ASA World Summit Driving Directions

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Parking Rates

  • $7 for 15 minutes to 4 hours
  • $12 for 4 to 10 hours
  • $18 for lost ticket or daily max
  • *Special event rates may apply and will be posted as you enter the garage

Directions
NORTH: From the North on I-65: Take I-65 South toward Nashville. Keep left to continue on I-24 East. Follow signs for I-24/I-40 E/Chattanooga/Knoxville. Take exit 49 for Shelby Avenue. Turn left onto Shelby Avenue. Continue onto Korean Veterans Boulevard. Located on right at 600 Korean Veterans Boulevard. Turn right on 6th Avenue for entrances to the garage.

SOUTH: From the South on I-65: Take I-65 North toward Nashville. Take I-65 North to I-40 East merge, exit 82B towards Knoxville and KEEP RIGHT. Immediately take exit 210C, 4th/2nd Avenue. Stay straight, and in the middle lane. Turn left onto 2nd Avenue South. Continue on 2nd Avenue until Koreans Veterans Boulevard, and turn left. Located on right at 600 Korean Veterans Boulevard. Turn right on 6th Avenue for entrances to the garage.

EAST: From the East on I-24: Take I-24 West toward Nashville/Birmingham. Keep left to continue on I-40 West, follow signs for Huntsville/Memphis/I- 65 South. Take exit 210C for 2nd Avenue toward 4th Avenue South. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for 2nd Avenue and turn right onto 2nd Avenue South. Continue on 2nd Avenue to Korean Veterans Boulevard and turn left. Located on right at 600 Korean Veterans Boulevard. Turn right on 6th Avenue for entrances to the garage.

WEST: From the West on I-24: Take I-24 East. Keep left to stay on I-24 East, follow signs for I-24/I-40 East/Chattanooga/Knoxville. Take exit 49 for Shelby Avenue. Turn left onto Shelby Avenue. Continue onto Korean Veterans Boulevard. Located on right at 600 Korean Veterans Boulevard. Turn right on 6th Avenue for entrances to the garage.

NORTHWEST: From the West on I-40: Take I-40 East toward Nashville. Take exit 209B toward Broadway/Demonbreun Street. Merge onto 14th Avenue North. Turn left onto Broadway. Turn right onto 8th Avenue. At the traffic circle, take the third exit onto Korean Veterans Blvd. Located on left at 600 Korean Veterans Boulevard. Turn left on 6th Avenue for entrances to the garage.

SOUTHWEST:From the East on I-40: Take I-40 West toward Nashville. Keep left to stay on I-40 West and follow signs for Huntsville/Memphis/I-65 South. Take exit 210C for 2nd Avenue toward 4th Avenue. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for 2nd Avenue and turn right onto 2ndAvenue South. Continue on 2nd Avenue to Koreans Veterans Boulevard and turn left. Located on right at 600 Korean Veterans Boulevard. Turn right on 6th Avenue for entrances to the garage.

For more driving and parking information, please visit: https://www.nashvillemusiccitycenter.com/maps-parking

There’s Something for Everyone to Learn at the ASA World Summit!

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Whether you’re a salon owner or operator, the ASA World Summit – Conference and Open Board Meeting in Nashville has the tools you’ll need to help your salon thrive! Saturday, October 7, will begin with keynote speaker Amanda Gore, and follow through with two different session tracks: salon owner or salon operator. The salon owner track consists of a full day of sessions on UV research, the Tan Tax, how you can be a part of a successful industry future, and much more. Meanwhile, salon staff will enter the salon operator track and have the opportunity to learn key skills from Devoted Creations, New Sunshine, Sunless Inc., JK America, Sun Evolutions, and ASA Scientific Advisor, Joe Levy.

To register for the October 6-7 event, click here.

Mix & Mingle with Industry Members at the ASA World Summit

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The ASA World Summit – Conference and Open Board Meeting in Nashville will kick off with a Friday night Welcome Reception, where you can catch up with old industry friends and network with other salon owners, product and equipment vendors and ASA representatives. Vendor exhibits will be open at this time, and attendees will receive a free drink ticket with registration. We can’t wait to see you there!

To register for the October 6-7 event, click here.

