Worth The Trip!

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is excited to welcome the  Association for Conservation Information back to Nashville. We have presentations from R3 professionals, marketers, communication directors, tourism, educators, influencers and industry professionals on the agenda to help us better understand how to reach generations X, Y, Z and beyond.

The Country Music Hall of Fame is where we will kick off the week with a welcome reception. Attendees will have exclusive after-hours access to tour the museum with hors d’oeuvres and beverages, then  finish off the evening with a private acoustic concert, featuring two hit songwriters with plenty of hits and stories to share. You don’t want to miss this! To wrap up the week, we will announce the 2021 ACI Award winners at the one and only Johnny Cash Museum. This will be a night of music, food and recognition for the hard-working conservation communicators across the country.

There’s no better place to experience music than Nashville, a city of storytellers and dreamers, where all are welcome with an authentic, friendly, creative spirit. Come discover all the city has to offer and meet with the best of the best in conservation communication from state and federal natural resource agencies across the country.


The agenda website is now online.

Field Trips

Now is the time to plan for one of the adventures scheduled for this year’s ACI Conference. We have a couple of choices and something for everybody. Space is limited, so both excursions will be first-come, first-served. Once you have registered for the conference, you’ll receive an email with a link to choose your trip.

Buffalo Ridge Refuge – Limited to 45 participants

On this trip we will explore Tennessee’s premiere education, R3 and training facility. You will have an opportunity to try your hand at long-range shooting, sporting clay and archery. Lunch will be catered by the Log Cabin Restaurant. During lunch you will hear how this property became what it is today. Other fun activities and classes are in the works including trapping demos from Byant White, Program Manager of Trapping Policy and Human-Wildlife Conflicts, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

Music City History Tour

Join Don King for a musical history walking tour of downtown Nashville with stops at the Ryman Auditorium and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

The first stop is at The Mother Church of County Music, Ryman Auditorium, for a backstage tour of this historic icon of country music. Ryman Auditorium celebrates all genres, backgrounds and people on its hallowed stage and in every sacred pew. This place is where fans, artists and employees come together to experience music, performances and the arts.

The next stop will be the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Each exhibit tells the story of a musician that you may have heard but may have never seen. The Musicians Hall of Fame is a premiere Nashville attraction and the one and only museum in the world that honors the talented musicians who actually played on the greatest recordings of all time.


Fee: $300
Guest Fee: $200

To Register: Sorry, registration is now closed.

Conference Location

Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown
300 Korean Veterans Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37201

Rate: $179
Parking: $30

Reservations: Follow this link.
Deadline for the special conference rate is Wednesday, June 22. Prices go up after that date.

Welcome & Awards

Welcome Location: Country Music Hall of Fame, 6-9 p.m.
Awards Location: Johnny Cash Museum, 6 p.m.

Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits

The ACI Conference invites you to participate as an exhibitor and/or sponsor. As a sponsor you will receive varying levels of
visibility at the conference, appropriate to the investment. Please review the document below for details and select the sponsor level that’s right for you.

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Airport Transport

Nashville International Airport (BNA) is 6.9 mi. away
UberX: $20 | UberXL: $35 | Taxi: $30

ACI is hosted by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

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Nashville, TN 37211

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