2022 NIC spring Conference Registration is Now Open. LEARN MORE




Welcome to ‘the NIC’!

You will find many useful, convenient, and even luxurious resources have been made available for your use during the conference. Be sure to check them out below.

Additional information, including times and locations of these resources can be found in the 2021 NIC Fall Conference Program.

  • Attendee Listing

    Located exclusively via the NIC Conference Mobile App, the Attendee Listing includes attendees who registered and chose to be listed. You can export the Attendee Listing to Excel to sort and/or print using the desktop version of the mobile app.

  • Coat & Item Check

    Need a place to stash your coat or briefcase? Coat & Item Check can lighten your load.

  • Conference Concierges

    Our Conference Concierges are located throughout the conference space and will be delighted to assist you with any needs you might have—from mobile device chargers to hand lotion and much more.

  • NIC Mobile App

    The NIC Conference Mobile App is your one-stop portal to all conference information including:

    • Conference Schedule
    • Registrant Meeting Scheduler
    • Attendee Listing
    • Speaker Presentations
    • Attendee Profiles, Maps and Much More

    You can find the NIC Fall Conference app in the App Store or the Google Play store. A web version of the app can be accessed here.

  • EMT & Medical Assistance

    Through NIC’s partnership with SafeExpo, a licensed EMT will be stationed onsite to assist attendees. Help for more extensive medical treatment will be provided through our partnership with a local medical facility.

  • Evening Car Service

    Complimentary car service is available from the Marriott Marquis on Monday and Tuesday to transport you to your night out in downtown Houston.

  • First-time Attendee Gathering

    New to NIC? Jump right in! This is your chance to network with fellow first-time attendees, meet NIC Leadership, and hear tips and tools for how to make the most of your conference experience.

  • First-time Attendee Morning Meetups

    Meet up with other first-time attendees and conference veterans to jump start your day.

  • First-Time Attendee Webinar

    View the First-time Attendee webinar to hear valuable tips on how you can make your time at the conference productive, efficient, and successful! Our co-hosts will share their knowledge and insights, gained from years of attending the event, to help you reach your business goals!

    • Hear who’s attending and how to make connections ahead of the conference
    • Find out why you should schedule meetings before you arrive onsite
    • Hear how to access wayfinding resources to make your onsite navigation easier
    • Learn why you should add educational sessions to your calendar ahead of time—so you don’t miss out on practical insights and key takeaways from leading industry and outside experts
    • Hear helpful tips to keep up the momentum after the conference
    Colette Dafoe
    Managing Partner
    Nixon Peabody, LLP

    Colette Dafoe

    Colette Dafoe is the office managing partner of the firm’s DC office, and focuses her practice on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, representing owners, investors and developers in acquisitions, sales, leasing, financing and development of commercial real estate. Her practice involves drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, leases and loan documents and performing due diligence and other site acquisition services.

    Morgin Morris
    KeyBank Real Estate Capital

    Morgin Morris

    Morgin Morris is a Senior Vice President and Mortgage Banker based in KeyBank’s Seattle office focusing on Senior Housing Commercial Mortgage origination in the West. Morgin has been in the Senior Housing industry for 15 years, with over $1B in loan closings.

  • Headshot Lounge

    Need to update your professional photo? Put your best face forward and stop by the Headshot Lounge to have your complimentary portrait taken. Use the kiosk provided in the headshot lounge to see and send your photo instantly!

  • Individual Private Workspaces

    Need a quiet workspace during the conference? Take a break, make a call, check e-mail, or take a few minutes to wind down in one of the provided private workspaces.

  • LinkedIn® Corner

    Improve Interactions. Build Connections. Increase Engagement. It’s time to take a fresh look at your profile on the LinkedIn® platform. Through powerful insights from our LinkedIn concierges, you’ll have your understanding of today’s LinkedIn platform transformed, discuss profile Dos and Don’ts, and learn how to reposition yourself as an expert and thought leader within the industry. You’ll walk away knowing how to:

    • Engage your professional network of contacts
    • Build connections that are useful and meaningful
    • Showcase yourself as a desirable, well-rounded professional
    • Share ideas to stand out and be sought out
  • Meet-Up Points

    Meet-Up Points make meeting up easier! Save time locating colleagues by using this resource to identify meeting locations throughout the NIC conference space.

  • Networking Spaces

    Networking spaces are available for use throughout the conference and provide comfortable places for attendees to conduct meetings. Read more about NICs Networking Opportunities.

  • NIC Café

    New this year is the NIC Café! Enjoy fresh fare during conference hours, on your time, when it’s convenient for you! The NIC Café will be a stationary market where you can pick up breakfast, lunch, early evening small plates, snacks, and beverages. Healthy choices, including gluten-free options, will be available. A Kosher section will also be provided. You will be sure to enjoy this efficient way to stay nourished throughout your busy day.

  • Shoe Shine

    Polish your look with a complimentary shoe shine.

  • Specialty Coffee Bar


    Grab a complimentary cup of coffee in between business meetings and sessions.

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