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November 14-18, 2022
2022 NABITA Annual Conference with Training & Certification Courses

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  • Date
    November 14-18, 2022
  • Location
    Palm Beach County Convention Center
  • Speakers
    10 Professional Speakers

NABITA is pleased to announce our 2022 Annual NABITA Conference with pre- and post-training certification courses. Our first in-person conference in three years will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center from November 14-18, 2022. During this week, we are offering 7 certification course trainings in addition to a robust conference schedule offering four conference tracks: BIT Operations, Case Management, Safety and Threat Assessment, and K-12. As a conference attendee, you are able to choose your own conference experience by either moving seamlessly between sessions across the four tracks, receiving content in all four content areas, or choosing to only attend sessions aligned with one track, receiving targeted content for your area of interest.

As always, the Annual NABITA Conference is the leading conference in the field of behavioral intervention, threat assessment, and case management for schools, campuses, and workplaces. Since our first conference in 2009, we have provided a space for professionals to come together with colleagues and share resources while also learning from and engaging with experts in the field. This year’s conference boasts a diverse group of topics, presentation styles, subject tracks, and presenter expertise to create opportunities for resource sharing, networking, and enhanced learning environments.

It is NABITA’s commitment to you to deliver a conference that is robust, flexible, highly engaging, and valuable to those working in the field of behavior intervention, case management, and threat assessment.

Conference Schedule

  • Safety & Threat Assessment
  • BIT Operations
  • Case Management
  • K-12

NABITA Risk Rubric

Monday, November 14, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

The NABITA Risk Rubric is an objective tool used to assess the general risk of every case referred to the team. This course helps your team practice using the rubric and calibrate your team’s assessment efforts.

NABITA Risk Rubric Certification Course is a one-day interactive and in-depth look at the NABITA Risk Rubric. The training will include an exploration of the importance of objective risk assessment, a detailed teaching of the NABITA Risk Rubric tool, and the opportunity to practice assessing risk and developing interventions across several case studies. Whether you or your team are new to the NABITA Risk Rubric or are seasoned with a few years of risk assessment experience under your belt, this course can help you and your team calibrate and ensure effective use of NABITA’s objective risk rubric for each and every report received. Click here to view more information.

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Violence Risk Assessment of the Written Word (VRAWW)

Monday, November 14, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

With an increase in online communication combined with a rise in emotional health issues, schools have seen a sharp rise in aggressive and threatening written communications. This training provides teams a straightforward process for triaging these concerns.

The Violence Risk Assessment of the Written Word (VRAWW) is an expert system designed to assess the risk level and potential for violence present in written content. Relying on research of past violent attacks and the written narratives accompanying them, VRAWW presents an objective approach to assessing risk and threat present in written content (e.g., social media posts, journals, blog posts, narratives) by weighing the risk and protective factors for the author. This course will provide an in-depth teaching of the VRAWW tool and use case studies to demonstrate the application of VRAWW. Click here to view more information.

 

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Non-Clinical Assessment of Suicide

Monday, November 14, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

Equip your non-clinical BIT and case management staff to identify and assess an individual’s risk related to suicidal ideation.

 Participants in this course will learn how to triage risk related to suicide using the Non-Clinical Assessment of Suicide tool (NAS). The NAS relies on research-based risk and protective factors to help non-clinical professionals triage the overall risk for suicide an individual poses. The instructors in this course will provide an overview of how to identify an individual who may be experiencing suicidal ideation, strategies for asking about suicide in a one-on-one appointment, and in-depth teaching of the NAS as a suicide assessment tool. Additionally, participants will learn how to make an effective referral to clinical mental health services and deploy appropriate interventions based on the level of risk assessed using the NAS. Click here to view more information.

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Registration Check-In

Monday, November 14, 2022 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

Join us anytime between 4:00pm-6:00pm ET to check in for the 2022 Annual Conference. Meet with NABITA staff and take a sneak peek at the exhibitor tables.

Optional Welcome Session: Welcome First Time NABITA Attendees/Members

Monday, November 14, 2022 | 4:45pm-5:30pm

Welcome to the 2022 NaBITA Conference! Let us help you get your bearings at #2022. This session will introduce any new attendees or members of new teams to the history of NABITA & TNG, people to know, BIT basics, tools of the trade, and offer advice on how to get the most out of your first NABITA Conference!

