Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future

November 14th and 15th, Springfield, MA


NEW! Conference Details 

The 50th Annual MASFAA Conference is just days away! We can’t wait to see you there. Here are a few things you should know before you arrive.


Please check in to receive your badge and pocket agenda. The registration table will be open at the following times:

  • Wednesday, November 13th from 5 PM-8 PM
  • Thursday, November 14th from 7 AM-1 PM
  • Friday, November 15th from 8 AM-10 AM


You can view the final agenda here.

Conference App

Download our new Conference App for all the important information. The app will have the full agenda, detailed information about each session, and electronic evaluations. You can even use it to make a personalized schedule! Search for “masfaa2019” on your iPhone App Store or Google Play.  Alternatively, if you are reading from your Smart Phone, here are the direct links:


Parking is offered both on- and off-site for $18 per day. On-site hourly parking is $3 per hour and off-site hourly parking is $2.50 per hour.

Pre-Conference Workshops and Reception

We are offering two, pre-conference NASFAA U credential workshops (Wednesday, 2-5 PM).  You can choose one of the following topics: verification or packaging. These are available on a first come, first serve basis at no additional cost. At this point, we still have spots open for both sessions. Please email Jonathan Sparling (jsparling@mefa.org) if you have not already registered and would like to.  Also, for those of you coming in Wednesday, there will be a pre-conference reception beginning at 5 PM. in the Worthy Room.

Wednesday Night Small Group Networking Dinners

This is a great opportunity to get to know your peers in a small group. We still have a few spots available at the networking dinners Wednesday night at 6 PM. Please sign up here by Tuesday November 12th at noon so we can confirm the reservation.


Don’t forget to bring some cash for the chance to win awesome prizes at our raffle! Some of the prizes include an autographed picture of Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi, a wine basket valued at $100, and a Yeti gift pack valued at $75. Remember that all funds earned from the raffle will be going to a very worthy charity, Junior Achievement of Western MA.

Carnival of Learning Donations

As a reminder, we will be collecting donations for Early Awareness Committee’s Carnival of Learning (COL).  COL is an exciting fair we offer to underserved middle schools that introduces the students to a variety of career opportunities.  In doing so, we also instill the importance of education and going to college.  For many of these students, this is the first time they will have been introduced to the idea that college is a possibility.  During the COL, we give a swag bag to every student, so we rely on generous donations from our members and schools.  We’ll accept any college-branded items or swag: shirts, hats, pens, stickers, bags, etc.  Please bring any and all donations to the MASFAA conference next month.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to EAOC Co-Chairs Ben Parsons (bparsons@holycross.edu) and Katelyn Ma (kma@northshore.edu).


Featured Speakers

We are excited to Welcome Maura Thomas as our Keynote Speaker.  Check out more of our featured speakers.

Conference Agenda

Exciting breakout sessions, tracks for new and seasoned professionals and the chance to talk about relevant topics during our unconference on Friday.  Check out the full conference agenda.


RESERVE YOUR ROOM NOW! The conference will take place at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place. To book online, follow this link or call the Monarch Place hotel and say you are with the “MASFAA” group.  Group rate ends October 16th!


We look forward to supporting Junior Achievement, our charity organization this year.


Interested in exhibiting at the conference?  Read more here.


A Big Thank You to our Sponsors and Exhibitors who help make this conference possible: