Schedule of Events

Thursday, February 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Set Up
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
Friday, February 8, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Set Up
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)
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration Open
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 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
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. Luncheon and Design Awards Presentation
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Cremation Memorialization
Jason Engler, Cremation Historian, Cremation Association of North America
1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. New and Veteran Memorialist Mixer
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. – 8:30 p.m. Installation Celebration Reception
10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. 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. Making This of That: Trading European and American Design
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

Monument Builders of North America

Enter your phone number to sign up for Convention Updates!

( ) - -

A confirmation message will be sent to your mobile phone. Texts may be sent using automatic telephone dialing system. Reply/consent not required for any purchase. Periodic messages. Reply STOP to cancel, Reply HELP for help. Msg& Data rates may apply.

Text marketing by Opt It