Registration is now available online at for the NWFA’s 24th Annual Wood Flooring Expo and Education Conference.  The event, which is the largest convention in any location dedicated exclusively to wood flooring, will be held April 28 – May 1, 2009 in Long Beach, California.

Last year’s show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida attracted more than 3,400 attendees from all over the world.  This year’s Expo will feature more than 500 exhibit booths showcasing the industry’s latest products, machinery, tools, and services.  The Expo will run for two full days on Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30 and will feature a wide variety of on-site demonstrations.  A complimentary lunch will be served in the Expo Hall on both days for all Expo attendees, with a complimentary happy hour to be held during the last hour of the show on Thursday.

NWFA members can attend the Wood Flooring Expo for free with advance registration.  Nonmembers can attend for $25 with advance registration.

Expo attendees get all General Session held during the Education Conference, plus lunch in the Expo on Wednesday and Thursday for free.  Currently, three general sessions are scheduled.  Wednesday’s general session will be Getting Your Business to Work for You, Thursday’s general session will be How to Capitalize on a Reviving Market, and Friday’s general session will be Advertising and Marketing.  Expo attendees who want to attend the Welcome Reception, Awards Party, or Networking Lunches may purchase these events individually for an additional fee.

For attendees who want to participate in the entire education conference, which includes the Welcome Reception, Awards Party, Networking Lunches, General Sessions, and all education sessions, the cost is $350 for registrations received by March 27.  The cost for registrations received after March 27 is $400.  The cost for nonmembers is $550 by March 27 and $600 after March 27.

For more information, visit and click on the 2009 Convention link.