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It is the office technology dealer's "must-attend" event this year — the 2016 BTA National Conference, set for June 8-10 in Kansas City, Missouri, home of the Business Technology Association since 1985. Hosted by the dealer volunteer leadership team of BTA Mid-America, the event is specifically designed for the independent dealer, with a carefully crafted educational lineup and nearly 50 exhibiting sponsors. Plus, there will be outstanding networking opportunities, including an evening at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Register for the National Conference and receive admittance to BTA at 90: A Celebration, a very special event taking place Friday evening, June 10, at Kansas City Union Station. Join us in BTA's hometown to learn from industry leaders, see the exhibitors' latest products and services, network with your fellow dealers and celebrate BTA's 90th anniversary in grand style. You will leave Kansas City informed, invigorated and inspired!
The event will feature a keynote address by former Navy SEAL officer Leif Babin, two panel discussions focused on looking to the future of the industry and moving beyond hardware, and eight additional educational sessions presented by industry experts. In addition, there will be time to visit with exhibiting sponsors, many of which will hold drawings for great prizes during the event. Dealer attendees can also enter on-site for a chance to win one of five $100 American Express gift cards and be entered into the BTA Events Sweepstakes.
Networking events will include a welcoming reception, a tour and dinner at the National World War I Museum and Memorial (shown at right), and BTA's 90th anniversary event, BTA at 90: A Celebration, to be held at Kansas City Union Station on June 10.
Schedule of Events
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Wednesday, June 8
The 2016 BTA National Conference will begin at 4:30 p.m. with opening comments and the keynote address. A welcoming reception will be held from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m., giving attendees time to network with peers and exhibiting sponsors.
Thursday, June 9
Breakfast will be served from 7 until 8 a.m., followed by opening comments, the first two educational sessions and the software vendor panel. Following the panel, lunch will be held. After lunch, three more educational sessions will wrap up the first day's educational lineup. Breaks between sessions will give attendees time to visit with peers and exhibiting sponsors.
At 5:30 p.m., attendees will depart for the National World War I Museum and Memorial, where they will have time to tour the museum and memorial, as well as network with peers and exhibiting sponsors during a cocktail reception. Liberty Memorial, located above the museum, provides great views of downtown Kansas City from its deck and the 217-foot observation tower.
Friday, June 10
The final day of the conference will begin at 7 a.m. with breakfast, followed by opening comments and two educational sessions. The OEM panel focused on looking to the future will follow. Following lunch, the final educational session will be held, as well as closing comments and exhibitor prize drawings. Breaks between sessions will give attendees time to visit with peers and exhibiting sponsors.
From 3 until 5:15 p.m., attendees will have time to relax or visit the Country Club Plaza shopping district, which is within walking distance from the hotel. At 5:15 p.m., attendees will depart the hotel for Kansas City Union Station, where BTA will hold it's 90th anniversary event, BTA at 90: A Celebration.
2016 BTA National Conference Sponsors
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|Keynote Address Co-Sponsor||WWI Museum and Memorial Sponsor|
|Reception Sponsor||Lunches Sponsor|
|Breakfasts Sponsor||Breaks Sponsor|