Where is the 2013 Conference?
The 35th Annual National Notary Association Conference will take place June 2—5, 2013 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas.
Who attends NNA® Conferences?
Notaries Public from coast-to-coast, employers of Notaries, Notary Signing Agents, representatives of state governments, and special guests including the NNA® Notary of the Year and Keynote speakers all participate in the NNA® Annual Conference. And, with all of the sights and fun things to see and do in Austin — you may want to bring the whole family along!
What can I expect?
The NNA® Conference is "The Notary Event of the Year" and offers educational workshops to build your skills, your business and your knowledge. NNA® Conferences also provide you with new and exciting ideas for income opportunities and the world's largest arena for Notary networking.
Where can I find a full agenda?
The Conference Agenda can be found here. You will also find regular Conference updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as in the Bulletin, The National Notary magazine, and in periodic email updates from the NNA®.
What is different about this year's Conference? Why do I need to attend another one?
The Notary landscape is constantly changing, and with more attention placed on the office of the Notary Public today, being on top of your game has never been more important.
What is the dress code?
Business casual attire is recommended for all workshops, and for the Welcome Reception.
The Welcome Reception is generally business casual. Cocktail attire is encouraged for all men and women attending the Gala Banquet on Tuesday, June 4.
Will Notary supplies be available for purchase?
Yes. Free shipping is available for all NNA® supply purchases made at the Conference. Cash, credit cards, checks and money orders will be accepted.
How can I become a presenter?
Click here for more information about Conference speaking opportunities.
How can I become an exhibitor?
Click here for details on Conference exhibitor opportunities.
How can I volunteer?
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information, along with any special experience or skills you would like to share. As volunteer opportunities become available, we will reach out to you regarding areas where you may be able to assist.
What sponsorship opportunities are available?
Click here for details on Conference sponsorship opportunities.
Where can I send suggestions for workshop topics or other Conference ideas?
Please e-mail suggestions to email@example.com.
May I attend if I am not an NNA® member?
Are members of the media welcome?
To inquire about a Media Credential, please contact Phillip Browne, Director of Communications, at (818) 739-4039 no later than Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
Cancellations / Refunds
I need to cancel my Conference Registration; am I entitled to a refund?
All Refund requests must be made in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you call to let us know you cannot attend, you will still be asked to submit a refund request in writing.
Full Refunds: Requests for full refunds must be received via e-mail by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
Partial Refunds: Refund requests received after 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 will be processed minus a $75 late cancelation fee.
No refunds will be made for requests received after 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
Registration and Guest Passes purchased at the Conference are non-refundable.
Travel & Transportation
What is the best way to get to Austin?
Click here for complete details on traveling to Austin.
Are Conference attendees eligible for any travel discounts?
Click here for information on travel discounts.
I'm driving to the Conference and will need to park my car at the hotel. What are my options?
The Renaissance has complimentary on-site parking. Valet parking is also available for a fee of $17 per day.
Does the hotel provide airport shuttle service?
The hotel does not offer an airport shuttle. However, the NNA® has partnered with SuperShuttle to provide discounted rates for transportation to and from Austin-Bergstrom Airport. To receive 10% off roundtrip shuttle reservations made and paid online, click here and enter discount code NOTAR in the "Enter Group / Discount Code" box on the first page of the website. Offer valid for both SuperShuttle and ExecuCar services. Estimated roundtrip SuperShuttle cost after discount is $30.60 (excluding taxes and gratuity). Offer valid for roundtrip reservations only.
How much is registration?
NNA® members receive discounted registration. Click here for complete registration details and pricing.
May I register onsite?
Conference Registration and Signature Event Guest Passes will be available for purchase onsite. Cash, credit cards, checks or money orders are acceptable forms of payment. Registration and Guest Passes purchased onsite at the Conference are non-refundable.
What is covered by the full Conference registration fee?
Your NNA® Conference registration includes:
Admission to all General Sessions
Admission to Conference workshops and hands-on labs
Your personalized registration packet, including your name badge, printed handouts and materials for all Conference workshops, along with a complimentary tote bag, Conference lapel pin, and more!
Admission and two complimentary drink tickets for the Welcome Reception on Sunday, June 2
Admission to the Gala Banquet on Tuesday, June 4
Continental breakfast June 3, 4, and 5
Coffee and morning/afternoon snack breaks June 3, 4, and 5
Travel and hotel accommodations are not included in your registration fee.
May I bring a spouse or friend?
When do I check-in for the Conference once I'm at the hotel?
Yes! Your guest may join you at the Welcome Reception and/or the Gala Banquet with a Signature Event Guest Pass purchase. However, purchase of the full Conference Registration is required to attend all workshops and learning labs.
Signature Event Guest Passes
Welcome Reception Only Pass: $135 (Welcome Reception and General Sessions only. No workshops.)
Gala Banquet Only Pass: $155 (Gala Banquet and General Sessions only. No workshops.)
Full Guest Pass: $275 (Welcome Reception, Gala Banquet and General Sessions only. No workshops.)
Registration will open on Sunday, June 2 (time TBD). All Conference attendees must check in at the NNA® Conference Registration desk in the atrium of the Renaissance to receive Conference materials, including all workshop handouts, and name badge, which serves as your ID during the Conference.
Are scholarships available?
Unfortunately, scholarships to attend the NNA® Conference are not available at this time.
