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2nd Annual NACDA & Affiliates Fall Forum 

Schedule of Events

NOTE: If you are a corporate sponsor interested in this event, please contact Chris Green at  cgreen@nacda.com

After an overwhelmingly positive response in its inaugural year, the NACDA & Affiliates Fall Forum is back — October 28-30, 2018, in Columbus, hosted by The Ohio State University. The curriculum will feature a unique spin on professional development for athletics administrators, as attendees will learn best practices in "Managing Expectations." The format will be very interactive, and in addition to keynote speakers, programming will include various panels that will consist of university presidents, chancellors, alumni, student-athletes, coaches and faculty, as well as evening receptions and facility tours at Ohio State.


Utilize the links below to find out more information and register for the event - space is limited!

The Fall Forum is open to ALL NACDA & Affiliate members.


*Registration refund policy -- $50 cancellation fee before Monday, October 1. No refunds will be given after October 1.

2. BOOK YOUR HOTEL -- Hilton Columbus Downtown
Book your room using this link before Monday, October 1 to ensure a spot in the NACDA room block
If you have questions regarding your room reservation, email Kara Ditzel at kditzel@nacda.com

NACDA sponsor United Airlines is offering special airfare discounts to John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) from 10/25/2018 - 11/2/2018 for Fall Forum attendees. Book online at www.united.com and enter the Offer Code ZE5B104635 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights. If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information:

  • Agreement Code: 104635
  • Z Code: ZE5B

4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT -- Deadline to apply is Monday, October 1
NACDA is offering $1,000 professional development grants for up to 50 member athletics administrators to help offset costs related to the Fall Forum. Please note that the grant recipients will be selected on a first come first served basis, with equal consideration given to NACDA & affiliate members of all genders, ethnicities and divisions. 

The $1,000 stipend shall include: 

  • Fall Forum registration ($250)
  • Up to $750 to offset the cost of lodging (room and tax only), airfare/mileage and meals
  • Reimbursement will be issued to the institution, not the individual, after the Fall Forum  |  Reimbursement Form

Registration questions -- Contact Brian Horning at bhorning@nacda.com
Meeting questions -- Contact Katie Newman at