2014 Annual Conference

General Information

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October 26-30, 2014


Hyatt Regency Minneapolis                                                                                 
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 55403        


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Hotel Information

Update 06/30/2014 - It has come to our attention that the overflow hotel for the conference, the Millennium, has now sold out of the NAE4-HA block of rooms. Since the number of hotel rooms reserved thus far exceeds the number of current registrants, NAE4-HA has decided that it is going to wait a little longer to contract additional rooms in the block.  This does NOT mean that your housing fee will be waived if you book outside of the block.  Instead, we will work with you to provide a temporary key to register for the conference until we can open additional guest rooms. If you were not able to book a room within the NAE4-HA housing block and MUST register before the July 18 early-bird deadline, please contact our convention services manager, Kerrin Naeff at knaeff@associationsource.com who will provide you with the key and instructions on how to use it.  We will eventually use that key to provide you with hotel accommodations.  Please know that everyone who needs a room will have one.  Thank you for your patience as we continue the journey to Minneapolis!

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

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

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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 LineImagine the flamboyance of Liberace, the sincerity of Amy Grant, and the style of Shania Twain all rolled together...... this describes pianist Lorie Line.  And when you see her perform at the Opening Event, you will quickly understand why she is billed as "America's favorite female pianist."

When Lorie walks out onto the stage, her audience instantly realizes they're not in for a typical "piano recital".  Her show is exactly that... a show.  It features spectacular one-of-a-kind costumes, state-of-the-art lighting, personal storytelling, and most importantly, unforgettable "Lorie Line" music.  In total, 5 musicians accompany her as she and her grand piano take center stage.  From breathtaking ballads to choreographed Motown moves, Line has redefined the image of a typical piano concert.


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)

Conference Planning Committee Meetings


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. 



  Register Online

  Payment Authorization Form

  Download Registration Fact Sheet

  "How To Print A Registration Receipt"





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