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SITE Southeast Education Summit 2023. Nashville, TN. December 3-5

2023 Education Summit

December 3-5, 2023
The Noelle Hotel
Nashville, TN

Join us and experience SITE Southeast - in the Music City!

What if... after just two and half days you were able to better tell your story… share your journey… communicate what you want to say more clearly and precisely… and maybe even as a song? What if…

Without music, life would B-flat. Join us for a note-worthy Education Summit, SITE Southeast—The Musical! that you will talk about, and maybe even sing about, for years to come!

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Early Bird Registration
through October 25:
Member Planners: FREE
Non-Member Planners: $150
Member Suppliers: $250
Non-Member Suppliers: $350
Non-Industry Guests: $350

Registration Fees
After October 25:
Member Planners: FREE
Non-Member Planners: $200
Member Suppliers: $300
Non-Member Suppliers: $400
Non-Industry Guests: $400


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Hotel Reservations

Our official room block is closed. Please contact the hotel at 844-368-2428 to book your room.

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Speakers & Sessions

Courtney Stanley

Courtney Stanley, Courtney Stanley Consulting

Courtney Stanley is recognized globally as an award-winning keynote speaker, leadership coach, and host of the podcast for women in events, Dare to Interrupt. Courtney has spent more than 12 years engaging professionals, entrepreneurs and organizations in game-changing, impactful conversations that empower individuals to tap into their true potential, improve team and culture dynamics, and drive meaningful change.

Courtney is the youngest member to have ever been elected to Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) International Board of Directors, and is recognized as one of the event and hospitality industry’s most impactful change-makers. Courtney currently serves on MPI’s Public Relations Advisory Board, is a Meetings Mean Business Ambassador and is the co-founder of the award-winning movement to prevent sexual misconduct at events, #MeetingsToo.

Session: Owning Your Power, Your Voice and Your Influence

Monday, December 4, 2023, 9:05 - 10:00 AM

You weren’t born to play small.

What limiting self-beliefs and hard-wired habits hold you back from communicating authentically, powerfully and effectively? So many people leave jobs, relationships, business ventures, and conversations feeling that if they had owned their authenticity, verbalized their value or spoken up boldly when the moment called for it, they would have achieved a more successful and meaningful outcome.

This interactive keynote will empower you to deeply explore what holds you back from taking risks, teach you how to speak confidently and impactfully in any environment, create strategic visibility to amplify the work you do, and awaken the power of owning your story, your voice, and your influence.

Mike Rayburn

Mike Rayburn

Mike Rayburn is a two-time TED Talk Presenter, an innovative entrepreneur and Hall of Fame speaker who uses world-class guitar and comedy to teach change and innovation to corporations world-wide.
He has headlined Carnegie Hall, headlined in Las Vegas, and performed more than 5,000 presentations in 20 countries on five continents. Rayburn is a regular on Sirius/XM and morning radio nationwide. He has performed as a guitarist with The Beach Boys and John Oates.

Rayburn’s keynote is called “The What IF? Keynote Experience.” You will learn three simple tools for harnessing your unrealized potential, creating leading change, and becoming a virtuoso performer. You’ll hear amazing music including a solo guitar version of Bohemian Rhapsody. Oh, and you laugh a LOT!

No one does what Mike Rayburn does.

Session: What IF? Keynote Experience

Monday, December 4, 2023, 10:15 - 11:30 AM

Mike Rayburn’s electrifying “What If” keynote inspires your leadership and business teams to rethink change and initiate more possibilities and innovation for your organization and customers. He delivers real-world tools and strategies to help your people create better solutions and generate more revenue for your business.

The “What If…?” Experience

  • Within 30 seconds your group will know that the impossible is possible.
  • Within two minutes they’ll be laughing and totally engaged.
  • By the end they’ll be on their feet, energized and equipped with solid business tools and wisdom.

Mike Rayburn’s “What IF? Keynote Experience” is about:

  • Innovation... finding and creating the opportunities, products and processes that others miss.
  • Change... moving from managing change to creating change.
  • High Performance... making those opportunities happen.

Your teams will leave with the tools to do just that. Oh, and they’ll laugh so hard it hurts! More than anything...“The What IF? Keynote Experience” is just that: An EXPERIENCE. As an opening or closing keynote, or mid-conference energizer, “What IF?” will make your event successful and unforgettable. There is no one who does what Mike Rayburn does.

Takeaways...your teams will:

  • Learn three powerful tools to access their unrealized potential.
  • Create change, rather than manage change.
  • Discover the opportunities they’re currently missing.
  • Set and achieve bold, empowering goals.
  • Embrace their uniqueness as their competitive edge.

Program Agenda

Sunday, December 3, 2023
 1:00 - 3:30 PM Registration & Silent Auction & Music Swap / Sale Noelle Trade Room
3:30 - 5:00 PM Welcome General Session
• Introduction to Summit
• Sponsor Recognition
• Keynote Speaker – CSR – Creativets
Saidee Gallery
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Cocktails  The Bobby Hotel
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM Reception/Dinner  Wild Horse Saloon
Monday, December 4, 2023
7:30 - 8:45 AM Breakfast Noelle Trade Room
9:00 - 11:30 AM Educational Sessions Saidee Gallery
12:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch  
2:00 - 5:30 PM Free Time to Shop, Site-see, Honky Tonk Crawl  
6:00 - 6:30 PM Optional Tour Country Music Hall of Fame
6:30 - 8:30 PM Awards Dinner Country Music Hall of Fame
8:30 - 11:30 PM After Party  Ole Red Rooftop
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast Noelle Trade Room
9:00 - 11:30 AM Educational Sessions Saidee Gallery


Built in 1930, Noelle came of age at a time when downtown Nashville was experiencing a boom of new hotels, department stores and local characters aplenty. With Printer’s Alley at her back and the glow of Broadway just a block away, Noelle has long been at the center of the hustle and bustle that fuels this eclectic city.

Now in its second act, this famed hotel has risen once again to take on its role in Nashville’s rich narrative. Today, Noelle serves as a gathering place for some of the city’s most interesting voices and makers as it continues to contribute to the spirit that makes this place so unique.

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Noelle Hotel

200 Fourth Avenue N.
Nashville, TN 37219

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