UPDATES IN RED BELOW!!!
THEME ANNOUNCED: ‘RI AND THE FUTURE’
CONFERENCE AGENDA UPDATED AGAIN WITH MORE DETAILS AND A SPECIAL EVENT ON SUNDAY MORNING – click this link
UPDATE – January 19 –
- If you are planning to come to the Conference in Wichita, PLEASE MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION RIGHT AWAY!!
- Cutoff to get the RI $115 rate is Wednesday, January 25.
- After that, the hotel can charge you full price for a room!!
- See hotel details below
- Plans are underway for a full day of activities on Saturday plus Sunday morning. Plans include:
- tours of the Sharpline facility,
- trainings and presentations,
- some new product lineups,
- and more.
- Also, we are working to provide a truly unique and exciting event for a portion of the conference – we don’t want to announce it yet, because it has not been finalized.
- But don’t worry, if this event does not work out, we still have some fun events planned!!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see one another and our vendors for the first time in 3 years!! See you in February!!
REMINDER: cut-off date to make your hotel reservations and get the $115 rate is January 25.
And remember: the RI Reservation link below will get you the $115 rate for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night – the link will not automatically give you that rate for earlier or later dates, but don’t worry – go ahead and make your reservation – we are guaranteed the $115 rate for 3 days before or after – so go ahead and make the reservation even if it quotes you a higher rate – we will have them fix it!!
REGISTER FOR THE 2023 RI CONFERENCE! Click here
It has been 3 years!!!…
…since we last met in February of 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida, at the east coast home of Solar Gard. Then came Covid, and for the safety of everyone involved, we had to cancel both 2021 and 2022 conferences.
But now that things are back to a ‘new normal’ it is time to get together once again!! So we are VERY HAPPY to announce our 2023 conference dates and location…
DATES & LOCATION:
Location: Sharpline Converting in Wichita, Kansas
Dates: February 25, & 26, 2023
If you recall…
… Sharpline is where it all started over 20 years ago! Sharpline was our very first supporter when ATD shut down, and has been a loyal vendor ever since.
Our very first conference after Auto Trim Design shut down was at Sharpline way back in 1999!! So for many of us, going to Wichita in 2023 will be like ‘going home’!
Times have changed and Sharpline has changed right along with them, pursuing a variety of new products. And in the last few years they have greatly expanded their operations! No doubt we will enjoy taking a tour of their newly expanded facilities!!
- Friday, February 24 – daytime:
- Friday, February 24 – evening:
- 5-7pm – ‘Hang out’ in the bar – RI staff will be there to welcome you to Wichita and to buy a round at the Doubletree by Hilton bar!
- Saturday, February 25 – daytime:
- RI Conference at Sharpline!!
- Tours, Trainings, Demos, Vendor Expo, & Association
- RI Conference at Sharpline!!
- Saturday, February 25 – evening:
- ‘Top Golf’ – a brand new facility scheduled to open in early 2023 (if it is not open yet, we will find another fun event for Saturday evening)
- Sunday, February 26 – morning:
- More conference: trainings, tours, demo’s, etc
- Wrap-up around noon for those that need to head home Sunday afternoon
- RI Room rate: $115
- Reservation link: DoubleTree / RI Reservation Link
- NOTE: the reservation link will only automatically give the $115 rate for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights – but don’t worry!! The hotel will honor the $115 rate for up to 3 days before and 3 days after our event! So go ahead and make your reservation – just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get it adjusted for you.
- OPTIONAL: CALL THE HOTEL DIRECT @ 316-945-5272 AND LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE ATTENDING THE RI CONFERENCE TO GET THE RATES FOR ALL DAYS YOU WILL BE STAYING!
- Free shuttle within 3 miles of hotel – this includes the airport, Sharpline, and over 30 restaurants! So probably no need to rent a car unless you have other places you want to go.
AIRPORT: Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) – Wichita
Airlines serving Wichita Airport:
- Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines
It has been over 20 years since we went to Sharpline back in 1999. Make plans to come and see what is new!
As more information is available, it will be posted on this page in red with the date of the update. So keep checking and make your plans to attend now!!