After many years of holding our annual conference at the Paragon in Marksville, the officers and board of directors made the decision it was time to change locations. In February 2017 the annual conference will be held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Baton Rouge, LA. The Crowne Plaza is located on the service road at the College Drive exit off of I-10. It is a beautiful non-smoking hotel that features a great restaurant and bar area as well as many other conveniences. The dates of the conference are as follows: Tuesday, February 7th, the registration desk will open at 8:00 AM for those taking exams. The class will begin at 10:am. Exhibitors will begin setting displays after 1:00 PM Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday, February 8th, will be a one day recertification class. Class will begin promptly at 8:00 AM. The annual conference social will be held in the convention center with the exhibitors starting at 5:30 PM on Tuesday evening, February 7th. Please mark your calendars now to be with us in February 2017. The registration packet with all necessary information will be mailed in December 2016.