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Strategic Growth Conference

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Nashville, Tennesee

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NAFCU’s Strategic Growth Conference is built to help you thrive…and so is the conference location! You'll be within a few short blocks of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the world's largest popular music museum; the Ryman Auditorium, the home of the Grand Ole Opry for 30 years; and "the Honky Tonk Highway," a district lined with live music houses. Start making plans now to attend!

Where to Stay in Nashville

Westin Nashville hotel

Conference Hotel: Westin Nashville

807 Clark Place, Nashville, TN 37203 | 615.248.2800

You’ll be right by The Music City’s heart at the Westin Nashville, located within a short stroll of Nashville’s most famous attractions. And this boutique luxury hotel is known for more than its exciting location. Its rooftop bar offers panoramic views of downtown Nashville, and onsite restaurant Decker & Dyer also hosts live entertainment. Its true southern hospitality and relaxing modern accommodations are a welcome refuge at the end of each day.

RESERVATIONS: Rooms are only $264 plus 15.25% tax and $2.50 city tax per night at the discounted NAFCU rate. Reserve your room now by calling the Westin Nashville at 615.248.2800 using the code “NAFCU.”

Deadline for Discounted Rate: February 27, 2023

Tax exemption

Your credit union may be eligible for a tax exemption at this hotel.

 Download the NCUA tax exemption form.

Transportation

Getting to Nashville, TN

Nashville International Airport is 15 minutes from the Westin Nashville.

Car Rental Discounts

Special NAFCU-discounted travel rates are available.

  • For AVIS Car Rental, visit the Avis website or call 800-331-1600 and give the NAFCU Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) code B469200.
  • For Budget Car Rental, visit the Budget website or call 800-842-5628 and give the Budget Customer Discount (BCD) code Y305000.

Airline Discounts

United

Book online at united.com/meetingtravel and enter your Offer Code ZKUK195681 in the offer code box when searching for your flights. If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information: Agreement Code: 195681; Z Code: ZKUK.

Delta

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions. Please click here to book your flights!

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMVHF

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Top Attractions

Music flows through Nashville’s veins, so it’s only natural to absorb as much of the city’s soul as you can! And while music keeps the city fun and laid-back, you can also discover a culturally rich and sophisticated side that a lot of visitors don’t see. Take advantage of the energy!

Browse through impressive exhibits highlighting the legends of country music past and present at the world's largest popular music museum.

  • Visit Honky Tonk Highway: Lower Broadway music clubs like Robert's and Tootsie's

The venue that brought Willie Nelson to fame is none other than Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, which is famous for hosting talented singers and songwriters. Great food, drinks and traditional country music await you at Robert's Western World, located in the heart of downtown Nashville.

Songs were brought to life by the Studio B, including over 200 by Elvis Presley. Legends like Dolly Parton, Chet Atkins and Eddy Arnold are among the many that created hits in this very studio!

Step into the home of the People's President Andrew Jackson when visiting The Hermitage Mansion and its 1120 acres of gardens, museum, memorials, and more.

  • Mosey on over to the museums

The Johnny Cash Museum & Café, George Jones Museum, Musicians Hall of Fame Museum, and First Center for the Visual Arts are just a few! Nashville takes pride in honoring musicians through a montage of museums that represent all genres of music.

The Bluebird Café is known worldwide as a songwriters performance space and the most unique way to experience music in Nashville. The Listening Room Café tells all in its name. This live music venue is loved and famous for featuring up-and-coming and hit songwriters.

You can't get more Nashville than the Grand Ole Opry. This legendary radio broadcast began in 1925 and is known as the show that made country music famous! Get a backstage tour of this country music phenomenon and experience the set that showcased some of the greatest country superstars.

Restaurants

Nashville’s Top 10 Rocking Restaurants

As a city favored by top chefs, Nashville’s restaurant scene draws rave reviews by locals and visitors alike. Check out these top restaurant recommendations from The Food Network:

  1. Hattie B’s Chicken: Hot chicken is a must-have when coming to Nashville. This traditional southern eatery is known for its mild to very spicy chicken, southern sides and country brews.  
  2. Biscuit Love:  Classic Southern breakfast fare, made from scratch and piled onto buttery biscuits
  3. Pinewood Social: A social spot hosting a bowling alley, coffee shop, and bar and restaurant all rolled into one.  
  4. Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint: Go “whole hog” for the succulent smoked pork that made Guy Fieri a fan.
  5. Ellington’s: Enjoy classics like oysters Rockefeller and lobster Thermidor in a mid-century-modern dining room showing off views of downtown’s cityscape.
  6. Husk Nashville: Featuring all locally-sourced Southern cuisine in a historic 19th century home
  7. Arnold’s Country Kitchen: One of the city’s most beloved “meat and threes,” where you’ll get a filling Southern midday meal of a protein with three side dishes, served cafeteria-style
  8. Rolf & Daughters: American restaurant located in historic Germantown, serving industrial-chic dishes, and unique cocktails.   
  9. Loveless Café: A southern experience with a country vibe is what you’re in for when dining at this classic Nashville café.  
  10. Butchertown Hall:  Visually stunning, rustic-chic restaurant serving smoked meats, and a wide

Health & Safety Guidelines

Your Safety is of Utmost Importance - COVID-19 Event Protocols:

  • We ask that all attendees comply with applicable requirements imposed by federal, state, or local health authorities.
  • The CDC recently recommended that masks be worn indoors again when infection rates reach a “substantial” level or higher.  If this is the case in the local area during the conference, NAFCU will require a mask for all attendees at indoor events when not actively eating or drinking. Should you forget a mask, we will have them available at registration. We will continue to actively monitor this and provide updates if guidance changes.
  • Please be respectful of others and allow for social distancing. 
  • The session rooms have been set to ensure a comfortable and the safest distance possible between attendees. Please do not add chairs or additional attendees to any table beyond the number they are set for. 
  • Please do not attend the event if feeling ill or had recent COVID-19 exposure. Contact us at info@nafcu.org you need to change or cancel your registration for any reason. 
  • Your safety is our first priority and we continue to monitor any changes to guidelines that would impact attendance to the in-person event. Thank you for your compliance with these critical safety measures.