NOV 4-7, 2017 / Washington DC



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.

Saturday, November 4th

8:00am –11:00am CTDA CCTS Testing (Exam)
8:00am - 12:00pm NTCA Methods and Standards Committee - Closed Meeting
8:00am - 10:00am NTCA Membership Committee Meeting
10:00am - 12:00pm NTCA Training & Education Committee Meeting
1:00pm - 5:00pm ANSI ASC A108 Committee Meeting
5:30pm - 7:30pm Board of Directors and Committee Member Reception

Sunday, November 5th

6:30am - 3:00pm Registration
7:00am - 11:00am NTCA Board Meeting
7:30am - 11:00am CTDA Board Meeting
8:00am - 10:30am TCAA Board and Contractor Business Meeting
9:00am - 11:00am MMSA Meeting
12:00pm - 4:00pm Welcome to Washington Highlights Tour
12:00pm - 5:00pm Smithsonian Exploration Tour
12:00pm - 4:30pm Magic of Mount Vernon Tour
12:30pm - 4:00pm Escape Room Team Building Experience
6:00pm - 8:00pm Opening Reception

Monday, November 6th

6:30am - 5:00pm Registration
7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am - 9:30am

Opening Keynote: The Conference Catalyst, Thom Singer
Coverings 2018 Video

9:30am - 10:00am Networking Break
10:00am - 5:00pm TCNA Board Meeting
10:00am - 10:50am

Breakout: The Art of Negotiation, Part 1

10:00am - 10:50am Breakout: Turning Online Interactions into In-Person Opportunities to Close Sales, Irene Williams
10:30am-3:30pm DC Foodie Experience: Capitol Hill
10:50am - 11:15am Networking Break
11:15am - 12:05pm Breakout: The Art of Negotiation, Part 2
11:15am - 12:05pm Breakout: Leading and Managing Knowledge Workers...Who Think for a Living, Sandy Smith
12:15pm - 1:00pm

Lunch: Turkish Ceramics Video

1:10pm - 1:40pm NTCA Annual Meeting
1:10pm - 2:45pm CTDA Annual Meeting/Committee Meetings
1:30pm - 4:30pm AIA Session for Architects (Break from 2:45pm - 3:00pm)
1:30pm - 2:45pm Breakout: Selecting and Specifying Ceramic Tile with ANSI and ISO Standards, MAPEI
2:45pm - 3:15pm Networking Break
3:15pm - 4:20pm Distributors Forum
4:30pm - 7:30pm Table Top Exhibits and Reception (6:30pm - 7:30pm)

Tuesday, November 7th

7:00am - 3:00pm Registration
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 10:00am

Closing Keynote: Happy, Healthy, High-Performers!: The Keys to Resilience at Work & Home, Wayne Sotile

10:00am - 10:30am Networking Break
10:30am - 11:20am Breakout: You Can Hire a Manager, But You Can't Hire an Owner, Tom Shay
10:30am - 11:20am Breakout: The Amazing Face: How to Close Sales in the Showroom Part 1, Mac Fulfer
11:20am - 11:45am Networking Break
11:45am - 12:35pm Breakout: The Amazing Face: How to Close Sales in the Showroom Part 2, Mac Fulfer
11:45am - 12:35pm Contractor Roundtable Part 1: The Business of Being a Tile Contractor (Presented by NTCA and TCAA)
12:00pm - 4:00pm First Ladies Tour
12:45pm - 1:45pm

Lunch: Bostik Slides
Bostik Vivid Video, Bostik Comparison Video

2:00pm - 2:50pm

Contractor Roundtable Part 2: Resolving Common Jobsite Problems (Presented by NTCA and TCAA)

2:00pm - 2:50pm Breakout: The Real Profit Drivers: An In-depth Review of What Really Impacts Profit, Al Bates
2:50pm-3:20pm Networking Break
3:20pm - 4:00pm Breakout: Joint Contractor and Distributor Forum
5:00pm - 6:00pm CTDA President's Reception
6:00pm - 7:00pm Closing Reception
7:00pm - 11:00am

Industry Awards Gala Dinner and Dance
TCNA: 2018 Lifelong Service to the Industry Award: Steve Taylor, Director of Architecture and Technical Marketing, Custom Building Products
TCAA: 2017 Carl V. Cesery Award: Edward D. Metcalf, President & COO, LATICRETE
NTCA: 2017 Ring of Honor: Dan Welch, President and COO, Welch Tile & Marble
CTDA: 2017 Hall of Fame: Tom Carr, President, Pan American Ceramics