1. 2004/05 President-Elect Mark Davitt, IFCCE, MCE, welcomed 139 first-time convention attendes at the First-Timers Reception.
2. The Opening General Session began with a procession of world flags carried by members representings each nation . Catalin Stan from Bucharest, Romania, carried his country color.
3. Shirley Mason from St. Peters, Mo., carried the U.S. flag into the Opening General Session.
4. 2005/05 ACA President Harry Strausser III, IFCCE, MCE, emceed the Opening General Session.