Manalapan, FL / May 4-7
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 meet in the 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.
Please meet in the Courtyard, Complimentary
Please join the 2019 Convention Committee Spouses for a meet and greet in the Courtyard. Enjoy a Coffee, tea or a breakfast pastry and meet old and new friends to kick off the 2019 Convention! Complimentary.
Grand Ballroom, Complimentary
Please join us in the Grand Ballroom to see Craig Karges who combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible.
BSA SPOUSES AND COMPANIONS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
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. Coffee, tea, pastries and mimosas will be served.
Oceans Ballroom and Beach
Everyone is welcome to join this event to catch up with your BSA friends. Come down to the Oceans Ballroom and Beach, look for the BSA signs, and be ready for fun! There will be drinks and a surprise team game 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 Flagler Hall
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dinner Reception in Grand Ballroom
Dress up for an evening to honor the Godfather and BSA President Jim Scardina. We will start at 6:30 pm in the Flagler Hall for cocktails. At 7:00 pm, bring your drink into the Grand Ballroom to let the party continue with dinner and Dueling Pianos. This event will have assigned seating. Your table number can be found on the back of your Name badge onsite.
Attire: Godfather style. Men should wear the colors of black, white and and/or red. Women should wear cocktail attire in the colors of black, white and/or red.
Join us for a casual dinner poolside Chicago Blues themed dinner event. 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 in blue.
Join us on the last night for a block party, Italian style. Chat about memories of the Bearing Specialist Association and making new ones as you go! This block party theme will have the finer versions of Chicago's famous Italian food.
Attire: Dress is casual for this event.
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 80ºF during the day, a Low of 65ºF 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.