NAF Next 2020

July 12 - 15 | Orlando, FL

NAF Next is NAF’s signature event that brings together education, business, and community leaders to network and share ideas for how to increase opportunities, grow partnerships, improve learning experiences and outcomes for students.


This year, NAF is introducing a Leadership Track with programming designed to support district leaders in the ongoing growth of academy quality. These sessions will run in tandem with the traditional conference agenda. More information will be shared as this track evolves and more exciting additions will be shared soon!


The conference will be held Sunday July 12 through Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The formal program for NAF Next 2020 will begin at 8am on Monday, July 13. Please plan to arrive Sunday evening.

Members of the NAF network: teachers, academy directors, counselors, advisory board members, business partners, district administrators, and anyone committed to ensure our students and businesses are future ready.

All conference programming and hotel accommodations will be held at the Orlando World Center.

Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

Participants should fly into the Orlando International Airport. There are taxis or Uber / Lyft available to Orlando World Center.

To make your hotel reservations at the NAF Next 2020 host hotel, the Orlando World Center Marriott, click here or call 407.239.4200 and ask to be added to the “NAF Next 2020 Room Block”. Reservations must be made no later than June 5, 2020, or when sold out. After that, please call our Conference Planning Team, (734) 926-0980.

The full night rate for a sleeping room is $212.63

The half night rate for a sleeping room is $106.31

Hotel on-site parking is available. Self-Parking $24/day+tax.

Vouchers - Hotel Room Nights

Eligible academies will receive two vouchers that cover half of hotel room and tax charges at the Orlando World Center Marriott up to four nights between Sunday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Transportation to and from the conference is not included.

Academies that complete the Academy Assessment by January 2020 and are current on all
membership fee payments will receive two vouchers and will be notified by NAF’s Contracts Manager, Angela Watson.

Please contact your academy director. Academy directors, you should receive an email from NAF regarding how to assign vouchers. Voucher codes do not need to be assigned to individuals before they register and book a hotel room.

Vouchers should be used (i.e. registration and hotel reservations must be booked) by May 29, 2020. Academies have until this date to claim them. Hotel reservations should be made immediately after registering. Hotel rooms are limited. We are able to provide vouchers on site if they haven’t been assigned in advance, as long as an attendee is eligible and has booked a hotel room.


The online registration link will be posted to when registration launches on March 16, 2020.

Register March 16, 2020 through June 5, 2020 to take advantage of early bird registration rate. Early bird registration is $625 (payments or P.O.’s received by June 5, 2020). The full registration fee is $725 (payments or P.O.’s received between June 6 and July 10). Registration will close July 3, 2020.




Full Registration:

Monday -Wednesday



One-Day Registration: Monday or Wednesday



One-Day Registration: Tuesday



Two-Day Registration: Monday – Tuesday or Tuesday – Wednesday



Registration fee includes all plenary and learning sessions, conference materials, breakfast and lunch on Monday, lunch and dinner on Tuesday and breakfast on Wednesday.

Dinner on Monday, breakfast on Tuesday and lunch on Wednesday.

Special Events

The dinner is a unique and fun event that brings the network together, recognizes our accomplishments, and celebrates the great work from the year. The cost of the dinner is included in registration. Additional guest tickets will be available for purchase on the registration website. Tickets are $100 for adults and $50 for children under 12 (child friendly plate will be offered). Suggested attire for the dinner is business formal.

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