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NATA 2023Special Events


Meet thought leaders in the profession and hear from leadership at these events

EDAC Town Hall

4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22

The EDAC Town Hall is the premier networking event for ATs interested in diversity and cultural competency. Attend to learn more about the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee’s projects and initiatives. The Bill Chisolm Professional Service Award recipient will also be recognized during the town hall.

LGBTQ+ Town Hall

5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22

Hear updates from the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, ask questions and chat with other members about your concerns and ideas. Celebrate the committee’s accomplishments and help us honor the recipients of the 2022 LGBTQ+ Award for Inclusive Excellence.

NATAPAC Breakfast

7 to 9 a.m. Friday, June 23
JW, White River F

After a 3 year hiatus, the NATAPAC breakfast is back! The NATAPAC breakfast is the premier event and fundraiser at the convention for NATA's Political Action Committee and this year, attendees will get to hear from the breakfast's keynote speaker and chair of NATA's AT Compensation Task Force Murphy Grant, LAT, ATC, NASM-PES. Cost is $50, and you can also sponsor a student or young professional. Advance purchase is required, and event will sell out. Make plans to attend and purchase your ticket today!

Register for NATAPAC breakfast by adding it to your convention registration upon checkout. If you have already registered for convention, log back in under “Already Registered” section to access your registration and add it on.

Face Time

10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Friday, June 23

Do you have a question for NATA leadership? Get it answered during Face Time ’23. NATA is collecting questions from members ahead of time to ensure all questions have the opportunity for addressing during or after the event. Members interested in submitting a question for leadership should send the inquiry to

SSATC Town Hall

3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 23

Athletic trainers in secondary schools are the foundation of the future of our profession. We are often the gateway to the first impression families have of our comprehensive skill set, and we have the unique opportunity to engage future athletic trainers and stakeholders. The SSATC Town Hall provides athletic trainers interested in the secondary school setting a place to network and interact. The SSATC will provide information on committee initiatives, ways to get involved, and seek input from membership. The 2023 Servant’s Heart and AT-of-the-Year district winners will be celebrated, and the national AT-of-the-Year winner will be announced.

AT EducATionalist Town Hall

3:15 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 23

At the AT EducATionalist Town Hall, the community’s leadership will share their progress and accomplishments to date, as well as provide an opportunity for anyone interested in athletic training education to engage in conversation. Please join us to share what education-related issues are important to you and what we as a profession need to have a larger conversation about and shine more light on.


Major accomplishments and achievements are recognized at these events.


6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21
ICC, Hall F

Prepare to be wowed by a some of Indy’s best performing artists while you reunite with lifelong friends during the NATA 2023 Welcome Reception from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, in Hall F at the ICC. Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water will be available. Beer and wine will be available for purchase for those 21 years old and older.

NATA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, June 22
ICC, Hall D

Celebrate the trailblazers of our industry and their contributions to the athletic training profession by attending the NATA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Since 1962, NATA has awarded athletic trainers who have dedicated their careers to bettering the profession and the lives of their patients. Join us as we welcome the 2023 Hall of Fame inductees to join the ranks of our most illustrious and celebrated athletic trainers.

NATA 2023 General Session

2:40 to 3:40 p.m. Thursday, June 22
ICC, Hall D

When you attend the NATA 2023 General Session, you’ll find yourself alongside NATA members from all over the country as part of the largest gathering of members each year. During General Session, athletic training students, young professionals and longtime ATs all celebrate the past year’s accomplishments and hear important association updates from NATA President Kathy Dieringer, EdD, LAT, ATC. Dedicated members are recognized for their excellence in athletic training during the national awards ceremony and new initiatives in the works are unveiled during this one-hour meeting. Join us in reflecting on the year to date and the people who’ve contributed to its success while looking onward toward the future of the profession.

NATA Quiz Bowl

4:30 p.m. Friday, June 23

Sponsored by Henry Schein, the NATA Quiz Bowl is a Jeopardy-style competition for athletic training students. Each of NATA’s eleven districts will be represented by a team in the competition.


Meet ATs just like you at these events.

NATA’s Early Professionals’ Committee & Career Advancement Committee Social

6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22
ICC, 500 Reception Room

ATs in the first 12 years of initial licensure/certification are encouraged to come and network with leadership and other young professionals at this social. Both committees will present their National Distinction Award to their respective recipients.

NATA Student Social

3 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 23
ICC, 500 Reception Room

This is a great opportunity to network with NATA leadership and other AT students from around the country.


On the way to learn more about NATA initiatives and goals in Connect, be sure to stop by the Hot Products display and see the latest in athletic training products.

Hot Products Display

Connect-Hall I
June 22 – 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 24, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


At Your Own Risk Kiosk
ATs Care Kiosk
Hall of Fame Booth
Level Up! Theater NATA 2024-New Orleans
NATA All Access
NATA Research & Education Foundation Kiosk
NATA Scientific Journals