Bonita Springs, FL / APR 28 - May 2
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We strive to ensure all of our Convention attendees, including spouses and companions, have the best possible experience at the BSA Convention!
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.
Please join the 2018 Convention Committee Spouses for a meet and greet on the Calusa Terrace. Enjoy a Coffee, tea or a breakfast pastry and meet old and new friends to kick off the 2018 Convention! At 9:45 am, the group will head into the Calusa Ballroom to join the rest of the BSA attendees for a comedic presentation by the Water Coolers. Complimentary.
Please meet in the Cypress Courtyard
A skilled instructor will lead a relaxing session, suitable for all skill levels. This event will include towels, yoga mats and water. Please dress in comfortable clothing.
Spouses are invited to enjoy a morning of Bunko. Bunko is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill (there are no decisions to be made), scoring and a simple set of rules
Everyone is welcome to join this event to catch up with your BSA friends. Come down to the Cypress Courtyard, look for the BSA signs, and be ready for fun! There will be drinks and yard games to start the convention with some friendly competition. Don't forget to bring some sunscreen and sunglasses/hat. Attire for this event is casual.
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception in Calusa Foyer
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dinner Reception in Calusa Ballroom
Dress up for an evening to honor BSA President Brian Davis's home state of Georgia. We will start at 6:30 pm in the Calusa Foyer for cocktails. At 7:00 pm, bring your drink into the Calusa Ballroom to let the party continue with dinner and the famous GLOW Band from Atlanta, Georgia. This event will have assigned seating. Your table number can be found on the back of your Name badge onsite.
Attire: Festive cocktail
Cypress Courtyard and Waterfall Pool
Join us for a casual dinner poolside nautical-themed dinner event! Bring on the cheesy games and yacht rock music for fun with all the details except the boat. Unwind, and enjoy food and drink as you enjoy time with fellow BSA attendees.
Attire: Dress is casual for this event, come as you are or dress to our nautical theme.
Royal Palm Courtyard
Join us on the last night as tailgate, eat, drink and play, Chat about memories of the Bearing Specialist Association and making new ones as you go! This college tailgate theme will have the finer versions of your favorite tailgate food, and games for all.
Attire: Wear your favorite college shirt and jeans.
Tours and Optional Convention Activities
The BSA Convention Committee has planned a casual convention. A resort casual policy with regard to daytime meeting dress includes the following:
Temperatures in May are a high of 78ºF during the day, a Low of 52ºF 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.