The Next Fifty

BSA 2017 Convention

Las Vegas, NV / APR 29 - May 2

Tours & Activities

Please register in advance!

The 2017 Convention Planning Committee has planned several different activities and scheduled tours that will satisfy every member in your family.

Because these tours are always more fun with friends, we’re also providing this link to the BSA's Electronic Directory, so you can readily connect with other BSA friends as you make your plans.

A username and password for spouses/companions has been made available via e-mail for access to the BSA Electronic Directory. Please e-mail Ali Novinger for the username and password.

YogaSunday, April 30, 2017 / 8:00am - 9:00am

Yoga for Spouses and Companions

Veranda F, please meet at the Veranda F by 7:45 am.

$30.00 per person

A balanced combination of sustained poses with attention to basic alignment and therapeutic principals. Mindfulness; observing breath and body (triputi) are an integral part of class. Bare feet, all levels. Registration fee is $30.00. The following items are recommended for all guests to bring: Clothing which allows flexible moment of the body, Light-weight jacket for warm-up and cool-down.

Meet and GreetSunday, April 30, 2017 / 9:30am - 10:00am

Meet and Greet for Spouses and Companions

Sand Bar Grill


Please join the 2017 Convention Committee Spouses for a meet and greet in the Sand Bar Grill. Enjoy a Coffee, tea or a Bloody Mary and discuss your gambling strategies for the next event! Complimentary.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 / 10:00am - 11:30pm

Gambling with Dealer-Lead Lessons for Spouses and Companions

Please meet in the Hotel Lobby

Don't forget your gambling money!

Take your time and gamble among friends, or just stop by to mingle. There will be a section of the Casino Floor reserved for this event. Dealers will provide direction and lessons as you play, whether you are a first timer or a seasoned pro!


Sunday, April 30, 2017 / 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Lake Mead Kayak Tour

Please meet in the Hotel Lobby at 12:00pm


Come Lake Mead is the setting for this amazing paddling adventure. The perfect kayak trip for all skill levels, (including those with no experience), this relaxing journey is a must!

This trip is a beautiful, peaceful lake experience! Tour includes all equipment (high performance boat w/ rudder, paddle, life vest), plus a dry bag for your gear.

Monday, May 1, 2017 / 8:00am - 9:00am

Zumba Class

Veranda AB, 2nd Floor

$30.00/per person

This Zumba workout mixes body sculpting movements with dance steps derived from cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, hip hop, mambo, rumba, flamenco, and calypso and Salsaton. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. It targets areas such as the glutes, legs, arms, abdominal, and the heart. Wear clothes and shoes that are easy to move in. All experience levels, including beginners are encourage to attend. The Registration fee is $30.00 and includes instruction, water, and use of towels.

BingoMonday, May 1, 2017 / 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Spa Lunch for Spouses and Companions

Spa Pool at Red Rock Spa

$40.00/per person

Join the BSA spouses for a relaxing poolside luncheon at Red Rock's luxurious spa. After lunch, book yourself a spa appointment from their list of services. BSA attendees receive a 20% discount on all Spa Services over the duration of the BSA Convention! Spa appointment arrangements and payment are on an individual basis.

Monday, May 1, 2017 / 12:15pm - 4:00pm

Red Rock Hiking Tour

Meet in the hotel lobby at 12:15pm

$135.00/per person

The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area [RRCNCA] is located just a few miles west of Las Vegas and encompasses 195,819 acres within the Mojave Desert. Red Rock is an area of worldwide geologic interest and beauty. Take in the site on this guided hiking tour.
Suggested attire includes comfortable hiking clothing and shoes, sunglasses and sun block .

SpaTuesday, May 2, 2017 / 7:45am - 11:00am

El Segundo Sol Cooking Class

Meet in Hotel Lobby at 7:45 am

$180.00/per person

Do you have an obsession for ridiculously good Mexican fare and drinks? Today is your lucky day! Guests go behind-the-scenes at one of the city’s hottest restaurants, El Segundo Sol, where they get the inside scoop on how to cook legit Mexican food such as guacamole, chicken enchiladas and tres leches cakes ~ oooh la la! This “Cooking Fiesta” class is designed to help guests add some pizzazz to their next at-home fete. Chef Terry Lynch provides a simple how-to for some of El Segundo Sol’s signature menu items. As a parting gift, guests receive a recipe pamphlet featuring their hot new recipes to recreate at home.

spaTuesday, May 2, 2017 / 12:15pm - 4:00pm

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

Meet in the hotel lobby

$450.00/per person

Depart from the hotel lobby for this once in a lifetime opportunity to see Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam, and the Grand Canyon from a bird's eye perspective, all in one afternoon! You will then land in the Grand Canyon for a champagne lunch before returning to Las Vegas. Don't forget comfortable shoes, sunglasses, and your camera. These helicopters provide quite the ride, so don't forget anti-nausea medication if you are prone to motion sickness.

