Meeting Highlights


Coming to the Technical Meeting to improve your skills, broaden your knowledge and make new contacts? It all starts here: The Opening Reception. This will be your first look at ASBA’s trade show, with the newest products and services in the industry, plus the classic and dependable standards you’ve come to know and trust over the years. What’s on the market for the coming construction season? What will help you work smarter, not harder? What can really wow your customers? It’s all right here on the show floor. The trade show will be open throughout the meeting at various times: during breaks, in the evenings and during some lunches. You can talk to your contacts, explore the broad spectrum of products and services and find out everything you need to know. Come and see why the exhibit hall is THE place to be!


Come in for breakfast and coffee. Catch up with your colleagues and join us for introductions. Help us recognize those who are attending the meeting for the first time (are you one of those?) as well as our 2018 award winners. Enjoy this opening session and get ready for a great meeting. You’ll learn what’s available to you and what to look forward to. Best of all, you’ll know you’re welcome at what promises to be one of our best meetings yet.


What was accomplished this year and how? What is on the agenda for next year? Attend the Association’s Annual Business Meeting during lunch on Monday, December 3. You’ll meet the Board of Directors and learn what projects have been given priority status. You’ll hear how ASBA is doing, what our financial forecast is, and what the latest plans and projects are. If you always wondered where your dues went, and how the association operates, here’s your chance. Oh, and if you’ve been looking for a way to get more involved, here’s your opportunity to find out how.

The Association has various divisions, serving the interests of its member companies, whose work involves the Tennis, Tracks, Fields, Courts & Recreation, Suppliers and Design Professional communities. Each division is responsible for specific projects, publications, tasks and more. This is the meeting where you can learn about the projects, issues and goals of your division. Find out how you can get involved. It’s a great opportunity to share your ideas and suggestions with your board representatives, to participate in developing and revising guidelines and position papers, to provide input to construction manuals and to express your views on important questions coming before the association.


Jason Young has been called a “rare breed” when it comes to developing leaders and customer service initiatives. As a former senior-level manager at Southwest Airlines, Jason learned the value of a successful workplace culture and was key to creating and developing the company’s innovative training programs.

In 1998, he left the airline to launch his own consulting practice, LeadSmart, Inc., to focus on corporate training, leadership, customer service and team building. He has worked with forward-thinking companies, including Starbucks, Coca Cola and Tyson Foods and has captured his philosophy of creating high performance cultures in his recent book, The Culturetopia Effect.

Using the innovative strategies and tactics he created at Southwest Airlines, Jason offers insights and practical information that can be implemented immediately. His keynote presentations reach to the core of every audience member with his unique style and engaging presentation skills. Participants are treated to a compelling experience that will change the way they view themselves, their customers and the company for which they work. The result is an inspirational encounter that resonates long after his presentation is over.


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