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NSCA Announces Expo Night Life 2006 Activities, Fall Business Conference Agenda

NSCA announced details of some of the organizations upcoming events, including a bit of fun and a lot of business.

The fun comes in the form of Expo Night Life 2006. Planned activities, surrounding the NSCA Expo 2006 in Las Vegas in March, include:

New Member Reception: 5:30-6:30pm at the Stardust Hotel (pavilion), Wednesday, March 15. This year's new NSCA members will enjoy complimentary beverages while networking with industry peers and colleagues.

Contractor Caper: 6:00-8:00pm at the Stardust Hotel (pavilion), Wednesday, March 15.

Before the NSCA Expo exhibits open, relax with friends and colleagues at this opening celebration. You'll enjoy good conversation, great food, special activities, and plenty of refreshments. With more than 2,500 people expected, NSCA says this is the industry's biggest networking opportunity of the year. Sponsored by West Penn Wire.

ExpoJam! with the Brian Setzer Orchestra: 8:00-10:00pm at the Stardust Hotel (pavilion), Wednesday, March 15. ?Like pouring gasoline on a fire is how Brian Setzer describes his 1998 double-platinum GRAMMY-winning and Billboard Top 10 ?The Dirty Boogie. Now, some eight years later, the success of the true, 17-piece big band fronted by an electric guitar is simple suggests Setzer. ?This isnt like punk rock, where anyone could pick up a guitar and play loud. The level of musicianship required is pretty high. What made it (success) happen is that were original, Setzer says. ?This is American music, its ingrained in us but we took it in a new direction. Sponsored by Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, co-sponsored by Shure, Inc.

Consultant's Reception: 5:30-7:00pm in the Consultant's Lounge at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Thursday, March 16. Gather at the Consultant's Lounge as the show floor closes for the day for a unique opportunity to make new contacts and network with other consultants from across the country over food and drink. Sponsored by AMX, Bose Corporation, and FSR.

International Reception: 6:30-8:00pm at the Las Vegas Hilton, Thursday, March 16. The NSCA Board of Directors cordially invites all attendees from outside the U.S. to a special reception with fine food and beverages. Get to know other international attendees or just come to find out how commercial electronics are being applied in other parts of the world. Sponsored by SoundTube Entertainment.

Atlas Sound Party: Doors open at 6:00pm at the Stardust Hotel (pavilion), Thursday, March 16. This year, Atlas Sound invites you to a jam session in the tropics at the NSCA / Atlas Sound ?Party Pavilion. Wear your best Hawaiian shirt (as they will be judged), relax under the palm trees or join in with the band. This years' interactive entertainment features an eclectic mix of musicians who have toured with the likes of Cinderella, Don Henley, Skid Row, Los Lobos, Bryan Adams, and Bon Jovi just to name a few. The band will take the stage around 7:15 pm , but come early and enjoy complimentary refreshments and the beach scenery before we bring down the house with hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s. 

EST Reception: 7:00-8:00pm at the Beach (RSVP Required), Friday, March 17 (St Patrick's Day!), Not everyone passes the C-SI or C-EST exams, so for those who do, it is a significant milestone. The NSCA Staff and Credentialing Council would like to recognize those who have earned one of the industry's toughest credentials, as well as thank the manufacturer endorsers, volunteers and training facilitators with an evening of appreciation and acknowledgement. If your involved in the EST Program, but have not yet sent your RSVP, contact to attend.

Drunk Unkles All-Star Blues Band 8:00-10:00pm at the Beach, Friday, March 17. Everyone is welcome to follow up the EST Reception with an evening of entertainment by our industry's own Drunk Unkles band. The band prefers tequila to green beer, but they're set to celebrate St. Patrick's with great music and possible special guests, maybe even someone you met on the show floor that day. Sponsors as of 2/21 include AMX, D&M, Extron, FSR, Harman Pro Group, Liberty, Polycom, Shure Inc., and SPL Integrated Systems.

Important Dates
February 28, 2006 -Expo Advance Rate Registration Deadline

March 14-18 - Systems Integration ExpoŽ 2006

For more on the Expo, go to

NSCA also announced the agenda for the NSCA Fall Business Conference, October 26-28, 2006, at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC. Designed for business owners and managers in the commercial electronic systems industry, this two-and-half-day conference offers practical tactics for growth through its two specially tailored Executive and Management tracks of seminars.  Course topics range from visionary business strategies to day-to-day management tactics.

?The Fall Business Conference has always offered upper-level seminars and training, explained Brad Nelson, NSCA board member and President of Sound Solutions Northwest, Inc.  ?You won't find any entry-level courses at Fall Business Conference, as it is targeted toward the owners, general managers and upper-level management at a systems integration firm.

Kicking off the top-tier training this fall will be keynote speaker Pat Richie, Founder and President of the Sports Leadership Group.  The only individual commissioned by author Patrick Lencioni to speak about the New York Times best-seller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Richie has more than 20 years experience teaching the subjects of leadership, ethics and business to team owners, corporate presidents, national broadcasters, star athletes and college educators.  Richies understanding of the team dynamic proved successful during his tenure with the San Francisco 49ers, which resulted in three Super Bowl Rings.

Those interested in attending this years NSCA Fall Business Conference should visit the NSCA Zone at the Systems Integration Expo March 16-18, 2006 for a chance to win a free conference admission.

For more information about the NSCA Fall Business Conference, go to the conference web site at



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