The 2017 National Convention of the Soaring Society of America will be held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center on March 1-3, 2018.
Chapter 1361 was contacted and offered a free display booth at the Convention if we were interested. We accepted the offer and we assigned booth #49 on the main convention floor.
We must set up our booth on Wednesday, February 28th and be ready to go when the convention opens on March 1st.
We must have at least one volunteer in the booth at all times that the convention is in operation, 9 am through 5 pm, Thursday March 1st through Saturday March 3rd.
Teardown of the booth is scheduled for Sunday march 4th.
We have marketing materials that are Chapter-specific and we have materials from EAA National that describe all of EAA’s programs. EAA has produced a guideline for Chapters who have booths at marketing events such as the SSA convention. Chapter 1361 has taken their guidance and customized it for our chapter’s use. Access the pdf of our Booth Guidelines Here.
We plan to have two volunteers assigned to each volunteer shift. The shifts are 8:30 am until 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm until 5 pm, each 4 1/2 hours long. That means we will need 12 individuals to volunteer to work in the booth to cover all three days.
The SSA Convention organizers will provide us with two exhibitor passes to enter the convention area. That means that the morning shift volunteers will have to pass the credentials to the afternoon shift when they arrive. And the afternoon shift will have to arrange to transfer the credentials to the following day’s morning shift. The schedule of volunteers will be available here with each volunteer’s contact information.
If you would like to volunteer to work at the convention, please fill out the volunteer form below and click submit. We will have the schedule posted by mid-February or as soon as the positions have been filled.
If we have more volunteers than are needed to fill the positions we will assign the extra individuals as stand-by volunteers to fill in if someone has an unexpected event that prevents them from participating during their assigned work period.
Volunteering at this event is only open to current EAA Chapter 1361 members.