A tentative schedule for the 2017 JETC is noted below for your planning purposes. Updates will be made as the program is further defined. We encourage you to check back periodically for the most up-to-date information. All events take place at the Columbus Convention Center unless otherwise noted.


Monday, May 22

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Golf Tournament Hosted by Kittyhawk Post (additional registration required)

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Board of Direction Meeting (SAME members welcome)

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-In

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

President's Reception (by invitation)

Tuesday, May 23

7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-In

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Technical Tour (additional registration required)
Bus pick-up at convention center -8:45 am, drop-off at convention center - 11:00 am

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Post Presidents Meeting

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Council & Committee Meetings and RVP Meeting

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. New Member / First-Time Attendee Orientation

12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

Opening General Session w/Keynote Luncheon (RSVP required)

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Education Sessions

3:20 p.m.-4:20 p.m.

Concurrent Education Sessions

4:40 p.m.-5:40 p.m.

Concurrent Education Sessions

4:40 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

SAME Generations: Young Members and Fellows Mentoring Event (for Young Members, Enlisted, & Fellows)

6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Opening Reception at COSI (Center of Science and Industry)

Wednesday, May 24

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Registration Open

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

General Session w/Keynote Address

10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Education Sessions

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Education Sessions

2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Education Sessions

4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Concurrent Education Sessions and Uniformed Services All Hands Meetings

5:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

Thursday, May 25

7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


7:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Society Leadership & Post Awards Breakfast

7:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Education Sessions

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

USAG Meeting (by invitation)

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Education Sessions

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Lunch in Exhibit Hall and Academy of Fellows Luncheon

1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Education Sessions

1:46 p.m. onward

Exhibitor Tear-Down

3:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Closing General Session
Featuring Engineering Service Chiefs Panel

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Society Ball Reception

7:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Society Ball Dinner and Awards Gala


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