What does the NGLA Annual Conference Schedule look like for 2020?

The NGLA schedule and educational programming will be listed entirely on the Whova Application (available for iPhone and Android devices). Attendees can review and create a schedule of the sessions they’ll be attending. All attendees should fill out their emergency contact information on their Whova app.  Currently, the blocked schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, February 27, 8:30pm – 10pm
  • Friday, February 28, 8am – 8pm
  • Saturday, February 29 8am – 9:30pm
  • Sunday, March 1 – Travel Day, No scheduled NGLA Conference Programming 

The full schedule will be posted in February as the conference gets closer.

Is there a special conference room rate? 

Beginning November 1, 2019, double rooms at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront will be available to reserve at a rate of $185 per night. The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is where all programming is scheduled. For information, please visit our conference hotel webpage.


The nearest major airport is the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI / KBWI). There is valet parking at the hotel for groups traveling by car.

Are all meals included? 

Friday lunch, Saturday lunch, and Saturday dinner are all included in the conference registration. Breakfast is the responsibility of the delegation or individual attendees. Some choose to pack portable breakfast foods as an alternative. Delegations should discuss dinner plans for both Thursday and Friday evenings.

Is there a conference dress code? 

Conference attire is business casual. The banquet on Saturday night is more formal (cocktail dresses and dark suits). Many delegations choose to wear council sweatshirts, embroidered logo shirts, collegiate gear, etc. on Thursday and Sunday since both are travel days. Delegates generally dress casually on Sunday in preparation for the trip home. Don’t forget to check the weather. Meeting rooms can be chilly and delegations traveling off site should be prepared with warm winter gear.

When does registration check in for the conference begin? 

Advisors may check their entire delegation into the hotel to alleviate congestion at the registration desk. Registration check in begins at 4pm on Thursday, February 27 and registration will run until 8pm that evening.  Each following day, registration is available beginning at 8am until 2pm for late arrivals.

Will I have Wifi access at the conference? 

Wifi is available in each hotel guest room.

How can I connect with NGLA prior to the conference? 

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