ARVC Announces InSites 2008 Details
Nashville, Tenn., will play host to this year’s National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) InSites 2008 Annual Convention and Outdoor Hospitality Expo Nov. 12-15 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel and Nashville Convention Center.
Celebrating “Outdoor Hospitality Excellence Country Style,” ARVC park owners and industry leaders will gather for a week of educational seminars, the industry’s largest trade show and evening events at some of Nashville’s legendary entertainment venues like the Ryman Auditorium, ARVC stated in a news release.
Abuzz with the 42nd Annual Country Music Awards in town on Nov. 12, Nashville will also offer InSites attendees the chance to hob-knob amongst some of their favorite country music stars.
The convention kicks off that same day with a welcome breakfast, annual meeting and a salute to all the first-timers attending InSites. Some of the highlights of the week include the General Session & Harmony Luncheon with motivational keynote speaker Brian Biro. Known as ‘America’s Breakthrough Coach,” Biro will present “The Unstoppable Spirit,” a presentation that provides insight on thriving and excelling in the face of abrupt change, genuine adversity and immense obstacles.
That night, the Outdoor Hospitality Expo kicks off with a cash bar reception in the exhibit hall. The expo will then re-open on Nov. 13 and will close Nov. 14. There will be no concurrent educational sessions during expo hours to offer attendees the opportunity to focus entirely on the exhibits. Attendees will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with more than 150 exhibitors displaying their latest products, services and technologies to benefit their parks.
On Nov. 13, celebrity guest impersonators Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton may lend a helping hand to auctioneers at the ARVC Foundation’s Music Row Live Auction. The auction, which benefits the ARVC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is ARVC’s largest fundraising activity each year and raises money to support the foundation’s purpose of providing education and growth in the outdoor hospitality industry. Large ticket items like Cavco park model homes and John Deere tractors have been examples of popular items auctioned in the past. The ARVC Foundation is currently in search of donations for this special event.
“A Night at the Opry” on Nov. 14 is an event attendees won’t want to miss. This evening showcases the best of Nashville in just one night. Attendees will enjoy dinner at BB King’s followed by a show at the Grand Ole Opry in the historic Ryman Auditorium. This legendary show, which hasn’t missed a broadcast since it first took to the airwaves in 1925, has been the undisputed home of country music and an attraction for millions of fans and visitors from around the world.
Other activities include a Geo-caching demonstration and treasure hunt, educational seminars on environmental camping and trends and cracker barrel sessions for parks to share their latest ideas and best practices.
InSites attendees are encouraged to register early and to secure a hotel room before the ARVC/InSites room block is sold out at the Renaissance Nashville. Registration deadline is Oct. 17. Attendees can find registration information online at www.arvc.org and may make hotel reservations by calling the Renaissance Nashville Hotel at (800) 327-6618.