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Special Events

75th Convention 

7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 26

You won’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime event as we celebrate the NATA convention’s diamond anniversary. Guests of all ages are welcome. Additional details to come!

State Leadership Forum

1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 25

The purpose of the State Leadership Forum is to provide state leaders from across the country the opportunity to network with one another, receive training and education specifically tailored to leadership within their state associations, and connect with other states facing similar issues.

NATA Happy Hour

5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 25

Pick up your convention badge at registration and kick off your convention experience by grabbing a drink at the NATA Happy Hour attendee reception from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. June 25 at the Morial Convention Center. 

NATA District Meetings

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25

Hear from your district leadership and connect with peers from your area during the NATA District Meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 25.

Pickleball and Pints

7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 25

The Exchange Pickleball+Bar

Join us for a fantastic night filled with food, drinks and the excitement of pickleball, all while supporting the NATA Foundation. Enjoy food, drinks, open bar with beer/wine and open play pickleball with all necessary equipment.

Purchase your tickets when you register for NATA 2024. Deadline to purchase tickets is June 10.

Learn more on the NATA Foundation website.

AT Expo Opening & Closing Celebrations

8:45 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 26

Celebrate the opening of the AT Expo and the exhibitors supporting the athletic training profession from 8:45 to 9 a.m. June 26. Don’t miss the opportunity from 4:30 to 5 p.m. June 27 to thank our exhibitors.

NBATA/NATA Blood Drive & National Marrow Donor Program Drive

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 & Thursday, June 27
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 28

(Note: Be the Match is now the National Marrow Donor Program)

The Day 2 PARTY*

7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 27

Join us for an unforgettable evening in the Big Easy at our Day 2 Party at the Fillmore! At our exclusive venue, enjoy live entertainment, delicious savory and sweet foods and an open bar with beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages – all included in the ticket cost. Toast to your New Orleans adventure with friends, old and new, and an evening of music, dancing and lifelong memories!

Adults only (18 and older).


Thursday, June 27

The NATA Political Action Committee’s biggest annual fundraiser will now be the NATAPAC Luncheon! (formerly the NATAPAC Breakfast) The event is always one of the most sought-after tickets at the annual convention. Attendees will enjoy a served lunch, a great opportunity to network with peers and an inspiring keynote address from a relevant keynote speaker.

Level Up! Theatre

Opportunities exist throughout the day to enrich your convention experience with the return of the popular Level Up! Theatre. During 30-minute breaks in convention programming, the Level Up! Theatre will feature 10-minute presentations by thought leaders in the profession on hot topics in athletic training.

Daily Opening Sessions

Each day will kick off with everyone coming together to learn about important association updates from leadership and hear from special guest speakers. More details to come! 

Daily Breaks

Reconnect with your peers and recharge during the daily breaks throughout NATA 2024. Be sure to keep an eye out for fun activities and surprises!

*To add an event to your existing registration record, go to and log in with the email address and password you used to register. Hover over the blue “edit” button across from Registration Fees and click on Sessions & Events. Click the Next button at the bottom of the page to the Special Activities page, add desired event(s), then click Next until you reach the payment page. Note: Selections are not confirmed until paid in full.

Town Halls

Wednesday, June 26
3 to 5 p.m. 

Council on Practice Advancement Town Hall
Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee Town Hall
Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine Town Hall

Thursday, June 27

2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee Town Hall
Government Affairs Committee Town Hall
Early Professionals’ Committee/Career Advancement Committee Town Hall
ATs Care Town Hall

Thursday, June 27

3 to 4:30 p.m.

AT EducATionalist Town Hall
Secondary School Athletic Trainers’ Committee Town Hall