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SCRS’s early bird SEMA’s Repairer Driven Education registration offers advantages

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With SEMA just around the corner, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists’ (SCRS) is issuing a reminder that early bird registration is still available for Repair Driven Education (RDE) sessions.

A number of benefits are available to those who register by Sept. 29, including discounted pricing on registration to the show and SCRS RDE entry fees as well as more efficient processing.

This year’s SEMA Show runs Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Early birds pay $60 for discounted registration to the show and $375 for the SCRS Full Series Pass, which serves as an “all access” pass, including:

    • Entry to the IDEAS Collide showcase Oct. 30;
    • One regular session in each available RDE time slot on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1;
    • All three sessions of the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit on Nov. 2; and
    • One ticket to the SCRS Sky Villa Afterparty on Nov. 2.

On Sept. 29, prices will rise to $120 for show registration and $425 for the Full Series Pass, which does not include access to other courses or events not offered by SCRS.

The IDEAS Collide showcase features 10 fast-paced presentations on topics such as employee health plans, mentoring opportunities during the labor crisis, growth through acquisition, and “the death of the estimator role.”

Other panels will focus on things like company culture and garage liability insurance.

Regular sessions will be explored Oct. 31, including repair planning, refinishing processes involving advanced technologies, marketing tips, and more. Additional panels will tackle topics like improving workplace communication, electric vehicle repairs, doing more with less, and glue pulling processes.

Educational sessions continue Nov. 1 with experts offering insights on things like paint and material billing and reimbursement, building operational leadership, the pros and cons of a four-day work week, building the talent pool, and several other topics.

One panel, featuring Greg Peeters of Car ADAS Solutions, will share how businesses have overcome challenges to launch successful advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) calibration centers. The panel will include insights from those representing MSOs as well as independently owned body shops.

Early registrants won’t just save money; qualified attendees within Canada and the U.S. will also save time by receiving their show badge and course selection tickets in the mail ahead of the show.

“This reduces time in line at an onsite registration desk, increasing time on the show floor and in classrooms once on site,” SCRS said in a press release. “To qualify for a Buyer badge, applicants may be required to submit proof of employment in the industry.”

It added that prior-year approval doesn’t guarantee approval for this year’s badge and said qualifying materials could still be required.

Those interested in learning more about the show or planning to register can do so online. To learn more about SCRS’ education series during the show, click here.

Those planning to attend, or considering attending, can explore the Repairer Driven Education track in greater depth or add sessions to their show planner by visiting SCRS: Repair Driven Education on the Map Your Show site.


Featured image: File photo of the show floor at a previous SEMA Show. (Provided by SEMA)

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