Working as partners with the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), The International Roofing Expo is committed to providing in-depth and comprehensive education for the entire roofing industry. We are currently seeking speakers for our 2020 IRE Conference Program. A Call for Presentations has been released to professionals in the roofing industry including previous speakers for NRCA, the International Roofing Expo and other Informa Trade Shows. This is your opportunity to share your knowledge and skills and make a difference in the lives of roofing professionals. 

Following are details of our upcoming show:

Dates: February 4 - 6, 2020

Location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center | Dallas, TX

Audience: Roofing Contractors, Architect/Engineers, Consultants, Building Owners/Facility Managers, Manufacturers, Distributors, Foremen, Superintendents, Project Managers

Courses: Approximately 43 sessions in 90 minute blocks

Deadline: April 26, 2019

Educational Tracks will include:

· Technical – roof systems, techniques, product & industry trends, design theory/analysis, legal issues

· Workplace Safety – risk management, safety procedures, insurance, OSHA

· Business – human resources, leadership/management skills, business “best practices,” sales/marketing, client relationships, money management, field management, money matters, legal

· Green Building- green building practices, solar energy, energy efficiency, sustainable and renewable resources to ensure environmental responsibility

Here is what we are looking for:

·         Information that can be immediately implemented in the workplace

·         How-to classes that stimulate and provide attendees with a new skill, technology or process

·         Topics that are innovative, stimulating and cutting-edge for the construction and roofing industry

·         Strong proposals that provide a better understanding of processes and techniques

·         Presenters with strong speaking experience and in-depth knowledge of subject matter presented

·         Topics related to roofing professionals, not generic in nature

What we are NOT looking for:

·         Product pitches

·         Topics that require the use of your organization's product

·         Niche focused topics that would only be relevant to a small audience

 Final acceptance will be based on (but not limited to) the course's ability to meet submission standards, overall program/track specification and industry need. Additionally, our Advisory Committee (made up of NRCA staff, Informa representatives, industry leaders and editors) will review the proposed topics for relevancy and industry feedback.  All approved courses will be submitted for continuing education and will therefore require syllabus handouts for attendees. Please note companies that qualify as an exhibitor must exhibit in the show to be considered for a presentation.

The deadline for returning your submission for consideration is April 26, 2019, but you may continue to submit proposals after this date in the event of a cancellation or change to the schedule. Final selections will be made in the Summer.