Wednesday Evening - Awards Night at Andrew Jackson's The Hermitage
Join all three organizations for Awards Night at the home of the 7th President of the United States, Andrew Jackson from 5:30 – 6:30pm. Afterwards, enjoy cocktails in the visitor’s center, visit the award winning exhibit “Born for A Storm,” and tour the Hermitage — the formal gardens, grounds and the tomb of President and Rachel Jackson. Partake of dinner at your leisure in the Cabin-by-the-Spring. Dress to impress but wear comfortable shoes for touring the grounds.
Thursday - Buses will leave the hotel at 1:15 and WILL NOT return to the hotel until AFTER the evening event. Plan to bring everything you will need for the afternoon and evening with you.
We encourage you to wear GREEN and celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Nashville!!
Thursday Afternoon - Off-site sessions around downtown Nashville
Buses will transport conference delegates to downtown Nashville for a number of different tours. After, buses will travel to the Heard Library at Vanderbilt University for a tour of their exhibits and a reception.
Thursday Evening - Auction and Dinner at Musician's Hall of Fame and Museum
Enjoy cocktails and view one of Nashville’s newest museums, including the just added Grammy Museum. From 7-9pm enjoy dinner and the always entertaining live auction. 2 buses will return to the hotel after dinner and the auction.
Thursday Late Night - History and Honky Tonk Tour (Optional)
Jenn Harrman, Marketing Coordinator for the Tennessee Preservation Trust, has designed a self-guided educational pub crawl of downtown Nashville’s historic bars. Experience Nashville’s history, from politics and country music to prohibition, brothels and gambling, through the historic buildings along lower Broadway and Printer’s Alley. Any food or beverages purchased are on your own and not included in the conference fee.
Final bus will return to the hotel at 11pm. If you miss the bus, you are responsible for your own transportation back to the hotel.
| || Don't Forget These Items: |
1. Comfy clothes and shoes
There’s a lot of walking, bag-carrying, sitting, standing, and networking going on, and you want to be comfy while you're doing it. Throw in a light sweater for those chilly session rooms.
2. Business cards
For all those networking connections you're going to make, bring a stack. Keep all the ones you get in a separate space, and maybe make a note on the back to remind you who's who.
3. A notebook and pens
You'll want to take notes during those inspiring sessions. If you're more tech savvy, bring your tablet or laptop.
4. A good bag
You'll be picking up brochures and goodies from exhibitors, and papers from sessions, plus you can stash your wallet, phone, session program, snacks and more in one place.
Other things to remember:
Gum or mints
Chargers for all your electronics
Brochures from your site
Weather: Right now, the forecast is looking like perfect spring weather, with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s, and only a slight chance of showers. Of course, we all know that is subject to change between now and Wednesday! Keep up to date with the forecast HERE. And keep your fingers crossed!
We Wish Everyone Safe Travels, and We'll See You In Nashville!!