NAACO proudly presents a variety of networking and educational opportunities throughout the year designed to build member knowledge and share solutions. NAACO events allow for both seasoned and novice industry professionals to connect, collaborate, and elevate each other’s ceremonies with innovative ideas, fresh perspectives, and invaluable experience.

NAACO Annual Conference

Once a year, NAACO members come together to celebrate the professional rapport and camaraderie we share with our commencement and convocation officer colleagues at the Annual Conference. NAACO members connect at the conference to sharpen leadership skills, gain dynamic professional insights, and share new ideas with peers through professional development and networking opportunities.


NAACO 2024 Annual Conference

Inspiring Big Ideas!

February 12–14, 2024 (Fort Worth, TX) 

Hot Topic Calls

Networking with colleagues isn’t just reserved for the Annual Conference and regional events. NAACO provides professional development opportunities throughout the year via its Hot Topic Call roundtable series. This benefit allows for professionals across North America to connect virtually and engage with one another, share best practices, and contribute experiences that support commencement and ceremony professionals in all stages of their career.

Regional Meetings

Have you been looking for professional development opportunities in your geographic area that address your unique concerns as a commencement/convocation organizer? Regional meetings are one-day events hosted by NAACO members with support from the HQ. Through roundtable discussions and presentations these meetings offer opportunities for networking with neighboring institutions where convocation/commencement professionals pose questions, brainstorm solutions, and share best practices with fellow NAACO members.

Interested in hosting a NAACO Regional Meeting?

There are many benefits to hosting a Regional Meeting with NAACO.

  • Share “best practices” with colleagues from neighboring institutions.
  • Be seen as a leader and catalyst for building community and expanding the information pool for your colleagues.
  • Showcase your facilities by hosting colleagues at your institution.
  • Help generate regional solutions to region-specific issues and challenges.


Consider hosting a NAACO Regional Meeting. Visit Host a Regional Meeting for more details.

NAACO Code of Conduct

The NAACO board has approved a code of conduct for all meetings both virtual and in person. Please view the code here.