Sunday, April 19

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Donato Pompo president of the University of Ceramic Tile and Stone and president of Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants will be presenting with Vince Moiso principal and president of Oceanside Glass & Tile Company. They have collaborated in the development of the new UofCTS online course, “The Complete Guide on... Read More

      Monday, April 20

      6:45 AM - 7:00 PM


      7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

      • Room: Lobby B, Lobby D, Lobby G
      Industry Segment(s)
      • General Events

      8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

      • Room: Room 252
      Speaker(s)
      Moderator
      Mr.  Bill Griese
      Director, Standards Development & Sustainability Initiatives
      Tile Council of North America
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Materials & Trends
      • Room: Room 243
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Luis Bautista CTI
      NTCA Technical Trainer
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Presenter
      Mr.  Robb Roderick
      NTCA Technical Trainer
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Fabrication
      • Room: Room 255
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Ms.  Emily Holle
      Director of Trend and Design
      MSI
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Workforce & Profits

      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      • Room: Room 353
      Join us as we discuss the fabrication theory. Learn how geology affects the abrasives and adhesives you select for specific applications. Review real life case studies that discussed theory and then attend demonstrations that show practical application. Come away from this session with a better understanding of... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Tony Malisani NSI
      Owner
      Malisani Inc.
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Fabrication

      10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

      • Room: Room 255
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Duane Naquin
      Owner
      Stone Interiors
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Workforce & Profits
      • Room: Room 252
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Ms.  Leatrice Eiseman CSA
      Executive Director
      Pantone Color Institute and the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Materials & Trends
      • Room: Booth 3757
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Mark Heinlein CTI 1112
      Training Director
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Presenter
      Randy Fleming ACT CERTIFIED
      Trainer/Presenter
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience
      • Room: Room 243
      Speaker(s)
      Moderator
      Ms.  Amber Fox
      NTCA Five-Star Program Director
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Fabrication


      10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

      • Room: Booth 4856
      As a companion to the classroom session Looking Good and On Time: Basic Layout and Time Management you won’t want to miss the live demonstration where your NTCA trainer will walk you through the first steps necessary to achieve an excellent layout....
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Luis Bautista CTI
      NTCA Technical Trainer
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Presenter
      Mr.  Robb Roderick
      NTCA Technical Trainer
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation Demonstration Stage

      10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 4856
      Live “how-to” classes offering attendees an up-close look at how top contracting pros handle a variety of challenging tile installations....
      Industry Segment(s)
      • General Events

      11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 3757
      Join this one hour tour to be introduced to new tile, tools and setting materials. The tour will visit various booths showcasing the latest products - no tour will be the same. All participants will receive a ticket to lunch which immediately follows the tour in the Installation & Design... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Tour Leader
      Mr.  Jim Olson BS
      Assistant Executive Director
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience

      11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 9900
      By popular demand, The Stone Fabricators Alliance will once again be presenting “The Cage”. The Cage is a dynamic, wet fabrication area contained within the exhibition floor. Sponsors of the SFA will showcase new products that you can try yourself, and members of the SFA will have ongoing “Mini-workshops” where... Read More
      Industry Segment(s)
      • General Events

      11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

      • Room: Room 255
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Steve Kleber
      Founder & President
      Kleber & Associates
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Workforce & Profits
      • Room: Room 243
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Bob Zavagno
      President
      Cleveland Marble
      Presenter
      Mr.  Greg Osterhout
      President
      Northern Stone Supply
      Moderator
      Mr.  Jim Hieb CAE
      CEO
      The Natural Stone Institute
      Presenter
      Ms.  Kathy Spanier
      Director of Marketing
      Coldspring
      Presenter
      Mr.  Michael Picco P.Eng
      President
      Picco Engineering
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Fabrication
      • Room: Room 252
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Grant Davidson
      Standards Development Engineer
      Tile Council of North America
      Presenter
      Ms.  Katelyn Simpson
      Laboratory Manager
      Tile Council of North America
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Materials & Trends

