BSA 2022 Convention: April 30 – May 3 / Towering Towards Tomorrow / Indian Wells, CA Register

Especially for the Spouses

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 saraht@cmservices.com. 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.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday Welcome Event: Lawn Games

Please meet at the Verbena Terrace.

Everyone is welcome to join this event to catch up with your BSA friends. Come to the Verbena Terrace, look for the BSA signs, and be ready for fun, games and gorgeous views.

Attire for this event is casual.

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022 / 9:00AM - 9:45AM

Morning Meet and Greet for Spouses and Companions

Please meet at the Verbena Terrace.

Please join the 2022 Convention Committee Spouses for a complimentary meet and greet at the Verbena Terrace. Enjoy a coffee, tea or a breakfast pastry and meet old and new friends to kick off the 2022 Convention! Complimentary.

Attire for this event is casual.

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022 / 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Ken Gronbach, "Demographic Strategies for the Post Corona Era"

Indian Wells Ballroom

Come explore the common sense, easy to understand, counter-intuitive and very fascinating realm of demography. BSA SPOUSES AND COMPANIONS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

Attire for this event is resort casual.

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022 / 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The Original Rat Pack Party Reception and Dinner

Indian Wells Ballroom

Party like the Rat Pack! Frank Sinatra and his entourage made Greater Palm Springs their playground for decades, leaving their mark on the area. We will start at 6:30 pm on the 18th Terrace & Lawn for cocktails. At 7:00 pm, bring your drink into the Indian Wells Ballroom to continue the party with dinner and Rat Pack era music. This event will have assigned seating. Your table number can be found on the back of your name badge.

Attire: Men and women are asked to dress in formal cocktail attire with a 1960's vibe!

monday, may 2, 2022 / 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Yoga for Spouses and Companions

Please meet at the Courtyard

$25 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 2, 2022 / 9:30AM - 11:00AM

Bingo Brunch for Spouses and Companions

Please meet at Gardenia AB

$50  per person

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

Attire for this event is casual.

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2022 / 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Wine Country Dinner and Reception

The Grove at Indian Wells

Join us for a casual wine tasting dinner event. Taste wines from California wineries and enjoy time with fellow BSA attendees under the stars while listening to a live rock-based accoustic band.

Attire: Men and women are asked to dress in business casual/cocktail party for this event.

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2022 / 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

California Dreamin' Dinner, Reception and Awards

Main Pool

Join us on the last night at the Main Pool for a casual California style event. Chat about favorite BSA memories, new and old!

Attire: Men and women are asked to dress in beachy casual for the event.

Tours and Optional Convention Activities

  • The 2022 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 Sarah Thompson at saraht@cmservices.com for your username and password.
  • You can log in and add tours to your registration until April 11, 2022.
  • Dress

    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.

    Temperature

    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

    • BDI
    • IKO International

    What They're saying

    • The BSA Convention offers the best opportunity for the leadership of distributors and manufacturers to grow their relationships and set strategy for mutual business growth. This year, attendance at the convention is a must for all of us, to be able to move forward and rekindle those relationships that have been compromised over the past year.

      – John Masek, Bearing Service Inc.

    • 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

    • 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.