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West Coast Welcome Monday, March 25, 2019;  05:30 PM-07:00 PM Kick off the convention and reconnect with ABC colleagues from across the country at this Monday night mixer held at Gladstone's Long Beach. 
(Chapter staff only)  
Opening General Session Tuesday, March 26, 2019;  05:30 PM-07:00 PM So nice, we’re doing it twice. ABC is bringing the “wow” factor back to Long Beach for the opening of ABC Convention 2019. This upbeat, energetic session featuring entertainer Sekou Andrews, the world’s leading poetic voice, is the perfect opener for the merit shop event of the year.
(Open to all attendees) 
Convention Opening Night Celebration Tuesday, March 26, 2019;  07:00 PM-09:30 PM Long Beach, often referred to as California’s Urban Coast, is full of surprises, and we have a few in store for you at the Opening Night Celebration. Join us on the Terrace Theater Plaza for a night of food and entertainment.
(Included with full social or full convention registration but can be bought a la carte) 
Stephen M. R. Covey
General Session: The Speed of Trust Thursday, March 28, 2019;  08:30 AM-09:30 AM Stephen M. R. Covey, author of the bestseller The Speed of Trust and an expert on leadership, ethics and high performance, shares his insights on transforming teams and organizations, maximizing human performance and leveraging trust as a strategic multiplier.
(Open to full conference registration attendees only) 
Association Excellence Awards Thursday, March 28, 2019;  12:15 PM-02:15 PM Get inspired at the second annual ABC Association Excellence Awards, which honors the best of the best in chapter management and programs. Join ABC recruiters, educators, committee members and chapter staff as we recognize outstanding achievements in membership, STEP participation, accreditations and more. Plus, you won’t want to miss the presentation of the coveted Beamer of the Year award to the ABC member who recruited the most companies in 2018.
(Included with full social or full convention registration) 
Careers in Construction Awards Thursday, March 28, 2019;  04:30 PM-06:30 PM Merit Shop Proud. That sums up the inspirational Careers in Construction awards, where competitors and winners of the National Craft Championships, Construction Management Competition, Student Chapter of the Year, Craft Professional of the Year, Craft Instructor of the Year, and Young Professional of the Year will be honored and celebrated.
Convention Closing Night Celebration Thursday, March 28, 2019;  06:30 PM-09:30 PM Say goodbye to Long Beach and hello to Nashville, Tennessee, the home of ABC Convention 2020. Known as “Music City” for its country and rock music and everything in between, Nashville is also foodie heaven and has a vibrant arts scene. At the Closing Night Celebration, you’ll get a glimpse of what’s waiting for you March 23-27 in Nashville.
(Included with full social or full convention registration but can be bought a la carte) 
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