The 21st Annual NOA Fall Summit
was held November 17-19, 2022 at the 
Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309


Registration Information for the 2023 NOA Fall Summit in Providence, RI
coming early Spring 2023!


The Fall Summit brings together the executive directors, senior-level staff, presidents, incumbent volunteer leaders, and other key staff or volunteers of the Nursing Organizations Alliance (NOA) member organizations to inspire and develop leaders in the community of nursing organizations.

Fall Summit attendees are provided the opportunity to network and build essential relationships while participating in sessions that help advance the nursing profession and its organizations.

Registration  Information

Registration for the NOA Fall Summit is exclusive to NOA Membership Organizations. 

The 2022 Fall Summit was held at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

The room rate was: $153/night plus taxes. 

We were excited to CATCH you in Des Moines this year with a Fall Summit packed with interactive sessions to provide distinct takeaways that participants can apply to their own organizations. Topics to be discussed are:

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • What an Exhibitor Wants- Enhancing Your Exhibit/ Sponsorship Program
  • Attendee and Member Engagement Across the Generations
  • The Future of Membership is NOW- Exploring Membership Structures
  • Let's Talk about Conferences- Marketing, Wellness, In-Person vs. Remote vs Hybrid
  • Structured Networking
  • And More!

2022 Schedule-At-A-Glance

Thursday, November 17, 2022:
5:00pm-5:30pm CT 1st Time Attendee Meeting

5:30pm - 7:00pm CT - Opening Reception

Friday, November 18, 2022:
9:00am-5:00pm CT - Education & Networking Sessions
6:30pm-7:30pm CT - Reception
7:30pm-9:00pm CT - Offsite Dinner & Entertainment

Saturday, November 19, 2022:
9:00am-11:15am CT - Education & Networking Sessions

Click here to view the full agenda!

2022 Fall Summit Speakers

Keynote Speaker on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Kenya Beard, EdD, CNE, AGACNP-BC, ANEF, FAAN, Associate Provost, Chamberlain University

Closing Speaker 

Holly Austin Gibbs, Author, Walking Prey

Breakout Session Presenter on Exploring Membership Structures
Nikki Golden, Strategist, Association Laboratory, Inc.

Breakout Session Presenter on All Things Conferences - Marketing, Wellness, In-person v. Remote v. Hybrid, and more!
Molly Marsh, CMP, Director of Education and Engagement Design, AMR Management Services

Breakout Session Presenter on Attendee & Member Engagement Across Generations
Donté P. Shannon, FASAE, CAE, Strategy Advisor, Vista Cova

A Special Panel Session on What an Exhibitor Wants - Enhancing Your Exhibit/Sponsorship Program



Thank You to Our 2022 Host Sponsors! 

NOA is pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities for Fall Summit attendees so they may gain exposure to products and services that may be of interest to their organization. Please note that Fall Summit sponsorship does not equate to NOA's endorsement, warranty, or recommendation of any of the sponsoring companies or their products.

2022 Fall Summit Venue Information

NOA was excited to have you CATCH us in Des Moines! While the S’s may be silent, the city is buzzing. What is it that makes Des Moines “Des Best?” Quite a few things! From international cuisine, hidden gems, water activities, coffee, outdoor activities, and so much more!

“We can’t believe how cool Des Moines is being right now,” raved Food and Wine magazine.

CAE Credits 

As a CAE Approved Provider of educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, we will seek approval for CAE credit for the Fall Summit.

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE Program.  Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal.  There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.

Nursing Contact Hours

This continuing nursing education activity will be submitted to the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation, to award contact hours.

Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Continuing Education Credits

The Nursing Organizations Alliance (NOA) has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of continuing education courses at the Fall Summit, which qualify for CMP continuing education credit.

Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC’s endorsement or assessment of education quality.

More Information

For more information please contact NOA Headquarters at 859-469-5802 or [email protected].

 NOA's Commitment to a Respectful and Courteous Conference Experience

The Nursing Organizations Alliance (NOA) has a zero-tolerance policy for unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. NOA conferences are intended for networking and collaboration in the nursing community. We value the participation of each member of the community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the conference and at all conference events, whether officially sponsored by NOA or not.

NOA is dedicated to providing harassment- and discrimination-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, race, age, or religion. NOA does not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference organizers. Click here to view our full virtual conference anti-harassment policy. If you need to report an incident, please use ouharassment/discrimination reporting form. Our anti-harassment and discrimination policy can be found by clicking here.