The University of New Mexico's Administrative Support Alliance and the Division of Human Resources Employee and Organizational Development are hosting the UNM Administrative Support Professional Conference Thursday, Oct. 13 from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union building. The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, Sept. 23. The fee is $50, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. UNM employees may use tuition remission.

The conference objective is to provide opportunity for support personnel to engage in professional development, acquire tips from executive level colleagues and network with other administrative professionals.

Former Congresswoman Heather Wilson is the morning keynote speaker and will present a talk titled, "Leading: Lessons Learned Along the Way," from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. and former UNM Vice President for Business and Finance Julie Weaks Gutierrez will be the featured lunch speaker and will discuss, "Balancing My Walk on a Career Tightrope," from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. UNM President David J. Schmidly will give a welcome at 8:40 a.m.

Breakout sessions will also be held in the morning from 10 to 11 a.m., and in the afternoon from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. A variety of topics are available.

Morning breakout sessions
Moving at the Speed of Technology
Straight from the Top
Thanks, I Didn't Know That
It's Just You and Me, Kid!
Heart of It All

Afternoon breakout sessions
On the Run
Words of Wisdom
Juggling It All
I'm Just a Bill
How to Get It Done

A vendor fair will also be held from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Campus administrative support professionals may signup directly at, Event Registration.

For more information visit: Conference 2011, e-mail - or contact Josie Zamora at (505) 272-2885.