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Solo Sessions Announced for the 2012 Convention


The schedule has been set for the Solo portion of the 2012 SCCA National Convention, held March 1-3 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Totaling 7 sessions, this year’s program is focused at giving Region leaders the tools they need to grow their programs.  Sessions will be focused on Course Design, Safety, Program and Member Development and Social Media.  Each session will have a primary presenter as well as a panel, made up of experts from across the country to give input, answer questions and share their experiences.

The Solo portion of the convention kicks off on Friday morning with back-to-back sessions on safety and course design.  The safety session will be lead by Janice Rick, Chief of Safety at the 2011 Solo Nationals, will focus on how safety awareness can be integrated into a program, as opposed to being views as the final step in event set up.  The course design session, dubbed “Course Design 2.0,” will be lead by design master, Roger “The Real” Johnson and will center on the concept that the course itself is ultimately our most sought after product.   

The final session on Friday will explore what we can do at the Regional level to ensure that our participants are satisfied with their Solo experience.  With the entire experience in mind, the session will look at what autocrossers of varying levels of experience and dedication are looking for from a day with the cones.

Saturday morning will kick off with a fresh look at Solo and Rallycross site acquisition and retention.  At past conventions site discussion has been centered on the types of sites available, and where to look for those in your area.  This year the discussion goes to the next step with tips on how to approach sites, pitches and strategies to retain sites once you get them.  This session will be lead by Raleigh Boreen, who has served on the Site Acquisition Committee since it’s inception.

Saturday’s second session will key on special event opportunities for regions.  This session will be lead by Mike “Junior” Johnson of the Evolution Performance Driving School with information on Evo’s new competition program, the Super Shootout, as well on driver education opportunities for your region.

The final two sessions of the convention, both on Saturday afternoon, will focus on member development and communications.  The member development session will be lead by Heyward Wagner, Solo Communications Manager and focus on strategies to increase member investment and community building within your region.  The final session, lead by Bill Bounds from MailChimp, will focus on how to optimize the communication outlets available to you so that your message is getting to current and perspective members.

In addition to Solo sessions, convention go-ers will have opportunities to attend Awards Luncheons, the Hall of Fame Induction and Thursday’s Annual Meeting.  This year’s Convention is being held at the South Point Hotel and Casino, for more information on South Point, please visit  For more information on the SCCA National Convention or to register, visit

If you are planning to attend this years convention, would be interested in sitting on a panel for one of the sessions or have any questions, please contact