2024 Annual Conference

Event FAQ

Transportation and Accommodations

Scheduling Details

Sign Ups

Food and Beverage

Get Connected


Evening Events

Vendor Information

Speaker Information

Airport: The closest airport to the Marriot Portland Downtown Waterfront is PDX- 
Portland International Airport.

Parking: There is a $54 per day fee for parking at Marriot Portland Downtown Waterfront. 

Hotel Reservations: The INA Conference Hotel block is now open. You can reserve your room through THIS LINK

Schedule: Our full schedule is still being finalized but the basic schedule is as follows. Please note that this is still subject to changes. 

Thursday, May 16th

  • 12:00 PM Registration Opens
  • 2:00 – 5:00: Speed Recruiting and Round Tables
  • 6:00 PM – Opening Reception

Friday, May 17th

  • 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM: Breakfast Food Trucks
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: General Session, Workshops, and Exhibitor Time. 
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch
  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Workshops and Exhibitor Time
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Awards Dinner

Saturday, May 18th 

  • 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM: Breakfast Food Trucks
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Membership Meeting, Workshops and Exhibitor Time
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch
  • 2:00 – 5:00 PM Workshops, Exhibitor Time, and Closing Reception

Sunday, May 19th

  • 8:30 AM: Credential Exam
  • 10:00 AM: INA Member Caucus

Stay tuned for additional sign-ups like Guest Meal Tickets, Speed Recruiting, Credential Exams, and Group Dinners. 

The Conference Menu will be posted at least one week before the conference so you can plan accordingly. Please note that with your registration, you are provided the following. 

  • 1 Drink and Horderves at the Opening Reception
  • Breakfast on Friday from sponsored Breakfast Food Trucks
  • Lunch on Friday in the General Session Room
  • 2 Drinks and Dinner at the Friday Night Awards Dinner
  • Breakfast on Friday from sponsored Breakfast Food Trucks
  • Lunch on Saturday in the General Session Room
  • 1 Drink and Horderves at the Closing Reception on Saturday

Subject to changes. 

Roommates and Conference Guides: Those of you who signed up for help finding a roommate or requested a conference Guide, should receive an email from the office by January. If you need immediate help, please reach out to us at info@nanny.org. 

Facebook Page: We encourage you to connect with other attendees through the INA Conference Attendee Facebook Group. This is the best way to share your plans for before and after the conference as well as evenings. 

App: Our Conference Chat will be available in April of 2024.  This resource will be chock-full of details at your fingertips including the chance to build your own schedule so you know where to go next, a full list of speakers and workshops, surveys, vendor options, the attendee list (those who opted in), and resources to answer your questions. It will be available for Apple and Android devices. 

Orientation Video: New to the INA Conference? Check back early in May of 2024 for a virtual Orientation video. 

Packing: Seasoned conference attendees will recommend you bring the following: 

  • A light sweater, as the rooms can become chilly
  • Business Cards to pass around to the various businesses, caregivers and agencies in attendance
  • Comfortable shoes. It can be a lot of walking from session to session.

Recommended Attire: Business Casual is requested. This article can be helpful to understand what this is. We also ask that you refrain from heavy perfumes/ scents as many have allergies or sensitivities to smells and the small confines of our spaces can make it uncomfortable for some. 

Photos: Photos of any part of the event are welcome but we ask that if you plan to share any photos on social media, you not tag anyone in the photo without permission. We may have an official INA Photographer walking in and out of sessions. This person will have a name badge with the designation that they are the INA Photographer. These images will be put on our website following the event and be used for future promotional purposes. 

Recordings: INA retains the sole right to record (audio or video) presentations at workshops and the keynote address. Individual attendee audio or video recording is not allowed. Recording of caucuses is strictly prohibited.  Anyone found to be recording a session will be asked to delete any recordings and may be asked to leave the session. You may record award speeches. 

Stay tunned for more information about our evening events. Remember that this year your conference registration includes access to the Friday Night Awards Dinner. 

If you are interested in purchasing a vendor table, we have a limited number of tables that can be purchased through our 2024 Sponsorships.

Please stay tuned for more vendor information.

Call for Speakers is officially closed but if you would like to reach out to the INA office to inquire if there are any open spaces, please email info@nanny.org. 

Please stay tuned for more information for speakers.