NCTR 95th Annual Conference

Tucson, Arizona
Saturday, October 07, 2017


Partners in Excellence

National Council on Teacher Retirement

NCTR 95th Annual Conference
Saturday, October 07, 2017 - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Loews Ventana Canyon Hotel
(520) 299-2020
7000 North Resort Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85750
United States


REGISTRATION CATEGORIES & FEES (shown at cost per person)

MEMBER:  Non-Commercial:  $1,135.  Fee increases to $1,285 after Sunday, September 10, 2017.
GUEST of Non-Commercial Member:  $340

MEMBER:  Commercial:  $2,275.  Fee increases to $2,525 after Sunday, September 10, 2017.
GUEST of Commercial Member:  $450

MEMBER:  Sponsor of Conference or of a Keynote Speaker: $1,700.
GUEST of Sponsor:  $450 

AGENDA (as of 9/6/17)


Recommended session and event attire:  Business casual.  All registrants are welcome to attend the sessions, meals, and events listed below.  All takes place at the hotel unless otherwise noted.

SATURDAY, October 7

Registration Desk hours:  7:30 am to 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm:  Group Activity Options of Golf or Jeep Tour (Jeep Tour leaves from the hotel)
2:00 pm or later:  NCTR Committee Meetings (Legislative; Resolutions; Trustee)
5:30 - 6:30 pm:  Welcome Reception
Evening:  Open

SUNDAY, October 8
Registration Desk hours:  7:30 am to 5:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm:  Group Brunch
2:30 - 3:30 pm:   Keynote Speaker:  W. Brian Arthur, Theoretical Economist, Santa Fe Institute; and Author, The Nature of Technology

3:30 - 4:30 pm:  Legislative Session, a discussion of Capitol Hill issues with Leigh Snell, NCTR Director of Federal Relations
6:00 - 7:00 pm:  President's Reception
Evening:  Open

MONDAY, October 9
7:30 - 8:15 am:  Breakfast

8:30 am - 4:30 pm:  First General Session, with midday Get-Acquainted Group Luncheon.

8:45 am:  Keynote Speaker: Ian Morrison, Healthcare Author, Consultant, and Futurist
6:00 - 7:00 pm:  Reception
7:00 - 9:00 pm:  NCTR Annual Dinner

TUESDAY, October 10
7:00 - 8:00 am:  Breakfast

8:15 am - Noon:  Second General Session, immediately followed by Group Luncheon

8:30 - 9:30 am:  Keynote:  Princess Moss, Secretary-Treasurer, NEA
2:00 - 3:00 pm:  Open Forum for Associate Commercial Members
3:30 pm:  NCTR Annual Business Meeting
6:00 - 7:00 pm:  Reception
7:00 - 9:00 pm:  2017 National Teacher of the Year Dinner in honor of Sydney Chaffee, Humanities Teacher, Codman Academy Public Charter School, Boston, Massachusetts

WEDNESDAY, October 11

Contact Information

  • NCTR Contact:
    Robyn Wheeler
    Asst. Executive Director
    National Council on
    Teacher Retirement
    Ph:  (916) 897-9139

Payment Instructions

  • All Registration Fees are due by Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, and may be paid by either check or credit card.  Cancellations received by Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, receive a refund.
    CREDIT CARD OPTIONS:  Visa, MasterCard, American Express
    CHECK:  Make payable to "National Council on Teacher Retirement," or "NCTR" and mail to:
    NCTR, 9370 Studio Court, Suite 100E, Elk Grove, CA 95758.  Please note:  The payment option on the checkout page offers a drop-down menu; be sure to choose "Check" before proceeding.

    If you'd like an invoice—for yourself or for you to submit to your organization—you may both print and email it from your registration confirmation page.  Click on your choice of "Invoice" or "Receipt" to begin the process.  You will also receive a confirmation email that offers a "View Invoice" link, which takes you back to your registration form.

    Guest Registrations:  A guest must be registered in order to participate in any NCTR meals, receptions, events, and conference sessions; and the registration fee must be paid in full prior to the conference.
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