This year's conference offers tours of the highly automated Nissan Smyrna Assembly Plant on Thursday. There will be four tours of 50 participants each. A tour will depart from the Gaylord at 7:00am, 9:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Each tour lasts about three hours including the bus ride of approximately 40 minutes each way.
For safety reasons children under 10 are not permitted on the tour. Participants should wear shirts with at least a 4 inch sleeve and closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops or sandals are permitted on the tour). Weapons of any kind, cell phones, cameras and all other recording devices are strictly prohibited on the tour.
Those planning to drive their own vehicle to the tour need to obtain a parking pass from the conference registration desk prior to departure from the Gaylord. This pass must be left on the dashboard of any vehicle parked at the Nissan facility.
Tours will each be sold on a first come - first served basis. The tour will cost $30 and can be aquired by including it as one of your options during registration online. To view a brief video of what you can expect while attending one of these tours click on the link below.