Housing & Travel

Attending the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo is important to enhance your professional education, so we strive to provide convenient housing options at competitive rates.

What hotels are in the SHAPE America block?
A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved for convention attendees and exhibitors at the following hotels. Staying at one of the designated SHAPE America venues will assure you comfortable, quality accommodations, and will help keep registration and hotel costs down for future events. Hotel rates are now available. Look for registration and housing to open in November.

SHAPE America Nashville 2018 Official Housing Map
Hotel Rates and Amenities Chart

How do I book my hotel?
Housing for the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo is handled exclusively by Experient, a Maritz Travel Company. Calls from other companies should not be accepted. Please report any incidences to

Accommodations must be booked online through SHAPE America’s official housing bureau, Experient, during the convention registration process beginning in early November. Rates cannot be guaranteed if not booked through our housing bureau.

How do I book a flight to Nashville?
Nashville International Airport (BNA) serves the city of Nashville. You can book your airfare through any airline or travel site. If you are presenting at the convention, please confirm the date and time of your presentation(s) before finalizing your plans.

Always research to find the best fares (beware of hotel packages booked with flights as you most probably will not be able to cancel). To ensure comfortable, quality accommodations, book at one of the designated convention hotels through SHAPE America’s official housing bureau, Experient (reservations must be made online beginning in early November.) Rates cannot be guaranteed unless booked through Experient. Booking at one of the designated SHAPE America venues will also provide you with assistance from Experient should any problems arise during booking or after you arrive on-site.

How can I get from the airport to my hotel and around Nashville during my stay?
This information will be posted as it becomes available.

What should I wear?
Meeting rooms can be cold; layering is recommended. Many sessions are hands-on so you should dress as you would if you were teaching/attending class. There are many social events, awards ceremonies, as well as general sessions. Attendees may not have time to change, therefore, warm-up suits to business attire is acceptable.

What should I bring?
Many members have found the following to be helpful items to bring: Pen and paper for taking notes, state pins to trade with other educators, camera, umbrellas, comfortable shoes, etc.

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