Schedule

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  • Coach Move In To Exhibit Hall

    Wednesday / January 8
    08:00 AM — 08:30 AM

    Marketplace Networking Floor

  • International Motorcoach Group (IMG) – Maintenance and Safety Forum

    International Motorcoach Group (IMG) – Maintenance and Safety Forum
    Hilton Hotel

    Friday / January 10
    08:00 AM — 07:00 PM

    Hilton Hotel

  • Sponsor/Exhibitor Set Up

    Friday / January 10
    08:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Marketplace Networking Floor

  • Airport Shuttles

    Friday / January 10
    10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

    Omaha Airport

  • Orientation Center Subcommittee Meeting & Set-Up

    For Orientation Subcommittee Members Only

    Friday / January 10
    10:00 AM — 02:00 PM

    Orientation Center

  • Resource Central Subcommittee Meeting & Set-Up

    For Resource Central Subcommittee Members Only

    Friday / January 10
    10:00 AM — 02:00 PM

    Resource Central

  • Convention Center Shuttle

    Continuous shuttle service will be provided between ABA host hotels (except the Hilton) and the CHI Convention Center.

    Friday / January 10
    12:00 PM — 06:30 PM

    CHI Center/Host Hotels

  • ABA Foundation Purses for a Purpose Open

    Friday / January 10
    02:00 PM — 06:00 PM

    Foundation Booth

  • ABA Foundation Silent Auction Bidding Open

    Friday / January 10
    02:00 PM — 06:00 PM

    Foundation Booth

  • Orientation Center Service Center Open

    Orientation Center Service Center Open for Floor Tours, Ambassador Sessions and Appointment Assistance

    Friday / January 10
    02:00 PM — 06:00 PM

    Networking Floor

  • Registration Open

    Registration Open for Badges, New Registrations, Name Changes, Foundation Afterglow Ticket Sales

    Friday / January 10
    02:00 PM — 06:00 PM

    Marketplace Floor

  • Resource Central Service Center Open

    Resource Central Service Center Open for Research, Work Space, Office Supplies & Buyer Mailboxes

    Friday / January 10
    02:00 PM — 06:00 PM

    Business Floor

  • Sightseeing Ticket Pick-Up

    Friday / January 10
    02:00 PM — 06:00 PM

    Grand Hallway Foyer

  • Florida Motorcoach Association Board Meeting

    Friday / January 10
    03:00 PM — 05:00 PM

    Room 213

  • New ABA Board Member Orientation

    Friday / January 10
    03:00 PM — 04:00 PM

    Room 202

  • ABA Board of Director Executive Committee

    Friday / January 10
    04:00 PM — 05:00 PM

    Room 214

  • Orientation Q & A

    Friday / January 10
    04:00 PM — 04:45 PM

    Room 212

  • Education Subcommittee Meeting

    Education Subcommittee Members Only

    Friday / January 10
    05:00 PM — 06:00 PM

    Room 205

  • Florida Motorcoach Association Board Reception

    Friday / January 10
    05:00 PM — 06:30 PM

    Hilton Hotel Bar

  • Orientation Q & A

    Friday / January 10
    05:00 PM — 05:45 PM

    Room 212

  • STAR Happy Hour

    Kick off the Marketplace week with a Happy Hour at the Upstream Brewing Company - North Lounge.  Meet fellow STARs and members of the Orientation Subcommittee.

    Friday / January 10
    06:30 PM — 07:30 PM

    Upstream Brewing Company

  • ABA Board Reception & Dinner

    Friday / January 10
    07:00 PM — 10:00 PM

    Omaha Prime

  • Omaha At Your Leisure

    Friday / January 10
    07:00 PM — 07:00 PM

    Omaha

  • Convention Center Shuttle

    Continuous shuttle service will be provided between ABA host hotels (except the Hilton) and the CHI Convention Center.

