MASFAA Conference

2021 Conference

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Plymouth for the 2021 conference. We hope to see you all again next year!

MASFAA Conference 2021 Logo - Sailing Ahead

Presentations

Thank you to everyone who presented at the 2021 conference! Some of the presenters have agreed to keep their presentations and/or handouts on our website. See below for the available presentations.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness – Betsy Mayotte

NASFAA Federal Update – Rachel Gentry

Professional Judgement – Amy Staffier

Supporting DACA Recipients and Undocumented Students in 2021 (and sample form) – Jillian Glaze

Negotiated Rulemaking – Betsy Mayotte

Lost in Translation – Julie Moreno

Equity in Aid – Keisa Davis-Rezendes and Jillian Glaze

Getting Emotional About Money – Jenn Trauman

Financial Education and Issues of Student Equity – Tami Gilbeaux

Health and Safety

MASFAA is taking the pandemic seriously and will be abiding by state and local guidance to help our attendees feel comfortable attending in-person. Please see our health and safety protocols document for detailed information.

Keynote Speaker

MASFAA was happy to welcome Norm Laviolette, Co-Founder/CEO/Executive Producer of Improv Asylum and Laugh Boston, as our keynote speaker for the 2021 conference.

Norm Laviolette

Norm Laviolette is the co-founder of Improv Asylum and Laugh Boston, as well as CEO and Executive Producer for both organizations. For over 20 years, he has been an integral part of tens of thousands of shows, be it as an actor, director, or producer. A comedy entrepreneur, Norm leads Improv Asylum’s national and global efforts in improv training, has helped launch multiple comedy clubs, and speaks around the world on improv, communication, and team building. Most recently, he opened Asylum NYC, a 150-seat comedy theater in Manhattan. Norm also jumped in the ocean for 365 days straight during the pandemic to raise money for artists hit hard by COVID. His first book “The Art of Making Sh*t Up” was released in April of 2019.

Charity

The charity for this year’s conference was the Boys and Girls Club of Plymouth.

Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. They offer programming for children ages 6-18 in the areas of the arts, sports and fitness, health, life skills, character and leadership development, and more.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 50/50 raffle and supported this wonderful organization.

Sponsors

Thank you so much to our wonderful sponsors!

Logos of all MASFAA sponsors for the 2021 conference