INA Weekly Brief

Conference Guides and the 2013 Annual INA Conference Experience

March 15, 2013


Is this your first time attending INA’s annual conference?  Has it been a while since you came or would you just like to connect with a veteran INA attender before conference?  We also want to encourage coming to the Conference Orientation, for first time attendees or new to INA, on Friday Night before the Opening Reception.  Check your program for location and time.

This year we have opened a private Facebook group to encourage discussion and community before we even arrive in Louisville.  Please search for the group “2013 INA Conference” on Facebook and ask to join at this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/414774008615556/.  We are having some great discussions already.

2013 Conference Guides

This year we have asked a group of nannies, agency owners and newborn care specialists who have been to several INA conferences to be our “2013 Conference Guides.”  Each of the guides know a good deal about INA and are very resourceful in finding answers.  They can answer many of your questions and if they don’t have a solution they will help you figure out where to go.  To sign up for this service please contact Marcia Hall by March 31st.  Please provide her with the following: your full name, email and phone number as well as how you identify yourself (nanny, NCS, agency or business.)  Your guide will be matched with you and then reach out to you via email or phone at least 1 week before conference starts to get to know you.

At conference you will notice these guides because they will have a different color name badge setting them apart as guides.  If you have a question, they are willing to try to answer or point you in the right direction.

Group Dinner Outings

When the receptions or workshops end, some attendees find themselves wondering what they will do for dinner. This year, our conference guides will be organizing groups of attendees to go out for dinner. This is a great way to network with others and meet new people.  The guides will be taking groups of around 10 people to a restaurant within walking distance.  You may choose any group to go with for dinner, no need to stay with your guide unless you would like to.  The restaurants are listed below with the price points, distance and if there is a discount offered for conference attenders.  You will just need to show your INA Conference badge.  You will find a complete list of locations that offer discounts in your registration packet at conference.  If you choose to not go out with these groups, I hope you still find the information below helpful.

There will be sign-ups for the meals on Friday and Saturday nights.  You can sign-up at conference on Friday at the orientation and welcome reception.  I will also be allowing limited preregistration before conference starts.  Contact Marcia with your  Name, email, which night you are choosing, restaurant choice and phone number.  We hope that you will be able to go with your first choice however if you find you will no longer able to go, please contact Marcia Hall ASAP so she can be sure to open up that group spot.

There will be a few groups going out Sunday after the closing reception as well but will be far more impromptu.  If you would like to go out to dinner with one of the groups Sunday night please be in the lobby no later than 7:45PM to meet up with the groups.

Marcia Hall
Inanoty2011@hotmail.com
414-241-7322

Restaurants are all within 1 or two block of the Hyatt in the 4th Street Live area. www.4thstlive.com

Friday night

Makers Mark Bourbon House
12 spaces
10% off food during dinner with your Conference Badge
Reservation at 8:30pm
Lead by Louise Dunham

Gordon Biersch Brewery
12 spaces
$12-$29 entrée’s
10% off food with your Conference Badge
Reservation at 8:30pm
Lead by Jocelynn Yelverton

Tengo Sed Cantina
12 spaces
$10-22 entrées
No discount
Reservation at 8:30pm
Lead by Kelly Kougias

Saturday night

Ri Ra Irish Pub
$8-$16 entrée’s
20% of food with your Conference Badge
Reservation at 6:30pm
Lead by Mary O’Connor

Quatto (Italian)
12 spaces
$15-$23 entrée’s
No discount
Reservation at 6:30pmLead by Clelie Bourne

Sully’s Restaurant and Saloon
10 spaces
$9-$22 entrée’s
25% off food with your Conference Badge
Reservation at 6:30pm
Lead by Amanda Schultz

TGI Fridays
8 spaces
$8-$16 entrée’s
No discount
Reservation at 6:30pm
Lead by Lisa McCormick

Makers Mark Bourbon House and Lounge
12 spaces
$18-$50 entrée’s
10% off food during dinner with your Conference Badge
Reservation at 6:30pm
Lead by Karen Yatsko

Tengo Sed Cantina
12 spaces
$10-22 entrées
No discount
Reservation at 8:30pm
Lead by Marcia Hall

Other Restaurants nearby: