REGISTRATION FOR THE INAUGURAL NBPLA MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND CONFERENCE IS OPEN!

  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE
    • You must login to the nbpla.org website to register for the event.
    • NBPLA Members whose dues are current may register at a discounted rate. Contact Allison Cole ([email protected]) if you need assistance.
    • If you have subscribed to the NBPLA website but have not paid membership dues, then you will have to register as a "Non NBPLA Member."
    • If you have yet to pay your membership dues or if your membership has lapsed, then we encourage you to join/renew BEFORE you register for the event! 
  • CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM (Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Birmingham - $252.00 per night USD)
    • NOTE: The host hotel is connected to the event venue


The NBPLA is excited to host the Inaugural Membership Meeting & Conference in the "Magic City" of Birmingham, Alabama! The Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26 - Friday, October 28, 2022 at The Forum Building of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Attendees and guests are encouraged to stay through the weekend to enjoy the many festivities associated with the "Magic City Classic" football extravaganza between Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University - the largest HBCU football game in the nation!

CLICK HERE for more information about the "Magic City Classic" football extravaganza!

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities
NBPLA Corporate Sponsors will be recognized as event sponsors and will get brand promotion throughout the event. There are also conference specific sponsorship and promotional opportunities available for the event. For more information please contact Terri Reynolds at [email protected]

WORKING AGENDA FOR THE EVENT
NOTE: Agenda items are subject to change

Wednesday, October 26
11:00am to 2:00pm - Board + Stakeholder Meeting
12:00pm - Registration opens
12:00pm to 7:00pm - Hospitality Suite at BJCC
3:00pm to 6:30pm - NBPLA Day Party
7:00pm to until - Magical Night on the Town

Thursday, October 27
8:30am to 9:45am - NBPLA Membership Meeting + Breakfast (Members only)
9:30am to 5:00pm - Hospitality Suite at BJCC
9:45am to 10:30am - The Cross Pollination of State and Federal Government Affairs
10:30am - Sponsored Break
10:45am to 11:30am - Building Sustainable Cultures of DE&I
11:30am to 12:15pm - Break-Out Sessions

  • In-House Track
  • Contract Lobbyist Track

12:15pm - Lunch on your own
2:00pm to 4:30pm - Off-site Networking Events
7:00pm to until - Magical Night on the Town

Friday, October 28
8:15am to 9:30am - NBPLA Policy Power Breakfast with Keynote Speaker
9:30am to 9:45am - NBPLA Talent Symposium Opening Remarks and Recognition of Sponsors
9:45am to 10:30am - Lobbying 101: Building a Successful Government Affairs Career
10:30am - Sponsored Break
10:45am to 11:50am - Building a Diverse Talent Pipeline of Government and Policy Professionals
11:50am - Closing Remarks
12:00pm - Adjourn

POST-SYMPOSIUM NETWORKING EVENT