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Three. Two. One. Lift off! Registration now open for the 2023 NCRA Conference & Expo

Registration is now open for the 2023 NCRA Conference & Expo taking place July 27-30 at the Hyatt Regency Houston Downtown. Register by May 15 to take advantage of discounted full registration pricing. As the largest gathering of court reporters, captioners, and legal video professionals, the NCRA Conference & Expo is the place to reignite your professional pride and reconnect with friends and colleagues. 

“The different sessions are so informative, and you learn so much,” says Rose-Marie Robinson, RPR, a freelancer from Salt Lake City, Utah.They are interactive, and you meet so many wonderful people here who are in the same profession. We are a lonely profession when we are in depositions or in the courtroom where we are by ourselves doing what we do, so it’s a wonderful source of networking, support, and learning.”

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. Full details are coming soon. The Conference is open to  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. Book your hotel room under the special NCRA discounted group rate by July 3* and save even more. Attendees are reminded to book their rooms early, as the NCRA room block has filled up quickly 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.

Sponsor a student

Invest in the future of the profession by making a small donation to help an NCRA student member attend the 2023 NCRA Conference & Expo. Sponsorships options include $50, $100, $200, or other amount. Text the keyword studentHouston to 41444 or donate here.

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 Firm Owners Focus 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.

 Three legs of:

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

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

Two 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.

Additional information can be found on the Conference FAQ page.

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

We look forward to seeing you at the exciting event!

*Special group rates apply for stays between July 24-31 at $169 per night plus taxes.

Hyatt Regency cancellation policy

  • Reservations canceled between 45–31 days prior to arrival date will incur a $75 fee.
  • Reservations canceled within 30 days of arrival date will incur a fee of one night room plus tax rate.