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Monday, March 8
7 a.m.-12 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting
12-5 p.m.
National Committee Meetings
5-6:30 p.m.
Chair-elect Happy Hour
Tuesday, March 9
8-10 a.m.
National Committee Meetings
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
ABC National Board of Directors Registration Open
10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Regional Breakout Meetings
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
ABC National Board of Directors Meeting
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
ABC Convention Registration Open
5-7 p.m.

Welcome to kickoff event of ABC Convention 2021!

 

Meet ABC’s 2021 National chair of the board, Steve Klessig of Keller Inc., and celebrate the Craft Instructor, Craft Professional and Young Professional of the Year. Plus, hear keynote speaker Jon Dorenbos’ moving and inspiring story.

 

Jon suffered a devastating family tragedy in his childhood, but performing magic and playing pro football saved him, leading him to appearances on America’s Got Talent, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and 14 NFL seasons. After a life-threatening heart condition, Jon developed a road map for finding happiness, Life Is Magic—a story about overcoming life-or-death challenges with grace, persistence and a childlike sense of wonder.

Wednesday, March 10
7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
ABC Convention Registration Open
8-9:15 a.m.

North America has a massive skilled trade shortage that affects everyone. We are paying more and waiting longer for services, companies aren’t able to scale, and important infrastructure projects like roads, transit and hospitals are facing major delays. How did we get here? Perception! Societal ideology has brainwashed people to believe that white-collar careers are better than blue-collar ones, when they should command equal respect. Our current reality is university graduates who can’t find jobs and well-paying skilled trade jobs sitting empty.

Presented by Mandy Rennehan

9:45-11 a.m.

The cybercrime landscape has shifted radically. Rapid growth in remote workforces, cloud jacking, smart devices, cyber blackmail and disinformation have altered the way we must defend our data, privacy and profits. Increasingly, cybercriminals leverage crisis and news headlines to fuel and fund social engineering scams, financial fraud and geopolitical influence. Hackers don’t just adapt to change; they bank on it. Has your mindset evolved?

Presented by John Sileo

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

If you want your organization to be a force for the future, you must engage your employees more powerfully than you have in the past. Legendary cultures that enjoy a higher retention rate, improved productivity and increased profitability start with a commitment to building a foundation of trust, supporting employees in their career aspirations, applauding their efforts and serving a mission that is greater than your company alone.

Presented by Lisa Ryan

12-5 p.m.

Golf Tournament benefiting Trimmer Construction Education Fund!

12 p.m. CT shotgun start

5 p.m. CT estimated end time

$250 per player (includes cart fee, greens fee, practice balls, golf carts, lunch and two drink tickets.

Note: Space is limited and the maximum number of foursomes is 22.

You can register yourself as a solo golfer, or register up to three additional team members. If you have less than four, you will be grouped with other players.

This event is a separate ticketed event.

All must be registered to participate. Transportation to and from the Gaylord Texan will be provided

Club rentals (inclusive of two sleeves of balls and glove) are available for an additional cost of $89.95.

* This is a separate ticketed event and space is limited

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