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 2017 Annual Meeting
July 23-26

Westin Harborview Hotel*
Portland, Maine

*Important note: Hotel room availability in the Portland area is extremely limited on Saturday, July 22. The few rooms NASPE was able to obtain at the Westin (conference hotel) are sold out. The conference schedule was amended so that most could fly in on Sunday, July 23 and participate in all conference activities. Should you need a room in Portland on Saturday evening, please contact Leslie Scott at lscott@csg.org or at 859-338-5801. She will discuss the limited options with you. We apologize for any inconvenience. Portland is a popular destination in the summer.

About 

The NASPE Annual Meeting is where state human resources professionals and industry partners gather to exchange time, resources, strategies, solutions, and more.

Over three days of learning, growing, and finding inspiration, attendees are equipped with a year’s worth of support in their daily responsibilities as leaders in the field of human resources. 

Click here for the Full Brochure and for the Printable Registration Form


 

Preliminary Agenda

Sunday, July 23

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

NASPE Executive Committee Meeting

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Conference Registration

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

President’s Reception/Corporate Membership Council Dinner

Monday, July 24

7:30 am – 8:15 am

New Member Welcome Breakfast (Invitation Only)

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Corporate Membership Council Meeting (Corporate Members Only)

7:45 am – 8:45 am

Breakfast

8:45 am- 9:00 am

Opening Session and Welcome

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Keynote Presentation:  Why Your Engagement Survey Isn’t Cutting It

Speaker: David Lee

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am – 11:45 am

State Government Workforce Issues

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:15 pm – 4:00 pm

World Café

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Lobster Bake at Diamond’s Cove

Tuesday, July 25

7:45 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Ed McKersie (liveandworkinmaine.com)

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Break

9:45 am – 11:30 am

Open Space Technology Session
Facilitated Discussion on Top HR Topics

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Annual Business Meeting

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

NASPE Awards Luncheon

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

HR Transformation

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Break

2:45 pm – 4:30 pm

HR Directors Roundtable

Evening

Dinner on your own

Wednesday, July 26

7:45 am – 8:45 am

Breakfast

8:45 am – 9:30 am

HR Legal Update

9:30 am – 10:30 am

NASPEs Award Winners/Best Practices and Good Ideas

10:30 am

2017 Annual Meeting Adjourns

 


Hotel and Sleeping Rooms

All conference events, unless otherwise noted will be held at the Westin Portland Harborview at 157 High St, Portland, ME. A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at Westin Portland Harborview. Rooms rates are $229/night + tax. To make reservations call (207) 775-5411 and mention you are with NASPE to reserve the meeting rate. Reservations must be made by June 23, 2017 to ensure the room rate and availability. Reservations made after this date are not guaranteed the meeting rate.

Click here to make your reservations online

 

  Important note: Hotel room availability in the Portland area is extremely limited on Saturday, July 22. The few rooms NASPE was able to obtain at the Westin (conference hotel) are sold out. The conference schedule was amended so that most could fly in on Sunday, July 23 and participate in all conference activities. Should you need a room in Portland on Saturday evening, please contact Leslie Scott at lscott@csg.org or at 859-338-5801. She will discuss the limited options with you. We apologize for any inconvenience. Portland is a popular destination in the summer.


Ground Transportation by Westin

  • Complimentary airport shuttle to and from the Portland International Jetport is available for Westin guests based on availability from 5am - 11pm. Please call 207.517.8873 to make arrangements.
  • Complimentary downtown shuttle for hotel guests based on availability from 6am - 11pm on weekdays and 6am – 12am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Dress 

Dress for the NASPE Annual Meeting is business casual. The average high temperature in Portland in July is 78.8°F, and average low is 58.6°F degrees. Please remember to bring a light sweater or jacket for the meeting rooms and the evenings.

 


NASPE Member Benefit

NASPE will cover the cost of one person per FY2018 (7/1/17-6/30/18) dues-paying state to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting. NASPE will cover three nights’ lodging at the conference hotel at the conference rate, $500 in airfare and the meeting registration fees. NASPE does not cover the cost of ground transportation, tips, or meals not provided with the conference as outlined in the official agenda. The designated person must sign a travel agreement prior to this benefit being provided. Please contact Leslie Scott at lscott@csg.org for more information. 

 


Registration

Registration fees for the conference are $595 for state and corporate members and $1,000 for non-members. Should a registrant not qualify for a membership rate, NASPE will invoice and expect payment for the non-member rate.

 


 

Thinking of Extending your Stay? Check out some suggestions from NASPE's President, Joyce Oreskovich.

 

Maine Picks by Joyce

 

 

 


Sponsorship Opportunities

• Participation in “Get to Know the Sponsors Event”
• One-page letter or small brochure about your organization in meeting registration packet
• Program acknowledgement
• Recognition by name and logo on electronic and printed signage
• Acknowledgement from NASPE leadership during opening session and throughout the conference
• Company representatives identified as sponsor with ribbons on name badge
• All corporate members who sponsor will be given the first opportunity to moderate “hot topics” discussion on the meeting agenda.
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