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105th Anniversary Education Conference & Annual Meeting including NAARSO Outreach Safety School and an IAAPA Regional Meeting

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Name: 105th Anniversary Education Conference & Annual Meeting including NAARSO Outreach Safety School and an IAAPA Regional Meeting
Date: March 12, 2018 - March 16, 2018
Registration: Register Now
NEAAPA's 105th Anniversary Education Conference & Annual Meeting - March 12-16, 2018 - Mystic, Connecticut - Including NAARSO Outreach Safety School and IAAPA Regional Advocacy Meeting
Event Description:

NEAAPA is teaming up with NAARSO and IAAPA at our 2018 Education Conference and Annual Meeting. Participate in excellent sessions with top-notch speakers and network with other industry professionals from around the region. Don't miss the Hall of Fame induction and the President's Dinner.

Participating in NAARSO Outreach Safety School will provide attendees with 32 hours of CEUs.

Download the schedule for NAARSO Outreach Safety School and the NEAAPA Education Conference & Annual Meeting


Monday, March 12, 2018
8:00am to 5:00pm - NAARSO Educational Sessions covering ride inspection, electric inspection, hydraulics and pneumatics, personal safety, operations, inspection tools, restraints, foam padding, and coasters.
3:00pm to 5:00pm - IAAPA Regional Meeting covering legislative activity and updates.
6:00pm - Reception for all NAARSO and NEAAPA Attendees - sponsored by IAAPA

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

8:00am to 5:00pm - NAARSO Educational Sessions covering ride inspection, electric inspection, hydraulics and pneumatics, personal safety, operations, inspection tools, restraints, foam padding, and coasters.
9:00am to 5:00pm - NEAAPA Educational Sessions & Vendor Showcase

Louie Gravance - Former Disney Institute
Louie Gravance learned at an age earlier than most the necessary building blocks to create a successful career in one of the most challenging industries: entertainment. At only twelve years old, he began working in California as a stage, film and television actor and would go on to appear in over thirty-five national television commercials. In 1987, Gravance was offered a summer job with one of the entertainment industry's most successful conglomerates, The Walt Disney Company, beginning as a comic at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and soon thereafter embarking on a twelve-year adventure at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Through his company Louie Gravance Creative Content, with offices in Orlando, Florida and Maui, Hawaii, Gravance continues to offer clients unique training programs with incorporated themes such as "Great Service Serves the Server First!" and powerful initiatives including "NOW Management" and "The Service Power". And while corporate and employee growth is serious business, humor and heart remain at the center of every Louie Gravance presentation because he also knows, from experience, there's no business BUT show business!


Crisis Management – Incident Response and Communication

Presenters: Steve McPherson, Security & EMS Manager of Canobie Lake Park and Chris Nicoli, Brand Manager of Canobie Lake Park
This eye-opening session will discuss the complete scope of incident management from start to finish.  Is your facility prepared for a variety of situations ranging from handling a power failure to a more substantial threat or security event?  This session will focus on the two simultaneous priorities: 1) Handling the event in real time on the ground, and 2) Crafting your messaging and communication to minimize the impact on your brand.

Revenue Generating Round Table – Per Caps, Upcharges, and more!
Panelists: Dave Sugrue, GM of Ocean Beach Park, Dave Oberlander, SVP of Centerplate, and Cindy Brewer-Lavoie, Owner of Southwick’s Zoo
In this interactive, round table style discussion, our industry leading panelists will approach topics such as: 1) Identifying and tracking per caps, 2) Implementing unique experiences and items as upcharges, 3) Using innovative technology to increase efficiency and revenue, 4) Reducing shrinkage to increase your bottom line, 4) Negotiating favorable terms with vendors, and 5) Best practices for overall revenue management.


Vendor Showcase
Led by Kevin Estrela, meet with NEAAPA members that are going to get you up to speed on their latest products and offerings so you will be able to hit the ground running for the 2018 summer season. You'll hear from members like Allied Specialty Insurance, Dippin' Dots, FetchRev, Naughton Insurance, Premier Rides, S&S-Sansei Technologies, and Windish Music and Productions.

NEAAPA Annual Meeting Dinner

Reception begins at 6:00pm
Dinner, Annual Business Meeting, Awards, and Hall of Fame induction of George Frantzis II begins at 7:00pm

​Wednesday, March 14, 2018
8:00 to 10:
00am - NEAAPA Breakfast
8:00am to 5:00pm - NAARSO Educational Sessions covering ride inspection, electric inspection, hydraulics and pneumatics, personal safety, operations, inspection tools, restraints, foam padding, and coasters.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
8:00am to 5:00pm - NAARSO Educational Sessions covering ride inspection, electric inspection, hydraulics and pneumatics, personal safety, operations, inspection tools, restraints, foam padding, and coasters.

