National Education Conference

The SGMP National Education Conference (NEC) is an annual event featuring over 20 hours of professional development sessions, exciting keynote speakers, an industry tradeshow, networking opportunities, a fundraising silent auction, and more! 


The 2024 NEC will be held May 7-9, 2024 in Omaha, Nebraska. Early Bird Discount Deadline is April 10.

View Conference Pricing

Countdown to the 2024 NEC
Member Registration
Non-Member / Public Registration
The National Education Conference features speakers from across the United States who present on topics within the 9 domains of Core Competency. The 2024 NEC will feature 2 Keynote Speakers, as well as 20+ Breakout Sessions over 3 days. Speakers and sessions will be announced in early 2024.
Sign up today to reserve your spot at the Annual SGMP National Education Conference (NEC) to be held May 7-9, 2024 in Omaha, Nebraska. Your support provides access and engagement with government and contract meeting planners, suppliers and event professionals from all over the United States.

Don't delay! This is the only conference that reaches this very exclusive market.

Learn More

The 2024 National Education Conference will be held at the Hilton Omaha and CHI Health Center in Omaha Nebraska. The CHI Health Center boasts 346,000 square feet of meeting space and represents a $2 billion revitalization investment. We’re confident Omaha will take great care of us in May 2024 at the NEC!
The 2024 NEC will take place May 7-9, 2024 in Omaha, Nebraska. Our event begins with a welcome reception on Tuesday evening, May 7th at the Hilton Omaha. Join us for an opening keynote presentation on Wednesday morning and enjoy breakout sessions throughout the day. Wednesday evening features a reception and the Sam Gilmer Awards Dinner. Close out the event with additional breakout sessions and our Chapter Awards on Thursday, and take away some final lessons from our closing keynote on Thursday afternoon. 
Join us in Omaha, Nebraska in May 2024! Fly in directly to Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA) from home cities across the United States. 
Because of the tremendous success of the 2023 NEC Silent Auction (special thanks to our fundraising committee!) we are able to offer up to 15 full and partial scholarships to this year's NEC. Scholarship applications are due by October 30th. 
Are you interested in donating to our 2024 Silent Auction? 
Learn more about past SGMP National Education Conferences including the 2023 NEC held in Bloomington, MN. 
View photos from last year's conference and stay tuned for photos of this year's conference. 
Are you interested in bidding on a future conference? Curious about where SGMP will be next year? 



Special Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors

NEC Sponsors