Hospitality, Alumni and Special Events

The 2012 NRA Conference Planning Committee is happy to announce a variety of Hospitality Events which will be occurring at this year’s conference.  If your chapter or division is planning an event, please let us know and we can add the information to this page!  All times are based on central time zone.

Thursday, August 23th

NRA Past President Meeting

5:00 p.m. 

Past NRA Presidents are invited to join this meeting. Location to be determined at the conference, please contact NRA President Sara Sundeen for suite number. For those who cannot attend in person, arrangements have been made for a conference line.

Friday, August 24th

NRA President's Reception, Silent Auction & Exhibit Hall

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join your fellow NRA members at the President's Reception which will be held Friday August 24th in the exhibit hall.  Enjoy yourself while networking with members and guests of this year’s conference.

IIT College of Psychology Rehabilitation Networking Reception

8:30 p.m.– 10:00 p.m.
Sponsored by IIT College of Psychology - Join IIT Rehab Alumni and Friends for Networking and Cocktails

Saturday, August 25th

Invitation only Session - Vocational Rehabilitation Return on Investment Focus Group
11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Summary of Session: The main purpose of this session is to collect information from selected stakeholders interested in Return on Investment (ROI) for the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program. Prior to attending the conference, we will require focus group participants to review a one-hour webinar designed to familiarize them with the VR-ROI model we are developing. We hope to determine if the ROI model is something stakeholders see as useful, and to learn what elements require clarification.

Illinois Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Please join fellow professionals from the Illinois Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals at our hospitality suite for food, fun, and fellowship on Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call Ed Steffan at for additional information. We look forward to seeing you there.

NRA Awards Banquet

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Awards Banquet and Entertainment

Join your fellow NRA members at the NRA Awards Banquet where we recognize individuals and organizations for their efforts in furthering the misison of NRA: promoting the "ethical and state of the art practice in rehabilitation with the goal of the personal and economic independence of persons with disabilities". 

The White Sox

The White Sox and the National Rehabilitation Association would like to offer specially priced tickets to those attending the NRA Conference. Discounted tickets have been set aside for the White Sox series against the Seattle Mariners. Tickets are discounted from $10 off to Half-Price!  See attached order form.  You can also visit to get discounted tickets


Deanna Arbuckle,
Jun 13, 2012, 7:07 AM