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When Do Conference Sessions Begin?

  • Preconference Seminars start at 1:00 Saturday afternoon.
  • Special Sessions, Breakout Sessions, and Roundtable Discussions start at 8:45 Sunday morning.
  • All conference activities take place at the Hilton Austin.
  • Looking for something to do on Saturday before the conference? Check out the excursions we have planned!


NISOD has secured discounted room rates at the Hilton Austin, the conference’s headquarter hotel. NISOD has also secured discounted room rates at other area hotels. Visit our lodging web page for more information.

Case for Funding

NISOD’s annual conference is the “must-attend” event for community and technical college educators! But budgets for professional development can be tight. It might be difficult to get the funding you need to attend events that will equip you with new skills and strategies that will help you do your job better.

Let us help you make a case for funding.

Simply download this word document and customize it for your institution. Then forward it to your supervisor. It can’t be easier than that!

Past Excellence Awards Recipients

Past Excellence Awards recipients (1991-2017) receive a 50% discount off the applicable registration fee. Use discount code PAST when registering.

  • All 2018 Excellence Award recipients and their presidents receive one Dinner and Celebration ticket in their registration packets.
  • Access to the Exhibit Hall
  • Receptions
  • Coffee breaks
  • Refreshment Breaks
  • Monday and Tuesday General Session Luncheons
  • Access to all breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, and special sessions
April 14 – May 3, 2018
Early Bird Registration
$585 $685
May 4 – 26, 2018
Regular Registration
$635 $735
May 27 – 30, 2018
Onsite Registration
$685 $785
Register Today!

Registration Fees for Major National Conferences

As you can see on the table below, NISOD’s annual conference offers a tremendous value.

  Super Early Bird
Early Bird
  Member Non Member Member Non Member Member Non Member Member Non Member
NISOD (2018) $535 $635 $585 $685 $635 $735 $685 $785
Achieving the Dream (2018) $625 $775 $735 $875
NACCE (2017) $799 $1,099 $849 $1,149
League for Innovation (2018) $900 $1,000 $975 $1,075 $1,050 $1,150
AACC (2018)     $1,005 $1,155 $1,005 $1,115
ACCT (2017) $825 $1,025 $1,025 $1,225

Registration Policies

Special Offers/Discount Codes

Use of discount codes is only valid at the time of the initial purchase/registration. Discount codes cannot be applied to already reduced/discounted registrations. Limit one (1) special offer/discount code per registration.


Groups of 15-25 paying conference participants receive a $25 discount off regular registration fees.

Groups of 26 or more paying conference participants receive a $50 discount off regular registration fees.
Please contact Beth Helberg for details.

Registration fees must be paid by May 26 or will incur a $100 late fee. All additional tickets must be paid by April 22, 2017 or will be removed from the registration. NISOD accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express, checks, and purchase orders. Copy of purchase order must be mailed or emailed to

The University of Texas at Austin’s Federal ID: 746000-203.
Please make checks payable to: The University of Texas at Austin/NISOD

College of Education | The University of Texas at Austin
1912 Speedway, Stop D5600 | Austin, TX 78712-1607
Ph: (512) 471-7545 | Fax: (512) 471-9426 | Email:

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and refund requests must be sent to Beth Helberg by May 2, 2018. A refund of the conference fee, minus a $100 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date.

NO REFUNDS will be granted for requests made after May 2, 2018.

  • We understand that special circumstances may arise after our deadline date, but refunds will not be issued. We would be pleased to credit your registration toward the next year’s conference. If the credit is not used the following year, it will be forfeited.
  • NISOD also regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.
  • Substitutions are gladly accepted!

Substitution Policy

A transfer of your full registration is permitted prior to the conference by submitting written request to The individual submitting the transfer request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NISOD meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendees’ image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities by NISOD.


It’s not too late to register for one of the conference’s outstanding Preconference Seminars. Each workshop, held on Sunday, requires an additional registration fee and should be reserved in advance. Onsite registration will be available for Preconference Seminars while space is available.


Sunday, 6:30 – 10:00 PM
Ticket and event information will be available in January 2018.


The Administrator Series is a one-day leadership event open to invited presidents, chancellors, vice presidents, vice chancellors, and provosts and other chief academic officers. The Administrator Series takes place on Monday, May 28, 2018. Participation in the Administrator Series is complimentary and exclusive to executive leaders who are registered for the conference. Space is limited and always sells out. So register as soon as possible!


NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence kicks off on Saturday with two wonderful opportunities to mingle with colleagues, including a visit to the  LBJ Presidential Library on The University of Texas campus and trips to San Antonio, just a short bus ride from Austin. Tickets can be purchased online prior to the conference while they are available.