Speaking Opportunities

The Remodeling Show | DeckExpo 2018 Call for Presentations is now open! If you would like to be considered for the upcoming conference program, please review the information below and fill out our submission form. 

Conference: October 9-11, 2018

Location: Baltimore Convention Center | Maryland

Audience: Remodelers, Builders, Residential Contractors, Deck Builders, Architects, Designers, Business Owners, Project Manager

Tracks: Business, Building Science, Construction Safety, Deck Building, Design, Human Resources, Legal, Marketing, Materials and Techniques, Production, Sales

Topic Recommendations

While all ideas are welcome, the following course topics have been identified to be of interest to our audience and those submissions that fit the following criteria will be given more weight. 

  • Business Management—business “best practices”, business plan, LEAN systems, job costing, cash flow management, estimating strategies, marketing strategies, fixed price vs. cost plus  
  • Technology—for use in sales and project management, new hardware, apps 
  • Legal/HR Issues—hiring/firing, finding and retaining talent, contracts, taxes, liabilities 
  • Production—scheduling, job scope
  • Energy Codes/Insulation
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Round-table with contractor, designer and architect

Selection Criteria

Presentations must show evidence of material that will make a significant contribution to the development of attendees’ professional capabilities and knowledge of the field.  

  • Four, well-defined learning objectives that can be readily implemented in the workplace
  • "How-To"sessions that stimulate and provide attendees with new skill, technology or processes
  • Practical and forward-thinking content that will promote interactive exchange of ideas
  • Presenter with strong speaking experience and in-depth knowledge of topic and audience needs 

Submission Acceptance

Remodeling Show | DeckExpo historically receives and reviews several new submissions each year. Not all submissions will be selected. The submission deadline is Friday, March 2, 2018. Selected speakers will receive confirmation documents outlining role, responsibilities, and requirements.

If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please contact Carol Wilkins at 972-536-6320.  

Sr. Conference Manager

Carol Wilkins
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