IWCE 2017 Conference Schedule

Whether you are looking to stay up-to-date on the latest design trends or focus on business-related topics, the IWCE Educational Program has you covered. The IWCE Educational Program applies to all segments of the industry.

Exhibit Hall Only is just $50 and includes not only two-day access to the show floor, but also free opening keynote address by LuAnn Nigara, complimentary access to the annual awards ceremony, demos and hands-on sessions in the Construction Zone and cocktail parties on the show floor. In addition, ALL attendees who pre-register will be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini.

To view the full descriptions of each IWCE 2017 seminar CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, March 7 Time Frame Speaker Topic Code Price: Member/Non-Certified
Super Session 9:00-5:00 Staci Faulkner Become a Window Fashion Workroom Professional in 1 ½ Days TU1-S Non-Certified $750
10:30-2:00 Duke Mansion Tour and High Tea 2TU2-T $65
8:00-6:00 Deb Barrett Home Décor from the Ground Up: An Insider’s Guide to the Design Process TU3-T $199
Wednesday, March 8 Time Speaker Topic Code Price: Member/Non-Certified
8:00-9:15 LuAnn Nigara Opening Ceremonies: Excellence is a Decision: Top 10 Things I Learned from a Well Designed Business WE1 FREE
Super Session 9:00-12:00 Ann Johnson Workroom Math: Confidence in Your Numbers WE2-S $120/$165
9:15-10:30 Jana Platina Phipps Modern Embellishments: The History and Revival of Trimmings WE3 $35/$50
9:15-10:30 JoAnne Lenart-Weary, Open Your Color Toolbox to Success WE4 $35/$50
9:15-10:30 L. Medford High End Custom Window Coverings: From Picture to Reality: How to Fabricate from a Photo WE5 $35/$50
9:15-10:30 O’D McKewan Introduction to Motorized Window Coverings and How to Sell Them Confidently WE6 $35/$50
9:15-10:30 Michele Williams Planning for a Profitable Window Coverings Business by Pricing Your Services Right WE7 $35/$50
11:00-12:15 Jim Shinn An Installer’s Guide to Dressing the Window WE8 $35/$50
11:00-12:15 Deb Barrett Put Your Wanderlust at the Window WE9 $35/$50
11:00-12:15 Tracy Windley, Tammy Paradoski Slipcover vs. Upholstery Showdown WE10 $35/$50
11:00-12:15 Welton Hong Top 10 Proven Ways to Convert Website Visitors into Customers WE11 $35/$50
1:00-2:00 Steve Bursten, Karen Essary, Susan Day Panel: How to Take Your Home Business to a Half Million Dollar Business Moderator WE12 $35/$50
1:00 -2:00 Jim Shinn, Rene Rucci, Julie Wood and Tracy Windley Design Collaboration: The Designer-Workroom-Installer Team WE13 $35/$50
1:00-2:00 LuAnn Nigara Increase Your Profits by Finding a Niche WE14 $35/$50
2:30-3:45 Deb Barrett Pattern Play: Lessons in Scheming the Perfect Mix on the Window WE15 $35/$50
2:30-3:45 JoAnne Lenart-Weary Styling Secrets and Strategies WE16 $35/$50
2:30-3:45 O’D McKewan Mastering Motorization of Custom Window Coverings WE17 $35/$50
2:30-3:45 Tammy Paradoski It’s All in the Details: Embellishments and Beyond WE18 $35/$50
5:15-7:00 Window Fashion Design & Workroom Competitions 2017 Awards Ceremony WE19 FREE
Thursday, March 9 Time Speaker Topic Code Price: Member/Non-Certified
Super Session 9:00-12:00 O’D McKewan Advanced Techniques for Designing & Installing Motorized Window Coverings TH1-S $120/$165
Super Session 9:00-12:00 Jim Shinn Inside the Installer’s Vehicle TH2-S $120/$165
9:15-10:30 Deb Barrett It’s Personal: Secrets of the Bespoke Window TH3 $35/$50
9:15-10:30 Laurie Medford Beginners: Right Solutions: Calculating Yardage and Quoting: Products to Save You Time & Money TH4 $35/$50
9:15-10:30 Renee Rucci and Julie Wood Printing Design Techniques TH5 $35/$50
9:15-10:30 Michele Williams Be Your Brand TH6 $35/$50
11:00-12:15 JoAnne Lenart-Weary What’s Trending and why it’s Important TH7 $35/$50
11:00-12:15 Tracy Windley, Tammy Paradoski 25 Workroom Tips; Work Smarter, Not Harder TH8 $35/$50
11:00-12:15 Welton Hong What Will Work in 2017 to Generate More Leads TH9 $35/$50
11:00-12:15 Susan Schultz The Future of Fabrics TH10 $35/$50
12:30-1:45 Carl Dellatore Keynote Luncheon and Book signing Interior Design Master Class TH11 $65
1:00-3:00 Michele Williams WCAA Student Tour – “Introduction to the Window Coverings Industry” TH12 FREE
Super Session 2:00-4:45 Ann Johnson Confident Swags TH13 $120/$165
2:30-3:45 Jim Shinn Closing High End Sales TH14 $35/$50
2:30-3:45 Welton Hong How to Increase Your Online Reputation and Reviews TH15 $35/$50
2:30-3:45 Renee Rucci and Julie Wood Window Dressing: Now and Then TH16 $35/$50