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NAPO2017 Conference Program Committee 

We would like to extend a special thank you to the members of the NAPO2017 Conference Program Committee for their exceptional work on this year's program and speaker selection.

Katherine Jenkins, CPO® - Committee Chair
Ellen Delap, CPO® - Board Liaison
Kristin Bertilson, CPO®
Pam Clyde
Deborah Gussoff, CPO®
Leslie Josel
Laura Kavinski
Autumn Leopold
Nadine Levy
Robyn Reynolds
Katie Tracy
Elizabeth Treccase

Affiliate Organizations

NAPO is proudly affiliated with the following sister organizations whose mission's complement our strategic vision to advance the organizing and productivity industry.


Sustainability Practices

NAPO2017 will strive to reduce the environmental footprint of the conference through the implementation of sustainability initiatives. Listed below are some of the actions that will be taken during the planning phase and at the conference. Recycling: Paper, plastic, glass and tins will be recycled. Recycling centers will be set up around the venue and attendees will be reminded to make use of them. Attendees will be encouraged to leave unwanted name badges and lanyards for re-use.
  • Water Stations: Instead of plastic water bottles, the hotel will have water coolers set up throughout the conference space.
  • Online conference materials: NAPO will provide online conference materials when possible to prevent the unnecessary waste of printing.
  • The menu: Menus to be designed using local, seasonal produce and where possible, condiments such as sugars and sauces will be served in glassware rather than individually pre-packaged.
  • Accommodations: The David L. Lawrence Convention Center was the first "green" convention center in the world and was awarded Gold and Platinum LEED certifications by the US Green Building Council. For more information about their green practices, go to
  • Guestroom folios: The hotel will deliver “e-folios” for room charges instead of paper receipts in an effort to save paper
  • Swap Table: A swap table will be available to give away items you don't wish to take home with you.

How can you help?

  • B.Y.O.B. (Water bottle that is) and fill up at one of the water stations throughout the conference space to reduce the amount of cups used.
  • Stay Green: To save energy, water and resources, we encourage attendees to take advantage of the hotel’s linen reuse program by hanging towels up after each use, unplugging any electrical devices when fully charged, raising the thermostat by 2 degrees, taking shorter showers, turning off all lights and closing the drapes when leaving your room. Consider bringing your own toiletries so you can leave the miniature bottles of shampoo and lotion in the room, unopened for future guests.


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