Welcome to Atlanta! – #NASIG18 Conference Planning Update

We are counting down the days until NASIG’s 33rd Annual Conference: Transforming the Information Community begins and it won’t be long now!  Here is some useful information to help plan your trip.

Weather

The weather in the Atlanta area during the early summer is warm and changeable.  The 10-day forecast currently calls for temperatures in the high 80’s ThursdayMonday (June 7-11), cloudy with the possibility of scattered showers.  The best strategy is to dress in layers as it may be cool in the air conditioning of the hotel and quite warm outside.  If you have room to pack an umbrella, it would be a good idea to have one on hand!

Registration

Registration will be held in the Meeting Planner’s office in the Hyatt on the Lobby Level (a map will be included in your conference packet).  After walking past the elevators, turn right at the Grand Staircase, pass the restrooms and the Registration Desk will be on your right. 

Registration will be open:
Thursday, June 7th – 7:00am to 5:00pm
Friday June 8th – 7:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday June 9th – 7:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday June 10th – 7:00am to 9:30am

Vendor Expo

The vendor expo is being held Saturday June 9th from 11:45am-3:45pm in the Hyatt on the Lower Lobby Level.  All conference attendees are encouraged to visit the expo and grab lunch.  It will be a great place to eat, network and connect with our sponsors.  The full list of the 2018 Conference Sponsors can be found here:  Sponsors

Opening session

The conference opening session will be held on Friday June 8th at 5:30pm in the Grand Ballroom II/III.  The conference reception will begin immediately afterward and will offer a delicious dinner of Southern classics, cash bar, music, Bingo and giveaways.  It will be a great time to relax after a day of travel and catch-up with your fellow NASIG attendees!

Going green!

We encourage you to print your own program schedule if needed or save a few trees by accessing the information online via https://nasig2018.sched.com/.  Free tote bags will not be provided at this year’s conference, so bring your own!  If you have extra tote bags at home, you can bring them to give away to your fellow conference goers.  Also, consider bringing a travel mug for coffee or a water bottle.

Dine-Arounds

You are on your own for dinner Saturday and Sunday night so we are offering dine-arounds both nights.  The sign-up sheet is online and is located on this google document.  Be sure to pick the date for which you are signing-up:  Either June 9th and/or June 10th

Online sharing

To tweet or not to tweet?  If you wish to tweet, the conference hash tag is #nasig18.  

NASIG spirit

Show your NASIG spirit by wearing a NASIG t-shirt, a hat or cap, or carrying a NASIG tote bag, past or present.   For 2018 Conference swag, visit the Conference Souvenir Shop:  https://www.cafepress.com/nasig2018/14916536.  The Conference dress code is casual (jeans, shorts, sneakers, sandals, etc.) and consider bringing an extra layer due to air conditioned spaces.

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One Response to Welcome to Atlanta! – #NASIG18 Conference Planning Update

  1. Kathy Castle says:

    The conference opening session is good for me. Thank you.

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