Location of the Conference

The Conference was held in one of the two large meeting rooms of the Holiday Inn Express in Brentwood, close to Nashville, Tennessee. The conference meals were served in the other large meeting room of the hotel. This eliminated the need for transportation between the hotel and the conference. Therefore attendees did not need to rent a car for the weekend, unless they planned on seeing the local sights in Nashville, such as these:

Things to See and Do in Nashville: Gene’s Picks

  1. The Parthenon and Centennial Park
    This park was built to celebrate Tennessee's Centennial anniversary in 1896. It contains the only full-size replica of the Parthenon (in Greece) in the world.
  2. The Grand Ole Opry
    Like Country Music? Never heard Country Music? Find out why Nashville is called Music City USA.
  3. The Country Music Hall of Fame
  4. Radnor Lake State Natural Area
    The 1,200+ acre (4.45 km²) nature preserve lies in the heart of Nashville, unusual for a major American city. Four unpaved trails wander through the woods surrounding the lake, where hikers enjoy wilderness native to Middle Tennessee, including river otters, beavers, mink, muskrat, bobcat, coyote and the white-tailed deer. Located within Metropolitan Nashville (and only about 4 miles away from the HHC Hotel).
  5. Fort Negley
    Fort Negley was a fortification built for the American Civil War, located approximately 2-mile (3.2 km) south of downtown Nashville. It was the largest inland fort built in the United States during the war.

Other Local Sights

Click HERE for a great list of local sights with mileage.