Educational Opportunities and Schedule

Friday 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Sanford Room

Bill Lydick, PDS Equipment representing Mimaki UV products

         “Understand the Gold Mine of UV Print”

Friday 10:19 a.m. Show Room opens in the Joe Mack Wilson Ballroom

Friday 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Mini Session by JDS in the Joe Mack Wilson Ballroom

Friday 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sanford Room

Eddie Hill, Award Masters Inc.
“What exactly do we sell? Personalization!”

Our machine that we use to personalize awards and signs can do so much more! Eddie will give you (21) million dollar a year ideas that you can implement to grow your business.

Friday 2:45 p.m. Ice Cream Break outside the Joe Mack Wilson Ballroom

Friday 3:00 p.m. Hotel Check in time, earlier check in only as available. 

Friday 3:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Mini Session by Netsoft in the Joe Mack Wilson Ballroom

Friday 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Round Table Discussions in the Joe Mack Wilson Ballroom. 

Friday 6:00 p.m. Cash bar and Hors d’oeuvres in Hamilton’s

Friday 6:30 p.m. Dinner is served in Hamilton’s 

Saturday 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  Sanford Room

Sam Varn, CRM  President/Owner AWARDS4U and The Zen Master of Recognition  “Growth Strategies: Getting to the Next Level”

Discussing the challenges of establishing both an internal and external growth strategy and how both are necessary to successfully reach goals”

Saturday 10:19 a.m. Show Room opens in the Joe Mack Wilson Ballroom

Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Mini Session by PDS in the Joe Mack Wilson Ballroom

Saturday Noon – Hotel Check out, unless late check out is arranged individually.

Saturday Noon until 1:30 p.m.  Sanford Room

Colin Van Lint, JDS
“How to get started in Vinyl Signs and Graphics” 

Goal: To introduce the listener to the world of vinyl, signs and graphics and give them a well-rounded base of knowledge of how to design, process, install and remove vinyl for signage and decals.
Teaching Topic: Will cover tools, equipment and technique for creating and installing vinyl signs and graphics.
1. Brief overview of signs and graphics
a. What you can create with vinyl.
2. Equipment Required
a. Computer / Software
b. Cutter Plotter
c. Different types of Vinyl
d. Weeding Tools
e. Application Tapes
3. How to process and manufacture signs and graphics.
a. Tips and Tricks
4. Different Methods of Installing Vinyl and Graphics.
5. Best practices for removing vinyl.

On-going on Friday and Saturday: Poker Run with Suppliers, Corn Hole Individual Scoring

Friday and Saturday Coffee is served 7:45 a.m. until 11 a.m. outside the Joe Mack Wilson Ballroom. An Ice Water service is available throughout the day. 

Saturday 1:45 p.m. Door Prize drawing (Each Retailer is registered once)  Saturday Show closes 2:19 p.m.

Mini Sessions throughout the Show:

JDS will also be presenting at their booth: “Drinkware Is Hot In More Ways Than One!” Stop by the JDS booth to see Lisa Ellston demonstrate how to sublimate drinkware in a mug press. Learn what to look for in a good mug press. Learn how to sublimate insulated tumblers, ceramic mugs & water bottles. A few lucky attendees will get a free completed sample.

“We are pleased to announce that Continued Education Units (CEUs) through the Awards and Personalization Association (APA) are available for each Education Session. Use your tracking document to enter the Educational Sessions toward up to 1.0 CEUs of outside education.”  – Natalie Sternberg, Education Manager APA