NETA 2024 Conference

April 10-12, 2024

NETA remains on the cutting edge of transfer thanks to the hard work of our membership.  The Conference Committee is preparing a dynamic three-day event covering a wide breadth of topics to foster both personal and professional development

Conference Registration and Session Proposals are now open!

Engage Your way.

Register at the EARLY BIRD rate by 2/5/24*:
3-day Attendance - $425 NETA Member / $550 Non-Member
2-day Attendance - $400 NETA Member / $525 Non-Member
1-day Attendance - $375 NETA Member / $500 Non-Member

1 day Graduate student/HS Counselor: $85 

*registration must be received by 11:59pm on 2/4/24 to secure early bird rate. See below for all conference registration rates. 

Submit your proposal to present at the conference!

Have an idea for a conference session?  Submit your proposal today for a great professional development experience at the NETA Conference.

 Proposal deadline: February 5, 2024 

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The New England Transfer Association, Inc. was able to work with the Water's Edge Resort & Spa to offer a special conference rate of $169.00 per night plus tax and fees. 

To make a room reservation, click here or call (860) 399-5901, and mention your group, New England Transfer Association, to get the special discounted rate. Use group code 553446.

A limited number of rooms are available for booking at the NETA rate. Book early to ensure you receive the discount! In order to receive the NETA rate, rooms MUST be booked by March 9, 2024. Room rate is valid 4/9/24 – 4/12/24. 


Enjoy the above piece, written by Beth Fullerton, NETA member and past NETA Board Member, about her experiences with the New England Transfer Association.

NETA: Where everybody knows your name.  

A quaint shoreline community nestled on the banks of Long Island Sound between New Haven and New London, Westbrook is known for popular year-round attractions, including the Westbrook Outlets, Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, and the Museum of Early Engineering. 

Our venue, Water’s Edge, offers perfectly landscaped gardens, acres of grounds overlooking the water, a private white sand beach, restaurants, entertainment, and a premium spa.

Early Bird Rates (thru 2/4/24)

Regular Rates (begin 2/5/24)

Check back soon for information on our 2024 keynote speakers

2023 Keynote Highlight

IN Pursuit of Inclusive Excellence:
Enacting a Shared Equity Leadership Strategy in Higher Education

As U.S. higher education continues to face unprecedented headwinds, economic and demographic pressures show no signs of abating.  Meanwhile, many institutions continue to struggle to develop comprehensive strategies to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a tumultuous social climate.  This keynote will provide an introduction to skills, strategies, and frameworks that can help institutions develop a collaborative approach towards creating a more equitable and inclusive climate for historically and systemically marginalized students.

AMER F. Ahmed, Ed.D.

Dr. Amer F. Ahmed (he/him/his) joined the University of Vermont on July 1, 2021 as the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. A nationally recognized DEI practitioner and thought leader, Dr. Ahmed leverages diverse identities, experiences, and theoretical perspectives to advance inclusive excellence and build capacity throughout institutions.

Modeling the principles of inclusion, Dr. Ahmed uses a collaborative approach to lead university-wide strategic initiatives to build capacity and foster a culture of belonging. He oversees UVM’s identity centers, chairs the University Diversity Council, and works with the President’s Cabinet and the Provost’s leadership Team to enact change.

Prior to his time at UVM, Dr. Ahmed was the Executive Director of Equity and Inclusivity and Chief Diversity Officer at Dickinson College. In addition to holding faculty appointments and strategic leadership roles at schools including the University of Massachusetts, Swarthmore College, and the University of Michigan, Dr. Ahmed has worked as a consultative resource for institutions and organizations across the United States and Canada.

Creating a safe frame for learning:
Understanding the Impact of Trauma 

Higher education’s positive emphasis on retention and transfer rates often do not consider the profound work of transfer coordinators and advisors. Too often students drop out with only a few classes left, fail to hear the advice imparted to them, or face challenges in acting to reach their goals. These responses are often rooted in trauma. Learning a framework to understand the role of relationships in breaking the cycle of trauma helps advisors to create a foundation for learning that can last far beyond the transfer cycle. 

Dr. Laura Douglass

Dr. Laura Douglass is an Associate Professor and Executive Director of Professional Studies at Endicott College. She runs a degree completion program at Endicott College that has a graduation rate three times the national average. Guided by a desire to help adult learners understand themselves as scholars, her students make an active contribution to their discipline and community. She is co-editor of the book, Trauma in Adult and Higher Education. Conversations and Critical Reflections. She is on the board of the Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, and the Adult Higher Education Alliance. 

Emotional Intelligence IN Higher Education

Emotional Intelligence is about being aware of our own and others’ emotions, controlling and communicating those emotions in relationships while exercising empathy and good judgment, and is one of the most important traits of successful leaders and learners.

This presentation:

Laman Tasch, Ph.D. 

Laman Tasch embarked on her academic journey after receiving Master’s degree in Sociology and Doctoral degree in Political Science. During her career, she worked as an international project manager, translator, SEVIS official, an instructor (teaching at various range of colleges from liberal arts college to Catholic university), and academic dean managing diverse groups of people and courses. Academically, she researched and published on various issues related to identity politics, religion and politics, and women’s rights. Passionate about making difference in people’s lives, Dr. Tasch has been working on multiple projects related to course improvement, effective communication in higher education, and creating an inclusive environment for students coming from different socio-economic, political, and cultural backgrounds using various faculty- and student-facing platforms. She is certified in Coaching and Restorative Practices.  When Laman Tasch is not working, you can find her all over the coastal New England, near the old ruins, forts, and rocky beaches. 

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Past Conferences

2022 NETA Annual Conference: April, Burlington Vermont

2021 NETA Annual Conference: April 14 - 17, Virtual

2019 NETA Annual Conference: April 24 - 26, Newport Rhode Island

2018 NETA Annual Conference: March 2018, Newport Rhode Island

2017 NETA Annual Conference: March 2017, Portland, Maine