April 5, 6 & 7th, 2018
*All transactions and information gathering takes place online (even if you pay by check), Exhibitor packet is for those that would still like to make transactions via paper form.
2018 Southwest Conference and Expo
WELCOME to the annual DLAT SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE & EXPO!
The DLAT Board of Directors want to thank each of you, our Great Vendors and Our Fellow Dental Lab colleagues for making the last year a great success.
You spoke and we listened!
- Vendor Day with table clinics have been a huge success and is back by popular demand.
- New Hotel Venue with plenty of parking, restaurants & shopping nearby makes it a family fun weekend.
- We believe this location will allow us to grow the meeting with your help and add that TEXAS flair we have all come to enjoy & expect.
As always, Our Valued Attendees, Vendors & Sponsors make for a super meeting. Our hope is that this 2018 DLAT Conference & Expo will reconnect with friends, refresh & enhance your technical-professional experience & help re-energize your business across this state and nation.
The Dental Laboratory Association of Texas
Your 2017/2018 DLAT Board of Directors
Friday 8am-Saturday 12pm
Vendor Day Saturday 8am-12pm
Exhibitor Reception Friday night!
Table clinics at your booth during Vendor Day
Same prices as last year!
NEW! Exhibitor Booth Suites
4 Hours of CE for Attendees
No other classes scheduled!
Present your newest products!
Scheduled time slots for each table clinic
New Program Ad Sizes!
Coffee Break Sponsorship
Hero Breakfast Sponsorship
CE Scanning Software
Women in Dental Technology Sponsorship
Grapevine Golf Course
Exhibitors and Attendees Team Up!
Trophies will be awarded!
$100 Entry Fee
You will find the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive CC an excellent hotel made just for events like ours, Room rates for this year’s Conference are only $131.00! Make your reservations directly with the hotel.
Conference room block rate is only guaranteed through Monday, March 12, 2017.
Please call this number, 800-984-1344 and reference DLAT Southwest Conference or use the Link: Online Reservations
Located Just 2 miles from the Hotel. Call the Hotel for Shuttle information.
2017 Conference Stats:
147 Dental Laboratories
10 Exhibitors giving 40 Table clinics during vendor day
2018 Conference Exhibitors
Tentative 2018 DLAT Conference Schedule
1:00 - 5:00 pm Annual Golf Tournament
6:00 -10:00 pm Exhibitor Setup (Texas Grande Ballroom)
7:00 am Registration Table Opens
7:30 am Breakfast on your own
7:30-10:00 am Exhibit Hall Setup (Continuation)
8:00 - 10:00 am Keynote Speaker
10:00 -11:00 am Exhibit Hall Opens - Coffee Break (in Exhibit Hall)
11:00 - 12:00pm Regulatory Compliance ("Infection Control") (1 Hr RS)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Non-Members: Lunch on your own
12:00 - 1:00 pm Members: Lunch provided for members (DLAT Business Meeting)
1:00 - 2:00 pm Dessert in Exhibit Hall
2:00 - 3:30 pm Keynote Speaker: (Possible Ortho, Removable, Ceramics)
3:30 pm Coffee Break (in Exhibit Hall)
3:45 - 5:30 pm Breakout Classes
5:30 - 6:30 pm Women in Dental Technology Meeting
5:30 - 6:30 pm Exhibitor Reception - Exhibit Hall
6:40 - 12:00am Friday Night Reception - Austin Ranch / Hospitality Suite
Speaker Clinic Info and Contract
Are you sponsoring a speaker at our conference?
Here is the link to use to fill out their bio and clinic information.
You may forward this link to them or fill it out for them. Be sure to submit both the clinic info item AND the contract item. We will need Clinic Info and Contract Info on each speaker/clinician.
7:00 am Registration table opens
7:30 am Exhibit Hall opens for exhibitors
7:30 - 8:00 am Breakfast on your own
8:00 - 12:00pm Vendor Day
10:30 am Coffee Break (In Exhibit Hall)
12:30 - 2:00 pm Awards Luncheon (International Ball Room)
2:00 - 4:00 pm Exhibit Hall Breakdown
2:00 - 6:00 pm Breakout Classrooms - Detailed List Coming Soon!
3:30 pm Coffee Break (Business Foyer)
6:00 -8:00 pm Dinner on your own
8:00-11:00 pm Hospitality (Bonnie and Clyde Hideout)
*All classes, times and rooms subject to change without notice
Lead Retrieval App
Take a look at this one-pager that explains the setup
Are you bringing extra representatives to your booth?
Each booth purchased comes with one free meal ticket to Saturday Awards Lunch for the first representative of each booth. If you would like for your representatives to participate in the lunches with the attendees you will need to purchase extra meal tickets for them. You can do so easily online here:
Thank You to all 2017 Conference Sponsors that made last year a great success!