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NISTS 2023


FEBRUARY 22-24, 2023








Looking for an opportunity to practice your skills, gain valuable experience, and expand your network? Then look no further because the NISTS conference committees are here! 

As a committee member, you’ll make a meaningful contribution and improve the conference experience for fellow transfer professionals while having fun and building new relationships with colleagues across the country. It’s a plus if you’ve planned conferences or large events and have attended the NISTS annual conference, but not required for most of the committees.

Each committee will include six to ten individuals who represent a range of transfer-related roles and experience. The duties and time required for each group varies and may evolve as conference planning progresses. In general, these are working groups with specific responsibilities and assignments that will meet at least once per month through May 2023. 

We know this is a significant commitment of your time and effort, so NISTS will provide complementary conference registration for committee members. And while each committee will provide input for the conference experience, we understand not everyone will be able to participate in the actual event.

This year's conference committees include: 

  • Curriculum Planning 

  • Local Arrangements 

  • Networking and Engagement 

>> You can read more about the committees and sample tasks here

Interest Meeting

Join us for a quick and interactive Zoom session to learn about this year's conference committees! NISTS staff will present a very brief overview of each team's duties and work timelines then answer any questions you have. Participants are invited to interact with their cameras/mics on or via the chat window. We will record the meeting and share the video with all registered participants, so feel free to sign up even if you can't attend live.

Interested in joining the planning team?  


Please complete the committee interest form by May 17th. Invitations to participate will be emailed during the week of May 23rd. Committee work will begin with a launch/charge meeting in early-mid June.

Committee Work Window
June 2022 - May 2023 

Application Due

May 17th




We rely on the help of proposal reviewers to decide which concurrent session and poster presentation proposals to accept. New, mid, and senior-level transfer professionals from all functional areas, as well as faculty, administrators, and researchers, are welcome to volunteer. Prior participation as a NISTS conference presenter is preferred but not required.

Please become a reviewer if you have expertise in any of this year's session themes:

  • Credits and Degree Pathways

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Leadership and Strategic Planning

  • Matriculation Trends and Issues

  • Partnerships and Collaboration

  • Special Populations

  • Transition Programs and Services

Things to Consider

  • Reviewers will be assigned up to 5 proposals that match their area of interest and/or expertise. Please review the Proposal Review Guidelines and the Proposal Evaluation Rubric to see what type of feedback we're looking for. 

  • It will take 15-30 minutes to evaluate each proposal. You can do them all in one sitting or spread them throughout the three-week review window.

  • The review process is totally online. We'll email detailed instructions for logging in and submitting your reviews on or around September 8th.


Interested in reviewing? 

Thank you for considering this important role! The application to apply will open this summer, so please stay tuned for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact

Reviewer Applications Due

Friday, August 26th

11:59 pm PST

Proposal Review Window

September 7th - 23rd




On-site volunteers play a critically important role in helping the conference program run smoothly, and there are a variety of opportunities to lend your skills and time in Portland. As a volunteer, you'll have the chance to network with NISTS staff members and colleagues from across the nation, all while gaining a unique behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run a national conference. 

Our volunteer teams typically include the following, though other opportunities might also become available. Stay tuned for an email in December with information about specific roles and the sign-up process. 

  • Conference Set-Up

  • Greeters

  • Networking Lunch Liaisons

  • On-Site Logistics

  • Registration Help Desk

  • Room Hosts

  • Special Projects

  • Technical Support


Thank you for your willingness to support your peers as a conference volunteer! If you have any questions or need additional information, please don't hesitate to contact us: or 706-864-1579.