2012 Annual Conference

NASPO’s Annual Conference will be held Sept. 9-12 in Louisville, Kentucky. The Annual Conference is your opportunity to learn about new ideas and successes in procurement from your NASPO network of state government peers.  It’s also the time each year when NASPO sets the direction for the future of the organization with the annual business meeting, Board elections and more. In short, it’s a meeting that shouldn't be missed!  New this year is an optional 3 hour training session on Sunday afternoon being offered by our newly formed Professional Development Committee. Please be sure to sign up so that you can take advantage of this worthwhile session on “Contract Performance Monitoring Through Metrics.”

Below is some information on this year’s Conference :


General Information

NASPO provides funding for two (2) individuals from each state to attend the 2012 Annual Conference. This includes complimentary registration, five nights lodging (arriving Saturday, Sept. 8, and departing Thursday, Sept. 13), transportation and reimbursement for meals and incidentals per the NASPO Travel Policy.  Additional state attendees are welcome, but will be required to pay a registration fee of $575 plus their own travel and lodging expenses. 

Associate members are required to pay a registration fee of $575 plus their own travel and lodging expenses.

Life and Honorary members have their registration fee waived; however, they will pay their own travel and lodging expenses.

Below is a recap of the registration fees for the 2012 NASPO Annual Conference:

  • Primary State Attendee (two per state) - no registration fee, expenses paid by NASPO (travel, five nights lodging, meals & incidentals)
  • Additional State Attendee - $575 registration fee, expenses paid by individual 
  • Associate Member - $575 registration fee, expenses paid by individual
  • Life/Honorary Member - no registration fee, expenses paid by individual 
  • Guest - $125 registration fee, expenses paid by individual

Reimbursement Policy

NASPO funding is based on attendees participating in all scheduled conference events. Reimbursement requests should be submitted to NASPO no later than sixty (60) days after the last day of the conference. All requests for reimbursement should be itemized on the Reimbursement Form and must be accompanied by actual receipts. Please include who the reimbursement needs to be made payable to as well as the mailing address. All requests should be submitted to Lee Ann Pope via mail, email or fax 859-514-9166.