A Call for Presentations has been issued for the StonExpo 2008 Conference Program, scheduled to take place October 15-18, 2008 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Proposals are being accepted for course offerings to accommodate all experience levels, enabling stone industry professionals to advance their businesses and increase profits. The program includes three-hour workshops on Wednesday, October 15 and 75-minute seminars on Thursday, October 16 – Saturday, October 18.

All proposals should fall under one of the following educational tracks - Business Management, Building/Design, Fabrication/Installation, Sales/Marketing, Care/Maintenance and Restoration. The primary audience of the educational program includes fabricators/installers, distributors/retailers, architects/engineers, designers and kitchen and bath dealers.

Interested presenters should have extensive experience in their field of expertise and a strong desire to make an impact on the stone industry by sharing best practices, industry knowledge and the latest industry trends. Product pitches and niche-focused topics relevant to a small audience will not be accepted. Speakers must be able to meet deadline requirements. No travel or hotel expenses paid to exhibitors, association members, consultants and press.

Those interested in continuing the reputation of providing top-notch education to the stone industry may fill out the Call for Presenters form online atwww.StonExpo.comor submit proposals via email to Carol Wilkins, Conference Manager, cwilkins@hanleywood.com. Completed forms can also be mailed to Attn: Carol Wilkins, 6191 N. State Highway 161, Ste. 500, Irving, TX 75038. Submissions must be submitted by Friday, January 18, 2008.

Proposals will be reviewed by Hanley Wood and the StonExpo Education Committee. Final selections will be made in April 2008.