June 16, 2024Sunday

Time Event Location
4:00 PM Hotel Check-in Hilton Nashville Downtown
4:00 – 5:30 PM Conference Registration Hilton Lobby
6:00 – 9:00 PM Welcome Reception Skydeck at Assembly Food Hall (0.2 mile walk)
  • Conference Registration

    Conference Registration

    Hilton Lobby
    Sunday, June 16, 4:00–5:30 PM

    After checking into your hotel room, stop at our registration table to pick up your conference agenda, name tags, and a special attendee gift.

  • Welcome Reception

    Welcome Reception

    Skydeck at Assembly Food Hall
    Sunday, June 16, 6:00–9:00 PM

    Join us at Nashville's largest rooftop patio and bar to kick off the 2024 MCAI Annual Meeting! The Skydeck is a short 5 minute walk from the Hilton. We will have a wide variety of food to enjoy, live music, games and a great view of Broadway! This is a relaxed, casual event for all attendees to get reacquainted. We look forward to welcoming you to Nashville!

June 17, 2024Monday

Time Event Location
8:00 – 8:30 AM Annual Membership Business Meeting Hilton Volunteer Ballroom
8:30 – 10:30 AM Breakfast & Education Seminar Hilton Volunteer Ballroom
11:30 AM Buses Depart Hilton Main Entrance
12:00 – 3:00 PM Lunch and Curling Tee Line Curling
3:00 PM Buses Depart Tee Line Curling
3:30 PM Evening Open for Networking Nashville
  • Annual Membership Business Meeting

    Annual Membership Business Meeting

    Updates from MCAI
    Monday, June 17, 8:00–8:30 AM

    Open to all members, this meeting reviews Association activites over the past year and previews activities and resources planned for the upcoming year.

  • Breakfast, Awards & Education Seminar

    Breakfast, Awards & Education Seminar

    Education Seminar presented by Alex Willis
    Monday, June 17, 8:30–10:30 AM

    Alex Willis — founder and CEO of Leadership Surge, is a dynamic speaker, motivator, and innovator of corporate and front-line change management programming. He founded Leadership Surge based on the belief that a great culture is built to last when every member of the team embraces winning values, behaviors and practices. The comprehensive training programs available from Leadership Surge help develop leaders at all levels: from the frontline to the board room.

    Alex will inspire us to take leadership to the next level with his frontline leadership training focusing on effective communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to developing awareness, understanding and proficiencies in diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Lunch and Curling

    Lunch and Curling

    Tee Line Curling
    Monday, June 17, 12:00–3:00 PM

    Get ready to spend an exciting afternoon at Tee Line, Nashville's house for food, drinks, curling, bowling and more! This first of its kind venue is one of the most unique places to spend a day and we have the full venue rented exclusively for our group. Tee Line features 3 full sheets of ice for curling, 4 boutique bowling lanes, 26 TVs throughout the venue, lots of seating and a glass wall to watch curling in action. Try your luck on the ice, bowl, or just relax and enjoy the good food, drinks and conversation with friends!

June 18, 2024Tuesday

Time Event Location
8:00 – 10:00 AM Breakfast, Souvenir Photos & Keynote Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum (0.2 mile walk)
6:00 – 9:00 PM Reception, Dinner & Entertainment Lainey Wilson's Bell Bottoms Up Bar (Rooftop) (0.1 mile walk)
  • Breakfast, Souvenir Photos & Keynote

    Breakfast, Souvenir Photos & Keynote

    Tuesday, June 18, 8:00–10:00 AM

    Join us at the iconic Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. We have a fun morning planned with keynote speaker, Jimmy Yeary, singer, songwritter and storyteller! The event will be held in the Event Hall, with soaring, 40-foot glass windows and a breathtaking view overlooking downtown. Souvenir photos will be taken before and after breakfast in the foyer of the Event Hall. Museum vouchers will be provided for self-guided tours following the event.

  • Keynote Presentation by Jimmy Yeary

    Keynote Presentation by Jimmy Yeary

    Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
    Tuesday, June 18, 8:45–9:45 AM

    Jimmy Yeary is the rarest of speakers because his content is filled with instantly recognizable moments. For well over a decade, he has influenced millions of people--how they think and what they think about--on a daily basis. Jimmy Yeary is not only a highly sought-after speaker, but he is also a hugely successful songwriter, and his music is all around you.

    Jimmy Yeary was writing songs long before becoming the lead singer of the Grammy Award winning supergroup SHENANDOAH. These were years that saw Jimmy performing #1 hits like "Mama Knows", "Somewhere In the Vicinity of the Heart", and "Sunday in the South".

    Today, in Nashville and Los Angeles, one of the most common calls in the music industry is from an artist's representative to Sony Publishing requesting availability on songs from Jimmy Yeary's catalogue of music.

    Jimmy has written more than two-thousand songs, many of which have been featured on albums selling millions of copies--Grammy winners, gold and platinum awards among them. Nine of Jimmy's songs have been certified "Number 1" hits as singles by Billboard Magazine.

    Recently, both the CMA and ACM awarded Jimmy Yeary with "Song of the Year" for "I Drive Your Truck"--the inspiring song he wrote about the father of a fallen soldier and how he continues to remember his son. Jimmy's most recent Number 1 was "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", a song he wrote for Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy.

    He has also been called "one of the most engaging speakers in the country". Jimmy takes the lessons he has learned and the experiences he has encountered in his music career and applies them to the process of creating results for businesses, organizations, and teams.

    Facilitating growth while creating and maintaining significant relationships has become Jimmy's trademark as a communicator. Emotional awareness, a greater understanding of other people, and the shared experiences that build an effective team herald the genius of Jimmy Yeary. Not only can he speak to who we are as an organization, he will put it to music!


    When you feel a story, you see it. When you see a story, you tell it effectively. Everyone’s life is a story that has been authentically felt and therefore can be drawn upon to utilize every emotionally valuable detail to move and inspire.

  • Reception, Dinner & Entertainment

    Reception, Dinner & Entertainment

    Lainey Wilson's Bell Bottoms Up Bar (Rooftop)
    Tuesday, June 18, 6:00–9:00 PM

    After a day of sightseeing and networking, close out this year's Annual Meeting at one of Nashville's newest bars. Fresh off winning Female Artist of the Year at the ACM Awards on May 16th, Lainey Wilson opened her Bell Bottoms Up Bar on May 31st in the former location of FGL House. Join us on the 4th floor rooftop for dinner and live music featuring the Krystal Steel Band.

June 19, 2024Wednesday

Time Event Location
6:00 – 8:00 AM Traveler's Grab & Go Breakfast Hilton Lobby
Noon Hotel Check-out Hilton Nashville Downtown
  • Traveler's Grab & Go Breakfast

    Traveler's Grab & Go Breakfast

    Wednesday, June 19, 6:00–8:00 AM

    A grab and go style breakfast will be available in the Hotel Lobby. Be sure to pick up a quick bite before you head out. Safe travels home!