For the first time in our 20-year history, we won’t be able to meet in person.

Instead, NGLA is bringing our programming to you with the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference!

During a time of uncertainty, we offer an educational experience that our community can enjoy without worrying about their personal safety. Whether you’ve been attending for years or haven’t been in a while, we hope that you’ll join our first NGLA Virtual Conference and enjoy four days of robust, virtual programming. Learn more about our decision to change the format from an in-person experience in Hartford, CT to a virtual format.

Start getting ready - apply for Student Staff by November 30, apply for NGLA Awards by January 18, register early by February 1.

With the change to a virtual experience, NGLA would like to address questions and concerns that are likely top-of-mind.

PARTICIPANT | Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: November 9, 2020

Where is the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference?
The 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference is online only and will be hosted via the Whova desktop and mobile applications. There is no in-person programming.

What is the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference Schedule?
The high-level schedule for the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference is available now. Closer to the conference, the detailed schedule will be available through Whova via the desktop and mobile applications. Participants will be able to create a personal schedule.

What programs are offered at the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference?
Participants have a choice of 100+ hours of programming at the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference!

How much is registration and how do I register?
NGLA is committed to broadening the accessibility to education and development for our community, especially during a time of financial hardship for many. We are proud to offer our lowest registration rates ever at just $99 a person!

Reduce the cost to as low as $70 per person with a Conference Registration Value Package!

  • 1 - 49 participants = $99 per person
  • 50 - 74 participants = $80 per person
  • 75 - 99 participants = $75 per person
  • 100+ participants = $70 per person


What are the benefits of registering early?
Our $99 Early Bird Registration and Conference Registration Value Package are available until February 1. Registration increases to $125 per person on February 2 and $200 per person on February 19.

The first 500 registrants will receive a free NGLA Virtual Conference t-shirt from Clothowear. Groups that purchase a Conference Registration Value Package also receive a coupon from Clothowear for $100 off an order of $1,000 or more.

Are there discounts available?
Our Quantity Discount is available - receive one registration for a professional with every ten registrations for students. Limit of four complimentary registrations.

Are there scholarships available?
Yes, applications for scholarships open late November 2020.

Is there an opportunity to volunteer?
Yes, Student Staff is a great opportunity to learn about conference management, meet fellow fraternity & sorority members, network with higher education and fraternal professionals, and be mentored by a NGLA Board of Directors member. The 2021 Student Staff volunteer opportunity is remote.

If you are interested in volunteering for NGLA then the Call for Volunteers opens in the spring. More information will be distributed through the NGLA Newsletter.

Applications and the associated Reference Forms for the 2021 NGLA Student Staff are due by November 30, 2020 @ 11:59pm EST. Phone interviews will be conducted the week of December 14, 2020. Student Staff will be notified late December.


Are there awards?
During the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference, the Northeast Greek Leadership Association Awards will recognize chapters, councils, communities, and individuals for their outstanding accomplishments in 2020. These organizations and individuals, through their programs, initiatives, and commitment to the fraternal movement, help to advance the mission of NGLA.

The 2021 NGLA Awards applications are due January 18, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. Campuses found in violation of the 2020 NGLA Annual Conference Code of Conduct are not eligible to apply for 2021 NGLA Awards.


Are meals included in registration?
No, participants are responsible for their own food and beverage accommodations throughout the conference.

Is there a conference dress code?
Conference attire is casual. Participants are encouraged to wear apparel that represents their chapter, council, or campus.

When will I receive access to Whova?
Participants will receive access to Whova about a month prior to the conference.

How can I connect with NGLA prior to the conference? 
Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on any FacebookTwitterInstagram.

Who can I contact for additional information?
Please email [email protected] with questions about the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference.

PRESENTER | Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: November 9, 2020

Will my program be pre-recorded or presented live?
Presenters will have an option to submit a pre-recorded program and be present for live Q&A during the time that your program is scheduled or present the program live. Program recordings must be submitted to NGLA late January, date to be confirmed in December. Additional information will be shared early December.

Who will be able to access the recordings?
Only individuals registered for the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference will be able to participate in programs and view recorded materials. Whova hides the URL of the recording so that the program cannot be watched outside of the Whova platform. Zoom meeting settings will prevent participants from recording the meeting.

Where will the recordings be stored?
Program recordings will be hosted on a private NGLA YouTube playlist. This storage method enables the most options for NGLA to control and restrict access.

How long will the recordings be available to participants?
Program recordings will be available to participants for a period of 7 days after the conference following the completion of closed captioning.

How will I interact with participants?
During the time that your program is scheduled, presenters will join for live Q&A. A member of the NGLA Student Staff will be in your virtual room to help moderate and provide technical support if needed.