Schedule

Jump to any day by clicking the navigation below. Schedule is subject to change. All sessions will be held in the Indiana Convention Center, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, March 12

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM AFA Appreciation Dinner
[additional registration required]

Wednesday, March 13

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Automated Gate Systems Design (AGSD) School
[additional registration required, continues on Thursday]

Sales Training School (STS)
[additional registration required, continues on Thursday]
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Call 811 Before You Dig

Social Media Marketing

AFA Membership Commitment to First Aid and CPR
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Are You Covered? Understanding Your Insurance Policies

Construction Contracts and Addendums

Gate Operator Safety - UL 325 Update (repeated on Thursday)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Business Succession

Train, Retain and Grow Your Organization

Understanding Solar Gate Operator Technologies
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Training and Working with Millenials 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM What to Know about Young People

Workers Compensation for the Fence Contractor

Efficiencies to Boost Your Bottom Line

Thursday, March 14

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM AIA CE Provider Train-the-Trainer

Automated Gate Systems Design (AGSD) School
[additional registration required, continued from Wednesday]

Certified Fence Contractor (CFC) Review

Sales Training School (STS)
[additional registration required, continued from Wednesday]
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Developing a Lead Generation Plan

Gate Operator Safety UL

How to Build a Winning Website
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Blueprint Reading for the Fence Industry

Certified Automated Gate Operator Installer (CAGOI) Review

DASMA Gate Operator Installation Mock Trial
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Certified Fence Contractor (CFC) Exam
[additional registration required]

Certified Fence Professional (CFP) Exam
[additional registration required]
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Certified Automated Gate System Designer (CAGSD) Exam (repeated at 3:00 PM)
[additional registration required]

Certified Automated Gate Operator Installer (CAGOI) Exam (repeated at 3:00 PM)
[additional registration required]
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Introduction to the Deck & Rail Institute

Introduction to the Hispanic Fence Association

New Vehicle Detection Technologies
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Certified Automated Gate System Designer (CAGSD) Exam (repeated from 1:00 PM)
[additional registration required]

Certified Automated Gate Operator Installer (CAGOI) Exam (repeated from 1:00 PM)
[additional registration required]
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Understanding Loops

Value of Credentials in the Fence Industry

Women in the Fence Industry 
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM AFA Awards Dinner & Annual Meeting
[additional registration required]

Friday, March 15

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM AFA Chapter Breakfast
[additional registration required]
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Keynote General Session
10:15 AM Exhibits Open - Ribbon Cutting
10:15 AM – 6:00 PM Exhibits
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM AFA Young Fence Professionals (YFP) Social
[additional registration required]
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM All Conference Party & Auction
[additional registration required]
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM After Party & Live Auction 

Saturday, March 16

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM AFA Safety Keynote
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Exhibits