2019 ANNUAL MEETING:
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
NACD’s 73rd Annual Meeting begins Saturday! Registration opens Saturday, Feb. 2 at 12:00 p.m. in the Ballroom Foyer. Tickets for all events – including breakfasts, lunches, tours and Tuesday’s Appreciation Banquet – are still available. Drop by the registration desk to complete your purchase.
The 2019 Annual Meeting program is now available online – visit NACD’s website or open the NACD app to begin your preparations. Make sure to download NACD’s free app for access to annual meeting resources, as well as last minute room changes or updates.
On Monday morning, join us at the opening general session for a Texas welcome from the state’s deputy secretary of state, Jose A. “Joe” Esparza. Esparza was sworn in on Dec. 14, 2018, and previously served in the office of the Governor Greg Abbott. Esparza earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
During the week in San Antonio, NACD will welcome an impressive group of current college students as part of the 2019 Conservation Careers Workshop. Thanks to support from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the selected participants will gain pertinent information about careers in conservation from seasoned professionals in natural resource conservation.
The 10 students hail from universities across the U.S. and will participate in an advanced, two-day training covering communications, field strategies, leadership and outreach. Their energy and enthusiasm will be excellent assets as they develop outreach programs for their own campuses. Learn more about the program and the selected 2019 Conservation Careers participants on the Workshop webpage.
While making preparations for your week in the Lone Star State, remember to pack a book! Pack natural resource, environmental or conservation-related books for your trip to San Antonio and drop them off in the Conservation Expo Hall when you arrive. For a wide selection of books with conservation themes, visit the NACD Pack-a-Book webpage.
If flying into San Antonio, the San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is eight miles away from the hotel. The hotel does not provide a shuttle service, but reservations can be made through Super Shuttle for $14 for a shared, one-way ride. Taxis and car share costs are estimated at $25 one-way. Self-parking at the Marriott Rivercenter is available at a 25 percent discount for meeting attendees.
NACD’s leadership and staff wishes you safe travels to San Antonio – we’ll see you soon!