Registration open for NBIA International Conference

January 07, 2014

Entrepreneurship Energizing Economies. That’s the theme for NBIA’s 28th International Conference on Business Incubation. Registration is now open for the conference, to be held May 18-21, 2014, in New Orleans. And between now and January 15, NBIA is offering a white sale discount off the early-bird rates. Register more than one participant from your organization, and save $175 for any member registration after the first. Or, if you wish to renew your NBIA membership early, NBIA will give you the $175 discount on all of your member conference registrations. (See directions below to take advantage of these offers.)

NBIA’s conference is the premier event in the incubation industry, so you won’t want to miss this opportunity to share ideas with colleagues and gather tools and techniques to improve your program. With nearly 60 educational sessions, as well as incubator tours, keynote addresses and networking opportunities, the conference is sure to offer you valuable takeaways to benefit your program and your career. Click here for more information and to register.

Event highlights include:

  • The Preconference Institute: The institute will offer comprehensive training courses on topics such as developing an incubator, securing program funding, helping clients identify revenue streams and trends in the entrepreneurial ecosystem; there will also be workshops that satisfy requirements of the NBIA Incubator Management Certificate Program
  • Dozens of educational sessions: New incubator managers will learn the fundamentals; advanced incubator managers will have a special track of sessions that explore current trends and new techniques.
  • Numerous networking opportunities: A breakfast that lets you network based on topics that interest you, a reception designed to connect new members and nonmembers with veteran NBIA members, and a Vendor Mixer that introduces you to the tools of the trade.
  • Incubator tours: Everyone is invited to take a tour of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, a technology business incubator that aims to stimulate bioscience entrepreneurship in the New Orleans area; there will also be a special trip to the NBIA award-winning Louisiana Business & Technology Center in Baton Rouge.

The conference will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, located a block from the French Quarter. NBIA has arranged a special group rate of $199 per night for a single or double room. The cutoff date for this rate is April 18, 2014. Space in the hotel fills up quickly, so make your reservation now by calling (888) 627-7033. Be sure to mention the NBIA group rate. Click here to make an online reservation.

By staying at the event headquarters, you’ll be a block from the French Quarter, which is a hub of activity in the city. The Sheraton New Orleans is just a short walk from the restaurants and culture for which New Orleans is known across the world. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans this spring!

White sale discount: In order to receive the discount of $175 for any member registration after the first, use promo code 2014-Addtlmember when registering online. This sale only runs through Wednesday, January 15, 2014. You can also receive the $175 discount off any member conference registration if you choose to renew your membership early. To pay your membership dues now, so you can register for the conference with the white-sale discount, e-mail Membership Services Director, Randy Morris at

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Questions? Email or call (740) 593-4331.

Source: National Business Incubation Association

For more information,

Tel: (740) 593-4331
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