Schedule

The National Student Government Summit is a four-day conference.

The conference features 51 workshop sessions (7 more than 2016), 14 brand-new workshops with several led by student leaders and advisors, 37 round-table caucuses, one dozen one-hour private consulting appointments, and more than 24 information-packed hours of practical help, ideas, tips, and advice on how to improve your Student Government.

Even Better in 2017
  • Brand-new location two blocks from the U.S. Capitol (you’ll save money and time on transportation. Walk to the Capitol, museums, and restaurants)
  • Beautiful new conference hotel, the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, the closest hotel to the Capitol
  • Lower registration fees! The registration fees are $20 less per person in 2017!
  • More time to visit Capitol Hill (you can walk in five minutes! Save two hours riding the Metro!)
  • Walk to museums, monuments, and restaurants. No taxi, Metro, or Uber needed!
  • Free Internet at the conference hotel (normally $14.95 per day)
  • More free time for sightseeing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (two hours less travel each day)
  • New workshops and speakers (six new speakers and 13 new workshops!)
  • New workshops led by student leaders and advisors
  • More interactive training sessions
  • More training sessions for advisors
  • Free reception on Capitol HIll (sponsored by George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management)
  • Free “ASGA Loves Advisors” reception on Thursday (free food and open bar for advisors)
  • New Workshop Guide to help you choose which workshops will help you most
  • More detailed training Workshop Descriptions to help you choose which workshops will help you most
  • More facilitated and structured round-table caucuses focused on hot issues and problems
  • Later start times each morning
  • New SG Exchange (bring your SG brochures, constitutions, T-Shirts, pens, and more to exchange with other schools)
Conference Attire
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Business Casual Business Casual ASGA T-Shirts & Jeans College/University Shirts & Jeans

2017 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Lobbying on Capitol Hill (OPTIONAL: Meet your Representatives & Senators)

  • Visits to U.S. House of Representatives members and U.S. Senators (on your own)
  • Visits to monuments and museums (on your own)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Conference Attire • Thursday — Business casual

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Lobbying on Capitol Hill (OPTIONAL: Meet your Representatives & Senators)

  • Visits to U.S. House of Representatives members and U.S. Senators (on your own)
  • Visits to monuments and museums (on your own)
  • Tours of the U.S. Capitol (must have reservations in advance)

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Speaker Bootcamp (sign up when you register for this conference)

Glacier (Meeting Room Level)

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Parliamentary Procedure Training (sign up when you register for this conference)

Yosemite (Meeting Room Level)

4:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. — SG Exchange (bring your SG brochures, constitutions, T-Shirts, pens, and more to exchange with other schools)

Regency B Wall

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Conference Registration & Networking

7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. — Conference Kick-Off (doors open at 7:00 p.m. Arrive early to get the best seats)

Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D., Emcee
Regency A/B (Ballroom)

9:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. — Networking Break

Regency Ballroom Foyer

9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. —  FOR ADVISORS  ASGA LOVES ADVISORS reception

Thornton Room (11th Floor)

9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 1 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  • ROUNDTABLE: Community Colleges (Suzette Walden Cole, facilitator)
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Community Colleges (Russell Barefoot, facilitator)
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Private Colleges & Universities (Chris Jachimowicz, facilitator)
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Public Colleges & Universities (Chris Irving, facilitator)
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  •  A   FOR NEW & POTENTIAL ASGA MEMBERS  How to Maximize Your ASGA Membership – Butch Oxendine
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Super-Evolved Student Governments (Shawn Livingston, facilitator)
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  • PRIVATE CONSULTING (arrange in advance by writing conferences@asgaonline.com)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

10:15 p.m. — Free for Evening

Suggested Night-Life Activities
• Late Dinner on the Town—find out where to eat and see ASGA’s restaurant recommendations and discounts

Friday, September 29, 2017

Conference Attire • Friday — Business casual

6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. — Lobbying on Capitol Hill (OPTIONAL: Meet your Representatives & Senators)

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. — SG Exchange (bring your SG brochures, constitutions, T-Shirts, pens, and more to exchange with other schools)

Regency B Wall

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast at Union Station (make sure you have your vouchers) Menu

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 2 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  •  B  How You Can Connect With Students: Survey Them! – Butch Oxendine
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  •  C   FOR ADVISORS  Keeping HOPE Alive: How to Sustain & Grow Your Student Leaders – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  •  D  From Vision to Reality: How to Achieve Your SG Goals – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  •  E  Cleaning Up the Dirty Fighting in Your SGA – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  •  F  Administrators Are Not Your Enemy: Learn How to Get Along with Yours – Chris Jachimowicz
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  •   NEW • ADVISOR-LED  Leadership: How to Drive the Mission, the Passion, and the Teamwork! – Russell D. Barefoot
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  •   NEW • STUDENT-LED  Navigating Event Planning and the Digital Age – Alexandra Wood, Florida Institute of Technology
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Freeform (Talk About Anything and Everything)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. — Coffee Break

