74th Annual Convention & Marketplace

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Date: Oct 15, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017

Where: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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About the Event:

"We are Strong Nations"
74th Annual Convention & Marketplace
Wisconsin Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
October 15-20, 2017
Milwaukee, WI

Please note the current registration prices:

Member: $600
Non-member: $675
Youth: $250 (up to age 24)

To register and pay by check for the 74th Annual Convention & Marketplace, please fill out the Registration Form and mail with your form of payment.


Host Hotels:

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
333 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
To reserve online click HERE 
or call 1-888-421-1442
Refer to Group Code "G-ACAI"

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W Wisconsin Ave,
Milwaukee, WI 53203
To reserve online click HERE  
or call 1-414-935-5940
Refer to Group Code "NCAI"

For help with hotel information, or to be placed on the hotel waiting list, contact Annarae Steele at asteele@ncai.org. Hotel cut off date is September 22, 2017 for host hotels for group rates. 

Overflow Hotel:

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino (A Tribally owned property)
1721 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233 (Approximately 2 miles from the Wisconsin Center)
For reservations call 1-800-729-7244 (PAYSBIG), be sure to mention the name of group when booking. 
Or book online at www.paysbig.com/hotel and enter the following group code: NCA10142017, to book under the discounted rate. 

The cut-off date for this group rate for this property is extended to Friday, September 29, 2017.  
The group room rate is $139.00 plus taxes. 

The Marketplace is a wonderful opportunity to shop with top Indian Arts & Crafts vendors, get more information on Federal programs, Tribal Enterprises, and career, education, and health information with the wide variety of vendors. 

Wisconsin Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Show Hours: Open to the Public!
Monday, October 16: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 17: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 18: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Move-In/Registration Hours:
Sunday, October 15: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday, October 16: 7:30am - 9:00am

Move-Out Hours:
Wednesday, October 18: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Indian Arts & Crafts Opportunity, (Not Required)
Tuesday, October 17: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, October 19: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, October 20: 8:30am -12:00pm

Booth spaces are limited!

View the Wisconsin Center Floorplan here.  The tradeshow will take place in Exhibit Hall C on the third level across from Registration. 

Frequently asked questions:
Question: Are exhibitors allowed to attend the Convention?
Answer: Convention registration is required to attend all meetings and general assembly which is separate from the Marketplace. There are events that are open to everyone which include Federal Consultations, Federal Listening Sessions, evening receptions (that are listed in the agenda), Health Walk, Prayer Ceremony, Welcome Reception, Cultural Evening, and banquets (for an additional purchase price). 

Question: Are exhibitors able to vote in the NCAI elections?
Answer: Registering for the convention is not the same as participating in the trade show as a vendor. The NCAI Constitution and the vendor contracts are clear that separate registration is required for the convention if you wish to vote in elections. In order to vote in the election, both tribal delegates and Indian individual members must be members in good standing and registered at the convention. For more information please refer to the 2017 Elections Procedural Memo

If you would like to become a vendor at our Marketplace, or for more information contact Amy Gay

Monday, October 16, 2017
Welcome Reception presented by HCN & Husch Blackwell
Location: Harley Davidson Museum
500 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 287-2732
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

This is a networking get together with live entertainment, food and beverage so please join if you can make it. 

Sponsored by the Ho-Chunk Nation

This Annual Convention is also an election year! Make sure that your membership is up to date and you are properly credentialed. Below is some important information for elections at NCAI Annual Convention.

2017 Elections Procedural Memo

Coming soon!