      12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 3757
      Lunch is first-come, first-served. Contractor tour attendees are guaranteed a ticket for lunch....
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience

      1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

      • Room: Booth 4856
      Learn advanced layout concepts as demonstrated by your NTCA trainer. Plan to attend the classroom session Looking Good and On Time: Basic Layout and Time Management and the live demonstration Layout Skills – Basic then follow up with this advanced demonstration to round out your layout training day....
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Randy Fleming ACT CERTIFIED
      Trainer/Presenter
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Presenter
      Mr.  Robb Roderick
      NTCA Technical Trainer
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation Demonstration Stage

      1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 3757
      Those who have taken the Certified Tile Installer written and hands-on tests will tell you that having a plan and careful time management is a must. This is the first of a three-part series where CTEF’s Scott Carothers will show you the steps for mastering the clock and finishing on... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Mark Heinlein CTI 1112
      Training Director
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Presenter
      Scott Carothers AD
      Director of Certification and Training
      Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience

      1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      • Room: Lobby H
      Quickfire Presentations - Experience short, 20-minute single focused presentations on the latest in tile & stone trends and installation. Engage Interviews - Get one-on-one insight from leaders across the industry who are setting trends and influencing design and installation innovations in tile and stone projects....
      Industry Segment(s)
      • General Events

      2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 3757
      This is not your usual tile installation demonstration. This is the keynote of all demos being performed at Coverings ’20. This is the first in a series of 3 episodes where you will be trained by none other than famed tile artists Joshua Nordstrom and Lee Callewaert and their... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Jonathan Kelsey
      Dragonfly Tile & Stone Works
      Presenter
      Joshua Nordstrom
      Owner
      Tierra Tile
      Presenter
      Lee Callewaert CTI
      Owner/Sr. Craftsman
      Dragonfly Tile & Stone Works, Inc
      Presenter
      Maria Meyer
      Dragonfly Tile & Stone Works
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience

      3:30 PM - 5:30 PM


      4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

      • Room: Booth 3757
      Compete with your peers, challenge your colleagues. Who knows the most about tile and stone? Join us in the Installation & Design Experience for giveaways and trivia during happy hour....
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience

      5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

      • Room: Room 293
      The Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects....
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Networking Events

      Tuesday, April 21

      7:15 AM - 8:00 PM


      7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

      • Room: Lobby B, Lobby D, Lobby G
      Industry Segment(s)
      • General Events

      8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

      • Room: Room 252
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Ryan Fasan
      Technical Consultant | Creative Development
      Tile of Spain USA | Bellavita Tile
      Presenter
      Mr.  Scott Conwell FAIA FCSI LEED-AP
      Director of Industry Development
      International Masonry Institute
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Materials & Trends
      • Room: Room 243
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Arthur Mintie CDT, CSI
      Sr. Director of Technical Services
      Laticrete International, Inc.
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Fabrication
      • Room: Room 353
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Luis Bautista CTI
      NTCA Technical Trainer
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Fabrication
      • Room: Room 255
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Christopher Ramey
      President
      The Home Trust International / Affluent Insights
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Workforce & Profits

      9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

      • Room: Room 255
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Wally Adamchik CSP, CMC
      President
      Firestarter Speaking and Consulting
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Workforce & Profits
      • Room: Room 243
      Speaker(s)
      Moderator
      Badia Ontra
      Owner
      Ontra Stone Concepts
      Presenter
      Blake Christensen
      CEO
      Valley View Granite
      Presenter
      David Scott BS Business Management
      CEO
      Slabworks of Montana
      TDS Corp
      Presenter
      Lucja Lawniczak
      Showroom Representative
      Illinois Granite & Marble
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Fabrication
      • Room: Room 252
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Grant Farnsworth
      Business Development Director
      The Farnsworth Group
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Materials & Trends
      • Room: Room 353
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Luis Bautista CTI
      NTCA Technical Trainer
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Presenter
      Mr.  Robb Roderick
      NTCA Technical Trainer
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Fabrication

