Remember! The 2018 Convention will take place Wednesday, Jan. 17, to Saturday, Jan. 20, just after Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Registration for the 2018 NCAA Convention is now open.

2018 NCAA meeting schedule

Wednesday through Saturday (Jan. 17-20, 2018)

The optimized Convention schedule that debuted in 2017 will continue in 2018:

  • Convention workshops are Wednesday, Jan. 17.
  • The Honors Celebration is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17.
  • Menu sessions are Thursday, Jan. 18.
  • NCAA Plenary Session: State of College Sports (formerly Opening Business Session) is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.
  • The Delegates Reception is 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.
  • The Association Luncheon (formerly Keynote Luncheon) is 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19.

The core business days of Convention will remain unchanged. For Division I attendees, programming will conclude Friday, Jan. 19. For Divisions II and III attendees, programming will conclude Saturday, Jan. 20.


2018 Venues

The JW Marriott Indianapolis, Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Hyatt Regency Indianapolis and Westin Indianapolis will provide meeting space and sleeping rooms for the 2018 NCAA Convention. The Indiana Convention Center and the NCAA Hall of Champions and Conference Center also will house meetings. Additionally, the SpringHill Suites Indianapolis Downtown and Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis Downtown will provide sleeping rooms for Convention attendees.

2018 Convention registration

Registration for the 2018 NCAA Convention is now open.

The registration fee includes all Convention programming and one ticket to the Delegates Reception on Thursday, Jan. 18, and Delegates Breakfasts on Friday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan 20. Attendees also can register for one complimentary ticket to the Association Luncheon on a first-come, first-served basis, and a standby line will be available at the event. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase one ticket to the Honors Celebration for $20 on a first-come, first-served basis during the Convention registration process, and a cash-only standby line will be available at the event.

Registration fees are refundable minus a $50 fee if canceled before Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. The cancellation fee is $100 from Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, through Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Cancellations after Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, are not refundable. All deadlines are effective 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

Registration Fees

Sept. 12 - Oct. 10 $225 $550 $225 $25
Oct. 11 – Nov. 30 $350 $550 $350 $25
Dec. 1 – On-site Registration $500 $750 (No registrations will be accepted after Dec. 15.) $500 $25

Appointment of delegates

The NCAA Appointment of Delegates site is now available.  Emails and instructions have been sent to presidents and chancellors and director of athletics at voting institutions. If you need the information resent, please contact

Need assistance?

For general registration assistance, call 877-263-2545.

To view a list of frequently asked questions, click here

Convention meeting space requests

If you plan to conduct a meeting or event at the 2018 NCAA Convention, complete the online request form. All space requests must be submitted online, with a separate request for each meeting or function. Requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Remember! The 2018 Convention will take place Wednesday, Jan. 17, to Saturday, Jan. 20, just after Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Airport transportation

The NCAA will not provide transportation upon arrival in Indianapolis. NCAA delegates should secure their own reservations and are responsible for their own transportation costs to their designated hotel.

The NCAA will provide complimentary airport shuttles upon conclusion of the business sessions on Saturday only.

Future Convention dates and sites

  • 2019 – Orlando, Florida: Jan. 23-26
  • 2020 – Anaheim, California: Jan. 22-25
  • 2021 – Washington, D.C.: Jan. 13-16
  • 2022 – Indianapolis: Jan. 19-22
  • 2023 – San Antonio: Jan. 11-14
  • 2024 – Phoenix: Jan. 10-13
  • 2025 – Nashville, Tennessee: Jan. 15-18
  • 2026 – Washington, D.C.: Jan. 14-17
  • 2027 – Anaheim, California: Jan. 13-16

Past NCAA Conventions

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