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2018 SMA Annual Conference - April 25-28

Network, Learn, Celebrate, and Exhibit at the Premier Conference of the Stair Industry

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2018 TENTATIVE Conference Schedule


Wednesday, April 25  
Early Riser Breakfast 8 - 9 am 
SMA Golf (register separately)
9 am - 3 pm
Offsite Excursions (additional fee) 10am - 3:30pm
Registration 12 - 6 pm
Exhibitor Setup
3 - 6:30 pm
Pre-Conference Dinner (self-pay) 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Santa Fe Ghost Tour (additional fee) 8:30 - 10 pm
   
Thursday, April 26  
Registration 7 am - 5 pm
Exhibitor Set-Up  7 - 8 am 
Offsite Excursions (additional fee) 10 am - 3 pm
Staircase Design & Engineering Symposium
8 am - 4:00 pm 
(Architects and Design Professionals Invited to earn 3 HSW learning units)
 
-  SMA101 - Designing Safe, Code-Compliant Residential Stairways
8a - 10:30 am
-  SMA102 - Residential Balustrade Design Using Common Stair Parts
 
        -  Morning Break  10:30 - 10:45 am 
-  Case Study: Loretto Staircase - "How Would it be Built Today?" 10:45 am - 12 pm
Lunch with Exhibitors  12 - 1 pm
Exhibits Open - Balloting of "Architects Choice StairCraft Award"
12 - 3 pm
Newcomers/First-Time Attendee Orientation 2 - 3 pm
Code Development Update, ICC Hearings Report, and
ANSI ASC AWI-SMA 063400 Wood Stair and Rail Standard Update
3 - 4 pm
Welcome Reception at Loretto Chapel 5:15 - 7:00 pm 
   
Friday, April 27  
SMA Registration - Help Desk 7 am - 5 pm
Breakfast - Navajo Blessing 8 - 9 am 
Opening General Session with Keynote Speaker 9 - 10:30 am 
Morning Break 10:30 - 10:45 am
SMA Research and Testing at USDA FPL and MSU 10:45 am - 12 pm 
Lunch with Exhibitors 12 pm - 1 pm
Exhibits Open
12 pm - 3 pm
SMA Board of Directors Meeting 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Free Time to Explore Santa Fe 3 - 6 pm
Docent-Led Tour of La Fonda on the Plaza (offered twice) 3:15 - 5:15 pm 
SMA Awards Reception
6 - 7 pm
SMA Awards Banquet
7 - 8:30 pm
SMA "Sky's the Limit" Dessert Reception with Astronomers 8:30 - 10 pm
   
Saturday, April 28  
SMA Help Desk 8 am - 12 pm
Breakfast 8 - 9 am 
SMA Annual Business Meeting 9 - 10 am
Guest Tour 10 am - 3 pm
Morning Break 10 - 10:30 - am
Breakout Sessions - Round 1 10:30 am - 12 pm
Lunch 12 - 1 pm 
Committee Meetings
1 - 2:15 pm 
Afternoon Break  2:15 - 2:30 pm 
Breakout Sessions - Round 2 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Closing Session Keynote 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Auction Reception in Exhibit Hall w/Special Event 6 - 9:30 pm







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