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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Schedule of Events

All events will be held at the
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Maryland 20745  •  USA

Solutions Expo Hours

  • Sunday, June 26 - 1:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Monday, June 27 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 28 - 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Registration Desk Hours

  • Friday, June 24 — 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 25 — 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 26 — 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Monday, June 27 — 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 28 — 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Schedule Overview 

Friday, June 23
  • Registration Desk Open (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
  • Board of Directors Executive Committee Meeting (12:00 - 5:00 pm, By invitation only)
  • Board of Directors Reception (6:00 - 7:00 pm, By invitation only)
Saturday, June 24
  • Registration Desk Open (7:30 am - 5:00 pm)
  • Board of Directors Meeting (8:00 am - 12:00 pm, By invitation only)
  • Pre-Convention Education (1:30 - 5:00 pm)
  • Past Chairmen's Reception & Dinner (7:00 - 9:00 pm, By invitation only)
Sunday, June 25
  • Registration Desk Open (7:30 am - 4:30 pm)
  • Welcome, EASA Award & Keynote (8:30 - 9:45 am)
  • Education Sessions (10:00 - 11:50 am)
  • Networking Lunch (12:00 - 12:55 pm, Ticket required)
  • Solutions Expo & New Product Theater (1:00 - 4:30 pm)
  • EASA's 90th Birthday Bash (4:30 - 6:30 pm)
Monday, June 26
  • Registration Desk Open (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
  • Education Sessions (8:30 - 10:45 am)
  • General Session (11:00 - 11:55 am)
  • Solutions Expo & New Product Theater (11:00 am - 4:00 pm)
  • Past Chairman's Reception (4:30 - 6:00 pm, By invitation only)
Tuesday, June 27
  • Registration Desk Open (8:00 am - 2:30 pm)
  • Annual Business Meeting (8:30 - 9:25 am)
  • Solutions Expo & New Product Theater (9:30 am - 12:00 pm)
  • Lunch with Speaker (12:15 - 1:45 pm)
  • Optional Tour (2:00 - 4:30 pm, Ticket required)
  • Closing Party (5:00 - 6:30 pm, Ticket required)
  • Chairman's Afterglow Party (7:00 - 9:00 pm, By invitation only)
Wednesday, June 28
  • Board of Directors Meeting (8:30 - 11:00 am, By invitation only)

Saturday, June 24 

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Desk Open

Separate Registration Required
Chapter Leadership Forum
A full day of activities designed to give up-and-coming EASA chapter leaders the information, training and resources they need to lead their chapters and to fulfill the duties of their respective offices.

CHAPTER OFFICERS - REGISTER HERE

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Forest Park - St. Louis, Missouri

OPTIONAL TOUR - Additional Registration Required
Forest Park: Meet Me in St. Louis
Your tour begins with a driving overview of Forest Park given by your tour guide highlighting the history as the site of the 1904 World’s Fair. Your coach will then be available for shuttle between the Missouri History Museum, the Saint Louis Zoo, The Boathouse Restaurant, and the Saint Louis Art Museum. Pick one or two destinations to spend your day.

INTERACTIVE MAP OF FOREST PARK

Cost: $60
All tours are subject to change based on facility availability. EASA reserves the right to cancel a tour if a minimum is not met. In case of cancellation, EASA will notify registrants on or before June 1.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Separate Registration Required
Chapter Leadership Forum Lunch
Take a break in the day's training, enjoy a hearty lunch and network with fellow chapter leaders as well as members of EASA's Board of Directors and staff.

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Matthew ConvilleIn-Depth: Converting an Application from DC to AC with VSD/VFD
Matthew Conville, MBA, PE
EASA Technical Support Specialist

Upgrading an application can be very costly if done improperly. As end users want to automate their processes, motor driven systems must adapt. This workshop will cover what to look for in an existing application and what questions to ask to create a solution the end user needs.

Topics addressed will include:

  • Application Data
    • What to ask
    • What to look for
  • Speed Torque Curves
    • DC motor speed torque curves
    • Commutation limits for DC motors
    • AC motor speed torque curves
    • AC motor design code considerations
    • VSD/VFD
  • How to size VSD/VFD
    • Drive topology
    • Required accessories
    • Control methods
  • Hands on examples

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This workshop will benefit electronics technicians, field service, engineering and/or anyone in need of a refresher course.


Paul ReillyCrushing Price Objections
Paul Reilly
Tom Reilly Training, Inc., Chesterfield, MO

Obtain the tactical knowledge you need to prevail in price negotiations – to persist when buyers resist. This session will focus on dealing with price-sensitive customers and protecting margins. Topics covered will include:

  • Pre-emptively guiding the conversation to a path of value
  • Ten realities of price resistance that shape the price-sensitive landscape
  • Latest research on price shoppers
  • Preparing to sell in a price-sensitive market
  • Using pressure points to make price less of an issue
  • Gaining a pre-emptive selling advantage with better questions
  • Key strategies for price objections
1:00 - 1:50 PM

Stephen McClureNon-Family Executives/Employees
Stephen McClure, Ph.D.
The Family Business Consulting Group, Chicago, IL

This session will cover:

  • How to get the most from the relationship between family owners/managers and non-family employees
  • Avoiding conflicts and pitfalls
  • Having the tough conversations
  • Compensation arrangements to retain key employees

Richard WolkowitzThe Family Business Consulting Group Vice President Richard Wolkowitz will also be on hand to answer questions.


Chuck YungDC: Theory and Design 101
Chuck Yung
EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist

Learn about:

  • DC machine basics
  • What causes rotation?
  • Brush neutral, explained
  • What do interpoles do?

Gene VogelIndustrial Pumps, Applications and Opportunities
Gene Vogel
EASA Pump & Vibration Specialist

Pump repair is an important segment of business for many EASA members. This presentation explores:

  • Where various pumps are used in industry
  • Opportunities and challenges for service centers

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This session will assist managers, supervisors and pump mechanics.

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Stephen McClureSuccession Planning
Stephen McClure, Ph.D.
The Family Business Consulting Group, Chicago, IL

This session will address:

  • How the business will be owned
  • How and when control will be transferred
  • Employment and leadership transitions
  • How to be fair to the family and to the business
  • Establishing a timeline!

Richard WolkowitzThe Family Business Consulting Group Vice President Richard Wolkowitz will also be on hand to answer questions.


Chuck YungDC: Field Types
Chuck Yung
EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist

Topics include:

  • Shunt - Estimating field strength
  • Series - Applications and cautions during repair
  • Compound
    • Differential vs. Cumulative
    • How to determine strength of each
    • Testing differences & tips

Gene VogelCentrifugal Pump Impellers
Gene Vogel
EASA Pump & Vibration Specialist

Understanding how something works can be big help when troubleshooting a system. This presentation will explain how a centrifugal pump converts mechanical energy (rotation) into hydraulic energy (head and flow). This will be useful information when a pump and system don’t perform as expected.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This session will be helpful to engineers, supervisors and pump mechanics.

3:00 - 3:50 PM

Stephen McClureFamily Conversations about Ownership and Leadership Succession
Stephen McClure, Ph.D.
The Family Business Consulting Group, Chicago, IL

Subjects discussed will include:

  • What next generation expectations to set when, e.g., employment rules
  • Who to include in conversations – spouses?
  • What and when to tell employees

Richard WolkowitzThe Family Business Consulting Group Vice President Richard Wolkowitz will also be on hand to answer questions.


