Welcome Letter

I would like to extend the warmest welcome to NACADA’s International Conference participants. The 2018 conference is hosted by University College Dublin (UCD), in Ireland’s beautiful capital city. UCD is Ireland’s global university and as such I look forward to welcoming all conference delegates from near and far for an engaging week of discussion on supporting students’ academic success.

The programme of events we have put together will keep you engaged and facilitate both networking and sharing of knowledge and expertise. In addition, you will have the opportunity to soak up the sights, culture, and atmosphere of Dublin.

It’s an exciting time for NACADA and your participation at this international conference adds to a broader global conversation on supporting students. Whether we’re academic advisors, faculty leaders, professional support staff or students, we can all appreciate that, as our conference theme suggests, students’ academic success is based on how we can best enhance their learning experiences, to boldly encourage students during their time with us to reach their full potential and to empower students (and ourselves!) to strive for excellence.

Thank you in advance for bringing your experience to our gathering.  Submit those proposals and pack your bags – I look forward to welcoming you to University College Dublin!

Colleen Doyle
University College Dublin
Chair, NACADA International Conference 2018