As the weather starts getting warmer, the opportunities to get out and experience a seminar or convention increase. So try and make it to one of these great gatherings:

April

7-10 NACA Northern Plains Regional Conference
Rochester, Minnesota

The National Association for Campus Attractions will be holding another one of its impressive regional showcases from April 7-10 in Rochester, Minnesota. You'll see more than 40 acts performing, and make connections with Campus Activities Agents. You also get the chance to network with delegates from more than 100 schools in the region. Contact NACA at 803-732-6222 for facilities, hotel reservations, and schedules. Event will be held at the Mayo Civic Center so you can call them direct at 507-281-6184.
8-10 French Quarter Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana

Nearly half a million people are expected to attend the 22nd annual festival held in the true spirit of New Orleans. Food, free music, 15 stages, and everything from jazz to gospel to Latin to zydeco and brass band. For more information, please call 504-522-5730. This is one you won't want to miss.
12 DC Policy Day
Washington, D.C.

This is clearly a political get-together, but if you're interested in the politics of what's next in the Biz, you'll wanna check this out—at least once. Call 202-331-2958 or go to www.futureofmusic.org for further information.
9-13 Academy of Gospel Music Arts
Nashville, Tennessee

Gospel music is still a relatively untapped genre looking for its first mainstream crossover superstar. This convention is packed with talent and all the latest info on the world of gospel music. Held in Music City, it's a real winner. 800-462-3211 or www.gospelmusic.org gets you there.











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