Repairer Driven Education
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Repairer Driven Education (RDE):

Hosted by the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) and delivered live at the SEMA Show, the Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series provides SEMA Show attendees with access to world class education that speaks to the heart of issues faced in today’s collision repair businesses. SCRS has pulled together some of the most renowned industry experts to re-energize your business with implementable solutions to real challenges experienced by professional collision repair businesses.

OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit:

Held Thursday during the SEMA Show, the Summit’s three sessions feature distinctly different discussions between companies and individuals with rich histories of producing sophisticated advancements in the automotive and collision repair fields. The event content will highlight architectural and technological developments in modern vehicles, with a focus on emerging trends that influence vehicle repairability and collision industry preparation. Every participant in this industry can benefit from better insight into how vehicles and materials are evolving, what that means in the repair process and what will be expected of those who are performing these repairs.

SCRS Sky Villa Afterparty:

The premiere collision industry networking event during SEMA Week, in one of the most special and historic suites on the Las Vegas strip! Aside from education, networking is one of the key benefits attendees gain from attending events such as the SEMA Show. This famed evening event provides unique experiences in some of the most sought-after Vegas locations, with the 2022 event being hosted in the two-story, 12,600 square foot Versailles Sky Villa at the Westgate Resort and Casino. The afterparty has become a fixture of the Show for high-profile individuals within the collision repair communities from across the globe, providing guests with a well-earned opportunity to let their hair down and enjoy and evening amongst friends after a week of exploration and education. Tickets are limited, and early registration is encouraged.

IDEAS Collide Showcase:

The Showcase is a one-of-a-kind event featuring 10 fast-paced presentations designed to stimulate thought, innovation, and resolution of business challenges with brash, outspoken, and provoking concepts from thought leaders both in and out of the industry. Audience members will be intrigued by individuals and companies with topics that rattle the status quo, and ambitious ideas that could have a transformative effect on the industry.

Monday: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

RD2 – Build Your Next Repair Planner In-House, from Scratch!

Mike Anderson | CollisionAdvice

RD3 – What is a Prevailing Rate, and How Do You Define Yours?

Tim Ronak | AkzoNobel Automotive and Aerospace Coatings and Tony Adams | AkzoNobel Automotive and Aerospace Coatings

RD4 – Untap Your Potential by Understanding Your Performance!

Braxton Ewing | BASF Automotive Refinish and John Shoemaker | BASF Automotive Refinish

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Tuesday: 9:30AM – 11:30AM

RD5 – Say Hello to Quality Control…the Modern Way

Lee Rush | Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes

RD6 – Replicating OEM Seam Sealers and Textures

John O’Neill | Teroson

RD7 – Profitability Gains Through Labor Identification

Phill Knapp | BASF Automotive Refinish, Trista Anger| BASF Automotive Refinish Canada and John Shoemaker | BASF Automotive Refinish

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Tuesday: 12:30PM – 2:30PM

RD8 – How to Open and Operate a Successful ADAS Services and Calibration Business

Frank Terlep | Auto Techcelerators, LLC

RD9 – Supercharge Your Business and Attract the Best Employees

Dave Luehr | Elite Body Shop Solutions and Beth Rutter | Elite Body Shop Solutions

RD10 – Embrace Digitalization in Your Paint Shop

Alejandra Iberico | BASF Automotive Refinish and James Chargo| BASF Automotive Refinish

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Tuesday: 3:00PM – 5:00PM

RD11 – Structural Adhesives and Hybrid-Joining Operations in Collision Repair

Ryan Marrinan | 3M and Jason Scharton | 3M

RD12 – Protecting Your Business Against Liability Exposure from Evolving Technology

David Willett | SPARK Underwriters and Shaughn Kennedy| SPARK Underwriters

RD13 – Consumer Guidance: Invoking the Appraisal Clause

Robert McDorman | Auto Claims Specialists

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Wednesday: 9:30AM– 11:30AM

RD14 – Take Control of Your Estimate and Repair Order Data

Pete Tagliapietra | Datatouch LLC

RD15  – The Roadmap to Becoming the Employer of Choice

Tony Adams | AkzoNobel Automotive and Aerospace Coatings and Tim Ronak | AkzoNobel Automotive and Aerospace Coatings

RD16  – Aluminum Repair That Works: Glue Pull Repair

Chris White | KECO Body Repair Products, Gene Fetty | KECO Body Repair Products and Danny Hacker KECO Body Repair Products

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Wednesday: 12:30PM – 2:30PM

RD17 – Mindset Matters: One Man’s Commitment to Let the Light In

Chris Maimone | Maimone Group

RD18 – Are You Capturing Modern Paint Processes?

James Chargo| BASF Automotive Refinish, John Shoemaker | BASF Automotive Refinish

RD19 – Stop Wasting Marketing Dollars – Target the people who actually need your service

Nick Schoolcraft | Phoenix Solutions Group

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Wednesday: 3:00 – 5:00

RD20 – The Importance of Wheel Alignment in ADAS Recalibration for Collision Centers

Charles Searles | Snap-on Equipment and Christopher Sobieski | Snap-on Equipment

RD21 – Bulletproof Negotiation Tactics – Newly Revised!

Mike Anderson | CollisionAdvice and Danny Gredinberg | Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG)

RD22 – Make OEM Network Tools Valuable to My Repair Center

Frank Phillips | Rivian Automotive, Kelly Logan | Rivian Automotive, Brandon Laur | CCi Global Technologies and Tony Young | International Technical Automotive Systems (ITAS)

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Thursday: 9:00AM – 2:30PM

OEM Summit, Session I

OEM Summit, Session II

OEM Summit, Session III

9:00PM – 11:59PM

SCRS Sky Villa Afterparty

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Friday: 10:30AM – 12:30PM

IDEAS Collide Showcase, featuring:

A Pattern of Basic Assumptions
Jeff Peevy | Vice President Technical Products, Programs & Services, I-CAR

The Psychology of Money

Scott Broaddus CFP® | Partner / Irongate Capital Advisors

Vehicle History Reports: How to turn the tables and make them work to your advantage.

Thomas Allen | Founder/CEO, Condition Now LLC

I’d rather be eating Chicken sandwiches in Fancy Shoes than getting my car fixed

Mike Wandrey | Shop Fix Academy, Pro – Collision

Evaluating “will” and “skill” for the perfect hire

Dave Gruskos | President, Reliable Automotive Equipment, Inc.

Spray Gun Science

Brady Haislet |Application Engineer, 3M

Count the Pennies because the Dollars count themselves!

Rudy Romero | Larry H. Miller Collision Centers

Building an OE Centric Calibration Center

Greg Peeters | CEO, Car ADAS Solutions

Modern Glass Replacement

Ryan Mandell | Director of claims performance, Mitchell International

Making Safety Inspections a Non-negotiable Item

Mike Anderson | President, CollisionAdvice.com

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