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10/2/2018 to 10/5/2018
When: October 2 - 5, 2018
Where: Hilton Omaha
1001 Cass St.
Omaha, Nebraska  68102
United States
Contact: Nora Warens
(312) 988-6008

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Join us at the NABE Communications Section 2018 Workshop - Omaha, We Don’t Coast, We Host! - for a variety of educational networking opportunities, plenaries and workshop sessions topics from marketing, membership, publications, social media, PR and more.

Click here to view the final program [PDF].


Registration fee includes 2 receptions, Wednesday dinner event, 2 breakfasts, snack breaks and admission to all workshop sessions and related educational materials.

Early-Bird Pricing (Deadline: August 31)
$295 Communications Section Member
$345 Non-Section Member

Late Registration
$395 Communications Section Member
$445 Non-Section Member


Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass Street, Omaha, NE 68102

The Workshop room rate is $164.00/night plus tax under the NABE housing block. Please note that that rooms on Tuesday night under the block rate are currently sold out, however, rooms outside the room block for Tuesday night may still available and will need to be reserved separately. Rooms for Wed., Thurs. and Fri. nights are still available at the room block rate. As an alternative for those looking to secure lodging for Tuesday night, hotels nearby/within walking distance the Hilton Omaha include the Omaha Marriott and the Hilton Garden Inn.

The deadline to secure rooms under the NABE housing block and received the block rate is Tuesday, September 11, 2018. To make reservations, call or go online:

Check-in 3:00 PM / Check-out 11:00 AM

  • Complimentary Wireless Internet
  • Complimentary Access to Fitness Center
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service from Airport to Hotel

Registration Policies

NABE Membership: Membership in NABE is not required to attend the Workshop but encouraged. To join, click here.

Registration: Registrations received after September 14 will be accepted to the degree additional registrants can be accommodated. Names of late registrants may not be included on the list of attendees available to registrants before the meeting.

Cancellations: All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to Rebecca Green-Jablonsky at A full refund will be applied to cancellations received on or before September 14. A $25 service fee will apply to cancellations received September 15 through September 19. Refunds of 50 percent will be applied to cancellations received September 20 through September 25. Refunds for cancellations received after September 25 cannot be granted.


The NABE Communications Section Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to deserving section members wishing to attend the annual workshop but whose bar associations have limited financial resources. The full scholarship is reimbursement of up to $500 in expenses and waiver of registration fees.  For the 2018 workshop, up to three scholarships may be awarded.

The scholarship program’s guidelines require applicants be members in good standing and satisfy some, if not all, of the following criteria:

  • have not previously received scholarship assistance from the committee;
  • have not attended a section workshop in the past five years;
  • are not able to attend without financial assistance;
  • are new to bar association work;
  • would increase racial/ethnic diversity of the section;
  • would be likely to remain active in the section

Scholarship applications are due on Friday, August 24, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern. The application form is available here. Instructions for submission are on the form. Contact Francine Walker: for questions.


Interested in sponsoring the 2018 NABE Communications Section Workshop? Please follow this link to view sponsorship packages.

About Omaha, NE

Sightseeing & Restaurants: Visit to plan your trip!

Temperature: The average low is 43 F and high is 65 F in October. More about the weather here.

Transportation: OMA Epply Airfield is approximately 20 minutes to and from the Hilton Omaha. Taxis downtown area hotels are $11-$15. Click here to view information about the Omaha Metro.

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