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2019 District II Conference & Expo [Attendee Registration]
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10/6/2019 to 10/9/2019
When: October 6–9, 2019
Where: Penn Stater
215 Innovation Boulevard
State College, Pennsylvania 
United States
Contact: Julie Martin

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2019 NAEP District II Conference & Expo


October 6 - 9 | Penn Stater | State College, PA

Keynote Speakers

  • Bob Ordorff will discuss the "Pita Principle"
  • Alexa Fong Drubay will present "Laughter Yoga for Stress Reduction, Resilience and Well Being"
  • Peggy Snyder will discuss the importance of learning, "What Makes You Tick? Understanding Self-Awareness and Strategies to Maximize Your Self-Awareness"


  1. Concur Travel Management
  2. How to Prepare for Impromptu Speaking Sessions (Penn State)
  3. Small Schools, Big Impact
  4. Get to Know Your Procurement Neighbors
  5. Data Analytics

Attendee Registration

Offered to Higher Ed & K-12 professional, only.

Full Conference - Early Bird! $175 (expires August 30, 2019) 

Full Conference - Regular Rate $195 (starting August 31, 2019)

Spouse/Guest Rate - $85.00 (this will include meals only, may not attend events)

Deadline to register for the meeting is Thursday, September 12, 2019.



Apply for a scholarship to attend the meeting.  Check back for link to apply soon. 




Sunday, October 6th

6:00-9:00                Welcome Reception


Monday, October 7th

7:30-8:30                Breakfast & New Attendee Session

8:30-8:45                Opening Remarks – Julie Martin

8:45-9:45                Opening Keynote Session – The PITA Principle

10:00-11:00            Breakout Sessions

                                        Software Purchasing: Courseware & Beyond

                                        Driving Innovation & Performance Through Diversity

11:15-12:00            NAEP/E&I Updates

12:00-1:00              Lunch

1:00-1:45                Vendor Speed Dating

1:45-5:00                Vendor Exhibit

5:30-9:30                Dinner & Family Feud Event


Tuesday, October 8

7:30-8:30                Breakfast

8:30-9:30                Keynote Session – Understanding Self-Awareness

9:45-10:45              Breakout Sessions

                                        Large Solicitations Can Be Fun

                                        Are You Prepared?

11:00-12:00            Breakout Sessions

                                        Get To Know Your Procurement Neighbors

                                        Making Purchasing Easier for Our Customers

12:00-1:00              Lunch

1:15-2:15                Breakout Sessions

                                        Data Analytics

                                        Travel Management Company Partnerships

2:30-3:30                Breakout Sessions

                                        Small School, Big Impact

                                        Implementing:  Lessons Learned

5:00-6:00                Creamery Tour (Meet at Conference Registration Desk at 4:30 for Departure)

6:00-8:00                Dinner at Nittany Lion Inn


Wednesday, October 9

7:30-8:30                Breakfast

8:30-10:00              Keynote Session – Laughter Yoga

10:15-11:00            Regional Sessions



                                        Metro NY/NJ

11:15-12:00            Closing Session (Door Prizes & Drawing)


Attendee registration includes access to all conference events, educational sessions, exhibit hall, and the following meals:

Breakfast:  Monday - Wednesday

Lunch:  Monday - Tuesday

Receptions/Dinners:  Sunday -Tuesday


Call for Presentations

Submit your idea for a presentation at the meeting. All procurement topic ideas will be considered!

Click here to get started.

Hotel Information

The event will be held at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.  The standard guest room rate is $119 per night and they will accept reservations for Sunday, October 6th, through Wednesday, October 9th.  Check-in 4:00 PM, check-out 11:00 AM.

To call and make reservations (800) 233-7505 - Group Code WEST19A or click (use Group Code WEST19A) to make your reservation online.  Reservations must be made by September 12, 2019


Cancellation Policy:

Registrant requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to NAEP. Cancellations postmarked or received on or before September 28, 2019, are entitled to a full refund minus a $50 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made after September 28, 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.

Attendee Participation Agreement
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