National Plasterers virtual Conference 2021
Schedule at a glance Tuesday, February 9: NPC Start-up Certification Wednesday, February 10: Educational Track 10:30-11:50 a.m., Auction 12-1 p.m., Educational Track 1– 4 p.m.
Thursday, February 11: Educational Track 10 – 11:20 a.m., Auction 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Educational Track 12:30 – 3:30 p.m The National Plasterer’s Council (NPC) plans to hold a virtual event for their 32nd Annual Conference on February 10 -11, 2021. Originally slated as an in-person event in San Diego, California, they converted to a virtual format due to concerns and restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
Jeff Henderson, NPC’s Executive Director, said that while it is not an equal substitute for a live event, he expects attendance at the virtual show will be high.
“Our member survey data tells us that the number one reason folks are members of the NPC by far is education and over 80 percent of our members want to go to conference, and the core of our conference is education, so people will come.”
Once again, the NPC Conference will be featuring world class education from the best of the best. This year they will have 20 education classes. The format will be pre-recorded as well as live presentations. For those lectures that adopt a pre-recorded format, the speaker will still be present live online so that participants can ask questions about the subject matter. Furthermore, the videos will be posted for 30 days, so viewers can continue to review the recordings in case they missed anything.
The live auction will also still take place on each day of the conference.
The educational seminars are divided into two different tracks, and attendees can take classes within one track or mix and match. However, because they will be posted online, for the first time attendees won’t be forced to miss a single lecture due to overlapping scheduling.
The full list of seminars is as follows:
• Surface Prep
• Accountability – Prepare to be held accountable
• Workplace Safety – What every employee should know
• Code and Compliance
• What I see from someone who does 175+ pools a year
• Importance of Water Balance
• Effective Communication Techniques
• Preventing Interior Pool Finish Problems Thursday
• Glass Tile Installation
• Genesis – Construction 308: The Beauty of the Edge
• Pool Equipment Assessment For more information, including registration and the finalized seminar schedule, visit the show online at www. npconline.org.