SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, February 23, 2012

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

San Diego Trolley Tours (optional)

11:00 a.m. CMA & PNMBA Golf Outing

12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

MBNA Board of Trustees Meeting (lunch on own)

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

President's Reception & Dinner (by invitation only)

Friday, February 24, 2012

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Board of Trustees Meeting

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

MBNA Past President’s Meeting

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Consumer Advocacy Art Tour

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Vendor Set Up

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Certified Memorialist® Lunch with Education Program (by invitation only)

1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Open

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

MBNA Annual Business Meeting and Memorial Service

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Education Session #1
Why MBNA?
Featuring MBNA Consumer Advocate Carolyn Jacobi and a Panel of Association Ambassadors

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Education Session #2
New Products & Services Forum
Moderated by Supplier/Bronze Division President Scott Giddings, CM of GM Wholesale, Ltd.

5:30 p.m. 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Exhibit Entrance

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception on Exhibit Floor

Saturday, February 25, 2012

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Registration and Information Desk Open

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 

Continental Breakfast with Vendors

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Education Session #3
Introduction to the Chinese Funeral Industry
By Melinda Chen, Leiyi Group – World Wide Stones

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 p.m. 

Refreshment Break with Vendors

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

Education Session #4
Memorialists and Sculptors: Drawing and Blurring the Lines
By Scott Luken, Luken Memorials, Inc.

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 

Keynote Luncheon
Change Is Invevitable…Growth Is Optional
Bob Ash, Life Lessons

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Education Session #5
Your Piece of the Puzzle
Bob Ash, Life Lessons

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Refreshment Break with Vendors

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 

Education Session #6
Are You an Ostrich or an Eagle?
Don Calhoun, CM, Murphy Granite Carving, Inc.

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Supplier/Bronze Division Meeting

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Manufacturer/Wholesaler Division Meeting

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

CMA Annual Meeting

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

PNMBA Annual Meeting

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

State/Provincial Association Meetings

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

Combined Division Meeting

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Happy Hour/Reception with Vendors

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Installation and Recognition Banquet

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Dessert Cruise on the William D. Evans Steamer

Sunday, February 26, 2012

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Registration and Information Desk Open

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. 

Worship Service with Coffee

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Certified Memorialist® Exam

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Education Session #7
60 Ideas in 60 Minutes Moderated
Moderated by Ron Bartholomew, CM, Wake Monument Company

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Awards Brunch

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Education Session #8
Marketing 101 - Effective Communication Branding for the Monument Industry
by Donald A. Mounce, APR of D.A. Mounce & Associates and MBNews Editor

12:00 p.m.

JAM Closing

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Board of Trustees Meeting & Orientation w/ Working Lunch



For your convenience, an information desk will be open throughout the Convention to assist attendees with any questions.  Schedule is subject to change.