Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia

NACADA's Commitment to Safety

We are excited that you are considering joining us for the 2022 Region Conference. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we want to assure participants that we are working with conference venues to implement proper safety and sanitary measures. 

Health and Safety Measures for the Conference

  • To provide a safe and healthy event, we will require all registrants to COVID-clear in order to attend the Region Conference. Review NACADA's COVID-19 Safety Practices.
  • NACADA has contracted with VOW Digital Health to manage the verification process for vaccination cards and PCR COVID-19 tests. Participants will complete the VOW Digital Health Check-In. VOW captures minimal personal information. (You only need to submit proof of full vaccination or negative PCR Covid-19 test, not both.)
  • All participants are required to review the NACADA Coronavirus/COVID-19 Assumption of Risk and Waiver.
  • Don't attend the conference if you are ill, experiencing a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days of the conference dates. Also, do not attend if you are not VOW verified. The opportunity for on-site testing will NOT be available at the Conference. It will be the participant’s responsibility to locate and secure testing if the above requirements are not met before entering the conference.

Before you register, please review and agree to the NACADA Assumption of Risk and Waiver, and review and agree to comply with the requirements outlined on the COVID-19 Safety Practices. If you do not comply or verify through VOW, you will not be able to attend. 

What to Expect During Conference

  • While indoors, we will enforce the latest CDC guidelines, so be sure to utilize one of the many self-sanitizing stations, mask up, and social distance when appropriate.
  • Participants will be REQUIRED to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. Masks will be provided at the registration desk for conference participants. 
  • As a matter of comfort and respect to participants, wristbands will be provided to signal your level of comfort and interaction.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided upon conference check-in and hand sanitizing stations will be made available throughout the conference venues. 
  • Hotel staff will increase the frequency of cleaning of high touchpoint areas. 
  • Hotel staff will practice enhanced food safety measures for any meals provided. 

Save the Date | Region 3 Chat

Region 3 Conference Prep and Preview
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 11 a.m. central

Please join us as we bring together this group of experienced conference-goers and Knoxville, Tennessee locals for an informal chat with region members where we’ll share some highlights about the upcoming Region 3 conference February 21-23, get helpful tips for preparing for a NACADA conference and strategies for getting the most out of the experience, as well as some tidbits about what the “Marble City” has to offer when you visit!

Joshua Brittingham | Northern Kentucky University
Conference Co-Chair of 2021 NACADA Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio

Suanne Early | University of Kentucky
Conference Co-Chair of 2021 NACADA Region 3 & Region 5 Virtual Conference and former Region 3 Chair

Kirsten Pitcock | University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Conference Co-Chair of 2022 NACADA Region 3 Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee

Casey Shadix | University of Kentucky
Current Region 3 Chair



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Enhancing your Advising “Sphere”

February 21-23, 2022
Knoxville, TN

Call for Proposals | Closed

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Past/Future Conference

Conference Co-Chairs

Shanna Pendergrast
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Kirsten Pitcock
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

See the entire committee!