NRDs Washington DC Meeting CANCELLED

NRDs Washington DC Meeting CANCELLED

03/14/2020 to 03/18/2020

We have made the decision to cancel our annual conference in Washington, DC to protect the health and safety of Nebraskans and prevent the spreading of the COVID-19 virus.  We feel this decision is best to protect not only our members from getting infected, but also to protect Nebraskans by preventing our members from contracting the virus in Washington and bringing it back to Nebraska.  Washington, DC is an international community with people around the world coming and going on a daily basis.  There was no way to ensure our members would not be exposed to the virus, and we certainly do not want to bring it back to Nebraska.

For those of you that have not done so already, please call the hotel and cancel the room reservations you have made.  Even though I have contacted the hotel to let them know we cancelled the event, I want to make sure those that made reservations follow through and cancel their rooms as well.   Embassy Suites 800.774.1500.

Regarding transportation, most airlines will allow a 24-hour cancel period.  Hopefully, all of you will be able to cancel flights without fees.

Our association motto is Protecting Lives, Protecting Property, and Protecting our Future.  We feel our decision is right in line with that motto.  We felt it would be irresponsible for us to require our members to travel and possibly expose themselves to the virus through airplanes, hotels and using public transportation. 


Make plans now to attend the NRDs Annual Washington DC meeting, March 14 – 18, 2020.    

Registration Options:  February 12, 2020 deadline

Register here or download the registration form and mail with payment to NARD.  

Download the tentative meeting schedule.  

$535 - Full Registration Includes:

$425 - Meeting’s only Registration Includes:

  • Monday Meetings, break services and lunch (no Group Tour included). 
  • Tuesday – Meetings, break services and lunch.
  • Wednesday – Nebraska Breakfast and meetings with Nebraska Delegation.   

$165 – Extra guest ticket

  • Monday group tour to Fort McHenry National Monument (the birthplace of the American National Anthem) Baltimore, MD.  Tour includes lunch at the hotel, charter bus transportation, tour ticket and dinne

    Hotel Reservations – February 12, 2020 deadline

  • Embassy Suites Hotel Washington D.C. Convention Center – 900 10th St. NW, Washington DC, 20001.  We have a group rate of $302 for single/double occupancy.   Enjoy the complimentary, full cooked-to-order breakfast each morning in the Finn & Porter restaurant and start your evenings with the nightly Manager’s Reception.  Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.  Upon checking out, you will be responsible for paying any incidentals associated with your room.  The room and tax will be billed to the NARD and we’ll bill your district upon returning to Nebraska. 
  • If you haven’t already made your hotel reservations, please do by calling 1-800-774-1500, or there is also a dedicated website to book your hotel rooms online: