2020 Spring Training Conference Attendee Kit

2020 AVI Spring Training Conference Available Training Courses

Thursday January 16, 2020

4:00-5:00 pm

Registration Open and Crown Plaza


5:00-7:00 pm

Opening Night Reception at Crown Plaza

Friday January 17, 2020

9:00-12:00 pm

Morning Classes

Dealing with Difficult Customers

Bill Haas


The Top Light Duty Diesel Problems and Solutions

Ryan Kooiman

12:00-1:00 pm

Lunch provided at AVI Headquarters

1:00-4:00 pm Afternoon Classes

Building a Business Culture that Employees Embrace

Bill Haas


Steering & Suspension

Dirk Fuchs

4:00-5:00 pm

Happy Hour at AVI Studios

Saturday January 18, 2020

9:00-12:00 pm

Morning Classes

Developing Leadership Traits for Success

Bill Haas


Dynamic Duo: Scope & Scanner Diagnostics Pt. 1

John Forro

12:00-1:00 pm

Lunch provided at AVI Headquarters

1:00-4:00 pm Afternoon Classes

Making Communication Meaningful for Internal & External Customers

Bill Haas


Dynamic Duo: Scope & Scanner Diagnostics Pt. 2


John Forro

4:00-6:00 pm

Edison Museum Tour and Dinner


Welcome to the 2019 AVI Spring Training Conference!


Schedule at a Glance
Thursday, January 16
4:00pm – 5:00pm- Registration Open and Crown Plaza

5:00pm – 7:00pm- Opening Night Reception at Crown Plaza

Friday, January 17
9:00am – 12:00pm Morning Classes

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

1:00pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Classes

4:00pm –5:00pm Happy Hour at AVI Studios
Saturday, January 18

9:00am – 12:00pm Morning Classes

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

1:00pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Classes

4:00pm –6:00pm Edison Tour and Dinner


Dear AVI Spring Training Attendee,

Welcome to the 2020 AVI Spring Training Conference.  Thank you so much for joining us!

Our classes will be hosted at AVI World Headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida. Like last year, we will be offering 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
  • Call In:
    • Homewood Suites by Hilton – (239) 275-6000
    • Ask for the Operation Roscoe group rate
  • Book Online:


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 Happy Hour 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

Edison Tour and Dinner

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

Name Distance Heading
Babcock/Wilderness 20.0 MI NE
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall 2.0 MI W
Bell Tower Shops 0.0 MI W
Boston Red Sox Spring Training 6.0 MI N
Butterfly Estates 7.0 MI N
City Center 8.0 MI N
City of Palms Park 6.0 MI N
Edison Mall 3.0 MI N
Edison/Ford Winter Estates 6.0 MI NW
Everglades Day Safari 2.0 MI S
FL Gulf - Coast – University 7.0 MI S
Fort Myers Beach 10.0 MI SW
Germain Arena 12.0 MI SE
Key West Express 10.0 MI SW
Lee Civic Center 18.0 MI NE
Minnesota Twins Spring Training 3.0 MI
Miromar Outlet Mall 12.0 MI SE
Regal Cinemas Belltower Stadium 20 0.0 MI
Sanibel & Captiva Islands 12.0 MI SW
Sanibel Factory Outlet Shops 9.0 MI SW
Sunsplash Family Waterpark 12.0 MI NW
Thomas Edison / Henry Ford Estates 6.0 MI N

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