NCCI Annual Conference


2022 Annual Conference

August 2-4 | New Orleans

The 2022 NCCI Annual Conference will be held in-person at the New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District.

The NCCI Annual Conference features keynotes, general sessions, and concurrent sessions designed to educate attendees. The conference provides opportunities for the NCCI community to share insights and solutions regarding change management, process improvement, strategic planning, Lean, project management, and innovation in higher education.

Not able to join us in New Orleans? Details about a virtual experience will be available in the coming weeks.

Schedule At A Glance

All times below are listed in Central Time.

Tuesday, August 2
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Preconference Workshops
4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. First Time Attendees Reception
5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Opening Reception

Wednesday, August 3
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome, State of the Association, & Opening Remarks
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Educational Block 1
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Keynote
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch with Expo & Networking
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Educational Block 2
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Community of Practice Hour
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Educational Block 3
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Volunteer Reception

Thursday, August 4
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Educational Block 4
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Educational Block 5
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Networking Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Educational Block 6
12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Lunch, Keynote & Closing Session


After three years, the NCCI community will be in person for the Annual Conference August 2-4, 2022, in New Orleans. Make your plans to join NCCI!

  Early Rate (through 6/16) Regular Rate (6/17 – 7/27)
Member $650 $750
Nonmember $875 $975

Cancellation and safety information can be found here.


The Annual Conference will feature two keynote sessions. Our opening keynote will feature a dynamic speaker who brings fresh perspectives on Leadership, Culture, and Inclusion. Our closing keynote will highlight a panel of thought leaders who will speak about a Growth Mindset. More information on our keynote sessions will be announced soon!  

Preconference Workshops & Educational Sessions

Preconference Workshops

Preconference workshops are four-hour sessions that provide you with the unique opportunity to dive deeper into important topics. Topics this year include strategic planning, design thinking, and building leadership capacity.  

These preconference workshops will occur on August 2. Additional details and registration will be available soon.  

You must be registered for the 2022 NCCI Annual Conference in order to register for a preconference workshop. An additional registration fee of $145 will be assessed for each workshop added.  

Educational Sessions

Check out a sample of the 25+ educational sessions offered at this year’s conference. Stay tuned – a full list of sessions is coming next week!  

Hotel & Travel

The New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District is located adjacent to the Warehouse Arts District, the Central Business District, the Garden District and the French Quarter. It offers a brand new redesign and sophisticated comfort amid the unbridled energy and unique charm of The Big Easy.

Address: 859 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Book your room by July 5 using the link below to receive the NCCI rate of $139 per night for a single or double room (plus applicable taxes).

If you’re flying, the closest airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at 15.3 miles away from the New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District hotel.  

Uber, Lyft, and Taxi rates currently range from $30 to $40 (one way). The Airport Shuttle New Orleans offers transportation from the airport to the hotel. Rates are $24 one-way or $44 roundtrip.  

Looking for things to do in New Orleans? Check out this travel guide.


What does registration include?

The registration fee includes access to two keynotes, educational sessions, networking opportunities, continental breakfast and lunch on Wednesday & Thursday, and two receptions.  

Preconference workshops can be added for an additional fee.  

How are we ensuring your safety?

The COVID-19 pandemic and necessary precautions continue to change. Please monitor this page to remain abreast of NCCI’s plans to help ensure your safety and well-being. 

 NCCI is requiring all registrants to be fully vaccinated* prior to participating in the annual conference. This requirement is consistent with the current trend for conferences and other events/activities. 

*Fully vaccinated status is defined as having received all the required doses of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine primary series and one booster (2 doses of Moderna plus 1 booster or 2 does of Pfizer-BioNTech plus 1 booster vaccines, or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine plus 1 booster) at least 2 weeks before the start date of the conference (July 18). 

We also recommend that attendees wear masks while traveling to and from the event and follow COVID-safe practices in the weeks leading up to the event. 

What is the cancellation policy?

Requests for cancellation of registration must be made via email to Full refunds of the registration fee will be made for cancellations received on or before June 16, 2022, and will be issued in the form of the original payment. For cancellations received from June 17, 2022 to July 10, 2022, a refund will be issued less a $150 administrative processing fee. Due to financial obligations incurred by NCCI, no refunds will be issued for cancellations received after July 10, 2022. NCCI will provide a full credit on account any cancellations due to company restrictions (proof required) or state, local, and federal government regulations regarding COVID-19.    

NCCI is not responsible for cancellation of any travel, hotel, or other arrangements related to participation in this event nor any cancellation fees from those arrangements.    

Payment for all fees is due at the time of registration. All fees are listed in U.S. dollars. International currency will be accepted at the exchange rate prevalent at the time of payment.  

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made by email to

Substitutions are gladly accepted at any time; to substitute an attendee, email   

NCCI reserves exclusive right to modify, postpone/reschedule, or cancel this program for any reason. If there is an event cancellation, every attempt will be made to reschedule, and registration fees will be applied to the rescheduled event date. Any incidental expenses incurred related to a cancelled event cannot be refunded under any circumstances. If a cancelled event cannot be rescheduled, NCCI will determine an equitable basis for the refund or credit of a portion or all of the registration fees, after due consideration of circumstances and expenditures.