2 Weeks Away From #NACE12!

In exactly 2 weeks, the NACE 2012 Conference & Expo will kick off at the Paris Las Vegas. Is everyone getting as excited as I am?! With the big event coming up soon I thought now would be a good time to post a few important reminders – Enjoy!

- First off, you can STILL register for the conference by clicking here. And for those of you who are super procrastinators, you can register on-site as well.

- The conference dress is business casual. Think Polos, Khakis, Capri pants, Sundresses, etc. Whatever you do, don’t forget to pack your RED for the Opening Celebration and Awards Presentation.

- Do you speak tweet? Then you will definitely want to attend the #NACE12 Tweetup – Wednesday night at 5:30 pm. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. Stick around until 6:30 when a Macy’s Gift Card will be given away! You can RSVP for the Tweetup by clicking here.

- If you have a smartphone, you will definitely want to download the NACE Conference App from the iPhone and Android markets before you get to Las Vegas.

- This year NACE is giving you some time off on Thursday night to take in the sights on your own. You can make dinning reservations ahead of time by clicking here.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a very special pre-conference post!

Guess what today is!

It’s conference shipment day here at NACE!

This afternoon we will send hundreds of boxes from headquarters here in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to the Paris Las Vegas for our 2012 Conference & Expo. Preparing for the event demands hard work and dedication from each and every NACE staff person, as well as several rolls of packing tape! It’s no easy task and as you can see from the picture, it gets a bit cramped in our offices leading up to this day.

Last year we documented conference shipment day so you could get an inside look as to what it takes to get an entire conference from point A to point B. Take a look and get excited for the 2012 Pre-Conference video which will be debuting soon!

“When In Doubt, Wear Red.”

The title of this blog post is a quote from Bill Blass, an American fashion designer who used the color frequently in his work. He believed that regardless of your skin, eye or hair color, red will always look good on you. It is fitting then that the theme of the conference’s Opening Celebration and Awards Presentation is “Paint the Town Red!” and of course we encourage everyone to wear their best red outfits – red dress, red shirt, red tie, anything you’ve got as long as it’s red! This fun event will kick off the NACE 2012 Conference & Expo on Tuesday night, June 12 from 6-9 pm in the Vendome. Get excited to mingle with other attendees, celebrate the achievements of your peers, and enjoy light fare and beverages on your first night in Las Vegas. Whatever you do, don’t forget to pack your RED!

Thanks to the Chevron Corporation and Northrop Grumman for sponsoring what is sure to be a great night at #NACE12!

Conference Swag!

Here at NACE headquarters, staff just finished stuffing the conference attendee bags and before they were sealed up and shipped to Las Vegas, I managed to sneak a peek at some of the cool stuff attendees will receive at registration. I am really impressed by the high quality bags and water bottles! Who else is excited to pick up their 2012 Conference Swag?

#NACE12: There’s an app for that!

One of the many new and exciting features of this year’s conference is the debut of an official NACE Conference App, available to both iPhone and Android users. For the first time, attendees will be able to stay connected to all things NACE in Las Vegas without carrying anything other than their smart phone. The app includes a full conference schedule, details on the individual workshops, maps of Paris and other conference locations, exhibitor and expo information, a QR scanner and more. The app also allows for alerts so if there are any changes or announcements, you will get them delivered right to you in real-time! Best of all? The app is completely free, brought to you by our generous sponsor, AT&T!

Get ready for the NACE 2012 Conference & Expo now by downloading the app today!

Download the app on the iPhone App Market,

Download the app on the Google Play Store,

Or simply search for “NACE” in your phone’s marketplace.

#FollowFriday!

In anticipation of the upcoming NACE 2012 Conference & Expo – which is exactly 1 month and 8 days away – I did a search on Twitter for the official conference hashtag, #NACE12. I was thrilled to see so many people excited about the event and talking about it in their social spaces! Check out some of the latest #NACE12 tweets below, make sure you follow everyone in the conversation, and RSVP for the tweetup so you can meet everyone in person!