Welcome to an exciting venue of events that
will be unfolding for us from June 22 to June 25, 2016.
We will host the 112th Annual Convention
at the beautiful Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling,
West Virginia. It is a first class facility. You can learn more
about Oglebay by logging on to their website at
In mid March
an email will be sent to all ALCA members letting you know that the
brochure is online with all details about the convention. Voting
for our Slate of Candidates will be done via email in late April.
The online convention registration form will be updated as soon as
possible if you wish to print it out and use it.
a printable convention registration form. Continue checking this
website for new information and announcements about the 112th Annual
the official opening of the convention, the annual golf tournament
will be held at the Speidel Golf Club, Palmer Course, beginning at 1
pm. Pre-registration for golfers is a must to facilitate the start
of the tournament. Further information on the golf outing can be
found under this section as well as our online brochure available in
official opening of the convention will begin with Registration on
Wednesday, June 22, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Glessner Lobby
followed by a Cocktail Reception from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the West
Terrace. A dinner and conversations with old and new
associates of the leather industry will complete the evening.
President Sarah Drayna will open the Technical Program at 9 am on
Thursday, June 23. This year’s technical program is being organized
by Vice-President David Peters and will offer a wide array of
leather technologies covering tanning to finishing to environmental
issues and can be viewed in the coming months under this section of
our website. The 57th John Arthur Wilson Lecture will feature Rachel
Garwood, Director of the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies
(ICLT) in Northampton, UK. Her title will be "Leather
Educatoin - Preserving the Past...Protecting the Future." The technical sessions will end at 4:45
pm followed by the Fun Run at 5:15 pm. Again this year Buckman
is sponsoring their golf swing analyzer, Larry Shaver, from 7 to 10
pm in Banquet 3. Thursday’s activities will
be capped off by a cocktail reception from 7:15 pm to 8 pm in the
Courtyard followed by dinner and Monte Carlo Night in Banquet 1-2 from 8 pm to 11 pm.
This will be an exciting evening that you won't want to miss.
Technical papers will resume Friday
morning at 9 am with the Annual Business Meeting ending the morning
sessions at 11:15 am. At noon everyone is invited to attend the
Activities Awards Luncheon in Banquet Rooms 1-2, where prizes will
be awarded for the Fun Run and golf outing. Technical papers will
resume in the afternoon at 1:30 pm until 4:15 pm with the Awards
Banquet Social Hour beginning at 6:30 pm in Banquet Rooms 1-2.
Dinner will follow at 7:30 with the awards presentations
afterwards. The convention will close with check out on Saturday.
Please make plans now to join us for a
wonderful time at Oglebay!