National Convention Program Coordinator

Call for Applications

NAEA members are invited to apply for the volunteer position of National Convention Program Coordinator for the 2023 and 2024 NAEA National Conventions.

Click here to apply for:

  • 2023 NAEA National Convention: San Antonio, April 13-15, 2023
  • 2024 NAEA National Convention: Minneapolis, April 4-6, 2024

The deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, June 13

Responsibilities of the National Convention Program Coordinator include bringing both vision and concept to the planning of the Convention program that advances NAEA’s mission and enhances the member experience while also utilizing a lens of equity and inclusion. They work closely with NAEA staff and the local planning team from April 1 through March 31 of the following year to develop and execute the vision for this experience.

This prominent volunteer position requires a commitment of time and energy before and during the Convention, including an estimated 3-5 hours per month for planning activities and conversations, attending a 2-day face-to-face planning meeting hosted in the Convention city during the preceding summer; and welcoming all participants on-site at a Convention General Session. The National Convention Program Coordinator will also work with NAEA leaders to help appoint reviewers for certain proposal categories.

Knowledge and skills required for the NAEA National Convention Program Coordinator:

  • Collaborative
  • Creative/visionary
  • Able to set and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills

It is also helpful to have a network of contacts to secure keynote speakers.

From the Convention Handbook:

  1. The National Convention Program Coordinator is responsible for bringing both vision and concept to the planning of a convention experience that addresses the mission statement of the national convention and meets member expectations. The Division Directors and the Interest Group Chairs identify readers to review proposals submitted under each Division and Interest Group, respectively. The Research Commission will review those submitted under Research, and the ED&I Commission will review proposals submitted under ED&I. The Coordinator appoints readers for those other review categories that are separate from those listed above. This group of collective readers/reviewers is responsible for identifying the many concurrent sessions that are offered and the quality of the sessions; special program sessions, individual sessions, and on-site workshops may also be included. NAEA reimburses the National Convention Program Coordinator for hotel, travel, and per diem for a potential advance site visit to the host city. He/she is responsible for registering for the Convention.

All members who meet the criteria are invited to apply by June 13. After careful review of all applications, the National Convention Program Coordinator is appointed by the NAEA President.

For more details, download the current Convention Handbook here.

Questions? Please contact Dennis Inhulsen, NAEA Chief Learning Officer, at

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