The 2017 Tennessee SHRM Conference will most definitely be the destination for up-to-date and relevant HR industry news, best practices and networking. But in the mean time and in between time, HR folks like to have a good time…and there’s no better place to do this than in Nashville, TN, the host city.
The conference itself is located at the Opryland Hotel, which is located on a major parkway that is conveniently located within 15 minutes of everything in town. When pulling into the hotel, attendees will immediately be impressed with the grounds themselves, but walking in is like walking into a city all in itself. Complete with retail shops, restaurants, canal rides and beautiful botanical conservatories, there really is no reason to ever leave the property!
But if you must venture outside, one does not have to travel far…actually, just across the parking lot…to the Opry Mills Mall, which is on the site of the former Opryland Amusement Park. After spending all of your extra money on the awesome shopping, one can skip across the street to the Grand Ole Opry to catch a concert from any number of internationally renowned country music superstars. If all else fails and you’ve exhausted all of your energy during the day at the conference, just catch a movie at the Stadium 20 IMAX theater or grab a snack and a drink at Dave & Busters!
If you’re feeling adventurous, Downtown Nashville, considered one of the country’s go-to destinations, has a little bit of everything for a little bit of everyone. Looking to see some art, try the Frist Center for Visual Arts. Looking to people-watch and listen to live music, take a walk down to Lower Broadway and chill on a restaurant’s rooftop. You can take a tour on the top of a double-decker bus, Segway, pedal tavern (yes, a pedal tavern) or by foot to see the parts of The Music City that you can read about online!
Nashville has and always will be the perfect destination for the Tennessee SHRM Conference and Expo. With plenty to do, see and hear before and after dark, it’s a guaranteed good time and opportunity to learn from peers and Nashville local industry leaders. We think you’ll enjoy our city so much that you might not want to leave! And we’re cool with that…and actually getting used to it, as Nashville boasts to becoming the home to more than 100 new residents per day. So come on in to town, enjoy yourself and enrich your Human Resources career in the process.