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The RIA Strictly Contents Conference

November 07-09, 2016 | The Mirage Hotel | Las Vegas, Nevada


Join the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) in Las Vegas, Nevada for its Strictly Contents Conference: Let's Talk Contents, November 7-9, 2016. This three day conference will combine insightful and interactive learning from some of the industry's leading restoration experts with the opportunity to network and connect with your peers within the niche market of contents restoration.


Monday, 07 November
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration Open
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Networking Reception w/ Vendors 

Tuesday, 08 November

7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration Open
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast and Networking w/ Vendors
8:45 am - 9:15 am
Welcome and Overview
9:15 am - 10:00 am
Keynote: Art Johnson w/ Remarks for Platinum Sponsor
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Contents Excellence Award Presentation

 Breakout Sessions
10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Business of Soft Contents Restoration
  Setting Your Priorities - Sales and Marketing
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch and Networking w/ Vendors

Breakout Sessions
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Job Costing and Profit
  Roles/Responsibilities of Staff
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Networking Break w/ Vendors

 Breakout Sessions
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
High End Furniture 101
  Developing Additional Profit Centers
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
End of Day Wrap Up

Wednesday, 09 November

 7:00 am - 1:00 pm Registration Open 
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast and Networking w/ Vendors
8:00 am - 8:15 am
Opening Remarks
8:30 am - 9:30 am

Speed Networking Discussion

 Breakout Sessions
 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Are TPA's Right for Me?
  Estimating and Scoping a Contents Claim
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-Look at Becoming a CR
  Production Goals and Tracking
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Networking w/ Vendors
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm 
Closing Session



Registration is now open. The early bird rate deadline is Friday, October 14, 2016.

  RIA Member Early Bird
(must register by October 14)

RIA Non-Member Early Bird
(must register by October 14)

RIA Member
RIA Non-Member
RIA Strictly Contents Conference
November 07-09, 2016

 $495 USD
$595 USD
$595 USD
$695 USD

Contents Excellence Award

RIA has closed the application pool at this time.

RIA is pleased to announce a new industry recognition opportunity to showcase the technical knowledge and skill involved in contents restoration – the Contents Excellence Award. The first award of its kind, the recipient will be honored during the upcoming Strictly Contents Conference. The award presentation will be unlike others in the industry as the award recipient will be given an opportunity to provide a 15 – 20 minute presentation on the winning project so that conference attendees can learn more about what is involved in an award winning project.


Sponsorship Information Packet

By participating as a sponsor at the RIA 2016 Strictly Contents Conference, you greatly increase your company's visibility in the Contents field and help support our organization in an innovative way. 


Travel and Hotel

RIA has a room block at the Mirage and double bed rooms are available at a reduced rate of  $138 per night, with a free parking.  The deadline to book at the group rate is October 14, 2016. 

To reserve your room in the RIA room block at the Mirage, do one of the following:

  • Reserve through our custom booking website
  • Call the Mirage central reservation line and make sure to tell them you want to book in the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) room block: (702) 791-7444.


You are responsible for booking your own travel, but make sure to register first! 

Mirage Las Vegas, Nevada

3400 South Las Vegas Blvd. 
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Phone:  (702) 791-7444


Transportation from McCarran International Airport to the hotel

The Mirage does not provides shuttle services from McCarran International Airport to the hotel.  Airport shuttles are provided by outside companies for approximately $7.00 per person. Signs are posted on the transportation level at the airport outside baggage claim which will direct you to the shuttle area.

Shuttles run from the Mirage to the airport from 4:15am to 12:15am every 15 and 45 minutes after the hour.


Cancellations, Substitutions, and Refunds

Cancellations must be made in writing to the RIA office (fax, mail or email - Phone calls will not be accepted. Cancellations received on or before October 10, 2016, will receive a full refund less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after October 10, 2016. Substitutions from the same company are accepted. No-shows are not refundable.

Questions?  Comments?  Call RIA at (202) 367-1180.



RIA Member Early Bird
(must register by
 Sept. 9, 2016)

 RIA Non-Member Early Bird
(must register by
 Sept. 9, 2016)

RIA    Member 


ONLY Technical, Classroom Sessions 
October 11-12
 $495  $595

ONLY Hands-On Training Session
October 13
*Limited to 40 Registrants*

 $395   $495  $395   $495

Total Forensic Restoration Experience (classroom and hands-on training)
October 11-13

  $790     $890     $890    $990