2021 District 3 Conference

Oct. 3 - 5, 2021
Grand Rapids, Michigan


Pure Creativity

Flex your creativity and learn the latest trends and best practices in two-year college marketing and public relations from your peers. This year’s NCMPR District 3 conference will feature expert keynote speakers, engaging sessions and the popular Medallions Awards ceremony. All this while staying in the heart of what Forbes Magazine calls “one of the 10 best downtowns in the U.S.A.”

The historic Amway Grand Plaza Hotel melds a touch of the past with modernity. Snuggled in downtown Grand Rapids, it offers majestic views of the Grand River and is surrounded by eclectic museums and stunning architecture. This walkable city is home to limitless entertainment, fabulous restaurants and cultural events, including ArtPrize, one of the world’s most attended public art events.

Don’t miss out! Join your peers Oct. 3-5 and explore ways to be even more imaginative and resourceful in your work. 

Conference At-A-Glance

Conference Fees

Registration  (both in-person* and virtual**)
$209  Early Bird (paid by Sept. 13)  
$269  Regular (paid after Sept. 14) 

Register now to receive a Conference-in-a-Box!

* In-Person attendance includes live access to full conference, an ArtPrize walking tour, two breakfasts, two lunches, a Medallion Awards reception and dinner, an after hours event in Grand Rapids featuring craft brews and heavy appetizers, networking with your peers and access to recorded versions of all conference presentations after the conference.

** Virtual attendance includes live access to keynote speeches, Medallion Awards reception, Awards of Excellence presentation, Peer and Simple podcast interview, access to the Exhibitors virtual booth and access to recorded versions of all conference presentations during and after the conference. 

Each virtual attendee must register individually. Registrants will receive a unique login to sign in to the conference platform, a conference in a box (while supplies last), and an opportunity to win a raffle prize. Each registered attendee will also receive access to the conference platform to view all of the sessions after the conference.

Guest Ticket
$40  Medallion Dinner Guest*

*Medallion dinner included with attendee registration; tickets for guests only.

Note: You must be a member of NCMPR before registering for the conference. Learn more about membership HERE.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing on or before Sept. 13, 2021. NCMPR will issue a refund of the conference fee, minus a $75 administrative fee. Email requests to the District 3 Director. Substitutions are gladly accepted. 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 with proper documentation.


Toya Webb, Ed.D.
District 3 Director
Elgin Community College, IL
(847) 214-7769


Hotel Reservations

Amway Grand Plaza
187 Monroe Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (855) 231-0582 (reference NCMPR District 3)

Room Rate: $149 per night (plus applicable taxes)

Reservation Cutoff: Sept. 13

NCMPR District 3 has blocked a limited number of rooms at the special group rate. This guarantees the rate but not availabiity. The room block may fill earlier than the deadline so make your reservation EARLY!


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