2021 NCAA Convention

The annual NCAA Convention will be held online in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual 2021 Convention will occur the same week the Convention was originally scheduled (Jan. 12-15).

The NCAA Convention is where the Association’s leaders of higher education and athletics connect each January. Presidents, athletics directors, other campus and conference administrators and student-athlete leaders from all three divisions come together to conduct the Association’s business, share best practices for supporting student-athlete success, discuss emerging issues in college sports, pursue continuing education, connect with peers and honor the Association’s best and brightest.

Participation in the 2021 virtual Convention is open to all NCAA member schools and conference offices.

2021 NCAA core meeting schedule: Tuesday through Friday

  • The State of College Sports is 12:30 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, Jan. 12.
  • Association-wide education sessions begin Wednesday, Jan. 13.
  • The Honors Celebration is 7 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, Jan. 13.
  • Saluting Excellence: 2021 Diversity & Inclusion and Ford Awards is 4:30 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, Jan. 14.

For Division I attendees, core governance programming will conclude Thursday, Jan. 14. For Divisions II and III attendees, programming will conclude Friday, Jan. 15.

Online educational sessions will be offered during the core Convention week and continue through the remainder of January.

Recordings of on-demand educational sessions may be accessed through the Association-wide Education Sessions link below.


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

2021 Convention registration

Registration for the 2021 NCAA Convention has closed.

State of College Sports, Honors Celebration and Saluting Excellence: 2021 Diversity & Inclusion and Ford Awards

The State of College Sports, Honors Celebration and Saluting Excellence: 2021 Diversity & Inclusion and Ford Awards will be streamed live. 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 following the session.

Appointment of Delegates Form

Information regarding the Appointment of Delegates form was sent November 18, 2020 to presidents, chancellors, directors of athletics and commissioners. 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. It’s important to note that delegates appointed to vote on behalf of their school or conference must be registered for the Convention. All names are automatically transferred to the Appointment of Delegate system once those individuals register for the NCAA Convention.

Need assistance?

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

To view a list of frequently asked questions, click here.

Future Convention dates and sites

  • 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