NSA 2014: Red, White, Blue, & YOU!
Get ready to show off your voice and exercise your right to stutter freely and proudly because we’re headed to the heart of all things patriotic. We’re coming to America’s capital city, Washington, DC, for our 31st Annual Conference to be held July 2-6, 2014!
Washington is “The American Experience,” and is one of the most frequently visited cities in the world. Not only is it the center of our government, but it offers attractions that very few cities can match: the power and prestige of The White House. The halls of The Supreme Court, where landmark decisions have shaped the course of history. The National Mall, which is the most famous park in the country, gives you the chance to get up close and personal with The Lincoln Memorial, The Jefferson Memorial, and The Washington Monument. The Smithsonian Museum and National Archives offers access to some of the most priceless artifacts that have helped our country become the world leader that it is today. But that’s only a glimpse of how beautiful this city really is!
Our conference hotel for 2014 is the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, which is right in the heart of the city. Located in the Penn Quarter neighborhood and right next to Gallery Place – Chinatown, you will have easy access to numerous restaurants and nightlife, as well as the usual amenities the NSA hotels provide: a gym, lavish guest rooms, and a spa. Go bowling at Lucky Strike, marvel at the beauty that is Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, or assimilate yourself into the world of espionage at the International Spy Museum. If you are a news junkie and want to know all about the way our history has been told, the Newseum is the place to do it. But the best part about this location – you can leave your car at home! The Washington subway system, known as the Metro, goes everywhere within the city, and will drop you off no more than two blocks from all the major sights. A quick Metro ride will bring you everywhere you want to be!
There are simply no shortage of activities that will be accessible to you at this conference. Do you want to explore the United States Capitol with a privately guided tour? You can. Are you a nature lover and want to see exotic animals? The National Zoo is close by. You can get your shopping fix by going to Georgetown and exploring the boutiques. If you love sports, you can see one of the quickly rising baseball teams: The Washington Nationals, with Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg. There will also be the possibility to see a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle: The 4th of July fireworks over the National Mall! When you hear the loud smash of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” as the sky lights up over the Potomac, your heart will race…and celebrate simultaneously!