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The 45th annual NAOSMM conference and tradeshow will be held in Spokane, WA, July 22 – July 27, 2018, and will be held at Hotel RL Spokane at the Park, 303 W. North River Dr., Spokane, WA  99201

Every summer, NAOSMM is host to a conference and trade show that is filled with workshops and seminars that will help you keep abreast of the current topics, trends, and issues at the forefront of our industry and your personal development. Our trade show has approximately 60 vendors, and allows members to preview new products and meet vendor representatives. 
Come meet in the beautiful state of Washington, at the 2018 NAOSMM Conference & Trade Show!
  • Two full days of education and professional development in Spokane.
    • The educational seminars and rountable discussions will help you perform your job more efficiently, economically and safely.
    • Discuss current topics in regulations facing the Scientific Materials Manager.
    • Round Table discussions can help solve a dilemma you are facing today.
  • Two half-days exclusively for trade show and vendor interaction
    • The exclusive time set aside for the trade show allows you to interact with sales representatives and see new products and innovations.
    • Find new vendors and develop and enhance relationships with current vendors.
    • The vendor representatives at the trade show value your feedback to improve their products and services.
    • Quality time with vendors can save you and your company time and money.
    • Interact with other NAOSMM members and find out what vendors value and why.
  • Network with peers in academia, research and industry
    • NAOSMM is a welcoming group whose members are eager to network and learn from each other as well as our invited speakers.
    • The camaraderie with peers is a priceless benefit and has drawn many members back to conferences year after year.
    • Receptions and evening activities provide opportunity for continued networking and learning with peers and vendors. 


The Spokane International Airport (GEG) is 15 minutes away, and the hotel provides a free shuttle.  If you need the shuttle, call the hotel (509-326-8000) after getting your baggage. 

If it turns out to be an average July, you can expect 80’s during the day, and high 50’s at night. Interesting places to walk by the Spokane River are right outside the door, including a bridge over the river which is occasionally shut down when the river is too high.  Called Riverfront Park, 100 acres in size, this park has paths on both sides of the river and a century old Clock tower, which is a Spokane landmark.  The beautiful Manito Park and the Finch Arboretum are also nearby.

If you visit, you can download a visitor’s guide, and learn about the many fun things to do in the area.  Spokane is close to the great outdoors, and hiking, biking, camping, and beautiful lakes are not far away.   If you can extend your stay, consider going camping in western Montana, the northern Idaho Panhandle, many places in Washington State, and see some of the most awesome country in the world.

A major boom town in the early 1900’s, a town that had street lights before San Francisco did, Spokane has an interesting history, and is now a 420 friendly city.  Welcome to the free thinking independent West!  Welcome to Spokane.