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I always come away from the NASP conventions with energy and renewed excitement about being a school psychologist.
Alice Wellborn, MA, NCSP
Transylvania County Schools

I am always impressed with the level of expertise and depth of offerings at the NASP convention.
Nadine Woodle, NCSP
Naperville School District 203

Special Events

SE01: Red Cross Training: Foundations of Disaster Mental Health

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 2:00 P.M.–6:00 P.M.

This tailored version of the American Red Cross’s Foundations of Disaster Mental Health training course is one of the prerequisites to becoming certified as a volunteer in the Disaster Mental Health Network for the Red Cross. The session offers the training and theoretical and practical information necessary for providing American Red Cross crisis intervention services to shelter residents, staff, and others involved in disasters. Learn how to work within Red Cross protocol to assist people in emergencies. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee. Preregistration and a $15 materials and processing fee are required. NASP thanks the American Red Cross for its sponsorship of this session.

SE02: The Professional in Transition: Getting and Keeping Your First Job as a School Psychologist

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 2:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M.

This popular annual session offers tips on the latest technology as well as proven practices. The presenters will review effective use of Web-based application services and the NASP Online Career Center, powerful résumés, how to correspond with prospective employers, why a professional portfolio is vital to your continued success, making the most of your interviews, and how better time management can get the job done with a minimum of stress. The fee is $15, and registration is required.

SE03: School Psychologists on the Run (Or Walk) In Seattle

Enthusiasm is high for the NASP 2013 5K Walk/Run! To keep the registration fee reasonable, expenses low, and the charitable donation high, we will once again have a do-it-yourself (DIY) event in Seattle. The DIY format will include maps and information to give participants a choice of walks/runs in downtown Seattle, near the NASP convention hotels. A variety of city highlights will be featured. Local runners will provide informal group runs on various days (weather permitting), for those who prefer to run with a group. All profits, after expenses, will benefit a Seattle children’s charity. Registration is required. The preconvention fee (by January 16, 2013) is $20 and includes a reserved T-shirt in your size. Register early and get the benefit of receiving free information and maps in advance. After January 16, the registration fee will be $30. Be sure to include the NASP 5K Walk/Run in your convention event choices!

SE04: NASP Children's Fund Auction

Thursday, February 14, 2013 6:00 P.M.–7:30 P.M.

Don’t miss the social event of the convention. The Children’s Fund will be auctioning exciting items for the benefit of children. The fee is $10, and registration is required.

SE05: Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP) Member Meeting and Reception

Friday, February 15, 2013 4:00 P.M.–6:20 P.M.

SE06: 31st Annual Past-Presidents Roast

Thursday, February 14, 2013 4:00 P.M.–5:50 P.M.

Don't miss this open event honoring NASP's 35th President, Daniel C. Miller. This is an opportunity for all attending the convention to relax and enjoy both a serious and humorous review of Dan's 2003–2004 presidential year, recognize his many contributions, and honor him. A cash bar will be avialable.

SE07: Multicultural Meet and Greet Breakfast

Thursday, February 14, 2013 8:00 A.M.–9:20 A.M.

Join your colleagues in a celebration of diversity and cultural awareness. Network and mingle over a light breakfast, hear about the latest accomplishments of the Multicultural Affairs and GLBTQ Committees, and meet the 2013 Minority Scholarship Recipients. Open to all attendees.

SE08: Student Welcome Orientation

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:00 P.M.–5:50 P.M.

Students will learn best practices for the convention, get networking tips from school psychology leaders, and connect with one another regarding practice and/or research interests. After the event, the Student Development Workgroup invites students to gather in the Daily Grill Bar, in the hotel lobby, for a social from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

SE09: Capella University Reception

Thursday, February 14, 2013 7:00 P.M.–9:20 P.M.

Capella University annual social event for faculty, students, and visitors.

SE10: International School Psychology Reception

Thursday, February 14, 2013 4:00 P.M.–5:50 P.M.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. This reception, jointly sponsored with the International School Psychology Association (ISPA), is in honor of those school psychologists attending the convention from all countries. Come meet NASP members with an interest in international school psychology and colleagues from around the world. Also, learn about ISPA and the 2013 summer colloquium in Portugal.

SE11: NASP Book Group Conversation

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 2:30 P.M.–3:20 P.M.

Keynote and inspirational educational reform leader Richard Gerver will discuss his latest book, Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today: Education—Our Children—Their Future, which raises critical questions about how we educate children and their readiness for the challenges of the future. Everyone is invited to this conversation facilitated by the NASP Book Group.

SE12: NASP President's Reception

Friday, February 15, 2013 6:30 P.M.–10:00 P.M.

NASP thanks Forrest T. Jones & Company, Inc., for its continuing sponsorship of the President's Reception. By invitation only.

SE13: Seattle Welcome Party

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 9:00 P.M.–12:00 A.M.

Come celebrate the opening of the convention with friends and colleagues and dance the night away to the sounds of one of Seattle's local bands at the 2013 Convention Welcome Party! Light snacks will be served, and there will be a cash bar. See you there!

SE14: Graduate Student Outing

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 8:30 P.M.–12:00 A.M.

SE15A: NASP Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 6:00 P.M.–7:00 P.M.

Congratulations to the NASP 2013 Award Recipients! NASP awards recognize individuals who exemplify professional excellence in school psychology or support the mission of the profession in a significant way. In honoring these individuals, NASP seeks to celebrate their contributions to the profession and improved outcomes for children, families, and schools. Don’t miss this chance to honor the year’s select group of individual award winners. Help NASP congratulate the recipients of the 2013 School Psychologist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Minority Scholarship, Government and Professional Relations, Henkin Scholarship, and Student Research awards. Selected from among our colleagues across the country, these individuals exemplify the best in daily practice, innovation, and advocacy on behalf of school psychologists and the children, families, and schools we serve. Light refreshments will be served following the awards ceremony.

SE16: Welcome Orientation

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:00 A.M.–9:00 A.M.

Designed especially for new NASP members and first-time attendees, the Welcome Orientation is open to all convention attendees and guests. Receive an overview of the convention and learn how to benefit most from your attendance. This is the time to hear from NASP leaders and convention organizers, ask questions, interact with colleagues, and make new friends.

SE17: Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP) Poster Session

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:00 P.M.–7:50 P.M.