Register for IDEAS Collide Showcase on Friday at SEMA Show

Prosser, Washington, October 10, 2018 – Registration is open for the Society of Collision Repair Specialists’ (SCRS) IDEAS Collide Showcase from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, November 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the 2018 SEMA Show.

To register for the IDEAS Collide Showcase click here, or visit

“The IDEAS Collide Showcase was really to take an approach similar to TED Talks, but with the SCRS twist of being specific to the collision repair industry,” shares SCRS Vice Chairman Brett Bailey. “We introduced it by calling for speakers that were willing to explore big ideas worthy of consideration, but capable of delivering those ideas in a condensed timeframe.”

The 2-hour program will tackle topics that either highlight disruption or provide solution in the Collision Repair Industry. Ten speakers will deliver fast-paced presentations designed to stimulate thought, innovation and resolution of business challenges with brash, outspoken and thought-provoking concepts. The lineup includes:

Jeff Hendler
Owner, JD Hendler/Associates

M. Scott Ulnick
Managing Principal, Ducker Worldwide

Dan Langford
Innovation Director, Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility
Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Pete Tagliapietra
President, NuGen IT

Kevin Dunn
CEO, Decisely

Amir Hever
CEO, UVeye

John Shoemaker
Business Development Manager, BASF Automotive Refinish North America

Matthew Doude
Associate Director, Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
Mississippi State University

Jason Verlen
SVP Product Management, Strategy and Marketing, CCC Information Services

John Ellis
Principal, Ellis & Associates
Author, The Zero Dollar Car

“So much of the Repairer Driven Education program was built with a preference for concepts that gave collision repair facilities tangible solutions, with practical applications in their business,” added SCRS Chairman Kye Yeung. “The IDEAS Collide Showcase was really seen as a way to break away from what is, and explore what might be. We challenged out speakers to come with innovative ideas, business models and concepts that have the potential to revolutionize the future of the collision repair industry. I know we are all really excited to see how a session like this will develop.”

The IDEAS Collide Showcase will be included in the Full Series Pass option available at, or as a stand-alone session that can be selected here:

For more information about SCRS, or to join as a member, please visit, call 1-877-841-0660 or email


About SCRS: Through its direct members and 38 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles. Additional information about SCRS including other news releases is available at the SCRS Web site: You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: