2019 Buddy Program

Are you a First Time Conference Attendee?

Are you eager to connect with colleagues from around the country?


Have you attended a few NMEA Conferences?

Would you like to help welcome new NMEA members to our organization and this year’s conference?

NMEA Buddy Program

2018 Buddy Lunch in Long Beach, CA

2018 Buddy Lunch in Long Beach, CA

The NMEA Buddy Program is designed to welcome first time attendees by linking them with NMEA members who have previously attended conferences. Buddy pairs will be given contact information (phone, e-mail) in advance to allow for introduction prior to the conference. While at the conference, pairs will meet in person at the Buddy Lunch on Monday, July 22nd. Pairs may decide to meet up at other times during the conference following Monday’s buddy activities. Some buddy pairs choose to stay in contact following the conference, sharing resources or collaborating on projects.

To be assigned a Buddy, check the First-time or Veteran box on the conference registration form. 

Buddies will be matched up by July 3rd. After that time, we cannot guarantee a buddy partner.