2020 Training Conference Attendee Kit

2020 AVI 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


(ADAS) Diagnosing & Servicing


Karl Schneider

4:00-6:00 pm

Edison Museum Tour and Dinner


Welcome to the 2020 AVI 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


Dear AVI Training Attendee,

Welcome to the 2020 AVI 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.

AVI has a block of rooms reserved at the Homewood Suites by Hilton from January 16 - 18, 2020. Guests have until 12/17/2019 to make their reservation at the group rate.  Below are a couple of ways they can reserve their room

Rate is $179 per night for a king one bedroom suite.  The rate includes our hot breakfast buffet daily along with our evening social Monday thru Thursday with complimentary beer and wine.

Ways to book your room:

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 Automotive Video Innovations 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.


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 after class on Friday at AVI Headquarters.

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
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
Hertz Arena 12.0 MI SE
Key West Express 10.0 MI SW
Lee Civic Center 18.0 MI NE
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

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