2019 Convention Agenda

Wednesday (9/11)

8:00am - 1:00pm
Pre-Convention wall building
11:00am - 1:00pm
Pre-Convention Registration
8:00am - 12:00pm
Novice Bonus Sessions

  • An overview of removal and stripping methods
  • A guide to surfaces and prep, with a brief section for using
    bridging liners.
  • Pastes and Primers – an introduction
  • Tools, Machines and other things that you will make use of in
    your career. (Includes 10 minutes on how to use your WIA
    membership)
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Metal Leaf Class
A comprehensive look into installing metal leaf wallcovering –
KL Connor
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Registration

Thursday (9/12)

7:30am - 10:00am
Registration
8:30am - 9:30am
Welcome and Business Breakfast
9:30am - 9:50am
What’s New & Votings Apps
10:00am - 10:15am
Break
10:15am - 11:05am
Site Unseen
Learn to prepare for and manage jobs that you are unable to see before starting the job. Focus will be on the information the installer needs ahead of time, who is in the chain of communication, who is responsible for having the site ready for installation and what is necessary to have the site ready for installation. – Phil Reinhard
11:15am - 12:05pm
Big Goods / Small Spaces – William White III
12:15pm - 1:45pm
Craftsman Awards Luncheon
1:45pm - 2:10pm
TT - West Region
2:15pm - 2:40pm
TT - Mid-Atlantic Region
2:45pm - 3:35pm
Expanding, contracting and weaving pattern for a perfect install
Heidi will discuss and show examples of why expanding, contracting and weaving patterns allow for a more visually pleasing installation. Want every sconce in the room to hit the pattern in the same place? Want to get rid of the kill point and weave the mismatch away? Heidi will show the techniques she and her team have learned to create a seamless install. – Heidi Mead
3:45pm - 4:35pm

Guru Sessions

GS - Social Media- Today’s Free Marketing - 30ppl Max
A basic Instagram #101 on the ins and outs of using the benefi ts of social media for amazing business exposure and growth. Best of all, it’s free! Learning how to reach your target market and keep them coming back. – Vickie Turner
GS - Finishing Outside Corners & Arches - 15ppl Max – Sarah Smyth
GS-Hands on practice expanding and contracting pattern to balance a room and end the use of the kill point - 10ppl Max This session is a follow up to Heidi’s talk. Together we will practice expanding and contracting patterns to create a more balanced and seamless install. No more colliding patterns and cut off elements. With a little math and courage we can end the kill point and create a more painterly install. – Heidi Mead
3:45pm - 4:10pm

Guru Sessions

GS - Table Trimming Untrimmed Paper- 15ppl Max
Are you nervous about table trimming? If you would like to gain more confi dence at the table this class is for you. Come and learn how to use your tools to your advantage to get the best result when trimming untrimmed paper. – Amy Anderson & Sam Wright
GS - Different Uses and Applications of Muslin - 20ppl Max
How to use muslin on fl at walls and ceilings with paste, and using it with staples on paneling and other uneven surfaces. – Jeff Ragland
GS - Pasting Machine - 25ppl Max – Bob Banker
GS - Wallcovering Removal Techniques - 25ppl Max
Remove wall coverings safely and professionally – Vinnie LaRusso
4:15pm - 4:35pm

Guru Sessions

GS - Table Trimming Untrimmed Paper - 15ppl Max
Are you nervous about table trimming? If you would like to gain more confidence at the table this class is for you. Come and learn how to use your tools to your advantage to get the best result when trimming untrimmed paper. – Amy Anderson & Sam Wright
GS - Different Uses and Applications of Muslin - 20ppl Max
How to use muslin on fl at walls and ceilings with paste, and using it with staples on paneling and other uneven surfaces. – Jeff RaglandM
GS - Pasting Machine - 25ppl Max – Bob Banker
GS - Wallcovering Removal Techniques - 25ppl Max
Remove wall coverings safely and professionally – Vinnie LaRusso
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Vendor Showcase

Friday (9/13)

8:30am - 9:20am
Known Delicates - Part II
Demo of hanging embroidered silk, continued from last year’s presentation of the products, tools, design miniatures, and hanging instructions used in hanging delicate materials. – Gerri Beauvais
9:30am - 10:20am
Take Offs from Blueprints – Larry Cohen
10:30am - 10:45am
Break
10:45am - 11:35am
Using Technology in your Business
Demonstrating methods of using technology (primarily phone and tablet) to run your business. Using REMARKABLE for bidding jobs and notes taking – Tim Puckett, Mike Digilio and Mike King
11:45am - 12:10pm
TT - Centeral Region
12:15pm - 12:40pm
TT - Northeast Region
12:45pm - 1:35pm

