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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 - (open to all attendees) 8 - 9 a         
Santa Fe Rm
SMA Golf (register separately)
9 a - 3 p

Towa Golf Club
Offsite Excursions (additional fee) 10 a - 3:30 p

Registration 12 - 6 p Mezzanine
Exhibitor Setup 3 - 6:30 p Lumpkins North
Pre-Conference Dinner (self-pay) - Signup Sheet Onsite 6:30 - 8:30 p   
Santa Fe Ghost Tour (additional fee) 8:30 - 10 p Meet in Lobby
     
Thursday, April 26    
Registration 7 a - 5 p  Mezzanine
Exhibitor Set-Up  7 - 8 a
Lumpkins North
Level I SMA Code Certification - - Dave Cooper, SMA Code Rep. 8:30 - 10 a
 New Mexico Room
Offsite Guest Excursions (additional fee) 10 a - 3 p  

Stairbuilding Technology and Product Development in the United Kingdom -
presented by Andy Hamilton of Staircraft LTD
10 -10:45 a
 
Level II SMA Code Certification - Dave Cooper, SMA Code Rep. 10:45 - 12p
 
Exhibits Open
12 - 3p
 
Newcomers/First-Time Attendee Orientation  2 - 3 p Santa Fe Rm
SMA Architectural Educator Certification - Andy Chatman, Crown Heritage  3:30 - 4:30p
 
     

Staircase Design & Engineering Symposium

The Symposium is open to Design Professionals and Full registrants. 
Design Professionals earn AIA HSW learning units.
Loretto Chapel Reception and Dinner follow the Symposium

Thursday
 April 26
8 am - 4 pm
       

 
     
   Designing Safe, Code-Compliant Residential Stairways   1-HSWLU
   SMA Presenter - Shawn Christman
8 - 9:15 a
Lumpkins So.
   Residential Balustrade Design Using Common Stair Parts 1-HSWLU
   SMA Presneter - Andy Chatman, Crown Heritage
9:15 - 10:30a
 "
   Case Study: Loretto Staircase - "How Would it be Built Today?" 1-HSWLU
10:45a - 12p  "
   Lunch with Exhibitors  12 - 1p
Lumpkins No.
   Balloting of "Architects Choice StairCraft Award" 12 - 2p
 "
   Exhibits Open 12 - 3 p  "
   Innovations in Wood Product Research -  Michael Ritter, Asst Director
   USDA Forest Products Laboratory, Madison 1- LU
 2 - 3p
Lumpkins So.
   ANSI AWI-SMA 063400 Wood Stair and Rail Standard Update and
  
International Code Council Stair Codes Update - 1-HSWLU
3 - 4 pm  "
  Welcome Reception at Loretto Chapel                                                                         (Open to all Design Professional and Conference Registrants)
5:15 - 7 p
Loretto Chapel
    Dinner at La Fonda with Americas best Stairbuilders and Designers. 7:15 - 10 p
LaFonda Lumpkin
   
Welcome Reception at Loretto Chapel
                                                                             (Open to all registered attendees)

5:15 - 7:00 p Loretto Chapel
Dinner followed by entertainment and the SMA Auction
                                                                             (
Open to all registered attendees)
7:15 - 10:00p Lumpkin Ballroom
   
Friday, April 27    
SMA Registration - Help Desk 7 a - 5 p Mezzanine
Breakfast - Native American Blessing 8 - 9 a
New Mexico
Opening General Session - 9 - 9:20a
Lumpkin So.
Keynote Address -

'Creating Long Term Success by Differentiating Your Firm'

Presented by: Chris Ramey, Affluent Insights


9:20 - 10:30a
 

Lumpkin So.
 --- Morning Break ---
  
'Design Values for Domestic Wood Species Used in Stairway Construction' - Presented by: Dr. Rubin Shmulsky, Department Head,
Dept of Sustainable Bioproducts, MSU
   
10:45a - 12p
Lumpkin So.
Lunch with Exhibitors 12 p - 1 p   
Lumpkins No.
Exhibits Open
12 p - 3 p
Lumpkins No.
SMA Board of Directors Meeting 1:00 - 2:30 p Ballen Brdrm
Free Time to Explore Santa Fe 3 - 6 p  
Docent-Led Tour of La Fonda on the Plaza (offered twice) 3:15 - 5:15 p
Meet in Lobby
SMA Awards Reception
6 - 7 p The Terrace
SMA Awards Banquet
7 - 8:30 p
La Terraza
SMA "Sky's the Limit" Dessert Reception with Astronomers 8:30 - 10 p The Terrace
     
Saturday, April 28    
SMA Help Desk 8 a - 12 p Mezzanine
Breakfast 8 - 9 a
Santa Fe Rm
SMA Annual Business Meeting 9 - 10 a Lumpkin So.
Offsite Guest Program 10 a - 3 p Meet in Lobby
 --- Morning Break ---
10 - 10:30 a Mezzanine
Breakout Sessions - Round 1
- Fall Safety - Jeff Davis, Industrial Products
- Sales Growth -  Wayne Herring, The Herring Group
- Hiring Your Dream Team - Shawn Christman, Founder- Seattle Stair
10:30 a - 12 p TBD
Lunch 12 - 1 p
Santa Fe Rm
Committee Meetings
1 - 2:15 p
TBD
 --- Afternoon Break  ---
2:15 - 2:30 p
Mezzanine
Breakout Sessions - Round 2
- Fall Safety - Jeff Davis, Industrial Products
- Sales Growth -  - Wayne Herring, The Herring Group
- Hiring Your Dream Team -
Shawn Christman,
Founder- Seattle Stair
2:30 - 3:30 p TBD

Closing Session Keynote -

‘Commandments to Build a Customer Centric Business’

Presented by: Chris Ramey, Affluent Insights
3:30 - 5:00 p Lumpkin So.
     
Friends on the Town - Selected Best Restaurants of Santa Fe 6 - 9:30 p  


 




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