DALLAS — The 2014 International Roofing Expo (IRE) is seeking researchers, educators, consultants, technical experts, and industry leaders to share their knowledge and business expertise as presenters for the educational conference program. The event will take place Feb. 26-28, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The educational program conference presents the latest trends in the roofing industry designed to help attendees increase their bottom line and expand their technical knowledge. 
IRE wants expert speakers with proven, dynamic presentation skills and in-depth knowledge. Sessions are 90 minutes long and should contain timely, practical information that can be immediately implemented in the workplace. Topic submissions should focus on applications-oriented, real world, problem-solving topics and be free of promotional materials.  
“We are seeking high-profile speakers and top-notch industry innovators well-versed in the most relevant topics and issues facing roofing professionals today,” Senior Conference Manager Brandi McElhaney said. “If you would like to make a meaningful contribution to the industry, we encourage you to submit a proposal.”
The multi-track educational program includes technical and workplace safety classes, as well as business-related sessions including leadership and management, green building, legal and human resources, money matters, sales and service, and general business. The primary audience includes commercial and residential roofing contractors, architects, designers, consultants, building owners, facility managers, manufacturers, suppliers, owners, CEOs, general managers, sales professionals, estimators, superintendents and foremen.  
“The conference program is an important component of the Expo, offering attendees the opportunity to learn the best practices in the industry," Bill Good, executive vice president of NRCA and the show’s official sponsor, said. “Professionals interested in speaking should submit their proposals as soon as possible.”
The deadline for submitting proposals is April 15, 2013. Session proposals should be submitted via the automated submission form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NMTFLNP. Questions should be directed to McElhaney at 972-536-6392 or BMcElhaney@HanleyWood.com.
For more information, call 972-536-6415 or visit www.theroofingexpo.com/attendee.