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2019 Presentations

2019 International Restoration Convention and Industry Exposition 

April 30- May 2, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona

Announcement and Call for Presentations

Want to present a topic, idea or solution to an industry problem? Then submit your proposal today!

The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) & International Restoration Convention continues its long-standing tradition of addressing issues to the practicing professional restorer. This outstanding technical, industry and professional content is showcased at one of the largest, low cost events in the industry, the annual RIA Convention.

To encourage more content from industry practitioners, RIA is requesting a call for presentations. Based on our member's needs and interests, below are topics of interest we are looking to provide to attendees of the 2019 RIA convention. To submit your presentation, fill out this form.

Topics of Interest

  • Technical
    • Techniques
    • Practices
    • New Solutions
    • Emerging Technologies
  • Operations
    • Employee Retention
    • Employee Engagement
    • Employee Satisfaction
  • Human Resources 
    • Hiring & Staffing
    • Career Track
  • Sales Track
    • Increasing Profit
    • Efficiency 
    • New areas of business

Time Table

 August 15, 2018 Start date to submit proposal
 September 19, 2018 Deadline for proposal submission
 October 22, 2018 Notification of approval 
 November 12, 2018 Acceptance Deadline


Submission Requirements

The time allowed for each presentation is approximately 50 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Please plan your presentation proposal accordingly.

Please complete and submit your ideas using this form before September 24, 2018. 

All speakers presenting at the conference will need to sign speaker agreements. The speaker’s employer must approve proprietary information prior to presenting at the convention. 

For more information, please visit the 2019 RIA Convention website or email