Unfortunately, no matter where you hold it, NASSM is going to be a LONG way away from some people. Portland (2600 miles away) is going to have to be a "fly" trip for Karen and I, but we'll be there! But for those who can't attend due to the distance (or for any other reasons), we just might have a "trick" up our sleeves
Also, travel distance was one of the considerations that went into our decision to have a M-F NASSM in the Ozarks. We wanted people would have two days to travel. Nevertheless, we know that is still going to be a long haul for some folks.
On the upside, the Ozarks are reachable in an 8 hour driving day (560 mile radius) from - Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Birmingham, Atlanta (almost), Louisville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee (almost), Minneapolis (almost), St. Louis, Kansas City, Des Moines, Omaha, Amarillo, and many other cities.
If you stretch out to two six hour driving days (840) miles), you add - Alburquerque, Corpus Christi, Jacksonville, Savannah, Charleston (SC), Charlotte, Raleigh (almost), Pittsburgh, Columbus (OH), Cleveland, Detroit, and Denver.
Two seven hour days (980 miles), adds Salt Lake City (almost), Flagstaff, Phoenix (almost), Orlando, and Washington DC / Baltimore.
And if you really are up for pushing it, two 8 hour days will get you there from New York City or Las Vegas (almost)!