Utah Tech University
Friday, March 15, 2024 – Sunday, March 17, 2024


Registration & Pricing

Type / DeadlineEarly Bird Registration
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Regular Registration
Thursday, February 29, 2024
Late Registration
Thursday, March 7, 2024
(Professional / Graduate Student)
(Professional / Graduate Student)
Associate Member$250.00$290.00$365.00
NODA Cancellation Policy

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Hotel Information

Hampton Inn & Suites St. George SunRiver

1250 Sun River Pwky, St. George, UT 84790

Rate: $189.99 per night + taxes and fees
Booking Link
By Phone: 435-656-9900
Cut-Off Date: Thursday, February 22, 2024

Distance from Campus: 7.8 miles
Parking: Free
Breakfast Included: Included

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Schedule of Events

Friday, March 15

4:00 pm – 5:00 pmCheck In
5:00 pm – 5:30 pmOpening Ceremony
5:30 pm – 6:30 pmEd Session 1
6:30 pm – 7:00 pmAffinity Spaces
7:00 pm – 7:30 pmState Meetings
7:30 pm – 9:00 pmSocials

Saturday, March 16

8:00 am – 9:00 amCheck In/Coffee & Convos
9:00 am – 10:00 amEd Session 2
10:00 am – 11:00 amKeynote
11:00 am – 12:00 pmEd Session 3
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch
1:30 pm – 1:45 pmEd Session 4
2:00 pm – 2:30 pmWellness Break
2:30 pm – 3:30 pmEd Session 5
3:30 pm – 5:00 pmPro Staff Region Meeting/Case Study/Swag Swap
5:00 pm – 6:30 pmBreak
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmClosing
7:30 pm – 9:00 pmSocials

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Call for Programs

Submitting a program for a Regional Conference is a quick and simple process. You don’t need to be an expert to be a conference presenter, just have a program or idea you would like to share with the NODA community. While undergraduate students are welcome (and encouraged) to present at a NODA Regional Conference, we ask a professional or graduate student member be responsible for submitting the session proposal.

Submit a proposal for:

  • Educational Session – Showcase current research, best practices, and/or professional techniques which advance the field of orientation, transition, and retention or enhance our professional careers.
  • Roundtable – Organized conversation with one or more moderators. Moderators provide a contextual overview to the topic and then facilitate dialogue between participants.
  • Skills Based Sessions – Highlight the skills and tools that don’t always get to shine in the OTR arena. Skill based sessions are practical demonstrations of everyday skills OTR professionals may need.

NODA recognizes the time constraints many of our members are under and has reduced the amount of information required to submit a program. We hope to make the submission process less onerous and more accessible for anyone interested in presenting.

Program submissions will be reviewed in two groups.

  • Proposals submitted by Friday, December 15, 2023 will have a decision in early January.
  • Proposals submitted by Friday, January 12, 2024 will have a decision by early February.

Thank you for taking the time to submit a program, the strength of any Regional Conference begins with educational session submissions from our members.

Learn more about the process and submit a session at z.umn.edu/932h.

Call for Reviewers

Reviewers are needed to assist in the blind review process for Regional Conference educational session submissions as well as regional awards. Reviewers will provide feedback to the NODA staff and Regional Conference Planning Team to assist in the select process. The time commitment to review is nominal, with reviews happening in January and early February. To sign-up to be a reviewer, complete the interest form here or visit the NODA Submission Center and select the Educational Programs & Awards Reviewer Volunteer Form.

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Award Nominations

Applications and nominations are now open for the award categories listed below. All award submissions are due Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by 11:59 PM CST. Recipients will be honored during upcoming Regional Conferences. Regional award winners will advance for consideration for the 2024 Annual Conference awards. Award submission forms can be found at forms.nodaweb.org/award/browse.

Open Awards

Award Reviewers Needed!

Award reviewers are needed for the 2024 Regional Awards cycle. If you would like to assist in the review process, please complete this form. This opportunity is open to all NODA members.

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Planning Committee

Conference Host

Mark Bagwell
Utah Tech University

Regional Coordinator

Nathan Cheesman
New Mexico State University

Desh Gaskins
University of Utah
Undergraduate Experience

Laurel Jefferies
Utah Tech University
Graduate & Processional Experience

Cassidy Huntsman
University of Utah

DePaul Straub
Colorado School of Mines
Ed Sessions

Nicolette Manning
Fort Lewis College
Ed Sessions

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