In light of ongoing uncertainty regarding COVID-19, NAO’s Biennial Conference has been rescheduled for June 29 – July 2, 2021!

The conference will still be held at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. Registration and hotel rooms will remain at the 2020 rates!

The Conference Planning Committee (CPC) and NAO leadership have been hard at work on behalf of our members monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and developing a clear path forward in light of the ongoing safety concerns and travel limitations related to the pandemic. The CPC and NAO leadership began exploring contingency plans in early spring as projections concerning the spread of the pandemic worsened. We deliberated rescheduling the conference later in 2020, but with so much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we determined the best path forward was to push the conference out one year in order to alleviate as much risk and inconvenience for our members as reasonably possible.      

We are very pleased that NAO’s Biennial Conference will still be held at the Little America Hotel in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah.  The conference format and agenda will remain largely the same. 

Please note: Payments for registrations and sponsorships that have already been received for 2020 will rollover automatically to the new dates unless otherwise requested. 

Abstracts for breakout sessions and poster presentations will also be rolled over and reviewed for the new dates (selections will be made later this summer) unless otherwise requested.  

Please contact Conference Planning Committee Co-Chairs Jacqueline Wynn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Anne Wenders (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions or requests. Continue to watch the Weekly Update and NAO website for more about conference plans and other conference-related matters as we prepare for the NAO Biennial Conference in 2021!

It’s sure to be worth the wait!

 Conference Planning Committee

  • Dara Ballance
  • Mindy Bateman
  • Julie Bazan
  • Michelle Boyd
  • Gloria Burnett
  • Sarah Catalanotto
  • Toni Chatman
  • Melissa Clark
  • Chanyne Cupil
  • Erica Davis
  • Courtney Dixon
  • Joan Dixon
  • Jasmine Douglas
  • Brenda Fitzpatrick
  • Debra Flores
  • Gretchen Forsell
  • David Gross
  • Aileen Harris
  • Dwain Harris
  • Jeff Hartz
  • KaSandra Hensley
  • Shawn Houck
  • Carrie Jackman Hoyle
  • Trina Hughes
  • Anna Jones
  • Kristen Juliar
  • Christina Mathis
  • Hazel Medellin
  • Mary Mitchell
  • Vicky Morales
  • Paula Overfelt
  • Shani Rich
  • Victor Rodriguez-Cruz
  • Mari Selle
  • Jennifer Taylor
  • Stephanie Taylor
  • Wanda Thomas
  • Marti Vignes
  • Anne Wenders
  • Jacqueline Wynn

2021 NAO Biennial Conference

Enjoy Salt Lake City during the NAO Conference, a town teeming with arts, entertainment and great food. Nestled in the Salt Lake Valley below the Wasatch Mountain Range and surrounding foothills and just minutes from the Great Salt Lake, visitors have many choices of activities and adventures beyond the night life and culture of the city. NAO looks forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City in 2021.

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2021 NAO Biennial Conference Planning

Crossroads Utah AHEC and the members of the Utah AHEC Program will be our hosts. AHEC supporters from around the country will gather at the Little America Hotel, for what’s certain to be a memorable event. Mark your calendars now, and be on the lookout for more exciting conference information coming soon!

Committee co-chairs Jacqueline Wynn (North Carolina AHEC) and Anne Wenders (University of South Florida AHEC) invite NAO members to become part of the conference development process. Join the Conference Planning Committee (CPC) and help build a program that meets the professional and networking needs of our members.

The CPC meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm EST. Contact Anne Wenders or Jacqueline Wynn for more information.