NCAA Convention

2021 NCAA Virtual Convention Schedule of Events and Education Sessions

Core Convention Week | Association-wide Education Sessions | Divisional Education Sessions

January 10-15: Core Convention Week

All times listed are Eastern time.

Sunday, January 10:
3:30 to 5 p.m. Division III Special Olympics Activity – all Division III attendees
Monday, January 11:
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Division II Management Council – committee members only
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Division III Presidential Advisory Group – committee members only
12:30 to 4 p.m. Division I Council – committee members only
Tuesday, January 12:
9 a.m. to Noon    Division III Management Council – committee members only
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Division II Presidents Council/Management Council/Student-Athlete Advisory Committee – committee members only
1 to 4 p.m. Division III Management Council – committee members only
1 to 5 p.m. Division II Presidents Council – committee members only
2 to 5 p.m. Division I Presidential Forum – committee members only
7 to 8 p.m. State of College Sports – all attendees
Wednesday, January 13:
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Division I Issues Forum – all Division I attendees
11 to 1 p.m. Division III Presidents Council/Management Council/Student-Athlete Advisory Committee – committee members only
Noon to 1 p.m. NCAA Education Session: The FAR Role in Supporting Student-Athletes in the Time of COVID-19 – all attendees
1 to 6 p.m. Board of Governors – committee members only
3 to 4 p.m. NCAA Education Session: Executing Impactful Student-Athlete Programming Virtually – all attendees
6 to 7 p.m. LGBTQ and Allies Reception/Awards – all Division III attendees
7 to 8 p.m. Honors Celebration – all attendees
Thursday, January 14:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Division III Presidents Council – committee members only
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Division I Board of Directors – committee members only
Noon to 1 p.m. NCAA Education Session: Student-Athlete Mental Health Status Report: Coping with COVID-19 and Addressing Racial Justice – all attendees
2 to 3:30 p.m. Division III Issues Forum – all Division III attendees
3 to 4:30 p.m. NCAA Education Session: Congressional Engagement in College Sports – all attendees
7 to 8 p.m. Keynote Session – all attendees
Friday, January 15:
10:30 a.m. to Noon Division III Keynote Speaker – all Division III attendees
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Division II Business Session – all Division II attendees
Noon to 1 p.m. Division III Business Session – all Division III attendees
Noon to 1 p.m. NCAA Education Session: Evolving Enforcement in a COVID World – all attendees
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. NCAA Education Session: Division II: Mental Health Panel for Administrators and Coaches – all attendees
3 to 4 p.m. NCAA Education Session: Initiate, Maintain and Elevate: Fostering Brave Conversations on Racial Justice – all attendees

January 19-25: Association-wide Education Sessions

All times listed are Eastern time.

Tuesday, January 19:
Noon to 1 p.m. NCAA Education Session: The Gallup Study of NCAA Student-Athletes’ College Experiences and Post-College Outcomes – all attendees
3 to 4 p.m. NCAA Education Session: Budgeting Through COVID-19 – all attendees
Thursday, January 21:
Noon to 1 p.m. NCAA Education Session: How to Conduct an On-Campus Investigation – all attendees
3 to 4 p.m. NCAA Education Session: So, You Have an Infractions Case. Now What? – all attendees
Friday, January 22:
Noon to 1 p.m. NCAA Education Session: Division I: Overview for Division I Revenue Distribution and Membership Financial Reporting System – all attendees
3 to 4 p.m. NCAA Education Session: Division II: Student-Athlete Social Justice and Activism – all attendees
Monday, January 25:
Noon to 1 p.m. NCAA Education Session: Financial Contingency Planning and Future Considerations from Industry Experts – all attendees
3 to 4 p.m. NCAA Education Session: Supporting Student-Athlete Activism: Going Beyond the Moment – all attendees

January 26-28: Divisional Education Sessions

All times listed are Eastern time.

Tuesday, January 26:
Noon to 1 p.m. NCAA Education Session: Division II: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Student-Athlete Identity – all attendees
3 to 3:30 p.m. NCAA Education Session: Division I: Overview of the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) Distribution – all attendees
Wednesday, January 27:
Noon to 1 p.m. NCAA Education Session: Division III: Annual Campus Sexual Violence Prevention Attestation Requirements – all attendees
3 to 4 p.m. NCAA Education Session: Division I: Independent Accountability Resolution Process: An Inside Look – all attendees

 

NCAA Convention Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

When does the 2021 NCAA Convention take place?

The 2021 NCAA Convention will be virtual, with key meetings and events taking place Jan. 12-15. Association-wide education sessions will begin during the core Convention week and continue throughout the remainder of January.

When can I register for the Convention?

Online registration begins October 27 and continues until 5 p.m. Eastern Dec. 30.

Where do I go to register for the Convention?

Register for the Convention at go.planningpoint.net/Registration/2021CONVENTION. More information can be found on the NCAA Convention website at ncaa.org/convention.

Can nonmembers register for the NCAA Convention?

All nonmember registrations are subject to approval by the NCAA, and none will be accepted after Dec. 11.

How much does it cost to register?

Due to Convention being virtual, there will be no registration fee.

How can I attend the State of College Sports, Honors Celebration and Keynote?

The State of College Sports, Honors Celebration and Keynote will be streamed for all Convention participants to view. Convention participants will be able to view the stream through the virtual Convention platform. Those not registered for the Convention will be able to view the streams via NCAA Twitter and ncaa.org/convention.

When and how is a registration confirmation sent?

Confirmation is sent via email immediately after you finalize your registration.

I am registered but am unable to attend because plans changed. What do I do?

If you are a voting delegate, a new delegate should be appointed to vote in your place.

I would like to view a Convention education session but have a schedule conflict. Will it be available at another time?

Recordings of education sessions and session handouts will be available on-demand following the initial presentation via ncaa.org/convention.

Are speaker handouts or video copies of presentations available?

Recordings of education sessions and session handouts will be available on-demand following the initial presentation ncaa.org/convention.

Appointment of Delegate

How does an NCAA member school or conference appoint a voting delegate?

Presidents, chancellors, directors of athletics and commissioners will receive emails in November providing instructions to gain entry to the school- or conference-specific Appointment of Delegate Form. If a president, chancellor, director of athletics or commissioner needs to have the information resent, someone from his or her office can contact ncaaconvention@shortstravel.com.

Why doesn’t a name show up on the drop-down list for voting delegates?

All names are automatically transferred to the Appointment of Delegate system once those individuals register for the NCAA Convention. If a name does not appear in the drop-down box, that means the individual either has not registered for the Convention or did not select your university or conference during the registration process. Ask the individual to complete the registration before trying again. If you continue to have issues, contact ncaaconvention@shortstravel.com.

Technical Issues

How long do I have before the registration system times out?

All registrations will time out if not finalized within two hours. Direct additional questions regarding timing out to ncaaconvention@shortstravel.com.

How do I get a copy of my confirmation page?

If you have your registration ID, you can log in to the registration system by clicking here. At the bottom of the page, enter your name and registration ID. Once you have accessed your registration, click on the confirmation page, then click on resend confirmation. If you do not have your confirmation code, please email ncaaconvention@shortstravel.com.

Why is my school not listed in the drop-down box?

  1. Please verify that you are registering under the correct division.
  2. If your school is in the process of reclassifying from one division to another, you will need to register under the division to which it is reclassifying.
  3. If you are still unable to locate your school in the drop-down list, contact ncaaconvention@shortstravel.com.

2021 Division III Convention resources

As information becomes available  leading up to the virtual 2021 NCAA Convention, January 11-15, it will appear as a hyperlink below.

2021 Division III Education Session, Wednesday, Jan. 27:

  • Annual Campus Sexual Violence Prevention Attestation Requirements. (Noon to 1 p.m.)

2021 Business Session, Friday, Jan. 15:

2021 Keynote Speaker, Friday, Jan. 15:

  • Maximize the Power of Inclusion by Disrupting the Impact of Unconscious Bias

2021 Issues Forum, Thursday, Jan. 14:

  • 2021 Issues Forum Agenda
  • 2021 Legislative Proposals and Q&A

Mental health is key focus at NCAA Convention

As a key focus area, mental health was a consistent theme of sessions throughout the 2020 NCAA Convention. The emphasis on mental health comes as all levels of the Association are discussing the topic.

DII adopts notification of transfer model

Division II has adopted the notification of transfer model, replacing the current permission-to-contact rules with legislation that will allow student-athletes to explore transfer opportunities without being limited by their current school.

Virginia State wins 2020 DII Award of Excellence

Virginia State was presented Saturday with the 2020 Division II Award of Excellence.

Division III adds to emerging sports for women list

Two sports were added to the emerging sports for women list while one other was defeated in the Division III Business Session at the 2020 NCAA Convention in Anaheim, California.

DII presidents, SAAC discuss key issues facing student-athletes

Members of the national Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee met with Division II presidents and chancellors Friday morning to discuss key issues facing today’s student-athletes.

DIII Issues Forum highlights NIL, generational gap

At Friday’s Division III Issues Forum at the 2020 NCAA Convention in Anaheim, California, members considered potential name, image and likeness rule changes and discussed how to narrow generational gaps in the workplace.

DII Presidents Council approves budget allocations, distribution to schools

The Division II Presidents Council has approved a series of budget allocations that include a supplemental distribution to all Division II schools and a reimbursement of local ground transportation costs for schools that participated in 2018-19 championships.

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