January 3-5, 2020


NatCon 2020 was the largest annual gathering of student veterans in history.

+ advocates, thought-leaders, stakeholders, and supporters in higher education.





Speakers & Exhibitors


Speakers & Participants

Deshauna Barber

Miss USA 2016, U.S. Army Captain, motivational speaker.

Simon Sinek

Author of multiple best-selling books on leadership, unshakable optimist.




Kirstie Ennis

Athlete, Marine Veteran, Pat Tillman Award recipient

Sam Woolf

Singer-songwriter and top 5 finalist on American Idol

Jamie Gray Hyder

Actress, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Rudy Reyes

Actor, stuntman, martial artist, and Marine Veteran

Jo Ling Kent

NBC News Business & Technology Correspondent

Sponsors and Exhibitors


Schedule of Events

Friday, January 3

7:30am Registration Opens

1:00-2:00pm Breakout Sessions

2:00-2:30pm Refreshment Break

2:45-3:45pm Breakout Sessions

4:00-6:00pm Opening Ceremony

6:00pm SVA Campus Opens

Saturday,  January 4

7:00-8:00am MVP Training

7:30am Registration Opens

8:00-9:30am Breakfast

9:30-10:30am Breakout Sessions

10:45-11:45am Breakout Sessions

11:45am-1:15pm Lunch

1:15-2:15pm Breakout Sessions

2:30-4:30pm Keynote Address

4:30-5:00pm Refreshment & Networking Break

Sunday, January 5

8:00-9:30am Breakfast

9:30-10:30am Breakout Sessions

10:45am-12:15pm Keynote Address

12:15-1:45pm Lunch 

1:45-2:45pm Breakout Sessions

3:00pm SVA Campus Closes

3:00-4:00pm Breakout Sessions

6:00-9:30pm SVA Honors Banquet

Breakout Sessions

Rock your Resume: Best Practices with Google

Veterans Advocacy from Campus to Capitol Hill

All You Need Is a Battle Buddy: Big Opportunities for Small Schools

Diversity: The Value Veterans Bring to the Workplace

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