NACA® Conferences

The Wait is Over!

It's time to reconnect with your NACA family at a NACA Conference. Conference registration is now open. Remember, under the new NACA Conference model announced earlier this year, members can attend the conference that best fits their calendars, travel needs, and budgets regardless of their regional affiliation.

The Conferences

NACA® Winston-Salem: Sept. 30-Oct. 2; Winston-Salem, NC
NACA® Hartford: Oct. 28-30; Hartford, CT
NACA® Fort Wayne: Nov. 4-6; Fort Wayne, IN
NACA® Spokane: Nov. 11-13; Spokane, WA
NACA® St. Paul: Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2022; St. Paul, MN

What Can I Expect?

We know every dollar counts and you want to get the most value out of every expenditure you make right now. We want to make sure you know the full value of that investment and the return you can expect to receive. At each NACA Conference you will receive:

  • 30+ Hours of Programming: that's about $8 per programming hour when you break it down across the three-day conference.
  • 50+ Educational Sessions, Professional Development Sessions & Featured Workshops, including a new Business Connections track
  • 50+ Showcasing Acts
  • More Interactive Showcase Formats based on your feedback
  • Featured Workshops
  • Game Shows
  • Make & Takes
  • Trending Interactive Programs
  • Technology Demonstrations
  • Extended Access to Exhibitors & Vendors
  • Peer Networking Opportunities
  • Save Programming Dollars by Block Booking Acts & Programs
  • A focus on health & safety measures for attendees


Register 5 attendees by the early bird deadline and the 6th is free!


We understand that professional development budgets have been hit hard during the pandemic. In order to help support your attendance at the conference, when you register 5 attendees, the 6th registrant will be free!


Your Health & Safety: A Top Priority


In preparation for the safe return of in-person events, the National Association for Campus Activities will implement the following safety measures for all 2021-22 conferences. The health and safety of NACA's event attendees, staff, and volunteers is a top priority. Based on current CDC recommendations and venue requirements, the following measures will be in place:  

Vaccination Entry Requirements

All participants will be required to show proof of full vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 PCR test to gain entry to conference activities.

  • "Full vaccination" means that either 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of an FDA- or WHO-authorized double-dose vaccines or that 14 days have passed since receiving the sole dose of a FDA- or WHO-authorized single-dose vaccines.
  • "Recent negative COVID-19 PCR test" means the test was administered no more than 72 hours prior to attending the conference.

In order to receive conference credentials, each individual participant will be required to show at the on-site registration desk:

  • Their physical vaccination card or test result record; OR,
  • An electronic photo or digital record of their vaccination card or negative test result; OR,
  • Official government certificate of their vaccination.

We encourage you to review these FAQs and contact if you have additional questions.

Additional health & safety measures:

  • Face masks must be worn at all times, except when seated for catered meal functions. Face coverings such as neck gaiters and bandanas will not be permitted. 
  • Food and beverage consumption is only allowed in designated spaces, when seated.  
  • Physical distancing must be observed at all times. 
  • Attendees that do not comply with the event regulations may be asked to leave the venue. 

We will continue to monitor ongoing federal, state, and local recommendations and reserve the right to alter plans as needed. 

What else can you expect?

  • One-way entrance and exit doors in high traffic areas 
  • One-way aisles where needed 
  • Expanded aisleways and physical distancing in room sets-ups, exhibit hall, and other public places 
  • Hand sanitizing stations available throughout the venue 
  • Instructional signage, floor clings and other markers 
  • Verbal reminders and app push notifications 
  • Audio/Visual and other equipment, meeting space, and public areas will be cleaned on a regular basis. Care will be taken to mitigate high touch points as much as possible 
  • Longer exhibit hall hours to allow attendees to reduce the traffic at one time
  • Please note that on-site registrations may be limited or not allowed, pending capacity limits at venues

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