      10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

      • Room: Booth 3757
      This is the second in a three-part series where NTCA’s trainers will guide you through the steps required to properly install waterproofing membrane and other necessary details in a custom shower being built for the installation of a one of a kind original artwork. Come to this program then return... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Mark Heinlein CTI 1112
      Training Director
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Presenter
      Randy Fleming ACT CERTIFIED
      Trainer/Presenter
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience

      10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 9900
      By popular demand, The Stone Fabricators Alliance will once again be presenting “The Cage”. The Cage is a dynamic, wet fabrication area contained within the exhibition floor. Sponsors of the SFA will showcase new products that you can try yourself, and members of the SFA will have ongoing “Mini-workshops” where... Read More
      Industry Segment(s)
      • General Events


      11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      • Room: Room 243
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Martin Brookes City & Guilds London Institute
      President
      Heritage Marble & Tile
      Presenter
      Mr.  Woody Sanders
      President
      DW Sanders Tile & Stone Contracting, Inc.
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Fabrication
      • Room: Room 255
      Speaker(s)
      Moderator
      Ms.  Amber Fox
      NTCA Five-Star Program Director
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Workforce & Profits
      • Room: Booth 3757
      Speaker(s)
      Tour Leader
      Mr.  Jim Olson BS
      Assistant Executive Director
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience
      • Room: Room 353
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Luis Bautista CTI
      NTCA Technical Trainer
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Fabrication
      • Room: Room 252
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Katie Jensen
      Owner
      Triton Stone Group of New Orleans
      Presenter
      Leslie Raymond
      Albert Architecture
      Moderator
      Melanie Spencer
      Editor
      New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles Magazine
      Presenter
      Ms.  Nomita Joshi-Gupta Principal
      Principal
      Nomita Joshi Interior Design + SPRUCE
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Materials & Trends

      11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 4856
      Every tile installation must be installed on a surface known as a substrate. Successful tile installations begin with a substrate appropriate for the intended use, is properly installed per manufacturer instructions and is made flat to meet tile industry standards. Watch and learn from NTCA trainers how to... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Randy Fleming ACT CERTIFIED
      Trainer/Presenter
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Presenter
      Scott Carothers AD
      Director of Certification and Training
      Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation Demonstration Stage

      12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 3757
      Lunch is first-come, first-served. Contractor tour attendees are guaranteed a ticket for lunch....
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience

      12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

      • Room: Room 255
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Jon Goldman
      CEO
      Turning Point
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Workforce & Profits
      • Room: Room 243
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Amy Green
      Silverlake Conservation
      Presenter
      Jan Hohn
      Owner
      Hohn & Hohn Inc.
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Fabrication
      • Room: Room 353
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Luis Bautista CTI
      NTCA Technical Trainer
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Presenter
      Mr.  Robb Roderick
      NTCA Technical Trainer
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Fabrication
      • Room: Room 252
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Vincent Marazita NSI
      President and Owner
      Stone Trends International
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Materials & Trends


      1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 3757
      This is the second segment of a three-part series where CTEF’s Scott Carothers will show you the steps for mastering the clock to make money at the jobsite and complete the Certified Tile Installer Written and Hands-on tests on time. Any CTI will tell you that time management is... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Mark Heinlein CTI 1112
      Training Director
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Presenter
      Scott Carothers AD
      Director of Certification and Training
      Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience

      1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      • Room: Lobby H
      Quickfire Presentations - Experience short, 20-minute single focused presentations on the latest in tile & stone trends and installation. Engage Interviews - Get one-on-one insight from leaders across the industry who are setting trends and influencing design and installation innovations in tile and stone projects....
      Industry Segment(s)
      • General Events

      1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

      • Room: Room 252 (begins in room)
      See the latest trends as featured during the stone trends session. Visit the Coverings show floor to get up close and personal with stone trends from across the globe as presented to you by Vince Marazita. Don’t miss this opportunity to not only see but to touch and feel... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Tour Leader
      Ms.  Emily Holle
      Director of Trend and Design
      MSI
      Tour Leader
      Mr.  Vincent Marazita NSI
      President and Owner
      Stone Trends International
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Materials & Trends

