of higher education, specifically about our mission of improving strategies in the areas of mental health, suicide prevention, sexual misconduct prevention, inclusion and belonging, and more.
Kognito’s Karita DosSantos, Southeast Regional Director, Higher Education; Dawn Bornheimer, Sales Manager Clinical Health; and Lauren Stanton, Northeast Regional Sales Director, Higher Education, all attended the conference this year.
“The NASPA Annual Conference in Boston, MA was an excellent opportunity to connect with passionate and inspired individuals across Higher Education and Student Affairs. We connected on topics such as inclusion, safety, campus culture, belonging, and student well-being. The NASPA community comes together to support one another, share ideas and challenges, and to continue to move forward together as they adapt to the evolving needs of faculty, staff, and students.” -Dawn Bornheimer, Sales Manager Clinical Health
Learn more about the conference, speakers, and educational sessions on NASPA’s website. https://conference.naspa.org/