Conference Schedule

The 2018 ACPA Midwest Conference Planning Team is working hard to finalize the conference schedule. Please check back soon for updates!

We are currently accepting program proposals for the ACPA Midwest Conference!

Call for Programs!

ACPA Midwest encourages the submission of innovative and interactive program proposals for the 2018 ACPA Midwest Regional Conference in Kansas City, Missouri! We invite you to share transformative initiatives, research, and practices with colleagues in the Midwest as we explore Meeting in the Middle: Intersectionality, Student Affairs, and Midwestern Culture.

Outline of the schedule:

Sunday, October 14
7:00PM                 Conference Registration and Vendor Exhibits 
7:00PM                 Conference Kick-Off and Silent Auction with Heavy Hors D’Ouevres
Monday, October 15
6:30AM                Yoga
7:15AM                Breakfast and Open Space Learning 
7:45AM                Graduate Student Case Study Competition
8:00AM                Conference Welcome 
9:00AM                Educational Session Block 1 
10:00AM              Educational Session Block 2
11:00AM              Town Hall/Panel
11:45AM              Lunch 
12:30PM              Keynote Presenter
1:45PM                 Conversational Exchange Part 1
2:45PM                 Educational Session Block 3
3:45PM                 Educational Session Block 4
5:00PM                 State Affiliation Annual Business Meetings
6:00PM                 Graduate Student Social and Speed Mentoring
7:30PM                 MoCPA Executive Board Social
Tuesday, October 16
6:30AM                Yoga/Fitness Class
7:15AM                Breakfast and Open Space Learning
8:00AM                Educational Session Block 5
9:00AM                Educational Session Block 6
10:00AM              Educational Session Block 7
11:00AM              Conversational Exchange Part 2
12:00PM              Recognition Lunch
1:00PM                 Closing Keynote Speaker
**Please continue to check back with more to do! We will frequently add items to our calendar.**


Program topic ideas include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Movements and Activism on Campus
  • Intersectionality – The changing trends in diversity and equity in Higher Education
  • Midwestern Culture and Values and their impact on Higher Education
  • Increasing Access and Opportunity for Students and Colleagues
  • Departmental and Cross Campus Collaborations
  • Reimagining Theory and Practice
  • Self-Care in Student Affairs
  • Navigating Organizational Change
  • Digital Communication with Student and Colleagues
  • Public Policy and Higher Education


Submissions will be accepted until Friday, July 13, 2018, at 5:00 pm CST. Acceptance notifications will be emailed by Friday, August 10, 2018.


Submissions will be evaluated on the following: clarity of purpose and learning outcomes; timeliness of the topic; topic’s contribution to creating inclusive campus environments; topic’s adaptability to a variety of institution types of sizes.


To submit a program for consideration, please use this link: Midwest ACPA Ed Session Proposal.


We look forward to reviewing your submission!

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