Wednesday, October 31, 2018                6:30pm – 8:30pm

YARD TOUR at U PULL & PAY            

$35 per person

After a day chock full of meetings, it’s time to relax during the always enjoyable Yard Tour and BBQ, this time hosted at local ARA member facility, U-Pull-&-Pay.  Happy Halloween!


Enjoy a wonderful buffet feast, beverages and plenty of time to tour the facility.  There may even be several heavy equipment demonstrations on-site.  Enjoy this first opportunity of Convention week to connect with old friends and meet new ones.  Enjoy this treat and don’t be tricked into missing out!


*Event included in Full Registration

Thursday, November 1, 2018                    10:30am – Noon


$75 per person

Your floral instructor will turn the meeting room into a living classroom as you learn how to take an ordinary bunch of flowers and design a Disney-themed keepsake arrangement.  Learn tips and tricks as well as how to apply many of these design elements at home.  (NOTE: Arrangements created will be used during the Saturday morning LARA Breakfast and then returned to you to take home).

Thursday, November 1, 2018                    5:00pm – 9:00pm

Past Presidents Reception & Exposition Opening

Thursday evening presents the Past Presidents’ Reception and Exposition Opening.  Spend the evening visiting with the largest assortment of automotive recycling vendors and suppliers under one roof.  Become reacquainted with existing business partners and discover new companies and contacts to meet your changing business needs!

Friday, November 2, 2018              Anytime


No Charge

Enjoy the Disney complimentary shuttle from just outside the hotel door to Disney Springs – an outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment complex with an eclectic mix of unique shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants and lively entertainment – only as Disney can do! For more information, go to

Friday, November 2, 2018              6:30pm – 9:00pm


$75 adults/$35 child (11 & under)

Put on your casual resort wear and enjoy an evening under the stars as we celebrate ARA’s 75th anniversary with a Big Beach Bash!  Food and beverage will be in abundance, tunes will flow, “ocean” breezes will blow and friendships will flourish.  Relax and unwind as we celebrate 75 years!


*Event included in Full Registration

Saturday, November 3, 2018                   8:00am – 9:30am

LARA Breakfast (Ladies of ARA)

We invite all the ladies of ARA to the annual LARA breakfast.  LARA works to provide networking opportunities for women in the automotive recycling industry, creating mentoring programs, information sharing opportunities, and recognizing the contributions of women industry leaders. 


There is no fee to attend but you must indicate your participation when you register.

Saturday, November 3, 2018                     8:30pm – 10:00pm


$40 adults/$20 child (11 & under)

Take advantage of this final opportunity to network with industry associates and celebrate ARA’s 75th Anniversary by enjoying desserts and beverages under the stars.  What better way to close the Convention than with the fantastic Disney fireworks display!


*Event included in Full Registration