      2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 3757
      This is the second of three episodes in this Coverings ’20 feature series where true tile artists Lee Callewaert and Joshua Nordstrom take you to the next level and teach you how to transfer a unique template to the tile and begin crafting the pieces to make the finished artwork.... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Jonathan Kelsey
      Dragonfly Tile & Stone Works
      Presenter
      Joshua Nordstrom
      Owner
      Tierra Tile
      Presenter
      Lee Callewaert CTI
      Owner/Sr. Craftsman
      Dragonfly Tile & Stone Works, Inc
      Presenter
      Maria Meyer
      Dragonfly Tile & Stone Works
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience


      2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 4856
      A tiled shower is among the most complex fixtures inside a building. Constructed incorrectly, it can leak and cause damage to the entire structure. NTCA Trainers are highly experienced tile contractors that will show you how to test the watertight integrity of the shower you are constructing before you... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Randy Fleming ACT CERTIFIED
      Trainer/Presenter
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Presenter
      Mr.  Robb Roderick
      NTCA Technical Trainer
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation Demonstration Stage

      3:30 PM - 5:30 PM


      4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

      • Room: Booth 3757
      Compete with your peers, challenge your colleagues. Who knows the most about tile and stone? Join us in the Installation & Design Experience for giveaways and trivia during happy hour....
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience

      Wednesday, April 22

      7:15 AM - 8:00 PM


      7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

      • Room: Lobby B, Lobby D, Lobby G
      Industry Segment(s)
      • General Events

      8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

      • Room: Room 255
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Christopher Walker
      Vice President - Northeast Region
      David Allen Co., Inc.
      Presenter
      Dirk Sullivan
      Owner
      Hawthorne Tile
      Presenter
      Mrs.  Erin Albrecht M. Ed.
      COO
      J&R Tile, Inc.
      Presenter
      Jason McDaniel
      Moderator
      Luke Miller
      Podcast Host, Licensed Tile Contractor
      Tile Money/Miller Tile & Stone
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Workforce & Profits
      • Room: Room 243
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Randy Fleming ACT CERTIFIED
      Trainer/Presenter
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Presenter
      Scott Carothers AD
      Director of Certification and Training
      Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Fabrication
      • Room: Room 252
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  JAMES DION MS, PhD
      President and Owner
      Dionco Inc.
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Materials & Trends

      9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

      • Room: Room 255
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Elliot Eisenberg PhD
      Economist
      Premiere Speakers Bureau, Inc
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Workforce & Profits
      • Room: Room 252
      Speaker(s)
      Moderator
      Ms.  Alena Capra CMKBD
      Industry Ambassador, Coverings
      Alena Capra Designs
      Presenter
      Ms.  Cristina Faedi
      Manager, Promotional Activties
      Ceramics of Italy & Cersaie
      Presenter
      Ms.  Lindsey Ann Waldrep MBA
      Vice President, Marketing
      Crossville Inc.
      Presenter
      Mr.  Ryan Fasan
      Technical Consultant | Creative Development
      Tile of Spain USA | Bellavita Tile
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Materials & Trends
      • Room: Room 243
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Jonathan Mitnick
      Partner
      CCS Stone, Inc.
      Presenter
      Mr.  Mark Meriaux
      Accreditation and Technical Manager
      Natural Stone Institute
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Fabrication

      10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

      • Room: Booth 3757
      This is what you’ve been waiting for – the final installment of a 3 part series where NTCA’s installers team up with the fine artists from Tierra Tile and Dragonfly Tile and Stone to check final layout and ensure every detail has been addressed before installing the original artwork. See... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Mark Heinlein CTI 1112
      Training Director
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Presenter
      Randy Fleming ACT CERTIFIED
      Trainer/Presenter
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience

      10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 9900
      By popular demand, The Stone Fabricators Alliance will once again be presenting “The Cage”. The Cage is a dynamic, wet fabrication area contained within the exhibition floor. Sponsors of the SFA will showcase new products that you can try yourself, and members of the SFA will have ongoing “Mini-workshops” where... Read More
      Industry Segment(s)
      • General Events


