FENCETECH 2020 Schedule

*Schedule is subject to change.

All items are located in the Salt Palace Convention Center, unless otherwise indicated.

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 - East Registration Area
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] - Room 255 C
Sales Training School (STS) [limited space / registration required, continues on Wednesday]- Room 255 B
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM ASTM International Committee F14 on Fences - Room 355 A
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Code Compliant Guards for Wood Framed Decks - Room 250 EF
Connectivity in the Door/Gate Dealer Business - Room 250 AD
Getting to #1 on Google: Growing Your Business Online - Room 250 BC
Understanding and Working with Test Meters - Room 251 ABC
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Leadership Forum for Young Fence Professionals - Room 250 EF
Social Media Marketing - Room 250 BC
Troubleshooting Gate Operators - Room 251 ABC
Value Selling Your Fencing Products for the Greatest Possible Profits - Room 250 AD
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Building for Veterans: Best Practices and Key Considerations for Adapted Fence Building - Room 250 AD
Cash Management and the Operating Cycle - Room 250 EF
Fast Start Profitability 2020 - Room 251 ABC
How to Rent a Temporary Fence: Tips and Tricks! - Room 250 BC
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Design and Troubleshoot Loop Systems - Room 250 AD
Developing a TEAM Atmosphere and a Culture of SUCCESS! - Room 250 BC
How to Build Chain Link Gates and Fabrication Tables - Room 251 ABC
Requirements in Commercial & Residential Railing - Room 250 EF
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Finding Purpose and Passion - Room 155 EF
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Distracted Driving and Commercial Auto Insurance Costs - Room 250 EF
Financing in Today’s Fence Market - Room 250 BC
Job Costing in the Fence Industry - Room 250 AD
Working with Solar and DC Operators - Room 251 ABC
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM AFA Appreciation Dinner [additional registration required] - Caffe Molisse (off-site)

Wednesday, March 4

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Onsite Registration / Badge Pickup - East Registration Area
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] - Room 255 C
Sales Training School (STS) [limited space / registration required, continued from Tuesday] - Room 255 B
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM An Introduction to Networking for Gate and Access Systems - Room 250 AD
Applying Automated Gate Safety Requirements - UL 325 and ASTM F2200 - Room 251 ABC
Three Efficiencies That Will Boost Your Profits - Room 250 BC
Women in Fencing Roundtable - Room 250 EF
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 20 Over 20, For 2020: Common Automated Vehicular Gate Systems Q&As - Room 250 AD
How to Retain Your Best Employees - Room 250 EF
Marketing to Millennials - Room 250 BC
Using H-2B Visas to Expand Your Labor Pool - Room 251 ABC
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Keynote Speaker: Mike Holmes - Ballroom E-J
1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibits Ribbon Cutting - Ballroom E-J
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] - Ballroom E-J 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Young Fence Professionals (YFP) Happy Hour - Keys On Main (off-site)

Thursday, March 5

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Onsite Registration / Badge Pickup - East Registration Area
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Chapter Breakfast [additional registration required] - Ballroom A/C
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]  
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM AFA Awards Dinner & Annual Meeting [Full Package registration or an AFA Awards Dinner ticket purchased during registration] - Ballroom A/C

Friday, March 6

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