Lincoln Tech will again serve as the venue for The Summit, offering attendees hands-on learning opportunities and the ability to network and recruit young talent, as well as speak with event exhibitors and sponsors.Lincoln Tech will again serve as the venue for The Summit, offering attendees hands-on learning opportunities and the ability to network and recruit young talent, as well as speak with event exhibitors and sponsors.Lincoln Tech will again serve as the venue for The Summit, offering attendees hands-on learning opportunities and the ability to network and recruit young talent, as well as speak with event exhibitors and sponsors.

ASA-CO’s ‘Summit’ climbs new heights with training opportunities and speakers

Summit attendance expected at more than 400; new leadership conference being offered for owners and managers for 2019

Denver—ASA-CO will host its annual Summit, on Jan. 25-26, at TopGolf and Lincoln Tech, featuring a lineup of new speakers, topics, and prize giveaways to support the ASA-CO Scholarship Opportunity fund. It also will feature its first owners and managers’ leadership conference at Top Golf in Centennial.

“The Summit has been an integral part to rebuilding our association,” Julie Massero, executive director of ASA-CO, said. “We’re looking forward to bringing attendees a host of new speakers and topics that will build upon our past success.”

     More than 25 classes will be offered, with dedicated learning tracks for technicians, service advisors, managers and owners, taught by industry-leading trainers throughout the two-day event, including a new ADAS recalibration and repair training course, which Brad Pellman, chairman of ASA-CO, said is increasingly relevant in mechanical repair shops.

     “ADAS training isn’t just necessary for collision shops anymore,” Pellman said. “Our association is committed to serving both sides of the industry and this new ADAS training should prepare everybody for what’s already out there and what’s on the way.”

Lincoln Tech’s state-of-the-art 60-bay, 20-classroom facility will again serve as the venue for the Summit, offering attendees hands-on learning opportunities and the ability to network and recruit young talent, as well as speak with event exhibitors and sponsors.

     ASA-CO will also award one scholarships for ASA-CO’s  “Gives Back” scholarship to a Lincoln Tech student this year, Massero said, adding that Advance Auto Parts will sponsor a grand-prize giveaway for those who contribute toward the scholarship fund. This year’s grand prize is a trip and VIP tickets to the NHRA Nationals at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., and the second prize is an Autel scan tool. Attendees can buy tickets at the event to support the scholarship fund and be entered into the drawing to receive the prizes.

 

TopGolf in Centennial

     Also new this year is the addition of the Leadership conference at TopGolf in Centennial on Jan. 25, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. The keynote speaker is Larry Linne, the local Colorado author who wrote the bestselling book, “Make the Noise Go Away,” sponsored by ATI, which talks about the power of having an effective second-in-command. He will also kick off The Summit as its keynote speaker on Saturday.

     NAPA Auto Parts will sponsor the closing party event at Unser Karting on Jan. 26, from 6 p.m.-11 p.m., which will feature free food and racing, two bar tickets, pool tables and mini bowling.

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