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Onsite Conference Networking Events

What is one of the most important reasons to attend a conference? To meet new people and build your network! With that in mind, we have developed numerous gatherings and opportunities for the more than 7,000 attendees at the NAA Education Conference & Exposition to mix and mingle and exchange new ideas and experiences. The relaxed atmosphere of social gatherings and the personal connection that face-to-face meetings provide, all serve to help attendees build relationships that can help grow their careers.

Conference Kick-Off Celebration

Wednesday, June 18
4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Make sure to plan to attend this important first meeting of the conference. This celebration has been moved to Wednesday evening to give everyone time to ease into the conference the right way. First timers and veterans alike will enjoy networking at this fun, fast-paced session.

You’ll get information on how you can make the most of your education conference experience and get in the right state of mind for a week of learning. Make new friends, learn how to maximize your opportunities at the conference, and WIN valuable prizes!

Conference Kick-Off Celebration Sponsored by: Print

Conference Welcome Reception

Wednesday, June 18
6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Come meet your colleagues and start networking at the conference welcome reception. This first celebration of the conference gives you an opportunity to ease into the week and meet the people you’ll be seeing in the sessions and at the remaining networking events.

Conference Welcome Reception Sponsored by: Print


The NAA Buzz Center will be buzzing with activity at the June event! It’s your one-stop hub for live social media coverage and NAA TV streaming. New this year, we’re excited to announce a social media help desk, prize giveaways, ask a NAA Communications staffer and so much more! The NAA Buzz center will be located next to the NAA lounges—a perfect spot to engage through social media and meet NAA staff. We’ll be buzzing with activity! Make sure to use the official event hashtag to see your tweet on the big screen. #NAAEduConf

BUZZ Center Sponsored by: DIAMOND_ATT     DIAMOND_Yardi

NAAPAC BGF Reception


NAAPAC/BGF Reception
Wednesday, June 18
The Denver Post
7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Join us at the Denver Post Events Venue for and evening of spectacular mountain views and networking. Ticket entry is payable to the BGF and PAC Raffle tickets are available for purchase with your personal credit card or check. This is a great opportunity for everyone to be involved and participate in the NAAPAC and Better Government Fund at any level!

Use this registration form to sign up for NAAPAC/BGF Reception.

For more information, contact Kathleen Gamble at

World Cup Lounge

Watch the 20th FIFA World Cup at the 201 NAA Education Conference & Exposition! The world cup lounge located in Lobby B, will have plenty of space for all to relax and enjoy snacks and beverges as you watch the games and highlights. The lounge will be open on Thursday, June 19, 9:30 a.m. – Noon (Match: Columbia vs. Cote d’Ivoire) and on Friday, June 20, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Match: Italy vs. Costa Rica) and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Match: Switzerland vs. France).

Sponsored by: DIAMOND_ATT

NAA Hosted Meetups

With a large NAA event, we want you to be able to network well and connect with colleagues to share ideas. Take a look at the NAA Meetups and join in for casual small-group networking. No advance RSVP required, just show up and mingle! The NAA Meetup area is located in the back of the NAA Exposition, down the 1800 aisle.

Marketing/Leasing Professionals – Thursday, June 19, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Maintenance/Purchasing Professionals – Thursday, June 19, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Emerging Leaders – Friday, June 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Digital Marketers – Friday, June 20, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Sponsored by: The Home Depot - Diamond

First Timers – Friday, June 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sponsored by: GOLD_ResidentCheck

Grab ‘n Go Lunch with Education Sessions

Thursday, June 19
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Eat and learn at the same time! Grab your box lunch before you enter your breakout session and eat lunch while you discover some take-home ideas to help you with your job.

Lunch Sponsored by: DIAMOND_AZUMA

NAA Exposition

Thursday, June 19
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, June 20
11:15 a.m – 4 p.m.

Get your first peek at the wonderful booth displays, meet with exhibitors and demo their products, and mingle with colleagues in a relaxed setting.

NAA Opening Party

Thursday, June 19
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Festivals of Colorado

The 2014 NAA Opening Party will recreate the experience and diversity of some of Colorado’s most well-known festivals all in one night and one location! Whether an art lover, a wine or beer connoisseur, a foodie or a music aficionado, the NAA Opening Party has a little something for everyone.

• Denver Chalk Art FestivalPrint

• Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

• Great American Beer Fest

• Taste of Colorado (includes treats from 12 local food trucks, 3 bands and the Flying Ace All-Stars)

Don’t miss out on the coolest party in Denver!

Download a map of the event to check out the menus for the food trucks and to see where the various festivals will be located.

The NAA Opening Party is included with all full conference registrations. Additional tickets can be purchased for $175 via the registration form. Don’t miss it!

Sponsors:      DIAMOND_Appliance-Warehouse     sponsor-behrpro     DIAMOND_CoinmachEllipse-CaricatureArtists    HDS_Multi_PMS          lgGOLD_Mac-Gray     Moen-FoodTrucksv      onsite     PlayWorldSystems-PhotoBooth     PPG-FoodTrucks     Roto-Rooter-75AnniversaryPhotoArea     SherwinWilliams-VIPLounge     TheHomeDepot-Food&Wine     TransUnion-FoodWineClassic


Interested in sponsoring?  Contact Heather Teplitz at 703-797-0671.

Maintenance Mania National Championship

Friday, June 20
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.MM_Championship_logo_2014

Denver started it all and will be there in full force to cheer on the champions. NAA affiliates host Maintenance Mania® events across the country to recognize maintenance technicians with awards, prizes, and bragging rights. Winners from each local event get a chance to qualify for a spot at the National Championship held at the annual NAA Education Conference & Exposition.

myNAA Planner


Meet, Greet and Connect using your myNAA Planner FREE Planning Tools to:

  • SEE who is at NAA
  • PLAN your time
  • SEARCH for exhibitors
  • VIEW the live floor plan
  • EXPLORE programming and speakers
  • MAKE one-on-one appointments – arrive with set appointments with attendees an exhibitors

Attendee Lists

Want to see who is coming to Denver? Download a list of attendees sorted by either company or name.

Online Conference Networking

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NAA Connect    0407000_Flyer_02

Visit this online forum where you can join special interest groups, discuss hot topics, download and share documents, search through a library of resources, view and create blogs, find other NAA members, and build a network of contacts who can be a vital resource for your career and day-to-day challenges. Start your conference networking online at NAA Connect, then plan to meet face-to-face in Denver! Visit NAA Connect and sign up today.