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2018 National Convention

Convention Schedule

All meeting times are tentative and subject to change

**Updated 4-3-18** DRAFT - TENTATIVE SCHEDULE ONLY

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

Time

Event

9 a.m. - Noon Athletics Directors Association Board of Directors
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. National Drug Testing Education Committee
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. NAC Championships Competition Committee 
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. NAC Rules and Ratings Committee
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. NAC Awards and Statistics Committee
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. NAC Experience and Enhancement Committee 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Conference/Independent Eligibility Chairs
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ADA Mentoring Reception/Convention Freshman Meet and Greet Reception 
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. NAC Executive Committee 
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Constitution and Bylaws Committee 
8 p.m. - 9 p.m. ASA/CSA Orientation

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

 Time

Event

7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Champions of Character Advisory Board Meeting
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Convention Freshman Orientation
8 a.m. - 11 a.m. National Administrative Council 
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Council of Faculty Athletics Representatives 
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Elgibility Software Workshop: Eligibility Certification Process (ECP): What It Is and Where It Is Going 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Workshop: How to Be Resourceful Within Your Budget and Create Additional Revenue
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. FARA Business Meeting 
11 a.m. - Noon  Eligibility Center Workshop: International Student Expertise: Maximizing Your Return on International Recruits
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Athletics Directors Association Business Meeting
11:15 a.m. - 2 p.m. Conference Commissioners Association Business Meeting
Noon - 1 p.m. Learning Disability Advisory Committee Meeting
1 p.m. -  2 p.m. Athletics Directors Association Workshop: Rationale for Director of Athletic Admissions On Your Campus 
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Workshop: What Does Eligibility, Rules and Compliance Look Like On Your Campus?
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Athletics Directors Association Workshop: Together, We Storm: President-Athletics Director Partnership
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Workshop: Best Practices in Development of Conference and University Level ASA's
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Eligibility Workshop: Get in the Game: First Time NAIA Participants
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Roundtables 
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Council for Student-Athletes Business Meeting
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. National Coordinating Committee 
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Committee on Competitive Experience 
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.  General Session I: Convention Keynote and Welcome Reception
Keynote Speaker: Bill Courtney
Sponsored by AstroTurf

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

Time

Event

7 a.m. - 8 a.m. National Eligibility Committee 
7:15 a.m. - 8 a.m. Devotional Huddle 
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. General Session II: Inside the Bridge
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. National Governing Bodies Exhibit Hall Open 
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Workshop: Advanced Eligibility Software 
10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Student-Athlete Health and Wellness Workshop: Dealing With a Catastrophic Injury or Death of a Student-Athlete and Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. COP Audit Review Committee
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Association of Independent Institutions 
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. NAIA Athletics Compliance Administrator Task Force Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Frontier Conference Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pre-Luncheon Meeting for Presenters and Awardees
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. NAIA Awards Luncheon 
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Council of Presidents Executive Committee 
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Workshop: Dietary Supplements and the NAIA Drug Testing Program
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Athletics Compliance Administrator Workshop: Improving and Standardizing Compliance Systems
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Association for Student-Athletes Business Meeting
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Conference Commissioners Association Roundtables
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eligibility Center Workshop: Sharing Best Practices
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. National Governing Bodies Roundtables
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Council for Student-Athletes and Association of Student-Athletes Workshop: Financial Wellness: Financial Wellness:  A Dave Ramsey Partnership
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. General Session IV: State of the Association 
4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion Workshop: Title IX Training Session
4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Association for Student-Athletes Caucus 
4:45 p.m. - 6 p.m. Eligibility Workshop: Stay in the Game: Continuing Eligibility
4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. National Governing Bodies Exhibit Hall Reception
4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. California Pacific Conference Meeting
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Council for Student-Athletes Business Meeting
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. FAR/Registrars Reception 
6 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m. Women of the NAIA Social 
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Council of Presidents Meeting #1 
7 p.m. - 10 p.m. ASA/CSA Off-site Activity 
8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Presidents Reception

 

MONDAY, APRIL 16

Time

Event

7 a.m. - 8 a.m. Conduct and Ethics Committee  
7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. Council of Presidents Breakfast
8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Council of Presidents Meeting #2
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Online Reports Workshop
8:30a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Conference Commissioners Association Business Meeting (if needed)
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. NAIA Sponsor Exhibit Hall Open 
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Association for Student-Athletes Business Meeting
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Athletics Directors Association Workshop: Athletic Facility Planning and Management 
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Eligibility Workshop: Play in the Game: Seasons of Competition
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Association of Independent Institutions 
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Chicagoland Collegiate Conference Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Cascade Collegiate Conference Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. California Pacific Conference Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The Sun Conference Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Southern States Athletic Conference Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. MidSouth Conference Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Great Plains Athletic Conference Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Appalachian Athletic Conference Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. River States Conference Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. North Star Athletic Association Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Crossroads League Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Golden State Athletic Conference Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Frontier Conference Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. American Midwest Conference Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Meeting
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. General Session V: Return on Athletics 
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. NAIA Sponsor Exhibit Hall "Power Hour"
12:45 p.m. - 2 p.m. American Midwest Conference Meeting
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. KCAC Lacrosse Schools Meeting
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Athletics Directors Association Workshop: Effective Licensing Program For the Athletics Department 
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Postseason Expenses Study Group
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Year End Report Session: The Ins and Outs of the Year End Report 
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Initial Eligibility Open Forum: Are Our Rules Still Relevant in the 21st Century?
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  General Session VI: Convention Caucus
4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Athletics Directors Association Caucus 
4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Council for Faculty Athletics Business Meeting
5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Conference Commissioners Association Caucus 
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. All Convention Attendee Reception
Sponsored by Relation Insurance Services and Mutual of Omaha 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 17

Time

Event

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. National Eligibility Committee 
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Conference Commissioners Association Workshop: What Kind of Insurance Coverage Does Your Conference Need?
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Athletics Directors Association Workshop: The First Rule of Flight Club: Simpson University's Academic Success Program for Student-Athletes
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Workshop: Top Legal Issues Facing Small Colleges and Athletics Departments in 2018
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Delegate Registration 
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. General Session VII: 77th Annual Business Meeting
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. National Coordinating Committee

 

April 13-17, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri

Convention Home

Registration & Hotel

Ground Transportation

Schedule at a Glance

Programs & Tracks

Legislation / Voting

Tips for First Timers

Sponsors & Exhibitors

• Recap

Future Convention Dates:
April 11-15, 2019
Hilton West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Florida