NACADA Research Symposium

Join us for 24 hours of research at the NACADA Research Symposium
Friday, April 10 - Saturday, April 11, 2015
Research Symposium will be held in Indianapolis, IN following the Region 5 Conference.   Location will be announced soon. 

Come with Research Ideas — Leave with an action plan.

The Research Symposium: 

  • The Purpose of the Symposium is to build a community of scholars. It is open to all those in the academic advising profession.
  • The Program is designed for researchers at all levels who are ready to transform their ideas into scholarly works.
  • The Agenda will include: large group discussions, small group interactions, independent work, and one-on-one time with research mentors.
  • The Participants will receive materials including pertinent articles related to research in advising, among other useful tools.    

Tentative Schedule is:

1:30 - 6:00 p.m on Friday, April 10

Dinner on your own

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015

For more information, please contact: 

Wendy Troxel
Illinois State University

Registration Information

Register on-line with a credit card. 

Registration is limited to 25, so register early!  

The registration fee of $85 includes Research Symposium resources, time with NACADA consultants, lunch, and refreshments.

There are no refunds on or after April 6, 2015

Location and Hotel Information

Location:  The Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel

Lodging:  The Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel

31 W. Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-635-2000

Room Rates: Single/Double: $132.00  |  Triple/Quad: $132.00/$132.00

NACADA has arranged for a block of rooms at the conference rate at the The Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel. These rooms may sell out before the cut-off date of Wednesday, Marc 18, 2015, so reserve your room early! 


    ***Room reservation information may be requested from the hotel during the last 4 weeks prior to the conference by the NACADA Executive Office in order to check on status of room block. Please e-mail Diane Matteson at if you request to have the hotel withhold your information.

    Directions: TBA


    Wendy Troxel
    NACADA Research Chair
    Illinois State University

    Shannon Burton
    NACADA Research Committee
    Michigan State University

    Kathleen Smith, Florida State University - See more at:


    What others say...

    I would highly recommend the Research Symposium for anyone who wants to learn more about conducting research in the advising field. The facilitators are experts, and it doesn't matter if you are experienced or new; they will challenge your mind and abilities! -Jeanette Berger

    The research symposium is an intimate, safe environment where you bond with others who are interested in developing research techniques for the purpose our students’ success. The instructors are kind, attentive, supportive and passionate. I had a really wonderful experience that I won’t soon forget! -Craig McGill