Cleveland FAQ

The following guide answers many of the questions you may have regarding NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference. If you desire to speak to us in person (we’re really nice and helpful) please contact us.

What is NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference?

NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference is a dynamic two-day event for commercial embroidery and apparel decoration business owners. This conference is designed to bring embroiderers, apparel decorators, and industry suppliers together to learn and share in a comfortable setting. This conference is co-located with THE NBM SHOW, giving you the best of both worlds - education that is not sales-based and the opportunity to see all the latest equipment, apparel, products and supplies in the industry, all under one roof in just three days. Because the conference is co-located with the trade show, your conference registration automatically registers you for the trade show too, at no additional cost.

Attending NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference is like sitting down at a table laden with delectable “goodies” for embroiderers and apparel decorators – everywhere you turn, people are sharing ideas and helping each other!

Download the summary and class schedule - click here: NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference schedule

Who can attend NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference?

This conference is for embroidery professionals and garment decorators who use (or want to learn to use) embroidery equipment, digitizing software, stock designs, tools, supplies, and technologies. It is for business owners with an interest in embroidery. If you own a business (or want to start one) where you put logos and designs on products for customers, this event is for you.  If this describes you, then what are you waiting for? Register today – We are saving a seat for you!

FYI – Membership in National Network of Embroidery Professionals (NNEP) is NOT required to attend this event.

Future apparel decorators between the ages of 12-18 can register for the trade show exhibit hall and classes if accompanied by an adult. Please bring proof of age. Children under the age of 12 (including babes in arms and tots in strollers) are not eligible to enter the exhibit area or attend the classes.

Should I register before NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference?

Pre-Registration for classes at NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference was highly recommended, as the number of seats in each class is limited. Pre-registration ended 6/8/18.

You CAN register on-site at Registration for NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Go to the Ballroom Level, Rooms 25A & 25B to register. 

Can I register at NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference, when I get there?

YES! Although you may not get to attend the classes you want to, nor will you be pre-registered for THE NBM SHOW. Come to the Ballroom Level Rooms 25A & 25B in the Huntington Convention Center, in Cleveland, Ohio.

How do I register for NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference?

Register online (CLICK HERE), by phone (800-866-7396) or at the event (not all classes may have openings).

When you pre-register ONLINE, you will get an acknowledgement of your registration by email, and you will be automatically pre-registered for THE NBM SHOW. 

What does it cost to attend?

Registration is $25/per class per person and includes BOTH DAYS at THE NBM SHOW.

IF you want to take six or more classes, select the FULL CONFERENCE registration option. You can attend up to 8 classes at a reduced price of $150 for all 8 classes and your registration to THE NBM SHOW.

Do I have to register for the individual classes?

 YES, you must register for each class that you want to attend. See more class information here.

Where is NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference located?

NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference is in Rooms 25A & 25B on the Ballroom level of the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Register and pick up your name badge and conference materials outside these classrooms. 

The Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland is located at:
300 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

The NBM Show is also located in the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, during this same weekend.

Parking click here for the local Parking Information

How much is the hotel?

Take advantage of the group rates offered as part of THE NBM SHOW. Make your hotel reservation online by click here: Hotel & Travel Info. You may need to reference the group code to receive the discounted room rate.

What airport is the closest?

To make air travel arrangements, call your travel agent or check online for competitive airfares to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.  To get to the Huntington Convention Centre or your hotel from the airport, or catch a cab, uber or lyft.

Is there a Garage Sale at this event?

The NNEP no longer hosts an industry garage sale.

Can my kids attend?

Future apparel decorators between the ages of 12-18 can register for the NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference classes if accompanied by an adult. Please bring proof of age. Children under the age of 12 (including babes in arms and tots in strollers) are not eligible to attend the classes or enter the exhibit hall of THE NBM SHOW. No exceptions.

Where can I eat?

There is a food area in the Convention Center. “Grab & Go” meals and beverages will be available on Friday and Saturday near the Exhibit Hall.  Enjoy meals with the embroiderers and apparel decorators you meet at NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference! It is a great opportunity to connect with fellow business owners and decorators in a non-competitive environment! 

The food outlets at the convention center are:

  • Starbucks: Monday – Friday, 7AM – 5PM, Saturday & Sunday, 7AM – 12PM.
  • Au Bon Pain: Monday – Friday, 7AM – 3PM, Saturday & Sunday, Closed

On Friday and Saturday, you can also buy lunch in The NBM Show exhibit hall with your NBM Show badge.

What if I cannot make it at that the last minute?

There are no refunds if you cancel your registration for NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference after 5/21/18.

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