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North East North American Federation


David Schweiger
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania USA 18020

NENA Regional Conference in Philadelphia

The NENA Federation will be holding its fifth annual Regional Conference at Temple University on Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2, 2017.  The conference will include professional development activities and research poster presentations.

The Early Bird registration fee of $99.00 fee includes: Friday welcome reception, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.  Dinner on Friday and Saturday night will be on your own.  Please enjoy what Philadelphia has to offer.  Starting March 16 the registration fee increases to $150.

Conference registration can be accessed at

Hotel accommodations have been arranged at:
Loews Philadelphia Hotel, room rate of $189, plus taxes
1200 Market Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA 19107

Please use the link to reserve your room
Please reserve your room by March 5, 2017.

Parking is available at Loews Philadelphia Hotel for $49 per night, with a 10% discount offered for valet parking.

A complimentary shuttle will be offered from Loews Hotel to Temple University, Main Campus on Saturday. All events will be held at the Loews property on Sunday.

This year’s conference promises to deliver a wide range of professional development opportunities.  Here is a look at the program at a glance. 
Friday, March 31
11:00am-12:00N        Sysco Warehouse Tour, 600 Packer Avenue, Philadelphia

12:15-1:15pm           Lunch at the Reading Terminal Market,

1:30-2:45pm            Aramark Global Innovation tour located at 100 Penn Square, Philadelphia

3:00-4:30pm            The Union League of Philadelphia tour,

5:00-6:00pm            Focus Group with AHLEI

6:00-7:30pm            Welcome reception and registration, Loews Philadelphia Hotel  
                              Free night, explore the city of Philadelphia

Saturday, April 1     Alter Hall 7th Floor, Temple University
8:00-8:30am            Registration, Breakfast and tours of Fox School of Business

8:30-8:45am            Welcome and Introductions

8:45-10:00am           Finding Your Bliss Through Mindfulness, Introduction by Ronisha Goodwin, Hyatt Hotels
                              ~ Cassandra Hale-Hughes, Regional Director of Learning & Development, Hyatt Hotels

10:15-11:15am          Trends in Beverage Tourism, Donna Albano, Moderator
                              ~ Devon Perry, Visit South Jersey
                              ~ Scott Donnini, Auburn Road Vineyards
                              ~ Robert K. Clark, Chestnut Run Farm-New Jersey Pear Wine
                              ~ Christina Cavaliere, Richard Stockton University

11:15am-12:00pm      Poster Presentation Session (Alter Hall, 1st floor)

12:00-1:00pm            Lunch

1:00-2:15pm            Emergence of Women in Leadership in Club Management, Joy Dickerson, Moderator
                              ~ Janine Budzuis, Philadelphia Country Club
                              ~ Jennifer Gallagher, The Acorn Club
                              ~ Kimberly Brady, Gulph Mills Golf Club
                              ~ Mary Dwyer, Manufacturers Country Club

2:30-3:45pm            Round Table Discussion on High-Impact Educational Practices, Jeff Lolli, Moderator
                              ~ Learning Communities
                              ~ Writing Intensive Courses
                              ~ Collaborative Assignments and Projects
                              ~ Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research
                              ~ Diversity/Global Learning
                              ~ Service-Learning/Community-Based Learning
                              ~ Internships/Co-ops/Externships (distinct practices)

3:45-4:15pm             Refreshment Break

4:15-5:30pm            The Impact of Meeting and Event Planning on the Local and Regional Market, Erinn Tucker, Moderator
                              ~ Greg DeShield, PHL Diversity
                              ~ Jim Cohn, Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine
                              ~ Sybil Davis, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

7:00pm                    Restaurant Experience in Philly from A to Z, Linda Forristal, Coordinator
                              Reservations have been secured at the following restaurants for up to 8 people.

Please go to Eventbrite to make a reservation:
Amada - Amada is Iron Chef Jose Garces’ contemporary Spanish restaurant and where he puts a modern spin on tapas at this spot with warm decor. See:
Sampan - Sampan is an oasis of contemporary Asian small plates and is in walking distance of the Loews hotel. See:
Zahav - Zahav is chef/owner is Michael Solomonov’s modern Israeli restaurant that brings the authentic flavors of Israel's cultural heritage to Philadelphia. See:
Or enjoy a free night to explore the city of Philadelphia

Sunday, April 2        Loews Philadelphia Hotel
8:00-9:30am             Breakfast

8:15-9:15am             Focus Group with AHLEI

9:30-10:30am            Legacy Lecture Series, with Caroline Cooper, Suzanne Bagnera, Moderator

10:45am-12:30pm      NENA Federation Meeting

12:30pm                   Depart 
If you need any assistance or have requests for special accommodations, please contact Erinn Tucker at
We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia as we “Pursue Your Educational Happiness.”


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