Conference Committee

Logistics Committee

Chair: Cecilia Dockery

Provides leadership in the overall logistics for the conference and works to operationalize the Master schedule. The logistics and coordination of volunteers, space management, registration and vendors/exhibitors (in consultation with the Central Office) are managed by this committee member.

Extended Committee Member:

Tory Minnifield | LSU

Equity & Inclusion (EI) Initiatives 

Chair: Erika Crawley

Assists in managing the engagement opportunities that forward the Association’s commitment to diversity and inclusion (roundtables, CoP sponsored sessions, etc.). This position will assist in the implementation of conference activities and strategies which promote diversity and inclusion. This position specifically includes implementing several recommendations from the Equity and Inclusion task force as well as partnering with the Director of Equity and Inclusion board member

Extended Committee Member:

Amir-Ali Karkia | UC Berkeley


Chair: Jessi Benveniste

Provides leadership for concurrent educational programming and works closely with the ASCA Deputy Director to implement the Educational Strategic plan within the annual conference. This conference area includes concurrent programming, presenters and adaptation of ASCA Educational Strategic plan.

Extended Committee Members:

Yihra Peralta | Wentworth Institute of Technology
Jessie Townsend | University of South Carolina


Chair: Nikki Barone

Provides leadership for the various components of the conference in which attendees will connect to the conference experience. This conference area includes entertainment options, first-time attendees, and any other event not related to programming and/or professional growth.

Professional Growth

Chair: Tion Taylor

Provides leadership for the professional growth opportunities during the annual conference experience. This conference area includes evaluating professional growth for mid level professionals, new professionals, senior conduct officers, conduct directors and career growth. Also implements and oversees the case study competition.

Extended Committee Members:

Jolann Baldwin | Austin Peay State University
Rebecca Kalagher | Springfield College
Amelia (Amy) Rodriguez | Florida International University
Bria Thorne | Adelphi University

Assessment & Communications

Chair: Summer Book

Provides leadership for all assessment initiatives during the conference, including concurrent programs, pre-con sessions, and the general conference experience. Additionally, they will work closely with the Central Office to create various communication initiatives to engage conference attendees prior to and during the conference. These initiatives include, but are not limited to, the overall conference assessment, any daily snap polls, and individual session evaluations.

Are you interested in serving on the Conference Committee?

Each year the Annual Conference is the work of 20-30 ASCA volunteers who use their time and talents to facilitate this flagship event. Please contact us for more information.