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Airfare Information


Travel Leaders is the official travel agency of the NFHS and the NIAAA and can offer services of professional travel consultants to help you with your travel plans to the National Athletic Directors Conference in National Harbor. The agency can quickly research airfare options for you.

For airfare quotes:

Ginny Bluhm at Travel Leaders


Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST


Pat Gowan at Travel Leaders


Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT


Car Rental Reservations

We are pleased to have the Enterprise/National car rental agencies offering special discounts to conference attendees. Listed below are the daily rates.


To take advantage of these discounts, simply follow these instructions:

1. Call Enterprise (800-593-0505) or (602-257-4177) or National (800-227-7368) or visit online at or

2. Provide the customer number XZ08037 (For Enterprise, in addition, use the PIN Code: NAT).


Enterprise Rent-A-Car Rental Discount

Enterprise Rent-A-Car will provide its lowest online pricing and take an additional five percent off for all National Athletic Directors Conference attendees.


National Car Rental Rates

Vehicle Class Daily Rates

Intermediate $58.00

Standard $60.00

Full size $61.00

Standard SUV $73.00

Future Conference Dates

December 11-15, 2020

Tampa, Florida

Tampa Convention Center

December 10-14, 2021

Denver, Colorado

Colorado Convention Center

December 9-13, 2022

Nashville, Tennessee

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Meeting Attire

To provide some assistance in planning your wardrobe, all functions held during this conference are casual, with the exception of the Conference Luncheon and Banquet (business casual).

Registration Gift

To help with your planning, this year's conference gift will be a backpack. Please stop by registration gift pick-up on Sunday, December 15 between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., or Monday, December 16, between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. or 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to receive your gift.

Speaker Bios

Dr. Adolph BrownWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Dr. Adolph Brown, III without a doubt, offers the most uniquely inspiring, relevant and entertaining presentations around.  He is an American urban and rural school educator, author, research-scientist, businessman, and keynote speaker.  He is a servant-leader at heart, and is admired around the world for his simple and direct “Real Talk,” and powerful, universal and timeless teachings.  Dr. Brown is best known for inspiring all who hear him to learn, laugh and lead, while simultaneously reducing implicit bias at every turn.  

He is the leading provider of anti-bias training in business and education.  Dr. Brown knows that understanding structural inequities is only the start, however dismantling the foundations from which these structures are built leads to solutions.  He is highly regarded as the "balcony" leadership speaker who gets you from where you are to where you want to be.  Also as a credentialed Master Teacher, he helps teachers reach every student.  As a much sought-after and highly effective Unconscious Bias, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion keynote speaker, Dr. Brown skillfully addresses the impact of stereotypes. He credits much of his success to the luxury of humble beginnings of being reared by a single parent mother in abject poverty of the inner city housing projects infested with gangs, drugs and violence.  His oldest sibling and only brother Oscar was murdered when Adolph was only eleven years old.  Young Adolph often received a respite when he was sent to spend summers with his grandfather in rural farming country, and when he was sent to the library for time-outs in elementary school.  Adolph became the first in his family of five to participate in Head Start, graduate high school, and attend college. 

Nowadays as a Master Teacher, Dr. Adolph Brown shines in the classroom and in research.  He is in the top 1% of world-class scholar teachers based on peer-reviews, nominations, teaching performance, teaching awards, published evaluations and ratings from American’s best schools, colleges and universities. He is recognized as one of the top 10 most influential thought leaders in America. Although he does not consider himself a motivational speaker, he was selected as one of the top motivational and inspirational speakers in America as well. Dr. Adolph Brown is one of the world’s foremost attitude experts, personal development coaches and humorists.

Dr. Brown is the author of acclaimed books, including the international mental wellness best seller, Two Backpacks. Other best sellers authored by Dr. Brown include a business classic - Championship Habits; and the education classic - Real Talk. He is also the co-author with his third grade teacher of a children's book, It's Gonna Be A Great Day! for youth. His trainings have withstood the test of time with audiences all over the world and he is still extremely passionate and committed to helping others "Learn, Laugh & Lead' in all walks of life while spreading “Love, Light and Insight” wherever he goes.

Millions of people and countless business, corporate, early childhood, K-12 primary and secondary education, higher education campus, and family and community engagement clients throughout the world have personally experienced the "Wow" of Dr. Brown’s quiet charisma and introverted personality as he dynamically engages, educates and inspires his audiences from all walks of life. His bridge-building approach is brilliant with a massive power to embrace and bring great hope to the world. His keynotes, lectures and seminars transcend all differences – political, religious, socio-economic, philosophical, gender, lifestyle, generational, etc.


Numerous clients exclaim that they wish there was a way that everyone in the world could hear Dr. Adolph Brown, III. Many also say he’s the best they have ever seen. Dr. Brown remains humble and grateful for his journey. He is most proud to be the husband of Marla and father of eight uniquely beautiful human beings including a special needs daughter.

Kevin Laue | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Nearly seven-feet-tall with flaming red hair, Kevin Laue commands attention simply by walking on stage. His story, however, never fails to hold that attention for audiences of all ages. The first player missing a limb to play NCAA Division 1 basketball, he overcame the early death of his father, a challenging home environment and a legion of critics to become one of the top high school basketball players in his home state of California while earning a scholarship to join the Manhattan College Jaspers.

Employing a mixture of humor, audience participation, and a uniquely strong delivery, he tells the story of a life so extraordinary, it was chronicled in the 2013 Oscar-qualifying documentary Long Shot. The Kevin Laue Story.

His own inspirational journey is used as a jumping off point to examine the challenges faced by others every day and his triumphs help audiences see their own problems in a new light. He shares his story to help change attitudes and perspectives of corporate, faith based, and youth audiences. Kevin’s engaging manner, easy confidence and comfort around others make his presentation a surefire success for audiences of every background and description.

Today, he travels the globe inspiring audiences in Asia, Africa and Europe as well as at home. He has spoken at the United Nations in New York, serves as a spokesperson for Boys and Girls Clubs of New Jersey, and is a board member at New Jersey Special Olympics.