2018 Mid Year Conference & Marketplace

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13th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum



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Date: Jun 3, 2018 - Jun 6, 2018

Where: Kansas City, MO

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About the Event:

Registration Now Open! Click the "Register Now" link above to register online, or click here to download and print the registration form.

Early Bird Registration Rates until May 4, 2018*

$375 Member
$425 Non-member
$175 Youth

*All mail-in registration payments must be postmarked no later than May 4, 2018 to qualify for the early bird rate.

Registration Rates Starting May 5, 2018

$475 Member
$525 Non-member
$250 Youth


Conference Location

Marriott Kansas City Downtown
200 W. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Conference Location
Marriott Kansas City Downtown
200 W. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Reserve your hotel room now by clicking here

Or call the Marriott Central Reservation line and reference "NCAI": 1-888-236-2427

**Hotel reservation deadline is Monday, May 14, 2018

Click here for information on transportation options in Kansas City!

The NCAI Policy Research Center’s 13th Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum provides an opportunity for researchers, practitioners, community members, and others to present their findings to tribal leaders, policymakers, and tribal members during NCAI's Mid Year Conference.

Our theme for the 2018 Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum is Lighting the Way: New Paths from Research to Policy. This theme reflects the desire to shed light on future directions for policy in a way that is deeply informed by research and data in the context of tribal cultures and values. The Forum will take place on June 5, 2018 in Kansas City, MO.

For more information on our Policy Research Center, click here.

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

Show Hours: Open to the Public!

Monday, June 4th 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday, June 5th 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Interested in having a booth at the Marketplace? Download the exhibitor registration contract, and send it to us by:

Fax - 202-466-7797, Attn: Holly Naylor

Mail - National Congress of American Indians, 1516 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Email - hnaylor@ncai.org

Payments can be made by check/money order and sent to the above mailing address. To pay by credit card, go to our online store.

Please Note: Exhibitors must send in both a signed contract and booth payment to complete their registration requests.

Questions? Contact Holly Naylor at hnaylor@ncai.org or call 202-466-7767.

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For every four hours of volunteer work completed, you'll get four hours of conference attendance totally free!


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