Spring Conference

2023 Spring Conference

We are very excited to announce the call for proposals for the 2023 BAAC Spring Conference to be held on Wednesday, February 15. The conference will begin at 9:00 am with a business meeting, followed by a keynote presentation at 9:45 am. It will end with concurrent sessions presented by advisors, advising administrators, and career services professionals in the IUB community.

Proposals should be 250-300 words, connect in some way with one or more of the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies, and result in conference presentations anticipated to be 45-50 minutes long. 

The committee welcomes all proposals for workshops, panels, or presentations on any of the following topics:

  • Advising Practice
  • Advisor Wellbeing
  • Advocating for Advisors and/or students
  • Allyship
  • Equity, Justice, Inclusion, Diversity
  • History/Philosophy of Advising
  • Independent Research
  • New programs/initiatives
  • Post-graduation/ grad school/ career conversations
  • Professional Development
  • Student Success
  • Technology
  • Resources
  • Other topics of interest

We encourage the submission of work at all stages of development. Proposals are due by Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Decisions will be made by Friday, January 27, 2023. Questions can be directed to Conference Co-Chairs Emma Green and Jamie Hook.


RSVP by January 25, 2023 

Keynote Speaker

photo of Treon McClendon
Trèon McClendon
Director of Student Life, Development, and Leadership at Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis

Trèon's favorite leadership theory is transformational leadership. When he thinks of the type of leader he strives to be like, he instantly reflects on the transformations he has made in his own life. The central concept here is change and the role of leadership in envisioning and implementing the transformation of organizational performance. Building and sustaining creative and positive relationships is a passion that has contributed to much of his success in working with multiple constituents in K-12, higher education, and mentorship. The ability to help instill the importance of self and career exploration from the beginning of a student’s academic career is crucial and something he enjoys helping scholars excel in. For eight years, Trèon has been in education, working as a high school teacher, life coach, and now a higher education administrator.

As a first-generation college student and graduate, Trèon always pushes his students to new heights to believe and conquer all dreams possible. He currently serves as the lead advisor for Brother 2 Brother, an initiative to help men excel and reach new heights post-graduation at Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis. Trèon received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington. Additionally, he then went on to complete his master’s degree at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. Currently, he is working towards his Doctor of Education at Indiana University Bloomington with the goal of landing his dream job as a collegiate president someday. When Trèon receives free time, he likes to travel, write, read, relax, manage his business Trè Talks, and hang out with friends and family. Trèon is also a published contributing author in the book titled, “Strategies for Student Support During a Global Crisis.” Great things never come from your comfort zone. Do the unthinkable to reach greatness!