Events

 

NPSA 2015 Annual Meeting

Join your NPSA colleagues for an enjoyable, enriching, and educational meeting in Washington DC, at the Loews Madison Hotel.  Conveniently located downtown, with an ideal combination of historic soul and modern style, the Loews Madison is surrounded by a wide range of restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and tourist attractions.

If you’re involved in the pecan industry, this is an event you don’t want to miss.  Education abounds during the varied presentations.  And don’t miss the tabletop exhibits where information is shared and new business relationships are forged!   These are just a few of the benefits you’ll experience when you attend this annually-celebrated industry meeting!

Loews Madison Hotel - Washington, DC
September 10-12, 2015

Registration Information

Registration for the NPSA Annual Meeting is available online or via a printable registration form.   Register by August 20, and you will qualify for the special advanced registration fee!  Immediately following your registration, a confirmation will be sent to you via e-mail, summarizing your selections and payment.  Simply print the confirmation for convenient expense reporting.  Contact Headquarters if you have questions or are unable to register online.

AFFILIATES – EXHIBITORS

A tabletop exhibit will take place on Friday, September 11 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  To register for a tabletop, click the appropriate box during the registration process (or submit a physical form with your meeting registration).  If exhibitors wish to order electrical access, a $50 fee will apply.  Please check the appropriate box during the registration process.

Exhibitors will have access to the Dolley Madison Ballroom on Thursday, September 10 after 8:00 p.m. to set up tabletops.  Tear down will be after the Industry Forum on Friday, September 11 at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Models of equipment, posters or exhibits can be displayed and product literature can be distributed.  Please note that nothing may be attached to any wall, floor, ceiling, etc. with staples, nails or any other substance in order to prevent damage to the fixtures or furnishings.

In accordance with Association policy, the participants underwrite the entire cost of the Annual Meeting.  The registration fee covers group meal functions and receptions, fees paid for presenters, audio/visual equipment, entertainment and decorations, stationery and printing costs for member mailings, web-related expenses, programs, staff travel, office costs and all expenses incurred in planning and coordination of the Meeting.

Scheduling of Non-NPSA Functions: Please remember that no events are to be scheduled to conflict with official NPSA events. This includes hospitality suites, special breakfasts or dinners, recreational activities, including transportation and similar events.

Registration Fees:

 

On or Before August   20:

After August 20:

Member

$650.00

$700.00

Non-Member*

$875.00

$925.00

Cancellation Fee

$75.00

$75.00

Spouse/Companion

$325.00

$375.00

In the event you must cancel your registration, cancellation fees apply as outlined above.  After August 28, all fees are non-refundable.

Hotel

The Loews Madison Hotel is just five blocks from the White House with iconic views of the Washington Monument from many of the guestrooms.  Located right downtown, a short stroll or ride on the Metro will access many of our capital’s finest attractions.

The Loews Madison Hotel is located at:

1177 15th Street, NW; Washington, DC  20005

Hotel Main:  202-862-1600  *  Fax:  202-587-2696  *  Reservations:  855-325-6397, refer to code NPS910

Click here to make Online Reservations, or copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://www.loewshotels.com/madison/National-Pecan-Shellers-Assoc?rateCode=?corpcode=NPS910.

The National Pecan Shellers Association, on behalf of its members, has reserved a block of rooms at the Loews Madison Hotel, at a discounted group rate.  All rates are exclusive of applicable taxes.  The current guest room occupancy tax is 14.5%.

Single or Double Occupancy: $225.00

Attendees are encouraged to make their room reservations as early as possible.  Room reservations at the group rate are available on a first-come, first-served basis to our attendees while the block lasts. The hotel reservation cut-off date is August 20, 2015.

To make hotel reservations, click here, or call toll-free at 855-325-6397.  Be sure to identify yourself as part of NPSA, and refer to meeting code NPS910.

To guarantee your reservation, you must provide a credit card number.  If using a credit card to secure the reservation, your card will not be charged until you depart the hotel.  You may cancel your reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel by 4:00 p.m. (local hotel time) the day prior to your arrival date.  Cancellations received by the hotel after that time will be subject to a cancellation fee of one night’s room and tax.

Check-in at the hotel is after 4:00 p.m., and check-out is prior to 12:00 p.m.  Luggage storage arrangements for early arrivals, or late departures, can be made with the bell captain.

Fitness Center access and guestroom Wi-Fi are complimentary.

Onsite overnight self-parking is not available.  Valet parking is $50 per day with in/out privileges.

Travel Discount

Delta Air Lines Discount: travel discount of up to 10% off of domestic fares. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com. When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on More Search Options and enter the meeting code NMKAW in the “meeting event code”  box provided on the Search Flight page.

Weather and Dress

In early September, daytime temperatures are typically in the high 70’s/low 80’s, with evening temperatures in the mid 60’s.  Evenings can be cool, so bring a jacket.  Precipitation is light in September.  Business casual attire is appropriate for all business sessions and social activities during the Annual Meeting.

Contact

National Pecan Shellers Associations
1100 Johnson Ferry Road, NE
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30342

Phone:  (678) 298-1189
Fax:  (404) 591-6811
E-mail:  npsa@kellencompany.com
Web:  www.ilovepecans.org

Future Meeting Dates and Locations

NPSA 2016 Mid-Winter Meeting
Royal Sonesta Hotel – New Orleans, LA
March 22-24, 2016