President Sablan Reflects on the Conference
I still feel the energy from gathering together in Portland at the NOMA Conference to exchange ideas, foster meaningful connections with the more than 1,550 registrants, listen to the 50+ engaging lectures and transformative workshops and celebrate the outstanding contributions of our 3,565 members from 42 professional chapters and 117 student chapters. Themed “Building Bridges Towards Just and Joyful Futures,” we are reminded of the remarkable progress we’ve achieved together. We have come a long way since our humble beginnings, and our value and relevance are unmistakable in our growing and dynamic membership. Together, we built a rich legacy, overcame formidable barriers, and created bridges over various forms of oppression. The impact of our conference reaches far beyond those few days, resonating in our local communities and echoing through the halls of history. I can absolutely say we lived up to the theme – bridges were built and crossed.