2023 District 3 & District 5 Conference

Oct. 4 - 6, 2023
St. Louis, MO


Meet Me In St. Louis

We are traveling back 120 years to 1903, the setting of the iconic movie “Meet Me in St. Louis!” The movie relates the story of the Smith family from 1903 leading up to the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, better known as the St. Louis World Fair, in 1904. 

As we reflect on the Progressive Era of the early 20th Century, we will celebrate the innovative spirit of the World’s Fair! We will hear fresh ideas from industry experts, embrace trailblazing perspectives from speakers and celebrate our achievements. We want the members of NCMPR Districts 3 & 5 to walk away from the fall conference with dynamic ideas, new concepts and a reenergized passion for their work. 

The St. Louis Metro area is shared by Districts 3 & 5, with Illinois lying in District 3 and Missouri in District 5.

St. Charles, Mo., was founded on the banks of the Missouri River in 1769, making it the state’s third oldest city. It also served as the first capital during construction of the Jefferson City government buildings. St. Charles boasts a vibrant and historic downtown, and the city is the launching point for the Lewis & Clark Expedition. In addition to visiting Downtown St. Charles and the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center museum, the city is home to casinos, the Katy Trail, breweries, wineries and much more. 

The St. Louis area has much to offer, including the Gateway Arch, symbolizing the growth and westward expansion of the country; the St. Louis Zoo, which is consistently ranked among the best in the nation (and free of charge!); The Hill, a unique neighborhood founded by Italian immigrants and featuring world-renowned Italian-American restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, salons, and two bocce gardens; and the flagship brewery and headquarters of Anheuser-Busch, the home of Budweiser. 

We look forward to meeting you in St. Louis!


Vendors are invited to attend the District 3 & 5 conference as an exhibitor or sponsor. Learn more about those opportunities HERE


Conference attendee registration includes access to the full conference, including two breakfasts, the Awards of Excellence lunch, a welcome reception and the Medallion Awards dinner. 

$350  Early Bird (paid by Sept. 18)  
$399  Regular* (paid after Sept. 18 )

*Conference registration will close Wed. Sept. 27, 8 a.m. eastern. If you are still interested in registering, please contact the District 3 or District 5 Director.

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






Guest tickets are for family, friends and special guests. The Medallion Awards & Awards of Excellence meals are included in the conference registration fee for NCMPR members. 

  • $60 Medallion Awards Dinner Guest Ticket (Wed. Oct. 4)
  • $60 Awards of Excellence Lunch Guest Ticket (Thurs. Oct. 5)

Purchase Guest Tickets 


Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis - St.Charles
Two Convention Center Plaza
Saint Charles, MO 63303
Room Rate: $179 + tax

Book online reservations here. 

If you need reservations on 10/3 and 10/6 please use the EDIT button to book those dates through the booking link. Note: Rooms are getting tight on 10/3. Please keep that in mind as you are planning your trip.

Reservation Cutoff: September 19, 2023

NCMPR District 5 has blocked a limited number of rooms at the special group rate. This guarantees the rate but not room availability. The room block may fill earlier than the deadline. Make your reservation EARLY!

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing on or before Sept. 19, 2023. NCMPR will issue a refund of the conference fee, minus a $75 administrative fee. Email requests to the District 3 & 5 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.