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2017 NMASC/District Fall Conferences
All Access Pass to Leadership

2016 NMASC/District Fall Conferences


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 NMASC/District Fall Conferences! Remember the message of conference speaker Patrick Maurer throughout the year as you practice your rock star leadership in your schools and communities.

Information about the 2018 NMASC/District Fall Conferences will be posted here when it becomes available next summer.

NMASC 2018 State Conference
AMPlify Your Leadership: Born to Rock It!

February 8-10, 2018
Hosted by Bernalillo High School


Hosted by Bernalillo High School
1250 Isidro Sanchez Cir
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Map and Driving Directions »

The Bernalillo HS Student Council welcomes NMASC leaders from across New Mexico to rock your leadership in February 2018 to share ideas, improve your leadership skills, and network with others as you AMP lify Your Leadership ~ because you were Born to Rock It!

  • The state conference sit-down dinner/dance on Friday, February 9 is a themed event.
  • Delegates and adults are encouraged to dress up for the Rock Through the Ages themed evening.
  • Student delegates and advisors are encouraged to dress in theme for the evening – as their favorite music band, artist, genre. If dressing in Rock and Roll fashion is not your style, please... dress to impress but don’t dress less, ladies!  Guys: Dress slacks (khakis) button down dress shirt and tie, dress shoes.  Everyone - Keep it classy!

Jump to 2017-18 NMASC Contests & Awards »

Do you think you have what it takes to lead NMASC? Apply to be a state officer or adult board member! Your application must be received by NMASC by December 7, 2017. 


A Little History

Bernalillo High School celebrated the grand opening of their new high school building in August 2015 with all new construction completed for the 2016-17 school year! The Home of the Spartans welcomes students from the town of Bernalillo and from seven surrounding pueblos – Cochiti, Jemez, Sandia, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Santa Domingo and Zia - each pueblo has a different and exciting history.

The town of Bernalillo was founded in 1695 by Don Diego de Vargas, a Spanish Governor sent by the King of Spain.  While the town's population amounts to less than 10,000, Bernalillo remains rich with culture and New Mexico history.  Located between two pueblos, Sandia Pueblo on the south and Santa Ana Pueblo on the north, Bernalillo has little opportunity for expansion beyond the current municipal boundary. Bernalillo is considered in the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area. Route 66, one of the oldest historical trails in the country, goes directly through the town.



  1. Voting Delegate: Each school must register one student voting delegate. The voting delegate may be the student council president, student body president, or the most responsible and honest delegate. The voting delegate MAY NOT be a workshop presenter, a 2018-2019 officer candidate, or district president.
  2. Student Delegates: IN ADDITION to the voting delegate, your school may register up to 14 student delegates.
  3. Adults: Each school may register as many adults as they wish. This can include the advisor, assistant advisor, chaperone, administrator, driver, etc. Every adult who attends must pay the conference registration fee.
  4. State Officer, District Officer, or State Conference Host School Co-Chair: If your school has any of these, they may be registered IN ADDITION to your voting delegate (#1 above) and student delegates (#2 above).
  5. Bonus Delegates: If you meet the Early Bird registration deadline (online pre-registration by November 21 with all mail-in forms and payment USPS postmarked by December 1st), you will be notified by NMASC by December 8th via email with instructions for registering 2 additional "bonus delegates" at the $70 Early Bird registration cost.


Advisors, it is very important that you adhere to established deadlines. Thank you!

  • November 20, 2017: Early Bird online reservation closes at midnight
  • December 1, 2017: USPS postmark deadline for Early Bird mail-in registration forms and payment
  • December 9, 2017: Regular online reservation ends at midnight
  • December 16, 2017: USPS postmark deadline for Regular mail-in registration forms and payment
  • December 16, 2017: USPS postmark deadline for bonus delegate payment (if applicable)
  • January 20, 2018: Deadline for submitting student delegates' names
  • February 1, 2018: NMAA eligibility list sent by you directly to NMAA
  • February 1, 2018: Deadline for school substitutions


Before you proceed, please download and read this document carefully:
2018 NMASC State Conference Registration: Steps to Success »