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Opening Keynote: The Violence Project- How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic

Monday, November 14, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Using data from groundbreaking research on mass shooters, Dr. Jillian Peterson and Dr. James Densley will charts new pathways to holistic violence prevention that addresses the root causes of violence. The audience will hear first-person accounts from the perpetrators themselves and will leave the session with tangible skills and data-driven solutions including crisis intervention, de-escalation, suicide prevention, crisis response teams, and trauma-informed institutions.

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Welcome Reception

Monday, November 14, 2022 | 7:30pm-8:30pm

Join NABITA for our Welcome Reception. All attendees and traveling companions are welcome to attend.

Featured Session A: BIT Model in K-12

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 8:30am-10:00am

The Behavioral Intervention Team model is the most effective approach for assessing and managing student behavioral concerns. This session will provide K-12 administrators and teachers with an overview of the NABITA Standards for Behavioral Intervention teams and strategies for incorporating BIT standards into existing operational procedures. The presenters will also share a framework for establishing or enhancing a BIT in the K-12 setting.

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Featured Session A: One Team vs. Two Teams

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 8:30am-10:00am

There are often many questions about whether it is a good idea for a school to have two teams (such as a BIT/CARE Team and a Threat Assessment Team) versus one. NABITA favors the idea of a single team that has a threat assessment capacity, rather than building an entirely separate team. Not only is the use of two teams a lot of work for very little gain, but there are several problems that arise from the use of separate teams. Join the presenters as they talk through policy and procedure manuals, points of entry for reporting, marketing and educational campaigns, preventing silos, data management systems, team cohesion, and more.

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Featured Session A: Defining Targeted Violence

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 8:30am-10:00am

Session description coming soon.

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Featured Session A: Building Capacity for Case Management Services

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 8:30am-10:00am

Session description coming soon.

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Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 10:15am-11:30am

There will be up to 6 sessions to choose from.

Submit a Call for Proposal

Interested in presenting at this year’s conference? Submit your proposal here by September 16, 2022!

All applicants will be notified by September 30, 2022. Those who are selected will receive one complimentary registration to the NABITA Conference.

Call for Proposal Matchmaking

Are you interested in presenting a session at the upcoming Annual NABITA Conference but unsure of a topic? Perhaps you are interested in presenting, but would feel more comfortable co-presenting with someone and don’t know who to ask? Please take advantage of our Call for Proposal matchmaking service by completing our Presenter Matching Form. We will use your information to connect you with others interested in submitting a session and/or proposal on the same (or similar) topics.

Please note: Those selected must agree to attend in-person to present in West Palm Beach, FL. Travel accommodations will be paid by the attendee.

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Super Member Lunch

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 11:30am-1:00pm

Super and K-12 Super members are invited to join NABITA experts at a special lunch. Super member attendees and traveling partners are welcome to attend.

Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:15pm

There will be up to 6 sessions to choose from.

Submit a Call for Proposal

Interested in presenting at this year’s conference? Submit your proposal here by September 16, 2022!

All applicants will be notified by September 30, 2022. Those who are selected will receive one complimentary registration to the NABITA Conference.

Call for Proposal Matchmaking

Are you interested in presenting a session at the upcoming Annual NABITA Conference but unsure of a topic? Perhaps you are interested in presenting, but would feel more comfortable co-presenting with someone and don’t know who to ask? Please take advantage of our Call for Proposal matchmaking service by completing our Presenter Matching Form. We will use your information to connect you with others interested in submitting a session and/or proposal on the same (or similar) topics.

Please note: Those selected must agree to attend in-person to present in West Palm Beach, FL. Travel accommodations will be paid by the attendee.

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Roundtable Sessions

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

Roundtable topics coming soon.

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Featured Session B: The Partnership of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and BIT in the K-12 Space

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 4:00pm-5:30pm

Session description coming soon.

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Featured Session B: Risk Rubric Overview

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 4:00pm-5:30pm

Before determining how to effectively manage threats, we must first understand the level of risk involved. The NABITA Risk Rubric provides teams a tool for consistently and objectively assessing risk and deploying appropriate interventions. This session will provide an overview of the NABITA Risk Rubric which includes the D-Scale, which focuses on assessing life stress and emotional health, and the E-Scale, which focuses on assessing hostility and violence to others. In this session, presenters will review the risk rubric and its application in K-12 and higher education settings.

