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2019 Great Plains Regional Meeting [Attendee]
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9/15/2019 to 9/18/2019
When: Sept. 15 - 18, 2019
Where: Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park Street
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States

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Special Discounts!

  • If 3 people from your campus register for the meeting, the 4th is free!
  • If you have never been to a Great Plains meeting or have not been to the meeting in over 10 years, we are pleased to offer a 50% discount off the full registration rate. Click here to request the code before registering.
  • If your school is not currently a member of NAEP, register for the full conference and your school will receive free membership for the remainder of 2019.


Call for Programs/Educational Sessions:

Review the agenda and the educational breakout sessions.  We still want to hear from you as we have a few openings remaining in our program schedule. Submit your session idea(s) now.  Presenting at a regional conference is a great way to boost your career visibility! Presenters receive a discounted registration rate.

Our Keynote Speakers

Monday: Sally Shaver DuBois  |  "Teamwork Makes the Dream Work"

Dynamic successful teams move organizations forward towards goals and success while creating a unified work culture that makes being at work rewarding, relevant and fun.   Sally Shaver DuBois will facilitate an engaging workshop full of ideas to help your team with communication, team building, workplace culture & stress management.  Attendees will learn about Sally’s KAT  leadership concepts, the use of the Myers-Briggs personality inventory and humor in the work place ideas all while have a little fun with your colleagues!

Wednesday: Desirae Payne  |  "Give Me Some Chocolate...I'm Stressed!"

Nobody is immune to stress! Desi Payne will give you a three step strategy to minimize, eliminate, and manage the stress in your personal and professional life.  You will laugh and learn as you learn  the steps to rest, repair, rebuild, rethink, and re-energize your life.  Go home with 200 Stress Busters to help in everyday life.

Click here for the full program

Hotel Information:

The event will be held at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown. NAEP Great Plains has secured a discounted room rate of $149 plus applicable taxes for a single or double. Reserve your room by August 26, 2019 to receive the discounted room rate.  Click here to make your hotel room reservations.

Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park Street
Des Moines, IA 50309


In Conjunction With:

Procurement Professional Workshop

Immediately following the Great Plains conference, NAEP will host a Procurement Professional Workshop. The class will start at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 18th (The Great Plains conference ends right before that) and will run for a half-day on Thursday the 19th, ending at 12:30. Stay the extra night and register for the Workshop at the low rate of $210.

Based upon content from Tier II of NAEP’s Procurement Academy, the Procurement Professional Workshop is a competency-based certificate course that is facilitated by Nancy Brooks, Iowa State University (retired), and Burr Millsap, University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus. This course is designed for mid-level career procurement professionals who manage programs and/or people within a procurement department. 

Register separately from the regional meeting. Click here to register for the Procurement Professional Workshop.


Call for Nominations

The NAEP Great Plains region is seeking nominations for the positions of Secretary and 2nd Vice President. We are seeking candidates who are looking to further develop leadership skills and become involved in our organization. Here is an opportunity to advance the purchasing profession and your own career. We want and need to hear from you. Click here to learn more and to nominate yourself (or a colleague).

Cancellation Policy:

Registrant requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to NAEP c/o Martez Bryant. Cancellations postmarked or received on or before September 1, 2019, are entitled to a full refund less a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made after September 2, 2019.

CONFERENCE NO SHOWS are liable for the full amount due. Substitutions are accepted and valid for this event ONLY. You will need to obtain the registration confirmation number for the person whose registration you will be using.

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