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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. 


Hotel and Sleeping Rooms

All conference events, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the Hotel Alex Johnson.  Rooms rates are $175 + tax. To make reservations call 605-342-1210 and mention NASPE code 2018 to reserve the meeting rate or you may book online by clicking here (book online only if you plan to arrive July 15; if you plan to arrive prior to the 15th, please make your reservation by phone). Please note: Daily Mandatory Charge will be added to the room rate and includes: Destination Marketing Fee, paid to Destination Rapid City. The fees that will be applied to the rooms are 9% tax, $2.00 occupancy fee and a destination marketing fee of $4.25.

If you are unable to book with the Hotel Alex Johnson, an alternate room block has been set up at The Rushmore Hotel. Please call (605) 348-8300 and mentioning the group code 10619. Room rate is $189/night. 

Transportation - Getting to Rapid City

  • Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) Serves Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.

  • Avis, Budget, Hertz and National all provide car rental services on the airport’s premises.

  • The Hotel Alex Johnson offers complimentary shuttle service, but a variety of taxis, including Rapid City Taxi, Inc. are at your disposal, as well.


Dress for the NASPE Annual Meeting is business casual. The average high temperature in Rapid City in July is 85°F, and the average low is 58°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 FY19 (7/1/18-6/30/19)  dues-paying state to attend the 2018 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 [email protected] for more information PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR THE MEETING. The travel agreement may be signed here:

Not utilizing the member travel benefit and you are NOT a corporate sponsor? Click the red "REGISTER NOW" button below. 

 Are you a corporate sponsor? If so, click the blue button below.

 Thinking of Extending your Stay?
Here are some travel suggestions from Visit Rapid City.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities


• Participation in “Get to Know the Sponsors Event”
• One-page letter or small brochure about your organization in meeting registration packet
• Program acknowledgment
• Recognition by name and logo on electronic and printed signage
• Acknowledgment from NASPE leadership during the opening session and throughout the conference
• Company representatives identified as a 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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Click here to learn more about becoming a sponsor.



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