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Schedule of Events

Please Note: This is a tentative schedule of events and is subject to change.

SAIA Registration & Information Desk

 Monday, September 23
 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 Tuesday, September 24
 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 Wednesday, September 25
 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

SAIA Café Hours

 Monday, September 23
 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Tuesday, September 24
 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Wednesday, September 25
 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

All breakfast, lunch, and break functions will take place in the SAIA Cafe, unless otherwise noted on the schedule below.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Train the Trainer Facilitator Skills Workshop
 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Education Committee and ATI Workshop

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.                             Exhibitor Move-In
 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Competent Person Training – Frame Scaffold SPONSORED BY STONE MOUNTAIN
 Location: 5631 Jensen St. | Harahan, LA 70123
 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Competent Person Training – Suspended Scaffold
 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Competent Person Training – System Scaffold SPONSORED BY STONE MOUNTAIN
 Location: 5631 Jensen St. | Harahan, LA 70123
 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.                     Guest Connection Welcome
 9 - 11 a.m.  SAIA Education Foundation Board of Directors Meeting (invitation only)
 1 - 4 p.m.  SAIA Board of Directors Meeting
 4 - 5 p.m.  APEX Mixer (invitation only)
 5 - 7 p.m.  Welcome Reception with Exhibitors
 7 - 9 p.m.  SIAC Meeting (invitation only)
 7 p.m.  Past Presidents Dinner (invitation only) (Offsite)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

 8 - 9 a.m.  Welcome to New Orleans Breakfast
 9 - 10 a.m.  State of the Scaffold Industry: Growing Divides and New Opportunities
 10 - 11 a.m.  OSHA Forecast for Construction and Manufacturing
 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Guest Connection Outing
 11 - 11:30 a.m.  General Membership Meeting
 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Exhibit Hall open (includes Lunch)
 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.  Council Chair Meeting
 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

 
 2018 Project Award Winners Presentations
 • Commercial Collaborative  – SkyLine Scaffold, Inc.
 • Industrial Collaborative – SkyLine Scaffold, Inc.
 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

 
 2018 Project Award Winners Presentations
 • Supported Scaffold  – D.H. Charles Engineering, Inc.
 • Shoring – D.H. Charles Engineering, Inc.
 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.


 
 2018 Project Award Winners Presentations
 • Mast Driven Hoists and Platforms  – Klimer Platforms, Inc.
 • Innovation – BrandSafway
 • Suspended Access – Sky Climber, LLC
 3 - 4 p.m.  Technical Track - Will you be compliant for the NEW A92 standards in December?
 3 - 4 p.m.  Professional Track - Selling Safety: Modifications, Incident Rates, and Culture 
 3 - 4 p.m.  Soft Skills Track - Be your own Safety Manager 
 4 - 5 p.m.  3 Engineers Walk Into a Bar
 5 - 7 p.m.  Reception with Exhibitors

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

 8 - 9 a.m.  Breakfast
 9 - 10 a.m.   General Session Presentation - TBA
 10 - 11 a.m.  Where Did All the Scaffold Go?
 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Guest Connection Outing
 11 - 11:30 a.m.  Council Chair Update
 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Exhibit Hall open (includes Lunch)
 2 - 3 p.m.  Break
 2 - 5 p.m.  Exhibitor Move-Out
 3 - 5 p.m.  Professional Track - Cannabis at Work - Sponsored by the SAIAEF
 3 - 5 p.m.  Soft Skills Track - Amazing Face Reading - Sponsored by A1 Scaffold Manufacturing
 3 - 4 p.m.  Technical Track - Wire Rope Terminations 
 4 - 5 p.m.  Technical Track - Safety advances now past and future for MEWPs. Where should we go?
 6 - 7 p.m.  President's Gala Reception
 7 - 9 p.m.  President's Gala Dinner & Awards
 9 - 11 p.m.  President's Gala After Party

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

 9 - 11 a.m.  Farewell Breakfast
 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  SSFI Committee Meeting
 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  ASC A11 Meeting