ASA X50 Automotive Conference & Expo April 30th-May 1st

Welcome
Welcome to the ASA X50 Automotive Conference & Expo. You will experience the ultimate virtual platform for interactive engagement while attending our first annual ASA Affiliate and National combined training and networking event.

Why Attend?

X50 is created by ASA leaders whose mission is to help you DRIVE YOUR SUCCESS. They pride themselves on staying current with what matters most to you.

  • Participate in a two-day event featuring 50+ sessions that help you drive your business forward!
  • Training from leading educators across the country.
  • Discuss cutting-edge trends impacting the automotive service and collision industry.
  • One-of-a-kind networking with experts through interactive chat options.
  • Tools, tips, and information takeaways to enhance your business right away!
  • Breakout sessions, panel discussions, and a fun "Happy Hour" option - all in one digital environment.
  • On-demand recorded training sessions available four weeks after the event.
  • Opportunity to explore new solutions from dozens of leading automotive suppliers of industry tools, technologies, and services.
  • Head back to the shop with fresh ideas for your team and new, lifelong connections to reach out to after the X50 experience.

Thank You to our Sponsors for your Continued Support

Educators

Bob Cooper

Sponsored by Jasper Engines & Transmissions / Elite


Elite Worldwide

Dealing with the Most Difficult Techs and Advisors

How to Find & Hire Advisors That Can Really Sell

Advertising During Uncertain Times

Read Info

Dan Gilley

Sponsored by RLO


Business Continuation Planning

Seven Steps to a Sale

Read Info

Eric Joern, CPA

Sponsored by James Hamlin & Co


Advanced Tax Strategies

Read Info

G Jerry Truglia

SponsoredbyDormanProducts


TST

Critical Thinking -- Diagnostic Strategies "2021"

Read Info

Gary Smith

Sponsored by CTI / WT


Communications Data Bus Diagnostic Fundamentals, Pt 1 & 2

Pulse Width Modulation for Power, Control & Sensing Circuits: This is NOT a HYBRID Class! Pt 1 & 2

Read Info

Jeremy O'Neal

Sponsored by AdvisorFix


Dominate Your Social Media

Read Info

John Thornton

Sponsored by CTI / WTI


Gasoline Direct Injection Operation & Diagnostics

Read Info

Jorge Menchu

Sponsored by AESWave


Throttle up the Brain Power: Wiring Diagram Analysis, Circuit Color Coding and You

Read Info

Maryann Croce

Sponsored by Small Biz Vantage


The Invisible Culture

Read Info

Maylan Newton

Sponsored by ESI


Building Decision Makers

Read Info

Vin Waterhouse

Sponsored by NAPA Auto Care


Pathway to Profit

Read Info

Jim Cokonis

Sponsored by CTI / WTI


Ultrasonic Diagnostic Strategies: Enhance Your Senses for Faster, Safer Diagnostic Direction

Co-Taught

Read Info

Richard Falco

Sponsored by CTI / WTI


Ultrasonic Diagnostic Strategies: Enhance your Senses for Faster, Safer Diagnostic Direction

Co-Taught

Read Info

Bryan W. Stasch

Sponsored by ATI


Master the Chaos: Art & Science of a Successful Service Advisor

Read Info

Danny Sanchez

Sponsored by Auto Shop Solutions


Making Room for Productivity: Get Out of Your Employees’ Way!

