2024 NMEA Conference/In-Service Clinic

November 20-22 (Wednesday-Friday)

Each November NMEA provides professional development for music educators at its "Conference/In-Service Clinic." The 2024 event will be held November 20-22 (Wednesday-Friday) in Lincoln, Nebraska. Registration headquarters and Expo are at the Embassy Suites, 1040 P Street, with conference sessions across the street on UNL's main campus (Westbrook Music Building) and at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The Cornhusker Marriott Hotel will also be used for sessions.

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Call for Session Proposals
Call for Performing Ensembles
Exhibit Information
Conference Policies
Future Dates
 

2024 CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS - APPLICATION HAS CLOSED

NMEA invites session proposals to be submitted for consideration for the 2024 NMEA Conference/In-Service Clinic in Lincoln, NE on November 20-22, 2024. Conference participants come from all educational levels and include K-12 students and teachers, pre-service collegiate students, and higher education faculty in the fields of general music, band, chorus, jazz, orchestra, guitar, piano, popular music, and music technology.

The Call for Session Proposals application has now closed. The committee will review and invite speakers/clinicians to present at the Conference. All submitters will be notified of the status of their proposals in April.

SESSION PROPOSAL INFORMATION

  • The standard session length is 50 minutes. 
  • NMEA encourages submissions for all ages and experience levels.
  • Multiple presenters per proposal are welcome.
  • If your session is selected, we request that all presenters be members of NAfME and NMEA (or a member of your own state MEA's chapter.)

2024 CALL FOR PERFORMING ENSEMBLES

The application to submit your ensemble to perform at the 2024 NMEA Conference/In-Service Clinic has now closed. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee's decisions by the end of of June.

NMEA records video and takes photographs during the Conference for use in our publications and broadcasts, such as the Nebraska Music Educator magazine, the NMEA website, etc. Submitting an application requires consent to allow any images taken during the conference to be used by NMEA. Those who wish to submit applications for a performing ensemble for the 2024 Conference may do so by adhering to guidelines and completing the online application. The Selection Committee will make all final determinations. 

Conductors must be current members of NMEA at the time of application and during the Conference. The person completing the application must be the person actually conducting the ensemble. By completing the application, you agree that, if selected, you will follow the allotted set-up/prep-time and rehearsal time frame set by NMEA policy. No additional time will be permitted in the performance venue. Please consider this carefully when determining the type of ensemble for audition. 

2024 EXHIBIT INFORMATION

Become an exhibitor for the 2024 NMEA Conference In-Service Clinic November 20-22, 2024! The exhibit hall will be located in the Embassy Suites in downtown, Lincoln, NE. Attendees for our 3-day conference come from across the state of Nebraska. Conference participants are music educators from all levels including K-12 teachers, pre-service collegiate students, and higher education faculty in the fields of general music, band, chorus, jazz, orchestra, guitar, piano, popular music, and music technology. High school students who participate in our four All-State ensembles also have designated times in their schedule to peruse the exhibit hall.

In 2023 NMEA hosted a total of 2,480 attendees at our Conference/In-Service Clinic. The attendance breakdown is listed to below to give an idea of what type of reach to expect.

General Conference Attendance High School All-State Student Attendance Other Student Attendance (One-Day)
707 Teachers & Guests 155 in All-State Band 223 Tri-M Students (high school)
100 Exhibitor Personnel 440 in All-State Choir 315 in Elementary Ensembles
292 Collegiate Students 20 in All-State Jazz Band 95 in Middle Level Ensembles
TOTAL: 1,099 131 in All-State Orchestra TOTAL: 633
  TOTAL: 746  

 

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION

Exhibitor Registration will open in August 2024. Exact dates will be emailed to our list of exhibitor contacts during the summer. For questions or to be added to our Exhibitor Contact list, please email Jen Orvis at [email protected].

Registration fees for exhibit booths for the 2024 NMEA Conference/In-Service Clinic will be:

  • $275 for the first booth (8 ft x 8 ft booth comes with one 6 ft table, two chairs, and a wastebasket)
  • $225 for each additional booth
  • $25 for each extra table (6 ft x 18 in)
  • $75 for electricity

Exhibitors will receive 2 badges to the NMEA Conference for each booth purchased. For example, if you purchase two booths, you will receive 4 badges for your booth workers. Any additional badges needed beyond what is included with your booth(s) will be $45 per additional badge. NMEA will also need the names of all badge holders so that they can be printed prior to the conference.

Exhibit spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis on order of registrations received. 

NMEA sponsors receive early access to registration as well as discounted booth prices:

  • Platinum Sponsors - 1 FREE booth with exclusive early registration
  • Gold Sponsors - 75% off a booth with early registration exclusive to Gold Sponsors after PlatinumSponsors
  • Silver Sponsors - 50% off a booth with early registration exclusive to Silver Sponsors, after Platinum and Gold Sponsors
  • Bronze Sponsors - 25% off a booth with early registration exclusive to Bronze Sponsors, after platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsors

For more information about sponsorship benefits, please visit our Sponsorship page.

CONFERENCE POLICIES

IMAGE CONSENT:  NMEA records video and takes photographs during the Conference to use in our publications and broadcasts, such as the Nebraska Music Educator magazine, the NMEA website, etc. Submitting an application or registration requires consent to allow any images taken during the conference to be used by NMEA. 

RECORDINGS:  Video or audio recording of any session, rehearsal or performance is strictly prohibited unless it is NMEA authorized personnel.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  There will be no refund of conference registration fees, unless the refund request is due to a personal or family emergency (defined as death or illness of an immediate family member, or other similar circumstance). If the NMEA Board of Directors deems the request a legitimate emergency, the refund will consist of half the registration fee paid by the individual.

FUTURE CONFERENCE DATES

  • 2024 - Wednesday-Friday, November 20-22
  • 2025 - Thursday-Saturday, November 20-22

NMEA conference dates were chosen to take advantage of the availability of hotels and conference facilities. Please put the dates of the NMEA Conference on your school calendars and notify all necessary school officials; working several years ahead will help avoid conflicts with other school activities.