BSA 2020 Convention – May 2-5 / Focus Forward / Indian Wells, CA

BSA 2020 Convention

Indian Wells, CA / May 2-5

Especially for the Spouses


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, MAY 3, 2020 / 9:00AM - 9:45AM

Meet and Greet for Spouses and Companions

Please meet in the Verde Vista Terrace, Complimentary

Please join the 2020 Convention Committee Spouses for a meet and greet on the Verde Vista Terrace. Enjoy a coffee, tea or a breakfast pastry and meet old and new friends to kick off the 2020 Convention! Complimentary.

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2020 / 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Tom Deluca's Hypnosis Show

Tom DeLuca, DeLuca Enterprises, Inc.

Indian Wells Ballroom

Open the windows to your imagination as Tom DeLuca uses the power of suggestion, and humor to showcase the wonderful imaginations and personalities within the audience. For those who are familiar with Tom’s show, you already know you will have lots of fun. BSA SPOUSES AND COMPANIONS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

MONDAY, MAY 4, 2020 / 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Yoga for Spouses and Companions

Please meet at the Wildflower Lawn

$20.00/per person

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.

MONDAY, MAY 4, 2020 / 9:30AM - 11:00AM

Bingo Brunch for Spouses and Companions

Gardenia AB

$40.00/per person

Join us for some friendly competition and socializing in the spacious Gardenia Room. Coffee, tea, pastries, Bloody Mary's and mimosas will be served.

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Social Events

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020 / 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Saturday Welcome Event

Verbena Terrace

Everyone is welcome to join this event to catch up with your BSA friends. Come down to the Verbena Terrace, look for the BSA signs, and be ready for fun! There will be drinks and interactive lawn 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.

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2020 / 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

BSA Red Carpet Reception & Dinner

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception on the Verde Vista Terrace
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dinner in Indian Wells Ballroom

Join us for a walk on the red carpet! We will start at 6:30 pm on the Verde Vista Terrace for cocktails. At 7:00 pm, bring your drink into the Indian Wells Ballroom to let the party continue with dinner and Oscar-wining songs. This event will have assigned seating. Your table number can be found on the back of your name badge onsite.

Attire: Men and women are asked to dress in formal cocktail attire.

MONDAY, MAY 4, 2020 / 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Wine Country Reception and Dinner

Celebrity Lawn

Join us for a casual wine tasting dinner event. Taste wines from small California wineries and enjoy time with fellow BSA attendees.

Attire: Business casual/cocktail party for this event.


TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

California Dreamin' Reception, Dinner, and Awards

Main Pool

Join us on the last night by the pool for a casual California style event. Chat about memories of the Bearing Specialist Association and making new ones as you go! .

Attire: Dress is casual for the event.


  • The 2020 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 Jeff at for your username and password.
  • You can log in and add tours to your registration until April 4, 2020.

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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 95ºF 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.


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Already Registered

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.