What is one of the most important reasons to attend a conference? To connect with new people and build your network! With that in mind, NAA has developed numerous gatherings and opportunities for the more than 6,200 attendees at the NAA Education Conference & Exposition to mix and mingle and exchange new ideas and experiences. The relaxed atmosphere of social gatherings and the personal connection that face-to-face meetings provide, all serve to help attendees build relationships that can help grow their careers.
- Conference Kick-Off Celebration & Reception
- NAAPAC BGF Reception
- NAA Exposition Grand Opening
- Maintenance Mania National Championship
- NSC Sponsored Opening Party: NAA Rocks the Block, Sparking Connections
- Discounted San Diego Padre tickets for NAA attendees
Conference Kick-Off Celebration & Reception NEW TIME!
Wednesday, June 19
4:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Make sure to plan to attend this important first meeting of the conference. This celebration has been moved to Wednesday evening to give everyone time to ease into the conference the right way. First timers and veterans alike will enjoy networking at this fun, fast-paced session. You’ll get information on how you can make the most of your education conference experience and get in the right state of mind for a week of learning. Make new friends, learn how to maximize your opportunities at the conference, and WIN valuable prizes!
Stick around after the session for a networking reception.
Kick-Off & Reception Sponsored by:
NAAPAC BGF Reception
Wednesday, June 19
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
San Diego Wine & Culinary Center
Support the NAAPAC Better Government Fund with your attendance at this reception! We will be at the San Diego Wine & Culinary Event Center tasting different varietals along and learning the best pairings in this unique downtown venue.
NAA Exposition Grand Opening
Thursday, June 20
2 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Get your first peek at the wonderful booth displays, meet with some of the exhibitors and demo their products, and mingle with colleagues in a relaxed setting.
Maintenance Mania National Championship
Thursday, June 20
5 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
NAA affiliates host Maintenance Mania® events across the country to recognize maintenance technicians with awards, prizes, and bragging rights. Winners from each local event get a chance to qualify for a spot at the National Championship held at the annual NAA Education Conference & Exposition.
NAA Opening Party
NAA Rocks the Block, Sparking Connections
Thursday, June 20, 2013
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Be a part of what is sure to be a great and memorable event—the 2013 NAA Opening Party. It will be a night to remember as NAA attendees stroll into the historic San Diego Gaslamp Quarter and enter into NAA’s very own private block party as the streets, sidewalks, restaurants and shops will be closed to the public!
Discounted San Diego Padre tickets for NAA attendees
Please join us as NAA partners with the San Diego Padres to offer you exclusive discounts at Petco Park for 2 games during our convention!
Download a flyer for more details.
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