How do I check in for convention?
When you come to the event, you’ll visit the registration desk starting on Sunday morning. You’ll fill out a quick sheet telling us where you’re staying and an emergency contact number, pick up your delegate badge, president’s dinner tickets (if applicable) and delegate bag. That’s it!
What other food do I get during the event?
We go to great lengths to ensure that several meals are included with the price of your full delegate purchase. Lunches, receptions and the President's Dinner are provided on various days. Breakfast is usually on your own unless you are attending those breakfasts sponsored by specific sponsors. See the Schedule of Events
for a complete outline.
When do I need to wear my badge?
At all times! This event is closed to paying delegates only and the only way we (and security) know if you’re paid is if you have your badge with you. Please wear it at all times. No exceptions. This includes all social functions.
What is the attire?
Feel free to come dressed comfortably in business casual attire when attending daily seminars. Bring a sweater if you run cold as rooms can sometimes be chilly. For evening receptions, feel free to dress up if you’d like. The President’s Dinner is normally black tie, but for 2017 is an '80s theme and members are encouraged to dress up in their favorite 80s attire.
Are there photo opportunities?
At the President's Dinner, members will be able to get their photos take on a green screen or backdrop and purchase photos with 50% of the purchase going to the National Museum of Roller Skating.
Should I bring my skates?
Members will be treated to an evening at Astro Skate Center complete with food, games, entertainment and, of course, roller skating. Make sure to bring your roller skates if you wish to participate!
Is the event open or closed to the public?
The entire Roller Skating Industry Convention and Trade Show is a closed event and open to registered delegates and exhibitors only.
What is the president’s dinner?
Every year, at the close of the event, we host a black tie dinner (this year an 80s theme) honoring the current RSA president, presidential award winners, staff, etc. and select the winners of the National Museum of Roller Skating Raffle prizes (tickets available
for purchase from RSA Board Members). Once the three course meal is complete, members can dance the night away with American DJ.
How much does my RSA membership save me on convention registration?
Roller Skating Association members save more than 50% off the non-member convention rate of $750 by registering by the early bird deadline of April 7, 2017.
How does member pricing work?
Delegate fees for the first through the fourth include full convention access to all seminars, trade show and the President’s Dinner. Fifth delegate or more includes full convention and trade show with a separate fee for the President’s Dinner. You may also purchase a one-day only convention day pass only if not purchasing a delegate package. We no longer offer trade show only passes.
What if I’m not an RSA member?
The member dues fee to belong to the Roller Skating Association International is just $370 for the year. The money saved on your convention registration fees and more than 50 other discounts and perks, your dues pay for itself several times over throughout the year. Simply call our Membership Services department at 317-347-2626 Ext. 108, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.rollerskating.com/join
What are the deadlines?
Early bird deadline: April 7, 2017
Preregistration deadline: April 21, 2017
Why should I become an affiliate member of the RSA?
Roller Skating Association affiliate members (called RSMs or Roller Skating Manufacturers) save thousands on booth rates, advertising in Roller Skating Business Magazine, are featured throughout the year in our publications, and receive dozens of other discounts and perks of membership. Plus, being a member establishes your businesses as a vested member of the roller skating industry and earns you the rights to display the RSM logo on your marketing materials. Visit www.rollerskating.com/join
for complete details.
Can I purchase extra exhibitor badges/set up badges?
Exhibitor badges are for working booth staff members ONLY and will be strictly enforced. Those who are not working booths at the event will need to register for a convention day pass. Temporary set-up badges are available for extra staff members who will be setting up booth displays. Please request in advance on form. Note: These badges will expire when the trade show begins.
What are the Trade Show dates?
Set-up/tear down times located on Exhibitor Contract Form. Trade show runs from Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm to Wednesday, May 10 from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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