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2017 Small Bar Conference

6/22/2017 to 6/24/2017
When: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Where: Magnolia Hotel
421 N. 8th Street
St. Louis, Missouri  63101
United States
Contact: Nora Warens
(312) 988-6008

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2017 Small Bar Conference | June 22-24, 2017 | St. Louis, Missouri

Program Preview

The NABE Small Bar Conference - The Gateway to Your Best - will feature tips and techniques to help you and your bar reach new heights. Click here to view a program preview.

Program Materials >>

Registration Fees

Registration package includes reception on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday, and breakfast on Saturday.

Any individual attending any portion of the substantive programming must pay the conference registration fee.

$150 through May 15 22, 2017
$175 through May 31, 2017
$15 Guest Registration (includes Thursday Welcome Reception)

Optional Events

Thursday, June 22
Dinner at Lucas Park Grille, $50

Friday, June 23
Cardinal v Pittsburgh Pirates, Busch Stadium, price TBD

Small Bar Supporter

Include an additional $150 to your registration to support the Small Bar Conference scholarship program. Supporter's names and bar associations will be listed in the conference program.

Meeting Venue and Accommodations

Magnolia HotelAccommodations: Magnolia Hotel, 421 N. 8th Street, St. Louis, MO 63101

Reserve your room at the Magnolia Hotel by 5:00 p.m. (CDT) on May 31 for the group rate of $149. Click here to make a reservation online or call (314) 436-9000 and indicate your attendance at the "NABE Small Bar Conference".

Note: This room rate is applicable one day prior to and after the conference dates, as availability permits. The room block has limited availability for Saturday, June 24. Valet parking with in and out privileges is available for $30/day. In-room internet is complimentary for NABE guests.

Venue: Thursday registration and reception will be at The Magnolia Hotel. All substantive programming will be at the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 555 Washington Avenue, Suite 100.


Visit the 2016-17 Scholarships page to learn about and apply for scholarships.

Registration Policies

NABE Membership: Membership in NABE is not required.

Registration: Registrations received after May 31 will be accepted to the degree additional registrants can be accommodated. Names of late registrants may not be included on the list of attendees available to registrants before the meeting.

Cancellations: All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to Nora Warens at A full refund will be applied to cancellations received on or before May 31. A $25 service fee will be applied to cancellations received June 1 through June 7. Refunds of 50 percent will be applied to cancellations received June 8 through June 14. Refunds for cancellations after June 14 cannot be granted.

Guests: Registrants may purchase a "ticket" for guests to attend the dinner on Thursday and should count their guest(s) in the tentative baseball plans if attending. Planners will determine if a group purchase of tickets is feasible based on level of interest.


Thank you to our presenting sponsor Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers.

Current Conference Sponsors >>

Sponsor Spotlight: Do you have a great relationship with a vendor or service provider that would like to showcase their product or service? Recommend them to us and help them to connect to small bar execs across the country. Send your contacts to Liz Simcox.

Interested in sponsoring? Please view the Sponsorship Package [PDF]

St. Louis, Missouri

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National Association of Bar Executives
c/o ABA Division for Bar Services
321 N. Clark St., 16th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 988-6008