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NBTSG 11th Annual National Convention Guild Member Registration 2019

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Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport`

1112 Airport Center Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

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Come join us in Nashville and help celebrate our 11th Annual Convention!

This convention is owned and operated entirely by the Guild Members but is open to all sharpeners and future sharpeners. Join your fellow sharpeners and learn from educators from around the world. There will be an extensive vendor room plus a chance to certify. Top scores from certification will see their name on the perpetual Sharpeners Guild trophy.

SEATING IS LIMITED TO 75 PEOPLE SO REGISTER EARLY.

Guild members receive special pricing on workshops, certification and general admission. You do not need to certify to be a NBTSG card carrying member. JOIN THE GUILD.

Two ways to register:

  • Register here online
  • Register by email. Tell us what you want. Send your questions. Treasurer@nbtsg.org (The NBTSG treasurer will register you and send you a bill)

Hotel Information: Rates for standard king and standard double are $145 per night plus local taxes and fees. Room rates are valid from Sept 15 to Sep 27 so you can come early and stay later to check out everything that Nashville has to offer. The hotel offers complimentary 24 hour shuttle service to and from the Nashville International Airport, complementary high speed internet access throughout the hotel, and complimentary guest parking.

Register online http://www.radisson.com/reservation/itineraryEntrance.do?hotelCode=TNNASHVL&promotionalCode=NBTS or call the hotel directly at 615-889-9090 and use code NBTS for the special rate.



Friday Guild Workshops / Pre-Convention Activity

(Workshop Registration Required for Attendance/General Admission Registration for the Convention is NOT required to attend the Workshops)


Tentative itinerary. Workshop schedule is subject to change.


Guild Workshops Session A 9AM - 12PM

● A1 - Shear Certification Prep - Instructor: Dennis Brooks (GM) - Nashville

● A2 - Beginner Clipper Blade Sharpening - Instructor: Brandon Smart (M) - Knoxville

● A3 - Sharpening Curved Shears - Instructor: Jeff Andrews (C) - Memphis

● A4 - Ludicrous Edges with Hap (Knives) - Instructor: Hap Stanley - Chattanooga

● A5 - Ridelines & Inside Geometry - Instructor: Dayna Schleufer (GM) - Gatlinburg

● A6 - TBD - Instructor: TBD - Brentwood

● A7 - Social Media & Internet Marketing - Instructor: Amberlee Wesselhoft (M) - Franklin


Lunch On Your Own 12PM - 1PM Urban Grille


Guild Workshops Session B 1PM - 4PM

● B1 - Practical Approach to Convex Shear Sharpening - Instructor: Dennis Brooks(GM) - Nashville

● B2 - Blade Certification Prep - Instructor: Jason Sturm (M) - Knoxville

● B3 - Thinners, Blenders & Chunkers - Instructor: Lou Gean (GM) - Memphis

● B4 - Beginner Shear Sharpening - Instructor: Jim O'Donnell - Chattanooga

● B5 - Introduction to Free Hand Sharpening - Instructor: Dayna Schleufer (GM) - Gatlinburg

● B6 - Grooming Clipper Repair - Instructor: Bill Thweatt - Brentwood

● B7 - Teaching Groomers How to Maintain Their Equipment - Instructor: Jeff Andrews (C) - Franklin


Dinner On Your Own 4PM - 5PM Urban Grille


Guild Workshops Session C 5PM - 8PM

● C1 - Free Hand Sharpening on a Flat Hone - Instructor: Dennis Brooks (GM) - Nashville

● C2 - Barber Clipper Repair - Instructor: Jason Sturm (M) - Knoxville

● C3 - Technical Aspects of Clipper Blade Sharpening - Instructor: Mitch Kingsland - Memphis

● C4 - Advanced Shear Sharpening - Instructor: Jim O'Donnell - Chattanooga

● C5 - Sharpening Veterinary, Medical, and Dental Instruments - Instructor: Art Van Hecke - Gatlinburg

● C6 - Understanding Grooming Techniques & Tool Use - Instructor: Donna Wright - Brentwood

● C7 - Accounting 101 - Instructor: Lisa McCarthy - Franklin


Saturday Annual Convention Day 1

Convention Officially Begins 8:00AM

(General Admission Registration Required for Attendance)


Registration Check-in 8AM - 9AM Volunteer Foyer


Refreshments (Coffee/Tea) 8AM - 12PM Volunteer Foyer - Sponsored by NBTSG


Shear Certification Exam 8:30AM - 11:00AM Gatlinburg Room

(Certification Registration Required)


