A tentative schedule for the 2018 JETC is noted below for your planning purposes. Updates will be made as the program is further defined. We encourage you to check back periodically for the most up-to-date information. All events take place at the Kansas City Convention Center unless otherwise noted.


Tuesday, May 22

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. SAME National New Board Member Orientation
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. SAME National Board of Direction Meeting
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration Open
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Move-In
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. President's Reception (by invitation)

Wednesday, May 23

7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Move-In
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Technical Tour (additional registration required)
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. RVP Meeting
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Post Presidents Meeting
Committee and Council Meetings A
10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Council & Committee Meetings B
New member / First-Timer Orientation
12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Society Leadership & Post Awards Luncheon (RSVP required)
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Concurrent Education Sessions
2:50 p.m.-3:50 p.m. Concurrent Education Sessions
4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Opening General Session with Keynote
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Opening Reception at KC Live!

Thursday, May 24

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:15 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Uniformed Services All Hands Meeting
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. General Session with Keynote 
10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Concurrent Education Sessions
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Concurrent Education Sessions
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Concurrent Education Sessions
4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Concurrent Education Sessions
5:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Networking in Exhibit Hall with Reception

Friday, May 25

7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration
7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m. USAG Meeting (by invitation)
7:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Concurrent Education Sessions
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Concurrent Education Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall
Academy of Fellows Luncheon (for SAME Fellows only)
1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Concurrent Education Sessions
1:46 p.m. onward Exhibitor Tear-Down
3:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Closing General Session with Engineering Service Chiefs Panel
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Society Ball Reception
7:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Society Ball Dinner and Awards Gala