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About the NSPA Conference

NSPA’s Annual Conference is a convergence of our profession: the intersection of diverse organizations in the scholarship industry, including foundations, public charities, educational institutions, and corporations. This event unites nearly 600 attendees from across the United States, U.S. Territories, and Canada for two and a half days of learning, networking,
and sharing.

2019 Conference Dates and Location

October 1-3, 2019
Pre-Conference Workshop on September 30, 2019

Hilton Minneapolis

1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Single and double standard rooms: $159/night

The Hilton is located in Central Downtown Minneapolis with a view of the Mississippi River (12 miles from the MSP Airport). The hotel is pet friendly. Multiple activities and points of interest are within walking distance.

2019 Conference Rates

Registration Rates Members Non-Members
Full Registration Early Bird (Before August 31) $675 $800
Full Registration
$775 $900
Single Day Early Bird (Before August 31)
$350 $425
Single Day $400 $475
Pre-Conference $150 $180

2019 Conference Timeline

  • Request for Session Proposals will go out in March.
  • Session Proposals will be due in April.
  • Full Conference Schedule will be posted in June.
  • Registration opens in June.
  • Hotel Group Block rate ends August 30.
  • Early Bird Registration ends August 31

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Download a PDF of our 2019 sponsorship levels here.
Visit our online store to purchase a sponsorship!


Exhibitor Opportunities

Download a PDF of our 2019 exhibitor opportunities here.
Visit our store to purchase an exhibitor table and/or demo!

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 Past Conference Attendee Comments

The 2017 NSPA Conference was the best conference that I have attended. I loved the increased membership among universities and also so much appreciated the conversation between the scholarship organizations and the schools.

We are new to NSPA and wanted to connect with other professionals in this sector. I found the conference to be very valuable in both meeting practitioners and learning about various vendors for support.

Wonderful conference! Thank you for all your hard work and leadership. We often work alone in our offices, and getting to connect to this support network for what I do is an absolute lifeline!

The NSPA Annual Conference is a great venue for institutions and scholarship providers to come together and collaborate. Sharing best practices, gaining invaluable resources, and networking with other practitioners are the primary reasons why I look forward to attending each year!

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