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Join us for our 11th Annual National Convention in September 2019


Group photo from 2017 Annual Convention in Alsip, IL.

2019 National Convention - Nashville, TN

11th Annual National Convention

Come join us in Nashville and help celebrate our 11th Annual National Convention!


September 20-22, 2019


This convention is presented by the NBTSG, which is a member owned 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, for the benefit of the Guild Members but it is open for non-members to attend. Join your fellow sharpeners and attend sharpening training from educators from around the world. There will be an extensive vendor room plus a chance to certify. Top scores from certification will see their name on the perpetual Sharpeners Guild trophy. 


SEATING IS LIMITED TO 75 PEOPLE SO REGISTER EARLY.  ONLINE REGISTRATION COMING SOON.


Guild members receive special membership pricing for workshops, certification and general admission. You do not need to certify to be a NBTSG card carrying member. JOIN NOW 




Location

Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport

1112 Airport Center Dr. - Nashville, TN 37214


Special convention rates for standard king and standard double are $145 per night plus local taxes and fees. Room rates are valid before and after the convention so you can come early and stay later to check out everything that Nashville has to offer.  Use group code NBTS for reservations to get this special rate.  Here's a link to register with the hotel online.


The hotel offers complimentary 24 hour shuttle service to and from the Nashville International Airport, complementary high speed internet access throughout the hotel, and complimentary guest parking.  


Come see their newly renovated guest rooms! Renovations to the lobby, restaurant, lounge and meeting rooms should be completed in June 2019. 


Here's a link to the Radisson Hotel website.

registration information

**MEMBER PRICING**

Convention General Admission (Sharpener) - $149

Convention General Admission (Spouse) - $79

Guild Workshop - $125

Certification - $175


Sapphire VIP Package (Convention, 3 Workshops, No Certification) - $475

Ruby VIP Package (Convention, 3 Workshops, 1 Certification) - $649

Emerald VIP Package (Convention, 3 workshops, 2 Certifications) - $825

MEMBER REGISTRATION

**NON-MEMBER PRICING**

Convention General Admission (Sharpener) - $249

Convention General Admission (Spouse) - $99

Guild Workshop - $149

Certification - $200


Sapphire VIP Package (Convention, 3 Workshops, No Certification) - $649

Ruby VIP Package (Convention, 3 Workshops, 1 Certification) - $849

Emerald VIP Package (Convention, 3 Workshops, 2 Certifications) - $999

NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION COMING SOON

CONVENTION SCHEDULE

9/20/2019 - Friday

Guild Workshops / Pre-Convention Activity

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Radison Hotel Nashville Airport

+ Event Details

9/20/2019 - Friday

Guild Workshops / Pre-Convention Activity

(Workshop Registration Required for Attendance)  


Guild Workshops Session A 9AM - 12PM 

● A1 - Shear Certification Prep - Instructor: Dennis Brooks - Nashville 

● A2 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Knoxville 

● A3 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Memphis 

● A4 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Chattanooga 

● A5 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Gatlinburg  

● A6 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Brentwood

● A7 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Franklin 


Lunch On Your Own 12PM - 1PM Urban Grille  


Guild Workshops Session B 1PM - 4PM 

● B1 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Nashville

● B2 - Blade Certification Prep - Instructor: Jason Sturm - Knoxville 

● B3 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Memphis 

● B4 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Chattanooga 

● B5 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Gatlinburg

● B6 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Brentwood

● B7 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Franklin 


Dinner On Your Own 4PM - 5PM Urban Grille  


Guild Workshops Session C 5PM - 8PM 

● C1 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Nashville 

● C2 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Knoxville 

● C3 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Gatlinburg 

● C4 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Chattanooga 

● C5 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Memphis

● C6 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Brentwood

● C7 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Franklin 

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Radison Hotel Nashville Airport

9/21/2019 - Saturday

Annual Convention Day 1

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport

+ Event Details

9/21/2019 - Saturday

Annual Convention Day 1

Convention Officially Begins 8:00AM

(General Admission Registration Required for Attendance)  


