NATS 55th National Conference - Las Vegas 2018


Join Us in Las Vegas | June 22-26, 2018

The biennial NATS National Conference attracts NATS members and others from around the world to share in programs, demonstrations, lectures, master classes and competitions that help celebrate the art of singing and increase knowledge of teachers to help them better assist their students.

Advertise! Exhibit! Sponsor!

Make your plans to exhibit at the NATS 55th National Conference. Take this opportunity to promote your products and services to more than 1,000 voice professionals. 

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Call for Presentations

Thank you to all of the NATS members and friends who have submitted presentation proposals for the 2018 National Conference. The call for presentations has closed, with close to 175 proposals received. Thanks to your great work, we look forward to announcing an exciting conference program in early August.

Call for Poster Papers

NATS members and friends are invited to submit abstracts for presentation consideration in poster paper format at the 55th National Conference in Las Vegas, June 22-26, 2018. Submissions will be reviewed after the deadline of December 1, 2017. John Nix, Coordinator, will notify everyone who made a submission early next year.

To get started, please click the link below.

Call for Poster Papers - Vegas 2018  

Conference Site

Tropicana_las_vegas-web_DTbyH_Logos.pngThe 55th NATS National Conference will be held at the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel.

Tropicana Las Vegas provides a casually elegant experience on the Las Vegas Strip just minutes from the airport, convention centers and top entertainment stadiums. After a complete South Beach-inspired transformation, our resort is now one of the best casino hotel properties with all-new rooms and suites, a casino, award-winning restaurants, a spa and fitness center and first-class entertainment.  

Address: 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

The special attendee room rate for this event is $115* and this rate includes complimentary WI-fi and parking.
*Average per night based on a 5-night stay (rate is higher on weekend days).

Reservation details will be posted in the fall of 2017.

Support NATS and Volunteer!

We depend on our volunteers! Members, students, and friends are invited to assist us in all areas of event operations for the 55th National Conference in Las Vegas. This is a great way to meet new people and have fun during the conference! Thank you to our past volunteers who have committed their service to NATS, and to our future volunteers.

  • SNATS members or student volunteers who contribute 15 hours will receive a complimentary student registration for the conference ($125 value). NATS Teachers are encouraged to help their students sign up for this educational opportunity.
  • ALL VOLUNTEERS will receive a limited edition NATS t-shirt and the satisfaction of knowing you played an important role at the national conference.
  • Lots of choices! Volunteer your time in Registration; as a Session Monitor; as a Welcome Ambassador; as Volunteer Support Staff; or assisting in other areas such as social media.

If you would like to join us in Las Vegas in 2018 and volunteer, please email  at the NATS National Office or call 904-992-9101 to get signed up. Check back here soon for more information on volunteering at the conference.  

2018 Conference Planning Committee

Tod Fitzpatrick, Program Chair
Linda Snyder, President
Norman Spivey, Past President
Karen Brunssen, President Elect
Allen Henderson, Executive Director
Alphonse Anderson, Coordinating Committee Chair

Local Committee Members:
Chadley Ballantyne, Registration Coordinator
Kimberly James, NSA Assistant Coordinator
Linda Lister, Guest Artist Coordinator
Carol Ann Modesitt, Singers/Pianists Coordinator
John Nix, Poster Paper Session Coordinator
Ashley Stone, Volunteer Coordinator
William McCullough, Stage Management for Plenary Sessions