2019 Spring Training Conference Attendee Kit

2019 AVI Spring Training Conference Available Training Courses

Thursday March 21, 2019

7:00-9:00 am

Registration and Refreshments


9:00-12:00 pm

Generation Z

Sara Fraser

Start/Stop Technology

Bob Pattengale

12:00-2:00 pm

Lunch provided at AVI Headquarters

2:00-5:00 pm

The Importance of Being Involved

Tom Ham

Keeping it Cool

Ryan Kooiman

5:00-7:00 pm

Opening Night Reception at Crown Plaza

Friday March 22, 2019

7:00-9:00 am

Morning Refreshments

9:00-12:00 pm

Management Training on Social Media

Sara Fraser

Hands-On Hybrid Technical Training Pt. 1

John Forro

12:00-1:00 pm

Lunch provided at AVI Headquarters

1:00-4:00 pm

Round Table Discussion

Industry Professionals

Hands-On Hybrid Technical Training Pt.2

John Forro

5:00-7:00 pm

Backyard Party at AVI Headquarters


Welcome to the 2019 AVI Spring Training Conference!


Schedule at a Glance
Thursday, March 21

7:00pm – 9:00pm- Registration and Refreshments

 9:00am – 12:00pm Morning Classes
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch provided by AVI
1:00pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Classes
5:00pm – 7:00pm Opening Night Reception at Homewood Suites
Friday, March 22

9:00am – 12:00pm Morning Classes

11:30 am-1:00 pm Town Hall Meeting with Carm Capriotto

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch provided by AVI

1:00pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Classes

5:00pm – 7:00pm Backyard Party at AVI Headquarters
Saturday, March 23

11:00 - BBQ at JetBlue Fenway Park

1:05 - Boston Red Sox vs. Pittsburg Pirates Spring Training Ballgame


Dear AVI Spring Training Attendee,

Welcome to the 2019 AVI Spring Training Conference.  Thank you so much for joining us!

Our classes will be hosted at AVI World Headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida. This year we will offer both technical and professional development training. Instructors and attendees from out of town will be hosted off-site at the Homewood Suites.

Host Hotel

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • 5255 Big Pine Way
  • Fort Myers, Florida 33907
  • Phone: (239) 275-6000

For reservations please call or book online at www.fortmyers.homewoodsuites.com. If calling, ask for the Operation Roscoe rate, or use the group code ORC online. Our room block is reserved for 3/20/19-3/24/19.  The expiration date for the block is February 8, 2019. The hotel does not provide a shuttle from the airport. You may take a taxi or Uber for approximately $25.00.


The classes will be held at a separate location from the hotel accommodations.  AVI will provide a shuttle from the hotel to AVI Headquarters each day at 7:00 am and 8:00 am.  If you are local, we encourage you to use your own vehicle. If you are with a group, please carpool to AVI Headquarters to help us with parking availability.

If you are flying, please fly directly to Fort Myers (RSW). This conference is during Spring Break, which can make flight availability and ticket prices limited.  Please arrange air travel at your earliest convenience.

Conference Details

Registration- Registration will be held on-site at AVI Studios. Please stop by the registration desk prior to your first class to receive your badge and classroom information.

Meals- Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch will be provided at AVI Headquarters each day of training.

Receptions- There will be an Opening Night reception held at the Crown Plaza with drinks and hors d’vours. This is a sister hotel with Homewood Suites and located a short walk away in the Bell Tower Shops, the address is below. There is also a Backyard Party the second night, held onsite at AVI Headquarters. Each attendee will receive 2 drink tickets per night.
Crown Plaza 13051 Bell Tower Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Baseball Game and BBQ-If you purchased a conference ticket including the baseball game and reception on Sunday, you will be able to attend a BBQ at JetBlue Park prior to the baseball game.  You must have a wristband and your ticket for entrance to the BBQ and game, which you will receive from AVI upon registration onsite.  The BBQ begins at 11:00 am.  If you would like to arrive at 10:35, you may go in early to see batting practice.  The game begins at 1:05.

Upon arrival, please look for the Tent adjacent to the Ticket Office and Gate C. This is where you may enter early. There will be a few layers of security for you to pass through.  There will be metal detectors at all the gates, and bags must be checked. No weapons are permitted inside the park, even if the person has a permit. Transportation to and from the game is not provided. Below is the address,

JetBlue Park

11500 Fenway South Dr.

Fort Myers, FL 33913

Family/Guests- If you are traveling with family or guests, there are many ways to have a good time in Fort Myers! For your convenience we’ve included a list of nearby attractions to enjoy while in town.

If you have any questions or additional needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our event coordinators.  Thank you!

Things to Do

Babcock/Wilderness20.0 MINE
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall2.0 MIW
Bell Tower Shops0.0 MIW
Boston Red Sox Spring Training6.0 MIN
Butterfly Estates7.0 MIN
City Center8.0 MIN
City of Palms Park6.0 MIN
Edison Mall3.0 MIN
Edison/Ford Winter Estates6.0 MINW
Everglades Day Safari2.0 MIS
FL Gulf - Coast – University7.0 MIS
Fort Myers Beach10.0 MISW
Germain Arena12.0 MISE
Key West Express10.0 MISW
Lee Civic Center18.0 MINE
Minnesota Twins Spring Training3.0 MI
Miromar Outlet Mall12.0 MISE
Regal Cinemas Belltower Stadium 200.0 MI
Sanibel & Captiva Islands12.0 MISW
Sanibel Factory Outlet Shops9.0 MISW
Sunsplash Family Waterpark12.0 MINW
Thomas Edison / Henry Ford Estates6.0 MIN

MI=Miles BLK=Block KM=Kilometers MT=Meters YD=Yards

Jillian Hindley
Automotive Video Innovations
Cell: (239) 313-1507
Fax: (239) 561-9111
Email: jhindley@auto-video.com


Heather Philpot
Automotive Video Innovations
Phone: (800) 718-7246 ext. 259
Fax: (239) 561-9111
Email: hpihlpot@auto-video.com

Please join us in thanking our 2019 Sponsors


Federated National


Standard Motor Products


Cancellation and Refund Policy

In order to provide the best experience possible for our attendees and vendors, AVI prepays for most of the expenses incurred from the hosting of our event. We understand that things happen and sometimes cancellations are necessary. Therefore, our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Cancellations up 30 days prior: Full refund
  • Cancellations up 29-14 days prior: 50% refund
  • Cancellations up 13-0 days prior: No refund