2019 Show Dates:

OCTOBER 16-20, 2019

Event Schedule

The first three days are all full-day workshops and free evening classes, leaving the weekend to showcase our popular trade show. We also offer locksmith certification and testing, providing a standard of knowledge and technical proficiency by which locksmiths can be recognized.

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Class Descriptions

Whether you are new to the security industry or you want to hone your skills to gain a competitive edge, find your place to soar with Yankee's full roster of hands-on educational sessions.

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Weekend Trade Show

Another sell-out year of exhibitors! Come visit all the most well-known, respected names in security and see what's new in the industry. View an up-to-date list of exhibitors.


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Our traditional conference host is Sturbridge Host Hotel.  All of Central Massachusetts is a hidden gem filled with art, culture, beauty and unique family fun. Get to know more about the area and things to do.

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Drawing from various credible sources such as ALOA and other prominent trade organizations, instructors from around the nation were commissioned to teach the latest techniques and diverse applications to industry beginners as well as seasoned professionals. The three-day classroom venue was topped off with a weekend trade show, featuring the nation’s top manufacturers, distributors, and manufacturer’s representatives. Localized in the Northeast region of the United States, the conference continues to retain its New England charm by hosting the event in Sturbridge, MA, a town richly steeped in colonial American history. Today, the Board of Directors continues the tradition of excellence incorporated 40 years ago by their total commitment to making each annual event the premier source of industry know-how in the Northeast.

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2018



Chris Chase

Fundamentals of Locksmithing 101

3-Day Class


Rodger Schmidt

Basic Electricity, SMART Switch Wiring and Troubleshooting


Don Cherry/Steve Monroe/Rich Conroy

Von Duprin Mechanical and Electrified Exit Devices


Ryan Taylor

Safe Deposit Lock Servicing


Ed Woods

Modern Automotive Key Generation


Tony West

Master Keying of Pin Tumbler Locks



Don Cherry/Steve Monroe/Rich Conroy

Dexter Line Review


Mike Streeter

Intercom and Security Entry Solutions to the Locksmith and Security Trade


Joey Dalessio

Meet Borg Lock




THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2018



Rodger Schmidt

Access Control Circuits, Diagrams, Power Supplies and Projects


Don Cherry/Steve Monroe/Rich Conroy

Electrified Hardware for Basic and Advanced Access Control Applications


Ed Woods

Transponders from A to Z


Andy Phelps

Trilogy Installation/Repair and Networx Overview


Scott Said

Mechanical Safe Lock Servicing



Don Cherry/Steve Monroe/Rich Conroy

Schlage Electronics – Engage Platform Review


Clyde T. Roberson

Medeco E-Cylinders Certification


Mateo Kristoff

How Can Command Help With Your Electrified Hardware Headaches?




FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2018



Ed Woods

Hi-Security Automotive


Clyde T. Roberson

Medeco 3 & Medeco x4 Dual Certification


Rodger Schmidt

Electronic Locking Hardware Codes and Site Surveys / Electric Strike Application and Installs – It Is Your Business on the Line


Joey Dalessio

Sales Training, Marketing and Business Generation Ideas for Your Lock and Security Business


Ryan Taylor

Electronic Safe Lock Troubleshooting



Joey Dalessio



Tom Tusing

The Diagnostic Box


Mark Szczepanski

KABA Access – Eplex and Keyscan Wireless Lock Technology


Liam Lehn

Ditec HA-8 Low Energy Operator Product Training




SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2018



Don Cherry/Steve Monroe/Rich Conroy

CODES ?!!?  AGAIN??  YES!!