april, 2021

28apr11:00 am3:00 pmCoverings Connected


Event Details

Installation & Fabrication: Celebrating artisans in tile

1.0 AIA LU, 0.1 NKBA CEU
Wednesday, April 28, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST

Moderator: Amber Fox, NTCA Five Star program director, National Tile Contractors Association

Join the National Tile Contractors Association’s (NTCA) Amber Fox as she leads a discussion among several artisans and craftspeople featured in this debut issue of TileLetter ARTISAN. Our panelists will explore the process, mindset, and skills an installer needs to grow into a craftsperson; the instructions, materials and tools recommended for the installation from the artist; to the unboxing, prep and installation needed from an installer perspective. A video segment from TileLetter ARTISAN Editor Lesley Goddin will open the session and give attendees a sneak peek at the new publication. Join us to learn more about this new industry resource, the amazing artisans – and their work – that it celebrates.

Panelists: Stephen Belyea, Owner, JSG Tile and Stone; Sal Di Blasi, Owner, Elite-Tile Company; Angie Ré, Owner/Mosaic Artist, Unique Mosaics, LLC; Leo Reynaga, Tilesetter, Visalia Ceramic Tile

Workforce & Profits: Because its tile Podcast Live: Distribution

1.0 AIA LU, 0.1 NKBA CEU

Wednesday, April 28, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST

Host: Rick Church, Executive Director, Ceramic Tile Distributors Association

Guest: Rudy Llerena, president, D&B Tile

Join Rick Church, Executive Director of the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) as he brings his podcast, Because It’s Tile, live to Coverings Connected. Rick and his guest, Rudy Llerena, President, D&B Tile will chat about the challenges and successes of the tile industry, the effects of COVID-19 on distribution, and the industry’s future. Gain insight from one of the industry’s top distributors and take away lessons learned and experiences you can apply in the marketplace.

Workforce & Profits: Cut through the noise: Content curation to create customer engagement

Wednesday, April 28, 2 – 3 p.m. EST

Presenter: Dahlia El Gazzar, Idea Igniteur + Tech Therapist, Dahlia+Agency

With the shift in consumer behavior and how they interact with content, it becomes a challenge to curate the right content for your audience. Consumer expectations and behavior have changed over the last year, have you changed with it? Join Dahlia as she brings her experience, knowledge, and take no prisoners attitude to this session to help you develop a new content curation process with proven tactics and introduce you to tools for designing and tracking.

Register here.


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