The AVI Conference is one of the largest training events in the country and attracts some of the top instructors in their respective field.

All technicians, service writers, shop owners and managers are invited to benefit from some of this world-class live training. The AVI Las Vegas Conference is held alongside AAPEX right in the heart of industry week.

    

ATTENTION: The Below AVI Conference is NOT included with you AAPEX Attendee Registration fee.


AVI Las Vegas Conference

November 3 &  November 4, 2017
AAPEX 2017 - The Sands Expo

$250.00 for 2 days of training

Register NOW for the 2017 AVI Conference

Registration Hours:

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Sands Room 310  Early Registration
7:00 am - 8:00 am  Sands Room 310  Registration
7:00 am - 8:00 am  Sands Room 310  Registration

Preliminary Schedule

Registration (Coffee & Networking After)

Sands Room 310
7:00 am - 8:00 am

Vehicle Networking

Speaker: Bob Augustine
Sands Room 303
8:00 am - 11:30 am

Most vehicles have multiple communication networks wired, some working together, some stand-alone. This session taught by instructor Bob Augustine covers real-world diagnosis of vehicle network communication issues and how to use a scan tool, wiring diagram and DSO to troubleshoot.

Covers Domestic and Asian Platforms and will focus on Model Years 2001-2016.

Topics Covered:

  • Read and interpret wiring diagrams to ascertain what networks are present.
  • Communicate with the different networks.
  • Identify what networks are wired to the vehicle DLC.
  • Identify how the scan tool communicates with the different networks.
  • Understand what capabilities the OEM scan tool provides on the various networks.
  • Utilize DSO to troubleshoot network communication issues.

6.7L Power Stroke: Tips & Tricks

Speaker: Tony Salas
Sands Room 304
8:00 am - 11:30 am

More Information Coming Soon! 

More information coming soon!

Variable Displacement Technology

Speaker: Dave Hobbs
Sands Room 305
8:00 am - 11:30 am

More information coming soon! 

More information coming soon!

Lunch on Your Own

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Hybrid Diagnostics

Speaker: Dave Hobbs
Sands Room 305
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

More information coming soon! 

More information coming soon!

Battery Techology

Speaker: Bartec
Sands Room 303
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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More information coming soon!

Diesel Aftertreatment Systems

Speaker: Tony Salas
Sands Room 304
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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More information coming soon!

Network and Visit With Sponsors

The Sands Expo
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Registration (Coffee & Networking After)

Sands Room 310
7:00 am - 8:00 am

What you Need to Know About Lean P-Code Conditions

Speaker: Ron Bilyeu
Sands Room 303
8:00 am - 11:30 am

More information coming soon! 

More information coming soon!

Solutions to Modern Problems

Speaker: Becky Witt
Sands Room 304
8:00 am - 11:30 am

You think you have problems? Here are some great ideas to help you re-invent your business model. When the fast oil change model was invented in the 80s, we didn't have smart phones, email or personal computers. We wrote letters and put a stamp on them.

You'll be introduced to some new concepts in the auto service business that can radically reduce your operating expenses, increase your average repair order and make your life far easier. The first order of business is to perform an in-depth analysis of the current labor operations most frequently sold in your shop. This includes the gross profit per hour, the percentage of upsells and the real cost of these to your operation. The objective is to determine the net effect of these operations on your business at the end of the year. Is it possible that you're doing some things because that's the way they've always been done?

Becky's classes have always been popular because she causes you to look at things from a totally different perspective than industry norms. This is no exception.

Becky Witt is a real shop owner. She can be reached at donuts@georgewitt.com

Ford EcoBoost Platforms Operation and Diagnosis

Speaker: Randy Briggs
Sands Room 305
8:00 am - 11:30 am

Since 2010 Ford has been putting the majority of their engineering efforts into the EcoBoost family of engines. Designed to satisfy a worldwide market, these engines have added over 128 patents to Fords development portfolio.

Offering displacements from 1.0 liter to 3.5 liter, Ford expects this engine family to be an option for up to 90% of their vehicles. This class taught by Randy Briggs will present the operation and diagnostic techniques the aftermarket will need to service this massive segment of the repair market. Each major system of the EcoBoost will be covered using not only OE tooling but capable aftermarket scan tools and techniques.

Topics Will Include:

  • Engine mechanical highlights.
  • Fuel system operation and diagnosis.
  • Ignition system operation and diagnosis.
  • Air Induction and turbocharging.
  • Emission components and monitoring strategies.
  • Network configuration and reprogramming.
  • Current service issues.

Lunch on Your Own

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Achieving Operational Excellence

Speaker: Bill Haas
Sands Room 304
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Operational excellence is a business strategy for gaining your competitive advantage. It is the execution of your processes more consistently and reliably than your competition and the ability for every employee to see the flow of value to the customer.

Employees will also be able to correct the flow before the customer knows there is an issue with delivering value.

Operational excellence is the constant pursuit of improved performance and profitability in every area of your company. There are four core areas:

  • Talent acquisition and retention
  • Innovation and collaboration
  • Strategy and process alignment
  • Customer satisfaction

Focus your business on being the market leader with strategies to deliver an exceptional experience for employees and customers in this class taught by instructor Bill Haas.

What You Need to Know About Rick P-Code Conditions

Speaker: Ron Bilyeu
Sands Room 303
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

More information coming soon! 

More information coming soon!

Gasoline Direct Injection: Practical Diagnostic Techniques

Speaker: Randy Briggs
Sands Room 305
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This course focuses on practical testing techniques applied to gasoline direct injected (GDI) engines supported by a working understanding of system and component operation. 

This class introduces essential testing techniques which can be applied to a variety GDI equipped vehicles regardless of make or model. This class taught by Randy Briggs focuses on the proper use of common diagnostic tools, scan data analysis and proper test drive techniques to help accurately diagnose some of the more common issues found on GDI engines.