2020 Conference

Location:

NW/MET will travel from the desert oasis of Las Vegas to the beautiful Blue Mountains surrounding Walla Walla, WA for the 2020 annual conference, April 22-24, hosted by Whitman College.

UNLV provided us with an amazing venue, an extremely impressive campus and an agenda packed full of fun, learning and once in a lifetime experiences.  In 2020 we will slow the pace a bit and return to the beautiful valley of the Blue Mountains, wine country and of course Whitman College.  Our theme “Planting Ideas and Cultivating Results” speaks not only to the Walla Walla region, but also how the very technology we work with day-to-day starts with a simple idea, or seed and eventually after enough care, thought and work becomes something that can be representative of our pride and intended to be shared with others.

We encourage you to learn a bit about Walla Walla before arriving.  Those of us who live here understand how special the community is and we’re delighted to share our hometown with a friends from across the West Coast.

                                           

Social Events:

Our committee is working hard to solidify some great outings.  We have plans to start off with a Tuesday night gathering where we will have wine tasting, other spirits and hopefully a little bit of surprise fun.  On Wednesday we are working on options for outings.  As we get closer, we will send out a form to attendees to fill which will provide different opportunities to join the outing of your preference.  The last time Whitman hosted, in 2015, we offered wine tasting, a movie in one of our auditoriums, bar hopping and a game night at the hotel.  Thursday evening we will be walking to The Powerhouse Theatre which is just down the street from the conference hotel and enjoy an evening of entertainment and an award winning food truck.  Attendees wanting to stay Friday evening as well, we’re likely going to coordinate a tour of some of the most beautiful wineries in the region (for an additional fee).

Vendors:

We will be posting information soon about vendors.  If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor/vendor, please submit an email to loneyjs@whitman.edu Here’s a look at our different sponsorship opportunities.

Presentations:

A call for proposals will be going out sometime in the fall.  If you’re interested in presenting and would like to submit a proposal before the fall, please feel free to contact us at loneyjs@whitman.edu

Conference Hotel:

We will once again gather at The Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center. Standard King: $112/night Two Queens: $124/night.  When making your reservation be sure to indicate you’re attending the NW/MET Conference in order to get the discounted conference rate.  super