Schedule of Events

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Set Up
Thursday, February 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Set Up
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. President's Welcome & Kick-Off
Friday, February 10, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Set Up
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MBNA Ambassador’s Council Meeting (for Past Presidents only)
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Certified Memorialist® Lunch with Education Program (for CMs only)
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration Open
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. MBNA Annual Business Meeting and Memorial Service
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monument Installation – Tips & Trick Beyond the Basics
Troy Caldwell, CM, AICA, Caldwell Monument Co.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. S.W.A.G. Be Gone!
Alison Raymer, CM, Emerson Monument Company, Inc.
4:00 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Exhibit Entrance
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall
9:30 p.m. – Midnight Hospitality Suite – The Elevate Lounge
Saturday, February 11, 2017
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Certified Memorialist® Exam (Applicants Must Pre-Register)
8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open with Continental Breakfast
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. It Costs How Much?!
Jed Hendrickson, CM, AICA, Santa Barbara Monumental Company, Inc.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon and Design Awards Presentation
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Remembering the Greats
Terry Joy, AICA, Joy Monument Co.
Charlie Hunt, FAICA, Hunt Memorials, Inc.
Jim Peterson, AICA, Peterson Monuments, Inc.
Jim Gast, AICA, Gast Monuments, Inc.
1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. New and Veteran Memorialist Mixer (Retailers only)
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Supplier/Bronze Division Meeting
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Manufacturer/Wholesaler Division Meeting
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. State/Provincial Association Meetings
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Closing Happy Hour
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Installation and Recognition/Recognition Dinner
10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Hospitality Suite – The Elevate Lounge
Sunday, February 12, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Worship Service
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open with Brunch on the Floor
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Leadership Summit
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Educational Session # 5
The Power of Social Media in Growing Your Business
Rob Rosenberg, President, Springboard Brand & Creative Strategy Ltd.
12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Move-Out
Monday, February 13, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Move-Out
For your convenience, an information desk will be open throughout the Convention to assist attendees with any questions.  Schedule is subject to change.  

Show Dates

Friday, February 10, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017