What’s New for NAA19

We’ve made some exciting changes for NAA19, including new educational session formats. If you’ve attended Convention in previous years, or are brand new to NAA, please be sure to review the following information to guide your development of an educational session proposal.

Educational Session Formats

At NAA19, we will offer the following four educational session formats:

Workshop (60 minutes) – These sessions are interactive with hands-on learning experiences, discussions, and activities that involve participants.

Panel (60 minutes) – These sessions feature up to three panelists and a moderator who share insights and different perspectives on a specific topic. Panels should allow for at least 15 minutes of audience Q&A.

Spark (30 minutes) – These are quick informational sessions with key takeaways, a short lecture, or a TED Talk-style presentation. Held at the end of the day, every day, no Q&A is required for these short sessions.

Leadership Intensive (2 hours) – Intended to be focused on leadership and professional development, these sessions take a deep dive into a topic and should be led by experienced trainers and leaders.