Chuck YungDC: Final Testing
Chuck Yung
EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist

Learn about:

  • Setting brush neutral
  • Brush spacing – how to check it
  • Transformer test for interpole-armature polarity
  • Transformer test for interpole circuits

Gene VogelTips & Tricks for Submersible Pump Repair
Gene Vogel
EASA Pump & Vibration Specialist

Submersible pumps, generally under 50 horsepower, comprise one of the most common pump-related machines that service centers encounter. Details of repairing these machines are covered in the Fundamentals of Pump Repair seminar. This session will cover some things that will make the repairs more profitable.

  • What’s special about submersible pumps?
  • Key things to know about dual seals.
  • Not so obvious disassembly procedures.
  • Oil-filled configurations.
  • Simple testing setups.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Engineers, managers and pump technicians will benefit from this session.

4:00 - 4:50 PM

Stephen McClureAlternatives to Selling Your Family Business
Stephen McClure, Ph.D.
The Family Business Consulting Group, Chicago, IL

This presentation will cover:

  • Non-family leadership
  • Owning without managing
  • Multiple non-operating owners

Richard WolkowitzThe Family Business Consulting Group Vice President Richard Wolkowitz will also be on hand to answer questions.


Chuck YungDrilldown into DC Design
Chuck Yung
EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist

Topics covered will include:

  • Effect of circuit change to interpoles, fields
  • Purpose of equalizing jumpers at brush holders
  • Relationship of ampere-turns/pole of armature – interpoles – fields
  • Brush angle
  • What is working neutral?

Gene VogelUnderstanding Corrosion in Pumps
Gene Vogel
EASA Pump & Vibration Specialist

Corrosion is a chemical reaction that damages pump components. There are various types of corrosion and some are common on certain applications. Understanding the different types of corrosion and how to identify them will help service centers work with customers to eliminate them or mitigate the damage.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Engineers, managers and pump and vibration technicians will benefit from the information presented in this session.

7:00 - 9:00 PM
By Invitation Only
Past Chairmen's Reception & Dinner
The reception begins at 7:00 pm, and dinner will be served at 7:45 pm.
7:30 am






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Schedule Overview 

  Friday, June 23
 
  • Registration Desk Open (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
  • Board of Directors Executive Committee Meeting (12:00 - 5:00 pm, By invitation only)
  • Board of Directors Reception (6:00 - 7:00 pm, By invitation only)
  Saturday, June 24
 
  • Registration Desk Open (7:30 am - 5:00 pm)
  • Board of Directors Meeting (8:00 am - 12:00 pm, By invitation only)
  • Pre-Convention Education (1:30 - 5:00 pm)
  • Past Chairmen's Reception & Dinner (7:00 - 9:00 pm, By invitation only)
  Sunday, June 25
 
  • Registration Desk Open (7:30 am - 4:30 pm)
  • Welcome, EASA Award & Keynote (8:30 - 9:45 am)
  • Education Sessions (10:00 - 11:50 am)
  • Networking Lunch (12:00 - 12:55 pm, Ticket required)
  • Solutions Expo & New Product Theater (1:00 - 4:30 pm)
  • EASA's 90th Birthday Bash (4:30 - 6:30 pm)
  Monday, June 26
 
  • Registration Desk Open (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
  • Education Sessions (8:30 - 10:45 am)
  • General Session (11:00 - 11:55 am)
  • Solutions Expo & New Product Theater (11:00 am - 4:00 pm)
  • Past Chairman's Reception (4:30 - 6:00 pm, By invitation only)
  Tuesday, June 27
 
  • Registration Desk Open (8:00 am - 2:30 pm)
  • Annual Business Meeting (8:30 - 9:25 am)
  • Solutions Expo & New Product Theater (9:30 am - 12:00 pm)
  • Lunch with Speaker (12:15 - 1:45 pm)
  • Optional Tour (2:00 - 4:30 pm, Ticket required)
  • Closing Party (5:00 - 6:30 pm, Ticket required)
  • Chairman's Afterglow Party (7:00 - 9:00 pm, By invitation only)
  Wednesday, June 28
 
  • Board of Directors Meeting (8:30 - 11:00 am, By invitation only)