NACo's 83rd Annual Conference & Exposition

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Thursday, Jul 12
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Mobile Workshop: Building Cultural Resilience Post-Disaster (separate RSVP required)

2:00 pm to 5:00 pmTwo Rivers Park, Riverfront Park, Nashville Symphony | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

This mobile workshop focuses on how arts and culture can be integrated into the post-disaster recovery process and the strategies cultural institutions have taken to rebuild post-disaster, in partnership with county government. Join a tour of Riverfront Park and the Nashville Symphony for a discussion on recovery from the 2010 flood, the construction of the park as a flood mitigation tool, and a visit to Tool Fire and Pier art installations. Learn about Davidson County’s recovery efforts from emergency response professionals.

Bus departs Delta Portico at 2:00 pm.

Dress: comfortable walking shoes

Please RSVP via the conference registration form. To check your RSVP response, email

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Saturday, Jul 14
1:15 pm to 3:15 pm

1:15 pm to 3:15 pm

Engaging Artists, Building Community: A Meeting of the NACo Arts & Culture Commission

1:15 pm to 3:15 pmPresidential Ballroom B, Convention Center, Level 2 | 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm

Learn how Metro Arts Nashville and Nashville’s leading artists are leveraging the arts as a community investment tool to transform neighborhoods, develop the county’s creative workforce and ensure equitable access to the arts for all residents.

Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs, Americans for the Arts  
Manager, Office of Drug Control Policy, Harford County Department of Community Services  
Public Art & Placemaking Director, METRO ARTS, Nashville Office of Arts + Culture  
Sunday, Jul 15
10:30 am to 11:45 am

10:30 am to 11:45 am

Creative Counties: A How-To Discussion on Main Street Redevelopment Projects

10:30 am to 11:45 amCanal E, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M | 10:30 am to 11:45 am

From innovative funding to creative placemaking, explore how counties are revitalizing underutilized Main Streets and historic commercial districts, transforming them into vibrant, walkable neighborhoods and thriving economies. 

Principal, Kim Trent Preservation Strategies  
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Arts and Culture Commission Reception (invitation only)

6:00 pm to 8:00 pmOffsite | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm