IDAExpo 2017 Schedule

All events will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center with the exception of the Hospitality Party which will be held at the Georgia Aquarium.
Schedule subject to change.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. IDEA Testing (pre-registration required)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Registration (Building A, Level Three,Georgia World Congress Center)
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Educational Workshops (see below or click here for complete descriptions)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. IDEA Train-the-Trainer (pre-registration required)
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. IDA Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament
(Heritage Golf Links. Shotgun start: 12 noon)
Wednesday Workshops (Location: Building A, Level Three, Georgia World Congress Center)
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. #1 Redlining and Other Legal Issues
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. #2 Thermal Door Performance - Things are Heating Up!
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. #3 Transitioning from Running a Business to Owning One
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. #4 How to Turn Your Website Into a Lead Generation Machine (part 1 of a 4 part series)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Two-Day School - Automated Gate Systems Designer (Day 1)
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Two-Day School - Commercial Rolling and Rolling Steel Fire Door (Day 1)
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Two-Day School - Residential and Commercial Sectional Door Systems (Day 1)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Two-Day Sales Training School - Rodney Webb SuperStar Selling (Day 1)
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. #5 Connecting Customers to the Right Door
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. #6 Fighting Back Against Bad Bob
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. #7 Rolling Steel Fire Doors - A Good Drop of Information
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. #8 SEO: How to Go From Nowhere to Page One of Google (part 2 of a 4 part series)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. #9 Special Presentation - Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be Monday to Monday
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. #10 Using Social Media and Email Newsletter Marketing to Retain More Clients (part 3 of a 4 part series)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. #11 Continuation of Workshop #9, Special Presentation - Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. #12 Sales Diversification for Dealers
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. #13 UL 325 Update
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. #14 Zip Codes and Geotargeting (part 4 of 4 part series)
Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Registration (Building A, Level Three,Georgia World Congress Center)
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. IDEA Testing (pre-registration required)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Educational Workshops (see below or click here for complete descriptions)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Certification Testing for Combined Two-day School Attendees
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Silent Auction (Held before the President's Awards Banquet, Building B, Level Five, Thomas Murphy Ballroom, GWCC)
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. President's Awards Banquet (Cocktails 6:30 p.m., Building B, Level Five, Thomas Murphy Ballroom, GWCC)
Thursday Workshops (Location: Building A, Level Three, Georgia World Congress Center)
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Two-Day School - Automated Gate Systems Designer (Day 2)
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Two-Day School - Commercial Rolling and Rolling Steel Fire Door (Day 2)
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Two-Day School - Residential and Commercial Sectional Door Systems (Day 2)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Two-Day Sales Training School - Rodney Webb SuperStar Selling (Day 2)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. #15 The Value of the Young Professionals Network
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. #16 Taking the Mystery Out of Experience Modifiers
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. #17 Alternative Access Solutions
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. #18 Mastering Commercial Sales in Your Market
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Preferred Partner Presentation - Web Marketing Tune-Up: 3 New Ways to Polish Your 2017 Strategy in 90 Minutes
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon #19 Special Presentation: Strategic Storytelling featuring Kindra Hall
11:00 a.m. - 12 noon Preferred Partner Presentation - IDAssurance Program
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Preferred Partner Presentation - Payment Processing 101: Understanding the Basics
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. #20 Meeting With Industry Veterans - A Special Session for the Young Professionals Network
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. #21 Industry Consolidation: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. #22 Turning Seven Temptations that Unconsciously Terminate Sales Growth into a Successful Sales Strategy
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. #23 Commercial Operator Troubleshooting
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. #24 The Top 10 Tips to Maximize Dealership Value
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. #25 The Magic of the Closing Ratio
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. #26 Hiring, Training and Retaining Quality Employees
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. #27 Loading Dock Equipment - A Dock Leveler Overview
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Preferred Partner Presentation - IDA Member Savings: Learn How IDA Members are Saving Significant Money
Friday, April 21, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Registration (Building A, Level Three,Georgia World Congress Center)
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. IDA Annual Meeting of Members (Building B, Level Five, Thomas Murphy Ballroom, Georgia World Congress Center)
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Opening Session with Keynote Speaker Greg Gumbel (Building B, Level Five, Thomas Murphy Ballroom, GWCC)
10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibits Opening Day (Building A, Level One, Halls A2-3, Georgia World Congress Center)
12 noon - 2:00 p.m. Lunch (ticket required) (Location: Inside Exhibit Hall)
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Exhibitor Sponsored Hospitality Party at the Georgia Aquarium (Location: Georgia Aquarium)
Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. IDEA The SuperTech! - Tricks of the Trade (Building A, Level Three,Georgia World Congress Center)
9:00 a.m. - 12 noon General Registration (Building A, Level Three,Georgia World Congress Center)
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exhibits (Building A, Level One, Halls A2-3, Georgia World Congress Center)
12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (ticket required) (Location: Inside Exhibit Hall)

*Schedule subject to change. Last updated Feb. 20, 2017.