Thursday, April 06, 2017

Fwd: NDPA 2017 Conf - Know Before You Go

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From: NDPA

 NDPA 2017 Educational Conference
We are looking forward to seeing you at the NDPA 2017 Educational Conference next week.  We wanted to give you some key information as you prepare for your trip and get the most out of this important event.

Conference Registration/Check In will be open on Monday, April 10th from 11:00 am –5:30pm, on the 17th floor conference area.

NDPA Networking Welcome Reception – Gateway Clipper Riverboat Cruise
This will kick off on Tuesday, April 11th.  Meet in the lobby at 5:30 pm to walk over to the Convention Center where boarding will begin at 6:00 pm.  Sailing will be from 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm.

We are excited for you to join us to kick off the Conference!


Host Hotel: Omni William Penn | 530 William Penn Place | Pittsburgh, PA   15219
Phone number: (412) 281-7100
Fitness Center: The hotel has a 24 hour fitness center with state of the art exercise equipment.
Cancellation policy:  The hotel cancellation policy is (3) days prior to your arrival date in order to avoid losing your deposit.
Download in advance – We recommend  downloading the mobile app BEFORE attending the conference and familiarize yourself with many of its features.
ITunes or Google Play – Go to either one of these sites depending on your phone and search NDPA.  The app is easy to find and takes seconds to download.
Speakers, Presentations & Sponsors/Exhibitors - Once you have downloaded the app, please review the information icons.  The schedule is interactive and allows you to set alerts and save sessions to your favorites. 
AgendaAttached is the conference agenda.  Our conference event mobile app has the conference agenda listed.  We will also have onsite programs at the registration desk.

The Silent Auction is available again this year and will be located in the Exhibit Hall.

Silent Auction donations items – We are still accepting donations.  Please email to Michele Long at or bring the item with you and drop off at the NDPA Registration desk.
The Lunch with Legends, being held on Tuesday, April 11th from 11:15 am – 12:35 pm, will be a gathering of legends that you have come to know and love through the years.  Enjoy hearing from Allysa Seely, who is a Rio Olympics Gold Medalist in an inaugural event – Paratriathlon.  Spots are still available.  Please email or visit the Hospitality desk if you are interested.
Important: We are trying to avoid same day signups for this lunch due to hotel food commitment.  Please plan ahead if you are attending.

Welcome Reception – Business casual for the opening reception.   Keep in mind that it will be cold, please dress warm.
Business Casual - All of our events are business casual.  Please remember to bring a jacket or sweater as hotel ballrooms can tend to get cold.
Comfortable Shoes - Wear comfortable shoes as the conference area may be a walk from your room.
Weather Forecast - It is forecasted to be in the high 50's to mid 60's during the day and low to mid 40's at night.  We recommend checking the weather before you leave for packing considerations.  Plan to dress warm!

The NDPA has teamed up with the Pittsburgh Pirates to offer a special rate to attend the Pirates' game on Wednesday April 12th.
In conjunction with the NDPA Educational Conference, conference attendees and NDPA supporters will have the opportunity to join us at PNC Park as the Pirates take on the Cincinnati Reds. Game time is 7:05pm.
                                                                                            Cost of Ticket: $37.00
(includes taxes/fees + $10 food/drink voucher)
NDPA Seating is in Section 127
First Level - Third Base Line
To Order Tickets: CLICK HERE
Enter Coupon Code: NDPA

Come out to the ball park for NDPA Night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA!
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is (20) miles from the hotel and approximately a (35) minute drive depending on traffic.   A taxi will cost approximately $40.00Uber may be a less expensive option depending on availability.
Super Shuttle offers transportation from the airport and averages $30 per fare (one way), but does stop at multiple hotels.  Advance reservations are required.  To make a reservation please call 800-258-3826 or book online by

 We are here to help!   If you need to contact us onsite in Pittsburgh,  you can email us at or call/text (727) 204-4747.   
On behalf of our Executive Committee and Board of Directors
Safe travels and we will see you next week in Pittsburgh! 

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