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NACADA's 2021 Annual Conference

Together, All Things are Possible  

October 6-9, 2021  |  Cincinnati, Ohio  |  Duke Energy Convention Center

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2021 Keynote Speaker

Samuel D. Museus

Samuel D. Museus

Samuel D. Museus is Professor of Education Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He also serves as Founding Director of the National Institute for Transformation and Equity. Read Samuel's full biography here.

NACADA Annual Conference

In consideration of the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, NACADA is planning to host the 2021 Annual Conference as a hybrid event.  While we are optimistic that many of you will be able to join us in person this fall for the main event, this year we will add virtual access for those who may be unable travel. 

All presenters must be available to attend the event.

Safety First

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. These measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Requiring participants to wear masks
  • Social distancing
  • Availability of hand sanitizer and hand sanitizing stations
  • Increased disinfection processes
  • Enhanced food safety measures
  • Participants should not attend the conference if you are ill, experiencing fever, 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.

The Duke Energy Convention Center was the first in the Ohio Region to obtain the GBAC STAR™ Accreditation. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Duke Energy Convention Center has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility.

Hybrid Event Format

The in-person conference will be held October 6-9, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio at Duke Energy Center. Registration opens March 2021. Registration for the in-person event will also include access to virtual content indicated below.

Registrations for virtual participation will provide access to the keynote presentation, presentation recordings, semi-live sessions, as well as networking and engagement opportunities with other participants via the mobile platform/app. Participants will have access to the virtual platform close to the opening date of the conference. Access to virtual content will remain accessible after the in-person event for a specified period of time. Registration for virtual access will be coming soon. 

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