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Note (10/22/13): Due to high demand, we have exceeded capacity for this year's conference and therefore conference registration has been closed. If you are a presenter who has not yet registered please contact Keith O'Neil at (

**For the Word version of Region IV-E's Business Meeting Agenda click here**

John Joi HeadshotOn behalf of the 2013 NASPA Region IV-East Conference Committee, we welcome you to our regional conference website. We are excited to host this year’s conference (November 3-5) in historic Skokie, IL.  During the 1970’s, Skokie found itself a symbol of both free speech and enduring humanitarian values when the National Socialist Party of America sought the right to march through the town (a community that was home to many holocaust survivors).  This march was the catalyst for holocaust survivors around the world to recognize that despite their desire to leave the past behind, they could no longer remain silent.  They organized to establish the Illinois Holocaust Museum, located in Skokie just a short distance from the conference hotel, and also a powerful venue for our regional conference.

It is in the spirit of that historic context that we crafted this year’s regional conference theme, Courageous Voices: Take a Stand. Make a Choice. As Student Affairs professionals, we often face the tension of honoring individual rights and freedom of expression while also being courageous and challenging ourselves and our students to make choices that create a humane and just world.

Our conference committee has planned a range of courageous speakers, educational sessions and opportunities for connection with colleagues that we hope will inspire you to find your voice and make your own courageous choices.

We look forward to seeing you in Skokie.

John B. Lehman and Joianne L. Smith
NASPA Region IV-East Conference Co-Chairs

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