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April 29, 2019 - May 2, 2019

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The Orleqans in Las Vegas

The Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA) 2019 International Bowl Expo and annual meeting provides the bowling industry with an incredible educational program that will help attendees expand and grow their business and leagues.

Events, Parties and Workshops

Monday, April 29

Mardi GrasBallroom

The Rules Quiz/Competition is back! Prior to kicking off the popular and highly competitive event, the Rules Department will present updates and review the rule amendments delegates will decide during the Annual Meeting. We will discuss the changes and how the new rules will benefit associations, leagues, tournaments and members.The team also will go over some common myths associated with the game before commencing the Rules Quiz. Which region will win the day?

Tuesday, April 30

Motivational Speaker –“Changing the Game”
9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Orleans Showroom

As an elite member of the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame, our guest isone of the top motivational speakers and presenters and has addressed audiences of every size around the world. A “tears-in-your-eyes funny” speaker, his down-to-earth style and real-life humor leaves a lasting impression that you will benefit from for years to come. His skillful use of ordinary items in extraordinary ways and extraordinary items in ordinary ways make him one of the most popular main-stage speakers on the platform today. You can’t miss this one!

The Generational Story You’ve NEVER Heard
10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Orleans Showroom

Most presentations dealing with generational differences list mind-numbing statistics. You’ll love this award-winning unique approach to bridging today’s generational gaps! Real-life first-hand stories about the real issues on the T.A.B.L.E. (technology, authority, balance, loyalty, and entitlement) fuel an eye-opening discussion about today’s changing associations that will shift your mindset about those with whom you work and interact.

Center Certification
1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
MardiGras Ballroom

The Center Certification process and procedures have changed and much has been learned over the 2018 certification season. This session will review current issues, highlight key takeaways from the data-gathering process, and provide an open period for question and answer and opportunity to share center inspection best practices. This is a perfect session for Association Managers and anyone involved with center inspections.

USA Bowling
1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Youth are the future of our sport and this session will share the results of our 2018 USA Youth Development Initiative and how the USA Bowling Program has been successful by sharing similar characteristics of other popular youth sports.

Collaborcate!: How to inspire an awesome outrageous legendary experience
1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

This is a no death-by-PowerPoint affair. Using one of the most unique tools in business today –improv –MaxineShapiro has created an international demand for her Collaborcate!™ workshop.

Becoming a Person of Influence
2:45 p.m.-4 p.m.
Mari Gras Ballroom

No matter who you are or what role you serve, you can increase your impact on others by becoming a person of influence. Creating positive influence is the catalyst to personal and association success, and it will become the legacy you leave. Learn simple, insightful ways to increase your influence with others and, best of all, the insights are practical and easy to apply to everyday life.

Engaging your Community
2:45 p.m.-4 p.m.

Associations have diverse stakeholders –members (bowlers), center proprietors/managers, league officers, local businesses.Reaching out and touching these stakeholders in a variety of ways is crucial to membership retention and recruitment.

Association Manager Networking
2:45 p.m.-4 p.m

Association Managers act as the execution branch of the association; he/she must be knowledgeable and stay organized to get the job done. What are the best practices when it comes to executing the responsibilities of an association manager?

Tournament Registration
4:1 5p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Mardi Gras Ballroom

As announced at the 2018 Convention, we’re building an online registration platform for use with association tournaments! It is the same system used for USBC national tournaments, allowing the convenience of taking online registration for events/squads and processing credit card payments.

Board President Networking

The association board acts as a visionary and director of the association. The President is the leader and has additional roles/duties in comparison to other board members. These duties are centered on the principles of overseeing association activities and providing guidance in helping the association meet its goals.

Wednesday, May 1

8:30-9:45 a.m.
Mardi Gras Ballroom

Questions about the addition of SafeSport online training to the Registered Volunteer Program (RVP)

BPAA Schedule:

Monday, April 29
9:00am – 5:00pm – Registration & Exhibits
5:00pm – 6:30pm – Rules Seminar

Tuesday, April 30
7:30am – 5:00pm – Registration & Exhibits
9:00am – 10:00am – Motivational Speaker
10:15am – 11:30am – Seminar
11:30am – 1:00pm – Lunch
1:15pm – 2:30pm – Seminars
2:45pm – 4:00pm – Seminars
4:15pm – 5:30pm – Seminars

Wednesday, May 1
7:30am – 12:30pm – Registration & Exhibits
8:30am – 9:45am – Seminar – RVP/SafeSport
10:00am – 12:00pm – Meet the Candidates
12:00pm – 1:30pm – Lunch
1:30pm – 5:00pm – Annual Meeting Session I

Thursday, May 2
7:30am – 9:00am – Registration
9:00am – 11:30am – Annual Meeting Session II
11:30am – 1:00pm – Lunch
1:30pm – 4:00pm – Annual Meeting Session III
4:00pm – 4:30pm – Break
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Town Hall


April 29, 2019
May 2, 2019
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The Orleans Hotel & Casino
4500 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas,NV89103United States
(702) 365-7111