Greetings from the Chairs



We are so excited to freeze -- we mean learn -- our tails off in Chicago! If you're like us, you are feeling like the world we live and work in is changing faster than ever. It feels like a new reality, not just incremental change. So we have worked with     an amazing group of colleagues to craft a set of learning experiences that will help all of us deal with the new realities we face. Our goal is for you to leave the conference not just with new information and best practices, but also with tools for taking care of yourself and being the best professional you can be. We can't wait to see you in Chicago!

Ellie Goldman & Rachel Tasch 
Chicago Education Chairs


Chi-town, Second City, The Windy City...  Regardless of the nickname you call it, we are so excited to welcome you to Chicago in December! A tremendous conference awaits you, with robust programming, interesting activities, countless opportunities for learning and ruach! That and plenty of time to socialize and explore one of the most energetic and exciting cities in the country. We can't wait to give a warm and enthusiastic welcome to our newest NATA members; and we look forward to reconnecting with old friends. We know that you will have an amazing experience, as you connect with colleagues and bring home pearls of wisdom to help your community thrive. Over the past year, we have worked with a learned, passionate and dedicated group of colleagues to bring you new ideas, best practices, and assist in “Navigating New Realities.”  
Again, we are thrilled to welcome you to Sweet Home Chicago.
We look forward to seeing you in December.

Jennifer Smith & Steve Stark
Chicago Conference Chairs