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Todd Gongwer to Kickoff the 2020 State Conference

Todd Gongwer, Best Selling Author (Lead for God's Sake)  and National Speaker will be our Keynote Speaker for the 2020 Opening General Session on Saturday, April 4th at 5:00.

49th NCADA State Conference

Begins: Saturday, April 4, 2020, at 11:00 AM 
Ends: Tuesday, April 7, 2018, at 11:00 AM

Benton Convention Center
425 North Cherry Street

Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

Contact Information

Roy Turner, CMAA, CIC, JMCC
Phone: 910-409-4787

Leadership Lunch and Learn Speaker on Monday, 4/6/20

Dave Clawson, the head Football Coach at Wake Forest University will be our Lunch and Learn Speaker.

FCA Speaker

Welcome to the 49th NCADA State Conference website. Here you will find all the information about this year's event, registration, agendas, workshops, and much more.

Welcome to the Benton Convention Center and the Marriott  Winston-Salem, site of the 2020 NCADA State Conference and Exhibit Show. The North Carolina Athletic Directors Association is excited to be in Winston-Salem for the first time. This 49th Annual State Conference will host more than 450 active, and retired athletic directors, spouses, guests and exhibitors.

The NCADA State Conference is one of the country’s premier conferences, allowing athletic directors from across the state and Section III an opportunity to network with their peers and gain insight and motivation to return home to administer programs with new knowledge, information, and enthusiasm.

As an athletic director, you are the key to success within your athletic department in your community. Your ability to lead by example sets the standards and expectations of your coaching staff, student-athletes, parents and community members. It’s by setting standards of excellence that Education-Based Athletics continue to prosper. We appreciate your contributions to this profession and applaud you for making a career choice to work with interscholastic student-athletes. Thanks for the work you do.

The NCADA Executive Board is in the process of creating another outstanding conference program this year that features inspiring professional speakers, award recognition, Hall of Fame inductions, face time with NCHSAA personnel, and many opportunities for professional growth (Workshops and NIAAA Leadership Training classes).

While we welcome back attendees who have been to many of the previous 48 conferences, we especially want to welcome our first-time attendees and encourage you to attend the orientation meeting designed to provide beneficial information about the association, mentoring, networking and how to get involved with the NCADA. This meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4th in the Winston 3.

If you would like to receive push notifications of upcoming events during the conference, text "@ncad" to 81010 or (704) 469-4188 and/or send an email to . You can also follow us on Twitter @ncada1970.


You can pay online by check or credit card or pay offline by check payable to:


PO Box 15307

Wilmington, NC 28408

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