International Attendees

(Attendees from countries other than the USA or Canada)
Coordinator: Mary Tikalsky, CFRE, YMCA of the USA, mary.tikalsky@ymca.net
Coordinator: Nancy Short, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, nancy.short@ymca.net
Advisor: Renata Ferrari, YMCA of the USA, renata.ferrari@ymca.net

Note: Complimentary Spanish translation is available for the Thursday and Friday General Session Luncheons, and selected workshops to be identified in advance on this website at a later date. Sign-up for translation services on the registration form.

Welcome Station at Y-USA International Booth

Wed - Friday
To make onsite check-in easier for International Attendees, go directly to the Y-USA International Booth, your Official Welcome Station, upon your arrival at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. It will located next to the NAYDO Registration/Information Center. 

Meet and Greet Moment

Wednesday, April 3
4:30 - 4:45 pm

Gather by your network's flag (also the Y-USA International Booth Welcome Station) to meet and greet other attendees. The first 50 international attendees to arrive for the Meet and Greet Moment will received an International ribbon.

Power Hour

Wednesday, April 3   
4:45 - 5:45 pm

Gather at the Y-USA International Booth Welcome Station for informal conversation before boarding the bus for the offsite International Reception that evening. 

International Reception

Wednesday, April 3   
5:45 - 9:00 pm (Bus leaves JW Marriott at 5:45 and returns by 9:00 pm)


All international attendees are invited to an opening evening offsite reception that has become a NAYDO tradition. You won't want to miss an evening at the YMCA at the Athenaeum. Confirm your attendance in advance with Mary Tikalsky, mary.tikalsky@ymca.net, to ensure that we have enough food at the Y and seats on the bus! 
Designated Seating at Thursday & Friday General Sessions Luncheons
Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5
Noon - 1:45 pm

Enough tables will be reserved for both General Session Luncheons to accommodate all international attendees so you can sit together.
Thursday Night Dinner Option with Conference Attendees
American and Canadian conference attendees can signup this year to join international attendees for dinner. NAYDO realized that we were offering opportunities for international attendees to connect with each other but not providing options for international attendees to connect with Americans and Canadians. It is entirely optional. Contact Mary Tikalsky, mary.tikalsky@ymca.net, in advance if you would like to participate in one of these small group dinners.
Global Philanthropy Forum
Friday, April 5 (during Round 7)     
3:30 - 4:45 pm

Under the leadership of Mary Tikalsky, Director, Y-USA World Service, and Renata Ferrari, Y-USA Senior Director of Global Advancement, this interactive session will provide the opportunity for international attendees to discuss innovative ideas from the NAYDO Conference as well as successes and challenges in YMCA fundraising and resource mobilization in the participating countries and regions of the world. Participants will also discuss strategies on how to intergrate the NAYDO experience in the local/global YMCA context and how NAYDO can continue to help advance global philanthropy in North America and worldwide. Certificates of participation will be presented to all international attendees.