Read Info

Dave Schedin

Sponsored by CompuTrek


Breaking Through & Preventing Burnout

Read Info

Dr Mark Quarto

Sponsored by Quarto Technical Services and AMi


New Technologies Compelling Radical Changes in Technician Skills

Developing Path for Training Staff In Electrified Vehicle Technology

Read Info

Jason Gabrenas

Sponsored by SnapOn


Component Testing and Interpretation of Lab Scope Waveforms

Read Info

Jimmy Lea - Kukui

Sponsored by Kukui


Complete Customer Connection

Read Info

John Burhkauser

Sponsored by BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY


"Virtual Hands-On" Digital Inspection Experience

Read Info

Mike DelaCruz

Sponsored by Broadly


Using Customer Trust to Drive Shop Growth

Read Info

Mike Reynolds

Sponsored by SnapOn and MASS


ADAS Systems, Diagnostics & Calibrations for the Repair Shop Technician

Read Info

Nelson Davis

Sponsored by AutoZone


Stop - Start Systems Overview

Read Info

Pete Meier

Sponsored by Vehicle Services Pros


Taking the Mystery Out of Voltage Drop Testing

Read Info

Roger Cada

Sponsored by Accountable Estimating


Estimation, Education and Documentaion that Drive Bottom Line Results

Read Info

Scott Townsend

Sponsored by NAPA Auto Care


Modern Turbocharger Controls -- Wastegates

Read Info

Kim Walker

Sponsored by Shop Marketing Pros


Next Door: What Shops Need to Know

Read Info

Mark Hawkins

Sponsored by Redline Detection


Improve Performance with High Pressure Leak Detection

Read Info

GM

Sponsored by General Motors


TBA

Read Info

Edward Simmons

Sponsored by Mitsubishi and AMi


Mitsubishi's Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)

Read Info

Scott Brown

Sponsored by Diagnostic Network and AMi


ADAS Awareness for Service Consultants

Read Info

Jason Sanders

Sponsored by Nissan and AMi


Steer by Wire -- INFINITI's Direct Adaptive Steering (D.A.S.)

Read Info

Curt Eigenberger

Sponsored by NAPA Auto Care


Light Duty DIESEL

Read Info

Phil Fournier

Sponsored by O’Reilly’s Auto Parts


Late Model Hybrid Systems

Read Info

Bob Greenwood

Sponsored by A/M E Learning Centre


Elevating and Measuring Service Excellence

Read Info

Patrick Egan

Sponsored by SPARK Interactive


Story Telling to Boost Trust and Increase Sales

Read Info

Mark Allen

Sponsored by AUDI / VW


Audi North America: EV and Evolving Technology

AUDI / VW

Read Info

Marc Dufort

Sponsored by AutoZone


Air Conditioning Tips & Techniques

Read Info

Bill Weaver

Sponsored by NAPA Auto Care


Modern Turbocharger Controls – Wastegates

Read Info

Kristen Felder

Sponsored by CollisionHub


Total Loss File Handling

Phone Skills for Collision Repair

Read Info

Agenda

All Times Are Central Time Zone


April 30, 2021

8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

ASA Welcoming to the Event immediately followed with Panel Discussion “The Future of The Automotive Workforce: Now and Looking Ahead”

10:20 AM to 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Management

Complete Customer Connection

Jimmy Lea
Kukui

The Invisible Culture

Maryann Croce
Small Biz Vantage

Service Advisor

Breaking Through & Preventing Burnout

Dave Schedin
CompuTrek

Collision

GM Electrification

Class TBD
General Motors

Technical

Mitsubishi's Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)

Edward Simmons
AMi, Mitsubishi

Component Testing and Interpretation of Lab Scope Waveforms

Jason Gabrenas
Snap On

Virtual Hands-On" Digital Inspection Experience

John Burkhauser
BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY

Modern Turbocharger Controls -- Wastegates

Scott Townsend
NAPA Auto Care
Bill Weaver
NAPA Auto Care
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Visit the Expo

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Management

Business Continuation Planning

Dan Gilley
RLO

Making Room for Productivity: Get Out of Your Employee's Way

Danny Sanchez
Autoshop Solutions

Service Advisor

Master the Chaos: Art & Science of a Successful Service Advisor

Bryan Stasch
ATI

Collision

Estimation, Education and Documentaion that Drive Bottom Line Results

Roger Cada
Accountable Estimating

Technical

TBD

TBA

Taking the Mystery Out of Voltage Drop Testing

Pete Meier
Vehicle Service Pros

Communications Data Bus Diagnostic Fundamentals, continued

Gary Smith
CTI / WTI

Late Model Hybrid Systems

Phil Fournier
O’Reilly’s Auto Parts
2:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Break

 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm

Management

Advanced Tax Strategies & Entity Structuring

Eric Joern, CPA
James Hamlin & Co

Dealing with the Most Difficult Techs and Advisors

Bob Cooper
Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Elite Worldwide

Service Advisor

Dominate Your Social Media

Jeremy O'Neal
AdvisorFix

Collision

Audi North America: EV and
Evolving Technology

Mark Allen


AUDI / VW

Technical

Improve Performance with High Pressure Leak Detection

Mark Hawkins
Redline Detection, LLC

Steer by Wire -- INFINITI's Direct Adaptive Steering (D.A.S.)

Jason Sanders
Nissan, AMi

Communications Data Bus Diagnostic Fundamentals, continued

Gary Smith
CTI / WTI

Air Conditioning Tips & Techniques

Marc Dufort
AutoZone
4:15 PM to 5:30 PM

Expo

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception, Networking and PRIZE GIVEAWAYS

May 1, 2021

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Management

Pathway to Profit

Vin Waterhouse
NAPA

Using Customer Trust to Drive Shop Growth

Mike DelaCruz
Broadly

Service Advisor

Seven Steps to a Sale

Dan Gilley
RLO

Management

Story Telling to Boost Trust and Increase Sales

Patrick Egan
SPARK Interactive

Technical

Gasoline Direct Injection Operation & Diagnostics

John Thornton
CTI / WTI

Throttle up the Brain Power: Wiring Diagram Analysis, Circuit Color-Coding & You

Jorge Menchu
AESWave

New Technologies Compelling Radical Changes in Technician Skills

Dr. Mark Quarto
AMi

Ultrasonic Diagnostic Strategies: Enhance Your Senses for Faster, Safer Diagnostic Direction

CTI - Jim Cokonis
Co Taught
Richard Falco

11:45 AM to 12:00 PM

Break

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Management

Pathway to Profit (continued)

Vin Waterhouse
NAPA

How to Find & Hire Advisors That Can Really Sell

Bob Cooper
Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Elite Worldwide

Service Advisor

ADAS Awareness for Service Consultants

Scott Brown
AMi, Diagnostic Network

Collision

Total Loss File Handling

Kristen Felder

Technical

Gasoline Direct Injection Operation & Diagnostics

John Thornton
CTI / WTI

Throttle up the Brain Power: Wiring Diagram Analysis, Circuit Color-Coding & You, continued

Jorge Menchu
AESWave

Stop - Start Systems Overview

Nelson Davis
AutoZone, MPA

Ultrasonic Diagnostic Strategies: Enhance Your Senses for Faster, Safer Diagnostic Direction

Rich Falco - Co-Taught & Jim Cokonis
CTI
Jim Cokonis - Co-Taught
CTI
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Visit the Expo

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
4:00 PM to 4:15 PM

Break

4:15 pm to 5:45 pm

Management

Next Door: What Shops Need to Know

Kim Walker
Shop Marketing Pros

Advertising in Difficult Times

Bob Cooper
Elite Worldwide

Elevating and Measuring Service Excellence Bob Greenwood

Automotive A/M E Learning Centre

Collision

TBD

TBD

Technical

Critical Thinking -- Diagnostic Strategies "2021"

"G" Jerry Truglia
Dorman Products, TST

ADAS Systems, Diagnostics & Calibrations for the Repair Shop Technician

Mike Reynolds
MASS / SnapOn

Pulse Width Modulation for Power, Control & Sensing Circuits: This is NOT a HYBRID Class!

Gary Smith
CTI / WTI

Light Duty DIESEL

Curt Eigenberger

5:45 PM to 6:30 PM

Expo

6:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Closing Session and Gamification Results

Thank You to our Sponsors for your Continued Support

Luxury Sponsors

Classic Sponsors

Collector Sponsors

Performance Sponsors

Exhibitor Expo Participant

Broadly

Auto Leap

Mitchell 1

EasyPay

James Hamlin & Assoc.

Kukui

O’Reilly’s

Pronto, The Group

ShopWare

TekMetric

Friend

AutoText.Me

CardConnect

Free Help with EPA Autobody Rule (SBEAP)

SPARK Interactive

The BIA Group