Conferences and Meetings
NBEA 2013 Annual Convention
April 16-20, 2013
Educating for Success in Business and Life!
You will be surrounded by southern hospitality when NBEA holds its 2013 Annual Convention in Atlanta, April 16-20. This growing and exciting city is the perfect location to bring together business educators from across the country. With 80% of the U.S. population being within a 2-hour flight of Atlanta, you can’t afford to miss all that Atlanta and NBEA has to offer!
The NBEA 2013 Annual Convention & Trade Show will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Located in Peachtree Center, this contemporary hotel is just steps away from the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and a few blocks from CNN Center, Georgia World Congress Center, Philips Arena, and the Georgia Dome.
Atlanta is a world-class, modern city with a rich, passionate history. Home to the civil rights movement and the 1996 Olympics, Atlanta has shown its rich diversity. Atlanta is also home to some of the nation’s most successful businesses and entrepreneurs. Come and experience for yourself the exciting city of Atlanta!
Atlanta Botanical Garden. Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays, and spectacular exhibitions make the Atlanta Botanical Garden the loveliest place in town to visit in every season. An urban oasis in Midtown, the Garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children's Garden, a one-of-a-kind Canopy Walk through Storza Woods, and the innovative Edible Garden featuring an Outdoor Demonstration Kitchen. The Fuqua Conservatory is an organic biosphere and home to important collections of tropical palms and conifers; the Fuqua Orchid Center is home to the foremost collection of species orchids in the United States. www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org
Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum. Take a stirring journey through time in Atlanta's Cyclorama. Sit at the center of a sweeping panorama of the Battle of Atlanta, fought on July 22, 1864, during the American Civil War. When you visit the Cyclorama in Atlanta's Historic Grant Park you can also see artifacts of the war displayed in the Civil War Museum and a steam locomotive known as the Texas, a veteran of the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862. www.atlantacyclorama.org
Atlanta History Center. Founded in 1926, the Atlanta History Center located in Buckhead is an all-inclusive thirty-three acre destination featuring the Atlanta History Museum, one of the Southeast's largest history museums; two historic houses, the 1928 Swan House and the Smith Family Farm; the Centennial Olympic Games Museum; the Kenan Research Center; the Grand Overlook event space; the Coca-Cola Cafe, a museum gift shop, and acres of historic gardens and woodland trails. www.atlantahistorycenter.com
Atlanta Olympic Centennial Park. Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park features family fun and live music many days out of the week. Music at Noon presents local bands performing mid-day and Wednesday Wind Down features jazz during rush hour. Fourth Saturday Family Fun Day is free and features performers and children's activities. The Fountain of Rings Show displays a dancing water show harmonized with pop music, lights and sound effects. www.centennialpark.com
CNN Studio Tour. Journey into the heart of CNN Worldwide and get an up-close look at global news in the making! Inside CNN is a 55-minute guided walking tour with exclusive, behind-the-scenes views of news and broadcasting in action at CNN's global headquarters. www.cnn.com/tour
Georgia Aquarium. Georgia Aquarium is the world's largest aquarium, covering 13 acres, and is home to tens of thousands of animals, including 500 species from around the world. Georgia Aquarium holds more than 10 million gallons of fresh and salt water and features more than 60 separate exhibits for visitors to explore. The largest exhibit, Ocean Voyager, holds 6.3 million gallons of water and houses thousands of animals, including four whale sharks and four manta rays; it is the only aquarium in the western hemisphere to showcase these animals. Other exhibits feature beluga whales, penguins, sea otters, tropical fish and more. Georgia Aquarium features two theaters, one of which plays an animated 4-D film. In 2011, Georgia Aquarium opened its largest expansion to date, the AT&T Dolphin Tales gallery, theater, and show. www.georgiaaquarium.org
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is an opportunity to learn about the life and work of the 39th president’s life. Explore an exact replica of the Oval Office, view special exhibits, and listen to oral histories and interviews from the Carter White House. www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov
Margaret Mitchell House. Trace the footsteps of Margaret Mitchell and discover the birthplace of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gone With the Wind. This two-acre campus in Midtown Atlanta features tours of the apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gone With the Wind and two exhibitions, Margaret Mitchell: A Passion for Character and The Making of a Movie Legend: Gone With the Wind. Explore the shop for various gifts and souvenirs. www.MargaretMitchellHouse.com
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Site. The area of Sweet Auburn served as the thriving center of Atlanta’s Black enterprise from the 1890s to the 1940s. At the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, explore his birth home, historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, and The King Center, where Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize is displayed. The crypt and gravesite of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, are also located here. www.nps.gov/malu/index.htm
Stone Mountain Park. Home to the world’s largest piece of exposed granite rock and longest running laser show, Stone Mountain Park is Georgia’s most visited attraction. The Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision™ is choreographed with your favorite tunes and breathtaking pyrotechnics. With more than 3,200 acres of natural beauty, you’ll find family-oriented attractions, recreational activities, special events, lodging and camping. Experience attractions such as the all-new Geyser Towers where you can play in the spray or stay high and dry; take a trek through the treetops on Sky Hike; soar to the top of the mountain on Summit Skyride plus much more. www.stonemountainpark.com.
World of Coca-Cola. Experience the intriguing World of Coca-Cola! The museum features a multi-sensory 4-D theater, an extraordinary 1880s soda fountain, and unique live-action bottling line, plus an opportunity to sample nearly 70 different beverages from around the world. www.worldofcoca-cola.com
Zoo Atlanta. Located in historic Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta features more than 200 species of animals from the African plains and Asian forests. Visit the playful pandas, marvelous mammals, and adorable reptiles and amphibians! The Ford African Rain Forest houses 24 gorillas, one of North America’s largest captive populations. www.zooatlanta.org
The goal of the convention program is to provide sessions and experiences that will enhance the skills of business educators, promote networking opportunities, and challenge attendees to return to their classrooms ready to empower the next generation of business professionals. The program will feature more than 70 educational sessions that meet the varied and common goals of business educators, over 20 technology workshops to expand specific skills and introduce new technology, and three general sessions where prominent speakers will be featured.
For an overview of the convention schedule, click on 2013 NBEA Convention Schedule at a Glance.
Convention Registration Fees:
Professional Member $240
Student Member $155
Retired Member $185
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
The Atlanta Marriott Marquis room rates for the 2013 NBEA Annual Convention are $155/single occupancy; $165/double occupancy. Rates are subject to state and local taxes (currently 16%). There is an additional $20 charge (per room, per night) to have an extra person in your room.
To make your reservations online at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, please click the link below.