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Vendor/Sponsorship Registration, NRDs Annual Conference - Kearney, NE

Vendor/Sponsorship Registration, NRDs Annual Conference - Kearney, NE

09/22/2019 to 09/24/2019

NRDs 2019 Annual Conference | Sept. 22-24, 2019

Click here to download a TENTATIVE AGENDA, which will be updated periodically. 

The Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) Annual Conference will be Sept. 22-24 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska. More than 350 representatives from Nebraska’s 23 NRDs and other organizations will be in attendance to discuss environmental issues, participate in workshops and set policies for the upcoming legislative session.

The conference is a great opportunity to showcase your organization’s services, tools and expertise. Be sure to take advantage of a packaged deal to save up to 10 percent on your booth and sponsorships!

Register on-line here, or download the registration/sponsorship form and mail it with payment before August 30, 2019 to:
NARD, 601 S. 12th St., Suite 201 Lincoln, NE 68508

Exhibitor Information and Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Exhibit Area: Crystal Rooms 2-4, Younes Conference Center
  • 8x10 Booth Space: 8-ft covered, skirted table, two chairs and one header ID sign
  • Included with booth registration is:
    • Advertisement (3.5” x 2”) printed in the conference program:
      Email artwork to jdryburgh [at] nrdnet.org with “NARD Conference Program” in the subject line before Aug. 30, 2019.
    • One admission to all meals, including the Monday night banquet
    • Electricity, must give advanced request:
      Bring your own extension cord or rent one from the venue for a fee   
  • Set-Up and Dismantle: Set up on Sunday, Sept. 22 after 6 pm – exhibits must be set up by 7:30 am Monday, Sept. 23.  Tear down after 11 am Tuesday, Sept. 24.
  • Exhibit Hours: Monday Sept. 23, 7:30 am to 6:30 pm | Tuesday, Sept. 24, 9-11 am
  • Breaks: To increase participant traffic, all breaks will be held in the exhibit area. A schedule of sessions, breaks, etc., will be included in your exhibitor packet provided during set up.
  • Reception/Auction: The vendor-sponsored reception will be Monday, Sept. 23 from 4:30-6:30 pm in the exhibit area. We’ll also hold the NARD Foundation live auction in the exhibit area after the vendor reception. Last year, the auction raised more than $25,000.  We have a list of items that will be auctioned, if you’d like to underwrite one of them or if you would like to donate your own item, please contact Jeanne Dryburgh at jdryburgh [at] nrdnet.org.
  • Door Prizes: Vendors are encouraged to donate one item as a door prize, which are given away during the Monday and Tuesday. You can turn in your door prize on Monday morning.
  • On-Site Support: Jeanne Dryburgh will be your on-site coordinator, if you have questions or need assistance during the event, she can be contacted at 402-416-5245 or jdryburgh [at] nrdnet.org.
  • Golf Tournament: Conference events kick off on Sunday, Sept. 22 with the annual Ron Bishop Memorial NARD Foundation Golf Tournament. Staff, directors, associates and exhibitors are invited to participate in the tournament.  Lunch is available at 11 am with golf beginning at noon at Awarii Dunes in Kearney. The day’s golf events conclude with a prime rib dinner at the clubhouse. Send in a separate golf registration form.
  • NRDs Shootout – Click to download the Shootout registration form