The 2014 International Roofing Expo (IRE) is seeking researchers, educators, consultants, technical experts and industry leaders to share their knowledge and business expertise as presenters for the educational conference program.
The three-day event will take place Feb. 26-28, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas. The educational program presents the latest trends in the roofing industry designed to help attendees increase their bottom line and expand their technical knowledge.
Seeking expert speakers with proven, dynamic presentation skills and in-depth knowledge, sessions are 90 minutes in length and should contain timely, practical information that can be immediately implemented in the workplace.
“We are seeking high-profile speakers and top-notch industry innovators well-versed in the most relevant topics and issues facing roofing professionals today,” says Brandi McElhaney, senior conference manager. “If you would like to make a meaningful contribution to the industry, we encourage you to submit a proposal.”
Topic submissions should focus on applications-oriented, real-world, problem-solving topics, and be free of promotional materials to sell a product or service.
The multi-track educational program includes technical and workplace safety classes, as well as business-related sessions, including leadership/management, green building, legal/HR, money matters, sales/service and general business.
The primary audience of the educational conference program includes commercial and residential roofing contractors, architects, designers, consultants, building owners, facility managers, manufacturers, suppliers, owners, CEOs, general managers, sales professionals, estimators, superintendents and foremen.
“The conference program is an important component of the Expo, offering attendees the opportunity to learn the best practices in the industry,” says Bill Good, executive vice president of NRCA, the show’s official sponsor. “Professionals interested in speaking should submit their proposals as soon as possible.”
The deadline for submitting Call for Presentations proposals is April 15, 2013. Session proposals should be submitted via the automated submission form. Questions should be directed to Brandi McElhaney at [email protected] or (972) 536-6392.