10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 3 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  •  I  13 Steps to a Super Student Government – Butch Oxendine
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  •  J  SG Training With an “Attitude” – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  •  K  Knowing When and How to Call Someone Out: Confronting Members within the SG – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  •  L  D.E.L.E.G.A.T.E.-Just Do it!  – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  •  M  Extreme Makeover: Constitution Edition – Chris Jachimowicz
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  •  N  We’re In This Together: Representing All Students On Your Campus – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  •   NEW • STUDENT-LED  Understanding Your Why: How to Refocus Your Leadership and Renew Your Momentum – Taylor Bennington, University of Akron
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Freeform (Talk About Anything & Everything)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Networking Break

12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. — Sit-down Lunch

Regency Ballroom

  • Visits to Conference Exhibitor Booths
    Regency Ballroom Foyer

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 4 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  •  P  The 25 Worst Mistakes Your SG Can Make – Butch Oxendine
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  •  Q  Hail to the Chief: The Power and Purpose of Being SG President – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  •  R   FOR ADVISORS  On the Right Foot: Building Rapport with Your SG – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  •  S  Effective Student Legislators: You Won the Senate Seat…Now What? – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  •  T  Parliamentary Procedure: A Simulation – Chris Jachimowicz
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  •  U  Creating Student Government Advocacy That Effects Change – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  •   NEW  Working in Washington Panel – George Washington University (Tremayne Smith, Special Assistant, Rep Butterfield • Kyle Buckles, Communications Director, US House of Representatives • Lindsey Maggard, Public Affairs Coordinator, National Association of Counties • Jonathan McGee, Senior Marketing Director, The Graduate School of Political Management)
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Super Student Governments
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Networking Break

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 5 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  • ROUNDTABLE: Senators, Representatives, and Committee Members (Butch Oxendine, facilitator)
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Presidents & Vice Presidents (Chris Irving, facilitator)
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  •  W  Cultural Competency & SG Leadership: Ensuring Everyone’s Asked to Dance – Suzette Walden Cole, M.Ed.
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Secretaries & Treasurers (Chris Jachimowicz, facilitator)
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  •  X   NEW  Optimizing Student Progression: Why Personalization is Key for Completion – Andrew Dubeau
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  • Connect Your Students to the World with NYTimes.com  – The New York Times
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Super Student Government Officers (Advanced) [Andrew Ortiz, facilitator)
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)

5:00 p.m. to 6:00p.m. — Capitol Hill Reception (sponsored by George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management)

  • Members of Congress, former members of Congress, other government leaders

Regency Foyer

2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. — (OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES)

(Contact conferences@asgaonline.com to book consulting appointments)

Suggested Night-Life Activities
All of these suggested activities are either within walking distance or are convenient via the Metro and/or taxi:

Also check out “Experience DC.”

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Conference Attire • Saturday — ASGA T-Shirts & jeans

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. — SG Exchange (bring your SG brochures, constitutions, T-Shirts, pens, and more to exchange with other schools)

Regency B Wall

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. — Light Breakfast

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. — Keynote

Dance Floor Theory: Solving Student Apathy and Creating a Campus Culture of Student Engagement – Melissa Ruiz, MSW

  • ASGA SG Database Survey Raffle Drawing (must be present to win) (Database Surveys are available in conference binder)
    Regency A/B (Ballroom)

9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. — Networking Break

9:45 to 10:45 a.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 6 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  •  Z  How to Make Students Care About Your SG: Create “Signature Programs” – Butch Oxendine
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  •  AA  Managing Multiple Priorities: Important vs. Urgent – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  • BB   NEW • STUDENT-LED  Keeping Student Government F.U.N. (Functional, Under Control, Neutral) – Babatunde Joseph Ogunniyi, Borough of Manhattan Community College
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • CC   FOR ADVISORS  Leadership Development: Developing the Leaders within Your SG  – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  • DD  Ten Toxic Time-Wasters That Can Poison Your Meetings – Chris Jachimowicz
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  • EE   NEW  Running for Office in the Real World – Dan Maffei, former Member of Congress
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  •  FF  Who Cares? Transforming Apathy Into Action – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Freeform (Talk About Anything & Everything)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. — Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 7 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  •  GG  What Can Your Student Government Really Accomplish? Choose Realistic Goals – Butch Oxendine
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  •  HH  Structural Integrity: Is Your Ship Ready for the Voyage Ahead? – Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  • II   NEW • ADVISOR-LED  Teamwork Makes the Dream Work – Dessie Haney, Atlanta Technical College
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • JJ   FOR ADVISORS  Student Development and the Art of Advising (What Does Chickering Have to Do With It?) – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  • KK   NEW  Death by Committee: How SG Committees Should Work – Chris Jachimowicz
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  •  LL   NEW  The ABCs of SGA – Ernest J. Robinson
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  •  MM  Stoke the Fire: Seven Ways to Maximize Your Leadership Potential – Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Freeform (Talk About Anything & Everything)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Networking Break

