The joint NAP District One Biennial Conference and NEAP Annual Membership Meeting will be held in historic Sturbridge, Massachusetts. In addition to these two meetings, you will enjoy four educational workshops by five presenters, several networking opportunities, and the opportunity to purchase the latest parliamentary education materials.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Date: May 30, 2015
CEU Credit: 4 hours
Venue: Sturbridge Host Hotel & Convention Center; Sturbridge, MA
Join us in historic Sturbridge, Massachusetts for a great educational conference. Our hotel is conveniently located near many local restaurants, shops, and tourist sites including the Old Sturbridge Village (OSV). OSV is a must-see New England attraction which depicts life in an early 19th-century rural Village, featuring costumed historians, antique buildings, water-powered mills, and a working farm. You can view antiques, meet heritage breed animals, and take part in hands-on crafts. See why nearly 250,000 visitors go every year. NEAP welcomes you to beautiful, historic New England.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Registration fees include all Saturday meetings and workshops with breakfast and lunch. You are strongly encouraged to stay for the installation banquet of the new District One Director and NEAP Board of Directors taking place immediately following the conference.
How To Run an Efficient Meeting
by Michelle Bobrow and Dorothy Cohen (New Jersey)
The Role of a Parliamentarian
by Mary Randolph, PRP (NAP Vice President, Washington)
Creating Future Leaders: Working with Youth Groups
by Shannon Sun, PRP (New Jersey)
Advanced Voting Systems
by Carl E. Pease, PRP (Maine)
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change)
Revised May 17, 2015
Friday, May 29
5:00pm – 6:00pm Registration and Welcome by NEAP President and District 1 Director
6:00pm Dinner at Oxhead Tavern (at own expense, sold out)
Saturday, May 30
7:30am – 8:30am Registration
8:00am – 3:10pm Silent Auction
8:00am – 4:30pm Parliamentary Store
7:45am – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 9:00am Welcome & Opening Ceremony
9:00am – 10:00am District One Business Meeting
10:10am – 11:10am Workshop – How to Run an Effective Meeting
11:15am – 12:15pm Workshop – Role of the Parliamentarian
12:15pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm Workshop – Creating Future Leaders: Working with Youth Groups
2:10pm – 3:10pm Workshop – Advanced Voting Systems
3:15pm – 4:25pm NEAP Annual Business Meeting
4:25pm – 4:30pm Closing Remarks
5:00pm – 5:40pm NEAP President’s Reception
5:45pm – 7:00pm Installation Dinner Honoring Incoming District 1 Director & NEAP Board (separate fee)
Sunday, May 31
9:00am – 11:00am NEAP 2015-17 Leader Orientation & Strategic Planning (all welcome)
Select each event to register for and click “Register” to pay by credit card or click “Show other payment options” to pay by check.
When I get to the event, where do I park? Are rooms available to stay for a night or two?
The Sturbridge Host Hotel & Convention Center has free parking on site. For those traveling longer distances or prefer to arrive the night before, you can book a room in the NEAP block by mentioning our name upon reserving by phone. Room rates are $115 + tax and it is available both Friday and Saturday night. To reserve, call 508-347-7393 by April 29th to guarantee availability.
Who do I contact with any questions?
E-mail NEAP President Evan Lemoine, PRP at gro.lrapen@tnediserp with any questions or problems.
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Yes, you can transfer your registration to another individual subject to a $10 change fee. Only NAP and NEAP members are entitled to member pricing.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration information. It will also include a link in the event you need to change any information. Any changes made 48 hours prior to the event may not be possible.
Do I have to bring my printed registration ticket to the event?
No. We will have your information on file.
What is the refund policy?
Refunds will be accepted thirty days prior to the event at no charge. Refunds up to fourteen days prior to the event are subject to a $40 fee. No refunds will be allowed after that date.