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Sign up for a Wed., May 17 activity!

3rd Annual NASC Golf Tournament – Lakewood Golf Club

Join us bright and early at Lakewood Golf Club for the 3rd Annual NASC Golf Tournament! This award-winning course has been redesigned by architect Ron Garl, who preserved the character of the original course while upgrading the 18-hole, 7,002-yd., par-72 course with modernized fairways, tee boxes and greens – new improvements to an old favorite. Garl, who has designed courses all over the world, added strategy and fun with new fairway contouring and unique bunkering, including the new 444-yd. “Fire in the Hole” bunker. The new 18th hole includes traps in the shape of flames set in red sand, a tribute to New Orleans firefighters!

  • Best Ball/Shotgun Start Format
  • Limit 9 Teams of 4 Players Each (36 players total)
  • Register HERE

Hands-On New Orleans Cooking Experience with Crescent City Cooks!

Crescent City Cooks! is excited to bring an entertaining and energetic culinary experience for individuals and groups to New Orleans,” say Shelley Ross and Nita Duhe, Crescent City Cooks! co-owners. “Growing up in Louisiana kitchens prepared us to not only share some of New Orleanians’ favorite recipes, but also to keep the experience fresh and fun.” Participants will chop, stir and saute their way to a delicious lunch of traditional NOLA cuisine in this fun-filled cooking class!
  • Hands-on cooking experience for cooks of all skill levels
  • Limit 20 participants
  • Register HERE

Micah Fink, Founder of Heroes and Horses, Rescues Wild Mustangs While Helping Combat Veterans – Don’t Miss His Inspiring Story!

As we do every year, NASC will support a nonprofit organization as part of our conference activities. This year the NASC Board has selected Heroes and Horses, a unique Montana-based program that uses the remote wilderness and the horse/human connection to challenge and inspire personal growth in veterans. Heroes and Horses was founded in 2013 by Micah Fink, a former Navy Seal who saw the struggles returning veterans faced as they transitioned back to civilian life, and with his wife, Mackenzie, created this proven program that invokes change, helps America’s heroes make peace with the past, and replaces devastation with hope.

On Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30 PM, Micah will share his inspirational story of how he found his own purpose by creating Heroes and Horses, plus stories of veterans who have been transformed through the challenges they faced in the wilderness on horseback. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in fundraising activities that will get the organization closer to its goal of raising $100,000 in 2017.


Join Us for Keynote Address by Dr. Martha Rogers, Customer Experience Expert!

Recognized for over 25 years as one of the world’s leading authorities on customer-focused business strategies, Martha Rogers, Ph.D., is an acclaimed author and co-founder, along with Don Peppers, of the Peppers & Rogers Group. Martha’s counsel and insight are regularly sought by Fortune 500 and Blue Chip executives who are trying to crack the code on customer measurement and value, business strategy, trust, corporate culture, innovation, and the effect of emerging technologies. With Don Peppers, Martha has produced a legacy of international bestsellers that have collectively sold well over a million copies in 18 languages.

On Thursday, May 18 at 10:45 AM, Martha will deliver our keynote address, followed by a meet & greet/book signing event during the lunch break!


2017 NASC Annual Conference – Information, Education, Networking & More! You will:

  • Leave with information on Friday that you can implement on Monday
  • Learn to make a difference at ALL levels
  • Have some fun!

Crowne-Plaza-NOOur venue is the French-inspired Astor Crowne Plaza French Quarter

    • Perfectly situated at the corner of Bourbon & Canal
    • 4-star hotel with 693 luxurious guest rooms
    • Modern amenities & meeting spaces
    • Historic, walkable location