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Student Veterans of America – NatCon2018

January 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Student Veterans of America (SVA) is the country’s premier organization for student veterans. SVA supports all veterans through their transition from the military, educational advancement, and career growth. SVA represents a network of over 1,400 chapters on campuses in all 50 states and four countries.

SVA will hold its 10th Annual National Conference January 4 – 6, 2018 in San Antonio, TX at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. The Conference will bring together student veterans, alumni, higher education personnel, researchers, stakeholders and policymakers from around the country to share information and network.

The program committee invites proposals centered around the conference theme: Defining Our Future.  The overall program will result in attendees increasing their leadership skills and professional competence, help attendees proactively address barriers on their campus and with their chapters, and provide attendees with an opportunity for diverse discussions and networking.

The committee invites individuals or groups to share their expertise, share research, or lead a discussion in the following tracks:

  1. Career Readiness: Fostering student veteran success beyond college, such as topics related to employment, career building, networking, and professional development.
  2. Chapter Management: Best practices for running a student veteran club/chapter on your campus.
  3. Higher Education: Information to help higher education community members (administrators, staff, faculty, and chapter advisors) provide better supports for student veterans on their campuses.
  4. Research: Empirical data presented and/or discussed related to student veterans and their families.
  5. Student Success: A holistic approach towards helping student veterans achieve success inside and outside the classroom.