I didn't receive a confirmation when I registered online. May I obtain one by calling the NNA®?
Yes, if for any reason you have not received a confirmation of your registration, please call the NNA® at 1-800-US NOTARY (1-800-876-6827) and a confirmation receipt will be forwarded to you right away.
What do I need in order to check-in at Conference registration?
A valid photo I.D. is required.
What happens if I lose my Conference badge?
Badges may be replaced at the Conference registration desk once your registration has been verified.
I can't attend the entire Conference. Are you offering 1-Day Passes?
Yes. A One-Day Pass program will be available for those who cannot attend the full NNA ® Conference. Please check back here for updates on pricing and program specifics. The Day Pass will not grant access to the Welcome Reception on June 2 or Gala Banquet on June 4.
Will excursions be offered?
We are working with local vendors to provide fun offsite excursion options for Conference attendees so you can make the most out of your trip to Austin. Updates on discounts and offsite excursion opportunities will be posted here as they become available.
At what hotel will the Conference be held?
Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, TX 78759
Is there a discounted hotel room rate for attendees?
NNA® Conference attendees receive a discounted room rate. We recommend reserving your room at the Conference hotel as soon as possible. Once Conference block rooms have sold out, the hotel cannot guarantee the Conference rate. Please note, you must book your hotel room in the NNA®'s room block to receive the discounted pricing.
How do I make my hotel reservation?
Click here to book your hotel online, or call the Renaissance directly to make your reservation at 1-800-468-3571. All reservations will require a credit card and a deposit for first night's stay. Deposits will be refunded for rooms canceled more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
Click here for detailed information about the Renaissance Austin Hotel.
All About Austin
Austin consistently ranks as one of the best cities in the U.S. to visit according to national publications such as US News and World Report, Money Magazine, Kiplinger and Forbes. The city's friendly vibe, creative culture, and touch of Texas bravado make for a great destination. And, with the Austin-Bergstrom Airport providing non-stop service to 37 cities, getting there is convenient.
Known as the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin boasts nearly 200 live music venues featuring rock, blues, jazz, hip hop, punk or Latino shows nightly. Austin's universal appeal extends well beyond music however — with outstanding dining experiences, world-class sporting events, an oasis of outdoor activities and other unique happenings only Austin can offer.
What are the Top 10 things to do in Austin?
This three-acre natural pool is fed from underground springs and water temperatures remain a constant, cool 68 degrees year-round.
2101 Barton Springs Road (located in Zilker Park) Austin, TX 78704
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
From rare artifacts to interactive displays, the Bob Bullock Museum creatively tells the story of Texas.
1800 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
Texas State Capitol
With more than one million visitors per year, the Texas State Capitol ranks as one of Austin's most popular attractions. Completed in 1886, the Texas State Capitol is the largest in square footage of all state capitols and surpasses the national Capitol in height by 14 feet.
1100 Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701
Warehouse and Sixth Street Entertainment Districts
Four blocks of Fourth and Fifth Streets comprise the Warehouse District. The buildings have been renovated from warehouses to trendy, distinctive hot spots. Austin's Sixth Street is widely known for its unique blend of dance clubs, live music venues, restaurants and bars.
Congress Avenue Bats
Only in Austin will you find millions of bats and thousands of humans all hanging out under the same bridge every night. Austin boasts the largest urban colony of Mexican free-tail bats in North America with a population of 1.5 million. The sunset exodus of the bats creates a nightly spectacle from March through October with onlookers watching as the nocturnal creatures emerge from beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge.
First Street & Congress Avenue; Bat Conservation International
Austin stands as the gateway to seven Highland Lakes that stairstep 100 miles through the Central Texas Hill Country. Area lakes offer a variety of aquatic adventures, from sailing on Lake Travis to water-skiing on Lake Austin and canoeing along Town Lake.
Town Lake Hike & Bike Trail
Bordered by 10 miles of trails, Town Lake in downtown Austin serves as a social hub for runners, walkers and cyclists.
One of the hippest Austin hangouts is SoCo, a colorful stretch of Congress Avenue lined with funky shops, trendy dining spots, unique accommodations, art galleries and music venues. On the first Thursday of each month, merchants keep their doors open until 10 p.m., playing host to an array of events and activities.
South of the Congress Avenue Bridge
Harry Ransom Center
Home to the Gutenberg Bible and the world's first photograph, the HRC also archives 30 million literary manuscripts, one million rare books, five million photographs and more than 100,000 works of art.
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library
The life and legacy of LBJ are on exhibit at the nation's most visited presidential library.
University of Texas, 2313 Red River Street
I am bringing my family. Are there any kid-friendly activities in Austin?
The Schlitterbahn Water Park, about an hour away from the Renaissance Austin in New Braunfels, TX consistently rates as one of the top water parks in the United States!
The Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary features more than 300 animals across more than 100 different species. This pleasant Hill Country zoo experience located about 30 minutes from the Renaissance Austin, gives you the opportunity to see the animals close-up, spend some time outdoors getting exercise, and have fun.
What is the weather like in Austin in early June?
The temperature in June can reach the low 90s. Evening temperatures typically stay in the low to mid 70s. Summer showers are common in this part of the country, so be prepared for the possibility of rain.
Where can I get an Austin Visitor Guide?
Download the latest Austin Visitor Guide.