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National rap session to be held Nov. 17-19 in New Orleans

The 2023 NALC national conference, or “rap session,” is set for Nov. 17-19 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. The meeting will begin with registration on Friday, Nov. 17, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the first floor level registration counter. A welcome reception will be held Friday at 5:30 p.m. Registration will continue Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and workshops led by national officers and headquarters staff will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The rap session will be Sunday, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Should any branch or state association designee attending the rap session need sign language accommodation, please contact the office of the Secretary-Treasurer at NALC headquarters as soon as possible.

The national conference is held in years between the NALC’s biennial conventions. Article 3, Section 4 (b) of the NALC Constitution states: “The National President shall, once each year except in the year of the National Convention, call a national conference. This conference shall be voluntarily attended only by State and Branch Presidents or their designees, with their expenses to be borne by the State  Association or Branch represented.”

As a reminder, the deadline for making hotel reservations is October 26. The hotel rate is $249 single/double. For reservations, go to or contact the hotel’s reservation department at 1-800-445-8667. After October 26, reservations will be accepted by the hotel based on availability and hotel rate. Click here for more information.