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October 2-4, 2021

Join Us for an Exciting and Informative Conference at the Embassy Suites Downtown Hotel in

Louisville, Kentucky

NIC is inviting member states, non-member states and non-member participants to join us at our Annual Conference in Louisville Kentucky!

If you are interested in attending, submit your registration and make your room reservations soon!

Agenda is attached to the registration packets in the links below.

Member States and Non-Member States Registration packet (this registration is for states who are NIC members and states who are non-members)

Non-Member Participants Registration packet (this registration is for individuals who are not affiliated with a state agency or regulatory board)

Attendees will receive a certificate for proof of attendance that may be used for continuing education credits. If you have questions, please contact us at

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