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Registration Fees | Cancellation & Refund Policy | Why Attend | SEE Training | Hotel Information | Community Service Project
What to Bring | Conference Schedule | Convince Your Boss | Submit a Program Proposal

Registration Fees

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A member is defined as a paid member of WASEA. Information about becoming a WASEA member is available online.

Conference registration includes: ONE admission to conference general and breakout sessions, plus all meals noted on the conference schedule.

WASEA Member Registration submitted now through June 15, 2017 $290
WASEA Member Registration submitted after June 15, 2017 $325
Non-Member Registration submitted now through June 15, 2017 $350
Non-Member Registration submitted after June 15, 2017 $385
SEE Training Track A Registration $189
SEE Training Track B Registration $189

Cancellation & Refund Policy
WASEA hopes everyone who registers for the conference will be able to attend; however, WASEA knows extenuating circumstances do occur. The WASEA Cancellation & Refund Policy will be followed to assure consistency.

Conference registrations canceled online on or before July 10, 2017, will be eligible to receive a refund minus a 25% processing fee. If you have not paid your conference registration by this date and are canceling, you will be billed the 25% processing fee.

Registrants canceling after July 10, 2017 will be responsible for the full amount due whether they have paid or not. If you fail to attend the conference after registering without officially cancelling, you will be liable for the full amount due whether you have paid or not.

Registrants unable to attend, and that did not cancel in a timely manner, may substitute another employee from their institution. We would ask that you notify WASEA with that information as soon as it becomes available. If a WASEA member transfers his or her registration to a nonmember, the nonmember must pay the difference between the WASEA and the nonmember price at the time of transfer.

Why Attend
The WASEA Annual Conference is unlike any other regional conference around. It offers all of the educational and professional development opportunities you need to be a successful Student Employment Professional and it is also three-days of pure fun and unique experiences to network and thrive within our profession.

5 Reasons to Attend the 35th Annual WASEA Conference

  1. Network and make new professional friends.
  2. Keep up with changing laws, regulations, and student employment strategies.
  3. Listen to innovative speakers.
  4. The tranquility of scenic Lake Las Vegas and its surrounding 3,400 acres offers you a unique retreat. Explore the luxurious Resort Community, which includes the Village at Lake Las Vegas (adjacent to the hotel), championship golf, a marina and a host of upscale shops and international restaurants.
  5. With more than 900 inbound and outbound flights per day and nonstop service from more than 130 U.S. and international cities, Las Vegas is easy on your time and budget.

Student Employment Essentials (SEE) Training
SEE Training is comprised of two one-day, professional seminars that will teach you the skills critical to the success of every student employment professional as well as to your college or university's student employment program. These "hands-on" workshops immerse participants in all aspects of running a successful student employment office and provide a framework for you to sharpen existing skills and acquire new ones.

Track A: Legal Issues in Student Employment

  • Employment Regulations
  • Developing Training Programs
  • Employment International Students
  • I-9's & W-4's
  • Interviewing & Selection

Track B: Job Development & Federal Work Study (FWS) in Student Employment

  • FWS - Program Management & Administration
  • FWS - Student Eligibility
  • FWS - Job Location & Development (JLD) Administration
  • Marketing your Student Employment Program
  • FWS - Allowable Employment
  • FWS - Off-Campus Programs
  • FWS - Community Service

Expert trainers will provide you with well-researched, practical information that you can apply immediately. You will receive a wide range of the most important student employment information, access to an expert, the opportunity to share information with colleagues, a training manual, and a Certificate of Completion.

Hotel Information

Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa
1610 Lake Las Vegas Parkway, Henderson, Nevada, 89011, USA

Standard Bedroom

The Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa is the newest Four Diamond resort in Las Vegas. It has beautiful lakeside, desert and scenic mountain views, as well as a championship golf course. There is a free shuttle running to/from the Vegas Strip.

Hotel Reservation Information
Reservations can be made online. If you wish to cancel, please do so 1 day prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalties. Check-in is 3:00 PM and check-out is 12:00 noon.

Hotel Room Rates
Room rates are per night and do not include applicable state and local taxes. The WASEA conference rates are as follows:

$145 - 2 Double Beds
$245 - 1 King Bed Suite

The last day to reserve a room at the WASEA conference rate is Saturday, June 24, 2017.

Hotel Parking
Self-parking in the garage is $0.00. Valet parking is $20.00.

Driving Directions
From I-15 South: Take I-15/I-215 towards Las Vegas/Henderson, then continue on I-215 towards Henderson/Lake Mead. Continue onto NV-564 E/W Lake Mead Drive. Turn left onto Lake Las Vegas Parkway. Continue through the traffic circle and the resort will be on your right.

From McCarran International Airport: Take I-15/I-215towards Las Vegas/Henderson. Then, continue on I-215 towards Henderson/Lake Mead. Continue onto NV-564 E/W Lake Mead Dr. Turn left onto Lake Las Vegas Pkwy. Continue through the traffic circle to hotel.

