Be the Change / Bonita Springs, FL / April 28 – May 1

BSA 2018 Convention

Bonita Springs, FL / APR 28 - May 2

Especially for the Spouses

More information coming soon!

Hotel Pool

Paper Registration is open now!
Online Registration and Additional Information Coming Soon...

Early Bird Deadline

February 28, 2018
$125 Off Per Person

Registration Deadline

March 27, 2018

Full refunds cannot be guaranteed after Tuesday, March 27th for meeting registrations.

To register by mail or fax

If you have not previously attended a BSA event and would like to register online, please send a request to to receive a username and password.

Download Registration Forms

Note to Manufacturers

Invitations to manufacturers are extended by BSA to specific individuals and are not transferable. A manufacturer service fee is required from each manufacturing company. Invoiced separately, this fee must be paid prior to convention registration.

Special Rules: It is a policy of BSA that no one shall schedule or conduct any event, function or private meeting that overlaps with or detracts from BSA programs, meetings or social functions other than tours.

Registration Instructions

  • Complete all appropriate forms, using only one form for yourself and your spouse/companion. Incomplete registration forms will NOT be processed. You must completely fill out all three pages of the form.
  • Please include your spouse's email address.
  • Fees must be paid in U.S. dollars, with no discounts given for attending only part of the meeting.
  • It is important that you indicate on the second page of the registration form all functions you and/or your spouse/companion will attend, including optional events. For those functions requiring a separate fee, please indicate the number of people attending and the subtotal amount enclosed for that function.
  • Special note for other family members attending: ALL attendees MUST have a meeting badge to be admitted to any meal event regardless of age. In order to prepare seating for all attendees and enable the hotel to provide adequate food and beverage, this will be strictly enforced. If you have any questions, please contact the BSA office at (630) 858-3838 or via e-mail at
  • If using a registration form, it must be accompanied by payment and mailed to: BSA, 800 Roosevelt Road, Building C, Suite 312, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137; (630) 858-3838 or faxed to (630) 790-3095.
  • Full refunds cannot be guaranteed for cancellations received after March 27, 2018 for meeting registrations.

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Hotel Reservations

RESERVATION DEADLINE: 5:00 pm Central, Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Book your room online >

Or make reservations directly with the hotel:

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

5001 Coconut Rd.
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Tel: 239-444-1234

Be sure to mention the BSA Annual Convention to receive the discounted group rate.

All Rooms: Check-in 4:00 pm / Check-out 11:00 am


  • Taxes: All room rates are subject to local sales and occupancy taxes.
  • Room Upgrades: Please contact the hotel directly to book Deluxe King or Queen Rooms at $249.00 single/double or One Bedroom Suites at $389.00 single/double
  • Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your hotel room, please cancel your reservation within 48 hours of arrival or will forfeit one night's room and tax.
  • Reservation Deadline: Reservations received after March 27, 2018 will be confirmed on a space-available basis only and the hotel expects to be sold out over our dates, so rooms may not be available after 5:00 pm on March 27.

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Experienced convention attendees tell us that their spouse is a valuable asset in helping them build essential industry relationships. In many cases, the socializing among spouses at BSA networking and social events leads to additional personal contacts among convention attendees. BSA has planned a number of convention activities to include spouses/companions. All of the social and leisure events on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday include spouses and companions. If you have any questions, please contact We strive to ensure all of our Convention attendees, including spouses and companions, have the best possible experience at the BSA Convention!

Convention Functions for Spouses and Companions

All leisure activities have a minimum participation requirement and are subject to cancellation. If a cancellation occurs, attendees will be notified via email ahead of time.

Sunday, April 30, 2018 / 8:00am - 9:00am

Yoga Class for Spouses and Companions

Red Rock South Pool Area, please meet at the Pool Area by 7:45 am.

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: Footwear, Sunscreen, Clothing which allows flexible moment of the body, Light-weight jacket for warm-up and cool-down.


Sunday, April 30, 2018 / 9:30am - 10:00am

Meet and Greet for Spouses and Companions

Sand Bar Grill

Please join the 2018 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! This event is complimentary.


Sunday, April 30, 2018 / 10:00am - 11:30am

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 amoung 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!


Monday, May 1, 2018 / 8:00am - 9:00am

Zumba Class for Spouses and Companions

Veranda AB, 2nd Floor

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 expereince levels, including beginners are encourage to attend. The Registration fee is $30.00 and includes instruction, water, and use of towels.

Monday, May 1, 2018 / 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Spa Lunch for Spouses and Companions

Spa Pool at Red Rock Spa

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. Registration for this event is $40.00.

Tuesday, May 2, 2018 / 7:45am - 11:00am

El Segundo Sol Cooking Class

Meet in Hotel Lobby at 7:45 am

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. Registration for this event is $180.00 per person.

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Social Events

Saturday, April 29, 2018 / 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Welcome to Vegas: Gambling Social Event

Reserved Area of Red Rock Casino Floor

Sunday, April 29, 2018 / 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Rat Pack Dinner Reception

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cockatil Reception in Veranda
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dinner Reception in Summerlin Ballroom

Monday, May 1, 2018 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Poolside BBQ Dinner

Red Rock Pools

Monday, May 1, 2018 / 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Afterhours Bowling Event

Red Rock Lanes- VIP Bowling Suites

Tuesday, May 2, 2018 / 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Vegas Rock and Roll
Reception and Dinner

Crimson Night Club

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Sporting Events

BSA's Tennis Clinic and Tennis Round Robin, Skeet Shooting Event, and Fishing Tournament, are scheduled for Sunday and Monday afternoons and offer the opportunity to meet with and enjoy other convention attendees as well as the outstanding sport facilities. All levels welcome.

Sunday, April 30, 2018, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Skeet Shooting Event

Meet in Hotel Lobby at 12:30 pm

Sunday, April 30, 2018, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tennis Clinic and Round Robin

Meet in hotel lobby at 12:30 pm for transportation to Darling Tennis Club

Monday, May 1, 2018, 11:30 pm Transportation, 12:30 pm Tee Time

Golf Tournament

Meet at hotel lobby at 11:30 pm

Tours and Optional Convention Activities

  • The 2018 Convention Planning Committee has planned several different activities and scheduled tours that will satisfy every member in your family. Click here to view our Tours & Activities options.
  • A username and password for spouses/companions has been made available via e-mail for access to the BSA Electronic Address Book. Please e-mail Ali at for your username and password.

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The BSA Convention Committee has planned a casual convention. A resort casual policy with regard to daytime meeting dress includes the following:

  • Men - slacks, open neck, banded collar or polo shirts, sweaters, walking shorts, no ties/jackets.
  • Women - slacks, skirts, blouses, sweaters, walking shorts, open neck banded collar or polo shirts.

Temperatures in May are a high of 83ºF during the day, a Low of 55ºF in the evenings. Keep in mind that meeting rooms tend to be cooler than the outside temperature. A jacket or sweater may be necessary. For more information on dress for specific evening events, please refer to those events.

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Red Rock Kids Quest

Click here for full information about the Red Rock Kids Quest, located on property for children 6 weeks to 12 years.

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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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