Sunday, June 11 — Golf Tournament — 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (approx.)
IDEA’s annual golf tournament will be held at Hermitage Golf Club, home of the LPGA Sara Lee
Classic from 1988 to 1999. We will play on the President’s Reserve Course, which was recognized
by Golf Digest Magazine as one of the top ten courses in Tennessee. Designed by Denis Griffith, the
President’s Reserve Course trails through 300 acres of natural Tennessee wetlands and along the banks of the beautiful Cumberland
A shuttle will take golfers right from the hotel’s front door at 7 a.m. to the course in time to hit the driving range before the first
tee time at 8:00 am. Breakfast will be provided on board the shuttle, and you’ll have lunch at the course after your round. Fees for
the golf outing include roundtrip transportation from the Renaissance, boxed breakfast, greens fees, cart rental, and lunch at the
course. www.hermitagegolf.com There is an extra fee for this event.
Sunday, June 11 — Music City, USA Tour — 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
On this exciting tour you will see the many faces that make up Music City, USA. This narrated tour
will include a trip back in time through historic downtown as we drive by Fort Nashborough, the
Cumberland Riverfront Park, and through the Victorian warehouse district
(“The District”) before going on to the Tennessee State Capitol. Next it is
on to the Ryman Auditorium, one of Nashville’s signature historical
country music landmarks, originally built by Capt. Ryman as a tabernacle,
best known as the “mother church” of country music and home to the
Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. The tour would not be complete with
out a peek at the Country Music Hall of Fame, the world’s largest research
center dedicated to a single form of American music.
During our drive through Music Row, home to record labels, artist management and recording studios,
we’ll stop at a real studio for you to have a star moment and make your own recording!
This event is included in the spouse/guest registration fee. Others may register for this tour separately.
Sunday, June 11 — Dinner at the Wildhorse Saloon — 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Get ready for a wild time in Music City, USA. Nashville’s #1 dining and entertainment destination awaits our arrival. To capture the
attention of Nashvillians and country music visitors, on June 1, 1994, the history of the World Famous Wildhorse Saloon began
with country superstar Reba McEntire herding a stampede of live cattle through the streets of Music City, also known as Nashville,
Tennessee. The cattle were herded down Second Avenue and past the front doors of the newly
opened club. Now it is IDEA’s turn to stampede the saloon.
We will wine and dine on the third level of the Wildhorse Saloon, our own private floor complete
with a full southern barbeque buffet, private bar, billiard tables and terrific view of the dance floor
below. Hope you have your dancing boots on for there will be dance lessons being conducted during
the evening too.
Roundtrip transportation will be provided for this short 5-minute ride from the hotel to the saloon.
You must have a picture ID to enter the saloon, so please remember to bring one with you.
This event is included with all full-conference registrations as well as spouse/guest and children’s registrations.
Monday, June 12 – Spouse/Guest Tour – Antebellum Dream — 8: 30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m.
Take a tour of two antebellum mansions preserved in Nashville for a trip back into eras gone by. The South’s most rewarding
showplaces, Belle Meade Mansion is known as the “Queen of the Tennessee Plantations.” The fully
restored manor house and out buildings represent 100 years of Tennessee
history and architecture.
Belmont Mansion, an ornate Italianate villa built in 1850, was the
summer home of Adalecia Acklen, an extraordinary woman who
married an unheard of three times. Adalecia was reputed to be
the wealthiest woman in the United States in the mid-nineteenth
century. Hear her real life Scarlet O’Hara story.
This event is included in the spouse/guest registration fee.