Networking Events and Activities


The GAR Inaugural Conference offers several opportunities to get to know your peers from across the state!

  • College Football Championship Viewing Party
    Join us Monday evening in the Amelia Ballroom for the College Football National Championship Viewing Party! There will be pizza and popcorn served at halftime and a cash bar. Just follow the red balloons to the party! This event is open to all registered attendees.
  • Inaugural Gala Reception & Gala (optional ticketed event, cash bar)
    A long-standing GAR tradition, the Inaugural Gala is an elegant evening in which the 2022 leadership team will take the oath of office. We will say goodbye to 2021 President Dorrie Love and welcome 2022 President Joey B. Tucker into his new role. Several special guests from NAR and GREC will be in attendance. This is an optional ticketed event ($65), and tickets will sell out quickly – secure your spot today!
  • First-Time Attendee Meet Up
    If you’re new to GAR conferences, join us at the First-Time Attendee Meet Up, where you will be welcomed with a smile – and a cocktail – and escorted to the Gala After Party & Concert! What better way to start your first GAR Conference than an informal meet up at a concert? We are so glad you are joining us for this exciting week of celebration, networking, and education!
  • Gala After Party & Concert (open to all registrants)
    Sponsored by: NAVICA
    The GAR Gala After Party & Concert is a new event open to all conference registrants and their guests. At this time, we cannot reveal our entertainers name, but we can say they are an up-and-coming Nashville artist! Join us for a fun evening, and help us celebrate the 2022 Leadership Team while getting a taste for what the 2022 Annual Conference & Expo – which will be held in Nashville – has in store for us! Cash bar available.
  • Cozy Up with YPN!
    Sponsored by: Arrow Exterminators, BankSouth Mortgage & FMLS
    Come “Cozy Up with YPN” at our 2022 kickoff event of the year! Join the Young Professionals Network (YPN) on Wednesday night for s’mores, limited edition YPN sweatshirts, and a special musical guest performance. We will also be celebrating not one but two YPN Young Achiever award recipients! One complimentary drink ticket and a sweatshirt will be provided to the first 50 guests.
  • Casino Night Party (cash bar)
    Sponsored by: O’Kelley & Sorohan
    The Casino Night Party is open to all conference registrants. Guest tickets are available for $25. Join your fellow attendees for fun and fellowship. The Conference Committee is assembling an array of prizes that you will want to win! Take your chance at classic casino games – Roulette, Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, Caribbean Stud, Craps, Wheel of Fortune and Slots. Play is free but drinks are not, so bring your cash for the bar.