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 Export to Your Calendar 9/25/2019 to 9/27/2019
When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - Friday, September 27, 2019
Where: Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower
1360 W Mall Dr.
Cleveland, Ohio 
United States
Contact: Emma Buell

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Join us at the NABE Communications Section 2019 Workshop – NABECOMM ROCKS! in Cleveland, Ohio  - for a variety of educational networking opportunities, plenaries and workshop session topics from media training, advertising, marketing and social media strategies, photo and video on a budget and so much more.

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The 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 16)

$295 Communications Section Member
$345 Non-Section Member

Late Registration

$395 Communications Section Member
$445 Non-Section Member

Guest Registration

$80 Guest Fee - Wednesday Dinner & Event
$18 Guest Fee - Wednesday Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Tour


*Please note that Tuesday night under the hotel block is sold out. Plenty of rooms are still available for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights, however. Linked below are other hotels near the Marriott for alternate lodging options:

Marriott Cleveland Downtown at Key Tower, 1360 West Mall Drive, Cleveland, OH 44114

The workshop room rate is $175/night plus tax under the NABE housing block.

The deadline to secure rooms under the NABE housing block and receive the group rate is Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, 11:59 PM (CST). To make reservations, by phone or online:

Check-in 3 p.m. / Check-out 12 p.m.

  • Complimentary Wireless Internet
  • Complimentary Access to Fitness Center & Spa on 3rd Floor

Registration Policies

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

Registration: Registrations received after Sept. 2, 2019, 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 August 30. A $25 service fee will apply to cancellations received August 31 through September 6. Refunds of 50 percent will be applied to cancellations received September 7 through September 13. Refunds for cancellations received after September 13 cannot be granted.


The NABE Communications Section is proud to offer 3 scholarships available for attendance to the 2019 Communications Section Workshop. The scholarship includes a registration fee waiver and up to $500 in reimbursement for travel expenses. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must be a Section Member in good standing. Click here to download the Scholarship Application. Applications must be received no later than August 12, 2019 and emailed to Francine Walker at


Interested in sponsoring the 2019 NABECOMM Workshop? Please follow this link to view sponsorship packages.

About Cleveland, OH

Sightseeing & Restaurants: Visit to plan your trip!

Temperature: The average low is 61 F and high is 74 F in September. More about the weather here.

Transportation: Hopkins International is approximately 15-20 minutes to and from the Marriott. Taxi rates to downtown area hotels are available here. View information about the Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.

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