With the Country’s Largest County Infrastructure Exhibits Show and over 75 presentations, NACE 2014 will give you everything you need today to prepare for tomorrow’s challenges. Experience a program that will deliver invaluable, first-hand insight from industry experts, ideas from county engineer peers, and solutions to help you manage projects more efficiently and cost effectively. You’ll learn about the latest techniques and software to help you with bridge construction, pavement surfacing and preservation, fleet maintenance, safety plans and more. Plus specific sessions will focus on Federal initiatives that directly impact locals.
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We're meeting in Baton Rouge, enough said! The historic capital city, is truly the center of Louisiana’s cultural excitement. A unique blend of Creole, African, French and Spanish influences its culture, traditions, cuisine, music and architecture. Baton Rouge offers the best of both worlds—a rich past and dynamic future.
With an abundance of attractions, there's something for everyone:
- Antebellum Plantations
- Louisiana State Museum
- New and Old State Capitols
- Planetarian and Science Museum
- Nearby Swamps and Bayous
- LSU and Tiger Stadium
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Mark Twain put it best …
We picked up one excellent word …"lagniappe." They pronounce it lanny-yap. It is Spanish—so they said. … the equivalent of the 13th roll in a baker’s dozen. It is something thrown in, gratis, for good measure. When a child or a servant buys something in a shop—or even the mayor or the governor, for aught I know—he finishes the operation by saying, "Give me something for lagniappe." The shopman always responds; gives the child a bit of licorice-root ...
So you'll be treated to plenty of "Oh, that’s for lagniappe."