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NACo's 80th Annual Conference & Exposition


Charlotte Convention Center
Mecklenburg County/Charlotte, North Carolina 
July 10-13, 2015
Overview

NACo’s 80th Annual Conference and Exposition provides an opportunity for all county leaders and staff to learn, network and guide the direction of the association. The Annual Conference, held each July, is hosted by a NACo member county. 

This year, the conference will be held in Mecklenburg County, (Charlotte) North Carolina. The Annual Conference provides county officials with a great opportunity to vote on NACo’s policies related to federal legislation and regulation; elect officers; network with colleagues; learn about innovative county programs; find out about issues impacting counties across the country; and view products and services from participating companies and exhibitors.​

 


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 Why You Should Attend

 
 

 Featured Speakers

 
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The Honorable Ashton Carter
United States Secretary of Defense
Secretary Carter has spent more than three decades leveraging his knowledge of science and technology, global strategy and policy as well as his deep dedication to the men and women of the Department of Defense to make our nation and the world a safer place.  He has done so in direct and indirect service of eleven secretaries of defense in both Democratic and Republican Administrations.
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The Honorable Anthony Foxx
United States Secretary of Transportation
Secretary Foxx leads an agency with more than 55,000 employees and a $70 billion budget that oversees air, maritime and surface transportation. He joined the U.S. Department of Transportation after serving as the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina from, 2009 to 2013.
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Soledad O’Brien
Journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer
Ms. O’Brien was the originator of CNN's Black in America and Latino in America. In June 2013, she launched Starfish Media Group, dedicated to producing stories that take a look at issues of race, class, wealth, poverty and opportunity, through personal stories.


 

 Conference Information

 
Registration Information

Registration Fees
 
 
Registration Type Early Bird
(Fax/Mail)
Advance
(Fax/Mail)
​Onsite
NACo Board of Directors​ ​$515 ​$540 ​$650
NACo County Member​ ​$515 ​$540 ​$650
State Association of Counties Staff​ ​$515 ​$540 ​$650
​NACo Corporate Member ​$515 ​$540 ​$650
​County Non-Member ​$740 ​$765 ​$850
Corporate Non-Member​ ​$765 ​$815 ​$900
Government
(Federal or State employees only)​
$565​ ​$615 ​$770
​Spouse/Guest ​$150 ​$170 ​$180
Youth​ ​$150 ​$170 ​$180
Working Press
​ (Staff Only)​
​Complimentary
 
Online Registration Link​
(Save $25 and NEW! Register your guest at the same time!)
Housing has been shut off for the 2015 NACo Annual Conference.
​Overflow accommodations have being arranged at the Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel.

Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel 
555 South McDowell Street
North Tower
Charlotte, NC 28204

To make a reservation online, click here​. You may also call 1-800-325-3535 and refer to NACo to get the discounted rate.

Room Rate: $159 Single/Double
*The rate is available until June 25th as long as rooms remain available. After June 25th reservations will be confirmed on a space and rate available basis.* 

If you still need hotel accommodations or have an existing reservation and need to make a change or cancellation, please call the hotels directly.

100 West Trade Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Phone: 704.333.9000​​
Fax: 704.342.3419
230 North College Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Phone: 704.335.5400
Fax: 704.376.4921
 
237 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Phone: 704.926.5800
Fax: 704.926.5801

435 East Trade Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Pho​​ne: 704.373.9700
530 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Phone: 704.373.0917
Fax: 704.377.5496
132 E. Trade Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Phone: 704.377.0400
 
222 East Third Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Phone: 704.377.1500
Fax: 704.377.4143
 
601 South College Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Phone: 704.375.2600
508 E. Martin Luther Jr. Blvd
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Phone: 704.347.5972
Fax: 704.377.1519
 

Cancellation Policy
Refund of Conference registration fee, less an administrative fee of $75 will be made if written notice of conference registration cancellation is postmarked no later than June 12, 2015. Cancellation requests postmarked June 13, 2015- July 3, 2015 will be subject to an administrative fee equal to one-half of the registration fee (this applies to all registration types including guest and spouse fees). NO REFUND REQUESTS WILL BE HONORED for registrations canceled after July 3, 2015 or for “no-shows”. Sorry, no telephone cancellations can be accepted. Cancellations MUST be made in writing. You may fax your written cancellation request to: (866) 741-5129 or email: nacomeetings@naco.org.

Note: If you cancel your registration prior to June 18, 2015 any hotel reservation associated with your registration will also be cancelled. However, if you cancel after June 18, 2015 you will need to call the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.​
 

 Educational Sessions

 
NACo is excited about the educational opportunities available for county leaders at the upcoming 2015 NACo Annual Conference in Mecklenburg County/Charlotte, North Carolina! Please contact Shaunda Ragland at sragland@naco.org, should you have any questions.​


Click here for the full workshop schedule​.​

 

 ​Exhibitor Information

 
Exhibitor Information

2015 Space Application​​

Housing has been shut off for the 2015 NACo Annual Conference.
​Overflow accommodations have being arranged at the Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel.

Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel 
555 South McDowell Street
North Tower
Charlotte, NC 28204

To make a reservation online, click here​. You may also call 1-800-325-3535 and refer to NACo to get the discounted rate.

Room Rate: $159 Single/Double

*The rate is available until June 25th as long as rooms remain available. After June 25th reservations will be confirmed on a space and rate available basis.* ​

If you still need hotel accommodations or have an existing reservation and need to make a change or cancellation, please call the hotels directly.

100 West Trade Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Phone: 704.333.9000​​
Fax: 704.342.3419
230 North College Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Phone: 704.335.5400
Fax: 704.376.4921
 
237 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Phone: 704.926.5800
Fax: 704.926.5801

435 East Trade Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Pho​​ne: 704.373.9700
530 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Phone: 704.373.0917
Fax: 704.377.5496
132 E. Trade Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Phone: 704.377.0400
 
222 East Third Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Phone: 704.377.1500
Fax: 704.377.4143
 
601 South College Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Phone: 704.375.2600
508 E. Martin Luther Jr. Blvd
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Phone: 704.347.5972
Fax: 704.377.1519
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DON’T BE “TAKEN” BY ROGUE HOUSING COMPANIES

NACo’s official housing company for the 2015 NACo Annual Conference and Exposition is ConferenceDirect.   You may secure your guestrooms for the NACo Conference through one of two ways:

  • Via a Housing Form sent to you by Corcoran Expositions, NACo’s exhibit sales company
  • Via the official NACo Conference website

Do NOT be fooled by other housing companies that are pirating rooms from NACo!  While it might sound like a deal, there are hidden costs along with full payment in advance and no changes allowed.  Additionally there are no guarantees if you book through any other source that the hotel will honor your reservation at check-in.

Rogue housing companies include Global Housing Services, Convention Housing Services, Exhibition Housing Services.  If you are contacted by one of these companies or another source, please let us know by emailing nacomeetings@naco.org.​

 

 Premier Corporate Solution Sessions

 
Premier Corporate Solution Sessions provide our corporate members with a forum to deliver county case studies and best practices, presented by county customers and subject matter experts.

View the full schedule for Premier Corporate Solution Sessions here: Premier Corporate Solution Sessions

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NACo Strategic Partners

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Contact

If you have questions please call the NACo Meetings Call Center​, 202.942.4292.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT.​