The International Surface Event (TISE) 2017, taking place Jan. 17 through 20 in Las Vegas, has issued a call for presentation, demonstration and session proposals to all educators, consultants and specialists from around the world who want to share their knowledge and business expertise as presenters for the educational program.

The Ignite education program will address issues and deliver topics that go beyond the edge to inspire, motivate and provide knowledge and possibilities to the floor covering, stone and tile industries, according to show organizers.

Seeking qualified speakers and skilled demonstrators who enjoy connecting with others to further the expertise and knowledge within their field; desiring unique perspectives and information to engage industry professionals; sessions are 90 minutes and demonstrations are 30 minutes in length, and should contain timely, practical information that can be immediately implemented in the workplace. The program is designed to help attendees increase their bottom line and expand their technical knowledge while exploring the latest trends.

"This year’s Ignite program was incredible, exceeding expectations and raising the bar on the level of information attendees received through the program,” said Jennifer Hughes, education manager. “Our goal is to remain the unparalleled resource for real-world education for industry professionals ready to expand their knowledge and skills. It will be interesting to see what unique, thought-provoking and technically smart entries are submitted for our TISE 2017 Ignite education.”

Topic submissions should focus on applications-oriented, real world, problem-solving topics and be free of promotional materials to sell a product or service, and the primary audience of the education program includes residential and commercial builders, retailers, distributors, designers, architects, installers, fabricators and other ancillary industry professionals. We are seeking and building sessions focused on targeted educational tracks that speak to these audience segments and cover a wide range of topics from trends, forecasting, business and marketing to expanding technical skills and proficiency.

The deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, March 7.

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