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Agenda

STAFDA's 41sh Annual Convention & Trade Show

November 12-14, 2017
Austin (TX) Convention Center
Registration will open from the members-only section at 8:00 a.m. (Central) on June 26, 2017.

Saturday, November 11

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.    - STAFDA Registration
 
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.    - Exhibitor Move-In 
               

Sunday, November 12

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.    - STAFDA Registration 
 
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    - Exhibitor Move-In
 
Continental Breakfast, 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. before workshops
 
8:30 a.m. - Noon          - Four Concurrent Educational Workshops
(Programs run 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., break from 10:00 - 10:30, Programs repeat 10:30 - Noon)  
- Lunch on Own
Noon - 12:45 p.m.           - Young Professionals Lunch
Noon - 6:00 p.m.           - Manufacturer Meetings (Various)
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.          - Targeted Workshop
  • Evolving World of Sales - Thomas Schoenfelder, Caliper
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.           - "Speed Interviewing" Opportunity
 
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.          - Spouse/Companion Program: Pick with Austin
                            
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.          - STAFDA Block Party
                                    

Monday, November 13

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   - STAFDA Registration 
 
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.           - General Session Seating                                
                                                          
8:30 – 11:00 a.m.         - General Session: State-of-the-Industry reports and Keynote Speaker: John Ratzenberger
                              
11:00 a.m. – Noon      - Exhibitors/Reps in Hall for final show prep
  
- Lunch on Own
 
Noon – 6:00 p.m.      - Trade Show 
Evening                    - Open to Associate Hospitality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                [Please note: This year is a Sunday-Tuesday program. Hospitality events should be scheduled for Monday evening!] ]                                                                                                                                               

Tuesday, November 14

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.    - STAFDA Registration 
Continental Breakfast, 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. before workshop
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.          -  Alan Beaulieu on Economic Recap & 2018 Forecast
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   - Spouse/Companion Tours 
 
10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     - Trade Show 
 
- Lunch on Own
               
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.              - Closing Party 
 
4:00 – 11:45 p.m.            - Exhibitor Move Out 
 
 

Wednesday, November 15           

7:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.      - Exhibitor Move Out