Schedule at a Glance



Observe the Transit of Mercury, 6:40am- 9:30am Pre-conference Workshops (pre-registration required), 8:00am - 5:00pm


Registration Open, 7:00am - 4:30pm
Pre-conference Workshops (pre-registration required), 8:00am - 4:00pm
NAI Board of Directors Meeting, 8:30am - 4:00pm
NAI Section Meetings, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
First-Timers/Mentor Meeting, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Welcome Reception at the Denver Zoo (ticketed event), 5:30pm - 8:30pm


Registration, 7:00am - 4:30pm
Networking Breakfast (attendees staying at Sheraton), 7:00am - 8:00am
Welcome & Keynote Speaker: Mike Catches Enemy, 8:15am - 9:30am
Concurrent Sessions (Block 1), 9:45am - 10:45am
NAI Region Meetings, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch on Your Own, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Scholarship Lunch (invitation only), 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Concurrent Sessions (Block 2), 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Break, 2:30pm - 3:00pm 
Concurrent Sessions (Block 3), 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Resource Expo Opening Reception, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Special Evening Events (ticketed events)


NAI 5K Fun Run, 6:00am -  7:00am
Registration, 7:00am - 4:30pm
Concurrent Sessions (Block 4), 8:30am - 9:30am
Resource Expo, 9:00am - 6:00pm
  -  Coffee with Exhibitors (grab a cup of coffee and visit with exhibitors!),
      9:30am - 11:00am
  -  Market Place of Ideas in Resource Expo
  -  Conversation Pit in Resource Expo
  -  Silent Auction in the Resource Expo
Concurrent Sessions (Block 5), 9:45am - 10:45am 
Concurrent Sessions (Block 6), 11:00am - 12:00pm 
Lunch on Your Own, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Concurrent Sessions (Block 7), 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Coffee Break, 2:30pm - 3:00pm  
Concurrent Sessions (Block 8), 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Resource Expo Closing Reception & Silent Auction, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Federal Agency Excellence in Interpretation Awards 


Registration, 7:00am - 12:00pm
Annual Business Report, 8:00am - 9:00am
Keynote: Nina S. Roberts, Ph.D., 9:00am - 10:00am
Concurrent Sessions (Block 9), 10:15am - 11:45am
Lunch on Your Own, 11:45am - 1:15pm
Concurrent Sessions (Block 10), 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Concurrent Sessions (Block 11), 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Peer Reviewer Reception (invitation only), 5:00pm - 5:30pm
NAI Awards Banquet and Reception (ticketed event), 5:30pm - 8:30pm


Educational Offsite Sessions (ticketed events) 





NAI National Conference

Denver Colorado
November 12–16, 2019

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