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Regional Host Application
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Regional Conference Host(s) Application

We are seeking Regional Hosts for 2022 for all regional conferences (regions: I, II, III, IV, V, VI ,VII, VIII, and IX). The deadline to apply is August 21, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contactNODA at or 1.866.521.6632



DEFINITION: With the guidance of the Association staff, the Regional Coordinator and along with the Conference Planning Committees, Regional Conference Hosts plan and implement the regional conferences for their Region.  


  • All logistical arrangements for the regional conference including food, lodging, local transportation, meeting facilities and entertainment characteristics of the local flavor and atmosphere.

  • Responsible for recruiting regional conference committee  members and leading planning meetings.

  • Selection and scheduling of conference programs and presentations.  The selection and scheduling should address the needs and diversity of the members and their institutions.   

  • Work with the Association Office on registration development, educational session and awards process and budget management.

  • Work directly with the Association Office in communicating conference plans, needs, concerns, and making the logistical arrangements for Regional Conference.

  • Submit a final report and budget summary to the Association staff within 30 days at the end of the conference.


  • Participation in two previous NODA Regional Conferences

  • Ability to establish and maintain communication with the Regional Coordinator where the conference is being held and with the Association staff.

  • Ability to follow through and submit post-conference memberships, budget and other information to the Association staff.



  • Summer 2020- Application and selection process
  • Fall 2020 - Connect with 2021 hosts and participate in the 2021 Regional Conference Planning Team (RCPT)
  • Winter 2020/Spring 2021 - Works with host institution location to reserve space, work with association office to solidify dates, finalize hotel contract and select theme and logos (prepare for reveals at 2021 conferences)
  • Summer 2021 - recruit 2022 RCPT
  • Fall 2021 - recruit/finalize RCPT and host meetings. Finalize budget planning and registration details and training with Association staff.
  • Winter 2021 - Registration and ed session opens. Additional details that need to be discussed and finalize for speakers, schedules, awards, conference app details, regional traditions, catering, conference evaluations, network involvement, emergency plans. 
  • Spring 2022 - Finalize plans and implement conferences!

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