2024 KAAN Annual Conference

Reaching New Heights: 2024 KAAN Conference

Reaching New Heights: 2024 Kansas Academic Advising Network Conference

September 26-27, 2024
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

For more than 150 years, Mount Oread has been home to the state’s flagship institution, the University of Kansas where innovative research and the constant pursuit of knowledge come together. We are excited to meet you in Lawrence, Kansas this September to rally and unite, champion student success and aim higher as advisors during challenging times for higher education.

The Kansas Academic Advising Network is proud to promote high quality professional development opportunities for academic advising professionals from across the state of Kansas and beyond. Your conference registration also includes one-year membership in our state-wide academic advising network.

Important dates

  • April 2024: Call for proposals opens.
  • July 1, 2024: Conference registration opens.
  • August 11, 2024: Call for proposals closes at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
  • August 25, 2024: Early-bird (discounted) registration deadline, 11:59 p.m. CDT
  • September 1, 2024: Awards nomination deadline.
  • September 15, 2024: Standard conference registration closes at 11:59 p.m. CDT

Call for Proposals

KAAN encourages timely, creative and innovative proposals. Submit your proposal today to present at this year’s state conference!

KAAN 2024 Conference Program

Thursday, September 26, 2024

11 a.m. Sign in for optional half-day pre-conference workshop.

12 p.m. Pre-conference workshop beings.

6 p.m.: Preconference social social and networking event: please join us to make some connections before our conference event! Appetizers will be provided.

Friday, September 27, 2024

  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast and check-in.
  • 8:00 a.m. Welcome.
  • 8:30 a.m. Breakout session 1.
  • 9:40 a.m. Breakout session 2.
  • 10:40 a.m. Break.
  • 10:55 a.m. Breakout session 3.
  • Noon: Lunch with business meeting and keynote presentation.
  • 1:30 p.m. Breakout session 4.
  • 2:45 p.m. Conference awards presentation and door prizes.

Keynote Speaker

To be posted soon!


The KAAN awards program is designed to honor individuals and institutions that have made contributions to academic advising within our organization and within their respective institutions. Several award categories are available, including “Best of KAAN” for the most outstanding presentation at this year’s conference. We highly encourage you to nominate a colleague. See awards details and how to submit your nomination.

Registration & Payments

Not currently a KAAN member? No worries! Conference registration includes one-year membership to KAAN, access to exciting opportunities for leadership, networking, professional development and scholarship, and more.

Each individual attending the conference needs to complete the online registration. Please read and ensure you understand and accept our conference registration policy before you submit your registration for this year’s event.

An option is also available for submitting payment via check by mail or for a business office to pay for registration(s) after you have registered individually for our event. Please check your email confirmation message for details. If your office is paying for your registration after you submit registration, please provide them with this link to submit payment online: https://form.jotform.com/61648244425962.

  • Early-bird registration: (by August 25, 2023) $80.00 (includes one-year KAAN membership).
  • Regular registration: $95.00 (includes one-year KAAN membership).

If the attendee’s office or department is submitting payment on their behalf, the attendee should provide their email confirmation to their office. Registration is not complete until the attendee receives confirmation that payment has been received.

KAAN Treasurer

Steering Committee Positions

At this year’s annual conference the following positions are up for election:

  • Vice Chair (3-year commitment)
  • Secretary (2-year commitment)
  • Membership (2-year commitment) 

See also: Duties of steering committee positions.

Submit your nomination for the steering committee with this year’s conference registration. Or, submit a nomination without registering for this year’s conference.

Hotel Information

We have a block of rooms and attendees to this year’s conference may obtain the discounted lodging rate.

More information will be added here when available.

Visitor Parking at KU

More information will be added here when available.

Professional Development

KAAN professional development awards provide current members the opportunity to seek funding to grow and expand as professionals. Review the guidelines regarding submitting an application for, and receiving, a professional development award.

Benefits of Membership

  • Opportunities for professional leadership.
  • Access to professional development funds.
  • Professional development opportunities (webinars, publications, etc.).
  • Networking and collaboration with colleagues.
  • Sharing of professional resources.
  • Updates on organizational activities.
  • KAAN committee involvement.
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