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5th Annual Professional Development Conference

April 18 - 20, 2017                 Cincinnati, Ohio

We invite YOU to take time to improve yourself and your organization at the Annual DDAA Professional Development Conference. Whether you want to attain skills and knowledge for personal development or career advancement, join us for real-world executive and employee development sessions and networking in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The conference will begin on Tuesday, April 18 with an Opening Reception at 5:30 pm. The training sessions will kick off on Wednesday, April 19 at 9:00 am and continue until 5:00 pm. An off-site event has been planned for Wednesday evening at the Great American Ball Park. Conference attendees and their guests can have dinner and watch the Reds play the Orioles in style inside the Staples Party Suites (additional charge to attend). Thursday, April 20 the conference will begin at 8:00 am and conclude at noon.


The Westin Cincinnati
21 E. 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Hotel Website

The hotel rate is $144.00 per night with a NEW DEADLINE OF 3/30/17. Hotel does not provide shuttle service from airport.

To Reserve a Room in the DDAA Room Block, click HERE.


Online registration can be completed by clicking HERE.

You must choose which sessions to attend at time of registration.

For a hard copy registration form that can be printed and mailed click HERE.

Draft Agenda with Session Descriptions

Early Bird Discount (before March 16) EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 30 

  • DDAA Member: $125
  • Non-Member: $150

Regular Registration (after March 30):

  • DDAA Member: $150
  • Non-Member: $200

Attending Off-Site Event on Wednesday, April 19:

  • DDAA Member: $30  (Guest: $75)
  • Non Member: $50  (Guest: $125)


DDAA reserves the right to cancel any conference related event. We will reimburse your conference registration fees, minus an adminstrative fee of $50, upon receipt of a written request up to the deadline of April 15, 2017. No registration refunds will be processed following April 16, 2017.  


If you wish to pay by check, please make the check payable to NADO and mail to: NADO, Attn: Ian Schramm, 400 North Capital Street, NW, Suite 388, Washington, DC 2001



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