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NIC Annual Meeting of Members

The NIC Annual Meeting of Members is the yearly gathering of NIC member organizations to conduct the business of the conference. Our time together during the 2017 Annual Meeting on Aug. 28-30 fostered stronger interfraternal relationships, provided opportunities for collaboration and advanced the Vision for Fraternity Communities and priorities of NIC 2.0. 

To provide maximum value for member fraternities, the Annual Meeting was held in conjunction with the North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation’s (NICF) THE Foundations Seminar for the first time, creating the Dual Program Experience for fraternal professionals. Fraternity and foundation staff and volunteers, as well as NIC and NICF Alliance Partners, attended both conferences in one trip to Indianapolis, saving organizational resources while delivering greater benefit for each attendee. 

Save the Date for the next NIC Annual Meeting: Aug. 27-29, 2018

Registration Options

  • Dual-program experience: $499, allows you to attend all programs, events and meals Aug. 28-30 for BOTH the NIC Annual Meeting of Members and the NICF THE Foundations Seminar.
  • NIC Meeting-only rate: $299, allows you to attend the NIC Annual Meeting, which begins August 28 at 9 a.m. and concludes August 29 at 1:30 p.m. Includes the Meeting of Members (business meeting), lunch on Monday, breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, and 6 hours of educational programming.
  • FGA Rate (Sunday-Monday): $199, allows FGA members to attend the NIC programming on Monday, including the business meeting, lunch, reception and educational sessions, in addition to the FGA Symposium on Sunday.
  • Bundled registration package: Flat fee of $3,000 for up to 10 attendees. If you are sending up to 10 staff members and/or volunteers for the dual-program experience—both the NIC Annual Meeting of Members and the NICF THE Foundations Seminar—this option will save your organization up to $1,000 on registration costs. This package includes all programs, events and meals, with the exception of just 5 tickets to the NICF Awards Dinner and Reception. Additional tickets for the NICF Awards Dinner and Reception can be purchased separately. Click here for the bundled registration form.

Refund policy: Registrations are transferable at any time prior to the event. Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the event will result in a refund of all but a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made less than 30 days but more than 10 business days in advance of the event will result in a refund of 50 percent. Cancellations made less than 10 business days in advance of the event are non-refundable.

NIC Annual Meeting of Members and NICF THE Foundations Seminar Program Book

Get a glimpse of the 2017 Annual Meeting and THE Foundations Seminar by viewing the program book. This includes detailed schedules, program descriptions, presenter bios and 2017 Awards of Distinction information, as well as the 2017 NIC Annual Report.

Why did we create the “Dual Program Experience”?

Successful foundations help sustain successful fraternities. Holding these meetings concurrently offers fraternity and foundation staff members a full slate of programming options that not only provide professional development in their specific functional area, but also expands knowledge across the organization. In preparation for the 2018 Annual Meeting and THE Foundations Seminar on Aug. 27-29, please discuss the Dual Program Experience opportunity with all fraternity and foundation colleagues. A bundled registration option will be available for large groups attending both programs.  


Who Should Attend the NIC Meeting of Members?

NIC educational programs engage attendees around key areas of NIC 2.0 priorities and progress. Tracks from the 2017 Annual Meeting included communicating in a crisis; government relations; and Campus Support (ground game)—NIC model, peer governance and common issues. Sessions also address initiatives and issues like the NIC data warehouse, alumni development, partnering with campus-based professionals and more.

Because of impact of our content and expanded staff/volunteer audiences it engages, we ask that you register an attendee from each of the following groups within your organization:

  • Executive Director/CEO and/or equivalent volunteer(s)
  • Key fraternity volunteer(s)
  • Director-level staff member(s) in chapter services and communications
  • Foundation executives, staff and key volunteers will also benefit from NICF THE Foundations Seminar programming.

