November 30-December 1 convention/banquet at new north side location
As always, competitors, sponsors, and fans are invited to attend the NTPA’s 48th annual Convention and Awards Banquet.
But be advised: We’ve moved!
This year, the DoubleTree Columbus-Worthington will host the two-day affair on the north side of Ohio’s capital city. Located just off U.S. 23 north of Interstate 270 (i.e., the North Outerbelt), the new facility can be reached from East Campus View Drive. (Note: The entire 23/270 intersection was recently reconstructed, so your GPS might get a little lost.)
One thing that won’t change is the event’s busy schedule. Board meetings and elections precede the presentation of state programs Friday morning. Tech and entry schools for current and aspiring officials and clerks will be held that afternoon prior to the Promoters Seminar.
Saturday morning is just as packed, beginning with the Appreciation Breakfast and continuing with the National Programs Meeting and Competitors Seminar.
Then, the glitz and glamour get going when the Awards Banquet honors 2018’s Grand and Regional National Champions, Pullers of the Year, GN Rookie of the Year, Kent Enderle Hard Charger, Pulls of the Year, Hall of Fame inductees, and more.
To make your hotel reservations, call the DoubleTree or complete the online form by Monday, November 12. Mention the NTPA to receive the group rate. For banquet details, call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.
New location: DoubleTree Columbus-Worthington
175 Hutchinson Avenue / Columbus, Ohio 43235
Convention and Banquet Schedule
Friday, November 30
8 a.m.—11 a.m.: WPI Executive Board Meeting/NTPA Executive Board Meeting
9 a.m.—6 p.m.: Registration
11 a.m.—Noon: Open (Lunch)
Noon—1 p.m.: NTPA Election of Officers/Full Board Meeting/NTPA Member State Checks
1 p.m.—2 p.m.: NTPA Member State Programs
1:30 p.m.—5:30 p.m.: NTPA Tech School
2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.: NTPA Entry School
4 p.m.—6 p.m.: Promoters Seminar
7 p.m.—11 p.m.: Cen-Pe-Co Hospitality
Saturday, December 1
7 a.m.—5 p.m.: Registration
8 a.m.—10 a.m.: NTPA Annual Appreciation Breakfast (Ticket: $15)
10:30 a.m.—11 a.m.: NTPA National Programs Meeting
11 a.m.—Noon: Competitors Seminar
Noon—5 p.m.: Open
5 p.m.—6 p.m.: K&K Insurance Social Hour
6 p.m.—7:30 p.m.: NTPA Banquet Meal (Ticket: $50)
7:30 p.m.—8 p.m.: Raffle & Opening Remarks
8 p.m.—10:15 p.m.: Awards Ceremony