    Saturday / January 11
    06:30 AM — 06:45 PM

    CHI Center/Host Hotels

  • ABA Foundation Purses for a Purpose Open

    Saturday / January 11
    07:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Foundation Booth

  • ABA Foundation Silent Auction Bidding Open

    Saturday / January 11
    07:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Foundation Booth

  • Orientation Center Service Center Open

    Orientation Center Service Center Open for Floor Tours, Ambassador Sessions and Appointment Assistance

    Saturday / January 11
    07:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Networking Floor

  • Registration Opens

    Registration Open for Badges, New Registrations, Name Changes, Foundation Afterglow Ticket Sales

    Saturday / January 11
    07:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Marketplace Floor

  • Resource Central Service Center Open

    Resource Central Service Center Open for Research, Work Space, Office Supplies & Buyer Mailboxes

    Saturday / January 11
    07:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Business Floor

  • Sightseeing Ticket Pick-Up

    Saturday / January 11
    07:00 AM — 08:00 AM

    Grand Hallway Foyer

  • International Motorcoach Group (IMG) – Maintenance and Safety Forum

    International Motorcoach Group (IMG) – Maintenance and Safety Forum
    Location | Hilton Hotel & Hall A (Lunch)

    Saturday / January 11
    07:30 AM — 07:00 PM

    Hilton Hotel (Meetings) & Hall A (Lunch)

  • NAMO Board Meeting

    Saturday / January 11
    08:30 AM — 10:30 AM

    Room 201

  • ABA Board Meeting

    Saturday / January 11
    09:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Room 202

  • Sightseeing Tours

    Saturday / January 11
    09:00 AM — 01:00 PM

    Leaving from Grand Foyer

  • Airport Shuttles

    Saturday / January 11
    10:00 AM — 02:00 PM

    Omaha Airport

  • Orientation Q & A

    Saturday / January 11
    10:00 AM — 10:45 AM

    Room 212

  • Bus Industry Safety Council Executive Committee Meeting

    Saturday / January 11
    12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

    Room 206

  • Hispanic Motorcoach Council

    Saturday / January 11
    12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

    Room 214

  • Women In Buses Council Meeting

    Saturday / January 11
    12:00 PM — 02:00 PM

    Room 207

  • ABA's Association Roundtable

    Are you an Association Leader?  If so, then join ABA’s Government Affairs Team for a roundtable discussion on January 11, from 1-3pm in Room 215/216, to hear what’s happening in Washington D.C. and share what’s happening in your Association’s world.

    Saturday / January 11
    01:00 PM — 03:00 PM

    Room 215/216

  • Operator-Members Only Trailways Meeting

    Operator-Members Only

    Saturday / January 11
    01:00 PM — 05:00 PM

    Hilton Hotel | Merchants Room

  • Education Seminars

    Saturday / January 11
    01:30 PM — 05:30 PM

    Rooms 209, 210, 211

  • Networking Booths Open

    Saturday / January 11
    01:30 PM — 06:00 PM

    Networking Floor

  • Networking Floor Reception

    Saturday / January 11
    01:30 PM — 06:00 PM

    Marketplace Floor

  • Orientation Q & A

    Saturday / January 11
    02:00 PM — 02:45 PM

    Room 212

  • Networking Floor Best In Show Judging

    Winners to be announced at 5:00 p.m.

    Saturday / January 11
    02:30 PM — 03:30 PM

    Networking Floor

  • Bus Industry Safety Council Orientation Session

    Get a feel for who and what the Bus Industry Safety Council is, when they will meet, what they discuss and how you can get involved. The mission of the BISC is about improving motorcoach safety and ensuring that your bus is ready to travel safely down the road. If you are a safety, compliance or maintenance professional, this is where you need to be.

    Saturday / January 11
    03:00 PM — 04:00 PM

    Room 206

  • Orientation Q & A

    Saturday / January 11
    03:00 PM — 03:45 PM

    Room 212

  • Live Performance by Dean Sams and Larry Stewart of the Multi-Platinum Band Lonestar!

    Dean Sams from Multi-Platinum band Lonestar and Larry Stewart from Multi-Platinum band Restless Heart will perform some of their greatest hits!

    Saturday / January 11
    03:15 PM — 04:00 PM

    Across from the Foundation Booth

  • ABA Foundation Live Auction

    Saturday / January 11
    04:00 PM — 05:00 PM

    Foundation Booth

  • Orientation Q & A

    Saturday / January 11
    04:00 PM — 04:45 PM

    Room 212

  • Operator Reception

    Welcome to ABA from your Friends in” Sweet Home” Alabama!

    We are welcoming this new decade with you and we could not be more excited to host you at the ABA Opening Night Reception! Let us wine and dine you with a taste of Alabama cuisine, live music from one of our own and southern hospitality at its finest! Alabama has so much to offer from the Gulf Coast to the Northern canyons, from the beach to the moon and everything in between! And do not forget you will have an opportunity to win one of many wonderful “Sweet Home” Alabama Vacation Experiences!  See you Saturday night, January 11th at 5:30pm!

    Saturday / January 11
    05:30 PM — 06:30 PM

    Junior Ballroom Prefunction Area

  • Experience Omaha on Your Own

    Saturday / January 11
    07:00 PM — 12:00 AM

    Omaha

  • Convention Center Shuttle

    Continuous shuttle service will be provided between ABA host hotels (except the Hilton) and the CHI Convention Center.

    Sunday / January 12
    06:30 AM — 06:45 PM

    CHI Center/Host Hotels

  • ABA Foundation Purses for a Purpose Open

    Sunday / January 12
    07:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Foundation Booth

  • ABA Foundation Silent Auction Bidding Open

    Sunday / January 12
    07:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Foundation Booth

  • Orientation Center Service Center Open

    Orientation Center Service Center Open for Floor Tours, Ambassador Sessions and Appointment Assistance

    Sunday / January 12
    07:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Networking Floor

  • Registration Open

    Registration Open for Badges, New Registrations, Name Changes, Foundation Afterglow Ticket Sales

    Sunday / January 12
    07:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Marketplace Floor

  • Resource Central Service Center Open

    Resource Central Service Center Open for Research, Work Space, Office Supplies & Buyer Mailboxes

    Sunday / January 12
    07:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Business Floor

  • The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee Operator Breakfast

    Last September, PBS broadcast Ken Burns’s eight-part series “Country Music” to a national audience of 34.5 million unique viewers plus another 4 million streams. Dubbed “The story of America, one song at a time,” most of the songs were written and recorded in Tennessee. Join Tennessee Tourism and partners from across the state for a breakfast program showcasing “Country Music” and your opportunity to connect this massive audience to destinations featured in the film and much more. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.

    See invite.

    Sunday / January 12
    07:45 AM — 08:45 AM

    Grand Ballroom

  • International Motorcoach Group (IMG) – Maintenance and Safety Forum

    International Motorcoach Group (IMG) – Maintenance and Safety Forum
    Location | Hilton Hotel

    Sunday / January 12
    08:00 AM — 05:30 PM

    Hilton Hotel

  • Bus Industry Safety Council Opening General Session

    Sunday / January 12
    09:00 AM — 10:30 AM

    Room 203/204

  • DMO/Receptive/Charter Appointment Sessions

    Sunday / January 12
    09:00 AM — 12:16 PM

    Business Floor

  • Networking Booths Open

    Sunday / January 12
    09:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Networking Floor

  • Education Seminars

    Sunday / January 12
    09:30 AM — 05:30 PM

    Rooms 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211

  • Orientation Q & A

    Sunday / January 12
    11:00 AM — 11:45 AM

    Room 212

  • Opening Ceremonies All-Delegate Lunch

    Sunday / January 12
    12:20 PM — 02:25 PM

    Hall A (Meal), Grand Ballroom (Entertainment)

  • CEO Summit

    Sunday / January 12
    02:45 PM — 05:45 PM

    Room 203/204

  • DMO/Receptive/Charter Appointment Sessions

    Sunday / January 12
    02:45 PM — 05:47 PM

    Business Floor

  • Betterez User Group

    Sunday / January 12
    03:00 PM — 04:30 PM

    Hilton Hotel

  • School Bus Council

    Sunday / January 12
    03:00 PM — 05:00 PM

    Room 212

  • State/Provincial Caucuses

    Wyoming | Room 208
    Michigan | Room 209
    DC | 210
    Virginia | Room 211
    South Dakta | Room 212

    Sunday / January 12
    06:00 PM — 06:45 PM

    Rooms 208, 209, 210, 211, 212

  • "The Rollin' 20s" All-Delegate Evening Event

    Get ready to dance the night away in Omaha at The Rollin' 20s celebration. Enjoy live music, sip on signature cocktails inspired by the era, taste culinary creations that put Omaha on the foodie map, and take in the architectural beauty of one of the first Art Deco train stations in the nation, The Durham Museum. Everyone is encouraged to dress in 1920s attire, so be sure to pack your flapper dresses, knickers, pearls and fedoras.

    6:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.
    Continuous shuttle service between all ABA host hotels and the Durham Museum.

