Name Time Location Speakers More Info
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Educational Foundation Committee Mtg. 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Reunion A    
ARA Registration Open 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Trinity A    
Scholarship Foundation Committee Mtg. 9:05 AM - 10:05 AM Reunion B    
Technical Advisory Committee Mtg. 9:05 AM - 10:05 AM Reunion A    
Gold Seal Committee Mtg. 10:10 AM - 11:10 AM Reunion A    
Regional Directors Meeting 10:10 AM - 11:10 AM Reunion B    
Affiliate Chapters Meeting 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Reunion E    
Past Presidents Luncheon (by invitation only) 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Pegasus    
Govt. Affairs/PAC Committee Mtg. 2:10 PM - 3:10 PM Reunion A    
Annual Board & Membership Meeting with Committee Reports 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Reunion FH    
Depart for Off-site Event 5:30 PM Trinity Crossing    
Recyclers Appreciation Night at Crashed Toys 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM    
Thursday, November 2, 2017
ARA Registration Open 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Trinity A    
Hospitality 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Reunion Foyer    
Prayer Meeting 7:00 AM - 7:15 AM Pegasus  
1st Time Convention Attendee Orientation 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Pegasus  
Recyclers Roundtable: Tackling the Tough Issues 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM Reunion FH Shannon Nordstrom -
Scott Robertson -
Spouse Activity: Makeover and Lunch 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Reunion E  
ES: Circular Economy Principles Key to Automotive Recyclers Future 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Reunion A Michael Wilson - Automotive Recyclers Association
Full Service vs. Self Service 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Reunion B Mike Kunkel -
Buckle & Shift Fashion Show 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Reunion FH  
Connected Consumer Creates New Revenue 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Reunion B Ginny Whelan - GJK Consulting Services
Fred Iantorno - CIECA
Introducing ARA's NEW Awareness Campaign 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Reunion C Scott Robertson -
Jim Davis -
Managing Your Recycling Facility and Your Life to Build Wealth 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Reunion A Ron Sturgeon -
How Selling on eBay Can Make a Big Payday for You! 2:25 PM - 3:20 PM Reunion B Jordan Schware - Hollander
Amanda Urban - Hollander
Managing the Sale After the Sale 2:25 PM - 3:20 PM Reunion C Peter Bishop - CCC
Benny Cunningham - Original One Parts
Jonathan Morrow - M&M Auto Parts, Inc.
Social Media: Don't Fear Negative Feedback 2:25 PM - 3:20 PM Reunion A Cheryl R. Poldrugach -
Keynote Session: Junkyards, Gearheads & Rust 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Reunion FH David Lucsko - Auburn University
Past Presidents Reception & Exposition Opening 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Marsalis/Cumberland  
International Networking Reception 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Pegasus  
Friday, November 3, 2017
ARA Registration Open 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Trinity A    
Hospitality 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM Reunion Foyer    
Prayer Meeting 7:30 AM - 7:45 AM Cumberland A    
Events Advisory Committee Mtg. 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pegasus    
Changes in the Collision Repair Industry and the Impact on Auto Recyclers 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Reunion C Jeff Schroder - Car-Part.com
Don't Feed the Monkey 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Reunion A Paul D'Adamo - Recycling Growth
Online Training in Your Face 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Reunion B Jim Watson - ABC Auto Parts and Former President of ARA
Dan Snyder -
Ginny Whelan - GJK Consulting Services
Amanda Rawls -
Spouse Tour: JFK/City Tour and Lunch 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Trinity Crossing    
Discovering a Bigger Piece of the Pie 10:10 AM - 11:10 AM Reunion C Brandon Gilllis - PartCycle
JC Cahill -
Todd Ensworth - CarEggs
Environmental Compliance 10:10 AM - 11:10 AM Reunion B Cheryl Horn - RPS
Mike James - James Environmental Management
Sara Hamidovic -
Sue Schauls -
The Evolution of Data, Yard Management Systems and eCommerce: What it Means to You 10:10 AM - 11:10 AM Reunion A Brandon Mullins - Hollander
Public Speaking for Recyclers 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Reunion A Paul D'Adamo - Recycling Growth
Recalls Challenge United States Automotive Recycling Market 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Reunion G Michael Wilson - Automotive Recyclers Association
The Most Important Second 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Reunion C Robert Counts - Counts Business Consulting & CBC Dashboard
Chad Counts - CBC Dashboard, LLC
Utilizing Technology to Maximize Sales 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Reunion B Peter Bishop - CCC
Roger Schroder - Car-Part.com
Kristi Werner - URG
Todd Ensworth - CarEggs
Brandon Mullins - Hollander
Exhibit Hall Open 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM Marsalis/Cumberland    
ARA Awards Dinner & Presidential Gavel Ceremony 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Reunion FH  
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Prayer Meeting 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM Cumberland A    
ARA Registration Open 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Trinity A    
LARA Breakfast: Survival After Losing a Spouse 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pegasus Fran Reitman - Reitman Auto Parts & Sales
Exposition Open 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Marsalis/Cumberland    
Beyond 2020 – The Future of Recycled parts 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM Reunion B Chris Daglis -
The Real First Image of Your Business 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM Reunion A DJ Harrington - Car-Part.com
Things That Go Bang: Vehicle Safety Devices and How to Ship Them 12:10 PM - 2:00 PM Reunion C Trevor Stage -
Simon Kvilhaug -
TARA Meeting 1:05 PM - 2:05 PM Pegasus  
Acquisitions and Managing Multi-Site Operations 1:10 PM - 2:00 PM Reunion B Eric Wilbert -
Sara Wilken -
Dan Snyder -
Recalls Challenge United States Automotive Recycling Market 1:10 PM - 2:00 PM Reunion G Michael Wilson - Automotive Recyclers Association
Self Service Peer Groups 1:10 PM - 2:00 PM Reunion A Mike Kunkel -
How Advanced Vehicle Technology will Impact the Vehicle Recycling Industry and How Professional Automotive Recyclers Can Use it to Create Opportunities for Growth 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Reunion FH Andy Latham -
Recalls Challenge United States Automotive Recycling Market 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Reunion G Michael Wilson - Automotive Recyclers Association
KEYNOTE: Q&A with Thomas Weeks and Sue Martin 3:10 PM - 4:25 PM Reunion FH Sue Martin -
Thomas Weeks -
Depart to Off-site 5:00 PM Trinity Crossing    
Yard Tour @ American Auto Salvage followed by time @ Stockyards 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM    
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Depart for TX Motor Speedway 10:30 AM Trinity Crossing    
AAA Texas 500 2:00 PM