  • Advisors, please read everything thoroughly and carefully.
  • Several items are new this year or are required in a new way.
  • Please note deadlines, and meet them.
  • Please ensure that your school’s registration payment is in the form of one school check or a money order that you generate. Sorry, we cannot accept credit cards or cash. Every student and adult (advisor/assistant advisor/chaperone/driver/parent, etc.) must pay to attend the conference.
  • Member schools may register one voting delegate, up to fourteen additional student delegates, current state and/or district officers, and unlimited advisors. A school may not give its extra spaces to another school.
    Any school permission or school-related absence forms are to be handled in accordance with individual school policy.
  • Every school will present one workshop—either a student-led (peer-to-peer) or adult-led (advisor to students).  NEW – workshops are 30 minutes long.
  • NMASC does not refund registrations. We will, however, accept substitutions at no additional charge.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ($70/student delegate; $45/adult)

  • Online Reservation: October 20 - Midnight, November 20, 2017
  • USPS postmark deadline for mail-in forms and payment: December 1st, 2017

REGULAR REGISTRATION ($85/student delegate; $45/adult)

  • Online Reservation: Open November 21 - Midnight, December 9, 2017
  • USPS postmark deadline for mail-in forms and payment: December 16, 2017

Online Forms

Downloadable Conference Forms & Documents

If you have any questions, contact NMASC Executive Director Mary Hahn by emailing  or by calling 505-259-0484.

Tentative Conference Agenda

Thursday, February 8

4:30 - 5:30pm Registration
4:30pm   2018-2019 Officer Candidate Required Meeting (It is suggested that Officer Candidates arrive at Bernalillo HS by 4:15pm.)
4:30-6:30pm Dinner at Bernalillo HS; State Service Project; Activity Fair
6:10pm Meetings for: Contest Judges and Student-Led and Adult-Led Workshop Presenters
6:40pm Conference Opening
7:30pm Opening General Session – Parade of School Banners; Keynote
10:00pm Transportation to hotels

Friday, February 9

Breakfast on your own
8:50am 2nd General Session – School Roll Calls; 2018-2019 Officer Candidate Speeches
11:10am-1:45pm Student Group Rotation:  Lunch & Showcase/Large Group Spirit Games Workshop/Large Group Workshop with Heather Schultz / Advisors:  Advisor Workshop/Lunch/Business Meeting
1:55-3:05pm Voting Delegate Caucus; Student-Led Workshops; Adult-Led Workshops; District President/ District Advisor Meeting
3:05-3:20pm Grab & Go Snack
3:20-3:50pm School Caucus Meetings
4:00pm District Meetings
4:30pm Transportation to hotels, dinner prep
7:00pm   Rock Through the Ages themed Dinner; Salute to Advisors   
(Dress for dinner and evening activities: Student delegates and advisors are encouraged to dress in theme for the evening – as favorite music band, artist, genre.  If dressing in Rock ‘n Roll fashion is not your style, please . . . Dress to impress but don’t dress less, ladies!  Guys:  Dress slacks (khakis’) button down dress shirt and tie, dress shoes.  Everyone - Keep it classy!
9:00pm Student Social Activities; Advisor Activities
10:40pm  Transportation to Hotels

Saturday, February 10

Breakfast on your own
9:00am    3rd General Session – District Recognition; Keynote
11:25am Closing General Session
12:30pm Safe Travels!

In general, each school should attend prepared with a school roll call not longer than 30 seconds, a school banner that is in compliance with the Banner of the Year Contest guidelines (remember to include your school’s Fun Fact on the online registration form),  appropriate conference attire - school shirt/Stu Co shirt/district shirt, appropriate dinner attire (keep it classy!), other NMASC contest submissions – Stu Co Scrapbook, Project of the Year Boards – in accordance with the clairified contest guidelines, prepared to participate in the state service project, school spirit, ready to learn new leadership skills, and prepared to build Stu Co camaraderie!

Refer to for all contest guidelines/information.

Heather Schultz Eddie Slowikowski
Heather Schultz Eddie Slowikowski

Lodging:  Click here for list. Lodging reservations are the responsibility of each individual school.

Restaurants: Click here for list.