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 8 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  •  NN  How to Get What You Want – Butch Oxendine
    Regency A (Ballroom)
  • OO   NEW • ADVISOR-LED  Building Unity through Campus Dialogues – Chris Fishpaw, University of Dayton
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  • PP   NEW • STUDENT-LED  Abilities with Sustainability – Paul Petrut Tufis, Florida Institute of Technology
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • QQ  Who Said There’s No “I” in Team? – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  • RR   NEW • STUDENT-LED  A Unified Student Government through our Core Values – Edson O’Neale & Joseph Thompson III, Saint Leo University
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  • SS   NEW  Chess Vs Checkers: Understanding How and When to Make the Right Move – Ernest J. Robinson
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  • TT   NEW  Lowering the Cost of Textbooks on Your Campus  – Daniel Ayers, eCampus
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Freeform (Talk About Anything & Everything)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

1:15 p.m. — Lunch at Union Station (make sure you have your vouchers) Menu

Union Station

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — (OPTIONAL) Training/Roundtable Block 9 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

Meeting Space Available (reserve in advance to meet with other students from your state, branch campuses, etc. Reserve at ASGA Registration table.)

  • Meeting Space Available
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  • Meeting Space Available
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  • Meeting Space Available
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  • Meeting Space Available
    Bunker Hill (Ballroom Level)
  • Meeting Space Available
    Lexington/Concord (Ballroom Level)
  • Meeting Space Available
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)

2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — (OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES)

  • Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building (must have reservations in advance)
    PLEASE NOTE: If you’re going on an ASGA-reserved Capitol Tour, you should leave to go to the Capitol no less than 45 minutes before your tour time. Walk to the Capitol Visitor Center on the east side of the Capitol. The walk will take 10-15 minutes.
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Private Consulting
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)
  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Private Consulting
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)
  • 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Private Consulting
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

Contact conferences@asgaonline.com to book consulting appointments)

Suggested Night-Life Activities
All of these suggested activities are either within walking distance or are convenient via the Metro and/or taxi:

Also check out “Experience DC.”

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Conference Attire • Sunday — College/University shirts & jeans

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. — (OPTIONAL) Non-denominational Worship Service

Columbia C (Ballroom Level)

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — SG Exchange (bring your SG brochures, constitutions, T-Shirts, pens, and more to exchange with other schools)

Regency B Wall

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast at Union Station (make sure you have your vouchers) Menu

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 10 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  •  UU  The Gift and The Curse: Talented and Overextended (Part I) – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq.
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  •  VV  No More Drama: Conflict Resolution the “Right Way” – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  •  WW  Do the Right Thing: Ethics and Your SGA – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  •  XX  53 Tips to Improve Your Student Government Elections – Butch Oxendine
    Columbia B (Ballroom Level)
  • YY   NEW • ADVISOR-LED    FOR ADVISORS  Management to Mentorship: For the New SG Advisor – Shawn M. Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • ROUNDTABLE: Freeform (Talk About Anything and Everything)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. — Coffee Break

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. — Training/Roundtable Block 11 (Tell ASGA what you want to learn about: Take this survey)

  •  ZZ  The Gift and The Curse: Talented and Overextended (Part II) – Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq.
    Regency B (Ballroom)
  •  AAA  Leadership Reloaded: Skills For Effective SG Members – Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.
    Regency C (Ballroom)
  •  BBB   FOR ADVISORS  From a Mess to a Yes! – Vicky Owles, Ed.D.
    Regency D (Ballroom)
  • CCC   NEW • STUDENT-LED  Lean on Me: Using Lean Practices to Improve the Student Housing Process – Daniel Wilson, St. Norbert College
    Columbia B (Ballroom Level)
  • DDD   NEW • ADVISOR-LED  Handling Difficult SG Situations: Real Life Case Studies – Shawn M. Livingston, M.P.A.
    Columbia C (Ballroom Level)
  • PRIVATE CONSULTING (arrange in advance by writing conferences@asgaonline.com)
    Olympic (Conference Level, 2nd Floor)

11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Networking Break

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Wrap-up & Raffle

  • Stamp to Win Raffle Drawing (must be present to win) (Garmin Vívofit 3 Activity Tracker • Amazon Echo Dot • Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote • iClever Portable Folding Keyboard)
  • The Importance of Your Student Government – Butch Oxendine
  • Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D., Emcee
    Regency Ballroom

12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — (OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES)

Check out “Experience DC” for ideas on sight-seeing and restaurants

Monday, October 2, 2017

Lobbying on Capitol Hill (OPTIONAL: Meet your Representatives & Senators)

  • Visits to U.S. House of Representatives members and U.S. Senators (on your own)
  • Visits to monuments and museums (on your own)
Workshop Guide & Descriptions
Capitol and Holocaust Museum Tours