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Featured Session B: Mandated Assessments and Involuntary Withdrawals

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 4:00pm-5:30pm

Involuntarily removing a student from an institution can be a complex issue, often involving due process requirements as well as disability elements. A case manager can serve a significant role in managing circumstances when an individual’s behavior or expression of self harm or harm to others raises concerns and questions about suitability for continued enrollment. The role of your BIT will be important in establishing the nature of the risk posed and the severity of the risk to assist other institutional processes in applying an ADA-based Direct Threat standard or adjudicated through the student conduct process. This session will discuss current cases and challenges and provide recommendations for best practices in addressing these complex cases.

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Featured Session B: Working with Resistant Students

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 4:00pm-5:30pm

Session description coming soon.

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Featured Session C: Partnering with Parents in the K-12 Setting

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 8:30am-10:00am

Our work in K-12 settings necessitates working with parents, guardians, and other supportive individuals to gather information and implement interventions. Knowing more information about a student, including what may be happening outside of the school setting, is beneficial in getting that student connected with tailored support options. However, when it comes to partnering with parents and guardians, some professionals are hesitant to engage, because working with parents, guardians, and other family members can be so challenging.  In this session, we’ll discuss strategies for effectively partnering with parents and guardians. Participants will leave with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the federal student privacy law, FERPA, and how it impacts communicating with and partnering with parents.

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Featured Session C: Legal Overview

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 8:30am-10:00am

Join the presenters as they walk you through an overview of legal pitfalls and challenges BITs face as related to student conduct, ADA/OCR, free speech, threat assessment, parental involvement, FERPA, HIPAA, and state confidentiality laws.

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Featured Session C: Title IX and BIT

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 8:30am-10:00am

Behavioral Intervention Teams and Title IX Teams have distinct roles in managing risk and responding to behavior-related concerns; however, given the overlap and intersection of cases between the two teams, administrators need to be prepared to collaborate and communicate to fulfill their compliance obligations and best meet the needs of the individuals involved and the broader community. This presentation will discuss the overlap of BIT and Title IX and provide strategies for ensuring effective communication and collaboration. Additionally, the presentation will explore the role of Title IX on the BIT, jurisdictional requirements that govern institution’s response to Title IX incidents, processes for addressing problematic behaviors that do not fall within Title IX jurisdiction, and ways BITs can partner with Title IX offices in addressing concerning behaviors.

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Featured Session C: Assessment & Intervention for Students Experiencing Suicidal Ideation & Other Significant Mental Health Issues

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 8:30am-10:00am

Session description coming soon.

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Concurrent Sessions

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 10:15am-11:30am

There will be up to 6 sessions to choose from.

Submit a Call for Proposal

Interested in presenting at this year’s conference? Submit your proposal here by September 16, 2022!

All applicants will be notified by September 30, 2022. Those who are selected will receive one complimentary registration to the NABITA Conference.

Call for Proposal Matchmaking

Are you interested in presenting a session at the upcoming Annual NABITA Conference but unsure of a topic? Perhaps you are interested in presenting, but would feel more comfortable co-presenting with someone and don’t know who to ask? Please take advantage of our Call for Proposal matchmaking service by completing our Presenter Matching Form. We will use your information to connect you with others interested in submitting a session and/or proposal on the same (or similar) topics.

Please note: Those selected must agree to attend in-person to present in West Palm Beach, FL. Travel accommodations will be paid by the attendee.

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Concurrent Sessions

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:15pm

There will be up to 6 sessions to choose from.

Submit a Call for Proposal

Interested in presenting at this year’s conference? Submit your proposal here by September 16, 2022!

All applicants will be notified by September 30, 2022. Those who are selected will receive one complimentary registration to the NABITA Conference.

Call for Proposal Matchmaking

Are you interested in presenting a session at the upcoming Annual NABITA Conference but unsure of a topic? Perhaps you are interested in presenting, but would feel more comfortable co-presenting with someone and don’t know who to ask? Please take advantage of our Call for Proposal matchmaking service by completing our Presenter Matching Form. We will use your information to connect you with others interested in submitting a session and/or proposal on the same (or similar) topics.

Please note: Those selected must agree to attend in-person to present in West Palm Beach, FL. Travel accommodations will be paid by the attendee.

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Closing Session: A Window into BIT

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:30pm

From its first iteration in 2015, NABITA’s A Window into BIT has served as a valuable professional development tool for BIT practitioners.

