IDA President's Commentary

Thank your for helping us celebrate at IDAExpo 2016! We hope to see you in 2017!

IDA President
Randy Oliver

The 2016 IDAExpo put the spotlight on the 20th anniversary of the IDEA, the industry's leading educational and certification organization for the door and operator industry. I encourage you to plan on joining us in 2017 in Atlanta. Place the dates in your Outlook calendar and join us for IDAExpo 2017 - April 19-22, Atlanta, Georgia, USA!

Schedule of Events

(As of 1/12/2017, subject to change)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
  • 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m IDEA Testing**
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Registration
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Educational Workshops
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. IDEA Train-the-Trainer**
  • 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Golf Tournament

Thursday, April 20, 2017
  • 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Registration
  • 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. IDEA Testing**
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Educational Workshops
  • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 2-Day School Cert. Testing
  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. President's Awards Banquet*

Friday, April 21, 2017
  • 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*
    5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Silent Auction
  • 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Exhibitor Hospitality Party

Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • 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

Georgia World Congress Center -
Location of Events

Registration - Bldg A, Level Three (Wednesday through Saturday)
Workshops - Bldg A, Level Three
Exhibits - Bldg A, Level One, Halls A2-3
Annual Meeting and Opening Session - Bldg B, Level Five, Thomas Murphy Ballroom
Exhibitor Hospitality Party - Georgia Aquarium

Keynote Speaker

CBS Broadcaster and Host of The NFL Today Greg Gumble

Greg Gumbel is one of the most visible sports broadcasters on network television. During his more than 30 years in broadcasting, he has covered everything from Major League Baseball to NBA to NFL, the Summer and Winter Olympic games and one of the premiere events in all of sports, The NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness.

Considered one of the best hosts in sports television, Greg is currently hosting CBS’ award-winning show, The NFL Today for the second time in his career.  He formerly hosted in 1990 to 1993.  He served as the lead play-by-play announcer for CBS’ coverage of the National Football League for the past six years and was the play-by-play voice of Super Bowl 38, one of the most exciting Super Bowls ever.  He also hosted The NFL on NBC, and has anchored the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France, the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, and the 1996 Summer Olympics Games in Atlanta, Georgia.

You won't want to miss his positive discussion on leadership and teamwork..."Rewind, Review, and Replay."

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“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.

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.

The rules are simple and easy:
  • Take a selfie on the job site, with your truck, or with your co-workers.
  • Selfie must be horizontal, not vertical
  • Email your entry to:
  • Enter as often as you like. Entry deadline is
    April 3, 2017.
  • Winner will be announced during the IDAExpo President's Awards Banquet on April 20, 2017.
First place prize a GoPro Camera!

Future IDAExpos

IDAExpo 2018 - Las Vegas, Nevada
Host Hotel: Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)
Show Dates: April 27-28, 2018

“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