2022 National Conference

March 24 - 26, 2022
Denver, Colorado

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Renaissance in the Rockies

We’ve missed you, friends, and we can’t wait to see you in Denver for our Renaissance in the Rockies – NCMPR’s first in-person national conference since 2019. 

Join us March 24-26, 2022, where you can reconnect with NCMPR and your network of colleagues, refresh those professional skills and ignite, again, your passion to do good creative, important work.  

The conference is headquartered at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. Located just 10 minutes from the Denver airport and standing at the edge of the Front Range of the Rockies, the Gaylord showcases Colorado's alpine charm.

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Conference Fees

$625 – Early Bird (paid on or before Feb. 18, 2022)
$675 – Regular (paid after Feb. 18, 2022)

Pre-Conference Labs

Paragon Award Guest Tickets
Guest ticket includes entry to the Paragon reception, dinner and awards presentation. Please note: The Paragons reception and dinner are included in your regular registration fee.

You must be a member of NCMPR before registering. Learn more about membership HERE.


Travel budget tight? Apply for a $400 scholarship to help cover your expenses. Look into NCMPR’s new DEI scholarships, encouraging even more members to get involved and attend. Deadline to apply is Monday, Jan. 24.

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COVID-19 and the National Conference

NCMPR is continuing to monitor the coronavirus pandemic. 


Refund Policy

  • Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing on or before Feb. 18, 2022. NCMPR will issue a refund of the conference fee, minus a $150 administrative fee. Email cancellation requests to jwalters@ncmpr.org.
  • No refunds will be granted for requests made after the deadline.
  • For special circumstances such as family or medical emergencies (including COVID-19) that arise after the deadline, NCMPR will issue a full refund upon receipt of proper documentation.
  • Substitutions are gladly accepted.

NCMPR Needs Your Help!

NCMPR is dedicated to being an organization for all its members, and one way to achieve that is to know who our members are. We want to know what office you work for and who you report to. Are you at a rural, urban or suburban school? How long have you worked in higher ed?

And we want to know about you – your race and ethnicity, your age, your gender identity.

And that's why we're sending one survey-taker per district to the national conference in Denver, Colorado, from March 24-26, 2022. That's seven free conference registrations!

So grab a cup of tea or coffee, settle in, and take this survey. We know – it might take you 15 or 20 minutes. But we promise, it's worth the time.

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Conference attendees are responsible for their own lodging and transportation. 

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
6700 N. Gaylord Rockies Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80019
(720) 452-6900 

Reserve a Room

Book online or by phone. Don't forget to request NCMPR’s group rate. 

NCMPR has a limited number of rooms blocked off for conference attendees. The reservation cutoff date for our group rate is Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Please note: If our block of rooms is full before that date, regular hotel fees will apply, so book early! If the hotel runs out of available rooms, you will have to reserve a room at another nearby hotel to attend the conference. 

Self-parking at the hotel for all conference attendees is $14.50/night. 

The Gaylord is 10 miles from Denver International Airport. 

Gaylord Hotels, a Marriott International property, is committed to the health and safety of its guests and, as such, has implemented technologies and procedures to meet the challenges presented by COVID. This includes contactless services throughout the resort, enhanced food safety protocols, physical distancing and mask guidance, electrostatic sprayers and the highest classification of disinfectants recommended by the CDC and WHO. In the convention space, attendants are dedicated to regular cycles of sanitization in high touchpoint areas. Learn more about the Gaylord Hotels Commitment to Clean online.

NCMPR recognizes the evolving recommendations and requirements from the CDC, WHO and local authorities. We will monitor those changes and make adjustments to the conference accordingly.

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