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All meeting times are tentative and subject to change

**updated March 31, 2014. General Sessions are highlighted in red

THURSDAY, APRIL 10

Time

Event

8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cascade Collegiate Conference Meeting
California Pacific Conference Meeting
Champions of Character Advisory Board Meeting
Joint Champions of Character Advisory Board Meeting and Conduct in Ethics Committee Meeting
NAC Championships Competition Committee
NAC Rules and Ratings Committee
NAC Awards and Statistics Committee
NAC Experience and Enhancement Committee
Conference/Independent Eligibility Chairs
Convention Freshman Meet and Greet Reception 
NAC Executive Committee
Constitution and Bylaws Committee

FRIDAY, APRIL 11

Time

Event

7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.- Noon
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

National Administrative Council
Convention Freshman Orientation
Council of Faculty Athletics Representatives
FARA Business Meeting
Athletics Directors Association Business Meeting
Conference Commissioners Association Business Meeting
Eligibility Center Workshop: International Transfer Students
Year End Report Workshop
Champions of Character Workshop: Coaches Actions
Workshop: A Long-Term Approach to Fundraising
Eligibility Software Workshop
Workshop: Legal Issues In Athletics
Eligibility Center Workshop: Training a New Hire on the Eligibilty Center Processes and Procedures
National Coordinating Committee
Workshop: Leadership Best Practices: What Athletics Directors Have Learnd in Athletic Leadership
Champions of Character Workshop: Live 5 Update
Conduct and Ethics Committee
Champions of Character Workshop: Best Practices Panel
Basics of Eligibility Workshop
Committee on Competitive Experience
Gender Equity Committee
General Session I: Welcome Reception and Opening Kick-off
at the Kansas City Power and Light District Live Stage

SATURDAY, APRIL 12

Time

Event

8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
2:15 p.m. - 3 p.m.

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
6:30 p.m.-  8:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

General Session II: Inside the Bridge Session
Exhibits Open
Faculty Athletics Representatives/RegistrarsWorkshop: Lighting the Pathway for Eligibility for Your Student-Athletes
Council of Presidents Executive Committee
California Pacific Conference Meeting
Mid- South Conference Meeitng
Wolverine - Hoosier Athletic Conference Meeting
Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Meeting
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Meeting
Appalachian Athletic Conference Meeting
North Star Athletic Association Meeting
Crossroads League Conference Meeting
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Meeting
American Midwest Conference Meeting
The Sun Conference Meeting
Association of Independent Institutions
Cascade Collegiate Conference Meeting/Frontier Conference Joint Meeting
NAIA Awards Luncheon
Exhibits Open 
Council of Presidents Executive Committee #2
Association of Independent Institutions
Cascade Collegiate Athletic Conference Meeting
Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Meeting
Mid-South Conference Meeting
The Sun Conference Meeting
American Midwest Conference Meeting
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Meeting
Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference Meeting
North Star Athletic Association Meeting
Southern States Athletic Conference Meeting
Appalachian Athletic Conference Meeting
Great Plains Athletic Conference Meeting
Frontier Conference Meeting
Golden State Athletic Conference Meeting
California Pacific Athletic Conference Meeting
Conference Review Committee
Elgibility Center Workshop: Evaluative Criteria: Study Outcomes and Reivew of Competitive Experience Rule
Workshop: Student-Athlete Enhancement Programs 
Workshop: Partnering for Success: How to Work Effectively with Sports Commissions and Convention & Visitors Bureaus
Workshop: College Athletics and Social Media
Workshop: Ignite Your Leadership
General Session III: State of the Association
Council of Presidents Audit Committee
Roundtables: Conversations that Matter (Presidents, Athletics Directors, Conference Commissioners and Faculty Athletics Representatives)
Conference Commissioners Association Business Meeting #2
Council of Presidents Meeting #1
Registrars/Faculty Athletics Representatives/Admissions Counselors Networking Reception
Sponsor and Exhibitors Reception (NAIA sponsors and exhibitors only)
Athletics Directors Reception
Women of the NAIA Social (held at NACWAA Office)
Conference Commissioners Reception

SUNDAY, APRIL 13

Time

Event

7:15 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Devotional Huddle
Exhibits Open
Athletics Directors Association Workshop: Affordable Care Act Updates
Council of Presidents
Conference Commissioners Association Workshop - Qualifying Group
Conference Commissioners Association Workshop #1
Workshop: 30 for 30 (x2) :30 Promotion Ideas in 60 Minutes
Eligibility Case Studies
Workshop: Drug Testing: Good Defense is the Best Offense
Online Reports Workshop
Eligibility Center Workshop: All About Transcripts in the Eligibility Center
NAIA Luncheon and Keynote
General Session IV: Pathways for Growth: What Does That Look Like?
General Session V: Caucus
Conference Commissioners Association Caucus
Athletics Directors Association Caucus
Council of Faculty Athletics Representatives Caucus
Council of Presidents Committee on the Eligibility Center
National Administrative Council Caucus 
NAIA Attendee Reception sponsored by Summit America Insurance Services and Mutual of Omaha

MONDAY, APRIL 14

Time

Event

7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
8:15 a.m. - 10 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
11 a.m. - Noon

National Coordinating Committee
Presidents Forum Breakfast
National Eligibility Committee
Conference Commissioners Association Workshop #2
Presidents Forum
Workshop: Associate Athletics Directors and Their Value to the Mission
Delegate Registration
General Session VI: Growth in Action Business Meeting (73rd Annual)