With a return to Indiana University, new conference programs and the introduction of remote delegates, this NOAC has the potential to be one of the Order of the Arrow’s (OA) best national events.
There will be several conference-wide changes this year:
Medical Form Submissions: Unlike 2015, there will not be a pre-submission system for medical forms. Instead, delegates and staff will bring physical copies.
Region Gatherings: Replacing the Hodag, four region gatherings will be held Thursday night at the conference, the only night that does not have a show. The 2018 region chiefs will collaborate with the Activities & Recreation Committee to provide vision, content and program ideas for the events.
Relaxed Uniform Policy: This year, field uniforms will be required only at the opening, recognition and theme shows.
Sustainability Committee: New this year, the sustainability committee will sit underneath Logistics with its respective region chief acting as its youth lead. The committee is aiming to reduce the environmental impact of the national event and promote sustainability in its programs.
Engagement: First implemented at NEXT: A New Century, the Engagement Committee is new to NOAC and will be responsible for all that impacts the delegate and staff experience. Under this committee, there will be an introduction of an online orientation completed via video and not during the check in process.
Airport Shuttle Information
The NOAC Transportation team has established shuttle service between the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and the Indiana University (IU) Bloomington campus for NOAC contingents and staff. Travel time between the airport and the university is approximately one hour. The shuttle fee is $20.00 one way or $40.00 round trip per person. Contingent and staff shuttle fees will be billed through the National Order of the Arrow Event Registration System (NOAERS) under the “Payment” tab.
View this document for the full details on NOAC airport shuttle transportation.