IDAEXPO & Events

IDAExpo Schedule

 
In 2020, the IDAExpo will expand from 2 days to 3 days for the Exhibit Hall. This will allow attendees more opportunities to interact with exhibitors, products, and new features that support the industry. 

Attendee registration is now open! Register early in order to recieve the discounted rate. Onsite the registration prices will go up. 
  Member Non Member
Full Package $375 $525
Education and Exhibit Hall $275 $400
Exhibit Hall Only* Free $75
*Not for exhibitors. For exhibitor information, visit Exhibit or Sponsor 
 
Monday
3/2/2020
Tuesday
3/3/2020
Wednesday
3/4/2020
Thursday
3/5/2020
Friday
3/6/2020
IDEA Testing
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
IDEA Testing
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Educational Workshops
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Exhibit Hall
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
SuperTech
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Technical Schools
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Technical Schools
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Keynote Address
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
President’s Banquet
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Exhibit Hall
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
IDEA Train the Trainer
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Educational Workshops  
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
   
Educational Workshops
3 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
IDA Scholarship Foundation Fundraiser
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
All Conference Party
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
   
 

Workshops:

Monday, March 2

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
IDEA Technical School
IDEA will present 2 Technical Schools, the Rolling Steel/Rolling Steel Fire Door Course and the Residential and Commercial Sectional Doors Course.
 
Attendees are not required to be enrolled in any IDEA certification programs to participate but the courses are ideal as pre-examination preparation.
 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Train-the-Trainer

The IDEA Train-the-Trainer class teaches experienced installers and service technicians the training skills they need to properly evaluate the progress of trainees, communicate effectively, demonstrate quality interpersonal relations skills, and much more. The Train-the-Trainer class is a separate fee from the IDAExpo Registration. Register for the Train-the—Trainer class through IDEA.
 
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
Josef Roberts, E-Squared
Industry Insights: Session 1 – Principles of Accounting

Moderator: Ranee Pate, Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands
Women Open Doors Panel Discussion

Bret Jacob, Nortek Security & Control
Connected Home – Growth Opportunity or Bust: 

Paul McManus, Haas Door
What is Ethical Selling and Its Importance to Succeed in Today’s Market
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
 
Josef Roberts, E-Squared
Industry Insights: Session 2 – Analyzing Income Statements

Steve Kuscsik, UL LLC
UL 325 – Keeping Up To Date with Safety Requirements for Residential and Commercial Door and Gate Systems

Chuck Miller, Miller Consulting
Who’s Running Your Business: The Answer Might Surprise You!

Mike Fisher, IDA Executive Director
Kevin Pettiette, IDA President 
IDAdvocacy
 

Tuesday, March 3

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
IDEA Technical School
IDEA will present 2 Technical Schools, the Rolling Steel/Rolling Steel Fire Door Course and the Residential and Commercial Sectional Doors Course.
 
*Attendees are not required to be enrolled in any IDEA certification programs to participate but the courses are ideal as pre-examination preparation.
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Presented by DASMA and an All-Star Cast
Mock Trial: Door Dealer on Trial for Door Accident
 
Ralph Olita, Genie Company
Commercial Operators – Safety First!

Mark McManus, Door Boy
Using Photos to Improve Customer Service

Dick Lano, JVS Garage Door Co. and
David Mount, Mount Garage Doors
Cables, Drums and Springs

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.    

SPECIAL PRESENTATION 
James Kerr

Legacy

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
    

Josef Roberts, E Squared
Industry Insights: Session 3 – Analyzing Balance Sheets

Joe Hetzel, DASMA
Straight From the Source….DASMA Technical Data Sheets

Randy Oliver, Hollywood-Crawford Door Co., and Andy Stergiou, IDAssurance
How to Save Money on your Rising Auto Insurance Rates

Mark Bouchard, BEA, Inc.
The Future is Now: Utilizing Technology to your Advantage
 
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION:
Chad Hymas

 Who Needs Legs When You Have Wings?

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
 
Josef Roberts, E Squared
Industry Insights: Session 4 – Analyzing Cash Flow
 
Tony Badalamenti, Genie Company
Customer Service – Who is Really Responsible?
 
John Bockert, Firelands Hardware, Inc.
Hollow Metal Doors & Frames
 
Kevin Pettiette, Smokey’s Garage Door and IDA President
Residential Troubleshooting and Problem Solving
 

Wednesday, March 4

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Russ Cherry (Young Professions Network speaker)
Successful Engagement: The Art of Effectively Leading, Managing and Supervising Your Team

Janee Weber and Andrew Weber, Alpha Overhead Door 
Predictive Maintenance Can Change the Dynamic of Your Bottom Line

 
Dewey Stewart, Midwest Garage Door Company
IDEA Apprenticeship Program
 
Alain Parcan, Market Hardware
We are a Top Garage Door Business...But Why Doesn’t Google Think So?
 
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Bill Earnest, Farmer Garage Door
800 Applications for One Job!

Matt Weber, Alpha Overhead Door and a YPN Panel
Successful Transitions:  An Interactive Panel Discussion with Transitional Experts
 
Kaley Wichman, The McAlear Group
Rankin Walkup, The McAlear Group
Steve Smith, The McAlear Group

Phone Calls Aren’t Dead. Best Practices for Customer Service Over the Phone

Peter Daniolos, Liftmaster
Do You Want Fries with That?
 
 

Friday, March 6

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
 
Mark McManus, Door Boy
 SUPERTECH – Let’s Talk Meters!
IDEA Panel

IDA Panel of Experts- Dave Dawdy, Ed Hermanns, David Mount, and Michael Whitacre 
Fire Marshall Training Class- Raise the Bar of Awareness