      10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

      • Room: Booth 4856
      Every tile installation must be installed on a surface known as a substrate. Successful tile installations begin with a substrate appropriate for the intended use, is properly installed per manufacturer instructions and is made flat to meet tile industry standards. Watch and learn from NTCA trainers how to... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Robb Roderick
      NTCA Technical Trainer
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Presenter
      Scott Carothers AD
      Director of Certification and Training
      Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation Demonstration Stage

      11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 3757
      Speaker(s)
      Tour Leader
      Mr.  Jim Olson BS
      Assistant Executive Director
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience
      • Room: Room 252 (begins in room)
      Speaker(s)
      Tour Leader
      Ms.  Alena Capra CMKBD
      Industry Ambassador, Coverings
      Alena Capra Designs
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Materials & Trends

      12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 3757
      Lunch is first-come, first-served. Contractor tour attendees are guaranteed a ticket for lunch....
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience

      12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

      • Room: Room 252
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Eric Astrachan
      Executive Director
      Tile Council of North America
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Materials & Trends

      12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

      • Room: Booth 9057
      Attendees become familiar with the process of investigating products that are new to their processes. The development of focused questions and the explanations provided by vendors will help to ensure that the product or machine performs as anticipated and will provide the expected results....
      Speaker(s)
      Tour Leader
      Mr.  GK Naquin NSI
      President
      Stone Interiors
      Tour Leader
      Mr.  Tony Malisani NSI
      Owner
      Malisani Inc.
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Fabrication

      1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 3757
      This is the final segment of a three-part series about turning your jobsite time management skills into success when you take the CTI certification. CTEF’s Scott Carothers will discuss planning your work-flow for success in the field and at the test site. Learn how successfully completing the CTI can... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Mark Heinlein CTI 1112
      Training Director
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Presenter
      Scott Carothers AD
      Director of Certification and Training
      Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience

      1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      • Room: Lobby H
      Quickfire Presentations - Experience short, 20-minute single focused presentations on the latest in tile & stone trends and installation. Engage Interviews - Get one-on-one insight from leaders across the industry who are setting trends and influencing design and installation innovations in tile and stone projects....
      Industry Segment(s)
      • General Events

      2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 3757
      You cannot afford to miss the final episode in this series. This is when tile artists Joshua Nordstrom and Lee Callewaert and their teams will finish the installation of their original artwork. Hear them recap the process from start to finish and be inspired to follow in their footsteps... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Jonathan Kelsey
      Dragonfly Tile & Stone Works
      Presenter
      Joshua Nordstrom
      Owner
      Tierra Tile
      Presenter
      Lee Callewaert CTI
      Owner/Sr. Craftsman
      Dragonfly Tile & Stone Works, Inc
      Presenter
      Maria Meyer
      Dragonfly Tile & Stone Works
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience

      3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

      • Room: Booth 4856
      This is the companion demonstration to the classroom session Making it Big Time – Large Format Tile Installation. NTCA trainers and experienced tile contractors will demonstrate how to make absolutely certain your Large Format Tile installation will stand the test of time by meeting industry standards, following instructions and using... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Luis Bautista CTI
      NTCA Technical Trainer
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Presenter
      Mr.  Mark Heinlein CTI 1112
      Training Director
      National Tile Contractors Association
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation Demonstration Stage

      3:30 PM - 5:30 PM


      4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

      • Room: Booth 3757
      Compete with your peers, challenge your colleagues. Who knows the most about tile and stone? Join us in the Installation & Design Experience for giveaways and trivia during happy hour....
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Installation & Design Experience

      5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

        Join National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) for their annual awards program followed by the first annual NTCA Party featuring live music performed by the "Tile Band" comprised of industry professionals! Awards will include the Tile Person of the Year, the Five Star Projects of the Year, and the Tom Ade Scholarship.... Read More
        Industry Segment(s)

          Thursday, April 23

          7:15 AM - 3:30 PM


          7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

          • Room: Lobby B, Lobby D, Lobby G
          Industry Segment(s)
          • General Events