    Sunday / January 12
    07:00 PM — 10:00 PM

    The Durham Museum

  • Convention Center Shuttle

    Continuous shuttle service will be provided between ABA host hotels (except the Hilton) and the CHI Convention Center.

    Monday / January 13
    06:30 AM — 06:45 PM

    CHI Center/Host Hotels

  • ABA Foundation Purses for a Purpose Open

    Monday / January 13
    07:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Foundation Booth

  • ABA Foundation Silent Auction Bidding Open

    Monday / January 13
    07:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Foundation Booth

  • Orientation Center Service Center Open

    Orientation Center Service Center Open for Floor Tours, Ambassador Sessions and Appointment Assistance

    Monday / January 13
    07:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Networking Floor

  • Registration Open

    Registration Open for Badges, New Registrations, Name Changes, Foundation Afterglow Ticket Sales

    Monday / January 13
    07:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Marketplace Floor

  • Resource Central Service Center Open

    Resource Central Service Center Open for Research, Work Space, Office Supplies & Buyer Mailboxes

    Monday / January 13
    07:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Business Floor

  • State/Provincial Caucuses

    Massachusetts | Room 209
    Louisiana | Room 210
    Maryland | Room 211

    Monday / January 13
    07:30 AM — 08:30 AM

    Rooms 209, 210, 211

  • New York State Group Tour Operator Breakfast

    Monday / January 13
    07:45 AM — 08:45 AM

    Grand Ballroom

  • Distinctive Systems User Group

    Monday / January 13
    09:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Room 212

  • Lodging/Attraction/Associate/Allied Association Appointment Sessions

    Monday / January 13
    09:00 AM — 12:16 PM

    Business Floor

  • Networking Booths Open

    Monday / January 13
    09:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Networking Floor

  • Bus Maintenance & Repair Council General Session

    Monday / January 13
    09:30 AM — 10:30 AM

    Room 202

  • Busworld Academy Sessions

    Monday / January 13
    09:30 AM — 05:30 PM

    Room 203/204

  • Education Seminars

    Monday / January 13
    09:30 AM — 05:30 PM

    Rooms 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211

  • BISC 20th Anniversary Presentation with Congressman Sam Graves

    BISC 20th Anniversary Presentation with Congressman Sam Graves

    Monday / January 13
    10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

    Room 202

  • Best of Broadway All-Delegate Lunch

    An all-star show awaits you, featuring performances from Broadway’s most popular hits, presented by Group Sales Box Office at Broadway.com, your one-stop shop for group travel to New York City. An incredible lineup of shows will perform at this year’s Best of Broadway, with an unprecedented 9 shows making their Marketplace debut! Arrive early and grab one of the best seats in the house for a production that is sure to be one of the most talked about events of the week. Shows scheduled to appear include Caroline, Or Change, Chicago, Company, Dear Evan Hansen, Diana, Frozen, Girl From the North Country, Jagged Little Pill, Mean Girls, Mrs. Doubtfire, Sing Street, Six, The Lion King, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, and Wicked.

    Monday / January 13
    12:20 PM — 02:25 PM

    Hall A (Meal), Grand Ballroom (Entertainment)

  • Lodging/Attraction/Associate/Allied Association Appointment Sessions

    Monday / January 13
    02:45 PM — 05:47 PM

    Business Floor

  • Distinctive Systems User Group

    Monday / January 13
    03:00 PM — 05:00 PM

    Room 212

  • The National Park Service in 2020: What Can You Expect

    The National Park Service in 2020: What Can You Expect

    Join us for a briefing from the Department of Interior’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks Ryan Hambleton on revisions to 2018 National Park Service policy changes. He will join ABA to update ABA members and other industry colleagues on what is happening regarding CUAs and Entrance Fees since the policy changes were introduced.

    Monday / January 13
    03:00 PM — 04:00 PM

    Room 202

  • Bus Industry Safety Council Closing General Session

    Monday / January 13
    04:30 PM — 06:00 PM

    Room 202

  • Busworld Academy Reception

    Monday / January 13
    05:30 PM — 06:30 PM

    Networking Floor

  • Dine Around Omaha

    View List of Restaurants with an Interactive Map for your Dine Around Options

    Central Omaha
    Downtown Omaha
    South Omaha
    North Omaha
    Midtown Omaha
    Southwest Omaha

    Monday / January 13
    07:00 PM — 10:00 PM

    Omaha

  • ABA Foundation Afterglow

    Cash Bar

    9:30 p.m. – 12:45 a.m.
    Continuous shuttle service between all ABA host hotels and the Slowdown

    Monday / January 13, 09:30 PM — Tuesday / January 14, 12:30 AM

    The Slowdown

  • Convention Center Shuttle

    Continuous shuttle service will be provided between ABA host hotels (except the Hilton) and the CHI Convention Center.

