The first is a book signing which is planned for Sunday, July 17 in the ballroom of the Roosevelt Hotel. A number of presenters and sponsors have recently published books and NATEAC wants to provide them with an opportunity to offer these books to the conference attendees. “This is a perfect extension of the NATEAC mission,” says John Huntington, the moderator of the Networks on Shows and in Venues session and author of Show Networks and Control Systems, “and I’m thrilled to be able to participate.”
A closing night cocktail party is planned for Monday, July 18 at Eamonn’s Bar & Grill on east 45th street, just a block away from the conference hotel. The cocktail party, which will be hosted by Richard Pilbrow, features a full open bar and appetizers. “The exchange of ideas doesn’t begin and end with the sessions,” says Bill Sapsis, conference director. “NATEAC has always endeavored to give the attendees an opportunity to discuss the topics of the day in a less formal setting and an Irish pub should prove an ideal location.” The cocktail party is made possible by the support of Fisher Dachs Associates and Staging Concepts.
These two events join the other three already scheduled get togethers; the Harbor Cruise on Saturday evening, the Conference Dinner at Sardi’s on Sunday evening, and the Backstage Tours on Tuesday morning.
NATEAC takes place July 17 and 18 at the Roosevelt hotel in New York City. Visit nateac.org for more information on all of the NATEAC events.