The 2023 Wall and Ceiling Conference & Trade Show offers educational programs personalized to your career.

Choose between two tracks - Wall & Ceiling or Executive - so you can make the most of your time.

Wall & Ceiling Track

Opportunities Come Knocking - On Wood!
Friday, May 5 • 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Woodn’t you like to learn about the many benefits, aspects, resources and training in the wood industry, connect with two of the leading wood organizations and walk away with a new perspective on wood construction?
Presented by Aleeta Dene, Engineered Wood Specialist at APA - The Engineered Wood Association, and Mike Romanowski, SE, Regional Director (California-South, Arizona, New Mexico) for WoodWorks - Wood Products Council

Stucco for the 21st Century
Saturday, May 6 • 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
This seminar will discuss recent changes to the water-resistive barrier requirements in the IBC and the IRC; water- and air-resistive barriers and drainage mat systems; continuous insulation systems, including mineral wool and foam board; state-of-the-art stucco accessories that enhance drainage and drying potential; and lath and insulation fasteners that, in addition to providing support, will seal blind fastener penetrations.
Presented by Don Pilz, CEMCO Research & Development Product Manager, and Kevin D. Nolan, Technical Director - North America at VaproShield

Delegated Design - Risk & Rewards
Saturday, May 6 • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This seminar includes the potential pitfalls of delegated design projects and how to avoid them, the associated legal and risk management aspects of delegated design and a Q&A session to ask your questions and share your experiences with our legal and insurance experts.
Presented by James T. Yand, Partner at Miller Nash LLP; Nicole McLaughlin, Partner at Miller Nash LLP; and Bryan J. Dunn, CRIS, CICS, Senior Vice President Broker at Brown & Brown of WA, Inc.

Executive Track

Recruiting and Working with Your Financial Team
Friday, May 5 • 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
A roundtable discussion on banking, accounting, bonding, and investing. Bring your financial questions and learn directly from a team of financial professionals to benefit your business.
Presented by Chris Price, Managing Director of Wealth Management and Senior Portfolio Manager at the Price Group; Erik Dickerson, Regional Executive Vice President of American Business Bank’s Orange County Regional Office in Irvine; Lou Rendon, Principal at Rendon & Associates, LLP; and Erik Johansson, President at Performance Bonding Surety & Insurance Brokerage

The NWCB/SWACCA National Labor Productivity Study is Here - Get Paid for Your Work
Saturday, May 6 • 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
This seminar includes a critical update for the Impacts to Labor Productivity in Steel Framing and the Installation and Finishing of Gypsum Wallboard, originally published in 2009; a discussion surrounding the impact variables commonly experienced by the wall and ceiling contractor; and how to establish or estimate the cost associated with your workforce.
Presented by Terry Kastner, Executive Director for the NWCB, and Gerald H. Williams, Founder of Construction Research LLC

Mental Fitness Through Tactical Team Cohesion
Saturday, May 6 • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This session highlights mindsets, strategies and tactics to help leaders increase team cohesion and improve mental fitness and performance, regardless of struggle. You will learn about popular mindsets and trends that, although well intended, can be harmful to teams in the long term, strategies to help protect teams from harmful actions while enhancing their ability to serve teammates and tactics for common work-life scenarios that are simple to normalize and provide immediate and long-term benefits. While the session focuses on developing skills around team cohesion in work-life, the skills are useful in all areas of life. You will be able to apply these lessons to your personal life too.
Presented by Chad Pearson, Director of Business Development and Dealer of Truth, Happiness & RBD at Plexxis Software Inc.

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