October 21 & 22, Nashville, TN

Experience Music City

Go on an adventure and find your Nashville inspiration. Experience the creative energy throughout downtown and Broadway. Find the premier nightlife spots and restaurants. Jump into the best music scene in the country.

Nestled in the heart of Nashville, Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown makes it easy to get involved in all the iconic things Music City has to offer. This hotel places you near attractions like the Nashville Historic District, Broadway, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville Convention Center, and more.

Event Information

$495 per person

Two nights hotel stay at Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown, conference materials and swag, two interactive networking receptions, breakfast & lunch during the conference, and engaging education sessions with Anne Bonney.
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2 Night Hotel Stay

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Interactive Networking

Event Details

Hotel Information

ARA will arrange and pay for your reservations for Monday and Tuesday. You will simply need to provide a credit card at check-in for any incidentals. Requests for an extended stay must be coordinated ahead of time by contacting the hotel and making an additional reservation.

Hotel check-in is at 4:00 p.m. and check-out is 11:00 a.m.

Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
623 Union St
Nashville, TN 37219

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About the Area

Recommended arrival destination airport is Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Travel Information

There is not an airport shuttle, but we recommend Uber as the airport is 12 minutes from the hotel.

Recommended arrival:
Monday, October 21
Before 5:00 p.m.

Recommended departure:
Wednesday, October 23
Prior to 11:00 am check out

You will want to arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to your scheduled flight departure to allow plenty of time for security procedures.

Your participation in the entire conference is preferred. ARA requests that you do not bring a guest.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, September 10.

*Registration is limited to two attendees per company and the first 130 attendees. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.

Event Schedule

Monday, October 21

  • 4 – 7 p.m. | Hotel check-in
  • 5 – 7 p.m. | Registration
  • 6 – 8 p.m. | Welcome reception

Tuesday, October 22

  • 8 – 8:45 a.m. | Breakfast
  • 9 a.m. – noon | Education Session
  • noon – 1 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1 – 2 p.m. | Leadership Panel
  • 2 – 3 p.m. | Workshop Wrap-up
  • 5 – 8 p.m. | Closing Reception: White Limozeen

Wednesday, October 23

  • Optional: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | ARA Foundation Impact Project
    • *For departures: Please note if you are staying to participate in the impact project we will have shuttles to take you back to the airport from the project site at 3:00 p.m. so plan to depart after 5:00 p.m.

Dress Policy

Smart casual attire is recommended for the conference. Please view examples of appropriate attire when attending this event.

Registration deadline is September 10

Registration is limited to two attendees per company and the first 130 attendees. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.


Anne Bonney

Anne Bonney

Keynote Speaker

Ignite Your EQ and Elevate your Impact and Influence

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a huge buzzword these days, and it’s a good thing, because studies have shown that it is the number one predictor of career and life success. The beauty is that EQ skills can be improved throughout a person’s life, and this workshop will help.

In this high-energy, interactive workshop, Change Management Authority and Leadership expert Anne Bonney lights up the concepts of EQ in a simple way. She fuels your fire with immediately applicable tactics to ignite your EQ so you can work more effectively with others and get the best results with your team, vendors, and clients.

In this content-rich and engaging presentation, you will be challenged with techniques to regulate your reactions in the midst of difficult situations and take on change to ignite productivity, engagement and results in your work and your life.

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  • Uplevel your employee, colleague, client and vendor connections for increased responsiveness and net results, even in times of transition.
  • Upgrade empathy and patience for improving the quality of constructive, results-oriented conversations.
  • Manage your reactions, even in those overwhelming moments.

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