          8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

          • Room: Room 243
          Speaker(s)
          Presenter
          Luis Bautista CTI
          NTCA Technical Trainer
          National Tile Contractors Association
          Presenter
          Mr.  Robb Roderick
          NTCA Technical Trainer
          National Tile Contractors Association
          Industry Segment(s)
          • Installation & Fabrication
          • Room: Room 255
          Speaker(s)
          Presenter
          Dudley Light
          US Department of Labor
          Industry Segment(s)
          • Workforce & Profits

          10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

          • Room: Room 243
          Speaker(s)
          Presenter
          Luis Bautista CTI
          NTCA Technical Trainer
          National Tile Contractors Association
          Industry Segment(s)
          • Installation & Fabrication
          • Room: Room 293
          Speaker(s)
          Presenter
          MIna Starsiak Hawk
          HGTV Star
          'Good Bones', 'A Very Brady Renovation', & 'Rock the Block'
          Industry Segment(s)
          • General Events
          • Room: Room 255
          Speaker(s)
          Presenter
          Aaron Hicken
          General Manager
          Delta Stone Products
          Presenter
          Ms.  Brie Pfannenbecker
          Vice President, Operations
          Connecticut Stone Supplies, Inc.
          Presenter
          Mr.  Duane Naquin
          Owner
          Stone Interiors
          Moderator
          Mr.  Tony Malisani NSI
          Owner
          Malisani Inc.
          Industry Segment(s)
          • Workforce & Profits

          10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

          • Room: Booth 4856
          Live “how-to” classes offering attendees an up-close look at how top contracting pros handle a variety of challenging tile installations....
          Industry Segment(s)
          • General Events

          10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

          • Room: Booth 9900
          By popular demand, The Stone Fabricators Alliance will once again be presenting “The Cage”. The Cage is a dynamic, wet fabrication area contained within the exhibition floor. Sponsors of the SFA will showcase new products that you can try yourself, and members of the SFA will have ongoing “Mini-workshops” where... Read More
          Industry Segment(s)
          • General Events


          10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

          • Room: Booth 4856
          What is a Wet Film Thickness Gauge? Why do you need one? How do you use it? Where can you get one? Who will teach me about this? NTCA’s highly experienced tile contractors and professional trainers will teach you everything you absolutely need to know about the what,... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Presenter
          Luis Bautista CTI
          NTCA Technical Trainer
          National Tile Contractors Association
          Presenter
          Randy Fleming ACT CERTIFIED
          Trainer/Presenter
          National Tile Contractors Association
          Industry Segment(s)
          • Installation Demonstration Stage

          10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

          • Room: Booth 3757
          This is the one you’ve been waiting for. You have your CTI. Now it’s time for the ACTs. CTEF’s Scott Carothers and NTCA’s Jim Olson will bring you up to speed on the ACT program and will inform you on what the program is all about. How many ACTs... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Presenter
          Mr.  Jim Olson BS
          Assistant Executive Director
          National Tile Contractors Association
          Presenter
          Scott Carothers AD
          Director of Certification and Training
          Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
          Industry Segment(s)
          • Installation & Design Experience

          11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

          • Room: Lobby H
          Quickfire Presentations - Experience short, 20-minute single focused presentations on the latest in tile & stone trends and installation. Engage Interviews - Get one-on-one insight from leaders across the industry who are setting trends and influencing design and installation innovations in tile and stone projects....
          Industry Segment(s)
          • General Events

          11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

          • Room: Room 255
          Technology is changing the way we do businesses in the stone industry. From the fabrication process to sales, technology has created efficiency and increase production. Join us as we discuss the sales process and how technology has improved the stone industry’s ability to sell. Discuss new software... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Presenter
          Frank Sciarrino
          Chief Operating Officer/Managing Partner
          Quote Countertops
          Presenter
          Geoffrey Gran
          Owner
          The Countertop Factory Midwest
          Moderator
          Mr.  GK Naquin NSI
          President
          Stone Interiors
          Industry Segment(s)
          • Workforce & Profits

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