Digital Registration Packet


To support our sustainability initiatives for a greener conference, attendees are receiving this digital registration packet instead of paper flyers and inserts when checking in at NCHC18! Use the tips below to navigate your conference experience, and please visit the information provided by our conference sponsors for more information about the opportunities they provide.


All the action takes place on the 2nd floor of the Sheraton Boston meeting space, starting at 3pm on Wednesday. Simply visit the registration center (alphabetical by institution) to pick up your name badges, and print programs if you ordered one. As a reminder, only directors or group leaders can pick up the entire packet of badges for their institution. If you have any registration issues, skip over to the Info Desk to speak with an NCHC Staff Member.

Pro Tip: Registered for BIH? Go ahead to attend your opening session; you can come back and pick up your registration materials after 3pm when registration opens.

You can find hotel maps in the print or PDF programs, and also on the mobile app. For details about the hotel or local transportation, visit our travel page.


If you purchased a print program, you’ll pick it up with your name badge at registration. If you are going digital, you can download the PDF here, or download the “Grenadine Event Guide” app in your app store, and use code NCHC18 to download the schedule! All the latest updates, room changes, and push notifications will come direct to your device, so you’ll be on top of everything! The mobile app also allows you to rate sessions you liked with a “thumbs up”, and leave comments to session organizers!

For example: All sessions except CAT Wrap-up that were scheduled in Beacon C – 3rd Floor have now been moved to Public Garden – 5th Floor. But in the app, you’ll see the correct location automatically updated!


Keep up your energy by staying hydrated and nourished throughout the long conference days! The events below have food provided for attendees:

  • Welcome Reception – Thursday @ 5pm
  • All Attendee Breakfast – Friday @ 7:30am
  • NCHC Story Slam – Friday @ 5pm
  • Idea Exchange Breakfast – Saturday @7:30am

In between sessions, you can also perk up with coffee stations, compliments of NCHC:

  • Thursday, 11:30-2:30
  • Friday, 1:30-3:30
  • Saturday, 11:00-2:00

There are great food options available within the Sheraton Hotel as well, or in the attached Prudential Center! Click here for a guide to available eateries within the Prudential Center.


We have a great lineup of sponsors that help make the NCHC Annual Conference possible; be sure to stop by their exhibits and visit their websites to see all of the great opportunities they have available for our members! Exhibits are open Thursday through Saturday in the Grand Ballroom Foyer. There are two Graduate Fair Sessions on Friday, at 9am-11:30am and 1:00pm-3:30pm.

Check out downloadable information below from these sponsors!