Options from McCarran International Airport

  • Hotel Shuttle Service: $15 each way, must call hotel to make advance registration.
  • Taxi Service: Approximately $50 each way. Be sure you have enough cash for the fare because most Las Vegas taxi drivers will not accept credit cards. The few that will accept a credit card will charge passengers a $3.00 fee over and above the meter charge.
  • Uber: Approximately $27 - $36 each way.

Community Service Project
Each year, WASEA and its members give back to the community by adopting a local charity and organizing activities to benefit it.


NPHY is the most comprehensive service provider for the thousands of homeless youth in Southern Nevada, serving hundreds of youth through their core programs and touching the lives of thousands more through outreach each year.

NPHY's programs stabilize homeless teens' lives, meeting their immediate needs and providing a safe, supportive environment and a path to self-sufficiency.

Donations of Supplies
NPHY is in need of in-kind donations of supplies such as gift cards to restaurants and grocery stores, new or gently-used clothing, hygiene supplies, and non-perishable foods, and more.

What to Bring

  • Items for the resource table (program manuals, handouts, marketing tools, etc.) that you want to share with other attendees.
  • Item(s) for the Silent Auction and/or items for the charity.
  • Business cards for networking with other attendees.

The weather in Las Vegas in July is a high of 106 degrees and a low of 74 degrees. Bring a light sweater for session rooms as they tend to be chilly.

Conference Schedule
The 2017 WASEA Conference provides applicable training through a variety of relevant sessions geared towards the participant's professional development.

Attending this conference provides the opportunity for professionals to learn and train with other administrators from a wide range of western states and institution types. Professionals from 13 Western states come together to connect and collaborate on best practices, emerging trends and most importantly, to build lasting relationships. There is always a wide range of session topics.

Conference Highlights

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Engaging Sessions on topics such as Federal Work Study, Federal Regulations and so forth
  • Networking with colleagues that are in the same situations that you are in
Tentative Conference Schedule
Monday, July 24, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM SEE Training Track A
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM SEE Training Track B
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Keynote Address - Conference Kickoff
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch & Community Service/Silent Auction Benefiting Charity
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Concurrent Sessions
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Concurrent Sessions
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Welcome Reception & Awards
Thursday, July 27, 2017
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM General Session
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch & Business Meeting
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Sessions
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Concurrent Sessions
Evening Dinner - On Your Own - Join new colleagues for dinner at area restaurants
Friday, July 28, 2017
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM General Session
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Wrap-up

The conference will begin at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 and will end on Friday, July 28, 2017 around 12:30 PM.

Convince Your Boss
3 Easy Steps to Convince Your Boss that the 2017 WASEA Conference is the place to be.

As a student employment professional, you're likely the only individual who runs the student employment program on your campus. As such, you understand that going to the 2017 WASEA Conference, "Together We Win," ensures you are both informed and equipped with practical, ready-to-implement solutions to solve your campuses greatest student employment challenges. Below are a few steps to help you convince your boss.

Step #1: Stress the value of investing in your education - professional development opportunities like the 2017 WASEA Conference, help you to stay up to date on new regulations, and best practices in the student employment realm.

Step #2: Complete the Request Letter - if your boss prefers a written request for your professional development, we took the liberty of getting that started for you to with the 2017 WASEA Conference Letter Template. Feel free to tweak and customize as you see fit, but hopefully you'll find this to be a great head start.

Step #3: Bring it All Home - You'll leave the 2017 WASEA Conference empowered, energized, and informed. Commit to a post-conference briefing with those on your campus who have a stake in student employment so that best practice and tactics can be shared. Implement those ready-to-use strategies and tools you acquired and solidify your reputation as a Rockstar Student Employment Professional!

2017 WASEA Call for Programs
Deadline: June 2, 2017

Do you know your stuff on student employment issues such as Federal Work Study, State Work Study, Funds Management, Federal Regulations and Legal Issues, Supervisor or Student Training, Marketing your Program, Program Administration, Evaluating your Student Employment Program, International Student Employment and others?

If so, we encourage you to share your knowledge and know-how with other student employment professionals at the 2017 WASEA Conference "Together We Win!"

Submit your presentation TODAY by filling out the 2017 WASEA Conference Presentation Proposal form and submitting it to Desiree Noah, at by June 2, 2017.

Session Format
Breakout Session: These one-hour sessions can take various forms, from a single presenter or panel presentation. The length of one hour gives time for a more in-depth exploration of a topic.

Solution Room: The Solution Room is a powerful conference session, typically lasting 1 hour, which not only engages and connects attendees, but also provides peer-supported advice on their most pressing problems.

1.5 hour Workshop: This 1.5 hour in-depth, hands-on session is a combination of a Breakout session and a Solution Room.

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