AFA Is Headed Your Way

We’re hosting 3 days of networking, exhibits, education and more at the Hilton Rosemont / Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Chicago, IL, September 14-16, 2017. Our North Central Regional Conference is a great chance to build industry connections and further your career with continuing education and certification. Keep reading for more details about what we have planned.

Thursday, September 14 Event Instructor
3:00 pm Exhibit Move-In
5:00 pm On-site Registration Open
5:00 pm Exhibits Open
6:00 pm Welcome Reception
7:00 pm Regional Dinner
Friday, September 15 Event Instructor
8:00 am Contracts & Collections Jayme Pavel
8:00 am Product Demos: CardConnect & MySalesman
8:30 am Certified Automated Gate Operator Installer (CAGOI) Exam
8:30 am Certified Automated Gate Systems Designer (CAGSD) Exam
8:30 am Certified Fence Professional (CFP) Exam
9:00 am Exhibits Open
9:10 am Contracting With the Government Donald Pellico
9:10 am Product Demos: Homeland Vinyl Products & Member Savings Program/Alliant
10:20 am Start With Why: How Great Companies, Brands and Leaders Inspire Steven Mayer
10:20 am Product Demos: DoorKing, Inc. & HomeAdvisor
11:30 am Small Business Resources Mark Ferguson
11:30 am Product Demos: LiftMaster & Illinois Engineered Products
1:30 pm Blueprint Reading Tony Thornton
1:30 pm Keeping Relevant with Recruiting Bianca Negron
3:00 pm Young Fence Professionals (YFP) Social
Saturday, September 16 Event Instructor
12:30 pm Architectural Boat Tour

Exhibit Space – Sold Out

The tabletop and tabletop + Session have sold out. Only sponsorships available at the North Central Regional Conference are the Welcome Reception and the Dinner. Please contact Jeni Leans at if you are interested in sponsoring one of these events.

Product Demonstrations

AFA is teaming up with numerous suppliers and manufacturers during the afternoon on Friday to provide half hour (30 minute) product demonstrations at the regional conference. The website will be updated with company info as demonstrations are confirmed.

What to Expect

  • Technical and Business Education
  • Tabletop Exhibits
  • Networking Events
  • Product Demonstrations
  • Off-Site Group Excursion

Regional Conference Packages

All Inclusive
$165 Members / $200 Non-Members

Pricing Includes:

  • Breakout Education Sessions
  • Welcome Reception
  • Regional Dinner
  • Tabletop Exhibits
  • Product Demonstrations

Education Only
$125 Members / $160 Non-Members

Pricing Includes:

  • Breakout Education Sessions
  • Tabletop Exhibits
  • Product Demonstrations

Welcome Reception & Regional Dinner
$125 Members / $160 Non-Members

Pricing Includes:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Regional Dinner


Thank You to Our Sponsors