This year, you are invited to join a panel of experts and campus practitioners as they recreate this invaluable resource in front of a live audience. The panel will model a BIT meeting as they role-play key team roles, helping you to better understand how to develop and improve BIT meetings.

Some questions that will be addressed in this session include:

  • What does a BIT meeting actually look like?
  • How do counseling, conduct, and residential life talk together about cases?
  • How is the NABITA Risk Rubric used in a meeting?
  • When should an assessment be required?
  • At what point should the SIVRA-35 or other tools be utilized?
  • How are action plans developed?
  • In what order are cases discussed?
  • How is documentation handled?
  • How are conflicts between departments resolved?

Please note that this session will recorded.

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Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment (SIVRA-35)

Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

The Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment (SIVRA-35) is a 35-item inventory that is used to assist behavioral intervention team members and clinical staff in conducting a more thorough and research-based violence risk assessment. The SIVRA-35 is designed to assess the risk and protective factors related to an individual’s willingness to engage in violence. Click here to learn more.

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Case Management Standards and Best Practices

Thursday, November 17 & Friday, November 18, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

Good case management occurs at the intersection of standardization and individualized care. Learn how you can standardize your case management processes to ensure you are providing effective, individualized care.

This course focuses on the twenty four NABITA Standards of Case Management which outline the structural, process, and quality assurance & assessment elements of non-clinical case management. Click here for more information.

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Behavioral Intervention Team Standards and Best Practices

Thursday, November 17 & Friday, November 18, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

This course delivers an interactive and in-depth look at the standards of practice for team operating procedures and protocols.

Whether you are a new team just getting off the ground, or a seasoned team with a few years of experience under your belt, this course can help bring your team in line with best practices.

This course contains content related to: defining BITs, using an objective risk rubric for all BIT referrals, developing appropriate interventions, utilizing mandated assessments, and marketing/advertising the team based on survey data, research, and literature in the fields of threat assessment, psychology and law enforcement. This course allows time for discussion and interactive case examples.

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Threat Management

Friday, November 18, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

This course focuses on challenges often encountered following the assessment of violence risk.

From managing affective, emotionally driven violence to responding to potential targeted or predatory violence, the presenters will discuss strategies for mitigating risk and increasing safety related to individuals who remain at the institution with a significant risk profile.

Relying on case studies, this course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of how to engage with a student following a violence risk assessment to reduce their risk, increase their protective factors, and enhance their ability to remain a safe member of the campus community. Presenters will discuss non-clinical interventions such as working with a case manager, employing progressive sanctions through the conduct process, and engaging student affairs professionals as support resources, as well as clinical strategies such as connecting the student with clinical treatment providers.

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Event Speakers

Haven Hart, M.Ed., Ph.D.

Director, Client Success, TNG

Jeanne M. Meyer, M.S., M.S.Ed., J.D.

Consultant, TNG

Kim Pacelli, M.Ed., J.D.

Partner, TNG

Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Ph.D.

President, NABITA; Vice President, Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment, TNG & NABITA Advisory Board Member

Mandy Hambleton, M.S.

Director, Content Development

Saundra K. Schuster, M.S., J.D.

Partner, TNG & NABITA Advisory Board Member

Tim Cason, M.Ed.

Consultant, TNG & NABITA Advisory Board Member

W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

Managing Partner, TNG & NABITA Advisory Board Member

James Densley, Ph.D.

Professor of Criminal Justice and Author of "The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic"

Jillian Peterson, Ph.D.

Forensic Psychologist, Professor of Criminology and Author of "The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic"

Call for Proposals

Submit a Call for Proposal

NABITA is soliciting program proposals for its Annual Conference. Submit your proposal here by September 16, 2022!

All applicants will be notified by September 30, 2022. Those who are selected will receive one complimentary registration to the NABITA Conference.

Call for Proposal Matchmaking

Are you interested in presenting a session at the upcoming Annual NABITA Conference but unsure of a topic? Perhaps you are interested in presenting, but would feel more comfortable co-presenting with someone and don’t know who to ask? Please take advantage of our Call for Proposal matchmaking service by completing our Presenter Matching Form. We will use your information to connect you with others interested in submitting a session and/or proposal on the same (or similar) topics.

Join Makenzie Schiemann and Tim Cason on June 10th for a Talking BITs on how to utilize this service!

