ASSEMBLE Embracing our Collective Network

ASSEMBLE, the 51st Annual Conference of the National Council of Arts Administrators brings together past, present, and future arts leaders to explore the transformative power of diverse networks in shaping the future. More than just a gathering, ASSEMBLE embodies the philosophy of assemblage, where people, things, and stories intertwine to spark innovation and drive change. As arts administrators, we are vital in creating these spaces. At this year’s conference, you will connect with inspiring colleagues, delve into shared solutions, forge partnerships, meet mentors, and create friendships to amplify the impact in your community on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts. 

“Located in beautiful northern Michigan, the 1,200-acre campus is surrounded by nature and nestled between two lakes. Just a short drive from Traverse City, Interlochen is a hub of creative energy, where artists and arts enthusiasts find inspiration and connection.”
Located 15 miles northeast of Interlochen Center for the Arts' campus, Traverse City and the surrounding area regularly receive accolades and recognition for its natural beauty, food and wine, and arts and culture.
  • One of America's top five foodie towns, Bon Appetit magazine
  • America's favorite towns, Travel + Leisure
  • 10 best summer trips, National Geographic
  • Top 7 Beer Destinations, The Travel Channel


On or before August 31, 2024 ($325 per member)
September 1-13, 2024 ($375 per member) 
*conference participants must be members to attend
First Time conference attendee $150 discount code: NCAAWelcome


Group#: NCAA

Rooms will be released to the general public on August 10th, please plan accordingly.

Extended pre and post conference lodging is available at the conference rate.
Meals at Stone Cafeteria will are included in your extended stay.

The Stone Cafeteria is not included in lodging fee during the conference. 

Meals and snacks will be provided by the conference at designated times and locations (unless noted).

Cafeteria hours are available upon check-in. 

Conference participants are welcome to stay off-campus.


This year NCAA welcomes sponsors to help us offer a robust roster of activities at the conference. All sponsors will be thanked on our website, in conference signage and materials, and at conference remarks.

Refund Policy: Fee for the annual conference is refundable when emailed cancellation is received two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. NCAA will keep $75 of the registration fee for processing.
Please email NCAA Treasurer O. Gustavo Plascencia ([email protected]).