Ask the Chairman
Q. How did the national committee decide on Michigan
State University as the site of the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference?
A. The national committee is preparing to host the largest NOAC in history as
part of the Centennial celebration of the Order of the Arrow. Finding the right
site, which meets the needs of our guests and ensures the best conference
experience for everyone, is a complicated process that includes a lot of
criteria. For instance, we look at a site's capacity (for 2015 we need a venue
that can accommodate 10,000 Arrowmen), location (something accessible to as many
Arrowmen as possible), and facilities.
Above all else, the committee wanted to hold the conference at a location that
is familiar to our staff and guests. Because our national events staff already
has a strong relationship with the staff at Michigan State University, we can
continue working with the university to improve upon the 2012 conference
experience. Our goal is to host the best, largest and most memorable NOAC in the
Order's history to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow
and MSU is the best venue for us to achieve this goal.