Seminar Schedule at a Glance (In Person)

NSPRA 2021 New Orleans logo and cityscape

The NSPRA 2021 National Seminar program for in-person attendees includes four days of networking opportunities, special events and learning sessions from July 11-14. Just prior to the Seminar, there are also two days of special-interest workshops, on July 10-11, which are available for an additional registration fee. Following is a broad overview of the in-person Seminar schedule.

All events will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans HotelAll times are listed in Central Time, which is the local time zone for New Orleans, Louisiana. More details on specific in-person sessions and room locations will be shared later this spring.

NOTE: Thinking about attending the virtual Seminar instead? View the Seminar Schedule at a Glance (Virtual).


Saturday, July 10

  • 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.       Registration 
  • 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.                   Coffee service for Pre-Seminar Workshops
  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.     Pre-Seminar Workshops (separate registration required)

Sunday, July 11

  • 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.        Registration 
  • 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.        Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards Showcase
  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.       Leaders Meeting Breakfast (open to all NSPRA chapter and national officers)
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.         Coffee service for Pre-Seminar Workshops 
  • 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                 Pre-Seminar Workshops (separate registration required)
  • 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.       NSPRA Bookstore
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.           Annual Meeting and Celebration of Achievement
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.         How to Make the Most of Your First NSPRA Seminar (networking event)
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.         Regional Colleague Connections (networking event)
  • 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.           Celebrating Equity Through Inclusion Mixer (networking event)
  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.        Opening Reception (networking event)

Monday, July 12

  • 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.       Registration 
  • 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.       Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards Showcase
  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.      Skill Sessions
  • 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.         NSPRA Bookstore
  • 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.        Marketplace 
  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.       Refreshment Break
  • 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.       Monday General Session and Awards Presentation 
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.       Lunch on Your Own
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.       Superintendents’ Luncheon Session (by invitation only)
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.        Skill Sessions
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.         Action Labs, Special Sessions
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.        Refreshment Break
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.        Corporate Showcase Sessions
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.         Skill Sessions and Networking Sessions
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.        Refreshment Break
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.       Skill Sessions
  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.      #k12prchat Tweetup (networking event)
  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.       NSPRA President’s Reception (by invitation only)

Tuesday, July 13

  • 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.        Registration
  • 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.        Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards Showcase
  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.       Skill Sessions
  • 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.         NSPRA Book Store
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.       Marketplace 
  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.       Refreshment Break
  • 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.       Tuesday General Session and Awards Presentation 
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.        Lunch on Your Own
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.     NSPRA Council of Presidents Luncheon (by invitation only)
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.        Skill Sessions

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.         Action Labs/Special Sessions
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.        Refreshment Break
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.         Corporate Showcase Sessions
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.         Skill Sessions and Networking Session
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.        Refreshment Break
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.       Skill Sessions and Networking Session
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.        35 Under 35 Networking Reception (by invitation only)

Wednesday, July 14 

  • 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.        Registration 
  • 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.          Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards Showcase
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.     Skill Sessions
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.     Gold Mine Roundtables 
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.   Refreshment Break
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.     Skill Sessions
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.         NSPRA President Installation and Gold Medallion Awards Ceremony Luncheon (additional registration required)