Mark your calendars for April 25-28 (Exhibit Dates: April 27-28). IDAExpo will be held in Las Vegas, NV. IDAExpo will feature invaluable two-day educational programs, face to face networking opportunities, exhibits, and fun events.

IDA President's Commentary

Join us in Las Vegas for IDAExpo 2018

There's no question about it. Attending the 2018 IDAExpo is A Sure Bet!

The educational program provided by IDEA is second to none, responding to the ever expanding challenges door and access dealers face on a daily basis. Sales, financing, personnel management, and marketing, are but a few of the topics to be covered. In addition, an extensive program for technicians will be presented.

I consider the expansive line-up of product and service exhibitors to be a major part of the educational experience as well. Learning about new products and services first hand is highly rewarding. No other place exists that offers dealers such a valuable opportunity. The event also offers a number of social and fun events you won't want to miss.

We look forward to seeing you in Vegas!

- Ed Hermanns, IDA President


Keynote Speaker

Jim "The Rookie" Morris

Jim Morris

Subject of the hit movie, The Rookie

Through his Cinderella story as a small town high school teacher-turned-major league baseball player, Jim “The Rookie” Morris inspires others to never give up on a dream.

Jim was a minor-league baseball player whose major-league ambitions were dashed by arm injuries – or so he thought. He went on to coach a high school baseball team in West Texas, and made a bet with his last-place team: If they won the championship, he would try out for the majors. The team won. At his tryout, he threw 98 mph fastballs, and eventually made it to the majors at age 35. His unconventional path to the professional ranks makes him a living testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform one’s life.

The subject of the inspirational Disney feature film “The Rookie,” Jim reminds us that it is never too late to believe in – and achieve – our dreams, especially in the face of adverse circumstances and personal setbacks. His feel-good story leaves audiences encouraged and empowered with a renewed sense of self-belief and the energy and passion to take a chance, tackle their goals, and change their lives.

 

Education. Exhibits. Excitement.

All three well describe the value of attending the IDAExpo. The educational programming produced each year by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation (IDEA) continues to set an educational benchmark in our industry. The exhibits provide attendees an opportunity to discover what’s new, and to actually see and touch new products. In addition, visiting with product provider personnel face-to-face is truly invaluable. And, of course, such events as the Golf Outing, Motorcycle Ride and President’s Awards Banquet are very exciting to enjoy.

 

Schedule of Events

(As of 4/28/2017, subject to change)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. IDEA Testing**
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Registration
  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Educational Workshops
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 2-Day School (day 1)
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. IDEA Train-the-Trainer**
  • 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Golf Tournament

Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Registration
  • 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. IDEA Testing**
  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 2-Day School (day 2)
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Educational Workshops
  • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 2-Day School Cert. Testing**
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Silent Auction
  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. President's Awards Banquet*

Friday, April 27, 2018
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Registration
  • 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. IDA Annual Meeting of Members
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Opening Session*
  • 10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Opening Day of Exhibits
  • 12 noon - 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Lunch*

Saturday, April 28 , 2018
  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. IDEA the SuperTech!
  • 9:00 a.m. - Noon General Registration
  • 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exhibits
  • 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Lunch*

*Ticketed event
**Requires pre-registration


“IDAExpo 2016 was a rousing success for ABC Docks, LLC and the ‘Aaron-Bradley™’ product line.  We stayed busy the entire time, meeting with existing dealers and qualifying potential new ones.  And, we were busy for nearly an hour after the show closed on Saturday.  In my 15 years with the company and exhibiting at each of the Expos, I would rank this as one of the very best, if not the best in which we’ve participated.  Hats off to all the staff and to the organizing committee for a job extremely well done.  I’m looking forward to Atlanta in 2017."

– Bill Reitmeyer, Operations Manager
ABC Docks, LLC


“In today’s market so much happens ‘digitally’ that it is easy to forget the importance of face-to-face contact with customers. The 2016 Show helped us strengthen existing relationships and build new ones. The IDAExpo has been central to our growth over the years.”

– Doug Kidd, CEO
Re-Source Industries, Inc.