This year's Alliance conference consisted of 3 days, 550+ sessions and over 3,800 attendees in Nashville, Tennessee.
Sunday Morning bright and early participants gathered for the Fun Run/Walk sponsored by Sierra-Cedar. The morning was a little chilly and foggy, but Dolly was there to cheer runners and walkers on! View the final Fun Run/Walk results.
After workshops concluded Sunday evenings events were just beginning. We were greeted by Minnie Pearl AKA Conference Chair, Debby Hill and Program Chair, Michele Thibideau. Current HEUG President Steve Hahn and President elect Mario Berry discussed the future of HEUG. Lew Conner intruduced the most recent inductees to the Hall of Fame: Tara O'Neil, Debbie Littlefield, Jeff Robbins, and Bob Blackburn. Our Keynote Speaker, Tommy Spaulding, discussed lasting relationships that transform your life and workplace - learn more by reading his national bestseller It’s Not Just Who You Know. Food and Drinks were served in the Exhibit Hall with our excelent vendors.
Monday and Tuesday our Community Service tables were open. Thank you everyone for your generosity; the Smoky Mountain Service Dogs, NotesForNotes, and Soles4Soles teams appreciated all your donations.
Tuesday night was not a night to forget! Attendees were treated to a delicious, old-fashioned, country-style feast during which they enjoyed performances by local talent. After heading upstairs to the Delta Ballroom Dance Y'all and DJ Hish taught some line dancing in preparation for our headliner Phil Vassar! Rodeo, Inc closed out the night for those left standing. Our concert was sponsored in part by Smart ERP. There was much fun to be had at the Closing Night Celebration and hope everyone had as much fun as we did.
Wednesday the conference wrapped up and everyone was headed home. We hope you were able to CHALLENGE one another to explore new options, CONNECT with others and CREATE new ideas for the future.