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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 kelseyp@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, MAY 4, 2024 / 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Saturday Welcome Event

Please meet at Vanderbilt Terrace.

Everyone is welcome to join this event to catch up with your BSA friends. Come to the Vanderbilt Terrace, look for the BSA signs, and be ready to mix and mingle.

Attire: Casual

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024 / 9:00AM - 9:45AM

Morning Meet and Greet for Spouses and Companions

Please meet in Elaine's Terrace.

Please join the 2024 Convention Committee Spouses for a complimentary meet and greet at Elaine's Terrace. Enjoy a coffee, tea or a breakfast pastry and meet old and new friends to kick off the 2024 Convention! Complimentary.

Attire: Resort casual

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024 / 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Jimmy Yeary - Storyteller & Songwriter

Grand Ballroom BC

Jimmy takes the lessons he has learned and the experiences he has encountered in his music career and applies them to the process of creating results for businesses, organizations, and teams. BSA SPOUSES AND COMPANIONS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

Attire: Resort casual

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024 / 6:30PM - 10:00PM

"BSA Speakeasy Party - It's Gonna Be a Roaring Good Time!" Reception and Dinner

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Grand Ballroom ABC

Step back in time, recall the speakeasy era, and honor our BSA President Jason Vasquez. We will start at 6:30pm with a reception in the Grand Ballroom Foyer, head into the Grand Ballroom for dinner at 7:00pm (seating will be assigned).

Attire: Semi Formal or Business Attire

MONDAY, MAY 6, 2024 / 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Yoga for Spouses and Companions

Please meet at Mountain View Terrace Weather Permitting, Skyline if Inclement Weather

$45 per person

A skilled instructor will lead a relaxing session, suitable for all skill levels. This event will include water, towels, yoga mats and other props specified by the instructor.

Please dress in comfortable clothing

MONDAY, MAY 6, 2024 / 9:30AM - 11:00AM

Painting & Mimosa Brunch for Spouses and Companions

Please meet at Mountain View Terrace Weather Permitting, Skyline if Inclement Weather

$125 per person

A fun and patient instructor will guide the group through a step-by-step process of creating their very own piece of art. Participants will enjoy a lite brunch, mimosas, and good company while making their masterpiece in a positive, happy, and stress-free environment! This party is open to people of all ages and skill levels, including beginners with absolutely no experience. All materials provided.

Attire: Resort casual

MONDAY, MAY 6, 2024 / 6:45PM - 10:00PM

"Moving in the Mountains" Reception and Dinner

Pavilion/Pavilion Lawn

Join us for dinner and "moving in the mountains" as we dance to the beat of the decades.

Attire: Resort Casual or Wear Your Favorite Band Shirt

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2024 / 6:30PM - 10:00PM

Carolina BBQ Party / Reception and Dinner

Skyline, Mountain View Terrace

Join us on the last night for a casual Carolina BBQ-style event, featuring Carolina BBQ and beers and honoring BSA President Jason Vasquez. Chat about memories of the Bearing Specialists Association and make new ones as you go!

Attire: Resort Casual


Tours and Optional Convention Activities

  • The 2024 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 Kelsey Pacheco at kelseyp@cmservices.com for your username and password.
  • You can log in and add tours to your registration until April 8, 2024.

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 (on average) are a high of 74ºF during the day, a low of 54ºF 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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