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Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Nashville as a leading authority on technology (including ‘big data’ and predictive intelligence), online marketing (including social media) and global business trends (including demographics and the Millennial Generation). He’s the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. If you are planning a business conference at the Nashville Convention Center on Commerce Street, the Best Western Downtown Convention Center on Union Street, the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center or some other convention space in Nashville, Tennessee, Patrick will deliver the buzz and energy you’re looking for. As a motivational speaker, his #1 objective is to leave attendees excited, inspired and energized to take action and see tangible results.

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Nashville has many conference facilities, including:

  • Nashville Convention Center on Commerce Street
  • Renaissance Nashville Hotel on Commerce Street
  • Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center on Opryland Drive
  • Music City Center on Fifth Avenue South
  • Courtyard Nashville Goodlettsville on Conference Drive
  • Other meeting spaces in Hendersonville, Brentwood and Lebanon


General Information about Nashville, Tennessee, for Meeting Planners

If you’re arranging business meetings or conferences in Nashville, Tennessee, check out these brief general facts before you delve any deeper: Nashville, also known as “Music City,” is Tennessee’s capital and home to Tennessee’s State Supreme Court. One of the most popular venues for conventions and meetings, Nashville is also the well-known center for the nation’s country music and Christian rock and pop music industries. Many famous venues still play an important part in this musical focus of Nashville, most notably the Grand Ole Opry House. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.


2014 Business Conventions in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville will play host to numerous conferences in 2014. The National Healthy Homes Conference, organized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will take place in May at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville. In May, the Constructive Functions 2014 Conference will be hosted by the Vanderbilt University at the Vanderbilt University on West End Avenue. The Governmental Accounting & Auditing Conference will be held in June at the Airport Marriott on Marriott Drive. It is being organized by the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. The Loews Vanderbilt Hotel on West End Avenue will play host to the Women in Industry Forum in June, being organized by the National Association of Electrical Distributors.

2013 Business Conferences in Nashville, Tennessee

2013 will hold many conventions and conferences in Nashville. Some of the larger meetings include the 2013 National Title Conference ‘Every Child – Now!’ hosted by National Title I Conference taking place at Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in January. The World Aquaculture Society is also holding ‘Aquaculture: strike a chord for sustainable aquaculture’ in May at Renaissance Hotel. Also, the ACEEE will schedule the American Council for an energy efficient economy conference in September at the Hutton Hotel in September. Aside from that, the 2013 Intellectbase International Consortium Academic Conferences to be hosted by IICA will take place at the Doubletree Downtown Nashville Hotel in October.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Nashville

Nashville Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Tennessee aspiring speakers to practice their craft. James K. Polk Toastmasters Club meets at James K. Polk Building (TPAC) on Deaderick Street (Tuesday at 12:05 PM), Speak Up NASBA meets at NASBA on Fourth Avenue North (Thursday at 12:00 PM), Skyline Raconteurs meets at Nashville City Club on 4th Avenue North (Wednesday at 6:30 PM) and Nashville Elec Service Club meets at Nashville Electric Service on Church Street (Thursday at 7:00 AM).

Nashville Food Choices for Convention Attendees

In between business meetings or conference gatherings, be sure to enjoy at least a few of the excellent restaurants Nashville has to offer. One of the newest, called Etch, is also one of the most popular. Delicious contemporary dishes, such as the succulent Chicken Skin appetizer and Cobia entrée will give you something more to write home about. Down-home barbecue is well-represented in Nashville at Monell’s Dining, where you can get food just like Grandma used to make for under twenty bucks. And all day and late into the night, you can get generous portions of true American favorites such as White Bean Chili, Chicken Fried Steak and even Fried Green Tomatoes at Puckett’s, on Church Street.

Nashville Attractions for Conference Delegates

Nashville, Tennessee convention planners will have plenty to choose from if they’re also looking into things to do in this fabulous city. Of course you must visit at least one of the city’s famous music venues, whether you choose a classical performance at the fabulous Schermerhorn Symphony Center or one of the vivid shows available at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, where you can also take in the extraordinary Opryland Hotel Gardens. For a quick afternoon of fun and fascination, hop over to RCA Studio B and take the one-hour tour. It starts out at the studio’s museum and takes you, by bus, through the studio that helped make so many musicians into stars.

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