Our call for proposals is closed as of October 15, 2018. We have received an incredible number of proposals and we thank everyone who submitted a session idea!

We look forward to reviewing your proposals and getting back in touch on November 16th!

About NAA Convention

The NAA Convention is where afterschool professionals and leaders gather to get inspired, connect, and learn. We’re looking for educational sessions that share knowledge, inspire afterschool professionals to rise up, and empower them to explore their passion, purpose, and persistence.

Join us and 2,000 members of our community for four days of networking, learning, and inspiration: special events, educational sessions, daily keynotes, and an interactive Learning Expo all designed to meet the needs of the developing professionals and emerging and current leaders of afterschool.

Please know that all presenters are required to register for Convention. Lead presenters receive a $200 discount, our lowest registration rate. You can register today to lock-in our early bird rate and we’ll refund the discount if you’re an accepted lead presenter.

What’s New for NAA19

We’ve made a few exciting changes for NAA19, including new educational session formats. Click here to learn more about what’s new for NAA19.

NAA19 Important Dates

 Convention Registration  Register now!
 Call for Proposals Open  September 18 – October 14, 2018
 All Proposals Due  October 14, 2018, at 11:59 pm EST - DEADLINE HAS PASSED
 Notification of Acceptance  November 16, 2018
 Confirmation Deadline  November 30, 2018
 Notification of Session Date/Time  December 14, 2018
 Convention Registration Deadline  February 1, 2019
Presenter Prep Webinar #1 January 30, 2019 at 1 pm EST (tentative)
Presenter Prep Webinar #2 February 20, 2019 at 1 pm EST (tentative)
NAA Convention March 15 – 18, 2019

View Educational Sessions - Workshops, Panels, Sparks, and Intensives

Our full programming will be announced in January 2019. Until then, we encourage you to review the 2018 program book to get an idea of the kind of educational sessions and learning opportunities offered at Convention. View the NAA18 program book.


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