Get the Insider Information on the Future of Tanning

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Due to the sensitive nature of most of the American Suntanning Association’s lobbying, legal and public relations efforts, only a small fraction of the information can be communicated in a public forum. That’s why the ASA World Summit Conference and Open Board Meeting this October provides a unique opportunity. It’s a rare chance for salon owners to get the full story on what the ASA has planned for defending and improving our industry’s position in the coming years. The meeting will be held throughout a series of sessions at the Oct. 6-7 event.

The Open Board Meeting sessions will feature security measures intended to prevent anyone from outside the industry from attending and receiving sensitive information. ASA will also ask that all industry insiders refrain from discussing sensitive information that is discussed at the meeting.

The following Salon Owner Track sessions will include presenters Matt Russell, ASA Executive Director, Joseph Levy, ASA Scientific Advisor, Melinda Norton, ASA Board President, Barton Bonn, ASA Immediate Past President, Whitney Tyler, ASA Legislative Director, and Chris Sternberg, ASA Board Member/Legal Adviser.

CHANGING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S SUNLIGHT AND SUNBED POLICY

The American Suntanning Association is changing the conversation in Washington, D.C., about UV and sunbeds through a proactive approach that addresses every member of Congress, the White House and all of the federal agencies that deal with sun exposure policy and indoor tanning. This session will discuss ASA’s recent significant actions on The Tan Tax repeal, reshaping FDA regulatory initiatives, challenging CDC to correct its position on UV policy, holding other government agencies accountable for research funding on our topic and working with the administration and agencies to eliminate obsolete or scientifically misguided programs. We’ll also look at how ASA is working with associations worldwide to coordinate the professional sunbed community’s efforts.

HOW RESEARCH ADVANCES AND A LAWSUIT ARE CHANGING THE BIG PICTURE ON UV LIGHT

Research in the past year has added balance to the science of photobiology and has vindicated our market’s responsible position about commercial sunbed usage. That’s at the heart of a lawsuit brought by ASA member salons in Nebraska. Part II of the owner’s track will review how research and a responsible message are fueling the future of professional tanning in the United States, how the Nebraska lawsuit (www.NebraskaTanFact.com) is already putting anti-sun groups on notice and how both play a role in shaping how the market has successfully repositioned both federal and state regulatory relations. You will walk out of this session with a better understanding of what your salon needs to do moving forward to be part of the industry’s successful future and how you can easily get involved in ASA’s efforts.

CHANGING THE ANTI-TANNING PERSPECTIVE

Many in the outside world have a negative perception of indoor tanning and this can only be changed through our actions at home. Improving the way we provide our services to our customers and communicating these professional standards to our communities will play an important role in creating a more positive image for our businesses. This session will outline what you can do in your salon, in your community and in your state to improve the future of this industry and your business.

Please note: These sessions will be restricted to salon owners and identification will be verified prior to entering the meeting.

If you have any questions about the ASA World Summit, call 855-879-7678 or email info@americansuntanning.org. For information on registration and hotel availability in Nashville, visit AmericansSuntanning.org/conference.

Wired for Joy: Nashville speaker preaches the power of feelings in business

When most of you arrive in Nashville and get settled in at your beautiful hotel and ready for a weekend of education and fun with people you may know or may just be getting to know, you likely experience a certain type of feeling. You probably don’t consciously consider it; it’s just there. That feeling you get from the buzz of the city and being around people that are excited and passionate about the same things as you…it’s joy!

After the feeling of joy permeates you, you feed the joy of those around you, namely your co-workers. Then, when you return home, you and your employees feel invigorated with knowledge and the camaraderie of the international tanning family, and you probably see an uptick in attitude, productivity, sales and other positive factors in your business. And your clients can feel it too.

Harnessing that joy and turning it into a constant in your business is the idea that keynote speaker Amanda Gore will share with the tanning community at the ASA World Summit Conference and Open Board Meeting in Nashville, Oct. 6-7.

“Everything in business is about feelings. In a small business, how you’re feeling in yourself as a leader, how you’re feeling about your staff, how your staff feel about you, how clients feel when they come to the business, how the clients feel when they leave the business, all that matters, and it’s probably the most important thing in a business,” Amanda says. “You can tie customer service, employee loyalty, employee engagement, customer advocacy, all of those things depend on how people feel about the service they received, the treatment they get and the leadership they have.”

Click here to read the entire article in the latest issue of Smart Tan Magazine online.