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Here at NTEN HQ, we’re just about to bust our buttons with pride in hosting the 19NTC in Portland, Oregon. We’re so excited to share everything that makes us love our hometown with you, our incredible community members.
You’ve probably heard all of our reasons to attend: over 2,300 attendees, nearly 200 educational breakout sessions, 100 exhibitors, valuable networking, and the chance to spend time in the incredible city of Portland. If you’re still on the fence, we’ve compiled a list of top five reasons why you should join us in March.
New pre-conference day
The NTC pre-conference, on March 12, Is all new for 2019. We’re hosting sessions on WordPress, Drupal ActBlue, Data Security, Azure and AI from Microsoft. Instead of registering for one track of programming, attendees will be able to plan their own agenda in order to select from all categories of sessions. Additionally, the WP and Drupal online communities each will host four sessions of their own, so this year the pre-conference day will include a substantial community aspect. Get excited to dive deep and ask the questions you’ve been waiting for, and leave with tangible ideas and actions you can take back to your organization.
The NTC Career Center will be staffed by professionals from the NTEN community who will offer eight-minute mentoring and professional profile or résumé reviews. It will provide mentees with personalized and unique opportunities to learn how to best position themselves on the job, enhance their career skills, and network with peers.
Technology changes fast! With the abundance of incredible resources available, it can be challenging to carve out time to absorb the latest trends and apply them to your nonprofit’s work. At the 19NTC, we’ve compiled an impressive agenda of sessions on a range of topics, plus, we’re debuting new tactical sessions. These 30-minute sessions will provide attendees with actionable and practical solutions to immediately apply to their work.
Connect with the local nonprofit community
Thanks to our sponsor Care2, we’ll host drop-in volunteer projects during all Exhibit Hall hours. Stop by to make toys and blankets for shelter pets, help assemble hygiene kits for folks experiencing homelessness, and pack sack lunches for a rescue mission. Get to know your fellow attendees and give back to the local community!
We’ve got your back!
While the NTC has a lot to offer, it can be a bit overwhelming. We’re here to make your experience as welcoming and comfortable as possible, including our lactation room with milk storage, our prayer and meditation room (now featuring reiki!), and our racial affinity spaces.
We hope to see you in Portland this March—register for the 19NTC today! Bring your raincoats for our sometimes soggy but always lovely climate.