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The National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) and the National Workforce Registry Alliance (NWRA) are pleased to announce their joint Licensing Seminar and Leadership Symposium to be held September 23-25, 2024 in Minneapolis, MN. Mark your calendar and plan to join us for this first-ever collaborative convening. This is a hybrid event, including both an in-person event in Minneapolis, MN and a virtual component. All attendees will have access to recorded workshop sessions for approximately three (3) months post Seminar, and one (1) session each time block will be live-streamed, as well as all keynote presentations.

The theme for this year’s convening is “Soaring Together to Support the Workforce: Ensuring Safe, Healthy Environments Where All Children, Youth, and Adults Thrive.” The Licensing Seminar and Leadership Symposium will highlight the important relationship and integration between licensing and registry professionals, as well as include a robust line-up of concurrent sessions on adult care, child care, child welfare, and workforce registries. There will also be plenty of collaborative networking opportunities, and a chance to connect with exhibitors about products and services to increase system efficiencies. Click here to learn more.

Registration will open April 22, 2024. More information is coming soon!

Call for Presenters
NARA is seeking virtual and in-person presenters for Seminar sessions related to human care licensing including, but not limited to, adult residential and assisted living, adult day care, child care, and child welfare. Session proposals should highlight this year's theme, “Soaring Together to Support the Workforce: Ensuring Safe, Healthy Environments Where All Children, Youth, and Adults Thrive.” 

NARA encourages submissions for panels and collaborative presentations as well, particularly those that address multiple disciplines of licensing or showcase successful examples of partnerships between licensing and registry professionals.

The length of the presentation will be 75 minutes, which includes time for Q&A.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 26, 2024.

Please preview the Call for Presenters submission form here BEFORE beginning your submission, as you must complete the entire submission at one time. You will be unable to save a partial submission.

Click here to begin your proposal submission.

If you are submitting a proposal relating to workforce registries, please visit

Check back soon for the schedule-at-a-glance.

Exhibitors and Sponsors
More information is coming soon! Exhibitors and sponsors may contact [email protected] or [email protected] to learn about available opportunities.

The conference will take place at the InterContinental Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport.  Guest rooms will be available to conference attendees at a reduced rate.  Additional information about reservations will be made available in mid to late March. We recommend early registration; this event will sell out.

Justification Tool Kit
Need help getting approval to attend Seminar? Reference the customizable letter to your supervisorexpense worksheet, and overview of Seminar benefits.