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Annual Meeting 2019: Know Before You Go

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Below you will find useful details regarding the Annual Meeting designed to help you maximize your time in Kansas City.

From the Airport


SuperShuttle, taxicabs, Uber and Lyft are all available at the airport. On average, the ride from the airport to Marriott Downtown takes approximately 25 minutes.


Your full conference registration includes access to the Host Event on Monday evening, all keynote sessions and educational workshops on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and access to the Exhibit Hall on Monday and Tuesday.  

NAEP Registration is located in the KCCC on the 2nd floor near the 2500A Lobby. Follow the signage to registration and to our Registration Celebration on Sunday.

Registration Hours:
Sunday: Noon - 7:00 pm
Monday: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - Noon


No Program Booklet This Year
This year, we will not have a printed program book but rather a workbook. If you would like a printed copy of the schedule with full session descriptions, click here to download and print a copy to bring with you.

NAEP Mobile App 

NAEP will once again offer a mobile app to enhance your conference experience. The app will contain the full program and will allow you to customize your schedule. Additionally, it will include the list of speakers, the conference attendee and exhibitor lists, maps of the meeting rooms and exhibit hall, and much more. You can use the app to contact colleagues and friends during the conference. The app can also be used to access our scholarship auction.


Login ID: Your email address

Password: naep2019




Registration Celebration on Sunday: Noon - 7:00 pm

We've turned picking up your badge and conference materials into a party! Plan to stop by the Kansas City Convention Center on Sunday to enjoy music, games, entertainment, food and drinks all day long. Network with your colleagues in a great environment!   Our musical lineup includes:

  • A roaming violin with DJ 
  • Jazz Trio providing Kansas City Jazz
  • A high-energy 7-piece band and DJ combo

Have fun playing:

  • Pop-a-shot basketball games 
  • Plinko!
  • Life-size Jenga & Connect 4
  • Bag Toss

Wear Your School Colors on Monday

Show your school pride and support your institution by wearing your school colors on Monday. You'll want to especially have them on for the host event on Monday evening....

No Other Pub - Our Monday Night Host Event

Sponsored by Omnia Partners and VWR, join us at No Other Pub in Kansas City playing games, enjoying good food and watching the NCAA championship game. Transportation to and from will be provided. See the app for full details.

Update Your Professional Portrait at the NAEP Booth

Stop by the NAEP booth in the exhibit hall to have your professional portrait taken. A professional photographer will be on hand both Monday and Tuesday during the hall.

Online Scholarship Auction

Our Scholarship Committee will once again hold a fundraiser for the NAEP Scholarship Program. Instead of our typical raffle,  this year we are moving to an online auction where you'll be able to bid on items through a new web platform. Included in the auction are two of the David Garibaldi paintings NAEP commissioned at the 2018 meeting in Orlando.

To participate download the mobile app and select "Scholarship Auction". You'll need to create a separate email and password to bid (If you win the item, you can pay for it right through the site!). Get a head start on the bidding (and create your account) by  clicking here.

If you are bringing an item for the scholarship auction, you may drop it off at NAEP registration.

Community Service Project 

Our project this year will be held on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. as part of the Registration Celebration. We have once again partnered with Projects with Purpose and WESCO to assist students facing housing and food insecurity through the Center for Community Outreach at the University of Kansas. Stop by to help us create hygiene packs along with backpacks full of school supplies.

Tips from Previous Attendees:
  • Bring your power cords with you to the convention center so that you can charge your phones/tablets during the meeting
  • Comfortable shoes are key!
  • Carry lots of business cards with you. You never know who you will meet.

Handicap Accessibility:


Please let us know if you have any accessibility or other special needs for the conference. You can email us with details.

Dress Code

Business casual is recommended. Meeting rooms can be chilly at times and you may want to pack a sweater or jacket. Wear your school colors on Monday! We also have a professional photographer in our exhibit hall Monday and Tuesday taking portraits. Plan and dress accordingly and update your headshot!

Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn

Use #NAEP2019 #LiveLongAndProcure and #MakeItSo to tag your social media posts before, during, and after the conference.


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Phone Number: 443.281.9901 • Fax: 443.219.9687

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