OrgSync kicked off the 2009 conference season with the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) National Convention last weekend! Team OrgSync traveled to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN for this year’s annual conference to share OrgSync with more than 2,000 students and advisors.
We always enjoy attending the NACA conferences, as the Exhibit Hall is filled with talented musicians, magicians, comics, and many other artists. They are able to showcase their performances both at the Convention Center and at local venues throughout the conference. During the Exhibit Hall sessions, there were appearances by the Zac Brown Band, Blessid Union of Souls, comics Michelle Buteau and Ralphie May, to name a few.
We loved exploring the gorgeous Gaylord Opryland Hotel with its nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and an indoor river. Between sessions, we were also able to get out and explore Nashville a bit. Being from Pittsburgh, I was excited to find Piranha’s, a sandwich shop inspired by Primanti Brothers, where they put the fries and coleslaw ON the sandwich. We were also able to check out the local talent at “Nashville’s Hottest Honky Tonk,” The Stage, which is a top hot spot to visit in the city. Our favorite spot, however, was a little restaurant near the hotel called Sukho Thai, which featured really great Thai food AND a go kart track. Where else can you eat Thai food and race go karts all in one place?!
We had a great time making so many new connections, and also meeting delegates from some of our new schools. We love sharing OrgSync with the student leaders on campuses because they see how easy it can be to run their organizations. We also love showing the advisors how we can help improve communication with their students and streamline their workflow in their office. Attending conferences is our favorite way to get the word out about OrgSync!
We look forward to our next conference, which will be the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) March 7-11 in Seattle, WA. We hope to see you there!