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SCRS to Introduce IDEAS Collide at 2018 SEMA Show

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July 11, 2018—The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has announced the introduction of a new event to take place on Friday, Nov. 2 during the 2018 SEMA Show. 

The IDEAS Collide Showcase (IDEAS Collide), Visionary Disruption and Solution in the Collision Repair Industry will be an extension of the association’s ever-evolving Repairer Driven Education series. The 2-hour long session will run from 10 a.m. to  noon, and feature 10 fast-paced presentations designed to stimulate thought, innovation and resolution of business challenges with brash, outspoken and thought-provoking concepts from thought leaders both in and out of the industry.

SCRS wants to explore concepts and business solutions that have the potential to create paradigm shifts. Proposed concepts should focus on either Industry Disruption or Industry Solution:

  • Industry Disruption will rattle the status quo with ambitious ideas that have a transformative effect on the industry. From conceptual alternatives to existing business models, technological advancements that will shake up the automotive aftermarket landscape, to changing the consumer expectation of what is possible; this segment is certain to leave heads spinning with possibility.
  • Industry Solutions would offer conceptual keys to resolving existing market challenges, business considerations, resources and solutions that stem from, or can be implemented by, great minds within the industry.

SCRS is accepting applications from thought leaders through July 31. 

Presentations for the IDEAS Collide Showcase will be based on the submission of the completed entry information and a 5-minute (or less) video pitching your idea. To submit your application, send an email to with the following information in the body of the message, or in an editable document containing:

  1. Session Title
  2. Session Description (This will be used to promote the presentation if selected.)
  3. Presenter Name, Title, Company, Email Address and Phone Number

The video submission should highlight your comfort in conveying your message. Consider your content and delivery, thinking outside the box as you put together the proposal. The proposal should "sell" the selection committee on your concept, and ultimately, on the unique experience audience members will receive during your session.

Submissions chosen will receive a maximum of 10 minutes on stage during the 2018 SEMA Show to present their great ideas. 

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