Schedule of Events

Thursday, February 22, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Board of Trustees  Meeting
Friday, February 23, 2018
6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration and Information Desk Open
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bus Tour (Optional)
MBNA Magnolia Market / Waco Tour
MBNA Hard Rock Demo / Texture Work Tour
7:30 a.m.
Welcome / Bus Loading
9:00 a.m.
Welcome / Bus Loading
7:45 a.m.
Depart from Sheraton DFW
9:15 a.m.
Depart from Sheraton DFW
10:15 a.m.
Arrive at Magnolia Market
10:15 a.m.
Arrive at Giles Monument Company
11:45 a.m.
Bus Loading
10:30 a.m.
Demonstrations
Noon
Depart for City of Woodway
Lunch @ Carleen Bright Arboretum
Noon
Lunch
1:30 p.m.
Bus Loading
1:30 p.m.
Demonstrations
1:45 p.m.
Driving Tour of “Fixer Upper” Homes
3:00 p.m.
Bus Loading
2:30 p.m.
Depart for Return to Sheraton DFW
3:15 p.m.
Depart for Return to Sheraton DFW
5:00 p.m.
Arrive at Sheraton DFW
4:15 p.m.
Arrive at Sheraton DFW
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Vendor Set Up
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Happy Hour with our Vendors
Saturday, February 24, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration and Information Desk Open
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast with our Vendors
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MBU Session #1: Software Shootout
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Refreshment Break with our Vendors
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon & MBNA Annual Business Meeting
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. MBU Session #2: The Grand Design for Sales Success
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. MBU Session #3: MBAdvocacy: Empowerment to Preserve History
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break with our Vendors
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MBU Session #4: Welcome to the Era of Software and Service Subscriptions
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MBU Session #5: Iron Sharpens Iron: Worker's Forum
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour with our Vendors
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Certified Memorialist ® Dinner & Presentation
Sunday, February 25, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration and Information Desk Open
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Certified Memorialist® Exam (must pre-register)
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast with our Vendors
8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. MBU Session #6: 3D Printing in the Monument Industry
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break with our Vendors
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MBU Session #7: User Groups/Vendor time
12:00 p.m. Conference Conclusion


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

Conference Dates

Friday, February 23, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018