NINC2022: Work Smarter is right around the corner. We’re so excited to have you as part of this year’s amazing lineup of attendees!  Here are a few FAQs:

ATTIRE

NINC is a high-level conference in a casual atmosphere; feel free to leave your suit and tie at home. Attendees generally wear shorts, sundresses, jeans, and T-shirts. Conference rooms can be COLD, so pack some layers.

REGISTRATION AND Q&A DESK

You can pick up your registration packet at the desk in the Grand Colonnade on Wednesday 2:00-6:30 pm or Thursday 8:30-9:30 am. The Q&A desk will be open 8:30-9:30 am on Friday. When we don't have a volunteer at the desk, we'll have a phone number posted for you to text/call with questions! Aurora Publicity has sponsored a snack break from 3-4:30; plan to come mix and mingle with other attendees in the Grand Colonnade at that time!

Welcome to NINC2022 – Wednesday at 6:30 pm (Tarpon Key)

Whether this is your first conference or you've never missed a year, please join the conference committee for a quick informational talk on how to get the most out of the conference, including updates on new events during the conference.
WELCOME RECEPTION – Wednesday at 7:00 pm (Courtyard)We hope you'll join us in the resort’s tropical courtyard for an all-attendees gathering that will include heavy appetizers, a dessert buffet, and a cash bar.

MEALS

We'll have a coffee cart on Thursday morning, and a continental breakfast will be served on Friday and Saturday. Thursday and Friday include a lunch buffet.  Dinner will be on your own both of those nights. There are numerous restaurants within easy walking distance, and several on the Tradewinds Property. Click here for a list of restaurants at the Tradewinds. On Saturday, lunch will be on your own, but we hope you’ll join us for our Beachside Blowout Buffet at 7:00 pm.

If you listed dietary restrictions, your registration packet will have your dietary needs on your meal tickets. Show those to the hotel staff inside the venue, and they'll direct you from there or bring you a specially prepared entree if necessary.

GROCERY

There is a Publix close to the resort and you can get deliveries via Instacart.

WORKSHOPS

Workshops will not be recorded, but each workshop will be attended by a NINK Reporter and full write-ups will appear in future NINK editions.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

To get to and from the airport (or anywhere in St. Pete) you have two main options. To arrange the resort shuttle, call 727-343-3303 or email resorttransportation@yahoo.com. Alternately, Uber and Lyft both operate in the area.

HOTEL
TradeWinds Island Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
(727) 367-6461
www.tradewindsresort.com

STAY CHARGED!

Don't let your device die during workshops! We will have a charging station available in the lobby in case your phones or tablets need an extra boost.

WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN...

The fun (and learning!) doesn't end!

Join us at NINC After Dark in the Courtyard. We will be having Roundtables each evening along with a cash bar and sponsored dessert treats.

The Board and conference leadership are enormously grateful to our sponsors for their ongoing support.

If you see a sponsor at the conference or online, please express your appreciation to these wonderful businesses!

MASKS

Masks will not be provided by the conference this year, so if you choose to wear one, please remember to bring some from home.

As always, if you have any questions, please let us know (you can reply to this email). If you have questions on-site, find anyone with a NINC Conference Committee badge, and we'll be happy to help you!

Look out for our next email which includes instructions on how to download and use our conference app! In the meantime, you can always view the schedule on our website.

See you at the beach!