Albuquerque Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Albuquerque as a leading authority on technology, online marketing and global business trends. He’s the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. If you are planning a business conference at the Albuquerque Convention Center on 2nd Street, the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown on Louisiana Boulevard, the DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque on Marquette Avenue or some other convention space in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Patrick will deliver the buzz and energy you’re looking for. As a motivational speaker, his #1 objective is to leave attendees excited, inspired and energized to take action and see tangible results.

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Albuquerque has many conference facilities, including:

  • Albuquerque Convention Center on Second Street North West
  • Expo New Mexico/New Mexico State Fair on San Pedro Drive North East
  • Casas de Suenos Old Town Historic Inn on Rio Grande Boulevard South West
  • Quality Inn & Suites on Pan American Freeway
  • Drury Inn & Suites Albuquerque on Twenty-Five Way North East
  • Other facilities in Rio Rancho, South Valley and Sandia Heights


General Information about Albuquerque, New Mexico, for Meeting Planners

Planning a business convention or conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico? Start with these general facts about this fabulous city: Albuquerque is situated near the center of New Mexico, “Land of Enchantment,” just south of Santa Fe, at the I-40 and I-25 crossroads. This city is imbued with the true character of the exciting Southwest, full of a powerful Native and early American cultural heritage. The mountains and desert lands that surround the city give it vastly beautiful scenery and landscapes, and the “Pueblo Revival” architecture so evident here is genuinely unique and attractive. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.


2014 Business Conventions in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Numerous business conferences are being hosted in Albuquerque in 2014. The New Mexico Association of School Business Officials will be hosting the 2014 Winter Conference in February. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on University Boulevard. The same organization will also be hosting the 2014 Spring Budget Workshop at the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town in March. Overeaters Anonymous will be holding their World Service Business Conference at the Embassy Suites Albuquerque Hotel and Spa on Woodward Place in April. In December, the Annual Trends 2014 Conference will be hosted by ULI New Mexico in downtown Albuquerque at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

2013 Business Conferences in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Here are some of the largest organizational conferences taking place in Albuquerque for the year 2013. In February, the Xeriscape Council of New Mexico, in collaboration with the Arid Low Impact Development, will hold its 18th Annual Water Conservation Conference at Albuquerque Marriot Pyramid North. The Southwestern Finance Association is also having their Annual Meeting of the Federation of Business Disciplines at Albuquerque Sheraton Uptown in April. Scientists, researchers, and educators are also invited to the International Rock Art Congress by The American Rock Art Research Association in May at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Albuquerque

Albuquerque Toastmasters clubs are a great place for New Mexico aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Salud Speakers meets at University Of New Mexico North Campus on Stanford and Tucker North East (Wednesday at 1:00 PM), Lobo Toastmasters meets at University of New Mexico on Redondo Drive North East (Thursday at 12:00 PM), Albuquerque Weekenders Club meets at Cooper Art Gallery on Quincy Street North East (Saturday at 8:00 PM) and Sandia Lite Roastmasters meets at Albuquerque Press Club on Highland Park Circle South East (Wednesday at 6:30 PM).

Albuquerque Food Choices for Convention Attendees

Albuquerque offers some fabulous restaurants to visit during your convention stay. Try the St. James Tearoom for something truly unforgettable. This place serves high tea in the time-honored British tradition. Torinos’@ Home offers fantastic Italian food and service. Try the duck and lasagna! Thai Vegan is a wonderful choice, even if you’re not a vegan. You’ll love the delectable shrimp and chicken soy dishes, and do try the Tempura and Pineapple Fried Rice. Another favorite Albuquerque restaurant is Farina, which is reputed to offer up not only the best pizza in town, but also a great burger and wine and beer list.

Albuquerque Attractions for Conference Delegates

Whether it’s hot air ballooning or the Albuquerque Little Theatre, you will not lack for fun things to do in Albuquerque during your conference visit. A special evening out and sure-fire hit might be the dinner theater at Murder Mystery – The Spy House. This is an interactive event that provides both a fun meal and great fun for all. See the Breathtaking Sandia Peak from the longest aerial tram in the whole world, the Sandia Peak Tramway. It covers 2.7 miles of gorgeous mountain panorama. Another extremely popular, quintessentially local attraction is the hot air balloon rides provided by Rainbow Ryders. Isn’t this something you’ve always wanted to do?

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