FAQs for First-Time Attendees

WHAT HAPPENS AT COMMITTEE WEEK?

Committee Week, which shifts to springtime this year, is open to all SAIA members and industry professionals who are interested in becoming members. The meeting focuses on the work of the SAIA’s 12 councils: their current projects, goals, and objectives; issues facing their respective industry segment; emerging trends; and any new programs, initiatives, or activities for the coming year.

This yearly event is also one of the best opportunities for members to converge, face-to-face, in a central location to voice concerns, share opinions and expertise, discuss best practices, and make decisions about the Association, their industry, and related topics.

For a complete listing of all active councils and more information on each, please click here.

Training is an essential element of Committee Week, so it’s an excellent time to take care of any requirements you might still need to meet for educational, certification, or compliance purposes. Click here for detailed information on scheduled courses.

Networking with peers and SAIA leadership is another key component of Committee Week, and several programming elements have been built into the schedule to foster this important and valuable relationship building. The SAIA Café provides the optimal space for attendees to casually gather between meals and breaks, take a meeting (one-on-one or with a small group), or just relax with new and old friends!

Evening receptions give attendees a chance to kick back after a long day of work to enjoy food, drink, entertainment, and camaraderie with each other in an informal setting.

WHO ATTENDS COMMITTEE WEEK?

Representatives from all major sectors of the scaffold and access industry attend this event, including manufacturers, rental houses, suppliers, distributors, contractors, educators, labor groups, consulting firms, and more. These attendees are builders, CEOs, presidents, managers, safety directors, laborers, attorneys, and engineers – just to name a few – and they share the same passion for the industry as you do!

DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SAIA TO ATTEND COMMITTEE WEEK?

No, you do not have to be a member of the SAIA to attend Committee Week. However, you may want to join after discovering all the benefits a membership offers, including discounted pricing for all events like this one!

THIS IS MY FIRST TIME ATTENDING COMMITTEE WEEK. WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

If this is your first time attending Committee Week, or any SAIA event, then we'd like to welcome you to the family and say 'thank you' for taking your commitment to the scaffold and access industry to the next level! Committee Week is all about our councils and the work they do for the industry. We look forward to your participation and hope you'll find inspiration, new ideas, and valuable connections that will help you back home in your business or work.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Register online at https://www.saiaonline.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=4%2F28%2F19&eventid=39.

WHAT DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE COVER AND HOW MUCH IS IT?

The full registration fee covers all SAIA Committee Week meeting materials; continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, and lunches; and all evening receptions, including the President's Reception.

CAN I REGISTER NOW BUT PAY LATER?

Registrations will not be processed and confirmed without payment. For the best pricing, be sure to get your registration submitted prior to the early bird deadline of Thursday, February 28, 2019.

CAN I REGISTER ONSITE?

We do accept on-site registrations, but the fee is slightly higher. We encourage you to register early!

WHAT IF SOMETHING HAPPENS AFTER I REGISTER AND CAN NO LONGER ATTEND?

We understand that situations come up at the last minute that may prevent you from attending. We will honor any cancellations that are received on or before Wednesday, April 3, 2019. There is a $50 cancellation fee ($25 for spouse registrations). Unfortunately, we cannot offer any refunds on your registration after this cut-off date. Cancellations must be made in writing and sent in via mail, fax, or email to christina@saiaonline.org.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

The dress code for SAIA Committee Week is business casual. Meeting rooms can be cold at times, so don't forget to pack a light sweater or jacket just in case.

WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE IN PORTLAND?

Don’t leave home without your umbrella and a light rain jacket! And pack to dress in layers. Spring mornings may begin with a shower, but by day’s end you could also experience sunny blue skies and mild temperatures. Expect mid-40s (low) to mid-60s (high), on average, during your stay. For more information on the weather scene in Portland and to get an updated daily/weekly forecast, click here.