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3/5/2017 to 3/7/2017
When: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Where: Hyatt French Quarter
800 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA  70112
United States
Contact: Cindy Caron

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Southern and Middle States Bi-Regional Conference

March 5-7, 2017

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Administrators, faculty, and other professionals in higher education  gathered in New Orleans to collaborate with colleagues who face similar challenges to create new programs, foster existing ones, and grow others. This was a wonderful forum for professional development through workshops, panels, discussions, and networking excursion. 


Who Attended

Higher Education Professionals who work in fields such as: summer sessions, pre-college programs, international programs, winter or other intersessions, enrollment management, registrar’s offices, communication/marketing, finance/budget or related areas benefited from this conference.  In addition, while the conference is for the middle states and southern
regions, all NAASS members were invited to attend. Further, you DID NOT need to be a member of NAASS to attend this conference. 

Conference Fees

You did not need to be a member of NAASS in order to register for this bi-regional conference.  If you are a member of NAASS, there was a discount to attend the bi-regional conference.  NAASS members, please log-in using your existing credentials.

Bi-Regional  Conference Fee (NAASS Members)  $350
Bi-Regional Conference Fee (NAASS Non-Members)  $400


Keynote and Featured Speakers


Opening Keynote Speaker:


Dr. Stephen Schulteis


Dr. Stephen Schultheis, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management at Clayton State University.  Dr. Schultheis will speak

on the Strategic Role of Summer in Enrollment Management. 



Monday's Keynote Speaker:




Mr. James Barnes


James Barnes is the Financial Planning and Analysis Officer for Academic Affairs at Clemson University.  Mr. Barnes will present his keynote address on The Money of Summer: Financial Models for Summer Session



Tuesday's Featured Speaker:




Mr. Ben Kennedy


Ben Kennedy is the Managing Partner and Founder of Kennedy & Company.  Mr.Kennedy will be speaking on Data Analytics and Summer.





In addition, there were concurrent sessions led by members and leaders in the field which will promote conversation and innovation for attendees.Click Here to view the full agenda.


Submit a Proposal

Call for Proposals is closed.  Thank you for your submissions!

Optional Events

Networking Excursion (French Quarter Walking Tour)  $30

Guests Not Attending the Conference were invited to the following (with the fees):

Sunday Reception:  $30
Cultural Excursion (French Quarter Walking Tour)  $30

Networking Excursion


French Quarter Walking Tour – 2 hours


For centuries this port city has been a cultural haven where creativity has flourished in art, architecture, music, literature, cuisine and politics. This tour presents New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood during a pivotal point in a long and colorful history.

The French population doubled, sugar empires rose, Baroness Pontalba transformed Jackson Square and Steamboats connected New Orleans with the Western “frontier.”

From the Ursuline nuns who educated the colonists to the pirate Jean Lafitte who supplied luxury items to the wealthiest corridor on earth, learn how the saints and sinners of our Creole past shaped the heart and soul of today’s New Orleans.


Hotel Information


Hyatt Centric French Quarter                                              

800 Iberville Street

New Orleans, LA 70112


NAASS had a special rate of $189 single/double per room, per night, plus tax. 
You may also contact the hotel direct at (504) 586-0800 and identify yourself as attending the NAASS Bi-Regional Conference.
Please note – the room rate and block was applicable through  March 5.  After March 6, rooms and  rate based on hotel availability.


Transportation and Directions

From New Orleans Louis Armstrong Airport to the Hyatt Centric French Quarter

Distance to hotel: 16 miles

Drive time: 25 minutes

Driving Directions

Taxi – appx $36 one way plus service fees

Uber – appx $25 one way

Airport Shuttle New Orleans
- $24 one way (shared ride with other stops)




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