2022 Annual Conference

Registration for the 2022 NMPW Conference is now open! The Courtyard by Marriott in Farmington is the conference hotel, and several other locations in and around Farmington are available for optional events.
                   Scroll down for details, pricing, and hotel information.

To register electronically, send an email to NMW Treasurer Loretta Hall indicating what you want to register for (full conference, member dues, meals for guests, Acoma tribal court session). You will receive an invoice by email that you can pay online.

Or you can register by mail using the downloadable form and mailing it with a check payable to NMPW. If you want to attend the Acoma tribal court session, email Loretta Hall to reserve a spot (tell her you are registering by mail).

Here is the conference schedule:

Listening to Native American Voices: Past and Present
March 10-12, 2022 New Mexico Press Women Conference
Courtyard by Marriott, Farmington, NM (Scroll down for registration information)

Thursday, March 10, 2022

9:00 – 12:00 Pueblo of Acoma Tribal Court (w/ Hon. Randolph M. Collins, Chief Judge, and Judge William Johnston) (limit of 10; NMPW Members Only; be sure to add this free item to your registration purchase if you want to attend.)

Drive to Farmington (I-40 West – 371 North); Check into Marriott

3:00 – 4:00 Tour of Riverside Nature Center, Browning Parkway, Farmington

Dinner on your own

Friday, March 11, 2022

9:30 – 11:00 Tour of Salmon Ruins & Heritage Park, 6131 Hwy 64, Bloomfield, NM

11:30 – 1:30 NMPW Member lunch on your own; NMPW Board meeting @ Restaurant

2:00 – 3:00 Lecture by Alex Benally, Medicine Man and owner of Alex Benally’s Hogan

3:00 – 4:00 Walking Tour of Downtown Farmington (with Margaret Cheasebro)

4:30 – 6:00 Reception and Presentations at the Connie Gotsch Memorial Theater

Saturday, March 12, 2022

9:00 – 10:00    Annual Meeting

10:15 – 11:30 Covering News and Stories in Tribal Communities: History, Tips, and Resources
Vivian Arviso, Arviso Educational Services;
Tom Arviso, Publisher, Navajo Times:
Cindy Yurth, former reporter, Navajo Times
Noel Lyn Smith, reporter, Daily Times

12:00 – 1:15 Zia Award and Scholarship Luncheon

1:30 – 4:30 Outdoor Explore Farmington Options:
Aztec Ruins (Loretta)
Animas River Walk Trail (Margaret)
Pinon Hills Municipal Golf Course (Sherri) (Fee Paid to Course)

5:00 – 8:00
Guest Speaker: Miss Navajo Nation, 2021-2022, Niagra Rockbridge
Contest Awards and COA Presentation
Installation of 2022-2024 Officers

Conference fees are as follows:
Full conference, 2022 NMPW member*: $150
Full conference, nonmember: $175
Saturday Lunch Only, member*: $45
Saturday Lunch Only, nonmember: $55
Saturday Dinner Only, member*: $75
Saturday Dinner Only, nonmember: $85
*Note that membership in a local chapter does not automatically include membership in NMPW.
If you are not an NMPW member but would like to take advantage of the member discounts, you may join at the time of registration for $20.

Courtyard by Marriott information: The newly renovated hotel is located on the lovely Animas River. Call 505-325-5111 to make your reservation. Tell them you are attending our conference to get the special rate of $89/night (plus tax). A limited number of suites and balcony rooms are available at the same price.

Note: COVID Safety Protocols
1. Masks will be required indoors, except when eating.
2. Participants must to show either their vaccination card or a negative covid-19 test within the past three days.
3. Banquet tables will be set in rounds of 6, instead of rounds of 10, to permit more space between guests.