Opening Keynote Speaker:  Heather Schultz
Closing Keynote Speaker: Eddie Slowikowski

NMASC 2018 Summer Workshop
On the Road to Leadership

June 5-8, 2018
New Mexico Tech in Socorro

The open road stretches out before you; you have your map, a full tank of gas, and a vision of learning great leadership skills to enhance your upcoming year as a Stu Co Officer!  Although you don’t have a specific travel plan in mind yet, you’re sure to have after an amazing four-day journey.  You know you can only drive the same ol’ road for so long.  Tuning-up with Summer Workshop will inspire you to venture out of the rut and move on to the next phase of your leadership travels. Do something today that your future self will thank you for.  Make plans with your school Stu Co to travel the leadership road to Summer Workshop 2018 at NM Tech University in Socorro!  Buckle-up!  Safe travels!  See you June 5th at NM Tech!

The NMASC Summer Leadership Workshop is an outstanding annual leadership training and development workshop for middle level and high school students and advisors! Make friends while working, learning and experiencing leadership activities in an energized, safe environment—all in four days! There is no limit to the number of students who may attend from a school; you are encouraged to bring as many as you wish for this early summer training experience. 

Dorms will be assigned by the school's completed registration received, SO REGISTER EARLY! Delegates will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students going into 9th grade will be considered high school students, even though they may have been registered by their mid-level school. Middle Level students attending Summer Workshop must have completed 6th grade and must be a member in good standing in their school's Student Council. At least one advisor per 15 students must register with and remain on campus for the workshop.

When YOU leave the workshop, you will be:

  • Energized!
  • Prepared with leadership skills!
  • Ready to begin a new school year with enthusiasm!

The 2018 NMASC Summer Workshop will be held June 5-8 at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, NM. The approximate cost is $300/student - includes registration, workshop materials, workshop t-shirts, meals, and lodging. With a pre-registration minimum of 7 students per school, one advisor per school may register for $125; otherwise the cost is $300/advisor.

Online pre-registration will be available in February 2018!

For students and advisors, the National Student Council Conference offers opportunities to meet and network with other leaders from across the United States and around the world, obtain new ideas from informative speakers and workshops, and ascertain innovative ideas about service learning. Participants will come away with renewed enthusiasm for student council involvement at their schools and new projects and ideas to implement— all while developing stronger leadership skills and friendships.

2018 National Student Council Conference
June 25-27, 2018
Hosted by Wayzata High School in Minnesota

Learn more about the national conference »

Information about the New Mexico delegation to the National Student Council conference will be posted here when it becomes available.  

The NASSCED (National Association of State Student Council Executive Directors) Region 6  - the great states of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Oklahoma!  The Region 6 mission is to build a community by connecting individuals through leadership experiences.

2018 Region 6 VISION CONFERENCE Dates:  June 22 – 24 (with a pre-conference event on June 21)
June 20-21 NMASC will have a pre-conference delegation bonding experience in the Tucson, AZ area.

Conference Host:  AASC (Arizona Association of Student Councils) and Ironwood Ridge High School in Tucson, AZ

Conference Registration:  $175.00/person – advisor and students 
Additional conference expenses include transportation-air and ground, lodging, some meals, pre-conference activity expenses, conference shirts and trading items, etc..

National Student Networking is a huge piece of this Region 6 Conference! 
Other components will include: 

  • student and advisor idea share
  • peer-to-peer learning through student-led roundtables
  • school projects Gallery Walk
  • national motivational speakers
  • for our upcoming seniors-how to be involved in leadership that continues at the college level
  • a “step above” leadership skills training
  • lots of fun activities
  • hands on community service
  • citizenship
  • awards/recognition of advisors
  • meals
  • state delegation shirts; trading items; conference t-shirt
  • a local flavor experience
  • and more!
  • ...and how to continue it all once you return home!

Registration will open in the spring and will be done through NMASC.  We will have a state delegation. Individual schools will not register independently.

More information will be posted here when it becomes available.

2017 National Conference on Student Activities (NCSA) - for Advisors

December 1-3, 2017
Spokane, Washington

Presented by the National Association of Workshop Directors (NAWD)
and hosted by the Wisconsin Association of Student Councils.

The National Conference on Student Activities (NCSA) is designed to provide program strands that encourage participation of a wide variety of activity advisors, school administrators, leadership educators, motivational speakers, and consultants.  The 2017 conference will be held December 1-3 in Spokane, Washington.

Click here for more information and to register.









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