NACADA Virtual Region 1 and Region 2 Conference

Join us for this virtual event, joining NACADA members from Region 1 and Region 2 for the 2021 Virtual Region Conference March 10-11, 2021.

This two-day conference experience will feature 

  • six concurrent sessions with five live/semi-live sessions and several on-demand sessions.
  • two keynote addresses from advising professionals on current topics.
  • an orientation for new members and first time attendees to learn more about NACADA, the conference, and your specific region.
  • a connection/networking time for each Commonwealth, District, Province, State, or Territory.
  • a networking session hosted by your region’s conference committee.
  • an awards ceremony with a Region update for both Regions.
  • an optional virtual wellness activity.
  • informal networking with advising professionals through the conference app. 

A recording of each session will be available for 45 days after the conference, so you'll be able to watch (or re-watch) as many sessions as you would like.  

Conference Schedule
 

List of Sessions | See session titles and abstracts.
Schedule at a Glance
 

Opening Keynote

Dr. Farouk Dey | Vice Provost, Integrative Learning and Life Design, Johns Hopkins University

In his inaugural role as Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Farouk Dey leads programs and services that bridge curricular and experiential learning with life aspirations for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni across the university’s schools and divisions. In his former role as Dean of Career and Experiential Education at Stanford University, he successfully built and scaled career and experiential learning by creating a vision of meaningful work and a networked approach of personalized connections and inclusive communities. He is now working with education and industry leaders at Johns Hopkins University to launch a new vision of equitable access to life purpose for all students regardless of background or social capital using principles of integrative learning and life design.

Dr. Dey has held senior leadership and board roles at Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Florida, the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and various startups and non-profit organizations. His credentials include a PhD in Higher Education Administration, EdS in Higher Education Administration, MBA, MEd in Counseling Psychology, and BBA in Finance.

A native of Algeria, Dr. Dey has been involved in education since a young age and has developed a passion for helping people and organizations achieve their ultimate potential. He was named one of LinkedIn’s Top Ten Voices in Education and is recognized in higher education circles for his thought-provoking writings, engaging speaking, and transformational leadership. Dr. Dey has served as a consultant for many organizations and universities, faculty at several institutes, and keynote speaker at many conferences in the US and around the world. Most notably, he led a four-year Department of State initiative to build career education and talent development programs at universities throughout the Philippines, taught transformative leadership courses for the Ministry of Education in Singapore, hosted dozens of international delegations from around the world, and delivered keynotes at conferences in Austria, Algeria, Egypt, France, Germany, Korea, Russia, and across the United States. The central theme of his work has been inclusion and equity of access to education and opportunity for all people regardless of background or social capital.

Closing Keynote

Dr. Julie Nash | Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Lowell

Julie Nash is Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she oversees retention and student success, pedagogy, curriculum, and accreditation. 

Dr. Nash has a Ph.D. in English and worked as an English Professor before moving into administration. She is passionate about access and equity for all students and created the River Hawk Scholars Academy to support first-generation college students, a program that helped UML receive the national "First Forward" designation. She has been an invited presenter nationally and regionally on such topics as higher education leadership, supporting first-generation college students, advising, and inter-campus collaborations.