Thank you for attending the NAMSS 43rd Educational Conference & Exhibition! We look forward to seeing you October 3-7, 2020 in Portland, Oregon.

Please review the important registration reminders below:  

Full Conference registration includes all education sessions and activities Monday, October 21 through Wednesday, October 23. This includes the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception, Taste of Philly Reception, Opening General Session, Business Breakfast and Keynote Presentation.

One-day conference registration includes all educational sessions and activities on Monday, October 21, Tuesday, October 22, or Wednesday, October 23. Attendees that wish to attend the conference for more than one day must register at the three-day registration rate.

Pre-Conference Workshops will take place on Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20. Registration for Pre-Conference Workshops does not include admission to general conference activities. Advance registration is required and available on a first-come, first serve basis. Additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list. Additional Pre-Conference Workshop fees apply to each of the courses being offered. Attendees will have the opportunity to register for these events during the online registration process.

Justify Your Attendance 

Are you interested in attending the NAMSS 43rd Educational Conference & Exhibition but need approval from your supervisor? We understand that budgets are tight and travel funding is sometimes difficult to secure. Download the Attendee Justification Toolkit, and justify your attendance to this year’s conference!

Join NAMSS and Save

Join NAMSS now to receive discounted NAMSS member registration rates. You can join online and save $150 on Conference Registration. In order to save, you must join before registering. If you have any questions about joining NAMSS and signing up for the conference, please contact NAMSS at or (202) 367-1196.

Guest Registration

If you are bringing a guest to the Opening Welcome Reception or Networking Reception, be sure to select the “guest” ticket on your online registration form. Guests must be 21 or older.

Media Registration

Journalists who are employed by accredited news organizations and attend the NAMSS 43rd Educational Conference and Exhibition for the purpose of editorial coverage can receive media credentials to attend the NAMSS conference. To receive official approval, journalists must submit media credentials, including a photocopy of official press credentials from a specific publication/outlet (generic press credentials WILL NOT be accepted) or a letter verifying assignment to the conference on the letterhead of the media organization being represented. Media credentials should be submitted along with a complete NAMSS 2019 Media Registration Form to Kate Purdy at