General Sessions

  • The American Dream from an Indian Heart

    Krish Dhanam, Author and Professional Speaker

    Opening General Session | March 5, 2019 | 5:30–6:45 p.m.

    The road Krish Dhanam took to becoming one of the most dynamic speakers in America began in southeast India with the dream of moving to America. He arrived in New York City in 1986 with nine dollars in his pocket and a burning desire to achieve the levels of success he’d seen in the American-made movies he viewed as a child. Through training, teaching, and facilitating seminars all over the world, Krish launched his professional speaking career. As one of only two executive coaches personally trained by Zig Ziglar, Krish has successfully delivered his message of hope, humor, and balance on six continents and throughout the continental United States. In a practical and informative way, Krish showcases how the American Dream is still alive and well, tackling the issues of faith, freedom, discipline, dignity, pride, possibility, work ethic, and relationships.

  • Member Alert: The All-New Audit Process is Here

    NMEDA & Audit Firm Staff

    Wednesday General Session | March 6, 2019 | 4:20–5:30 p.m.

    Your concerns have been heard! This must-see session will feature the highly anticipated reveal of the revitalized QAP audit process. Learn about the all-new approach that emphasizes process over product, leverages remote technology, and prioritizes efficiency (i.e., saves you time) while doing more than ever before to validate the integrity of QAP.

  • The State of the Auto Mobility Industry: What's Next?

    An Industry Panel Discussion

    Closing General Session | March 7, 2019 | 12–1:30 p.m.

    Join us for this closing session featuring some of the most powerful, disruptive and influential figures in auto mobility discussing the shifting manufacturer/dealer paradigm, online sales, delivery models and what’s next for our industry.


    Staci Kroon – CEO, BraunAbility

    Bill Koeblitz – CEO, MobilityWorks

    Mark Shaughnessy – CEO, VMI

    Mark Oldenburg – Senior National Fleet Operations Manager, Toyota Motor North America

    Continuing Education Provider: NMEDA
    Target Audience: OT, OTA, DRS, CDRS and Other Health Professionals
    AOTA Classification Code: Category 3 Professional Issues
    Topic: Contemporary Issues and Trends
    Education Level: Introductory
    (1 CEH)