56th Annual Convention

January 29-31, 2024

Delta by Marriott, 1635 42nd St. SW, Fargo ND

Keynote Speaker Dick Beardsley

Our Trade Show will be larger than before and have dedicated hours on Monday mid-afternoon, Jan. 29th & Tuesday early afternoon.  We’ll have entertainment Monday evening. Our banquet and live auction is Tuesday evening and breakout sessions are on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday.


Vendors are encouraged to sign up for more booth space or join us!

Check out the map here and email gloria@ndngla.com if you have a preference on your location.

Complete your vendor registration here!  

Consider sponsoring one of the meals or Monday evening entertainment or place an ad in our program here!


The keynote speaker on Tuesday, Jan. 30th will be best-selling author of his autobiography “Staying the Course” and champion in running and in life, Dick Beardsley.  He is a two-time winner of Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth and the winner of the first London Marathon in 1981.  

His topic will be OVERCOMING ADVERSITY.  Life including your work or business can be a series of ups and downs. Nothing can be more demotivating than an individual or organization that reaches the greatest of highs and then falls to the lowest of lows.  Dick personally knows in an incredibly powerful way how this feels and how to climb back up to greatness again, going from world class athlete at the top of his field to confessed drug addict, falling to the depth of the valley.  Dick shares in a personal and poignant way how to get back to the top of the mountain again. 

Breakout session topics include:


CONVENTION SCHEDULE:  Check out the schedule here!

Attendees may register here!

Display Contest & Landscape Contest

Please consider entering our Display Contest and our Landscape Contest to be announced at our NDNGLA Convention January 30, 2024.  Deadline: Dec. 29, 2023.  

Submit your entries here!


Please bring an item for our auctions.  All proceeds go to scholarships!


Room rates are available. Reasonable rates are available here through 12/29/23.   Call 701-277-9000 and ask for NDNGLA block of rooms.