Influence ’11 is just around the corner….

NSA’s annual convention, Influence ’11 is just around the corner!  Have you packed yet?  I leave tomorrow from Prince Edward Island to Los Angeles – then we have NSA Board of Director meetings and then the fun begins!  I can’t wait to see y’all converge in the Lobby of the Anaheim Marriott!  That is the coolest spectacle to see where old friends hug and meet new friends.

Can’t wait to see you in the lobby – and here’s some last minute information:

Get Connected Now  Click here  and “like” Influence ’11 on Facebook to start networking with fellow registrants and learning about all of the cool stuff to look forward to in Anaheim.

Who’s Who  Want to know who else is attending Influence ’11? Click here  to view the attendee list.

 Stay Connected! Get the latest updates and handy reminders before and during the convention by following @influence11  on Twitter.  Our Twitter hashtag is #NSA11. Include this in your tweets to make it easy for people to search for tweets related to the NSA Convention.

Airport Transportation.  Need a lift? Super Shuttle is offering attendees 15% off discounts on all Shared Ride fares and ExecuCar sedan services to and from all Los Angeles area airports. Click here  to reserve your ride!  Depending on which airport you use, bus service varies from $16-$35 one way. Taxi service can be from $35-$85 one way.

Recommended Dress.  Business casual is appropriate during the meeting. You may want to bring a light jacket or sweater to wear during the day as meeting rooms tend to be chilly. Tuesday night’s Awards Gala is cocktail attire – black tie is optional.

Anaheim Weather.  The average high in July and August is 85 degrees, and average low is 62 degrees. There is little to no precipitation during this time of year. But you know hotels….bring a sweater or jacket just in case!

Stay Fit.  Want to get some exercise while out on the road? The hotel’s fitness center provides cardiovascular equipment, free weights and strength training equipment as well as an outdoor pool and is complimentary for all NSA attendees staying at the Marriott.

Pick Up Your Convention Badge a Day Early!  Avoid the long lines and pick up your badge a day early. Come to the NSA registration desk in the ballroom foyer anytime between Noon and 4:30pm on Friday, July 29, to pick-up your badge.

Don’t Forget Your Meal Tickets & Badge!  Meal tickets are required for all plated food functions and the box lunches.  Name badges are required at all the opening reception and continental breakfasts. Be sure to wear yours! Meal tickets will be available to purchase for your guests at the NSA registration desk.
First Time at an NSA Convention?  We have exciting things in store for you!  Plan to attend our “First Timers” reception Saturday, July 30 from 2:00pm – 2:30pm in Grand Ballroom F and session from 2:30pm – 4:00pm in the same room to learn more about NSA and how to make the most of your convention experience! You’ll also receive a special “VIP” ribbon for your name badge to let others know it’s your first NSA meeting.
Take a Picture!  NSA’s flagship book-Paid to Speak-is in airport Hudson newsstands across the country. If you see it on your way to or from Anaheim, take a picture and tweet it with the #NSA11 hashtag. We’ll put everyone who tweets and image of the book and uses the #NSA11 hashtag in a drawing for a $100 NSA meetings certificate!

Still have questions? Please contact the NSA office at (480) 968-2552.

Looking forward to seeing you in Anaheim!

 

 

 

 

 

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