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2018 Conference Update

Tue, October 31, 2017 2:03 PM | Laura Parshall

Exciting news! The location, date, and keynote speaker for #NEDRACon2018 have been announced! We hope you will join us on April 26 and 27 at the Hotel Viking in Newport, RI for what's sure to be an exciting conference. We're delighted to share the news that industry leader Michael Quevli will be our keynote speaker this year. If you weren't lucky enough to catch his educational session at the 2016 conference, you'll now have another opportunity to catch him at NEDRA. Don't miss it! You can find more information about Michael here

Conference registration opens in January, but room reservations at the Hotel Viking are open. We strongly recommend you reserve a room as soon as possible, since rooms for the 2017 conference sold out well in advance, and we expect this to happen again in 2018. There is a room block for attendees with a rate of $129/night. This discounted price ends March 4, 2018, but the Hotel Viking anticipates that the entire hotel will sell out prior to this date, so book now! Go here to make your reservation online, or call 401-847-3300 and reference group code 1K65DW.

The conference NEEDS SPEAKERS! We plan to feature 24 educational sessions in four conference tracks: Prospect Research, Prospect Management, Fundraising Data Science, and Innovations & Trends. This is a great opportunity to share your unique skills, expertise and best practices with our community. Submit your session proposal and a short speaker bio via this conference proposal form.

As we have before in recent years, we will be featuring a pre-conference Research Basics Bootcamp on Wednesday, April 25. This is a great way for newcomers to the industry to meet some of their fellow NEDRA members and get some grounding in the basics before the conference begins.

For the first time, we also will be holding a pre-conference fundraising data science summit on April 25! Come join other seasoned data science professionals to dig deep into the world of data. 

Stay tuned to the NEDRA News Blog, your inbox, and the Annual Conference website for more information!


  • Tue, October 31, 2017 3:20 PM | Sarah Wallace
    Above says Friday and Sat.(27th, 28th) and inside Annual Conference website says Thurs. and Friday (26th-27th), boot camp on 25th. [The usual times.] --Just thought you would want to fix that.
    Thanks for all the years of good conferences. --Retiring in Jan. but have appreciated you all! Best wishes, Sue Evans
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