SEPTEMBER 25 – 29, 2019


Welcome to the 2019 ECAO Annual Industry Conference 

Music City U.S.A. Nashvegas. Athens of the South. Smashville. Regardless of the handle, Nashville, Tennessee is the place to be. It will be even more the location of choice when ECAO holds our Annual Conference in this vibrant city on September 25-29, 2019. And, on behalf of the ECAO, I am thrilled to invite you to join our community in Nashville.

The JW Marriott Nashville Hotel will be the site of our 2019 Conference, and we are confident this will build the excitement and momentum of our last experience in Barcelona. Once again we will be planning events and outings to maximize opportunities for networking & optimal interaction; continuing to build our community. Nashville will provide us with a unique musical experience, the vibrancy of the city, and a chance to enjoy this relatively new destination of choice.

This is my second year as President of ECAO, and I am truly looking forward to the group events and business sessions in 2019. Our Executive Board has embraced the spirit of making each Conference better than the previous, and I am confident Nashville will be one to remember. As in Barcelona, our 2019 Conference in Nashville includes breakfast for everyone, every day except departure day, two partner programs, and a solid roster of speakers. In addition, we have an optional golf outing for those who choose to ruin a perfectly good walk. Of course, we will also have sponsored hospitality suites and the ECAO hospitality suite to close each day’s exciting events.

This is a conference you don’t want to miss! As we continue to strengthen the ECAO community, our next steps are to increase membership engagement, participation, and involvement. This will begin with our Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, September 25-29, 2019. Nancy and I anticipate experiencing this great event with our members and partners; and we invite you to join us. 


This site contains pertinent information to help you plan for your trip. First and foremost, let’s get you registered!