2023 NADO Annual Training Conference


NADO Annual Training Conference 2023

November 7-10, 2023

Hilton Cleveland Downtown

100 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, OH 44114


Registration will open July 2023

Early bird deadline: September 29, 2023

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About the Hotel

This hotel is in the heart of Downtown Cleveland, with the Rocket Mortgage Field House, Playhouse Square, and East 4th Street within a mile and is connected to the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. There is an indoor pool, fitness center, and a top-floor bar with views of Lake Erie.

Hotel reservation link will be available June 2023

Hotel room rate

$209 +tax

Hotel reservation cut-off date: September 29, 2023

Get There

Preliminary Agenda

Tuesday, November 7

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                   Conference Registration

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.                        NADO Research Foundation Advisory Committee Meeting

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.                          NADO Research Foundation Board/NADO Executive Committee Meetings

1:00 – 4:00 pm                              Learning Labs/Mobile Workshops

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.                            NADO 101

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.                          Welcome Reception at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Sponsored by Jobs Ohio)

Wednesday, November 8

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                   Conference Registration

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.                             Chapter Meetings Breakfast Buffet

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.                          Opening Plenary

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.               Concurrent Sessions

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.                          Plenary Luncheon

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.                            Concurrent Sessions/Mobile Workshops

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.                            Networking Break

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.                            Concurrent Sessions

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.                            Nominating Committee

5:00  - 6:30 p.m.                            Impact Awards Reception

Thursday, November 9

7:30 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.                  Conference Registration

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.                             DDDA Breakfast

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.                          Concurrent Sessions/Mobile Workshops

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.                        Networking Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.               Concurrent Sessions

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.                          Plenary Luncheon          

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.                            Concurrent Sessions

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.                            Networking Break

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.                            NADO Annual Business Meeting

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.                            Reception

Friday, November 10

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                   Conference Registration

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.                           Plenary Breakfast

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.                          Concurrent Sessions

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.                        Networking Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.                        Concurrent Sessions

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.                          President’s Award Luncheon

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.                            NADO Board of Directors Meeting

Questions about the hotel? Contact Brittany Salazar.
Questions about conference registration? Contact Krystal DeLeon.
Questions about the conference content? Contact Laurie Thompson.


Please send speaker inquiries to Laurie Thompson at [email protected]


Presentations will be made available after the conference.

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Joe McKinney serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). Headquartered in Washington DC, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 500+ regional planning and development organizations.

Joe has thirty-one years of experience having served in city, county, regional, national association, and government management since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

McKinney has provided congressional testimony on numerous occasions regarding the importance of regional development organizations in helping shape the nation’s economic growth. He is nationally recognized for promoting innovative solutions in areas such as planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, and aging services.

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