Vendor Room/Tables Open 9AM - 6PM Memphis Room/Volunteer Foyer


Silent Auction/Swap Meet 9AM - 5PM Knoxville Room


Guest Speakers 8:50AM - 12PM Knoxville Room


● Welcome & Opening Remarks by Guild President 8:50 - 9:00


● Presentation by Lisa McCarthy of Out Of The Box Technology - 9:00 - 9:50

o Topic: QuickBooks


● Break 9:50 - 10:00


● Presentation by Steve Benson of Badger Maps 10:00 - 10:50

o Topic: Badger Maps

● Break 10:50 - 11:00


● Presentation by Steve Benson of Badger Maps 11:00 - 11:50

o Topic: Growing Your Business in the Digital Age


Catered Lunch 12PM - 1:30 Knoxville Room - Sponsored by The Edge Pro


Clipper Blade Certification Exam 1PM - 2:30PM Chatanooga Room

(Certification Registration Required)


Refreshments (Lemonade/Tea) 1:30PM - 5PM Volunteer Foyer - Sponsored by NBTSG


Vendor Spotlight 1:30PM - 5PM Knoxville Room

● 1:40 - 1:55 - Out Of The Box Technology

● 2:00 - 2:15 - Wolff Industries

● 2:20 - 2:35 - The Shop, Inc.

● 2:40 - 2:55 - On The Edge

● 3:00 - 3:15 - Scissor Mall

● 3:20 - 3:35 - Hamaguri USA/Sharp Edges

● 3:40 - 3:55 - The Edge Pro/Nebraska Blades

● 4:00 - 4:15 - Advanced Sharpening Technologies

● 4:20 - 4:35 - TBD

● 4:40 - 4:55 - TBD


Catered Standing Reception 5PM - 6PM Volunteer Foyer - Sponsored by Fort Worth Shaver


Sunday Annual Convention Day 2

(General Admission Registration Required for Attendance)


Worship Service (Optional) 7AM - 7:45AM Knoxville Room

Vendor Room/Tables Open 8AM - 5PM Memphis Room/Volunteer Foyer

Refreshments (Coffee/Tea) 8AM - 12PM Volunteer Foyer - Sponsored by NBTSG

Group Session (Announcements) 8:00AM - 8:15AM Knoxville Room

Group Photo 8:15PM - 8:30 Registration Table

Guild Center Stations 8:30AM - 12:00PM Knoxville Room
● Session 1: 8:30 - 9:05
● Session 2: 9:15 - 9:45
● Session 3: 9:55 - 10:30
● Session 4: 10:40 - 11:15
● Session 5: 11:25- 11:55

Catered Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 Knoxville Room - Sponsored by NBTSG

Refreshments (Lemonade/Tea) 1:00PM - 5PM Volunteer Foyer - Sponsored by The Shop, Inc.

Group Session (Announcements) 1:00PM - 1:10PM Knoxville Room

Guild Center Stations 1:10PM - 4:45PM Knoxville Room
● Session 6: 1:10 - 1:45
● Session 7: 1:55 - 2:30
● Session 8: 2:40 - 3:15
● Session 9: 3:25 - 4:00
● Session 10: 4:10 - 4:45


GUILD CENTER TOPICS (SUNDAY)

Adjusting the Set on Shears

COACH: Jim O'Donnell of On The Edge

QuickBooks & Other Business Solutions

Clipper Repair Q & A

COACH: Brandon Smart (M) of The Edge Pro

How To Use Badger Maps

Sharpening Straight Razors

COACH: Dayna Schleufer (GM) of Advanced Sharpening Technologies

Social Media and the Sharpener

COACH: Amberlee Wesselhoft (M) of Round Rock Sharpening

Grooming Tool Maintenance

COACH: Jeff Andrews (C) of Northern Tails Sharpening

Customer Retention 101

COACH: Donna Wright of Sharpening by Donna

Tips for Fixing Shears

COACH: Loren Dalla Betta (M) of DB Shears


CONVENTION VENDORS

Advanced Sharpening Technologies

Anvil USA

The exclusive provider of shears for the NBTSG certification program.

Beauty, barber & grooming scissors. Distributor opportunities.

Edge Pro

The exclusive provider of clipper blades for the NBTSG certification program.

Wholesale clippers, blades, tools, accessories, and repair parts. Sharpening training.

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Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport`

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Nashville, TN 37214

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