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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
10-11 a.m.
Regional Breakout Meetings
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
ABC Convention Registration Open
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
ABC National Board of Directors Meeting
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 Sarah Thomas’ inspiring story.


Sarah Thomas is a woman of many firsts. She was the first female official to work a major college football game, the first to officiate a bowl game and the first to officiate in a Big Ten stadium. And on Feb. 7, she became the first female to officiate a Super Bowl.  Sarah delivers an insightful message on breaking through in your own career, staying focused under pressure and creating change to be the best you can be.  

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

In a fresh and entertaining style, Kevin shares ideas, strategies and principles that will inspire and equip participants to show up every day and make a positive difference. At the heart of Kevin’s message is a simple, yet powerful philosophy for life that drives every thought, every action and ultimately every result we achieve both personally and professionally. The session will leave you motivated to reach beyond what is required and do something remarkable!

Presented by Kevin Brown

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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