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NCRA Convention & Expo

Convention Highlights

Convention Highlights

As you plan your schedule for the Convention, be sure to attend these special events.

"Only New Once" Reception
Thursday, July 31, 6 – 6:30 p.m.

Room location – Yosemite C

Convention can be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time. Join your fellow attendees for a newbie-only event, where you can network with your colleagues in a low-pressure environment.

Opening Reception in Expo Hall
Thursday, July 31, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Room location – Grand Ballroom

Welcome to San Francisco! Join your fellow attendees in the exhibit hall and meet old and new colleagues from around the country. Set the tone for your time in California and join us for drinks and light appetizers.

Premier Session: Keynote Presentation & Installation of Officers
Friday, August 1, 9 – 11 a.m.

Room location – Continental Ballroom 4-9

The "can’t-miss" session of every NCRA Convention, this year’s keynote, Tommy Spaulding, will be sure to impress and inspire. A New York Times best-selling author, Spaulding will provide an invigorating session on what it takes to be a leader in today’s marketplace. Prior to his presentation, NCRA will install the 2014-15 president, officers, and Board of Directors. See Sarah Nageotte, RDR, CRR, CBC, take the lead and publically address the NCRA membership for the first time as president. NCRA will also celebrate this year’s Distinguished Service Award recipient, which is the lifetime achievement award for the court reporting profession.

Awards Luncheon
Saturday, August 2, 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Room location – Continental Ballroom 4-9

Enjoy a delicious lunch with friends and colleagues as we honor those in our profession who have reached new heights in the past year.  Find out the results of the speed and realtime contests, as well as the recipients of NCRA and NCRF awards and scholarships. This is a ticketed event.

President's Red Carpet Party
Saturday, August 2, 7 – 11 p.m.

Room location – Continental Ballroom 4-9

As the convention festivities begin to wind down, say goodbye to your new friends in style at the President’s Red Carpet Party. Ladies, this is a great excuse to wear a pretty dress, and gentlemen, you have the opportunity to embody old Hollywood in a nice suit. Complete with a stop-and-go photo entrance, this event will be the ultimate court reporter party of the year. A fully catered dinner will be served, and be prepared for some epic dance moves.