Join the NSCA Education Foundation for the return of the Industry Charity Golf Tournament to kick off the conference. The tournament will take place at the Four Seasons Las Colinas, which holds the Tournament Players Club (TPC), home to the HP Byron Nelson Championship, a PGA Tour event.
Rated one of the best TPC courses nationwide, this 18 hole, par-70 course measures 7,002 yards from the championship tees. Designed by golf course architect Jay Morrish with player consultants Byron Nelson and Ben Crenshaw, and updated by PGA Tour veteran D.A. Weibring, the TPC incorporates rolling, narrow fairways, fast greens, numerous bunkers, and an exciting stretch of finishing holes. Created for professional tournament play, the course provides an engaging challenge for all skill levels.
Take advantage of a substantial savings to golf on this elite PGA golf course and sign up with a foursome, or register to golf during the foundation golf tournament. Contact NSCA Education Foundation Managing Director, Barbra Snitker, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.446.6722.
First-Time Attendee Orientation
If you have not attended NSCA’s business conference in the past, or if you are new to the industry, the First-Time Attendee Orientation is a great way to kick off the event. Learn how to get the most out of the conference from people who have experienced the event before and profited from the concepts they were introduced to at previous Business & Leadership Conferences.
Opening Night Reception
Introduce yourself to new and returning attendees to gain valuable connections and resources throughout the conference and beyond.
Opening Night Dinner
Learn from the noteworthy accomplishments of your peers and celebrate their successes. NSCA will honor the Randy Vaughan Founder's Award winners as well as the Excellence in Business Award winners during the opening night dinner.
Join fellow Business and Leadership Conference attendees over a leisurely breakfast. The day ahead promises to offer intense programming, so be sure to “fuel up” and get your day off to a great start!
Back by popular demand, seats for this lunch will be strategically places so you can make connections with industry members that you likely do not yet know! Attendees consistently rank this event as one of the most beneficial for the connections that are made.
Cowboys, Cocktails & Casino Night
Join your fellow BLC attendees as we head off-site to Dallas Cowboy Stadium for a night of fun! The evening will begin with cocktails, followed by VIP Technology Guided Tours for the ultimate Cowboys Stadium tour experience!
The stadium’s most knowledgeable and experienced tour guides will lead the group to see a state-of-the-art data center, the radio and print media press boxes, the Cotton Bowl offices, the Dr. Pepper Star Bar and the Ford Motor Company Fountain. After you've seen these areas, your guide will take you down to the event level where you'll see the Miller Lite Club, the post-game interview room and both the Cowboys locker room and the Cheerleaders locker room.
After the tour ends, enjoy some Texas BBQ and try your luck at casino night! Whether you are an experienced player or new to the games, there will be something for everyone! Choose from Blackjack, Texas Hold 'Em, Roulette, or Craps.
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Kick off your day over a leisurely breakfast chatting with new contacts, or join the optional session to be offered by Cathy Mrosko, NSCA’s Director of Government Affairs. Cathy’s session, Top 5 Legislative Issues in 2012, will address a variety of topics impacting small businesses ranging from regulatory changes and taxes to prevailing wage and National Labor Relations Board initiatives.
At this point in the conference, attendees often have identified several people they would still like to sit with to discuss a variety of issues. This lunch hour will offer open seating to enable you time to continue conversations already begun in the hallways or during breaks with no interruptions!
Closing Night Reception
As the event draws to a close, this cocktail reception provides attendees one last chance to network with old friends and new acquaintances. Share what you learned during the event that you will be putting into practice when you return to the office, make plans to follow up on partnership opportunities and more.
Closing Night Dinner
There is no better way to wrap up the Business & Leadership Conference than with some comic relief. Comedian, Rex Havens will provide comedic entertainment with his skit: Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned from My Wife!, a laugh-a-minute look at men, women, love and marriage, done with clean, clever, positive humor and tasteful sophistication.