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Mark your calendar for the NASMD Convention
March 20-23, 2019
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort
Palm Desert, California

2019 Convention

Make Your Hotel Reservations Online

Reserve your room(s) now at https://book.passkey.com/e/49806691, or call 1-877-622-3140 and mention "NASMD Annual Convention" to receive the group rate.

The regular convention rate is $289 plus reduced rate resort fee of $15 and tax per night, single or double occupancy. Includes complimentary wi-fi in your sleeping room. Check-in is 4 PM and check-out is 11 AM. Self-parking is $25 (included in the resort fee for hotel guests). Valet parking is $35 for overnight. Both parking options offer in and out privileges. The cut-off date for room reservations is February 24, 2019, subject to availability, so reserve early. After that date, rooms will be on an as-available basis at the hotel's regular rate. 3 days advance notice required to cancel hotel reservations without charge. Hotel meeting rooms and evenings can be chilly, so bring a jacket or sweater.

BE AWARE! A company representing itself as NASMD is contacting member companies and trying to get them to make hotel reservations through IHS. They have been warned to cease and desist. If you are contacted, please (and forward any email messages you might receive). Or call us at (972) 233-9107 x204.

Registration Fees

Deadline to cancel NASMD convention registration and/or golf registration for a refund less a $25 processing fee per person is March 6, 2019. You must be registered for the convention to participate in any convention events.

NASMD Business Registration Package

$300 per person (U.S. funds) through February 20th; $325 after February 20th. This includes admission to all business sessions and featured speakers, educational sessions, receptions, food functions, banquet and eligibility to participate in the sporting events. (There is an additional fee to play golf.)

NASMD Social-Only Registration Package

$225 per person (U.S. funds) through February 20th; $250 after February 20th. This fee includes admission to all receptions, food functions, banquet and eligibility to participate in the sporting events. Social registration will admit attendee to the opening and closing speaker sessions!

Register Online or Download a Registration Form

Register by February 27, 2019 for a personalized souvenir badge.

Register online (must log in with your user name and password) or mail / fax your registration form today, and make plans to arrive in time to pick up your badge and packet beginning at 4 PM on Wednesday, March 20. Then enjoy the opening night party (music, beverages and a generous buffet of hors d'oeuvres) from 6:30 to 9 PM. The convention ends with a festive closing party on Saturday night, with entertainment, drinks and a generous buffet of hors d'oeuvres. Pack resort casual attire for the entire convention!

Book Your Air Travel Early!

The closest airports are Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) and Ontario International Airport (ONT), the next closest airports will be John Wayne Airport Orange County (SNA) and Los Angeles International (LAX).

NASMD Golf Scramble — Friday, March 22, 2019

$169 per person includes green fees and cart, transportation and a sponsored lunch. This is an enjoyable event for men and women of all abilities. Co-ed teams consist of foursomes of varying skill levels, matched up by a draw. Some great prizes are made possible by NASMD associate members. You must be registered for the convention, either for the business or social package, to participate. Once you have registered for the convention, you will receive an email with a link to your Golf Scramble Registration Form. Please be sure to fill that out for each player, or you may complete the form and mail / fax it in.

NASMD Golf Experience — Friday, March 22, 2019 ** NEW! **

New for 2019, $89 per person! The NASMD "Golf Experience" includes small group instruction from a Desert Springs PGA Golf Pro in Full Swing, Chipping and Putting. This event allows participants to have fun, get out on the course, and swing like the pros, all within a shorter time frame, estimated 2 hours on Friday afternoon, March 22nd!

Explore the Resort

Check out the hotel website. You'll find manicured resort grounds featuring waterways with gondolas, a flamingo island, two golf courses and a relaxing spa experience. Dine at one of many onsite restaurants, offering everything from California cuisine to Japanese fare. Play a game on one of the resort's tennis courts, make a reservation to play one of two 18-hole championship golf courses on the premises, or relax at one of five outdoor pools. There are plenty of local attractions to take in as well, such as art museums and galleries, boutique shops, the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Garden, and much more.