THANK YOU to the over 250 who joined us for a great National Conference on Student Activities in Madison!

CLICK HERE to view the 2016 NCSA Photo Album by the one and only David Brame.
(The password is "reum")

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Contact Barrie Finnemeyer at

CLICK HERE to download the October 2016 issue!

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Dr. Earl Reum (1931-2010)
Founder of NAWD, inspiration for students and advisors...

Visit our Earl Reum tribute site at

Earl Reum: Speaker, Educator, Mentor

to watch...

Jim Finnemeyer
NAWD Executive Director

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2016 - MADISON, WI
National Conference On Student Activities

December 2-4, 2016
Madison Concourse Hotel
1 West Dayton St. - Madison, Wisconsin 53703
(800) 356-8293

CLICK HERE to access the online form to indicate your preferences for Friday night dinner - this must be completed by November 22.

Check out this video preview for the 2016 National Conference on Student Activities...

But wait...there's more! Start your NCSA experience by going "Fast Forward"; a special speaker event presented by Bob Tryanski and Harriet Turk in conjunction with WASC, NASSCED and NAWD.

CLICK HERE to view the latest informational flyer about Fast Forward!

Featured Keynote Speakers


Dr. Tim Elmore is the Founder and President of Growing Leaders; he and his team equip high school and college students on thousands of campuses across the US and around the world to think and act like authentic leaders. He has spoken to more than 500,000 students and staff on hundreds of campuses across the country and taught courses on leadership and mentoring at nine universities.

Dr. Elmore has written more than 32 books, including the best-selling Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future, HabitudesĀ®: Images that Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes, Life Giving Mentors, and Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child, Artificial Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults. His latest book is 12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid: Leading Your Kids to Succeed in Life.


For the past 25 years, Harriet Turk has challenged her audiences to think about their life choices. In a world peppered with indifference, complacency, and difficult decisions, Harriet offers her unique and fresh perspective regarding leadership, loyalty, and life.Ā 

Using her degrees in Criminal Justice, background in probation and youth leadership, and experiences as a professional speaker, Harriet will give you tools and time tested strategies to create an incredible revolution in your life and in your work!


Jason Kotecki is an artist who speaks. Really, really well! He is an expert at helping people "Escape Adulthood" in order to restore balance, beat burnout, and become more innovative by breaking rules that don’t exist.

Jason uses his extraordinary artistic gifts, combined with humor and memorable storytelling, to spark intentional thinking that leads people to become more passionate and productive. Get a sneak peak by visiting his website


Whether as a gold medal winner for the US Track & Field Team, 3-time NCAA All-American, or the world’s most dynamic professional speaker, Eddie Slowikowski knows a thing or two about peak performance. Through years of training as an athlete and running his own speaking business, he knows what it takes to be elite.

Through storytelling and high-energy showmanship, Eddie shows participants how to follow through on a vision from inception to achievement and how to create positive energy for yourself and others. It’s time to match who you are with who you want to be. Create the congruency of peak performance and attain the attitude of, Be That Now! 


Registration Fees

It pays to register early for the NCSA...

  • Early Bird registration (ends October 31) - $315
  • Regular registration (November 1-15) - $335
  • Late/On-Site registration (after November 15) - $370

Special registration rates are available for...

  • NASSCED members (ends October 31) - $275
  • Groups of 5 or more who register together (ends October 31) - $295/person
  • Saturday Only* (for residents of WI, IL, IA who live within 150 miles of Madison) - $150

*Saturday only registration does NOT include the Saturday night dinner at the Barn & Harvest Moon Pond; these registrants may attend the dinner for an additional $50.

Hotel Information

The Madison Concourse Hotel is now SOLD OUT. We have arranged additional rooms through the Best Western Premier Park Hotel, which is located not far from the Madison Concourse, at which all conference activiities will take place.

The Best Western Premier Park Hotel is located at 22 South Carroll Street in the heart of downtown Madison. The additional room block is available for the nights of December 1-4, with the following nightly rates:

  • Standard Room (1 or 2 beds) - $124
  • Deluxe Room (1 or 2 beds) - $134
  • Suite - $164

You can CLICK HERE to book rooms directly, or call (608) 285-8000 and mention that you are part of the "National Conference on Student Activities".

Travel Information

The Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) is located about 15 minutes from the Madison Concourse Hotel, with a complimentary shuttle for guests. Airlines serving the airport include American, Delta, Frontier, and United.

CLICK HERE to visit the Dane County Regional Airport website

How can you pass up a view like this?

CLICK HERE for an informational flyer, and stay tuned for more updates soon...

Documents & Information

Conference Information

  • Conference Schedule - updated 10/12/2016
  • FORWARD Breakout Sessions - here's the list of breakout sessions you can check out...only at the NCSA!
  • Focus Groups - all who attend will be asked for their first and second choice when registering
  • Meet The Pros Application - we're looking for "pros" to volunteer and share their expertise with other attendees. If interested, please complete and return to Jim Finnemeyer by November 2.
  • Mentor Application - we're looking for experienced NCSA attendees to mentor first-timers so they have a great experience and keep coming back year after year. If interested, please complete and return to Jim Finnemeyer by November 2.

Graduate Credit Information - CLICK HERE to view information about how to apply for and receive Edgewood College Graduate Credit for your participation in the 2016 National Conference on Student Activities.

Madison Information

Thank you to our sponsors!

CLICK HERE for a FULL SIZE version - much easier to read!


Links, Friends, and Sponsors:

The Alliance for Student Activities

Dynamx Digital

The Fisher Agency

Herff Jones

NAWD Facebook Group