    Tuesday / January 14
    06:30 AM — 06:45 PM

    CHI Center/Host Hotels

  • ABA Foundation Purses for a Purpose Open

    Tuesday / January 14
    07:00 AM — 01:30 PM

    Foundation Booth

  • ABA Foundation Silent Auction Bidding Open

    Tuesday / January 14
    07:00 AM — 03:00 PM

    Foundation Booth

  • Orientation Center Service Center Open

    Orientation Center Service Center Open for Floor Tours, Ambassador Sessions and Appointment Assistance

    Tuesday / January 14
    07:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Networking Floor

  • Registration Open

    Registration Open for Badges, New Registrations, Name Changes

    Tuesday / January 14
    07:00 AM — 06:00 PM

    Marketplace Floor

  • Resource Central Service Center Open

    Resource Central Service Center Open for Research, Work Space, Office Supplies & Buyer Mailboxes

    Tuesday / January 14
    07:00 AM — 05:30 PM

    Business Floor

  • Operator Breakfast

    Tuesday / January 14
    07:45 AM — 08:45 AM

    Hall A

  • Bus Maintenance & Repair Council Offsite Meetings

    2020 Winter BusMARC Site Visits Schedule
    9:00 AM | Depart Convention Center
    9:15 AM | Arrive at REI
    9:15-9:50 AM | Welcome & Site Tour
    9:50-10 AM | Break
    10-11 AM | Education Session
    11:30 AM | Depart REI
    11:45 AM | Arrive at Arrow
    11:45 AM-12:30 PM | Welcome & Site Tour
    12:30-1:30 PM | Lunch
    1:30-2:30 PM | Education Session
    2:30-3:30 PM | OEM Roundtables
    3:45 PM | Depart Arrow
    4:00 PM | Arrive Convention Center

    Tuesday / January 14
    09:00 AM — 04:00 PM

    REI and Arrow

  • Busworld Academy Sessions

    Tuesday / January 14
    09:00 AM — 04:30 PM

    Room 203/204

  • Lodging/Attraction/Associate/Allied Association Appointment Sessions

    Tuesday / January 14
    09:00 AM — 12:16 PM

    Business Floor

  • Networking Booths Open

    Tuesday / January 14
    09:00 AM — 05:30 PM

    Networking Floor

  • Education Seminars

    Tuesday / January 14
    09:30 AM — 04:00 PM

    Rooms 209, 210, 211

  • Buyer Box Shipping Center

    Tuesday / January 14
    12:00 PM — 06:30 PM

    Resource Central

  • All-Delegate Lunch

    Tuesday / January 14
    12:20 PM — 01:45 PM

    Hall A

  • Lodging/Attraction/Associate/Allied Association Appointment Sessions

    Tuesday / January 14
    02:00 PM — 05:02 PM

    Business Floor

  • "Party Like It’s 1814!" All-Delegate Evening Event

    Baltimore is one of few cities that have painstakingly and lovingly preserved its history, whether it’s through old buildings that have gotten new life, original Belgian block roads or tall ships that once defended the city and have been turned into floating museums.

    Experience what life was like during the city’s most rebellious period, the War of 1812, when Baltimore was declared “a nest of pirates” by the London newspapers thanks to the particularly aggressive privateers that disrupted British trade routes. This led to the famous Battle of Baltimore in 1814 when the city was defended at Fort McHenry and Francis Scott Key was so inspired by the victory that he wrote the poem that would later become our national anthem: “The Star-Spangled Banner.” 

    This event will feature classic American dishes, including lots of what Baltimore is known for best—seafood—and tons of entertainment throughout the night! (Hat and sword optional.)

    6:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.
    Continuous shuttle service between ABA host hotels (except the Marriott) and the Omaha Hilton.

    Tuesday / January 14
    07:00 PM — 10:00 PM

    Hilton Hotel, Grand Ballroom

  • Airport Shuttles

    Wednesday / January 15
    05:00 PM — 12:30 PM

    Omaha Airport