The SAIA has announced the details for the 2014 Annual Convention & Exposition, July 27-30, 2014. Austin Texas will host the harmony of education, networking, purchasing and training all intertwined with the experts that define the scaffold & access industry. Austin has a vibrant entertainment and culture, inspiring cuisine and stunning outdoor settings, Austin lets you create a soundtrack all your own. They are home to more than 250 music venues and a vibrant arts scene.

As always the SAIA meeting in Austin is full of quality education presentations, a valuable exposition that provides the most innovative products in the scaffold & access industry and don’t forget the networking.
Please take a moment to read about the convention in Austin. The highlights of the convention activities and website – which includes new gatherings can be found at .
Notable events include:

First Timers Tool Kit
The SAIA has created a first timers tool kit that gives you tips on how to present your attendance to your company, explains the cost of attending a convention and provides a supervisor letter template for you to use. //

Inaugural Scaffold Building Rodeo
Presented by Scaffold Dawgs this is a first time event that will be hosted in Austin, Texas on Monday, July 28, 2014 during the SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition at the Central South Carpenters Regional Council - Carpenters & Millwrights Training Center. Scaffold Dawgs is a social media group that has over 6,500 members that are committed to the safely building scaffold. The rodeo is a platform for scaffold builders to come together, network and show of their building talents. Please visit to register or for details.

Austin Safety Stand Down
The SAIA will join OSHA and their efforts to prevent falls in construction. July 29, 2014 has been designated as Austin Safety Stand Down day. The SAIA would like Austin construction sites to stop what they are doing at some point during the workday on Tuesday, July 29 and do a safety meeting. For more information on how to participate or how to get your customers involved, contact SAIA headquarters at (816) 595.4860 or visit .

The SAIA-U has a portfolio of world class, industry-recognized training programs that will be offered in Austin on Sunday, July 27. If you need training or your current training card is older than 3 years, this is where you can take the classes. Are you interested in becoming an Accredited Training Institute (ATI) of the SAIA curriculum? Come early and take our Train the Trainer class. Contact SAIA Outreach Training Manager, Robin Miller at (816)595.4823 or by email at .

Exhibits and Sponsorships
Interested in displaying your product or support the association in our efforts to education users of the scaffold & access equipment? Do you have a request that is unique to your business? Contact SAIA headquarters at (816) 595.4860 or by email at

Here are the links for expanded convention details.
Full schedule of events
Hotel Information
Golf Tournament
Support group program
SAIA EF Activities
Visit for convention details or contact us at 816.595.4860.