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Registration & Updates

Anyone is welcome to register for the Annual Conference; feel free to invite friends & family to attend.

Step 1: Register

Step 2: Select Tours

See Tour Descriptions »

    • If you have questions, please contact Bonnie Repasi at 800-298-7878 ext. 7229 or brepasi@civilwar.org

Location

The following is the hotel where events will take place; attendees must make their own reservation and may choose other accommodations

Renaissance Nashville

611 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN 37203, USA


See hotel details for event attendee discounts and other hotel suggestions »

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Annual Conference

May 28, 2014–June 1, 2014

Nashville, Tennessee

"Twilight in the Western Theatre"

This summer, escape to Nashville with Civil War Trust members and staff — along with some of the nation's elite historians — for four days of camaraderie and Civil War touring at some of America's great Civil War battlefields in Tennessee.

Conference Registration Fee includes tours, tour guides, coaches, conference program, name tags, breakfast, lunch, and a Saturday Banquet. Fee does not include hotel registration; attendees must make their own reservations.

Schedule | Hotel | Fees | Tour Descriptions | Historian Bios | History Talks

Tours

Tours include: Forrest Through Middle Tennessee, Fort Donelson Campaign, Battle of Nashville, Battle of Parker’s Crossroads, Battle of Spring Hill/Franklin, Tullahoma Campaign, Historic Homes and Gardens, Nashville Today.

Confirmed Historians

Garry Adelman, Greg Biggs, Michael Bradley, Thomas Cartwright, Derek Frisby, Jim Hoobler, Eric Jacobson, Jim Lewis, Rep. Steve McDaniel, Lawrence Peterson, Jeff Shaara, Sam Smith, James Vaughn, Greg Wade and Brian Wills.

 Schedule

*updated 4/4/14

Wednesday, May 28

  • 5:00 – 9:00 pmExhibits and Registration open
  • 8:15 – 9:00 pm"Civil War Photography Mega Extravaganza"
    with Garry Adelman
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Thursday, May 29

  • 6:30 – 8:00 amBreakfast Buffet
  • 7:30 – 2:00 pmRegistration Open
  • 8:00 – 12:30 pmTour for Color Bearers | See Descriptions »
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  • 8:30 – 12:30 pmHistory Talks | See Descriptions »
  • 8:30 – 9:15 amGreg Wade: "Dec 17th, 1864" (Topic tentative)
  • 9:30 – 10:15 amThomas Cartwright: "Patrick Cleburne"
  • 10:30 – 11:30 amGreg Biggs: “Nashville - Siren’s Song of the Confederacy”
  • 11:45 am – 12:30 pmLarry Peterson: "General Vaughn at Stones River"
  • 7:30 – 9:00 pmExhibits open
  • 1:00 – 2:15 pmOpening lunch with Jeff Shaara
  • 2:30 – 3:15 pm"The Western Theater versus the Eastern Theater"with Garry Adelman and Eric Jacobson
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  • 3:30 – 4:15 pm"Better History Through Storytelling" with Jeff Shaara
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pmMeet and Greet with conference historians and authors
  • 6:30 – 9:30 pmReception and Author Dinner for Color Bearers with Thomas Flagel

Friday, May 30

  • 6:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast buffet
  • 7:00 – 9:00 amExhibits open
  • 7:30 – 9:00 amOff-site tour departures | See Descriptions »
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pmOff-site tour returns
  • 4:30 – 9:00 pmExhibits open
  • Evening on your own to enjoy downtown Nashville

Saturday, May 30

  • 6:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast buffet
  • 7:00 – 9:00 amExhibits open (last chance to visit, they close down today)
  • 7:30 – 9:00 amOff-site tour departures | See Descriptions »
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pmOff-site tour returns
  • 6:45 – 10:00 pmReception, Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Sunday, June 1

  • 8:00 – 10:00 amBreakfast, Question and Answer Sessionwith Civil War Trust President, Jim Lighthizer

  • Program complete by 10am

Booking Your Hotel

Events, History Talks, and Tours will take place at the Official Annual Conference Hotel; however conference attendees must make their own reservation and may choose other accommodations.

Official Annual Conference Hotel

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

611 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN

(615) 255-8400  |  877-901-6632 (Toll-Free)

When calling for a reservation, please make sure to mention that you are in the PASSKEY Reservation Group, under the Civil War Trust room block. Reservations must be made by May 5, 2014, in order to receive the group rate. Please understand that our room block could sell out before the cut off date. Make reservations early.

Room rate: $165++/night

Parking Rates: $10 to self park (no in and out privileges); $35 valet parking

To make online reservations: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10693855

Transportation to and from the Renaissance: Taxi's are a $25 flat rate for one way.  Gray Line Shuttle is $14/person for one way.  They run to and from the airport every 30 minutes (top and middle of the hour).  No need for reservations.

Additional Hotel Suggestion

Hampton Inn Vanderbilt West End

1919 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 329-1144

The Hampton Inn has complimentary breakfast, free parking and a free shuttle within two miles of the hotel.  (The host hotel, The Renaissance, is within that two miles.)

When calling for a reservation, please make sure to mention that you are with the Civil War Trust room block. Reservations must be made by April 26, 2014, in order to receive the group rate.  Please understand that our room block could sell out before the cut off date. Make reservations early.

Room rate: $144++/night

To make online reservations: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/B/BNAVNHX-CWT-20140527/index.jhtml

 Conference Fees

After January 31, 2014

$585 (online registration rate per person)
$595 (over the phone or mail in registration per person)

Cancellation Fees

Before January 31 - Full Refund
January 31 to February 28 - Refund of registration fee, minus $100
After February 28 - We apologize, but no refunds after this date

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