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Why Attend?

The NAEP Annual Meeting is the premier higher education procurement solutions conference in the country in 2018. Meet and network with over 500 of your procurement colleagues from schools large and small, public and private, across the country.

There are over 50 educational sessions along with a keynote speaker a day at NAEP 2018. There is something for everyone in higher education procurement. Review the program to plan your time wisely at the meeting. 

Don’t take our word for it; hear from your colleagues:

2016 Annual Meeting Attendee:

“This is the first time I've attended the NAEP Annual Meeting. I can't believe I waited this long to attend one. The experience and contacts I made, especially at Exposition, was incredible”!


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

Full registration includes continental breakfast Monday through Wednesday, the Exhibit Marketplace Grand Opening & Reception on Monday evening, lunch in the Marketplace on Tuesday and the Awards Luncheon on Wednesday. 

Guest Tickets and Registration:

To edit your registration as well as add guest tickets, please sign into the NAEP website and go to the Annual Meeting registration page. Click on the green ‘register’ button. A pop-up box will appear asking if you want to add a new registration or modify an existing, select modify existing. This will pull up your current registration where you can add any optional spouse/guest tickets. Please indicate your guest’s name in the blank comment box. NAEP doesn’t store payment information so you will be able to enter your own credit card for payment.

Handicapped Accessible:

What Is the Registration Cost to Attend

NAEP Registration Rate      
Airfare* $300
Hotel Room: 3 nights at $199 per night $597
Transportation to and from the airport          $0
Meals (most meals covered by conference registration fee) $25
Total average cost $1722

* = Average airfare was determined by a review on 9/5/17 Southwest Airlines flights from major hub cities across the country. Flights arrive typically on Sunday afternoon, April 8th, and depart Wednesday evening, April 11th. Cities surveyed were: Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Baltimore, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Tampa, Charlotte, New York, and Nashville.

Welcome Event on Sunday Evening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Do not miss this one! Book your flights to arrive in time to enjoy a magical evening with NAEP and Walt Disney World® Resort! Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ will open a portion of the park just for NAEP conference attendees! Marvel at the Indiana Jones ™ Epic Stunt Spectacular! and the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster ® Starring Aerosmith.

Of Note:
Our Sunday event this year will begin a little later than usual. Buses from the NAEP hotel will begin at 7:30 pm and the adventure begins at 8:00 pm.  We will be serving light fare during the event.  You must wear your NAEP badge to gain admittance to the host event. No exceptions.

To enter the NAEP Host Event, you MUST board the NAEP bus at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. You will not be allowed to enter the park from any other point other than the special NAEP entrance.

Letter of Justification

Let us help you attend the annual meeting. Simply download the justification letter to your supervisor explaining all of the benefits you will get from attending the NAEP 2018 Annual Conference and how they will help your institution. Edit and send! Be sure to also download the conference schedule to highlight the presentations and speakers you plan to see!

Future Annual Meetings

Plan ahead! NAEP has scheduled the Annual Meeting through 2023.

  • 2019: April 7-10, 2019 at the Kansas City Marriott in Kansas City, MO
  • 2020: April 5-8, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN
  • 2021: March 14-17, 2021 at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, MD (Outside of Washington, DC)
  • 2022: April 17-20, 2022 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, TX
  • 2023: April 2-5, 2023 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL


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