2020 Fall Conference

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 fall conference will be held virtually, in a shortened format on October 19th and 20th. 

NAEP New England is committed to delivering quality professional development content to our membership as well as maintaining the valuable connections we all share as peers in our industry. We are very excited to be delivering this conference to our members virtually and can’t wait to see everyone online!

This year we have partnered with E&I to support our registration. Please use the link below to complete the registration from, indicating which days and times you think you will be able to attend.

Once you register, we will make sure you receive the proper zoom links and all other conference information. 


Our Supplier Partners are welcome to attend all sessions as well. Please use the registration link below.


Conference Schedule and Information:

Date Timeslot Session Title Overview
Monday, October 19 8:30 am – 9:00 am Welcome Remarks Join us in kicking off our conference monday morning for some coffee/tea time and welcoming remarks.
Monday, October 19 9:00 am – 10:00 am COVID-19 Panel Part 1 Part 1 of the COVID-19 panel will focus on procurement strategies and techniques for PPE and other COVID related items, highlighting solutions that we’re implemented at the height of the pandemic and how they can be utlized moving forward
Monday, October 19 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm COVID-19 Panel Part 2 Part 2 of the COVID-19 panel will focus on new working environments and practices in a post COVID-19 workplace
Monday, October 19 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Drop In Social Hour Attendees can drop into the zoom at their leisure. Talk or chat with peers or just listen in to the discussion, social or work topics are welcome. At 5:30, we will settle down and watch an interview with Mike McNamara, Director of Procurement Services at Northeastern.
Monday, October 19 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Durkin Storytime Mike Durkin, well known in our community for his hilarious life storys, will regal us with some of his most infamous
Monday, October 19 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Drop In Social Hour More drop in social time for those more inclined to a later evening
Tuesday, October 20 8:30 am – 9:00 am Coffee Talk with Board The NAEP New England Board will available for coffee talk, ready to answer any NAEP related questions
Tuesday, October 20 9:00 am – 10:00 am Supplier Panel The Supplier Panel will have a focus on how suppliers are handling the current business climate and how procurement representatives can partner better with their supplier counterparts
Tuesday, October 20 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Spend Analytics Strategies Spend Analytics Strategies will focus on simple but effective methods and techniques for identifying spend reduction opportunities, tracking natural spend reductions, and how to identify key tracking metrics
Tuesday, October 20 4:30 pm – 5:15pm Awards, Business Meeting, and Conference Closing We’ll close out the conference with some awards, our annual business meeting and a big thank you for everyone!