2020 Guest Program

Guest Program

Come play while your Engineer works! NACE provides a wide array of unique activities to keep Delegates' spouses entertained while also allowing time for joint social activities including the NACE Tailgate, a joint breakfast with motivational speaker, and the highlight of the week- the NACE Awards Banquet on the final night.

Know before you go! This year's guest program will highlight all the fun in the sun (with sunscreen and umbrellas of course!) that Orange Beach has to offer. 

Full Guest Program: $275



Savory, scrumptious and succulent are all words that describe Gulf Coast cuisine. If you’re searching for great, Gulf seafood straight off the boat, look no farther than the restaurants in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach that serve seafood fried, grilled, baked, broiled, blackened, steamed, nude  or stewed.

During the NACE Conference, there will be plenty of opportunities to taste the best of Orange Beach both at the conference and through the Guest Program. There will also be a chance to have the local legendary drink, the Bushwacker. 

The Guest Program includes:

  -  3 Breakfasts: Mon, Tue & Wed
  -  3 Lunches: Mon, Tue & Wed
  -  2 Dinners: Tue & Wed Banquet
  -  3 Receptions: Sun, Tue & Wed
  -  3 Hospitality Nights: Sun, Mon & Wed


Guest Program Schedule

Sunday, April 19

Come to Registration at the Perdido Beach Resort and pick up your welcome bag. This will include a complete itinerary and your name badge that is required throughout the week to identify you to the bus drivers and give you access to official conference events.

Catch up with your NACE friends from around the country at the NACE 2020 Welcome Reception

** Golf Registration is available for an additional fee ($70) and can be added to Delegate Registration

Monday, April 20

Join new and old friends/spouses at the Guest Welcome Breakfast to learn about the activities planned for the next few days. 

Monday's activities:

  • Morning/Lunch activity TBD (so many people registered for the Guest Program, that the original guest lunch location had to be changed)
  • Sandcastle University & Beach Hospitality

In the evening, join your Delegate to attend your State Affiliate Dinner (if applicable).

Tuesday, April 21

Join your engineer for a join Guest/Delegate Breakfast at the Perdido Beach Resort featuring Dr. Kevin Elko, a well-known inspiration speaker. 

Enjoy lunch on the party deck at the Perdido Beach Resort and then enjoy a 3 hour cruise aboard the Weather or Knot.  A guided tour filled with history and sites along the inter-coastal waterway will drop the guests off at The Wharf where they will join their delegates for the NACE Tailgate Event! There will be special entertainment on this cruise (details coming soon).

Wednesday, April 22

Start the day with an al fresco breakfast at the Perdido Beach Resort. 
Poolside "Salsa/ Margarita Challenge"- team up and try to impress the judges in a Food Network Style competition where you get to eat and drink your prizes! 
 Wind up your stay in Orange Beach with the NACE President's Reception, Annual Banquet and Hospitality Room.