GAD Institute

Registration for this GAD Instiute has been closed. For any questions, please reach out to NAR Staff, Chrissy Garavaglia at

The Government Affairs Directors’ Institute is an annual professional development conference for state and local real estate association professionals who provide guidance to and work for associations in the areas of government affairs, political affairs, legislative or regulatory affairs, lobbying, advocacy, RPAC fundraising, campaigns, community outreach and/or all REALTOR® Party initiatives.

2021 GAD Institute

Pre-Conference sessions will be starting at 8:30am MDT on July 20th with the Institute Welcome and Kickoff at 12:00 noon MDT. Sessions will conclude on July 22nd at 5:30pm MDT with GAD Night Out beginning at 6:00 pm MDT . Stay tuned for a more detailed agenda to be posted soon.

  • Date: July 20-22, 2021
  • Location: Denver, Colo.
  • Hotel: Hilton Denver City Center Registration/Hotel
  • Cost: Institute Registration $550/Hotel $229+ Taxes and Fees/night

2021 GAD Institute Presentations

2021 GAD Institute Agenda

The 303 Guide to Denver (A local’s handbook)

Hotel Info

Hilton Denver City Center
1701 California Street
Denver, Colorado 80202

  • Rate: $229 + tax
  • Last day to make a reservation:  the cutoff is June 25, 2021
  • Cancellation Policy:  Rooms must be canceled by 6:00 pm on the day of arrival to avoid penalty
  • Parking:  $32 per day for self-parking;  valet is not available

Registration Information

Friday June 4th is early bird, Friday, Friday June 25th is registration deadline.
Early Bird: $550
Registration after early bird: $600

Registration for this GAD Instiute has been closed. For any questions, please reach out to NAR Staff, Chrissy Garavaglia at

NAR Event Safety Protocols

NAR is committed to keeping the health and safety of our members a top priority. We are implementing these safety protocols to ensure the well-being of our attendees and staff. These safety protocols are subject to change based on updated guidance and requirements from federal, state and local authorities.

We are monitoring the CDC announcements and health authorities in the event a COVID-19 event arises such as government-imposed restrictions or recommendations that apply to in-person events or if there are recommendations or travel advisories that impact non-essential domestic travel within U.S.

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GAD Institute – Future Dates

2021: July 20 – 22, 2021 in Denver, CO
2022: July 19-21, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA

2020 GAD Institute

GADs Give Back

The Marigold Project

The Marigold Project is a private foundation established in 2017 by Nathaniel Rateliff. The Marigold Project supports community and nonprofit organizations working on issues of economic and social justice.

The Marigold Project believes that all people deserve to be treated with respect. In order to move forward together, The Marigold Project seeks to fund strategies that solve problems caused by income inequality, boost civic engagement, spark creativity and expression, offer equitable access to growing and eating good food, and encourage gender and racial justice. 100% of the funds we raise each year will be granted to organizations and initiatives that propel our mission forward.

We know that how we operate in this space is just as important as the work we fund. We pledge to move ahead in humility and curiosity. We are here to learn from those who have spent their lives doing this work; we will call attention to it. We will share it. We will amplify it.
We look forward to supporting historic institutions, brilliant ideas and driven individuals. We are a new funder and we are excited to dig in and learn. We hope you will join us on the road ahead.