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2017 NODA Region VIII Conference

March 17 - 19, 2017
Philadelphia, PA


Conference Chair:
Amber Cardamone, Temple University
Eric Goins, Temple University


 

Join us in the City of Brotherly Love - Philadelphia, PA, from March 17-19 to celebrate your passion for the field of orientation, transition, and retention. This conference is a unique opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals to come together to share best practices to inspire a renewed sense of purpose and innovative ideas to implement in your own programs at your respective institutions. Undergraduate students can look forward to opportunities for leadership development and networking with orientation leaders from across our gr8 region, while graduate students and professionals can take advantage of targeted sessions to further develop competencies through workshops and social events throughout the weekend.

Click here to view the schedule at a glance

Click here to view the Insider's Guide to Philadelphia

Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Midtown
1305 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Telephone: 215-735-9300
Email: midtown@himidtown.com

NODA Rate: $134.00 per night (2 double beds)
Parking is $27.00 per day

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 February 9, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST Extended until February 17th at 3:00 pm CST. Forms will be time-stamped upon submission.

We are also looking for professionals and graduate students from Region VIII 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 noda@umn.edu 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 February 10, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST Extended until February 17th at 3:00 pm CST. All forms will be time-stamped upon submission. If you are having technical difficulties with the award submission form, please contact the NODA Association Office first at noda@umn.edu or 612/301-NODA (6632).


T-Shirt Competition
Represent your institution by wearing an institutional t-shirt. The institution with the highest percent of their attendees wearing the same shirt will be deemed the winners!


Poster/Banner Competition
Drop off your poster/banner at check-in! Winners will be announced at the Welcome on Saturday, March 18 after Roll Call.

Registration
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 - Feb 16

Regular Rate
Feb 17 - March 2

Late Rate
March 3 - March 13

NODA Member - Professional
$135
$160
$185
Nonmember - Professional
$270 $295 $320
Graduate Student*
$135 $160 $185
Undergraduate Student
$135
$160
$185
Associate Member
$200
$225
$250




*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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