VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo's Comedy Night crowd from the VISION stage.

The Event for Automotive Service Professionals

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2021 Course Submissions Now Open Through July 31st

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DATE

March 4‐7, 2021

LOCATION

Overland Park Convention Center

6000 College Boulevard

Overland Park, KS 

Over 100 Sessions

Top management and technical training sessions for today's automotive service professionals.

Over 68 Speakers

Learn from professionals who are considered to be among the top in the industry on management and technical training topics.

60,000+ sq foot EXPO

Easy-to-maneuver trade show floor that features the latest in tools, equipment, and services.

Networking

One of the leading networking AND learning events in the country. Learn from and network with top industry professionals from across the country.

Technicians experiencing hands-on training at VISION Hi-Tech Training in Overland Park, Kansas.

Don't miss out on the 2021 VISION event.
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What is VISION?

VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo provides the opportunity for you to expand your knowledge and gain new skills, all while networking with leading industry professionals. In 2020, VISION hosted over 3,500 attendees from 43 U.S. states, 7 Canadian provinces, Australia, Brazil, Guatemala, and Zimbabwe. Choose from more than 100 cutting-edge management, technical, educator, and heavy-duty training courses. VISION also features a 60,000 square-foot exhibit hall showcasing the latest tools, equipment, and technology.

VISION FAQ's

Can I wait and register right before the event?


Registration for the 2021 VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo is currently closed.




Do I have to be a member of MWACA to attend?


No! The VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo event is open to all automotive service professionals from across the country and around the world. Our MWACA members do receive an exclusive opportunity to register in advance and receive discounts. If you are an independent repair shop in the Midwest and would like information about joining MWACA, click here: https://www.mwaca.org/join




How soon should I register for classes?


Easy answer....ASAP! Classes will begin filling quickly, especially those that are hands-on or live-car. We recommend that you take a look at the training schedule and get registered as soon as you can. You can always go back later and change a class if you find another one you would rather be in.





VISION 2021 Course Submissions are now open.
High Quality Training

Learn from the best in the industry. No sales presentations here! VISION has a long-standing reputation for offering the best training available!

High Quality Learning  Environment

Classroom settings for ALL sessions with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment for the ultimate learning experience.

Great Value

Training packages include top training, as well as refreshment breaks and meals throughout the event. One of the best training values in the industry.

Register Today!

Classes fill quickly so don't delay registering. 

Networking

Learn from and network with leading industry professionals from across the country.

Awards & Scholarships

VISION celebrates top professionals in the industry, as well as offers scholarships to those needing financial assistance to attend the event.   more info

"This has been the best training event I have ever attended. With courses offered to cover all positions of the automotive shops to the expo, everything was well thought out and organized. Everyone should make an attempt to attend VISION. Our shop has made the decision to have the entire shop attending VISION 2020."

"This is THE training conference to attend with your entire team!  I believe there is enough training done in a few short days to change the trajectory of an entire shop."

"High quality event, with powerful presentations and impactful relationships. Grow yourself & grow your business. If you're prepared for change and looking for ways to better the industry through personal growth and knowledge, then this is the event for you."

DAN McWILLIAMS

Quality Service Center

York, Pennsylvania

KATHLEEN JAROSIK

Expertech Auto Repair

Englewood, Florida

VINNIE LUCIDO

CoAuto

Reno, Nevada

 

 High-quality training with no sales pitch

 Handouts for every session

Quality audiovisual and room layouts for the ultimate learning experience

Meet Our Amazing Trainers

Top instructors from across the country are selected each year to present the latest industry techniques and strategies. The 2020 lineup is no exception to the standards for which VISION is known.

VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo Trainers for 2020 includes Bill Haas, Gary Smith, Scot Manna, Brandon Steckler, Cecil Bullard, Aaron Stokes, Eric Zielger, Wally Mouradian, Dave Hobbs plus many more.

What Kinds of Training Can I Find at VISION? 

Management

The 2021 event features management training designed to meet the needs of office personnel, service advisors, managers, and owners. Topics include sales, marketing, succession planning, customer service, and more. 

Technical

VISION's unique line-up includes hands-on and live-car training for technicians. The 2021 schedule again features topics covering a wide range of basic to advanced subjects including: labscopes, electrical, driveability, GDI, diesel, hybrids, import, module programming, ignition systems, air conditioning, and more.

Heavy Duty

Back by popular demand! This hard-to-find heavy duty technical training will feature: Hands-on diagnostic courses, Navistar diagnostic courses, exhaust after treatment courses, and more. 

Educator

Educator-specific training is presented by industry experts that employ innovative teaching methods and cutting-edge technology to create incredible learning experiences for their students. Join educators at VISION where we will share new ideas and discuss common challenges as we work together to strengthen the future of automotive education.

Automotive industry professionals networking and connecting with other automotive professionals.

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CHOOSE THE PACKAGE THAT SUITS YOUR NEEDS

  • 2020 - 4 Day Power Pass
    $650* / $695**
    * register by Jan 10th
    ** after Jan 10th

    4-day Passes - SOLD OUT!

    You can still register ala carte (without meals)
    All 4 Days of Courses
    Breakfast & Lunch Each Day
    Refreshment Breaks

    Expo Admission
    Add Awards Dinner for $30

  • 2020 - Weekend Package
    $385* / $405**
    * register by Jan 10th
    ** after Jan 10th

    Weekend Package - SOLD OUT!
    You can still register ala carte (without meals)

    Weekend Courses
    Weekend Breakfasts & Lunch
    Refreshment Breaks

    Expo Admission
    Add Awards Dinner for $30

  • 2020 - Thursday or
    Friday Package
    $200* / $215**
    * register by Jan 10th
    ** after Jan 10th

    Thursday Courses or Friday Courses
    Continental Breakfast
    Refreshment Breaks

    Lunch
    Expo Admission

  • 2020 - Ala Carte
    $130*
    * per 3 or 4 hour class

    Registration for

    Individual Courses

    Expo Admission

    Add Awards Dinner for $60

 
EXHIBITORS | 2021 Registration Coming Soon

Exhibit at one of the industry's leading events and meet thousands of quality industry professionals. Timed in the first quarter, VISION is a prime opportunity to get your products and services in front of this key group of people. Centrally located in the heart of America, VISION attracts attendees from across the country and around the world. In 2020, VISION hosted over 3,500 attendees from 44 U.S. states, 7 Canadian provinces, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, and Zimbabwe.

Target Audience
  • Mechanical, Collision, Transmission Repair Facilities

  • New and Used Dealerships 

  • Fleet Repair Centers

  • Quick Lube Facilities

  • Colleges and Tech Schools 

  • Municipal Garages

  • Tire & Wheel Dealers, and more!

Free Forklift

Unique to the VISION trade show, exhibitors have access to a free forklift, first come first serve, to help with load in and out.

Free Wifi

Enjoy complimentary WiFi at the Overland Park Convention Center, exclusive to the VISION event only.  Exhibitors also have access to purchase their own company WiFi directly through the convention center.

New Product Showcase

Don't miss out on the opportunity to showcase up to two (2) of your company's latest products or services in VISION's New Product Showcase (located near the entrance to the expo hall).  This is an unique opportunity to give enhanced visibility to your company! 

Show Specials

Exhibiting companies may offer up to two (2) show specials at no additional cost. Show specials will be listed on the event website and on social media to help you promote your booth.

Marketing Opportunities

Looking for the next level of communicating, exchanging and delivering deals and offers during your exhibit?  Our marketing opportunities give you unique ways of promoting your company throughout VISION.

VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo's lanyards sponsored by Autoshop Solutions.
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Contact Info

Midwest Auto Care Alliance  5950 N Oak Trafficway, Suite 201, Gladstone, MO 64118  (816) 413‐9800 

 

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