Registration Check-in 8AM - 9AM Volunteer Foyer


Refreshments (Coffee/Tea) 8AM - 12PM Volunteer Foyer - Sponsored by NBTSG


Shear Certification 8:30AM - 11:00AM Gatlinburg Room

(Certification Registration Required)


Vendor Room/Tables Open 9AM - 6PM Memphis Room/Volunteer Foyer 


Silent Auction/Swap Meet 9AM - 5PM Knoxville Room


Guest Speakers 8:50AM - 12PM Knoxville Room 


● Welcome & Opening Remarks by Guild President 8:50 - 9:00 


● Presentation by TBD -  9:00 - 9:50 

o Topic: TBD 


● Break 9:50 - 10:00 


● Presentation by TBD 10:00 - 10:50 

o Topic: TBD

 

● Break 10:50 - 11:00 


● Presentation by TBD 11:00 - 11:50 

o Topic: TBD


Catered Lunch 12PM - 1:30 Knoxville Room - Sponsored by NBTSG


Clipper Blade Certification 1PM - 2:30PM Chatanooga Room 

(Certification Registration Required)


Refreshments (Lemonade/Tea) 1:30PM - 5PM Volunteer Foyer - Sponsored by NBTSG


Vendor Spotlight 2PM - 5PM Knoxville Room 

● 2:00 - 2:15 TBD

● 2:20 - 2:35 TBD

● 2:40 - 2:55 TBD

● 3:00 - 3:15 TBD 

● 3:20 - 3:35 TBD

● 3:40 - 3:55 TBD

● 4:00 - 4:15 TBD

● 4:20 - 4:35 TBD

● 4:40 - 4:55 TBD 


Catered Standing Reception 5PM - 6PM Volunteer Foyer - Sponsored by NBTSG

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport

9/21/2019 - Saturday

Annual Members' Meeting

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport

+ Event Details

9/21/2019 - Saturday

Annual Members' Meeting

NBTSG Annual Members' Meeting 6PM - 8PM Knoxville Room 

(Guild Members and their immediate family only)


- State of the Guild - President

- Financial Update - Treasurer

- 10 Year Plan - Chairman

- Corporate Officer Election

- Member Discussions

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport

9/22/2019 - Sunday

Annual Convention Day 2

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport

+ Event Details

9/22/2019 - Sunday

Annual Convention Day 2

(General Admission Registration Required for Attendance)  


Worship Service (Optional) 8AM - 8:45AM Knoxville Room


Vendor Room/Tables Open 9AM - 5PM Memphis Room/Volunteer Foyer


Refreshments (Coffee/Tea) 8AM - 12PM Volunteer Foyer - Sponsored by NBTSG


Group Session (Announcements) 9:00AM - 9:05AM Knoxville Room 


Guild Center Stations 9:05AM - 12PM Knoxville Room 

● Session 1: 9:05 - 9:45 

● Session 2: 9:50 - 10:30 

● Session 3: 10:35 - 11:15 

● Session 4: 11:20 - 12:00  


Group Photo 12PM - 12:15 Volunteer Foyer 


Catered Lunch 12:15 - 1:30 Knoxville Room - Sponsored by NBTSG  


Refreshments (Lemonade/Tea) 1:30PM - 5PM Volunteer Foyer - Sponsored by NBTSG


Group Session (Announcements) 1:30PM - 1:35PM Knoxville Room  


Guild Center Stations 1:35PM - 4:30PM Knoxville Room 

● Session 5: 1:35 - 2:15 

● Session 6: 2:20 - 3:10 

● Session 7: 3:05 - 3:45 

● Session 8: 3:50 - 4:30

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport

9/22/2019 - Sunday

Awards Banquet Dinner

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport

+ Event Details

9/22/2019 - Sunday

Awards Banquet Dinner

Hosted by the NBTSG Awards Committee


- Seating

- Remarks by Guild President

- Grace

- Meal Service

- Door Prizes

- Desert

- Larry Brooks Memorial Scholarship

- Remarks by Certification Judges

- Certification Results

- Pictures

- One-on-One time with the Judges

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport

GUILD CENTER TOPICS (SUNDAY)

STATION 1: TBD

COACH: TBD

STATION 2: TBD

COACH: TBD 

STATION 3: TBD

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