NAACO 2018 Annual Conference - Atlanta, GA

Feb 19, 2018 07:30am -
Feb 21, 2018 03:30pm
(GMT-5)

Event Description

Pre-Conference - Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration and Information Center Open

Conference Day 1 - Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 (Professional Day)
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration and Information Center Open
7:30 am - 8:00 pm Corporate Showcase
7:30 am - 8:30 am New to NAACO/Mentor Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:30 am General Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:30 am Procession and President's Welcome
9:30 am - 10:45 am General Session - Pops Culture: How King of Pops Spreads Joy to Employees and Customers"
10:45 am - 11:00 am Break (Corporate Showcase)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Education Sessions:
Social Media Accessibility, Messaging & Targeting Audiences
How to Train Your Team
What's in a Name? Updating our Ceremony Name Reading Practices
New Venue, Big Changes: Practical Advice from Three Universities
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Speed Dating & Dessert
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Educational Sessions:
It Matters to That One
Celebrating Safely: Working Together to Navigate Emergencies at Graduation Events
Commencement Signups Done Right - A Case Study
A Conversation with University Speechwriters
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Break (Corporate Showcase)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm  Educational Sessions:
Homeless: What Do You Do When Your Commencement Venue Closes?
Inauguration - Is There One in Your Future?
What Policy - That Policy
Accessibility is Accessible!
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Free Time
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Share a Coke with NAACO Night Out – World of Coca-Cola


Conference Day 2 - Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 (Spirit Day)
7:00 am - 8:30 pm Registration and Information Center Open
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm Corporate Showcase
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:45 am Visit to Host Institution - Buses depart to Georgia Institute to Technology
9:15 am Campus Visit
10:45 am Buses return to Omni CNN Center Hotel
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Membership Meeting - State of the Association
12:00 am - 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Ignite Sessions & Dessert!
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Break
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Educational Sessions:
Cultural Expanse: Ceremonies Across 1,200 km of British Columbia's Northern Interior
New Technologies - How to Enhance Your Event Before, During and After
Using Technology to Increase the Graduate Experience
Practical Tips to Reboot Your Ceremony
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 - 4:30 pm General Session: Creating a Culture of Hospitality & Inclusion with Food & Beverage
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Vendor Showcase Reception
8:00 pm  Dinner on your own

Conference Day 3 - Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am Registration and Information Center Open
7:30 am - 10:30 am Corporate Showcase
7:30 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:00 am Educational Sessions:
Emergency Preparedness for Commencement Events
Universal Access: Enhancing the Commencement Experience for All
Commencement RSVP - Does It Really Work?
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break (Corporate Showcase)
10:15 am - 11:30 am General Session - Protocol Panel from the Pros
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Closing Remarks


Event Type:Conference
Category:Annual Membership Meeting
Early registration ends on Mar 13, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Mar 14, 2017 and ends on Jan 19, 2018.
Late registration starts on Jan 20, 2018.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)