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AEMA LOGO-STACKEDThe purpose of the The Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) is to promote, advance, and improve the Equipment Managers Profession in all of its many phases. One goal is to work as a group to bring about equipment improvements for the greater safety of all participants in sports and recreation. Members of the AEMA enjoy the opportunity to meet fellow equipment managers at convention, share ideas, and learn more efficient techniques to help improve their work place.

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Important Dates

First date to register for 2019 Convention in Indianapolis First date to renew dues for the 2019-2020 year First date to receive the link to pay for the 2019 Certification Exam

Last date to apply and pay for 2019 Certification Exam without the late fee

Last day to apply and pay for 2019 Certification Exam. NO applications will be accepted after this date.

Last day to register for the 2019 Convention

Membership dues for 2018-19 expire. Late fees begin

Convention Schedule

Convention Schedule

5:00pm - 7:00pm Member Registration
6:00pm - 9:00pm CSC Meeting

8:00am-12:00pm   Exhibitor Decorating Set-up
1:00pm - 6:00pm   Exhibitor Set-up
9:00am-11:00pm   CEC Meeting
11:30am-12:15pm   Lunch for CSC, CEC, and Executive Board
12:15pm-4:15pm   Executive Board Meeting
4:00pm-6:00pm   Member Registration
4:30pm-5:30pm   New Member/Executive Board Meet and Greet
5:45pm-6:15pm   Exam Procedures and Self Study Time
5:45pm -6:15pm   Laundry Basics and Beyond - John "JAY-BEE" Blackshear
5:45pm -6:15pm   Working Together with your Athletic Trainer - Dan Rickbiel, EM& Jeff Chambers, ATR
6:30pm-8:00pm   Opening Membership Meeting
9:00pm-11:00pm Punch Bowl Social - Texon, ISS, Schutt, & DryMax Sports

8:00am - 9:00am   FEM (Fellowship of Equipment Managers)
7:30am - 12:00pm   Member Registration
8:30am - 11:00am   Certification Exam
9:00am - 1:00pm   Vendor Exhibits
12:00pm - 1:00pm How to Break into the NBA - Joe Cuomo, Brooklyn Nets
1:00pm- 2:15pm   District Meeting/Lunch Break
2:30pm-5:00pm   National Office Hours
2:30pm-3:30pm   Contract Negotiations - Dana Marquez
2:30pm-3:30pm   Who is NAERA in 2019 - Tony Beam, Executive Director NAERA
3:45pm-4:45pm   NO ONE Gets There ALONE - Dr. Rob Bell
5:00pm-6:30pm   Breakout sessions
8:00pm-9:30pm   Riddell Reception

8:00am - 9:00am FEM (Fellowship of Equipment Managers)
8:00am - 10:00am National Office Hours
9:00am - 12:00pm Vendor Exhibits
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch Break
1:45pm-2:45pm Is the Grass Greener - Kerry Conner
1:45pm-2:45pm International Travel - Robert Jones and Chris Dountas
3:00pm-4:00pm Purchasing - Robin Wert-Eller
3:00pm-4:00pm NCAA Rules Information and Q&A - Ben Brownlee
4:15pm-5:15pm Exec Board Forum
5:30pm-7:00pm Closing Board Meeting

End of Convention




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