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NACADA's 2021 Annual Conference

Together, All Things are Possible  

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

Be sure to visit the conference highlights webpage and annual conference blog to stay up-to-date on all conference events! 

Conference Highlights Annual Conference Blog

Hybrid Event Format

NACADA’s 2021 Annual Conference will provide access to more than double the amount of content than our previous fully virtual event.

Hybrid Event Overview:

  • Over 250 Live In-person sessions (in-person only); Pre-recorded versions of these presentations available via On Demand (both in-person and virtual)
  • Over 60 Virtual Live sessions (both in-person and virtual)
  • Access to General Session (both in-person and virtual)
  • Poster Session (in-person)/Poster content (virtual)
  • Networking Opportunities (both in-person and virtual)
  • Exhibits (in-person)/Exhibitor content (virtual)
  • On Demand recordings available for 45 days (both in-person and virtual)

See more on the conference registration information page.

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.

2021 Keynote Speaker

Samuel D. Museus

Dr. Samuel D. Museus

Dr. 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.

Proposal Notifications  

All proposal notifications have been sent. If you submitted a proposal and did not receive a notification please email We look forward to a great conference! 

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