2018 Annual Conference and Business Meeting

The CPAK Executive Committee is excited to hold the 2018 meeting at Bluegrass Community and Technical School at the Newtown Campus (Lexington, KY).  Save the date for this Annual Conference held Friday January 26, 2018.


Register today to attend the 2018 Annual Conference and Business Meeting on January 26. You can also register for the Hall of Fame Awards program and Careers in Students Affairs.

Register Now


  • ACPA members
    • Full-time staff – $100
    • Student – $55
  • Non-member
    • Full-time staff – $200
    • Student – $75
  • Careers in Student Affairs – $20
  • Hall of Fame Program
    • Non-conference attendee – $25
    • Tables of 8 – $20/person ($160 per table)

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Anthony is providing the keynote address at the 2018 Annual Conference and Business Meeting being held at Bluegrass Community and Technical School – Newtown Campus in Lexington, KY.  Learn more about Dr. Anthony here.  https://drmichaelanthony.com/  Follow his blog https://drmichaelanthony.com/my-blog/

Please contact Pam Curtis, pncurt01@louisville.edu or 502.852.0242 with questions.

Hotel Information

If you require overnight accommodations, CPAK has negotiated conference rates at two local hotels.  Click on the links below for more information.

Griffin Gate Marriott-$99 per night available until January 4, 2018

1800 Newtown Pike Lexington, KY 859.231.5100

Hyatt Place-$99 per night available until January 2, 2018

2001 Bryant Road Lexington, KY 859.296.0091

Call for Programs and Program Reviewers

Program Proposals

This year’s theme is The Triple Crown: Equity, Professional Development, Research. These are three of CPAK’s six pillars.  We encourage you to incorporate one or more of them into your proposal along with the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies. Please fill out all required fields and submit this form by October 15, 2017. All submitters will be notified by early November if you have been accepted to present at the 2018 CPAK Annual Conference and Business Meeting. If you have any questions please contact Olivia Feldkamp (olivia.feldkamp@louisville.edu) or Jessica Newsom (jcnews02@exchange.louisville.edu).

We are now accepting program proposals!  Submit HERE.


Schedule (coming soon)

Careers in Student Affairs Conference

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, students are invited to register for the CPAK Careers in Student Affairs Conference held at Transylvania University in Lexington KY.  The program will begin at 1:00pm and finish at 5:00pm.  Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with graduate program faculty at state institutions to learn more about academic requirements, internship and assistantships.  This is a wonderful networking opportunity to connect with other students interested in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs and Higher Education as a career.  If you have any questions, please contact Alli Lake (alli.lake@uky.edu).  Register here.  More information coming soon!