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

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

09/26/2021 - 12:00am to 09/28/2021 - 11:45pm

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

NRDs 2021 Annual Conference | Sept. 26-28, 2021

The Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) Annual Conference will be Sept. 26-28 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!  Download the registration form to access the savings! 

Mail your registration/sponsorship form by September 1, 2021, to:  NARD   8100 S. 15th St. Ste B  Lincoln, NE 68512

Exhibitor Information and Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibit Area: Crystal Rooms 2-4, Younes Conference Center

8x10 Booth Space: 8-ft covered, skirted table, two chairs.  

Included with booth registration is:
Advertisement (3.5” x 2”) printed in the conference program.  Email artwork to jdryburgh [at] with “NARD Conference Program” in the subject line before Sept. 1, 2021. 
One admission to all meals, including the Monday night banquet.  Electricity, must give advance request.  Bring your own extension cord or rent one from the venue for a fee. 

Set-Up and Dismantle:
Set up on Sunday, Sept. 26 after 6 pm – exhibits must be set up by 7:30 am Monday, Sept. 27.  Tear down after 11 am Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Exhibit Hours: Monday Sept. 27, 7:30 am to 6:30 pm | Tuesday, Sept. 28, 9-11 am.
Breaks: To increase participant traffic, all breaks will be held in the exhibit area. A conference program which includes a schedule of breakout sessions, breaks, etc., will be included in your exhibitor packet provided during set up.

Reception/Auction: The vendor-sponsored reception will be Monday, Sept. 27 from 4:30-6:30 pm in the exhibit area. We’ll also hold the NARD Foundation live and silent auction in the exhibit area after the vendor reception. Last year, the auction raised more than $17,000.  If you’d like to underwrite one of auction items 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, which are given away Monday and Tuesday. You can turn in your door prize on Monday morning.

On-Site Support: Jeanne Dryburgh will be your on-site coordinator, 402-416-5245 or jdryburgh [at]

  • NARD Foundation Recreational Outings: The Conference events kick off on Sunday, Sept. 26 with the annual Ron Bishop Memorial NARD Foundation Golf Tournament or Trap Shootout. Staff, directors, associates and exhibitors are invited to participate.The forms can be used to register for the event, and for sponsorship opportunties.