Schedule of Events

Thursday, February 7, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration Open
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. President's Welcome & Kick-Off (Open to everyone)
Friday, February 8, 2019
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration Open
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MBNA Ambassador’s Council Meeting (for Past Presidents only)
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Certified Memorialist Lunch and Workshop (for CMs only)
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. MBNA Annual Business Meeting and Memorial Service
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. The Four Pillars of MBNA
MBNA Vice Presidents
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. OSHA’s New Silica Rule – What You Need to Know
Matt Pruitt, Elberton Granite Association, Inc. & Dave Sharamitaro, Husqvarna Group
4:00 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Opening Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall
9:30 p.m. – Midnight “Gateway” Hospitality Lounge
Saturday, February 9, 2019
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open with Continental Breakfast on the Show Floor
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Newcomer’s Social
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. That Won’t Sell In My Area
Charlie Hunt, FICA, Hunt Memorials, Inc.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Awards and Recognition Luncheon
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. A History of Cremation Memorialization: Hope, Not Dispair
Jason Engler, Cremation Historian, Cremation Association of North America
1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Supplier/Bronze Division Meeting
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Manufacturer/Wholesaler Division Meeting
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Closing Happy Hour
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Installation Celebration Reception
10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. “Gateway” Hospitality Lounge
Sunday, February 10, 2019
7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Worship Service
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open with Brunch on the Floor
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lettering: Spacing & Kerning
Jed Hendrickson, CM, AICA, Santa Barbara Monumental Company, Inc.
12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Move-Out
   
The following sessions are open to those registering for the optional Commitment to Excellence courses (additional fees apply) offered by the American Institute of Commemorative Art and MBNA.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lettering: It’s Relationship to Design
Jed Hendrickson, CM, AICA, Santa Barbara Monumental Company, Inc.
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Six Basic Shapes: Design Possibilities from Ordinary Shapes
Charlie Hunt, FAICA, Hunt Memorials, Inc.
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Group Dinner & Informal Design Session: Trump That Monument!
Monday, February 11, 2019
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Move-Out
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. American Grabstein: Bringing German Influence into your Memorials
Tony Watson, AICA, Watson Signs & Monuments
For your convenience, an information desk will be open throughout the Convention to assist attendees with any questions.  Schedule is subject to change.  

Show Dates

Friday, February 8, 2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Sunday, February 10, 2019