Event Profile

Administrative Professionals Conference

August 16 — 17, 2023
The Historic Davenport Hotel

Who Should Attend:

Administrative assistants, executive assistants, and clerks to the board.

Related Events:

Optional pre-conference course: Writing Minutes and Meeting Notes, August 15, 2023

Conference Overview:

Join us for a highly interactive and hands-on two-day conference. This year’s speaker lineup includes a motivational and inspiring keynote with Erick Rheam, important business writing best practices from Jordan Peabody, a look at the  financial realities of many in the communities we serve with Carol Weltz, and strategies to successfully navigate the many hats an administrative professional wears as well as keeping your SPARK with Debra Ballard.

Networking will play a larger role in this year’s event via facilitated roundtable sessions and group activities throughout the conference including a non-hosted optional networking dinner the evening before the start of the conference and a hosted reception on the first night of the conference.

Conference Agenda:

The full conference agenda will be posted here soon.

Conference Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Pacific Time, and the conference will run from 8:30 a.m. on the 16th and will end at 4 p.m. on the 17th.  Breakfasts, lunches, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Conference Location:

The Historic Davenport Hotel
10 South Post Street
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 455-8888
Special room rate:  $179

Conference Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 7/16/2023): $870
Utility Member Standard: $945

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 7/16/2023: $1,305
Associate Member Standard: $1,380

Non-member Early Bird (ends 7/16/2023): $1,740
Non-member Standard: $1,890

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policies:

For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.
For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.

When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact us, via email, registration@nwppa.org, or call 360-816-1457. 

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.