The Air Conditioning Contractors of America will bring its 2014 annual conference and trade show to the cosmopolitan city of Nashville, Tenn., this month.

The group’s 46th annual event will take place March 17-20 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort complex. The hotel is located outside of downtown Nashville’s famous music clubs, but not too far away for any contractors who want to check out the many bars, restaurants and attractions in the city.

As in the past, the ACCA has scheduled numerous business and educational sessions, as well as the Indoor Environment and Energy Expo trade show. The association has renamed the general sessions, which are now called “MainStage” events. Among those scheduled to appear are Larry Winget, the author of Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life! and It’s Called Work for a Reason; and Doc Hendley, writer of Wine to Water: A Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World.

Also on the main stage will be the CEO/Contractor Forum and the annual “I’ve Got an Idea!” discussion hosted by Vince DiFilippo of DiFilippo’s Service Co.

This year, the ACCA is recording all of the learning lab seminars, which will be provided free to people who purchased full conference packages by Dec. 15, 2013.

“ACCA’s conference brings so many contractors together in one place to learn, share and grow together, which ultimately makes the entire industry more professional,” said the association’s president and CEO, Paul T. Stalknecht.

The full conference agenda and details are available at