Early Registration!

Early Registration for vendors/sponsors ends Aug. 12th, 2016! Early Registration for attendees ends Sept. 2nd, 2016!




on a social level.



Daily Activities



Opening Reception
still open to sponsor


Description: Kick off the 2016 NRITS Conference in style!  Planned as an indoor reception in the Convention Center’s North Rotunda, enjoy hors d’oeuvres with conference attendees and guests!  A cash bar will be available.  (Free for Attendees, $10 Guests)



Tennessee Aquarium
still open to sponsor


Description: Join us Monday night for a unique local fun-filled experience.  With food and drinks in hand, attendees & guests will embark on a scavenger hunt through the Tennessee Aquarium River Journey building.   With full access to the River Journey Cove Forest (Otters), Rivers of the World, Tennessee River Gallery, Alligator Bayou, Seahorse Gallery and more!  Catered by renowned 212 Market Restaurant.  Who for the past five years has received TripAdvisor certificate of excellence and was recently inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of fame.  ($48 per person)

Scheduled Activities


1:00 – 6:00 pm

Annual NRITS Golf Tourney
still open to sponsor – sponsor the tourney or a hole!


Description: Location Pending!  Join ITS colleagues for a four person, 18 hole, shotgun, scramble golf tournament. Teams will be randomly formed based on average score or player handicap. Each team will have an “A” player (really good) and a “D” player (not so good, but willing to try). Golf carts will be provided. Transportation will leave Snowbird at 1:00 pm and return back to Snowbird at 6:00 pm. ($27 per person)


River Gorge Expedition
still open to sponsor – transportation!


Description: Travel swiftly and smoothly downstream from the Chattanooga Pier into the scenic Tennessee River Gorge aboard the high-tech vessel “River Gorge Explorer”. This two-hour excursion is guided by an Aquarium naturalist who brings local history to life while helping you spot wildlife.  Attendees and guests can relax in the climate-controlled cabin or soak in the beautiful fall scenery from the observation deck.  Cost is $TBD per person.
*Please note there is a pleasant .5 mile walk along the river from the drop-off location to the pier.  Please contact Meetings Northwest if you require an additional transportation needs.


Incline Railway
still open to sponsor – transportation!


Description: Chugga chugga choo choo all aboard! Ride the Incline Railway up Lookout Mountain for the breathtaking adventure of “America’s most Amazing Mile”.  The Incline’s trolley-style cars climb through the natural beauty surrounding historic Lookout Mountain at a breathtaking 72.7% grade – straight up! Attendees and guests can sit back and enjoy the scenic views of the mountains and valleys from the observation windows on the train as well as the panoramic views from the observation tower at the Incline’s top station. Come see for yourself why the Incline is one of the most fun things to do in Chattanooga! ($15 per person)
*Please note transportation will be provided from the Convention Center to the Incline Railway.


Chattonooga Ghost Tours, Inc.
still open to sponsor – transportation!


Description: Ooh Spooky!   Experience the most exciting ghost tour in Tennessee!  Attendees and guests will enjoy a relaxing paced 1 ½ hour walking ghost tour through downtown Chattanooga, hearing tales and getting pictures of some of the city’s TRUE hauntings!  The tour will start the Chattanooga Ghost Tours shop at 138 Market St, ending across the street from the Convention Center. ($15 per person)


12:45 pm

Ice Cream Social
still open to sponsor


Description: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! What’s a party without ice cream? Immediately following our Wednesday luncheon, all attendees are encouraged to come celebrate and network with colleagues at our Ice Cream Social. There will be a wide selection of flavors and toppings to choose from. This is our way of saying thank you for attending and we wish you a safe trip home!  (Free for Attendees, $5 Guests)

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