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There is nothing quite like getting to meet in person. We’re ready to be back together again in 2022 in Cincinnati! We're planning in-person and online options for NatStart22. Find out more below and mark your calendars now!

Save the date for July 27-30, 2022, and let your friends and colleagues know you’ll be joining us for #NatStart22!


The conference will be held at Graduate Cincinnati, a newly renovated hotel and event venue located on the University of Cincinnati campus. The conference venue is located at 151 Goodman Street, Cincinnati, OH, just minutes from downtown and all of its local attractions. 

The Graduate has on-site dining (including Fiona’s, a restaurant named after Cincinnati Zoo’s famous hippo!); complimentary wifi; beautiful outdoor spaces including a patio, gardens, and an outdoor fountain; and award-winning conference facilities. 

Tentative Schedule 

  • Wednesday July 27: Workshops and Pre-Conference Meetings, Conference Kick-Off
  • Thursday and Friday July 28-29: Concurrent and Plenary Sessions
  • Saturday July 30: Site Visits of Nature-Based Programs

Call for Proposals

Watch for a call for proposals in December 2021.

Book a Room

Book a room at a discounted rate of $139/night by following this link or by calling 844-888-4723 and asking for the Natural Start Alliance Annual Conference rate. This rate applies to stays July 27-July 31. 

To take advantage of the discounted rate, you must book your room by July 1, 2022.

Book your room here

Check-in time is after 4:00 pm EST and check-out time is before 11:00 am. Special arrangements can be made to guarantee early check-in or late check-out prior to your arrival at a half-day rate based upon availability.


Graduate Cincinnati has accessible sleeping rooms and other accessible amenities. When booking your hotel room, you can request specific aids or services required for your stay. 

Find more information on accessibility here. 

Getting There & Parking

Fun fact: Cincinnati is located within a day's drive of about half of the country’s total populace! 

The hotel has a conveniently located covered parking structure on-site. Self-parking is available for $10 per night. Daytime parking exceeding four hours is available for $10. 

If you are traveling from farther away, the closest airport is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), located a 30-minute drive from Graduate Cincinnati. 

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

COVID-19 Updates & Information

Review the latest information on how Graduate Hotels are keeping guests safe and comfortable. We will provide more details about COVID safety plans and policies as the event approaches.

Cincinnati Attractions

Check out the Graduate’s recommendations for 8 Things to do in Cincinnati, Ohio for activity ideas in and around the city, including where to get the best ice cream!  

Don’t Be a “No Show”

If you have a confirmed room reservation and find that you are unable to attend the conference, be sure to notify the hotel as soon as possible to cancel your reservation. This will make it possible for another conference participant to book the room.

Spread the Word: 

@NaturalStartAlliance just announced #NatStart22 will be in Cincinnati! Mark your calendars for July 27-30, 2022 and get ready to learn, network, and have fun with friends and colleagues in the name of nature-based early learning! Visit to learn more. 


Questions? Contact us at [email protected]