2018 Mid Year Conference & Marketplace

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13th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum



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Date: Jun 3, 2018 - Jun 6, 2018

Where: Kansas City, MO

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About the Event:

Registration Now Open! Click the "Register Now" link above to register online, or click here to download and print the registration form.

Registration Rates Starting May 15, 2018

$475 Member
$525 Non-member
$250 Youth

Conference Location

Marriott Kansas City Downtown
200 W. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Mid Year Pre-Conference Data Institute Agenda

Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum Agenda

Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum Poster Session Agenda

Mid Year Youth Agenda

Conference Location
Marriott Kansas City Downtown
200 W. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

**The cut-off date for our hotel block has passed. Here are a few options for reserving a room during the conference:

Wait List for the Host Hotel
If you would like to be added to NCAI's wait list for a group-rate sleeping room at the Marriott Kansas City Downtown, please send your name, contact information, and check-in/check-out dates to Holly Naylor at hnaylor@ncai.org.

Book a Standard Rate Room at the Host Hotel
The Marriott Kansas City Downtown is still taking reservations during our conference dates at their standard rates. To reserve a standard rate room, call the Marriott Central Reservation line: 1-888-236-2427 or visit the hotel's website.

Other Hotels Nearby
While NCAI has not contracted with any overflow hotels for this event, there are properties in the downtown area located right next to the Marriott Kansas City Downtown. Please note that there is no special or discounted rate contracted with these properties for this conference:

Holiday Inn Kansas City Downtown - Aladdin

Hotel Phillips Kansas City

Click here for information on transportation options in Kansas City!


Pre Conference Data Institute Agenda

Leadership Training: Leaders as Legacy Builders

U.S. Department of Education and the Bureau of Indian Education Joint Tribal Listening Session

U.S. Department of Education Tribal Consultation on the Alaska Native Education Program


Utilizing Federal and Community Resources to Overcome The Opioid Epidemic Agenda

A Nation-Building Toolkit for Tribal Workforce Development

Litigation & Governance Committee Agenda

Veterans Committee Agenda

Tribal Leader Scholar Forum Agenda

Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum Poster Session Agenda

The NCAI Policy Research Center’s 13th Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum provides an opportunity for researchers, practitioners, community members, and others to present their findings to tribal leaders, policymakers, and tribal members during NCAI's Mid Year Conference.

Our theme for the 2018 Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum is Lighting the Way: New Paths from Research to Policy. This theme reflects the desire to shed light on future directions for policy in a way that is deeply informed by research and data in the context of tribal cultures and values. The Forum will take place on June 5, 2018 in Kansas City, MO.

For more information on our Policy Research Center, click here.

The Marketplace is a wonderful opportunity to shop with top Indian Arts & Crafts vendors, talk with representatives from Federal programs, and Tribal Enterprises, and receive career, education, and health information from the wide variety of vendors.

Show Hours: Open to the Public!

Monday, June 4th 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday, June 5th 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Interested in having a booth at the Marketplace? Download the exhibitor registration contract, and send it to us by:

Fax - 202-466-7797, Attn: Holly Naylor

Mail - National Congress of American Indians, 1516 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Email - hnaylor@ncai.org

Payments can be made by check/money order and sent to the above mailing address. To pay by credit card, go to our online store.

Please Note: Exhibitors must send in both a signed contract and booth payment to complete their registration requests.

Questions? Contact Holly Naylor at hnaylor@ncai.org or call 202-466-7767.




Interested in volunteering at the conference? Click here to sign up or fill out the form below.

For every four hours of volunteer work completed, you'll get four hours of conference attendance totally free!


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