September 11-12, 2019
Nashville, Tennessee
Kimpton Aertson Hotel

Click here for the 2019 Annual Meeting Schedule of Events

Scheduling of Non-NPSA Functions

Please remember that no events are to be scheduled to conflict with official NPSA events. This includes hospitality suites, special breakfasts or dinners, recreational activities, including transportation and similar events.

Click Here to REGISTER ONLINE now! – early bird registration ends August 12.

Make plans now to join fellow colleagues in Nashville, Tennessee at the NPSA Annual Meeting this September 11-12 at the Kimpton Aertson Hotel.  In the locally-loved neighborhood of Midtown, Kimpton Aertson Hotel is the perfect accompaniment to the creative spirit of Nashville. Be surrounded by open spaces and original artwork; kick back with a Tennessee whiskey; taste inventive dishes at Henley (a modern brasserie); and dip your toes into the rooftop pool overlooking the beautiful Vanderbilt University campus.

The NPSA rate is $249 per night (single or double occupancy), plus 15.25% tax.

Book reservations online: NPSA at the Aertson. Or call Central Reservations at 1-877-239-2269 and indicate that you are with the NPSA Annual Meeting or Group Code “S43”.

The hotel reservation cut-off date is Monday, August 19, 2019. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis until the block is sold out.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without penalty if received up to 72 hours prior to arrival date.
  • Internet connectivity in guest rooms and public space is complimentary for IHG Rewards Club members.  To enroll, click here:
  • Check-in time: 4:00 p.m. (notify hotel if arriving after 10 p.m. to ensure your room is held)   Check-out time: 11 a.m.
  • The hotel features a nightly hosted evening wine hour and complimentary morning coffee and tea service.
  • On-property self-parking is $28/day. Valet parking is $37/day with in/out privileges.
  • Fitness Center access is complimentary to guests.
  • Golf bag storage is complimentary to guests.
  • Click here for a full list of the hotel’s amenities.
  • To book an appointment at the Woodhouse Spa, and find more information on spa services, click here.

Kimpton Aertson Hotel  |  2021 Broadway  |  Nashville, TN  37203

Hotel Phone: 615-340-6376  |   Website:

Did you know??  The Kimpton Aertson’s name is derived from Jan Aertson, a Dutch immigrant whose descendant Cornelius Vanderbilt lifted the family legacy to legendary renown.

The Closing Reception and Dinner will feature live music, the Lifetime Achievement award ceremony, and a delectable dinner! It will be held on the Aertson’s 17th floor rooftop event venue, Woodlea (with plenty of interior and exterior space).  Access Woodlea by using the dedicated elevator on the 8th floor.

We are offering members sponsorships to increase their visibility and their return on their investment with NPSA.  We have a few opportunities available that will help enrich the member experience at the NPSA Annual Meeting, while at the same time bringing value to the sponsor.

There are flexible, suggested sponsor amounts: click here for more information; feel free to make suggestions or recommendations.

To take advantage of the opportunities please contact NPSA by August 16, 2019 at [email protected].

Travel Discounts

2019 Delta Air Lines Discount: travel discount of up to 10% off of domestic fares flying into Nashville International Airport (BNA). Reservations and ticketing are available via When booking online, click on the “Advanced Search” link and enter the meeting code NMSE9 in the “Meeting Code” box provided on the page. If the flight is eligible for the discount, “Event Code Applied” will be displayed with the fare on the search results page.

United Airlines: Discounted fares when you fly into Nashville International Airport (BNA). Book online at and enter your Offer Code ZHAC112186 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 1-800-426-1122, please give them the following information:

Agreement Code: 112186
Z Code: ZHAC
Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office. Click here for printable instructions.

NPSA Members can get a discounted rate on car rentals through Avis or Budget.  Just go online to; and enter our AWD #D619101 under “discount codes”. Or, for Budget, click here:, and enter Budget Fastbreak #D958401.

Things to Do  |  Dining  |  Weather and Dress

What to do while in Nashville:

Where to eat in Nashville:

September weather in Nashville – highs in the low-to-mid-80’s; lows around 60:

Business casual attire is appropriate for all business sessions and social activities during the Annual Meeting.

Contact National Pecan Shellers Association

3200 Windy Hill Road, SE; Suite 600 West; Atlanta, GA  30339

Phone:  (678) 298-1189
Fax:  (404) 591-6811
E-mail:  [email protected]