Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

Register for the 2016 Annual Conference in Anchorage!

Annual Conference – February 14-16, 2016

Welcome to the 2016 annual NWACUHO conference!  The Board of Directors and local host committee are excited to welcome you to the fabulous Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska!

Web Streaming & Keynote Content

Click below to view Dr. Ed Cabellon’s keynote presentations:

Check back soon to view our Web Streaming Sessions:

Keynote: Dr. Dewain L. Lee

Dr. Lee has more than 24 years’ experience in higher education administration, particularly in student success program development aimed at preparing students; particularly minority students for success. She is currently the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Development, Dean of Students and Title IX Deputy Coordinator at the University Alaska Anchorage. She is responsible for programs and services, which are designed to assist and support students in achieving academic and personal success. In her previous position as Dean of Students at Dillard University, she emphasized effective leadership and management, outreach, planning and effective program development to meet retention and student success goals.

Sharing is Caring: The Design and Functionality of Collaborative Work Spaces
Presented by Alexa Forster and Jessica Rashid from the University of Washington

This session will discuss the trend toward collaborative works spaces, and will explore their design and functionality in the context of college and university housing. We will outline benefits and best practices for activating shared spaces, fostering innovation and maximizing team development. To do this, we will draw on the Housing Master Plan at the University of Washington and will utilize the experience of others in the field with similar spaces, both by design and by function.

Vulnerability and You: A Wholehearted Approach to the Way We Work and Lead
Presented by Kyle Myers and Sabrina Nelson from Gonzaga University

Brene Brown, one of the leading researchers on vulnerability, courage, and empathy has impacted the way we lead and live our lives. Participants will walk away from this session with an understanding of her work, strategies on how to include vulnerability in their work, and the benefits of doing so.



Registration is now closed. And don’t forget, your institutional membership runs January 1-December 31 each year. Please renew your institutional membership before it expires on January 1st! Renewing today will give your institution membership benefits (such as a reduced conference registration rate for all attendees) through December 31, 2016. Click here to renew your institutional membership for 2016!

2016 Early Bird Registration Rates
Through January 15, 2016
Then $50.00 Late Fee Applies to All Groups

Canadian members please email your provincial representative for an Exchange Rate promo code. 
Non-Member $450.00
Student (undergrad/grad) $200.00
One Day Registration $225.00
Exhibitor Booth $675.00
Additional Meal Packages $150.00
Banquet Only $40.00

Pre-Conference Activity with Dr. Ed Cabellon

NWACUHO and keynote speaker, Dr. Ed Cabellon, are offering an exciting pre-conference event entitled   “Soaring in Social Media: Strategies to engage students, network with professionals, and maximize outreach” that will be held Sunday, February 14 at 9:00am! This opportunity is limited to the first 25 institutional members who register for the conference and add the $10.00 activity to their registration. Click here to view the event page!

Other Activities at the Conference

Several opportunities are available before and after the 2016 NWACUHO Annual Conference in Anchorage, Alaska! In order to attend, you must RSVP. Click here to learn more and RSVP!

Plan Your Trip

Now that you’ve registered for the conference, it’s time to plan your itinerary! The conference will be hosted at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage. To make your hotel reservation, please visit the NWACUHO Group Page to book your stay at a discounted rate of just $135.00/night.  When making your flight reservation, Alaska Airlines is offering a 7% discount on your return flight when you use promocode ECMW661 at alaskaair.com. The hotel recommends traveling between the hotel and airport via taxi; approximately $25.00 USD each way.

Conference Schedule

Click here for a conference schedule that outlines start and end times as well as provided meals for 2016! Ready to start planning which conference sessions you’ll be attending? Click here to download our Guidebook App for NWACUHO 2016!

Program Schedule

Click here for a list of the programs at the 2016 Annual Conference!

Suggestions For What To Pack

  • Business casual attire for during the conference
  • Cold-weather / casual attire for evening activities
  • Business casual to formal attire for the closing banquet
  • Business cards and business card holder
  • A portfolio/notepad with pen or electronic device for taking notes
  • A portable phone charger

Case Study Competition

The annual case study competition is an exciting opportunity for new professionals within the first three years of their career, and offers an opportunity to collaborate with their peers to solve a fictional problem or develop a fictional solution to a scenario presented by senior-level housing professionals. No preparation is required, and participants may sign up upon arriving to Anchorage.

Need a Roommate?

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For any questions related to the conference, please email conference@nwacuho.org.

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