NAWD: Conference on Student Activities

** Advisors Only (no students – mini learning vacation!) **

National Conference on Student Activities
November 30 to December 2, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

Conference Flyer


Online registration is open for the 2018 National Conference on Student Activities (NCSA) in Atlanta.  You will not want to miss one second of this event; to find out much more about this unique opportunity for Student Activity advisers CLICK HERE to visit our NCSA 2018 Page.

For those of you who are ready to register now (excellent!), please CLICK HERE to access the online registration form.  There is also a link provided on the left sidebar of any page on the website at  Please note that to take advantage of discounted Early Bird, Group, and NASSCED Member rates you must register online by October 31, 2018.

Conference Costs:

  • EARLY BIRD (prior to October 31) – $325.00
  • GROUP (of 5 or more, prior to October 31) – $305.00 per person
  • REGULAR (November 1-15) – $345.00
  • ONSITE – $380.00

All registrations above also include 2018-2019 membership in NAWD.

OCTOBER 15 DEADLINE FOR NAWD NEWCOMER SCHOLARSHIP FOR NCSA TO HONOR FORMER NAWD REGISTRAR BARRIE ELIZABETH FINNEMEYER. The NAWD Board of Directors has created a scholarship available to first time or second-time attendees of NCSA conferences. Scholarship amount: $500 is designed to cover the early bird registration fee of $325 with additional funds to cover one-day of substitute pay (if needed) or to be used for other expenses to attend NCSA 2018. The online application (CLICK HERE or visit is due by Monday, October 15, 2018

Online Conference Registration is open.   Maryland’s registration code is MDO7KC

The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North invites you to recharge and relax at our hotel in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Situated just 30 minutes north of downtown Atlanta on a private lake, our hotel boasts a retreat-like setting without sacrificing seamless city access

Nightly room rates: Single/Double $119, Triple $129, Quad $139
Reservations can be made by calling 888-627-8407. If calling, please be sure to mention that you are part of NAWD to access our room block!

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is located about 7 miles south of Atlanta’s central business district and is one of the largest airports in the world. As a result, nearly all domestic carriers serve ATL with reasonable airfares – many with non-stops. It is the primary hub for Delta Airlines and also a major hub for Frontier, Southwest and Spirit Airlines. CLICK HERE to visit the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport website.

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for the National Association of Workshop Directors – you can CLICK HERE to book your flights! You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at (800) 328-1111 from Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Central) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMS84. Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Need to convince your administrators or school district that the National Conference on Student Activities is important and that you need to be there?   Show them the materials and research at presented by the Alliance for Student Activities on the positive effects student activities has on school problems such as bullying, test scores, dropout rates, grade point averages and success in college.  This research proves that participation in student activities significantly increases students’ standardized test scores, GPAs, graduation rates, college acceptance rates, and college success rates.  It almost eliminates the likelihood that a student will drop out of school.  Student activity programs develop social and emotional skills while reducing behavioral problems and long-term public assistance needs.  And at an average of less than 3% of the school’s overall operating budget, student activities are a bargain.

• MASC Letter to Administration (MASCadminLetter  PDF / MASCadminLetter Word)

Don’t forget to check out the special Pre-Conference Opportunities, which you can learn more about in the August 2018 edition of Reumors (CLICK HERE to view):

  • Preconference Activity: Atlanta Sightseeing Adventure – $75.00
  • Preconference Activity: Special Session at the Center for Civil and Human Rights – $75.00
  • Friday Night Dinner – choice of Taco Mac or 5 Seasons Brewing – $50.00
  • Spouse/Guest Meals (throughout conference) – $175.00


The National Association of Workshop Directors (NAWD) is a professional organization founded by Dr. Earl Reum in 1973. NAWD brings together advisors of all student activities that support and encourage student involvement in and out of the classroom, as well as leadership education teachers, regional/state activity program planners, and others interested in leadership training and activity planning.

Each December, the annual National Conference on Student Activities features top-notch speakers and presenters and also provides a plethora of opportunities to share great ideas while networking with a vibrant professional community dedicated to student leadership and activities.  Whether attending your first conference or your twentieth (or more!), the people you meet, the knowledge you gain, and ideas you share will have a lasting impact on you as well as the students and adults you work with.