sailTuesday, May 2, 2017 / 12:45pm - 5:00pm

Red Rock Canyon Jeep Tour

Meet in the hotel lobby

$100.00/per person


  • Explore the natural side of Vegas with this rugged, backcountry tour.
  • Enjoy the short drive to the canyon, where you’ll transfer to a rugged pink Jeep Wrangler.
  • Stop at the Visitor Center for hands-on exhibits, a tortoise habitat, and a gift shop visit.
  • Cruise by Keystone Thrust, a 3,000 ft sandstone wall with visible ancient pictographs
  • Check out the color-shifting fossilized sand dunes at the famous Calico Hills.
  • Follow a 13-mile scenic route through the park; you’ll want your camera, for sure!
  • Shift gears as you pull onto Rocky Gap Road for an exclusive, off-road jeep adventure.
  • Rock and roll along this famous canyon road that was once a pioneer trail.


  • Door-to-door luxury with free hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Parking and admission fees
  • Our signature, open-air, pink Jeep Wrangler for Rocky Gap portion
  • Personally guided and narrated tour with highly-trained, entertaining adventure guides
  • Unlimited complimentary bottled water

Note: All leisure activities have a minimum participation requirement and are subject to cancellation. If a cancellation occurs, a full refund will be provided for that activity. Full refunds cannot be guaranteed for cancellations received after March 29 and on-site registration will be on a space-available basis only. A wait list is available for all tours when the maximum number of attendees has been reached. After March 29, BSA is unable to accept exchanges between individuals registered for an event who no longer wish to attend and persons wanting to register onsite.

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Already Registered

  • Accurate Bushing Company
  • Altra Industrial Motion
  • American Roller Bearing
  • AMI Bearings, Inc.
  • Applied Industrial Technologies
  • Baldor Electric - Dodge
  • Baleromex, S.A. de C.V.
  • BDI
  • Bearing Headquarters Company
  • Bearing Service, Inc.
  • Bearings & Drives, Inc.
  • Bearings Manufacturing Co.
  • Bearing Specialty Company
  • Berliss Bearing Company
  • Climax Metal Products Company
  • Canadian Bearins
  • C&UAmericas.
  • DXP
  • Eastern Industrial Automation
  • Forum Energy Technologies
  • General Bearing Corporation
  • Fukuda Corporation
  • Gipson Bearing Co
  • General Bearing Service Inc.
  • GGB
  • IBT, Inc.
  • Interstate BearingSystems
  • Isostatic Industries, Inc.
  • Jamaica Bearings Company, Inc.
  • Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp.
  • Koyo
  • Loctite Industrial Div. Henkel Technologies
  • Lubriplate
  • motion
  • New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
  • NSK Corporation
  • NTN Bearing Corp. of Canada
  • Oilite Bearing Division, Beemer Precision, Inc.
  • Peer Bearing Co.
  • Randall Bearings, Inc.
  • regal
  • RBC Bearings
  • Rexnord Industries, LLC
  • Rolamentos CBF Ltda.
  • Rotor Clip Co., Inc.
  • Ruland Manufacturing
  • Schaeffler Group
  • SKF USA, Inc.
  • Symmco, Inc.
  • Standard Locknut, LLC
  • Thomson Linear LLC
  • The Timken Company
  • W.C. Du Comb Company, Inc.
  • Weimer Bearing

What They're saying

  • I thought assigned seating for Sunday evening was a great idea. The "team" event made it an even better experience!

    Jeff Williams, General Bearing Corporation

  • Great convention. Liked the change in the business program. Speakers were relevant to our industry. Social events were fun.

    – Jim Fitzpatrick, Bearing Specialty Company

  • The business program was probably the best I have seen BSA execute. Great job.

    – Randy Breaux, Motion Industries, Inc.

  • The entire event was world-class. The attention to detail, schedule and programming were well worth the time and financial investment. The location worked well.

    – Jeff Guritza, Osborn

  • I very much liked the assigned seating, and felt that pushed people to meet each other - as a first time attendee, I liked it very much.

    – Charles Estermann, Weimer Bearing &Transmission, Inc.

  • This was the best convention I've attended because of the meeting structure, content, activities and venue.

    – David Zoesch,  Schaeffler Group

  • It was a beautiful setting, very well run meetings, and some excellent group activities. The camaraderie throughout the organization and the fact that relationships do matter was very apparent.

    –Scott Eiss, NTN Bearing Corporation of America

Relationships Matter

The Annual Convention brings together the top leadership of only authorized bearing distributors and manufacturers and offers unparalleled opportunities to grow successful relationships with trusted supply chain partners.

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