The Stephen F. Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel| 701 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701


Important meeting information such as the meeting schedule, hotel, travel discounts, and more can be found on the NPSA website.

Registration Fees:







*Spouse or Guest:


Exhibit tables are available for affiliate members.  The exhibit fee is $75 and includes one 6' table and an extension cord for basic electricity.  Internet (hard-wired or wifi) is the responsibility of the exhibitor.  Information for hotel internet options can be provided by NPSA staff.
Spouse and Guest Registration: 
This registration includes social functions only (breakfasts, lunches, receptions). If your guest wishes to attend the General Session and/or Shellers Forum, they must pay the full registration fee.
Cancellation Policy:
Meeting registrations are refundable through Monday, August 14. A $75 processing fee will be deducted from each refunded registration.  No refunds are provided after August 14.
Non-Member Policy
A non-member can attend a meeting with the approval of the Chair and Executive Director.  If this non-member is an employee of a company that meets the criteria for membership as a Sheller or Affiliate member, that company may attend only one meeting – Annual Meeting or Midwinter Meeting -- as a non-member over three years. If the non-member represents a company that is not qualified to be a member company of NPSA, such as a reporter, the decision to approve their request to attend an NPSA meeting is made on a case-by-case basis by the Chair and Executive Director.

Closing Reception and Award Ceremony

There will be a closing reception and awards ceremony hosted on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. following the General Session.  We encourage all attendees to attend this special ceremony.  

For planning purposes please indicate during your registration if you plan to attend the closing reception and awards ceremony.  This is included in your registration cost.

COVID-19 Policy and Waiver

Please carefully review the information below.

I understand that by completing this registration for myself and/or other attendees that by attending or participating in, NPSA’s in-person events ‎constitutes an agreement by all registered attendees to abide by NPSA’s and the host ‎property’s efforts to comply with current recommendations by the CDC, District of Columbia, and/or other governing authorities at the time of the meeting and to engage in certain health-and-safety-beneficial ‎conduct while attending the event as required by said authorities at the time of the meeting.  I understand and agree:

  • My attendance and participation in the above event could pose a risk of exposure to COVID-19 or other contagious or infectious disease to me.
  • I freely assume any risk of harm or injury to me that my attendance or participation in the event may cause, and I release NPSA (and its officers and Board of Directors) and Kellen (and its employees) from all liabilities, costs, and damages that I may incur thereby.
  • To follow and adhere to any rules or regulations required at the time of the Conference by either NPSA (and its officers and Board of Directors), the Washington Marriott and Metro Center,  or any Local, State, or Federal Government guidelines; in accordance with current CDC recommendations.
  • The situation is fluid, and I understand requirements may change between the date of registration and the meeting.
2023 Annual Meeting Sponsors
Closing Reception Sponsor