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Schedule at a Glance

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

You can see more details about the Expo Special Events.

Monday, February 6

5–7 pm

Registration Open


Tuesday, February 7

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Registration Open

7:30–10:30 am

Start your Day with CorelDRAW: Hands-on Session for Beginners

7:30–9:00 am

Free Online Tools to Help Your Business Succeed

What Can You Do With a UV Printer?

CorelDRAW: Start with a Blank Screen and Go From There

9:30–11:00 am

Maximize Your Laser Cutter Investment with Apparel Applications

Engraving Photographs - Intermediate

Refocusing your Business after the Pandemic

12:30–3:30 pm

CorelDRAW for the Advanced: Hands-on Session

12:30–2:00 pm

Where Are You Going and How Do You Get There?: Panel Discussion on Leading a Successful Business

How to Become Invincible to Lawsuits & Save Thousands in Taxes

Intro to Lasers for Modern Engravers

2:30–4 pm

Payment and Financing Options for Small Business Owners

Setting Up Shop: A Panel Discussion on Creating Real Success in the Laser Engraving Industry

Adobe Illustrator for Laser

4:30–6 pm

Develop your Business Gameplan

Laser Hacks 3.0

4:30–5:30 pm

Sublimation Troubleshooting & Printer Maintenance


Wednesday, February 8

7:30 am–4:30 pm

Registration Open

7:30 am–10:00 am

The Foundations of Sandcarving: Hands-on Session

7:30–8:30 am

Simple and Easy Photoshop Techniques to Create Essential Product Mock-Ups for Your Business Needs

CorelDRAW after COVID

97 Staff Recognition Tips in Just 60 Minutes

8 am–4:30 pm

ARIEF Silent Auction

9–10 am

The Best Online Resources for Designs, Templates, Photos and Production all for FREE

The Dos and Do Nots of Logos, Art, Copyrights and Trademarks

Getting the Most from Your Rotary Engraving Machine

10 am–4:30 pm

Trade Show Floor Open

1–2 pm

Welcome First Time Attendees

4:30–6 pm

Party on the Show Floor: After Hours Event


Thursday, February 9

7:30 am–4:30 pm

Registration Open

7:30–10:00 am

Colorfill: Hands-on Session

7:30–9:00 am

Roundtable Discussions

CorelDRAW: Let's Go Beyond a Blank Screen, Way Beyond!

What I Learned in 2020 During my "Leap Year of Firsts"

9:30–10:30 am

Answers to Frequently Asked Laser & Sublimation Questions

7 ways to Increase your Bottom Line

Introduction to the Economics of Awards and Personalization

8 am–4:30 pm

ARIEF Silent Auction

10 am–4:30 pm

Trade Show Floor Open

6–7:30 pm

Awards Celebration


Friday, February 10

8–9:30 am

Member Breakfast and Annual Meeting

10 am–1 pm

Trade Show Floor Open

How to Register

Visit the Expo registration for details on how to sign up.

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