Friday, March 16, 2018
8:00am to 12:00pm - NAARSO Intensive Review/Study
1:
00pm - NAARSO Certification Testing (Testing is additional fee)​


Fees/Admission​:

NAARSO Outreach Safety School and NEAAPA Annual Meeting Dinner and IAAPA Regional Meeting - March 12-16, 2018
NAARSO Outreach Safety School includes 32 hours of intensive training with an option of 4 additional hours or intensive study time with the availability of taking a certification test (Additional $150 fee).
Includes meals and networking events (breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; dinner and receptions on Monday and Tuesday only)
​IAAPA & NEAAPA Members and State Government Officials: $549.00 per person
Non-members: $599.00 per person
Optional Test Prep & Test: $150.00 per person

NEAAPA Education Conference & Annual Meeting Dinner and IAAPA Regional Meeting - March 12-14, 2018
Participate in the IAAPA Regional Meeting on Monday, March 12 followed by a reception that evening, and attend the NEAAPA Education Conference and Annual Meeting Dinner on Tuesday, with breakfast on Wednesday. Includes meals and networking events (breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday; lunch on Tuesday; dinner and receptions on Monday and Tuesday)
​IAAPA & NEAAPA Members and State Government Officials: $249.00 per person
Non-members: $299.00 per person

Annual Meeting Dinner including Cocktails / Hors d?oeuvres on Tuesday. March 13, 2018 only
Attend the NEAAPA Annual Meeting Dinner and Reception
​IAAPA & NEAAPA Members and State Government Officials: $129.00 per person
Non-members: $149.00 per person
Event Sponsors:

Monday Reception

Gold Sponsors

Reception Sponsors

Education Sponsors

Break Sponsors

Badge Sponsor

Location:
Hilton Mystic - Historic Mystic, Connecticut 
Discover the historic charm of maritime New England from the Hilton Mystic hotel. Our hotel is the ideal coastal stopping point between New York City and Boston and is within walking distance of many popular attractions. Immortalized in the classic Hollywood movie 'Mystic Pizza', there is plenty to explore in this seaside town. Experience first-class amenities and services such as on-site dining and versatile event space at our Mystic hotel.

To book your room reservation, please go to: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/M/MYSMHHF-NEAAPA-20180312/index.jhtml
Date/Time Information:
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Monday, March 12, 2018
8:00am to 5:00pm - NAARSO Outreach Safety School
3:00pm - IAAPA Regional Advocacy Meeting
6:00pm - Reception for all NAARSO & NEAAPA Attendees - sponsored by IAAPA

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
8:00am to 5:00pm - NAARSO Outreach Safety School
9:00am - ​NEAAPA Educational Programs - Louie Gravance, Crisis Management & Incident Communications, Revenue Generating Roundtable
12:00pm - Luncheon
12:30pm - NEAAPA Board of Directors Meeting
2:00pm - NEAAPA Vendor Showcase
6:00pm - Cocktail Reception 
7:00pm - Dinner, Annual Business Meeting including election of Officers & Directors, and the Hall of Fame Induction

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
8:00am to 5:00pm - NAARSO Outreach Safety School
8:00am to 10:00am - NEAAPA President's Breakfast

Thursday, March 15, 2018
8:00am to 5:00pm - NAARSO Outreach Safety School

Friday, March 16, 2018
8:00am to 12:00pm - NAARSO Intensive Study & Testing
1:00pm - NAARSO Certification Testing
Contact Information:
Ed Hodgdon, NEAAPA Secretary
Fees/Admission:
NAARSO Outreach Safety School and NEAAPA Annual Meeting Dinner and IAAPA Regional Meeting - March 12-16, 2018
NAARSO Outreach Safety School includes 32 hours of intensive training with an option of 4 additional hours or intensive study time with the availability of taking a certification test (Additional $150 fee).
Includes meals and networking events (breakfast on Monday-Friday; lunch on Monday-Friday; dinner and receptions on Monday-Thursday only)
​IAAPA & NEAAPA Members and State Government Officials: $549.00 per person
Non-members: $599.00 per person
Optional Test Prep & Test: $150.00 per person

NEAAPA Education Conference & Annual Meeting Dinner and IAAPA Regional Meeting - March 12-14, 2018
Participate in the IAAPA Regional Meeting on Monday, March 12 followed by a reception that evening, and attend the NEAAPA Education Conference and Annual Meeting Dinner on Tuesday, with breakfast on Wednesday. Includes meals and networking events (breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday; lunch on Tuesday; dinner and receptions on Monday and Tuesday)
​IAAPA & NEAAPA Members and State Government Officials: $249.00 per person
Non-members: $299.00 per person

Annual Meeting Dinner including Cocktails / Hors d?oeuvres on Tuesday. March 13, 2018 only
Attend the NEAAPA Annual Meeting Dinner and Reception
​IAAPA & NEAAPA Members and State Government Officials: $129.00 per person
Non-members: $149.00 per person
Continuing Education Units:
32
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