Exhibitor/Sponsorship Opportunities - NRDs Annual Conference

Exhibitor/Sponsorship Opportunities - NRDs Annual Conference

09/23/2018 to 09/25/2018

NRDs 2018 Annual Conference:

The Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) Annual Conference will be held September 23rd – 25th at the Younes Conference Center – 316 Talmadge Road, Kearney.  More than 350 representatives from Nebraska’s 23 NRDs and other agencies, groups and organizations are expected to be in attendance to discuss environmental issues, participate in workshops and set NARD policies for the upcoming legislative session.

Download the TENTATIVE Agenda. 

The conference is a great opportunity to showcase your organization’s services, tools and expertise.  Join the more than 40 vendors that attend and sponsor the Annual Conference every year!  Use the Exhibitor Registration form to reserve a booth, choose different sponsorship opportunities and purchase additional meals.  Be sure to take advantage of a package deal which will save you up to 10% on your booth and sponsorships!

Exhibitor Information and Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Exhibit area will be in Crystal rooms 2-4, Younes Conference Center.
  • 8x10 Booth Space: Includes an 8-ft covered, skirted table, two chairs and one header ID sign.
  • Included with booth registration is: Ad (3.5” x 2”) printed in the conference program.
    (E-mail artwork to jdryburgh [at] with “NARD Conference Program” in the subject line, before August 24th.  One admission to all meals, including the Monday night banquet, and electricity with advanced request. Bring your own extension cord or you can rent one from the venue for a fee.   
  • Set-Up and Dismantle:  You may set up your booth after 6:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept 23rd.  Exhibits must be set up by 7:30 a.m. Monday, Sept 24th.   Tear down after 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept 25th.
  • Exhibit Hours: The exhibit area will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept 24th, and 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept 25th.  A schedule of sessions, breaks, etc. will be included in your exhibitor packet which will be provided to you during set up.
  • Breaks: To increase participant traffic, all breaks will be held in the exhibit area.  There will be three breaks on Monday; 7:30, 10:30 and 2:45. Breaks on Tuesday will be at 9:00 and 10:30.  
  • Reception/Auction: Everyone will be in the exhibit area during Monday night’s vendor sponsored reception from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Again, this year, we’ll hold the NARD Foundation Live Auction in the exhibit area, after the vendor reception.  Last year the auction and raffle tickets assisted the NARD Foundation raising over $25,000.  The auction is always one of the highlights of the conference and we’re excited to hold that event in the vendor exhibit area!  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]
  • Door Prizes: Vendors are encouraged to donate one item as a door prize.  These prizes are given away during the Monday and Tuesday luncheons, with recognition to the donating exhibitor.  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.
  • Lodging: A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn 308-237-5971 at a rate of $99.95.
  • Golf Tournament: Conference events kick off on Sunday September 23rd 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 with golf beginning at noon at Awarii Dunes golf course, Kearney.  The day’s golf events conclude with a Prime-Rib dinner at the clubhouse.  Send in a separate golf registration form which can be downloaded here.
  • NRDs Shootout: Download registration and mail to Middle Niobrara NRD. 


Great Exhibit Room with maximum traffic layout includes 8 x 10 booth space with 8’ covered/skirted table, two chairs and header signage. Ad (3.5” x 2”) printed in program. One admission into all meals, including Monday Banquet.