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2017 National Conference

March 27-29
Charleston, South Carolina

There’s no city quite like Charleston. With its timeless charm and rich history, blended with one of the most exciting cultural scenes today, Charleston simply shines. What better backdrop for NCMPR’s 2017 national conference, where we’ll be celebrating our TIME TO SHINE.

Mark your calendar now so you don't miss NCMPR's biggest professional development event of the year!


Registration Fees

$600 Early-Bird (paid on or before Feb. 17)
$650 Regular (paid after Feb. 17)

Pre-Conference Intensives (choose one of three)
$90 Early-Bird (paid on or before Feb. 17)
$100 Regular (paid after Feb. 17)

Shine a Light on Charleston: Photo-Video Spotlight Session
Registration is limited to 30, so please indicate your interest in attending. Register by clicking on the link in the right-hand column.

Guest Paragon Tickets
$80 Includes reception, awards ceremony and dinner.
(One ticket is included with registration. This is for guest tickets only.)

NOTE: For nonmembers, you must join NCMPR before registering for the conference. Click on the registration button and you will be directed to the membership page.

Refund Policy

  • Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing on or before Feb. 24. NCMPR will issue a refund of the conference fee, minus a $150 administrative fee.
  • NO REFUNDS will be granted for requests made after the deadline.
  • For SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES (family or medical emergencies) that arise after the deadline, NCMPR will issue a full refund upon receipt of proper documentation.
  • Substitutions are gladly accepted.

Headquarter Hotel

Charleston Marriott
170 Lockwood Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29403-5123
(843) 723-3000
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Room Rate
$179 a night, single/double occupancy (plus applicable taxes)

Reservation Cutoff
Saturday, March 4
This guarantees the rate but not availability, so make your reservation early!

NCMPR's room block is sold out the nights of March 27 and March 28. You may still be able to get a room on those nights, but not at the group rate of $179. The nights of March 26 and March 29 have limited availability at the group rate.

Online reservations are preferred. GO ONLINE.
Phone: Call the hotel directly at 843-266-7874, ext. 1539. Or call central reservations at 1-800-228-9290. Mention you're with NCMPR.

Overflow Hotel

Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront
35 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC 29401

NCMPR has blocked a limited number of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott Charleston at the same group rate of $179 (or $189 for a river view). The Courtyard Marriott is less than a mile from our headquarter hotel, and the hotel provides complimentary shuttle service between both properties.

The reservation cutoff date is Feb. 24. Don't wait to make your hotel reservation -- this block of rooms will sell out quickly!

To make a reservation at the Courtyard Marriott, GO ONLINE.

Or call central reservations at 1-888-724-9647 and use the group code NMP.

Ground Transportation

Taxis and shuttles are available in front of the terminal building outside of baggage claim. The shuttle rate for downtown Charleston is $14 one way. The shuttle is a shared ride and may make several stops. Cab fare typically runs about $30 one way.


One ticket to the Paragons is included with your registration. This is for additional guest tickets only.

This session is free of charge, but registration is limited to 30. Sign up early to reserve your spot!


See the full lineup of speakers, sessions and special activities.