UpcomingASPIRE 2020 Virtual Conference

  • ASPIRE 2020
    September 28, 2020 - September 30, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Virtual ASPIRE Member 2020 Early Birdshow details + $399.00 (USD)  
Virtual Non-Member 2020 Early Birdshow details + $599.00 (USD)  
Virtual ASPIRE Member 2019 Lateshow details + $449.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
September 15, 2020
Virtual Non-Member 2020 Lateshow details + $649.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
September 15, 2020
Virtual ASPIRE Member Retiree (Emeritus Members Only)show details + $0.00 (USD)  

The 44th Annual ASPIRE Conference

Due to the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 and its associated travel & gathering restrictions, the 2020 ASPIRE Conference will be held in a virtual format. 

The Conference will be conducted virtually via Zoom. Prior to the conference, all fully registered and paid attendees will receive access to the agenda and Zoom links.

A Tentative Agenda will be posted soon.


  • Talent Search & EOC Proposal Workshop – No charge for ASPIRE Project members, $300 for non-members  – Sept 26-27
  • Registration will be coming soon.
  • Feedback on Proposals – Additional $100 Reading charge (Up to 3 sections) 


ASPIRE Service Project

This year the ASPIRE Social Justice Committee service project will be centering the Native American student population of North Dakota by raising money to support Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) which houses Two TRIO programs- SSS and ETS!
CCCC, or Little Hoop in the Dakota language, is a tribal college that serves the Spirit Lake Dakota reservation community. The Spirit Lake reservation is located in Benson County, ND which has double the US Poverty Rate at close to 30%. CCCC averages 200 students per semester; in general, a CCCC student is a 27 year-old female Native American single mother, who usually works full-time. Endemic poverty, historical trauma, lack of preparedness and confidence, and the resurging drug epidemic are all factors that impact the success of CCCC students – and now the pandemic!
Please consider making a donation in any amount to Cankdeska Cikana Community College by visiting this link: http://www.littlehoop.edu/donate/donations.html and clicking on the “donate” button on the bottom of the page.
Your donations will go to the “CCCC COVID-19 Angel Fund” that provides CCCC students with $25 gift cards for food, supplies, gas, etc. to three local tribal vendors. Your donations will contribute to the success, retention, and livelihood of Native students at CCCC.

ASPIRE Refund Policies:

If registration is made prior to the regular registration deadline (September 14), payments must be received within 30 days of registration.

If registration is made after the regular deadline, payment is due at the time of registration.

If payment is not received within the stated guidelines, registration will be withdrawn.

Registration fees will not be waived, nor will special consideration fees be approved, except as otherwise specified in the Operating Guidelines, without the approval of the Conference Chair and Board.

Registration fees paid in advance are refundable less a processing charge of $100 if written notice of cancellation is received 30 days prior to the conference. After 30 days, requests for refunds may be considered due to extenuating circumstances as determined by the Board. There will be no refunds for the ASPIRE Leadership Institute or pre-conference sessions. Refunds will be issued/mailed following the conference. Requests for refunds should be emailed/sent to: the address/number listed on the conference registration





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Only paid registrations will receive the Zoom links.