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Conference Sessions


In today’s highly competitive marketplace, having strong knowledge of successful business tactics and best practices from industry leaders is key to professional success. Through its robust program of notable and respected speakers, Coverings provides this competitive edge – free of charge. Coverings 2017 featured an outstanding lineup of 70+ FREE education sessions available to both attendees and exhibitors.

Free Education

Earn free CEUs by attending Coverings conference sessions. Coverings is an AIA/CES Approved Provider and a NKBA CEU Provider Partner. Why spend hundreds of dollars and travel to multiple locations when you can earn dozens of CEUs for FREE all in one location?!

View the approved sessions from Coverings 2017:

2018 Call for Presentations & Ideas!


We invite you to submit your educational, non-proprietary ideas and proposals to be considered for the Coverings 2018 conference program.

Themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Contractors + dealers working together
  • Trends / What's next?
  • Case studies of Atlanta renovation projects
  • Engaging millennial designers
  • Innovative success stories
  • Technology in tile and stone
  • Large format tile installation
  • Economic forecasting
  • Health, safety and wellness

To submit a proposal for consideration in the Coverings 2018 conference program, use the submission button below. Have an idea/suggestion but don't want to present? Email

Submission Deadline: September 8, 2017, 5pm PDT

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Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF)


Coverings has a long history of supporting the tile industry and encouraging continuing education, tile installation certification, and training.

In fact, through its support of the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF), Coverings actively encourages the highest standards in tile installation, certification, and education.

The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) provides education and installer certification for professionals working in the ceramic tile and stone industry. The CTEF Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program is the only third-party assessment of installer skill and knowledge which is recognized by the tile industry. It also offers Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) testing. Both tests were offered at Coverings 2017.

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