Mark Your Calendars for A&D Day at Coverings

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Monday, April 22: A&D Day at Coverings 2024

Coverings is North America’s largest tile & stone event, featuring 1,000+ global exhibitors and 26,000+ industry professionals. If you have just one day to take a trip around the world of tile & stone, make it Monday, April 22 – A&D Day AND Earth Day. Be inspired by the new formats, shapes and textures on display. Relish in the timeless beauty, sustainable properties, and unmatched durability that ceramic tile provides. Expand your horizons with free demos and seminars. And, so much more!

A&D Day Intinerary

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Room B312
Kick off the day with breakfast and the can’t-miss keynote address, “Building Globally, Designing Locally— How Materiality Empowers Spirit of Place” from architect Chad Oppenheim.

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Room B312
Sneak a peek at the future of color and design trends with Pantone Color Institute’s Leatrice Eiseman.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Room B312
Discover the top tile trends from around the world in this yearly must-attend session.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Room B312
Go green with the panel from “Tile Industry Insights: Deciphering Embodied Carbon and Green Architecture and Design.”

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Room B312
Explore the hot topics of well-being and healthy building practices with mindful MATERIALS and Healthy Materials Lab.

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Halls B & C
Open exploration of the show floor. Explore nine miles of tile & stone and make time for these popular show floor features:

     Outdoor Oasis: Hall C, Booth 7006
     Artisan Showcase: Hall C, Booth 7259
     Trends & Solutions Stage: Hall B, Booth 1405
     Installation Innovation Stage: Hall C, Booth 7863

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM | Outdoor Oasis, Hall C, Booth 7006
End your day with your fellow architect and design colleagues for happy hour in the Outdoor Oasis. Cheers!

Building Globally, Designing Locally – How Materiality Empowers Spirit of Place
Monday, April 22 | 8:00 – 9:00 AM | Room B312

From the Middle East to Miami, architect Chad Oppenheim and his eponymous firm, Oppenheim Architecture, are globally recognized for their monumental buildings that manage to strike the balance between innovative modernity and honoring regional context. In this stimulating keynote, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award winner and 2023 American Prize for Architecture laureate will explore how materials play the ultimate role in establishing each project’s “spirit of place,” paying homage to the land with which it is built through materials ranging from indigenous custom tiles, to corrugated metal facades, to even materials excavated from the site on which a project is being built. Learn more.

Show Floor Hours

Monday, April 22: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday, April 23: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Wednesday, April 24: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Thursday, April 25: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Why Coverings?

“As a designer and small business owner, it really helps to be able to know what is new in the tile & stone industry. I want to be able to give [clients] the opportunity to have access to the latest products and trends.” 

Want to attend Coverings and Design ADAC?

Just because Monday, April 22 is A&D Day doesn’t mean you can’t attend Coverings the rest of the week. To make it easy for design professionals to travel between the two events, we’re providing complimentary shuttle bus service between Coverings and DESIGN ADAC. The bus will depart every hour on the top of the hour from Hall B of the Georgia World Congress Center for ADAC. Learn more about DESIGN ADAC. 

Shuttle Bus Schedule:

Tuesday, April 23: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (last departure from GWCC is 5:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 24: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (last departure from GWCC is 5:00 p.m.)

Thursday, April 25: 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (last departure from GWCC is 1:00 p.m.)

Shuttle Service Sponsored By:

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