Please note: Those selected must agree to attend in-person to present in West Palm Beach, FL. Travel accommodations will be paid by the attendee.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

NABITA is now accepting Conference Sponsorships. School districts, institutions, businesses, and organizations are welcome to apply.

All sponsorship opportunities can be viewed on the 2022 NABITA Annual Conference Sponsorship Brochure.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact conference@nabita.org.

Scholarships

In service to the field, NABITA welcomes scholarship applications to the upcoming conference. Please note that scholarships are for registration only and do not include hotel accommodations, flight, transportation, or meals.

Applications are due by Friday, September 30, 2022.

 

Click here to apply.

Training Site Location and Hotel

All conference sessions and training courses will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center located at 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Hotel accommodations will be at the hotel attached to the Convention Center, the Hilton West Palm Beach, located at 600 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Contact the hotel directly at 561-231-6000 (be sure to reference group code ZNABITA) or click here to book your room today!

Guest room pricing starts at $207. Discounted rates end October 15, 2022. NABITA cannot make special arrangements or assist in capturing discounted room rates post room block sell-out.

FAQs / Find Your Answers

NABITA values the health and safety of our attendees, staff, and surrounding communities. Participants are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

NABITA will continue to partner with the hotel on sanitization, social distancing, training room set-ups, and food safety. We will limit high-touch materials. Attendees are always welcome to mask throughout the duration of the conference.

All conference sessions and training courses will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center located at 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Hotel accommodations will be at the hotel attached to the Convention Center, the Hilton West Palm Beach, located at 600 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Contact the hotel directly at 561-231-6000 (be sure to reference group code ZNABITA) or click here to book your room today!

Guest room pricing starts at $207. Discounted rates end October 15, 2022. NABITA cannot make special arrangements or assist in capturing discounted room rates post room block sell-out.

NABITA will provide continental breakfast each morning, a mid-morning coffee/tea break, and an afternoon snack each day. Lunch and dinner each evening will be paid by the participants.

Click here for more information on dining near the Hilton West Palm Beach.

Yes, discounts for multiple registrations and groups are available. Please contact conference@nabita.org for more information!

NABITA understands that circumstances change, and events may arise that prohibit your ability to attend this training after you have registered. Our cancellation and refund policy is outlined below:

  • Registration cancellation more than 6 weeks prior to registration deadline = 50% refund on the full registration price issued via cheque within 30 days of NABITA receiving notification
  • Registration cancellation less than 6 weeks prior to registration deadline = no refunds on the full registration price

If you opt in for credit instead of a refund, you will receive 100% of the purchase price via a credit that can be used toward future NABITA trainings. All credits will expire on November 18, 2023. Please refer to our event policy for more information.

At Hilton, guests will find disinfecting stations with wipes and hand sanitizer available throughout the property. Additionally, both public and Team Member areas are cleaned at scheduled intervals, including hourly maintenance of high-touch areas like elevators and bathrooms. To find out more about Hilton’s CleanStay program, please click here.

 

No, your conference registration only allows you to attend non-certifying conference sessions that begin on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 6:30pm through Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 4:30pm. You must purchase courses separately.

Your conference attendance will give you 12 continuing certification credits which will renew any NABITA 2-year certification. Click here to learn more about CCCs.

NABITA has created downloadable Supervisor Justification Letters to customize and send to your supervisor to attend the conference and/or training courses!

Download the Conference Justification Letter Now!

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Upon purchase completion, you will receive a registration confirmation email. At that time, the NABITA Event Lobby will allow you access by logging in with your email address (no password is required).

If you enter your email address and the Event Lobby does not allow you access, or you gain access to the Lobby but it does not show the 2022 Annual NABITA Conference or courses you registered for as one of your events, then you are not registered correctly.

Please contact NABITA at conference@nabita.org so that we can provide assistance or use the chat feature in the lower right hand corner of this site.

Non-member

  • Early bird registration | $599 (on or before Sept. 30)
  • Regular registration | $699 (after Sept. 30)

Member

  • Early bird registration | $499 (on or before Sept. 30)
  • Regular registration | $599 (after Sept. 30)

NABITA members receive member pricing on all NABITA events, trainings, and products. Individual and institutional-level memberships are available. Learn more about NABITA membership.

Conference attendees will receive 12 continuing certification credits (CCCs) that will renew any current 2-year NABITA certification.

Those attending a pre- or post-training course will receive a 2-year certification or 12 CCCs to renew a current certification.

Click here to learn more about CCCs.

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