The new format not only benefits fraternity and foundation executives, but also staff members and high-level volunteers. Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in both NIC and NICF meetings and high-quality educational programs
  • Learn about the state of the fraternity and foundation industries from featured NIC- and NICF-sponsored speakers
  • Take part in the first-ever Fraternity Growth Accelerator symposium, targeted to emerging and culturally-based fraternities
  • Network with fraternity and foundation colleagues, as well as NIC and NICF Alliance Partners

Fraternity Growth Accelerator Symposium

The inaugural Fraternity Growth Accelerator (FGA) Symposium was held on Aug. 27, 2017 in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of Members and THE Foundations Seminar. FGA was established among the groundbreaking reforms of NIC 2.0 and provides emerging and culturally-based fraternities with the platform to collaborate on necessary resources and services. The symposium provided FGA member organizations an opportunity to discuss key issues affecting their members and organizations, as well as provided education related to alumni engagement, government relations and NIC grassroots efforts, volunteer management, mental health and wellness initiatives for members, and more. Contact Veronica Moore, Director of Emerging & Culturally-Based Fraternal Initiatives, with questions about FGA or the FGA Symposium.

Registration Options

  • Dual-program experience: $499, allows you to attend all programs, events and meals Aug. 28-30 for BOTH the NIC Annual Meeting of Members and the NICF THE Foundations Seminar.
  • NIC Meeting-only rate: $299, allows you to attend the NIC Annual Meeting, which begins August 28 at 9 a.m. and concludes August 29 at 1:30 p.m. Includes the Meeting of Members (business meeting), lunch on Monday, breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, and 6 hours of educational programming.
  • FGA Rate (Sunday-Monday): $199, allows FGA members to attend the NIC programming on Monday, including the business meeting, lunch, reception and educational sessions, in addition to the FGA Symposium on Sunday.
  • Bundled registration package: Flat fee of $3,000 for up to 10 attendees. If you are sending up to 10 staff members and/or volunteers for the dual-program experience—both the NIC Annual Meeting of Members and the NICF THE Foundations Seminar—this option will save your organization up to $1,000 on registration costs. This package includes all programs, events and meals, with the exception of just 5 tickets to the NICF Awards Dinner and Reception. Additional tickets for the NICF Awards Dinner and Reception can be purchased separately. Click here for the bundled registration form.

Refund policy: Registrations are transferable at any time prior to the event. Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the event will result in a refund of all but a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made less than 30 days but more than 10 business days in advance of the event will result in a refund of 50 percent. Cancellations made less than 10 business days in advance of the event are non-refundable.

Registration Options

  • Dual-program experience: $499, allows you to attend all programs, events and meals Aug. 28-30 for BOTH the NIC Annual Meeting of Members and the NICF THE Foundations Seminar.
  • NIC Meeting-only rate: $299, allows you to attend the NIC Annual Meeting, which begins August 28 at 9 a.m. and concludes August 29 at 1:30 p.m. Includes the Meeting of Members (business meeting), lunch on Monday, breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, and 6 hours of educational programming.
  • FGA Rate (Sunday-Monday): $199, allows FGA members to attend the NIC programming on Monday, including the business meeting, lunch, reception and educational sessions, in addition to the FGA Symposium on Sunday.
  • Bundled registration package: Flat fee of $3,000 for up to 10 attendees. If you are sending up to 10 staff members and/or volunteers for the dual-program experience—both the NIC Annual Meeting of Members and the NICF THE Foundations Seminar—this option will save your organization up to $1,000 on registration costs. This package includes all programs, events and meals, with the exception of just 5 tickets to the NICF Awards Dinner and Reception. Additional tickets for the NICF Awards Dinner and Reception can be purchased separately. Click here for the bundled registration form.

Refund policy: Registrations are transferable at any time prior to the event. Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the event will result in a refund of all but a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made less than 30 days but more than 10 business days in advance of the event will result in a refund of 50 percent. Cancellations made less than 10 business days in advance of the event are non-refundable.

SCHEDULE

Sunday, August 27

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
FGA Symposium

1 – 5 p.m.
NIC Governing Council Meeting

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Venue

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

1 South Capitol Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46204

indianapolis.regency.hyatt.com

(317) 632-1234

Hotel Reservations

The NIC and NICF room block at the Hyatt Regency is now closed. If you are in need of a hotel room, please contact Kristin Fouts.

If you do have a reservation at the Hyatt Regency, please note that cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.  

Airport shuttle

The Go Green Express Shuttle provides nonstop service from the airport to downtown. Stop at the Convention Center, next door to the Hyatt.

goexpresstravel.com

(800) 589-6004)

NIC Annual Meeting-only attendees can attend all schedule options in black.

If you registered for the dual package—both the NIC Annual Meeting AND the NICF THE Foundations Seminar—you can attend any program on the schedule, including the red NICF opportunities.

Click here for more info on THE Foundations Seminar.