2024 NGLA Annual Conference Evening Programming  

Last Updated January 2024. Subject to change.

NGLA is excited about our Evening Programming for the 2024 NGLA Annual Conference in Hartford, CT from February 22 - 25, 2024.


Welcome & Opening Session hosted by Phired Up (8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Join NGLA for our opening session followed by Truth or Dare: We DARE You to Make a Courageous Choice presented by Jonah Mudse

Life is full of opportunities to go beyond your comfort zone. You have the opportunity to challenge yourself… DARE yourself to make choices that push you outside of your comfort zone. In fact, it’s not just right now you have the opportunity to dare yourself. Every moment is a choice. Every moment you can dare yourself to go beyond. You have big choices -- where you’ll live, major, career, who you’ll do life with. Daily choices -- what you say yes/no to, how you spend your time, how you interact with the world. Social Excellence is a choice…a lifestyle choice that guides and informs all your big and small choices. Together, we’ll choose to be engaged, have fun, and step outside our comfort zones to get to know people we would never have interacted with without this opportunity. So, DARE yourselves to be engaged, connect, and HAVE FUN!

The Social Excellence Series is hosted by Phired Up.

Professionals Connect hosted by Greek University (8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

You’ve done the work, now it's time to celebrate YOU! Join your fraternal colleagues for a non-alcoholic beverage, snacks, and light music at the NGLA Professionals Connect for a chance to get R.E.A.L. (Relax, Enjoy, Appreciate, Laugh)! Greek University wants you to feel great about who you are and what you do, because YOU DESERVE it!

Hosted by
Greek University

One College Nation hosted by Dr. Josh & Ms. Tish Norman (9:00 pm - 10:30 pm)

Did you know that personal relationships land 87% of jobs and 80% of jobs are in the hidden job market? In a study, LinkedIn discovered that 79% of professionals stated that their career progression was based on networking and relationship building.

To help college students develop these important skills, consultants and master trainers Dr. Josh Fredenburg and Ms. Tish Norman created One College Nation!

This highly engaging, interactive, and exciting experience empowers audiences with activities, conversations, reflection exercises, DEI strategies, live music, and insightful knowledge that enables them to develop the essential skills needed for college and career success.

One College Nation integrates activities, dialogue, games, and exercises that support students’ cultural competence, cross-cultural communication skills, emotional intelligence, social awareness, relationship-building skills, and most of all…it’s SO MUCH FUN! Let’s go!!!!!!

The One College Nation Series is hosted by One College Nation.

#NGLAMoments hosted by National Event Connection (10:30 pm - 11:59 pm)

Every pose tells a story and every click captures a moment of fabulous fun! Join National Event Connection for an immersive experience filled with vibrant backdrops, interactive setups, and endless selfie opportunities, making this event the ultimate celebration of your picture-perfect self. Grab your friends, strike a pose, and let the selfies roll at #NGLAMoments – where the spotlight is on you!

Thursday and Saturday Evening Entertainment hosted by National Event Connection.

Friday Evening Programming 

Dinner On Your Own (5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Attendees are responsible for their own dinner plans on Friday. We encourage you to make a reservation for your group at a local restaurant.

Step, Stroll, Salute Competition (8:00 pm - 10:30 pm)

Supported by StoryMatters

The NGLA Step, Stroll, Salute Competition is back! This event showcases the history, pride, and energy of culturally based Greek-letter organizations. Enter this energetic competition for a chance to win some serious cash or join us for an interactive evening while learning a thing or two along the way! Everyone is invited to attend, get hype, and celebrate the culture of these unique orgs.

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The Party (10:30 pm - 11:59 pm)

Keep the good vibes going after the Step, Stroll, Salute Competition, and join the Sister/Soror duo, Emcee Tish Norman & Pretty Tammi the DJ for a LIVE dance party you won’t want to miss!

The Party hosted by Greek University.

Saturday Evening Programming 

Closing Banquet, Keynote, and Group Photos (7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Join us for dinner and a program followed by time for group photos!

Reroute: An Indirect Path To Your Greatest Dreams presented by Jay Harris

Jay Harris anchors ESPN's legendary news and information show SportsCenter. He is at the very pinnacle of his career. But the path to get here hasn't always been easy. In his signature program, Reroute, Jay shares with you his personal and professional journey from a student leader and fraternity man at Old Dominion University to an Emmy Award-winning journalist at ESPN. Along the way, he discovered every great dream is achieved through a series of starts, stops, steps, and missteps. The message of this program will resonate with all students but is particularly important for those looking at life after college, who are beginning to explore their educational and career path. 

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Closing Carnival (9:30 pm - 11:59 pm)

Join National Event Connection, in collaboration with Beers Aren’t Bad, Jed Foundation, and Marissa F. Cohen for unforgettable experience at our Closing Carnival, where laughter, excitement, and memories are abound! Celebrate the culmination of the 2024 NGLA Annual Conference with games, giveaways, music, and more.