Presenter Information

The Delaware Valley Student Affairs Conference (DVSAC) planning committee for Educational Workshop Sessions is seeking proposals to be presented at the 2018 conference.  The DVSAC will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the ACE Conference Center in Lafayette Hill, PA.  Please hold the date!

We are seeking programs, designed for & presented by graduate/entry level through seasoned professionals that will enable colleagues to take a critical look at what we do in our field.  We seek programs that challenge us to think differently about our professional responsibilities and/or offer insight into current & future trends.  Over the relatively short history of DVSAC, the face of our profession & of higher education has changed significantly & this conference offers an opportunity to pause & reflect upon the ramifications of these changes.  The goal of the planning committee is to offer a selection of programs that exposes attendees to topics related to theory, practice or the integration of the two. 

To assist presenters with the proposal process, the committee encourages you to consider focusing on NASPA/ACPA competency area(s) when creating your presentation. For your reference, these competency areas are listed below:

  •        Advising & Helping 
  •        Assessment, Evaluation & Research
  •        Equity, Diversity & Inclusion 
  •        Ethical Professional Practice 
  •        History, Philosophy & Values  
  •        Human & Organizational Resources
  •        Law, Policy & Governance
  •        Leadership
  •        Personal Foundations
  •        Student Learning & Development

Proposals need not be limited to these topics, but should include at least one of these areas.  Each session block will be one hour.  

DVSAC is a wonderful opportunity for professionals who have not previously presented at a conference to have the opportunity to do so.  We also know that many of us have colleagues on our campuses, outside of Student Affairs, who have information to share.  We encourage more experienced presenters to invite new professionals or individuals outside of Student Affairs to work with them on their presentations.

Registration for ONE presenter per presentation will be paid by the planning committee.  This is a great opportunity to share your knowledge & experience with your colleagues from the Delaware Valley. 

To submit an Educational Workshop proposal, please use this form. Additional information about the conference & Chubb Conference Center can also be found on our website. Submissions need to be received by Friday, October 21, 2017 to guarantee considerations for the 2018 conference.

Should you have any questions about topics, your proposal or the conference in general, please direct them to Tammy Bean at, or 610-606-4666 ext. 3392.

 Thank you.

 The DVSAC Workshop Programs Planning Committee