A message from our President:
Annual Meeting Tidbits
Paul Schlatter, 2019 NWA President
It is now just weeks away! I can’t tell you how excited I am to see you in Huntsville September 8-12 for the Annual Meeting. This month’s newsletter is devoted to all the great events and opportunities associated with the Annual Meeting. In my President’s message, I want to highlight a key event I am looking forward to. But first, I hope you saw the email (or the website) for next year’s Annual Meeting. We were excited to announce that the Annual Meeting is the week of September 12-17, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I was fortunate enough to join NWA CEO Janice Bunting on a tour of Tulsa leading up to the selection and toured a good number of potential facilities. The venue will be the Hyatt Regency, and the area surrounding the hotel and conference center is fantastic. Within a few blocks radius, there are numerous local eateries, bars with live music, and of course potential karaoke spots. The airport is extremely convenient and getting around Tulsa is a snap.
You might be wondering, “How are locations selected for the Annual Meeting?” Nothing about the process is random, and it takes months to work through the process from end to end. The first step in the process is to identify a region where the annual meeting will take place. The region to host the meeting is approved by the NWA Board of Directors. We begin by analyzing past meeting attendance numbers and compare that to the location of our active members, with the end goal of selecting a region to hold the Annual Meeting each year. The Membership and Marketing Committee continues to do a fantastic job providing this analysis. Suffice it to say much thought is given to just picking the region each year.
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NWA 44th Annual Meeting
"Pay it Forward"
September 7-12, 2019
Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama
- Abstract Submission Deadline: 7 March 2019
- Oral and Poster Presenters Notified: mid-April 2019
- Preliminary Agenda Posted Online: early Summer 2019
- 2019 NWA Annual Meeting: 7-12 September 2019
For more information on exhibits, special accommodations, registration and the overall meeting program, keep checking the 2019 Annual Meeting Page and its links, or contact the NWA office at 405-701-5167 or email@example.com. NWA will provide updates on this Web page, on the NWA Facebook Page, Twitter and other social media. Please use the hashtag #NWAS19 for any tweets associated with the 2019 Annual Meeting.
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