Conference FAQs

I am a substitution/replacement for someone who has already registered, what do I need to do?

Please click on this link and register the person who will be attending the conference. At the bottom, under Payment Selection, you will be asked “Why is this registration complimentary?” You will select “Replacement” and type in the name of the person you are replacing.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laura Gerhart at 719-419-6918

Do I need to register online for the seminars and incident debriefs?

Yes, you do need to register for seminar or debriefs at the conference.

May I use someone else’s NTOA membership number to register for a course or conference?


If I am a NTOA member and register for a course, does my NTOA membership get extended?

No, your membership will still expire at the regularly scheduled time. However, keep in mind that as a result of your existing membership, you paid a discounted price for your course or conference registration.

Does a team membership provide discounts on stand-alone training courses and conferences?

No. This option was eliminated in 2019. Only individual members receive discounts on training courses.

How do I register for the hotel(s)?

Please visit the lodging pages under the event you are attending.


What are the onsite registration hours and location for attendees?

Attendees will be able to start self-check Saturday 7th after 2pm.  Please have your confirmation email with the QR scan code or Wallet Pass


What are the Trade Show days, hours and location?

Trade Show Location

Kansas City (MO) Convention Center

Trade show hours and setup hours are as follows:

Sunday – Sept 8, 2024 – 11:00am – 5:00pm
Monday – Sept 9, 2024– 10:00am – 5:00pm

Friday, Sept 6, 2024 – 1:00pm – 4:30pm (Large Exhibitor Move-In Only)
Saturday, Sept 7, 2024 – 8:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday, Sept 8, 2024 – 8:00am – 9:30am

Will begin Monday, Sept 9, 2024 at show closing (5:00pm)

How do I contact my instructor if I have a question about class?

You may go to the student registration desk or the NTOA office and provide your identification so that your registration can be confirmed. Staff will then be able to provide you information to contact your instructor.

Can law enforcement, military or first responders walk the trade show for no charge?

Yes. Please go to the student registration desk and provide your government identification. NTOA staff will provide a pass to allow you access to the trade show. You may also attend the trade show seminars that are inside the trade show. Attendance is first-come, first-served.

Who can submit a workshop proposal for NTOA Conferences and how do I submit one?

Anyone can submit a proposal. You may email Laura Gerhart and ask that the proposal link be sent to you.