FENCETECH 2020 Schedule

*Schedule is subject to change.

Beyond all of the great AFA seminars below, you will also have access to NOMMA METALfab education as well. Note: seminars and speakers are subject to change.

 

Tuesday, March 3

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Onsite Registration / Badge Pickup
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Gate Automation Designer School (GADS) {formerly known as Automated Gate Systems Designer School (AGSD)} [limited space / registration required, continues on Wednesday]
Sales Training School (STS) [limited space / registration required, continues on Wednesday]
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM ASTM International Committee F14 on Fences
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Code Compliant Guards for Wood Framed Decks
Connectivity in the Door/Gate Dealer Business
Getting to #1 on Google: Growing Your Business Online
Understanding and Working with Test Meters
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Leadership Forum for Young Fence Professionals
Social Media Marketing
Troubleshooting Gate Operators
Value Selling Your Fencing Products for the Greatest Possible Profits
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Building for Veterans: Best Practices and Key Considerations for Adapted Fence Building
Cash Management and the Operating Cycle
Fast Start Profitability 2020
How to Rent a Temporary Fence: Tips and Tricks!
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Design and Troubleshoot Loop Systems
Developing a TEAM Atmosphere and a Culture of SUCCESS!
How to Build Chain Link Gates and Fabrication Tables
Requirements in Commercial & Residential Railing
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Finding Purpose and Passion
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Distracted Driving and Commercial Auto Insurance Costs
Financing in Today's Fence Market
Job Costing in the Fence Industry
Working with Solar and DC Operators
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM AFA Appreciation Dinner

Wednesday, March 4

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Onsite Registration / Badge Pickup
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM Gate Automation Designer School (GADS) {formerly known as Automated Gate Systems Designer School (AGSD)} [limited space / registration required, continues from Tuesday]
Sales Training School (STS) [limited space / registration required, continued from Tuesday]
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM An Introduction to Networking for Gate and Access Systems
Applying Automated Gate Safety Requirements - UL 325 and ASTM F2200
Three Efficiencies That Will Boost Your Profits
Women in Fencing Roundtable
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 20 Over 20, For 2020: Common Automated Vehicular Gate Systems Q&As
How to Retain Your Best Employees
Marketing to Millennials
Using H2B Visas to Expand Your Labor Pool
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Keynote Speaker: Mike Holmes
1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibits Ribbon Cutting
Exhibits Floor Open
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Certified Fence Contractor (CFC) Exam [registration/application required through acieducation.org]
Certified Fence Professional (CFP) Exam [registration/application required through AFA]
Certified Gate Automation Designer (CGAD) Exam [registration/application required through acieducation.org]
Certified Gate Automation Technician (CGAT) Exam [registration/application required through acieducation.org]
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM All Conference Party & Auctions [Full Package registration or an AFA Awards Dinner ticket purchased during registration] 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Young Fence Professionals (YFP) Happy Hour

Thursday, March 5

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Onsite Registration / Badge Pickup
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Chapter Breakfast [additional registration required]
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Exhibits Floor Open
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Certified Fence Contractor (CFC) Exam [registration/application required through acieducation.org]
Certified Fence Professional (CFP) Exam [registration/application required through AFA]
Certified Gate Automation Designer (CGAD) Exam [registration/application required through acieducation.org]
Certified Gate Automation Technician (CGAT) Exam [registration/application required through acieducation.org]  
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Donor Reception [by invitation only]
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM AFA Awards Dinner & Annual Meeting [Full Package registration or an AFA Awards Dinner ticket purchased during registration]

Friday, March 6

7:00 AM – 2:00 PM Onsite Registration / Badge Pickup
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM State of the Fence Industry Panel Discussion
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Exhibits Floor Open