Registration for the 2021 NIC Fall Conference is Officially Open!

Starting November 1, 2021

Houston, TX



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, will be provided 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.

  • Capital Provider Attendee Listing

    Located via the Conference Mobile App, the Capital Provider Attendee Listing is an additional resource to help connect operators seeking financing with debt and equity providers in the sector. The listing includes company profiles, company contact information, on-site contact information, and the types of capital provided for lenders, investors, and financial intermediaries who registered and submitted their information by late August.

  • 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.

  • Conference Mobile App

    Released in early September, 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
  • 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.

  • 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 theLinkedIn® 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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