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April 10-12, 2017


Sponsored by NASPA IV-West, ACUI Region V and North Dakota State University

Conference Costs:

All NDSU and Non-NDSU Students - Free of charge!

NDSU Staff & Faculty $99.00.  You may pay with credit card or paid with an NDSU Departmental IDB (to be billed later). Please email Steve Winfrey for available faculty scholarships at

All NASPA and ACUI members $99.00. 

Non Staff, Faculty & Community Members $99.00. 

Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017. In case of cancellation, authorized refunds issued less a $25 fee.

Unifying Voices Activity: Throughout the conference, you can expect lively discussions, activities that will challenge your thinking, and the formation of life-long friendships.  Whether you are able to join us at the conference or not, we invite you to join in our transformational journey as a larger community through our, "Unifying Voices" activity.  The activity was started by one of our keynote speakers,Michael Strand. The activity is designed to encourage participants to share their stories of challenge, struggle, and/or triumph in any area of life he or she desires.  We hope that when participants share his or her story, their willingness to be vulnerable will not only demonstrate their courage to share their story, but will help others to be more appreciative and accepting of other people's stories.  

To participate in the "Unifying Voices" Activity, bring a cup to the conference from your home/work that symbolizes or represents a personal story of struggle, challenge, and/or triumph.  Stories can be about issues of diversity, family, and/or work.  Either at home or when you arrive at the conference, participants will be asked to outline their story.  On a 5 inch by 5 inch (5"x 5") piece of paper, write or type (18 font or larger) a synopsis of your story. Insert your story in your cup, and bring it with you to the conference and drop it off at the registration table.  Your story and your cup will be put on display during the conference as a show of solidarity and as a symbol of, "Unifying Our Voices" while celebrating our diversity.  In return, you will receive a cup made by master craftsman, Michael Strand.  At the end of the conference, participants are welcome to take their cup home.  All other cups must be picked up by April 28, 2017 or become the property of NDSU.


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Administration Phone: +1 (701) 231-8241
Campus address: Memorial Union
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5340 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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