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2021 National Education Conference

September 21-23, 2021


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We’ve reimagined our annual conference NEC as a hybrid event, so attendees may attend in person or virtually. Industry changes, travel restrictions and the global pandemic have made it imperative for government meeting professionals to adapt and learn new skills. Many of us are looking forward to renewing cherished friendships and meeting in person at last, but we won’t hold it against you if you prefer to attend virtually! And, we’ll make sure virtual attendees will have opportunities to network! By participating at the SGMP NEC, you will enhance your know-how and connections with fellow government meetings colleagues from across the country. Whether you are new to the field or a seasoned veteran, attending NEC will equip you with the knowledge and connections you need to advance your career.

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The auctions are SGMP’s largest fundraising events to benefit The Gilmer Institute of Learning's scholarships for future National Education Conferences. Get ready to cast your bid at 2021 NEC!


Planners attending the 2019 NEC had over $1.2 billion in meeting buying power! Cash in on some exposure and become a sponsor at the 2021 NEC in Huntsville, AL.


The Certified Government Meeting Professional designation is designed for planners and suppliers whose work is governed by rules and regulations of the federal government. Earn yours at 2021 NEC.