Spring 2018 – Southern New Hampshire University/The Derryfield School

NNECERAPPA 2018 Logo - March 15&16, 2018 - Manchester, NH

Please Join Us!

The 2018 NNECERAPPA Annual Conference will be held at the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) campus in Manchester, NH. Co-hosted by the Southern New Hampshire University and The Derryfield School, the conference will be held March 15-16, 2018. Registration is open! Make plans to join us. 

Register to Attend

Attendee registration is open! Register online, or download the paper form. Pricing is as follows: 
  • Full Conference: $99
  • One Day Only (Thursday or Friday): $50 
  • Business Partner Full Conference: $249
  • Business Partner One Day Only (Thursday or Friday): $150
  • Guest Banquet Ticket: $45
Invite a colleague! Download a printer-friendly registration brochure, including session details and the form to sign up! 
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Refunds less a $25 administration fee will be given prior to March 2nd. After March 2nd, no refunds will be issued but substitutions will be allowed.  

Shedule at-a-Glance, Facilities & Parking

The conference will be held at the Southern New Hampshire University campus in Manchester, NH. The Athletic Complex at SNHU will be the hub for the conference — registration, breaks, raffle drawings, reception, breakfast, and exhibits will all be located here. The concurrent sessions will take place in the Athletic Complex, Robert Frost Hall, Academic Building and Hospitality Building. Lunch and banquet will be in the Dining Center. All buildings are a short walk from the Field House, and there is signage to guide you.

Getting Here: When traveling to the SNHU campus, your GPS or other navigation system may instruct you to take 9S off Interstate 93, however the easiest way is to take exit 9N. Turn left at the light at the end of the ramp, and follow the road and signage directly into campus. On campus, you will then see NNECERAPPA Conference signage directing you to Registration and Parking. Parking on SNHU campus is free and available in Lot 26. Download the campus map to familiarize yourself with these locations. 

OUR PROGRAM HAS GONE MOBILE! Improve your conference experience by taking advantage of the conference Guidebook, a mobile version of the schedule with room assignments, exhibitor directory, important details, and more! The Guidebook app is free to download the from app store. Once downloaded, open the app and click on the magnifying glass icon to search for "NNECERAPPA 2018."

The following schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates. Click on "Concurrent Sessions" in the agenda below to read the session descriptions! 
THURSDAY, March 15, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Business Partner Set-up
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. NNECERAPPA Board Office
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Speaker Ready Room & Conference Office
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Early Bird Campus Tours

#1: This tour will include visits to SNHU’s new Penman Stadium and facility building, and also a visit to the new College of Engineering Technology and Aeronautics. Penmen Stadium includes features such as a turf field with an 8-lane track; track & field events area; 6 tennis courts; and 300 parking spaces. The accompanying facility building is 34,000 sf housing 5 varsity home locker rooms, 2 visiting locker rooms, officials and staff locker rooms, a full athletic training facility including a strength conditioning wing, public bathrooms and ticket office, coach/staff offices, a media and production suit, and a multi-purpose event space. The College of Engineering Technology and Aeronautics is a 30,000 sf engineering facility that includes: 4 classrooms; 3 computer labs; robotics, mechanical and electrical labs; an aeronautics lab with wind tunnel; air traffic control tower and radar simulator rooms; and a 1900 sf machine shop.

#2: This tour will visit the Library Learning Commons which won the 2017 AIA New Hampshire Excellence in Architecture Design Award, Honor Award, and also Kingston Hall. This is a 5-story, 110,000 sf dorm and has 260 units (90 singles/146 doubles). Construction began in May 2017 and is forecasted to end August 2018.
10:00 a.m. Exhibit Area Opens  
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Welcome Meeting for First-Time Attendees
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Opening Luncheon, Welcome Remarks, & Keynote Speaker: Terry Waldron - Waldron Engineering and Construction, Inc. — Sponsored by Structure Tone, Inc.
Terence Waldron has 35 years of experience working in the power industry. Upon graduation from Columbia University Mr. Waldron started work with Stone and Webster in the design of nuclear power stations. After two years in a shrinking industry Mr. Waldron moved his focus to the new world of cogeneration that became a reality with the PURPA regulations. Mr. Waldron founded Waldron Engineering in 1992 with a focus on providing utility grade engineering services to the private sector. Under Mr. Waldron's stewardship Waldron Engineering & Construction has 24 combined heat and power plants in operation, and 7 electric generating facilities.
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break with Exhibitors — Sponsored by CCI Utility and Construction Services, LLC
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Time on Own/Check-in to Hotel  
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Banquet & Business Meeting — Sponsored by ProGroup Contracting

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors — Sponsored by Gale Associates, Inc.
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. NNECERAPPA Board Office
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Speaker Ready Room & Conference Office
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break with Exhibitors — Sponsored by Eckman Construction
10:30 a.m. Exhibit Area Closes
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Closing Buffet Luncheon
12:45 p.m. Conference Adjourns

Overnight Accommodations

A reduced rate room block has been set aside at these two nearby hotels.
  • Manchester Downtown Hotel, formerly the Radisson (700 Elm St, Manchester, NH – a little farther from campus, but downtown Manchester is right outside the front door) at a rate of $159/night (plus tax). To make a reservation call 1-800-333-3333 and indicate you are with NNECERAPPA. DEADLINE:  Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Fairfield Inn (8 Bell Avenue, Hooksett, NH – close to campus, but not downtown Manchester) at a rate of $124/night (plus tax). To make a reservation call 1-603-606-5485 and indicate you are with NNECERAPPA. DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Thank you to our sponsors!

Event Properties

Event Date 03.15.2018 8:00 am
Event End Date 03.16.2018 12:45 pm