Welcome back to the world of socializing! After a year and a half of social distancing, virtual networking, and quarantining, it’s finally time for us to return to the real world at the 2021 NACLB Conference and Expo. Do you have a plane ride (or two) that you’re dreading? We’re here to help. Keep reading for tips and tricks to help you survive and thrive on your trip to the 8th Annual NACLB Conference and Expo.

Tip 1: Comfort Is Key

The drip is real, but save it for the conference. Dress comfortably for your flights to avoid wrinkling your suit, dress, or favorite outfit. If you’re in the mood to splurge, buy a new travel outfit that makes you feel comfortable, put-together, and ready to network at the NACLB.

Tip 2: Pack The Essentials

Nothing is worse than getting on the plane and realizing your phone is at 10% battery…with NO charger in sight. Be sure to grab your laptop, chargers, earbuds, and other technologies to help you be prepared for the conference of a lifetime. Be sure to also grab your business cards, extra notebooks, pens, pencils and hand sanitizer to prep for your breakout sessions, networking, and everything in between.

Tip 3: Pack Extra Clothes

At the NACLB, you should be ready for everything. With breakout sessions, cocktail parties, afterparties, and a poker tournament — you may need some extra clothes! Grab extra tees, slacks, ties, socks — and everything in between. Be prepared for everything and anything at the NACLB. As always, make your life easier and check your bag, rather than struggling to fit your extras into a carry-on.

Tip 4: Know Your Itinerary

Don’t start off on a bad foot — know your flight itinerary before you take off. Review your flight times, and arrive at the airport at least an hour prior to flight takeoff. Stress-free flights are the best flights, so be prepared.

Tip 5: Enjoy Your Flight

Airports can be intense and stressful. Once you’ve boarded, sit back and relax. Treat yourself to some “you-time” and read a book, listen to some music and get ready for 3 packed days of opportunity and growth. We can’t wait to see you at the NACLB!

Registration is officially LIVE! Visit the NACLB 2021 site to reserve your spot for the largest conference for lenders and brokers today.