NUCA’s 2018 Convention

Keynote Speakers | Team Building | Happy Hour | Accommodations | Travel Information

NUCA is excited to announce our 2018 Convention and Exhibit, located in beautiful San Antonio, Texas! This year’s convention features the return of the NUCA Exhibit, and is full of fantastic opportunities to learn, network with your colleagues from around the country, and have fun – all steps away from the San Antonio Riverwalk where you can walk, shop, dine, and enjoy the hospitality of the world-renowned urban waterway in your free time!

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Keynote Speakers:

Chef Jeff Henderson

Inspiring Celebrity Chef, Star of “Flip My Food with Chef Jeff” & Author of “If You Can See It, You Can Be It”

Jeff Henderson inspires with his emotional journey of redemption from the streets to the stove, sharing real-life strategies to help you achieve your dreams, no matter your stage of life. From humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles, to life as an imprisoned drug dealer, and then as an award-winning celebrity chef and best-selling author, Jeff is a role model for anyone who needs the encouragement to reinvent their life. Since he discovered his passion and gift for cooking in the unlikeliest of places – prison – Jeff has completely turned his life around, and today serves as a popular and powerful voice for self-transformation.


Alison Levine

First American Women’s Everest Expedition Team Captain & Author of The New York Times Bestseller “On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments”

Unleash your potential in today’s competitive business environment with unconventional leadership concepts that the MBA experience and corporate America can’t – and won’t – teach you from Alison Levine.Alison served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, climbed the Seven Summits and skied to the North and South Poles. A history-making adventurer who also spent time in the business world, she has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane-force winds and sudden avalanches – and that was while climbing the corporate ladder!



Team Building:

Hot-Cha-Cha-Chili Cook-Off

Sponsored by:

The searing flavors of this fiery festival guarantee that our Chili Cook-Off brings the five-alarm fun. Does your team have a fire in the belly when it comes to their chili recipe? Think they can bring red-hot heat and be crowned chili champion?

Then step on up, partners! Show off that chili machismo as you vie for succulent spicy success! The Chili Cook-Off can feature both hot chili and chili con cool.


Offsite Happy Hour:

Tuesday, March 6
7:00 Pm
AT&T Center
1 AT&T Center Parkway San Antonio, Texas 78219


San Antonio Rampage VS Chicago Wolves


Join us for a Welcome Reception Happy Hour at the AT&T Center where the San Antonio Rampage will take on the Chicago Wolves staring at 7:00pm on Tuesday, March 6th. You’ll enjoy networking with your fellow NUCA members in a private Super Box with an open bar with heavy hors d’oeuvres.  Make sure to stick around after the game for an on-ice group photo.  Transportation to be provided to the Hockey game.

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Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

111 East Pecan Street
San Antonio TX 78205

Experience the best of San Antonio from a chic and convenient starting point—Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk. The hotel’s location puts you within steps of the countless restaurants, shops, and bars that line the river as it snakes through the city. The Wyndham’s rooftop pool and hot tub overlooking the San Antonio skyline, lively restaurant and bar, and serene onsite spa, will give you plenty of reasons to stay put.

Room Rates:
Single: $159.00
Double $159.00
Suites: $350.00
16.75% room tax

Parking rates:
$25.00 for self park
$30.00 for valet

3rd Party Housing Companies

It has come to our attention that a 3rd party housing company has been contacting our members to book their rooms.  Please DO NOT book rooms through these companies.  There is usually a “catch” and/or not even a legit company.

NUCA has a special convention rate directly with hotels.  Under law and contract any outside company cannot offer below this rate nor offer to book your hotel room. Please DELETE any emails of this nature and ignore the phone calls.


 If you have any questions, feel free to contact NUCA at 703.358.9300


Travel Information

Nearest Airport:  San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

Estimated Taxi Rate: $40-$45.00
uberX Rate:  $12-$16.00*
uberXL Rate: $20-$26.00*
uberSELECT Rate: $33-$42.00*

*Average rates, not during price surge times