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Bonus Education

Amplify your industry knowledge by taking part in the bonus education programs offered at The International Surface Event.


CFI Certification

Sponsored by Floor Covering Installer Magazine
Why Certified Floorcovering Installer (CFI) Training & Certification? To do the job right, you need to enhance your skills with updated training. CFI provides exactly that: real hands-on training in proper flooring installation techniques (including how to correct problems from someone else's bad installation). 


Designing With Natural Stone

Designing with Natural Stone gives architects and designers the chance to earn continuing education credits through a full-day program conceived to educate participants about stone design. For more information on the Designing with Natural Stone event in 2018, contact Carol Wilkins, Sr. Conference Manager.

Designer Day

Sponsored by Houzz and Karastan
Join us for a full-day of inspiration filled with captivating products, tours and education. This all-day educational event is a must-attend for interior designers looking to get the scoop on upcoming trends and the newest products available for their clients! 


Designer Day Luncheon featuring Art Gensler Jr.

Sponsored by Houzz and Karastan
Keynote Speaker: Art Gensler Jr., FAIA, FIIDA, RIBA
Take advantage of an accredited design session while enjoying a fabulous catered luncheon.

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Houzz Education

Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. With over 25 million monthly visitors, Houzz offers homeowners inspiration, advice, and connections to pros who can turn their dreams into reality. Houzz will be presenting multiple education opportunities at TISE. 


International Concrete Repair Institute's Moisture Testing Certification Program

The purpose of this certification program is to help improve the performance of concrete slab moisture testing to result in more consistent, accurate and reliable results that will help flooring manufacturers, architects, engineers and contractors make better decisions as to when a concrete floor is ready for a floor covering installation. 


International Woodworking Fair (IWF) Education

Sessions brought to you by the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) at The International Surface Event.

North American Laminate Flooring Association Certified Laminate Flooring Inspector Program

This is the first course exclusively dedicated to laminate flooring and promoted by the largest North-American laminate flooring manufacturers! This course was developed for laminate floorcovering inspectors, Retail Sales Personnel and Manufacturer Claims Managers/Analysts. 


Natural Fiber Installers Certification Workshop

This free session will give you the tools that you need to help educate your customers on the value of wool carpet. You will leave with an understanding of the advantages and benefits of wool carpet. Great session if you are new to the wool market or want more information to bring to your clients and staff.  


Case Studies

Attendees can  learn-from-the-learned in Case Study sessions designed to express and inspire: Why After Sale Marketing Will Save Your Business and Tivoli Village Las Vegas focusing on the economical use of natural stone as a visual and influential application.

>> Why After Sale Marketing Will Save Your Business

>> Tivoli Village Las Vegas


Retailer Experience

Includes Exhibits with IGNITE education program [EE], Off-Site Culture Tour @ Zappos [RCT], Speed Trending Tours: An Eye on the 2017 Trends [STT1] and Light Coffee/Pastry Bites

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Retailer Day

Includes Thursday Day Pass to IGNITE program and the Retailer Culture Tour @ Zappos. [RCT]

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Speed Trending Tour

The process of creative design should never be an afterthought, but a well-developed plan with the latest resources at your fingertips. Get visually inspired and emotionally connected through tactile experiences, all with an eye on 2017 trends.

Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) MegaWorkshop

Attend the MegaWorkshop, brought to you by the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA).  This workshop is free to all fabricators; space is limited so registration is strongly recommended! 

After the MegaWorkshop, attend the SFA Sponsor Appreciation Party. 


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