NTS FAQs

General Information

What is the National Training Seminar (NTS)?

The JAG National Training Seminar (NTS) is the most extensive professional development experience for the JAG National Network. Members of JAG gain inspiration, deeper skill sets, and robust professional networks with leading JAG Specialists, managers, trainers, and administrators from across the United States.

When does NTS begin and end?

NTS is happening from July 8-12, 2024. There are two different programs JAG Launchpad (Pre-NTS) and NTS. JAG Launchpad happens Monday, July 8 – Wednesday. July 10 (2.5 days) and NTS happens Wednesday, July 10 – Friday, July 12 (2.5 days). If you are coming for both JAG Launchpad and NTS, we encourage people to travel in Sunday, July 7 and make travel arrangements after 1:00 PM (PDT) on Friday, July 12, in order to participate in the Closing Awards Brunch fully.

What is JAG Launchpad?

Previously called Pre-NTS, this pre-conference launch allows participants to join us for classroom-style content deep dives from industry experts and our JAG National Faculty. Courses for New Specialists, New Managers, Leadership and Business Essentials Staff, and those enrolling in the JAG Advantage Launchpad sessions will begin on Monday, July 9 at 9:00 am. 

Where is NTS being held?

Flamingo Las Vegas
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S

Las Vegas, NV 89109

Where can I make my hotel reservation? 

JAG is providing a discounted room rate for JAG Launchpad and NTS attendees. You can book your room using this link. The reservation deadline is June 6. 

Room Rate: $110-$120 per night plus 13.38% state and local tax and $25 resort fee.

What is the dress code?

The dress code for the conference is business casual. For the Opening and Closing plenary sessions, business professional attire is encouraged. 

What is the weather like in Las Vegas, NV during the meeting dates?

July weather in Las Vegas ranges from a high of 107F to a low of 67F. Las Vegas is a desert city and runs hot in the summer months so we advise that you drink plenty of water.  

Is there accessibility for persons with disabilities?
The goal of the Flamingo Las Vegas is to meet every person’s needs. For people who require accommodations, this means providing a fully accessible environment. The hotel complies with the regulations set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). More details can be found on the accessibility portion of the hotel’s website by navigating to the Property Details portion and reviewing the Accessibility Information tab. Please make special arrangements ahead of time by contacting the hotel concierge.  

Who do I contact if I have hotel and travel inquiries, meeting programming and/or general meeting questions?
Please send all inquiries to events@jag.org

Registration Information

What is the cost of NTS registration?

Cost of registration for the full week (Launchpad + NTS) is $749 per person. 

The cost for NTS only (Wednesday – Friday)  is $549 per person. 

What is the onsite payment policy at NTS?

Payments for those who have registered online will be accepted onsite via credit card payment. Walk-up registration is not available for JAG Launchpad or NTS.

How can I register for NTS?

You can register for NTS by completing the registration form here

What is the registration deadline?

The registration deadline is June 6, 2024. 

Will I receive a refund if I cancel?

If you cancel prior to the June 6 deadline, you will receive a refund minus a $25 administrative fee. No refunds are available after June 6, 2024. 

What if we need to add, remove, or replace a team member?
If a team member needs to be added, removed, or replaced, contact Erika Hernandez at events@jag.org by June 6. Changes made after June 6 cannot be guaranteed.

Am I able to pay for registration fees via credit card?

Registration can be paid via PayPal. You will be prompted to enter your payment information in the PayPal portal when completing the registration process.

What meals are provided as part of my registration?  

Meals during Launchpad include lunch on Monday, and Tuesday, and brunch on Wednesday, as well as coffee each morning. For NTS, registration includes lunch on Thursday, breakfast on Friday, and morning coffee.

 

Travel Information

What is the closest airport to the Flamingo Las Vegas? 

Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport, 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

What are my transportation options once I arrive? 

Hotel Shuttle: A hotel shuttle is not provided to and from the nearby airports.

Parking: The Flamingo Las Vegas offers self-parking and valet parking options. 

On-Site Parking Daily: $15

Valet Daily: $20

Rideshare: Rideshare applications like Lyft and Uber offer pickup and drop-off transportation services for passengers at the Las Vegas airport. Estimated costs for rideshare to and from the airport and hotel are about $25-50, one way. 

Passengers who have requested rides through the Lyft and Uber apps should follow signs for ground transportation and baggage claim. Rideshare pickup is facilitated on the Valet Level of the T3 Parking Garage. 

  • Please wait to request your ride until after you’ve claimed your luggage at baggage claim.
  • Please use the designated crosswalks to the passenger pickup area and be aware of vehicle traffic in the area.
  • Ride app drivers are not allowed to solicit customers, and payment is made within the mobile app.
  • Rides may only be requested through the mobile apps.
  • Before you get into a ride app vehicle, make sure the license plate, car make and model, and driver name match what is in the app. 

Taxicabs: Taxicabs are readily available and serve the Las Vegas area. Check with your taxicab company of choice (or with your driver at the airport) for more information on fares and destinations served. 

 

General Safety Tips for Navigating a City

Traveling to a new place or city is exciting! Here are some tips to keep you safe, so you can enjoy all that Las Vegas has to offer.

  • Stay Alert and Aware: Remain attentive and aware of your surroundings and avoid being distracted by your phone. 
  • Keep Valuables Secure: Keep your belongings secure and out of sight, especially in crowded areas. Consider using a cross-body bag or keeping wallets and phones in the front pockets of your pants. 
  • Plan Your Route: Before heading out, familiarize yourself with the area and plan your route. 
  • Use Trusted Transportation: Opt for reputable transportation services such as licensed taxis, rideshare apps, or public transit when moving around the city. Verify the identity of your driver and ensure the vehicle matches the description provided.

Stay Connected: Keep connected with the group you are traveling with. Make sure you have everyone’s number and check in with one another throughout the day. Having a group chat is an easy way to keep everyone in the loop and share information.