Conference News

The following are news articles and fun facts published as NASFAA prepared for the 2017 NASFAA National Conference in San Diego, CA.

 March 17, 2017 - Oh, the Places You'll Go! Explore Your Own "Seussville" in San Diego

The University of California, San Diego's Geisel Library in La Jolla is home to the largest collection of original Dr. Seuss manuscripts and other materials in the world. Dr. Seuss – Theodore Seuss Geisel – was also a long-time San Diego resident. You can see his former house, which is also located in La Jolla, atop Mount Soledad, or visit what some believe to be Seuss's inspiration for the original Lorax tree in Scripps Park.

March 10, 2017 - Coming in for a Landing - Friday's San Diego Fun Fact

Wondering why San Diego International Airport is so crowded? It's because it is the busiest one-runway airport in the country, and the second busiest in the world, falling just behind London Gatwick. See for yourself when you travel to San Diego for the 2017 National Conference, June 26 through 29.

February 23, 2017 - Join Us at Petco Park for an Evening of Food, Fun, and Friends

The San Diego Padres moved to Petco Park in 2014. Petco Park is located downtown with breathtaking views of the Bay, the downtown skyline, and the Coronado Bridge. The most notable feature of Petco Park is the historic Western Metal Supply Co. building, which was incorporated into the ballpark by the left field foul pole. While you're in town for the 2017 NASFAA National Conference, join your colleagues to watch the San Diego Padres take on the Atlanta Braves. Baseball tickets are sold separately from conference registration.

February 15, 2017 - 2017 NASFAA National Conference to Offer Two In-Person NASFAA U Courses

NASFAA U is  pleased to offer two in-person courses during the 2017 National Conference: Cash Management and Professional Judgement. Both courses will take place Thursday morning, June 29, 8:30 to 11:30 am. Conference attendees can  participate in either course and receive a voucher for the associated credential test free of charge.

February 8, 2017 - Thank You to Our 2017 Platinum Conference Sponsors

NASFAA sends a hearty thank you to all of our sponsors who have already stepped up to help NASFAA deliver a great conference of financial aid training, networking, and professional development opportunities. In particular, we'd like to recognize our platinum level sponsors – Discover Student Loans, Sallie Mae, Inceptia, College Ave, and Goal Structured Solutions – for their financial support and on-site participation that makes our conference so valuable to our attendees. Check the schedule for all the special events in the Exhibit Hall.

January 19, 2017 - 2017 NASFAA National Conference Will Kick Off Monday, June 26 in San Diego

As always at the NASFAA National Conference, in 2017 you'll have ample opportunities to teach, learn, network, and share best practices with your colleagues from across the country. There are a couple of changes to note this year: the conference is taking place a bit earlier than in past years—in June, rather than July—and starting on Monday afternoon, rather than Sunday morning.

Publication Date: 3/17/2017

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