45th Annual California Bus Association Convention & Trade Show - Preliminary Schedule


October 21-23,  2018

Resort at Squaw Creek
Olympic Valley, CA (near Tahoe)



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Saturday, October 20, 2018 - pre-convention activity

12:00 pm - Skins Game

The committee is currently looking at some fabulous courses in the Truckee area. Stay tuned! 


Sunday, October 21, 2018

10:00 am - 04:00 pm - Registration Convention Office

09:00 am - 03:00 pm - Family Tour - Lake Tahoe

Spend a relaxing day, touring the “Seven Sacred Sights of Tahoe” as we travel around Lake Tahoe. Learn about Tahoe history, including the 1960 Olympics in Squaw Valley, the story of Samuel Clemons (Mark Twain), and real estate magnate, George Whittell as we drive by the infamous Thunderbird Lodge. We’ll make stops at some of the country’s most breathtaking views including, Garwoods Carnielian Bay, Sand Harbor State Park (the most beautiful place in Nevada), Emerald Bay (the second most photographed location in America), and Meeks Bay.

Come see why Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places in the world – all while enjoying the company of your industry friends and family!

11:00 am - 04:00 pm - Golf - coaches depart at 10:00 am

Coaches will depart from Resort at Squaw Creek at 10:00 am. The tournament will begin at 11:00 am

Location to be announced soon.

05:00 pm - 07:00 pm - CBA Welcome Reception 

Sponsored by - Motor Coach Industries, Detroit Diesel & Turbo Images

07:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Hospitality Suite



Monday, October 22, 2018

07:00 am - 03:00 pm - Registration - outside of meeting rooms

08:15 am - 09:45 am - Opening Breakfast / The Monday Morning Wake Up

Join us for a tasty breakfast, hot coffee, good conversation and introduction of our vendors who help keep our Wheels in Motion.

Vendor and Operator introductions

Golf Awards

Buses on the Lookout - Annie Sovick

Annie Sovick is the Program Director for Busing on the Lookout, a new initiative of Truckers Against Trafficking. Annie came to TAT in 2018 with over 12 years of experience as a human right lawyer. 

10:00 am - 10:45 am - Technology

11:00 am - 11:45 am - Wage and Benefit Laws - Brian Mills, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. 

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm -  Lunch

Sponsored by ABC Companies

Speaker to be announced

02:15 pm - 03:00 pm - Bob Crescenzo

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm - Legislative Report - Jose Pane, Pane & Pane

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm - Travel to Coach Exhibit and Madness

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm - The Expo - New Coach Exhibit

This is your one-stop shopping experience for all the latest and greatest exquisite new motorcoaches. See them gleaming in the sun, step on board, breathe in the new coach smell, enjoy the luxurious interiors, kick  the tires...wouldn't one look nice in you fleet? Perhaps, you just might want to bring one or  two home with you.

06:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Monday Night  Madness  

Take a step back in time this October when Monday Night Madness visits the site of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games. Although much of Squaw valley and the Olympic village has changed, there are a few of the original structures remaining. hosting our madness event, is the O’lodge. a rustic mountain venue which was the dining hall for all the Olympic athletes during the games. Notably, it was the last time all the athletes all ate together. join us and immerse yourself in a little history, enjoy food, fellowship, and networking with your CBA family. as you know, madness is an event you do not want to miss!

Monday Night Madness is sponsored by the vendors who are attending the functions and will be on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. transportation will be provided.

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm - Hospitality Suite Open


Tuesday, October 23, 2018  

This year we are partnering with the American Bus Association for the Bus Industry Safety Council West meeting for the Tuesday educational sessions. 

07:45 am - 08:30 am - The Tuesday Morning Working Breakfast

No better way to start your day than with a delicious breakfast and conversation with your best bus buddies!

BISC - Update from the American Bus Association

08:30 am - 08:45 am - BISC - Orientation/Topical Session

Get a feel for how and what the Bus Industry Safety Council is, when they will meet and how you can get involved. The goal of improving motorcoach safety and ensuring that your bus is ready to travel safely down the road. Is one that we should all share. If you are a safety, compliance or maintenance professional, this is where you need to be.

08:45 am - 09:30 am - Session to be announced 

09:45 am - 10:45 am - Session to be announced

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Session to be announced

12:15 pm - 01:40 pm - Lunch - Sponsored by Prevost Car (US)

01:45 pm - 02:30 pm - Session to be announced

02:45 pm - 05:00 pm - Vendor Showcase

This is your one-stop shopping experience for all things motorcoach related...from exquisite new motorcoaches to a wide variety of products and services to help you keep your wheels in motion. Attendees will enjoy delicious desserts, great products and networking with industry representatives. Support the participating exhibitors by planning to spend time in the Showcase.

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm - Free Time Before Reception

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm - Reception and  Awards Banquet

Post Banquet - Hospitality Suite Open