2014 Annual Conference

General Information

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October 26-30, 2014
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis                                                                                 
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 55403

Conference Proceedings

Download your copy of the conference proceedings here.  Unless you purchased a copy with your registration, one will not be provided to you on site. So make sure to download a copy to bring with you.  

Guest Shipping Information

Please use this information if you are shipping materials to yourself at the Hyatt. Please note that the hotel may charge a fee ;for package delivery. Exhibitors should follow the instructions in their GES expo packet.

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C/O Cindy Lathrop, Convention Service Manager
NAE4-HA Conference 10/26-30, 2014
Hyatt Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403



Presentation Upload

After the conference, we will be posting session presentations. If you would like your presentation posted on the NAE4-HA web site, please click here to complete the upload form. Use one form per presentation.


Volunteer for the Conference

You are Invited to Volunteer at the NAE4-HA Conference in Minnesota

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, contribute to the success of the conference, get new ideas for programming, gain insight into how a national conference works,  and more. 



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Hotel Information

Update 08/17/14 - We have secured a limited number of additional rooms at the Millennium Hotel Minneapolis (1313 Nicollet Mall) located across the street from the host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (1300 Nicollet Mall). You may now contact the Millennium directly to book your room at the NAE4-HA discounted rate of $165/night + tax. Please call 612.332.6000 and ask for the NAE4-HA room rate or click here to book online.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403, (612) 370-1234
Room Rates:  $159/night: single/double occupancy - $189/night: triple occupancy

  Book Your Room Book the Hyatt Now!

Millennium Hotel - Overflow Hotel
1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN, 55403-2697, (612) 332-6000
Room Rate:  $165/night single/double occupancy

Book Your Room Book the Millennium Now!




View Our Exhibitors!

Download the Exhibit Hall Diagram

Click here to find out how to become an Exhibitor/sponsor and to view the 2014 exhibitor/partner member list.

The NAE4-HA Board of Trustees has a Partner Member Program through which supporters of the association are able to contribute and in return receive year-round benefits. It is a new category of membership that adds new benefit levels that better engage partners in the mission of the organization, with the ultimate goal of building lasting relationships.


Transportation & Parking


Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport


Super Shuttle Service:
NAE4-HA has negotiated a special discount for conference attendees from the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport to/from the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. Rates are $15 one-way and $24 round-trip. Click here to be re-directed to more details on this service and a booking link.


NAE4-HA Programs Committee - Healthy Living Taskforce

Healthy LivingThe Healthy Living Committee would like to challenge you to make a few minor lifestyles changes that will enhance your enjoyment at the NAE4-HA Annual Conference in Minneapolis this fall.  There will be daily walking tours with proximity of the conference site.   We want every conference attendee to be prepared for an energetic conference this fall and there is no better time to begin preparing than today.   The first step is to start walking several times a week. 


Opening Event: Lorie Line & The Fab 5

The Opening Event will be a celebration of music, fellowship with colleagues, and delicious food all from the comfort of the Hyatt Regency! 

Lorie Line

Let’s kick off this conference in style!  In honor of our conference theme, “Tradition and Transformation” and Lorie’s sense of style, you are invited to wear a festive hat to this affair!  Use the theme to exercise your creative side or to show off your traditional sensibilities.  Opening event suggested dress is festive smart-casual.

Hat, Synonyms: fedora, headgear, helmet, boater, bonnet, bowler, bucket, chapeau, headpiece,
lid, millinery, panama, sailor, skimmer, sombrero, stetson, straw, tam, topper, stove pipe, tam o'shanter, ten-gallon.

It doesn’t matter what you call it, just wear it with a smile!

This event will be your first large dose of Minnesota nice!  Be sure to take photos in the photo booth, visit with old and new friends, make your way to the cash bar, and feast on your first taste of some good Minnesota cooking!   Finally, sit back and enjoy local talent, Lorie Line, and recharge your batteries as we begin a great week of professional development with the greatest colleagues in the youth development scene.


Keynote Presentation

David Walsh                                           
Monday, October 27
10:30AM - 12:30PM

Dr. David WalshDavid Walsh, Ph.D. has emerged as one of the world’s leading authorities on children, teens, parenting, family life, and the impact of technology on children’s health and development. He spent 10 years teaching and coaching high school students before joining Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis to develop and direct innovative counseling programs for youth and families. In 1995, he founded the internationally renowned National Institute on Media and the Family, which he led until 2010. In 2011 he founded Mind Positive Parenting to translate cutting edge brain science to everyday practice for parents, teachers and other professionals.


Capnote Presentation

Dr. Verna Cornelia Price                                       
Thursday, October 30
10:30AM – 11:30AM

Dr. Cornelia PriceVerna Cornelia Price, Ph.D., is the founder, president and principal consultant of J. Cameron & Associates, an organization committed to empowering and motivating people to realize and positively use their personal power. Dr. Verna is an author, organizational consultant, motivational speaker, executive coach, and educator. Her professional experience includes teaching pre-school through 6th grade and working as a program director, senior marketing manager, assistant dean of women, director of leadership programs and college professor.


Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule (overview)

Detailed Session Information

Conference Planning Committee Meetings