OCT 22-25, 2016 / Indian Wells, CA



Note: The schedule is subject to change. Some events overlap in time, you may only register for one. Events that indicate CTDA, NTCA, TCAA or TCNA are events ONLY open to members of the corresponding association.

Friday, October 21st

1:00pm –6:00pm ANSI ASC A108 Committee Meeting

Saturday, October 22nd

8:00am –11:00am CTDA CCTS Testing (Exam)
8:00am - 10:00am NTCA Membership Committee Meeting
10:00am - 12:00pm NTCA Training & Education Committee Meeting
8:00am - 12:00pm NTCA Methods and Standards Committee - Closed Meeting
1:00pm - 5:00pm NTCA Technical Committee Meeting
5:30pm - 7:30pm Board of Directors and Committee Member Reception

Sunday, October 23rd

7:30am - 11:00am CTDA Board Meeting
9:00am - 10:00am TCAA IMI Contractor College
7:00am - 11:00am NTCA Board Meeting
9:00am - 11:00am MMSA Meeting
10:00am - 11:00am TCAA Contractor Business Meeting
12:00pm - 5:30pm Golf Tournament
12:00pm - 5:00pm Aerial Tram Tour
12:00pm - 3:45pm Canyon Hike Tour
12:00pm - 4:45pm Canyon Bike Tour
1:00pm - 4:00pm Jeep Tour
6:30pm - 8:30pm Opening Reception

Monday, October 24th

7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am - 9:30am

Opening Keynote: Joe Calloway: Video 1, Video 2
Sponsor: Alena Capra, Coverings

10:00am - 5:00pm TCNA Board Meeting
10:00am - 10:50am

Breakout- Understanding ANSI A137.1 and How To Apply this to your Installation Projects

10:00am - 10:50am Breakout: Technology and Software for the Tile Industry
10:45am - 2:45pm El Paseo Tasting Tour
11:00am - 11:50am Breakout-Leading Employees of All Generations
11:00am - 11:50am Breakout: Ready to Get 'Floored' by all the Possibilities for Success?
12:00pm - 1:30pm Awards Lunch: Raymond Byrne, Harold Yarborough, NTCA
1:45pm - 2:15pm NTCA Annual Meeting
1:45pm - 2:45pm CTDA Annual Meeting/Committee Meetings
2:45pm - 3:30pm Distributors Forum
2:30pm - 3:20pm Breakout: Electronic Document and Data Management Strategies
3:30pm - 4:30pm Breakout: How to Avoid Confrontation with Change Orders
3:30pm - 4:30pm Breakout: Hiring and Retaining Employees and Strategies for Bringing a Younger Generation into the Tile Industry
4:30pm - 7:30pm Table Top Exhibits and Reception

Tuesday, October 25th

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 10:00am

Keynote: Ken Simonson
Sponsor: Armando Cafiero, Ceramic Tiles of Italy: Video 1 (Cersaie), Video 2 (Ceramic Tiles of Italy)

10:30am - 11:20am Breakout: Risk as a Strategic Asset
10:30am - 11:20am Breakout: Design Trends
11:30am - 12:20pm Breakout: Project Management
11:30am - 12:20pm Breakout: A Road Map to the 2016 Elections: What Small Business Leaders Should Know: David Wasserman, House Editor for The Cook Political Report
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Lunch & Keynote: David Okerlund, "Obtaining Altitude by Attitude"
Sponsor: Sevgin Utlug, Turkish Ceramics

2:15pm - 3:05pm

Breakout: Large Formats and Reduced Thickness Tiles, Industry Updates: Video, Power Point Presentation

5:30pm - 7:00pm CTDA President's Reception
7:00pm - 8:00pm Closing Reception
8:00pm - 12:00am Sports Spectacular Dinner and Dance