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NACADA's 2021 Annual Conference

Together, All Things are Possible  

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

Updated September 13, 2021

NACADA's Commitment to Safety

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. 

Safety Messaging - Conference Entry Requirements


Before Conference: 

  • All participants are required to review the NACADA Coronavirus/COVID-19 Assumption of Risk and Waiver

  • 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. 

During Conference: 

  • Before or upon checking in for the conference, all participants will be required to complete a conference check-in questionnaire to provide a current cell phone number that can be used to contact them during the conference for the purposes of a contact tracing protocol.   
  • Participants will be REQUIRED to wear masks regardless of vaccination status during all in-person conference activities.  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. 
  • Convention Center and Hotel staff will increase frequency of cleaning of high touchpoint areas. 
  • Convention Center and Hotel staff will practice enhanced food safety measures for any meals provided.

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

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 200 Live In-person sessions (in-person only); Pre-recorded versions of these presentations available via On Demand (both in-person and virtual)
  • Over 50 Virtual Live sessions presented via Zoom (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.

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 nacada-annualconf@ksu.edu. We look forward to a great conference! 

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