Thank you to all the NASPO members who worked on the 2015 Annual Conference.   With your contributions, the conference program supported education and engagement for procurement professionals nation-wide.  Explore presentations, photos and conference information from the successful 2015 event below.  We look forward to seeing you September 25-28, 2016, in Minneapolis, MN!

Presentations
Sunday, September 27
First-Time Attendee Orientation - slides 

Monday, September 28
Sole Source/Non-Competitive Procurements: To Bid or Not to Bid? - slides
The Cost of Risk - slides, handouts
Cloud Strategies & IT Procurement - slides, resource

Tuesday, September 29
Measuring Success in State Procurement - slides, handout (NASPO Members: watch for the full session overview coming soon!)
NASPO ValuePoint - slides

Wednesday, September 30
International Trade Agreements - slides
Evolution of Green Purchasing - slides
Staff Development, Recruitment & Retention - slides
Developing & Supporting Staff Through Procurement University - slides


Harness the Hurricane of change with 2015 Keynote Speaker, Dr. Mark DeVolder.

Hotel & Transportation

Thank you to the host hotel for the 2015 NASPO Annual Conference, the Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Ready to submit your expense report for reimbursement?  Find the form and instructions here.  


Pre-Conference Training

NASPO is proud to have partnered with Old Dominion University for this year's half day training on Sept. 27th. Participants in this procurement-specific, rigorous, academic training will soon receive a joint certificate of achievement from ODU and Procurement U.

NASPO Cares

NASPO teamed up with Volunteer Hampton Roads to create a meaningful service engagement supporting the Norfolk Samaritan House Charities.  Conference participants worked together to design and create capes and toiletry kits to bring a little much-needed cheer to youth who are victims of domestic violence.  Learn more about the great services Samaritan House provides here!

Host City: Norfolk, VA

Norfolk is a fun, vibrant city steeped in history; a history that includes the world’s largest Naval Base, the MacArthur Memorial (celebrating Douglas MacArthur & vets of WWI, WWII & the Korean War), as well as the decommissioned USS Wisconsin, which is now a museum ship. If water is your thing, Norfolk has 144 miles of shoreline along the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean and countless rivers, where you can experience watersports, sailing, or a great view from your hotel room.

See below for more information on the great things Norfolk has to offer:

Visit Norfolk: http://www.visitnorfolktoday.com
Dining options: http://www.visitnorfolktoday.com/dining-guide
Click here to download a brochure of Norfolk

Friends, family or special guests traveling with you?  They can explore all that Norfolk and the surrounding area has to offer through the guest program!

Video courtesy Visit Norfolk

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