Annual Convention

The 2022 NDSBA Annual Convention will take place October 27-28, 2022 in Bismarck, ND at the Bismarck Hotel and Conference Center (formerly Ramkota Hotel).

Registration to attend is NOW OPEN with the Early Bird rates. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Rates will increase on October 13, 2022. Click here for detailed instructions on how to register.

View materials for New Member Seminar and School Law Seminar.

Exhibitor space and sponsorship options are still available! Contact Taylor Lassiter with any questions.

2022 annual Convention keynote speakers:

Thursday Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Kostas Voutsas
Former North Dakotan, Kostas Voutsas has taught Management and Human Resource courses for 20+ years. He is currently a professor of Management at Arizona State University, but prior to that served as a professor at Dickinson State University for 18 years.
In his keynote, Conflict Management Cookbook: Building Relationships One Pot at a Time, Kostas will challenge attendees to get past the drama of difficult people, improve relationships, and reduce stress to help keep calm when kittens become tigers. His presentation will include solutions to managing conflict, how to better lead to succeed, and how to collaborate with different personalities. Kostas will also be presenting two clinic sessions on Friday.


Friday Morning Keynote Speaker: Dennis McIntee
Dennis McIntee, a speaker and author known as “The Drama Free Guy” because he understands if you eliminate unhealthy drama in the workplace, your teams will thrive and succeed. Through his work in leadership consulting, Dennis loves to walk alongside leaders as they create high-trust, high-performance cultures.
Dennis’s presentation will build on Thursday’s topic, addressing self responsibility, actions and outcomes, and producing results. He will also be a clinic session presenter, allowing attendees to ask questions and dive deeper.

OTHER Convention Details:
  • Committee members are needed for Ballot Counting Committee, Credentials Committee, and Nominating Committee. Apply here.
  • NDSBA Service Award forms are due Friday, September 23. Find the form here.
  •  Each sleeping room reserved at the Bismarck Hotel (formerly Ramkota) must be given a specific name by October 3 or the rooms will be released. Contact the Bismarck Hotel reservations at 701-258-7700.
  • Convention delegates and alternates must be received by the NDSBA office by October 12, 2022 in order to vote at Delegate Assembly.


The 2021 NDSBA Annual Convention took place on October 28-29, 2021 in Bismarck, ND.

  • 2021 NDSBA Convention Program
  • Convention presentations and handouts can be found here.
  • Information about the New Member Seminar is available here.
  • Information about the School Law Seminar is available here.

Any questions regarding convention can be forwarded to Taylor Lassiter.

Pictures from the 2021 NDSBA Annual Convention, New Member Seminar, and Law Seminar:

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