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Online registration is now available on our Registration page. The page provides pricing and will direct you to our Registration and Records website, where you will create an account and register for the conference. You will also have the opportunity to register for the optional Monday pre-conference workshops and our Sunday outing as well.
Online registration is now open and will close on Wednesday, October 24 at 11:59 pm Central Time.
Yes. We will accept walk-in registrations onsite beginning Sunday, November 4. However, we recommend that you register online if you plan to attend a pre-conference workshop since some of them fill up quickly.
Registration fees are given here . Save money and register by September 1.
Your registration includes all concurrent sessions, events and networking opportunities, as well as some meals. Details are found on our registration page.
  • Pay by credit card during online registration process
  • Mail a check to:
      The University of Oklahoma
      1700 Asp Avenue
      Norman, OK 73072
  • Call our Registration and Records department (405-325-6034) to pay by credit card
  • Bring a check, cash or credit card with you to the conference
No. Conference registration includes the full conference only.
We do not currently offer group discounts but discounts are available to all members of the Consortium, as well as faculty and staff at member institutions.
Yes, we offer a discount for full-time students. Proof of full-time status is required, see the Registration page for details.
Prepaid registrants who find they are unable to attend may send a delegate in their place without penalty. Refunds (less a 20% processing charge per registration) will be made on any prepaid registration for which we receive an advanced written cancellation to csrde@ou.edu by October 1, 2018.

No Show: Those who pre-registered and do not attend the conference without written notification of cancellation will be charged the full conference fee.

Pre-Conference Workshops

No. There are options for half-day and full-day workshops which require separate registrations. Read details about each workshop and cost.
During your conference registration process you will have the opportunity to add your desired workshop(s) to your registration.
No, pre-conference attendees must be registered for the full conference.
Please email csrde@ou.edu with your desired selection(s) and we will get you registered.


The Welcome Reception on Monday evening, November 5, officially opens the symposium.
A tentative schedule is now available. The full program will be posted by mid-October. It will then be available for download on our Program Details page and on our NSSR18 Guidebook mobile app. Hard copies of the program will be included in the conference bag of attendees who wish to receive one.
The program is not yet finalized, but the tentative plan is for the conference to end around 3:00 on Thursday.

Concurrent Session Presenters

Yes, all presenters must register online for the conference no later than September 1 to ensure inclusion in the conference program. Due to the number of presenters and budget considerations, we are unable to provide our presenters with a registration fee waiver or discount. Presenters are responsible for all conference-related expenses including registration, travel and hotel.
Yes, but all attendees must be paid registrants for the conference in order to attend sessions.
Presenters typically use a Power Point presentation for their session. Although authors wrote a paper that was peer-reviewed before being accepted for presentation, they will not read the paper as is often done at academic conferences. Presenters may refer to it if they would like, but the audience will want to hear about the research/programs in a more informal format.
Yes, we will provide presenters with a PowerPoint template this year.
No, but this year we do encourage you to send them to us so we can post them on our conference site for attendees to access before and during the conference.
Yes. We also encourage you to upload them to our website for attendees to access before and during the conference. All presenters will receive an email from us a few weeks before the conference providing more details.
Concurrent sessions last one hour. Presenters should allow at least 10-15 minutes of this time for questions. Roundtable sessions will last 1 1/2 hours, with most of the time dedicated to discussions.
All presenters will receive an email from us with their presentation details in September. Concurrent sessions are tentatively scheduled to begin on Tuesday morning and end on Thursday around 3:00. Please keep this in mind if you make travel arrangements before being notified of your presentation time details.
The University of Oklahoma is required by the State of Oklahoma to obtain signed Volunteer Speaker agreements from each presenter at a conference hosted by the University. We will email the form to you a few weeks before the conference. Please complete, sign, and return the form as soon as you receive it.

Poster Presenters

We have created a document that provides guidelines and requirements to help you. It includes all the details, including poster size, judging times and tips for good poster presentations.
You are not required to mount your poster before the conference but if you prefer, you may. We will provide 30” x 40” foam core and mounting supplies onsite and will be happy to help you mount your materials.


All activities for NSSR will be held at the Little America Hotel, located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
You may reserve your room at the special conference rate of $162 plus tax using the link on our Hotel & Travel page.


The hotel does not offer shuttle service. Several options are available for traveling to and from the Salt Lake International Airport. Please see our Hotel & Travel page for the details.
No, parking is free at the Little America Hotel.

Food & Beverage

The Welcome Reception, daily morning refreshments, snack breaks each morning and afternoon and the Best Practices Awards Breakfast will be provided.
The Coffee Shop, Lucky H Bar & Grille and the Lobby Lounge are located in the Little America Hotel. There are also many dining options nearby.
You will have an opportunity during the registration process to indicate any special dietary needs.
The Welcome Reception, Awards Breakfast and other refreshments are included in cost of your registration. If you would like to bring a guest, please mark this option when you register for the conference. The cost per guest is $35 for either the reception or the breakfast.


We will be using Guidebook, a free app available from the App Store, Play Store or the appropriate resource for your mobile device. After downloading the app, search for NSSR 2018.
Our official hashtag will be #NSSR18.
There is no charge for access to wireless internet in the hotel sleeping rooms. Due to the high cost of wifi, it will not be available in the meeting space.
Wifi will not be available in the meeting space.


The dress code is business casual. Conference rooms are often cold and, unfortunately, we do not have control of the temperature so please plan accordingly.

The average high is mid-50s and the average low is mid-30s for early November in Salt Lake City.