According to show officials, space is filling up fast for The International Surface Event (TISE) 2015 education program, which will begin on Jan. 20 to 23 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Discounted registration rates are good through 11:59 p.m. (CST) Dec. 5.

More than 90 educational offerings including traditional classroom format sessions, show floor demos and walk and talk tours are available to attendees. Topics are designed specifically for floor covering, stone and tile industry professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and level of expertise in their field. Education tracks include architect/designer, builder/remodeler, care/maintenance/restoration, distributor, fabricator, installer and retailer/dealer. 

“Education is imperative to growing a profitable business in today’s market. Our education program is designed to accommodate all levels of understanding from emerging professional to industry expert,” said Jennifer Hughes, conference manager. “The sessions identify key issues facing the industry with a focus on helping to improve production, performance and the bottom line. Whether you are new to the industry or a veteran TISE attendee, our research from past events shows participation in at least one educational offering adds tremendous value to the overall trade show experience”.

As a result of the positive response from attendees participating in certification programs at previous events, a few new certification programs will be offered at TISE 2015. The International Standards & Training Alliance (INSTALL) Carpet and Resilient Certification will be performed along with a demonstration of the INSTALL/National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) Wood Certification on the show floor, Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. NWFA will be offering the Sales Counselor Certification on Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional certifications will be offered by ACT, CFI, CTI, ICRI, NALFA and NFIC.

All education sessions and bonus education offerings require pre-registration. For a complete list of sessions and speakers, visit