Building for the Future

Join us as we Build for the Future at our annual educational conference and annual meeting in Mystic, CT on Saturday, May 13, 2017. This year we’ll focus on:

Marie WilsonAgenda Tricks and Traps
E. Marie Wilson, PRP, CPP-T

Are you stuck in the same old Robert’s agenda—doing the same old things the same old way at every meeting? Look at new ways to use those same old agenda items and add new agenda items to your repertoire. This session will explore different ways to use an agenda to accomplish your goals for the meeting and follow-up. Bring your own best tips to add to the discussion.

Carl Pease, RPHow to Sabotage a Meeting (and Avoiding It)
Carl Pease, PRP

There are numerous ways to make meetings long, unproductive, and frustrating. We’ll focus ways to steer clear of the meeting sabotage and how to counter such techniques. 

Passing the Torch to Millennials and Gen Z
Evan A. Lemoine, PRP

The dynamics of leadership within organizations as millennials and soon-to-be Gen Z are presumed to take over will result in numerous changes. Gain insight into some of the latest trends to determine how your organization can be made relevant to millennials and Gen Z. 

Rosemary Seghatoleslami, PRPYou Be The Judge (or the Student)
Rosemary Seghatoleslami, PRP

This workshop is a hands-on introduction to Parliamentary Procedure competitions for (mainly High School) students for such organizations as SkillsUSA, FBLA-PBL, HOSA and FFA. After a description of the process, the attendees will work in groups, where some groups will be students, others judges, and others proctors, timekeepers, etc. The purpose of the workshop is to familiarize members who have never experienced these competitions with how they work and to encourage members to volunteer as judges.


Our conference is intended to be a supplement to a fun-filled weekend. Arrive Friday and stay Saturday night and enjoy the Olde Mistick Village, Mystic Seaport – The Museum of America and the Sea, and Mystic Aquarium. We are a short drive away from Foxwoods Resort & Casino and Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino.

Registration is $125.00 until April 13th (then it’s $150.00 until April 30) and includes Saturday breakfast and lunch, and all meeting and workshop materials. No pets are allowed.

Eventbrite - Building for the Future with NEAP

To make a reservation at the Hilton ($169/night + tax), you may call 800-774-1500 and mention code NEAP or make your reservation online. If you’d prefer two beds in your room, please make your reservation by phone. No pets are allowed.

Tentative Agenda

8:00am – 8:30am – Registration and Breakfast
8:30am – 8:50am – Opening Ceremonies
8:50am – 9:50am – Workshop
9:50am – 10:00am – Break
10:00am – 11:00am – Workshop
11:00am – 11:10am – Break
11:10am – 12:15pm – Annual Meeting
12:15pm – 12:50pm- Lunch
12:50pm – 1:50pm – Workshop
1:50pm – 1:55pm – Break
1:55pm – 2:55pm – Workshop
2:55pm – 3:00pm – Closing

Additional updates will be posted to this page as we get closer to the conference!