The deadline for potential speakers to submit conference topics for Coverings 2011 is Friday, Aug. 13. Session topics will include Design Trends, Retail Trends, Installation Techniques, Green Building, Fabrication, Restoration, Specification of Tile and Stone, Retail Sales and Marketing, Healthy and Safety, and Remodeling.

A limited number of session times are available. As a result, show organizers will be unable to accept all submissions. Selections will be made no later than Nov. 1. Submitters will be notified of their status by Nov. 15.

All sessions will be free to registered attendees and offer continuing education credits through AIA, IDCEC, NKBA, as well as state CEUs. The audience will include dealers/distributors, retailers, architects, designers, builders/remodelers, manufacturers and installers submit session proposals. Coverings 2011 is scheduled for March 14-17, 2011, in Las Vegas. For more information,