Professional Training and Certification for Flooring Installers

Carpet • Hardwood • Laminate • Resilient • Ceramic

2019 CFI Convention Schedule

Wednesday, August 21st

Registration Open: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm | San Jacinto/Lorenzo Foyer

1st Annual Golf Tournament: Tee Off: 8:00 am | Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Cedar Creek Golf Course

Associate Setup: 12:00 - 6:00 pm | San Antonio Ballroom (D-I) 

Seminar 1: “Start the Job Off Correct: Ceramic Surface Prep” 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | San Augustine  

 Seminar 2: “Hand Sewing Woven with PJ Arthur & Nate Hall” 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | San Gabriel

 Welcome Reception: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Plaza San Saba

Thursday, August 22nd

Registration Open: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm | San Jacinto/Lorenzo Foyer

Opening Session: 9:00 am – 10:15 am | Featuring Chris Gingrasso's Keynote: [LEAD] | La Cantera Ballroom 

Associate Showcase: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm | San Antonio Ballroom (D-I)

Demo 1:  "What's New or Updated in Tools" by Tools 4 Flooring & Wolff Tools 11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Associate Showcase Stage

Lunch: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | San Antonio Ballroom (D-I)

Demo 2: "An Introduction to Mechanized Floor Surface Preparation" by Sunbelt Rentals 12:45 pm – 1:45 | Associate Showcase Stage  

Demo 3: Mapei - “Are Moisture Control Solutions Still Relevant With the Advent of High Moisture Resistant Adhesives” 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Associate Showcase Stage

Seminar 1: “Flipping the Switch” -Chris Gingrasso 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | San Gabriel

Seminar 2: “Proper Floor Preparation: Commercial/Residential” 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | San Augustine

Dinner/Fun Night: Andretti Racing 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Busses Arriving at Ballroom Drive at 5:30

Friday, August 23rd

Registration Open: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm | San Jacinto/Lorenzo Foyer

General Session: 9:00 am – 9:45 am | La Cantera Ballroom

Associate Showcase: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | San Antonio Ballroom (D-I)

Demo 1: “LifeGuard® Spill-proof Backing™ by Shaw Industries” 10:15 am – 11:15 pm | Associate Showcase Stage

Demo 2: Schönox- "The New Technology in Self Leveling"  11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Associate Showcase Stage

Lunch: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | San Antonio Ballroom (D-I)

Demo 3: iQ Power Tools - TS244 Tile Saw and Accessories 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm | Associate Showcase Stage

Seminar 1: Tarkett- "Sticky Situations and How to Avoid Them" 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm | San Augustine

Seminar 2: "Technology in the Field from Estimating to Collaborating" -Measure Square 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm | San Gabriel

Seminar 3: “Wanna Get High-ERD?” Attorney, Jeff King, Talks Marijuana in the Workplace 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm | San Gabriel

 Seminar 4: "Driving Production With Hourly Installers" -Ben Boatwright & Troy Decker 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm | San Augustine

Dinner/Closing Awards Ceremony: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | La Cantera Ballroom