Guru Sessions

GS - Social Media- Today’s Free Marketing - 30ppl Max
A basic Instagram #101 on the ins and outs of using the benefi ts of social media for amazing business exposure and growth. Best of all, it’s free! Learning how to reach your target market and keep them coming back. – Vickie Turner
GS - Finishing Outside Corners & Arches - 15ppl Max – Sarah Smyth
GS-Hands on practice expanding and contracting pattern to balance a room and end the use of the kill point - 10ppl Max
This session is a follow up to Heidi’s talk. Together we will practice expanding and contracting patterns to create a more balanced and seamless install. No more colliding patterns and cut off elements. With a little math and courage we can end the kill point and create a more painterly install. – Heidi Mead
12:45pm - 1:10pm

Guru Sessions

GS - Table Trimming Untrimmed Paper - 15ppl Max
Are you nervous about table trimming? If you would like to gain more confidence at the table this class is for you. Come and learn how to use your tools to your advantage to get the best result when trimming untrimmed paper. – Amy Anderson & Sam Wright
GS - Different Uses and Applications of Muslin - 20ppl Max
How to use muslin on fl at walls and ceilings with paste, and using it with staples on paneling and other uneven surfaces. – Jeff Ragland
GS - Pasting Machine - 25ppl Max – Bob Banker
GS - Wallcovering Removal Techniques - 25ppl Max
Remove wall coverings safely and professionally – Vinnie LaRusso
1:15pm - 1:35pm

Guru Sessions

GS - Table Trimming Untrimmed Paper - 15ppl Max
Are you nervous about table trimming? If you would like to gain more confidence at the table this class is for you. Come and learn how to use your tools to your advantage to get the best result when trimming untrimmed paper. – Amy Anderson & Sam Wright
GS - Different Uses and Applications of Muslin - 20ppl Max
How to use muslin on fl at walls and ceilings with paste, and using it with staples on paneling and other uneven surfaces. – Jeff Ragland
GS - Pasting Machine - 25ppl Max – Bob Banker
GS - Wallcovering Removal Techniques - 25ppl Max
Remove wall coverings safely and professionally – Vinnie LaRusso
1:35pm +
Free Time

Saturday (9/14)

8:30am - 10:20am
Round Table Discussions
Liner paper – Don Purfeerst; Subs vs Employee – Heidi Mead; Insurance – Scott Peto; Contracts (title to change) - Phil & Jenner Curtis; Repairs – Kevin O’Donnel; Wall Prep Preferences – Cliff Hayes
10:30am - 10:45am
Break
10:45am - 12:00pm
Group Problem Solving Session – Facilitator - Michelle Corl
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch
1:30pm - 2:20pm
Wrap It!
Wrapping small items with wallcoverings with contact spray adhesive: vents,switch/receptical plates, wood moldings,etc. – Stephen Terranova
2:30pm - 2:55pm
TT - South Region
3:05pm - 3:55pm

Guru Sessions

GS - Social Media- Today’s Free Marketing - 30ppl Max
A basic Instagram #101 on the ins and outs of using the benefi ts of social media for amazing business exposure and growth. Best of all, it’s free! Learning how to reach your target market and keep them coming back. – Vickie Turner
GS - Finishing Outside Corners & Arches - 15ppl Max – Sarah Smyth
GS-Hands on practice expanding and contracting pattern to balance a room and end the use of the kill point - 10ppl Max This session is a follow up to Heidi’s talk. Together we will practice expanding and contracting patterns to create a more balanced and seamless install. No more colliding patterns and cut off elements. With a little math and courage we can end the kill point and create a more painterly install. – Heidi Mead
3:05pm - 3:30pm

Guru Sessions

GS - Table Trimming Untrimmed Paper - 15ppl Max
Are you nervous about table trimming? If you would like to gain more confidence at the table this class is for you. Come and learn how to use your tools to your advantage to get the best result when trimming untrimmed paper. – Amy Anderson & Sam Wright
GS - Different Uses and Applications of Muslin - 20ppl Max
How to use muslin on fl at walls and ceilings with paste, and using it with staples on paneling and other uneven surfaces. – Jeff Ragland
GS - Pasting Machine - 25ppl Max – Bob Banker
GS - Wallcovering Removal Techniques - 25ppl Max
Remove wall coverings safely and professionally – Vinnie LaRusso
3:35pm - 4:00pm

Guru Sessions

GS - Table Trimming Untrimmed Paper - 15ppl Max
Are you nervous about table trimming? If you would like to gain more confidence at the table this class is for you. Come and learn how to use your tools to your advantage to get the best result when trimming untrimmed paper. – Amy Anderson & Sam Wright
GS - Different Uses and Applications of Muslin - 20ppl Max
How to use muslin on fl at walls and ceilings with paste, and using it with staples on paneling and other uneven surfaces. – Jeff Ragland
GS - Pasting Machine - 25ppl Max – Bob Banker
GS - Wallcovering Removal Techniques - 25ppl Max
Remove wall coverings safely and professionally – Vinnie LaRusso
4:10pm - 4:45pm
Votes & Closing
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Awards Dinner

Sunday (9/15)

8:00 am - Noon
Teardown (if needed)