NECA 2009 SEATTLE Seattle, Washington 2009 NECA Convention & September 12‐15, 2009 Trade Show Washington State Convention and Trade Center Convention-Exhibition Staff Beth Ellis Katie Nolan Executive Director Coordinator Convention- Exposition Convention & Meetings Exciting Things Taking Place at the 2009 On to Seattle, the Emerald City NECA Show & Convention Schedule at a Glance What’s Happening at • Board of Governors’ Meeting- September 12 NECA 2009 Seattle • Pre-Convention Workshops- September 11 & 12 Pre-Convention Workshops Lighting & Controls • Opening Reception- September 12 Management Seminars Security General Sessions Power Quality • Management Seminars- September 13 - 15 Opening Reception Fire & Safety Closing Celebration Design Build Issues • General Sessions- September 13 -15 International Reception NEC 2008 Code Changes Academy Reception Integrated Building Systems Board of Governors Project Labor Agreements • Lifestyle Program- September 14 Technical Workshops NECA Trade Show Energy Code Compliance Renewable Energy/Green Building • 55th Annual NECA Show- September 13 - 15 Technical Workshops New and Featured Product Room Counterfeit Products Special Session Electrical Theater on BIM • Closing Celebration- September 15 Opening Reception- NECA 2009 Tours Going Green in the Emerald City Independent Whale Northwest Experience & Tillicum Watching Excursion Village Friday, September 11 Saturday, September 12 Aviation Tour Saturday, September 12 Seattle Glassblowing Tour Eastside Highlights Tour It’s new, exciting, and it’s Friday, September 11 Monday, September 14 happening at NECA 2009 ! Saturday, September 12th Sheraton 7:00pm to 9:00pm NECA 2009 Seattle General Session Day 2 General Sessions Labor Relations Special Session Erik Weihenmayer General Session Day 3 World-Class Blind Adventurer Shares Extraordinary Vision He became the only blind man to touch the top Howard Behar of the world for the same reason he became one of the youngest people ever to conquer the General Session Day 1 “Seven Summits”. A Caffeine-Free Look At Why People Aren’t Assets Seattle is known for its “coffee culture,” and Starbucks, the world’s most famous purveyor of the black beverage, originated there. We’ll hear from the man who took the company global. Educational Opportunities NECA’s Lifestyle Program Pre-Convention Workshops • Lighting Workshops • NJATC Training Tracks Taste of the Pacific • LEED AP Northwest • And many more! Management Seminars -A Starbucks Education Specialist will • Top Presenters inform you about the Starbucks • Seminars featuring (5 topics presented twice Sunday & Monday and Company, as well as teach the proper once Tuesday) way to “taste” coffee. Technical Workshops -During the program a local certified • Technical workshops will be presented on the tradeshow floor all 3 days wine sommelier will host a tasting that • Not only will there be over 250 exhibitors, but there will be promises to educate and entertain complimentary technical workshops This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to train your taste buds! Closing Celebration: HFI, LLC A Custom Performance by Cirque Dreams NECA 2009 Seattle’s Newest Partners NECA 2009 Seattle Ends With Magical One-Of-A-Kind Performance, Tuesday, September 15th, beginning at Sue McCart Julie Duda 8:00pm at McCaw Hall. Marketing- Convention Exhibit Exhibit Sales Manager NECA Stays Green First Annual NECA/ ELECTRI International Student Competition The NECA/ EI Student Chapter Competition is intended to provide students with a hands‐on learning experience that creates interaction with their sponsoring NECA chapter and also benefits their local community. • Sign‐up for the competition starts in March • Teams from NECA student chapters will be challenged to complete an energy audit of the lighting and power distribution system in an existing K‐12 school near their university • Teams will collaborate with local NECA contractors • Three finalist teams will have the opportunity to present their proposal at the annual NECA Convention NECA 2009 Seattle will devote entire day to • Prizes for finalists, posters, and best presenters will be awarded Green Building & Renewable Energy and the Energy Solutions Zone! Quick Facts 2009 NECA Convention Apparel What to wear: business casual, comfortable shoes Please visit our store online at www.necanet.org/store recommended Check out our website for deals on 2008 Apparel! Opening Reception: cocktail party serving heavy hors d’oeuvres; jackets requested. Busing provided Closing Celebration: cash bar, business attire Taxi fare from Airport to Hotels: is around $35 from Seattle Tacoma airport to Downtown Hotels The Logo above is the 2009 Convention Logo which will be Name of Convention Center: Washington State embroidered on each shirt. Convention and Trade Center NECA 2009 Fees Fabulous Hotels For Hotel Reservation contact CMR at 800-368-NECA Convention Registration- (on or before July 24th) Member $825, Spouse $335 Non-member $1075 (after July 24th) Member $895, Spouse $375 Non-member $1075 Other Fees NECA Show Only- $75 Management Seminars Only- $450 NECA 2009 Annual Convention & Tradeshow HOTEL ROOM RATES CMR NECA 2009 Seattle’s Official Housing & Registration HOTEL EARLY RATES REGULAR RATES Before July 24th After July 24th Westin Seattle 1900 Fifth Ave. $239.00 S/D $259.00 S/D Seattle, WA 98101 Sheraton Hotel and Towers $235.00 S/D $255.00 S/D 1400 Sixth Ave. Club Level $265.00 S/D Club Level $285.00 S/D Seattle, WA 98101 Fairmont Hotel 411 University St. $235.00 S/D $255.00 S/D Seattle, WA 98101 Hilton Seattle $196.00 S/D $216.00 S/D 1301 6th & University St. Tower Club $231.00 S/D Tower Club $234.00 S/D Seattle, WA 98101 Crowne Plaza Seattle $184.00 S/D $204.00 S/D 1113 6th Ave. Tower Club $214.00 S/D Tower Club $234.00 S/D Seattle, WA 98101 Grand Hyatt Seattle 721 Pine St. $209.00 S/D $229.00 S/D Seattle, WA 98101 Hyatt at Olive 8 1816 8th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101 $209.00 S/D $229.00 S/D Jimmy Leyva Sharon Alpern Housing Director Registration Manager Progress and Profit: Precision Meetings & Events A Powerful Connection Megan Stufflebeem Manzo Shelbie Jenkins Vice President Director, Meetings & Conventions Division Director, Special Events Division NEW in 2009 With your help…. 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