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Monday, January 28, 2013

Jim Spellos
It's App-tastic: 60 Apps in 60 Minutes

Do you still have your computer?  Or is your business becoming more productive and more mobile by using tablets instead?  Whether you’re using an iPad, Android or Windows device, without knowing the best productivity apps available, you’re not using your time most efficiently.  This fast-paced session will review and showcase 60 of the most useful apps for the business professional.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their tablet and smart phones and share their favorite apps with their peers. 


After attending this session, the attendee will be able to:

  • Identify 60 of the most useful business apps available
  • Understand the tools available for each of the mobile platforms
  • Use their mobile devices more effectively for business applications

To read Jim Spellos's full biography, please click here.

WA Technical, Regulatory and Green Building Discussion

During this session two important topics will be presented: the association's progress toward creating Product Category Rules and how companies who are NSF/ANSI 342 certified may create additional value. 

The WA Technical Committee continues to monitor and address sustainability and product transparency requests that come from customers in the industry. During the first part of this presentation, you will learn about the process in creating Product Category Rules (that can then be further developed into an Industry Average Environmental Product Declaration) and how your organization may get involved.

As for the second portion of this presentation, the association recognizes the time, energy and money that your company has been put into the NSF/ANSI 342 Sustainability Assessment and we want to make sure that certification remains valuable to you and the customers who request it. During this session, Jeff Rezin and Giselle Walsh will discuss how to create a sustainability scorecard that can be shared with your customers and could potentially count toward LEED credit.

Trends in Design and Sustainability Panel

During this session, design experts from Cannon Design, Wight & Company and Perkins Eastman will discuss general trends in the design world as well as specific trends related to sustainability. This presentation will dive into the product transparency movement and discuss what types of documents customers need and what sort of information might be requested in the future. The panelists will also discuss durability in building design and how sustainability and durability are considered together when making material and product choices. Finally, the panel will discuss the WA NSF/ANSI 342 Sustainability Standard and provide their opinions on our industry’s efforts to create a comprehensive sustainability assessment for wallcoverings.

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