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Houston, here we come!

Add this to your summer schedule: The 2023 NCRA Conference & Expo is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Houston Downtown in Houston, Texas, from July 27-30. Registration opens in early April, but you can start planning your trip now.

Schedule and networking events

A tentative schedule of sessions, networking events, and training workshops — and more — is posted on the NCRA Conference & Expo event page. More details are coming soon. The Conference is designed for everyone from novices like students and professionals who have just started their careers to more seasoned professionals who want to stay abreast of the latest trends in the profession, gain valuable takeaways from educational sessions, and network with others.


The NCRA Conference & Expo is being held at the Hyatt Regency Houston Downtown, centrally located near professional sports and music venues. Hotel room reservations will be available when Conference registration opens with a special NCRA discounted room block. Attendees are reminded to book their rooms early, as the NCRA room block has filled up early in the past two years.


We are excited to welcome you to Houston, Texas. Now is the time to book your tickets to tour the Space Center Houston, see the Astros play, or purchase a museum pass. Check out the Visit Houston website to plan your visit.

Sponsors & exhibitors

The annual NCRA Conference & Expo is the flagship NCRA networking event of the year. Members, firm owners, and other industry professionals gather to exhibit, present, learn, and network. Take a look at our sponsors and the exhibitors who will be joining us in the already sold-out NCRA Expo Hall.

Come early to attend these special sessions (separate registration required)

Firm Owners Focus – Thursday, July 27

Based on the popular Firm Owners Business Summit, this full-day event hosted by NCRA is specifically geared toward owners and managers of firms. Plan to come early for sessions on finances, building your business, and more. Enjoy networking and building connections with other business leaders at this stellar learning experience.

Speed and Realtime Contests – Wednesday, July 26, and Thursday, July 27

Sign up to compete in this year’s Speed Contest (held on Wednesday) or the Realtime Contest (held on Thursday) or just stop by to cheer on your colleagues as they stretch their skills as champions.

Speed Contest – Wednesday, July 26, 9-10 a.m. for dictation. Transcription time follows.

 3 legs of:

  • 220 wpm Literary
  • 230 wpm Legal Opinion
  • 280 wpm Testimony (2 voice)

Realtime Contest – Thursday, July 27, 1-2:30 p.m.

2 legs of:

  • 220 wpm Literary
  • 225 wpm Q&A

Vendor Training Workshops – Thursday, July 27

The most frequent advice from the tech-savvy is to know your software inside and out. And here’s your chance to take a deep dive into your software with trainers from Stenograph or Advantage Software/ Eclipse. Come in early for an intensive half-day of training.

Captioning and Realtime Boot Camps – Thursday, July 27

Improve your realtime by registering for one of two workshops led by captioning experts. These two Boot Camps will teach you what you need to know to expand your skills in the legal arena and provide you with the groundwork for a leap to broadcast and CART captioning.

Registration for the 2023 NCRA Conference & Expo, including add-on special sessions, opens in early April. Watch your email and the JCR Weekly for opening announcements. Additional information can be found on the Conference FAQ page.

For additional questions about the 2023 NCRA Conference & Expo, please email