Conference Objectives

Join us in Nashville, Tennessee, Music City, for the 2013 SGMP Southeast Regional Education Conference.

The training you’ll receive in Nashville will help you fine tune your arrangements with educational topics to include, Creating Partnerships with Government, Industry and Academia; Promoting Your Event for Success, Green Meetings, Getting in Rhythm with your Planners, and ♫ ’Cleft Notes’ on ADA.

Host City and Conference Location

Enjoy a warm, southern welcome at the Sheraton Music City Hotel.

Connect with the heart of downtown Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame or experience the awe of The Grande Ole Opry. Spend a relaxing day at one Nashville’s beautiful state parks, the Adventure Science Center, or the home of President Andrew Jackson – The Hermitage. The Nashville International Airport is also just minutes away.

Gather with friends for a relaxed conversation in our beautiful open-air courtyard. Or swim to your heart’s content in our indoor and outdoor swimming pools. As evening falls, retreat to your spacious guest room or suite and step into the fresh air on your private balcony or patio.

Over 33,000 square feet of centralized and elegant meeting space invites groups of 20 to 1,300 for meetings, events, galas, and weddings. As the second largest freestanding convention hotel in Nashville, we are honored to be recognized with ten consecutive “Gold Key Awards” for meeting excellence from Meetings & Conventions Magazine.

Find all the comforts of home and spend time with loved ones at the Sheraton Music City Hotel.

Registration Includes

Conference registration fee includes all breaks, official program items, all food and beverage events on the agenda, educational sessions and materials.  Hotel accommodations are NOT included and should be made by contacting the host hotel.

Name Badges

Official name badge and tickets are required.  All attendees must wear their name badge to participate in official conference activities – strictly enforced for security.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations will be accepted until June 25, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST in order to receive a refund, less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to SGMP SE Regional Conference to  After June 25, 2013 no refunds will be granted. In the event the registrant is no longer able to attend the conference, substitutions of a business colleague/co-worker will be accepted until August 12, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST. The original registrant, or person paying, MUST submit the replacement’s name and contact information in writing to

Conference Attire

Business Casual for all agenda events. Traveling attire for Wednesday conference closing events.

Who Should Attend

  • Hospitality suppliers and potential suppliers
  • Government meeting professionals
  • Persons interested in the continued development of business opportunities with government meeting planners and decision makers

Registration Information is Online


For additional information, questions or concerns, please contact Tami Guin, CGMP, Conference Chair, at 615-231-1256, by Fax at 615-231-1120, or by email at:

Hotel Group Rate and Reservation Process:

For current group rates, please visit out accommodations page here.

About SGMP

The Society of Government Meeting Professionals is the only national organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to improving the knowledge and expertise of individuals in the planning and execution of government meetings and promoting the cost effectiveness of those meetings through education, training, and industry relationships.

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