Registration Now Available for National Slate Association Conference

Registration is now open for the National Slate Association’s 2017 Annual Conference, which will be held Sept. 28-Oct. 1 in Ithaca, N.Y. The NSA conference offers attendees the opportunity to connect with the association’s member network and learn from industry experts, all while surrounded by the beauty of Ithaca in the fall. Located at the southern tip of Cayuga Lake, the city features historic slate roof buildings surrounded by steep hills, vineyards, apple orchards, and waterfalls.

Highlights of the conference include informative presentations by:

  • Victor Cardenes, geology researcher focused on roofing slate: “All You Need to Know About Slate”
  • John Chan, NSA president and president of Durable Slate Company: “Natural Slate vs. Synthetics”
  • Jeffrey Chusid, interim chair, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University: “Importance of Historic Preservation”
  • Gary Traver, assistant director of educational services for NYS Division of Code Enforcement: “Code as it Relates to Steep-Slope Roofing”
  • Tim Underhill, Delta Slate Company: “Industry Roundtable”
  • James Walas, Revere Copper Architectural Services: “Copper Details and Updates”
  • Ron Williams, OSHA Area Director: “New Silica Standard”
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    For more information about the conference and optional tours, visit the NSA website.

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