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2021 Annual Conference

Early Bird Registration Special

Save $150 when you register by July 31st

We can't wait to finally be back live and in-person for the 2021 NAST Annual Conference!

September 19-22 in Chicago, Illinois

Conference Schedule 

The agenda includes in-depth panels, discussion groups, and expert keynote speakers. Events are open to all attendees unless otherwise noted. Name badges must be worn to all events. Agenda is subject to modifications. All daytime, plus Sunday evening events are business casual, Monday and Tuesday evening events are casual.


Sunday, September 19
Welcome Reception at the Palmer House Hotel in the Empire Ballroom  

Monday, September 20
Breakfast with Welcome from Treasurers Kelly Mitchell (IN) and Michael Frerichs (IL)
NAST Programming
Awards Luncheon
NAST Programming
Offsite evening event

Tuesday, September 21
NAST Programming
Networking Lunch
NAST Programming
Evening event at Palmer House Hotel 

Wednesday, September 22
Networking Breakfast
NAST Programming

Conference Hotel

The Palmer House Hilton

We hope you will join us for NAST’s Annual Conference in Chicago at the historic Palmer House hotel located at 17 East Monroe Street, a 30 minute cab ride from Midway International Airport or a 45 minute cab ride from O’Hare International Airport. All events will take place at the hotel unless otherwise noted. 

Attendees can also reserve rooms by calling the hotel at 1-877-865-5321 and using the group code: NAST. Rooms are available at these rates until August 27, 2021. For assistance, please contact us.

Registration and Ticket Information 

Member Type
Early Bird (July 1-31)
Regular (August 1-Sept 10)
Onsite (Sept 11-22)
Treasurers, Staff, and Networks
Other Gov’t and Nonprofit
Corporate Affiliate
Private Sector Non-Member
Guest Type
Full Conference (All Meals)
All Evening Events
Sunday Reception
Monday Dinner
Tuesday Dinner
Guest (Family/Non-Business)

Conference Sponsors 

NAST would like to thank our 2021 Annual Conference sponsors:

Would you like to become a conference sponsor?