2016 NEDA Conference

Share. Learn. Belong.

September 29 - October 1, 2016 | Chicago, IL


NEDA offers student rates, volunteer rates, a family registration package and one-day or full conference rates. For a listing of each rate and deadlines for early bird, standard and at-the-door prices, click here.
  • Keynote and General Session presentations
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Break Service each day
  • Welcome Social
  • Networking Social
  • Conference Orientation
  • NEDA Buddy Program
  • Support & Recovery Roundtable Series
Room reservations at the special NEDA Conference room block rate of $199/night, if booked on or before Tuesday, September 6, 2016, can be made online at the time you complete the online conference registration. You may edit your conference registration and hotel reservation by clicking here.
Business casual attire is recommended. Please keep in mind that the hotel will be air-conditioned; dressing in layers is recommended.
The average temperature ranges from a high of 70°F to a low of 51°F. For the latest weather conditions and forecasts, visit www.weather.com. Please keep in mind that the hotel will be air conditioned; dressing in layers is recommended.
O’Hare International Airport is approximately 18 miles away. For directions, please visit the Hotel and Travel page.

For directions from Chicago Midway Internal Airport, please visit their website.
Valet parking is available 24 hours a day and can be charged to your guestroom at the rate of $65 per night. You can find more information on parking at the Hyatt Regency Chicago website by visiting their website.
Cancellation of your conference registration will be accepted by email or fax only – not by phone.

Please submit cancellations to:
Email: neda@metroconnections.com
Fax: 952-884-5680

Cancellation received by September 1st, 2016:
Full Refund Minus $35 Administrative Fee

Cancellation received on or after September 1st, 2016:
No Refund

*Sponsors and Exhibitor cancellation fees may differ. Please see the Sponsor & Exhibitor Information Page for more specific cancellation policies.

If you have any registration or hotel questions, please contact NEDA Registration Headquarters at 1-800-351-0232 or .
There will be a text box labeled, "Discount Code" where you can enter your specific code on the first page of your online conference registration. If you have any questions or have misplaced your specific code, please contact NEDA Registration Headquarters at .
NEDA offers scholarships to cover the cost of registration for non-professionals, and gives priority to first-time attendees. For first consideration, please submit the online application by June 1st. Funds will be awarded on an ongoing basis, as long as funds are available. To learn more, visit the Scholarships page.

We will be contacting all applicants via email to notify them of the award decisions. Please do not contact NEDA to check on the status of your application.
NEDA offers a volunteer discounted registration rate of $200 (must be at least 18 years old). Volunteers will be assigned a limited number of tasks. Outside of those select tasks, they are free to engage in the conference as they please.

Please visit the Volunteer page to learn more.
For information about sponsor and exhibitor opportunities, visit the Exhibitors & Sponsors page. Upon receipt of your exhibit booth and additional sponsorship selection payment, you will be sent your registration code and link for your primary booth staff, and additional discounted booth staff. Please note all exhibitor staff, including the booth staff, must register online for the conference.

For registration questions regarding sponsors and exhibitors please contact NEDA Registration Headquarters at 1-800-351-0232 or .

For questions and specific details on sponsorships and exhibiting, please contact NEDA directly at .
Continuing Education (CE) credit hours will be offered at the 2016 NEDA Conference. Details are located on the Continuing Education page. Once NEDA receives final approval for total credit hours available, all registrants will be sent an email announcement with the total credits possible. You may opt to pre-pay the fee of $50 during the conference online registration process. You may also pay on-site.