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2017 NODA Region II Conference
Diving Into OTR on the Golden Coast

February 24 - 26, 2017
Co-Hosted by CSU Channel Islands
& Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA

Christina Tutt, Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Nate Alcorn, Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Brandon Martin, Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Ariana Robles, CSU - Channel Islands



Cal Poly and CSU Channel Islands invites you to dive into OTR on the Golden Coast! Join us in the beautiful beach city of Ventura, CA as we jump into the depths of what draws us into orientation as we come together to learn more about our ever-changing field and immerse ourselves as we "Dive in" to OTR.

Click here for a schedule of events.

Saturday Evening Entertainment- Golf N’ Stuff
Location: Address: 5555 Walker St, Ventura, CA 93003
Time: 9PM-11PM

Golf N’ Stuff features unique miniature golf courses, go-karts, and bumper boats. In addition to their lush landscaping, water features, and other rides and attractions they also have the most current and up to date video and prize arcade games available for all to enjoy.

Best of all, NODA has covered the price of admission to all our attendees! With entrance you get 2 Hours of unlimited mini golf, rides, laser tag and 10 arcade tokens each!

Join us the night of the 26th as the NODA Region II Conference experiences Golf N’ Stuff! Go to the Group Sales window upon arrival while wearing your NODA nametag and lanyard to receive you admittance wristband.


Hotel Information

The Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel
450 E Harbor Blvd,
Ventura, CA 93001

Two Queen Beds - $189
One King Bed - $189

Phone: 805-648-2100

The deadline to make a reservation at a reduced rate at The Crown Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel has passed. Click here for more hotel information.

If you are still in need of a hotel, please contact the Country Inn & Suites at 805-653-1434 and identify yourself as a NODA attendee to receive a reduced rate. More information can be found at

Undergraduate Student Case Study Competition
Come share your knowledge and experience in the Region II case study. Each team will be given a challenging, but realistic scenario regarding orientation programs and will work in teams comprised of students from multiple schools to find a solution. Judges will evaluate problem-solving skills, communication, and the best solution overall.

Educational Session Proposals & Peer Reviewers

Interested in sharing your knowledge about OTR at this year’s Regional Conference? Educational Session Proposals will be open for submissions will open on December 15, 2016. All session proposals must be submitted by January 12, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST. Forms will be time-stamped upon submission.

We are also looking for professionals and graduate students from Region II to help with reviewing Educational Session Proposals. If you are having technical difficulties with the educational session submission form, please contact the NODA Association Office first at or 612/301-NODA (6632).

Highlight Session Proposals for Associate Members
Associate Members have the opportunity to submit a proposal to present a Highlight Session at Regional Conferences. Highlight Sessions are time slots dedicated to Associate Members who are interested in showcasing their products or services at regional conferences to NODA members through a conference program session. If selected for a Highlight Session time slot, an Associate Member who is selected to present a Highlight Session will pay the Highlight Session Fee of $100 (in addition to their registration fee).

Regional Awards

Nominate your students and colleagues for Regional Awards. Available Regional Awards include: Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leader Award (Two and Four Year), Outstanding Graduate Student, Outstanding Orientation Professional, Regional Innovative Program, Regional Outstanding New Orientation Professional, and Regional Showcase Award. All nominations are due by January 26, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST. All forms will be time-stamped upon submission. If you are having technical difficulties with the submission form, please contact the NODA Association Office first at or 612/301-NODA (6632).

While registering for the conference online, you can either pay with a credit card immediately or create an invoice to pay with a check. If you choose to pay with a check please send it to the NODA Association Office at: 2829 University Ave SE, Suite 415, Minneapolis, MN 55414. We highly recommend paying for your registration fee before arriving on-site for the event, this way your ability to attend will not be hindered. NODA does not accept checks on-site, only credit cards if necessary.

Registration Type
Early Bird Rate
Dec 15 - Jan 26
Regular Rate
Jan 27 - Feb 9
Late Rate
Feb 10 - 21

NODA Member - Professional
$210 $235
Nonmember - Professional
$320 $345 $370
Graduate Student*
$185 $210 $235
Undergraduate Student
$185 $210 $235
Associate Member

*Graduate students must be NODA members to attend the conference and receive the conference student rate.
**If you are an undergraduate student, you must be registered by a Graduate, Professional, or Professional Nonmember. Graduates and Undergraduates are both charged the student rate.
***All conference pricing is in USD


Regional Conference Refunds/Cancellation Policy
Please note that all NODA membership fees are nonrefundable once payment has been processed; however, you may request a refund for the conference registration fees based on the following refund timeline. Conference registrants requesting a cancellation that is received in writing to the NODA Home Office on or before 5 p.m., 2 full weeks before the conference, will receive a full refund. Registrants requesting a cancellation in writing on or before 5 p.m, with less than 2 weeks until the conference start date will receive a refund minus $100 late cancellation fee. Absolutely no refunds will be made to individuals canceling within 24 hours of the conference start date. Conference organizers cannot accept refund requests that result from canceled flights and/or natural disasters. The contact information for NODA Home Office is: NODA, University of Minnesota, 2829 University Avenue, Suite 415, Minneapolis, MN 55414; Toll free phone (866) 521-NODA (6632); Phone: (612) 301-6632; Fax: (612) 624-2628.
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