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2024 Annual Conference

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Register now for the NAST Annual Conference!

September 22-25, 2024 in Chicago, IL

Conference Schedule 

Registration is now available for the NAST Annual Conference in Chicago, IL at the Swissotel.
All events will take place at the hotel unless otherwise noted. The conference is business casual for all events except Tuesday evening, which is casual (a sweater/jacket and sneakers are suggested). The agenda below is subject to modification. The complete agenda, including speakers’ bios, will be in the online conference app. Log in information will be sent to attendees prior to the event, along with an attendee roster. See below for hotel information and rates. 

Sunday, September 22

4:00-5:00 PM Treasurers Emeritus Meeting (Invitation Only) 

5:00-5:30 PM First Time Attendee & New Member Welcome Reception (Invitation Only)

5:30-7:00 PM Welcome Reception at the Swissotel

Monday, September 23

8:00-9:00 AM Networking Breakfast

9:00-9:30 AM Conference Kick Off
Speakers: NAST President & Host State Treasurer Michael Frerichs (IL) and NAST CEO Shaun Snyder

9:30-10:30 AM Economic Update 
Speaker: Austan Goolsbee, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 

11:00-12:00 Plenary Session #1

12:00-1:20 PM Networking Lunch and Awards Presentation

1:30-3:30 PM NAST Annual Business Meeting & Election of Officers

3:45-4:45 PM NAST Corporate Affiliate Board Meeting 

6:30-9:00 PM Buffet Dinner & Exhibits at the Museum of Science & Industry

Tuesday, September 24

8:00-9:00 AM Networking Breakfast

9:00-10:30 AM Forthcoming 
Speaker: Kristin Scroggin, Founder, genWHY

10:45-11:30 AM Plenary Session #2

11:45 AM-12:30 PM Plenary Session #3

12:30-1:20 PM Networking Lunch

1:30-3:00 PM Treasurers’ Roundtable

3:15-4:15 PM Deputy Treasurers/Chiefs of Staff Caucus Meeting (Invitation Only) 

6:30-8:30 PM Chicago River Cruise. A buffet dinner will be served as we cruise along the Chicago River and enjoy the unique architecture. The Wendella boat departs from Dock 4 located on located on the riverwalk between the Wrigley Building and Trump International Hotel, a 15 minute walk from the Swissotel. 

Wednesday, September 25

8:00-9:00 AM Networking Breakfast

Registration and Ticket Information 

Member Type
Early Bird (July 9-August 12)
Regular (August 13-Sept 11)
Onsite (Sept 12-25)
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 Hotel


The Annual Conference is being held at the Swissotel located at 323 E. Wacker Drive. The hotel is a 30 minute cab ride from Midway International Airport or a 45 minute cab ride from O’Hare International Airport. Attendees can also take the L train from both airports to the hotel. From Midway: take the Orange line to the State/Lake stop and from O’Hare: take the Blue line to the Washington & Clark/Dearborn stop. All events will take place at the hotel unless otherwise noted.

Rooms are available at the Swissotel for $269/night and can be reserved here

Attendees can also call 888.737.9477 and ask for the NAST 2024 Annual Conference room block. Rooms are available at this rate until August 29, 2024. For assistance, please contact us.

For more information about the Windy City, visit the Choose Chicago website.

Conference Sponsors 

NAST would like to thank our 2024 Annual Conference sponsors: