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.
One of the leading networking AND learning events in the country. Learn from and network with top industry professionals from across the country.
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.
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.
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.
Training packages include top training, as well as refreshment breaks and meals throughout the event. One of the best training values in the industry.
Classes fill quickly so don't delay registering.
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."
Quality Service Center
Expertech Auto Repair
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.
What Kinds of Training Can I Find at VISION?
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.
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.
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-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.
CHOOSE THE PACKAGE THAT SUITS YOUR NEEDS
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.
Mechanical, Collision, Transmission Repair Facilities
New and Used Dealerships
Fleet Repair Centers
Quick Lube Facilities
Colleges and Tech Schools
Tire & Wheel Dealers, and more!
Unique to the VISION trade show, exhibitors have access to a free forklift, first come first serve, to help with load in and out.
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!
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.
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.