Surfaces 2005, to be held Jan. 26-28 in Las Vegas, will boast all-new content at its Conference Program, sponsored by Mannington Mills. With 41 workshops and seminars to choose from in six targeted tracks, the show offers floor covering professionals a wide array of opportunities for learning. In addition to the Marketing, Business, Sales, Design and Installation tracks, this year's event offers the all-new Window Coverings track.

BNP Media will be represented at the Conference Program through multiple seminars. Patti Fasan, who writes for TILE Magazine, will present "Tileology," 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 25 and "Euro-Influence on Fusion Design," 8 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 27.

National Floor Trends Senior Editor Howard Olansky, along with Dan Hussey, president of B&L Flooring America and Sam O'Krent, president of O'Krent's Abbey Flooring Center, will present "Live By Price, Die By Price; Live By Fashion, Thrive By Fashion," 8 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 26.

John Moore, editor of Floor Covering Installer and TILE, along with Christopher Capobianco, NFT and FCI columnist, Jon Namba, FCI columnist, and Tim Cole, Forbo Linoleum director of support services, will present "Tips in Avoiding Floor Installation Failures/Problems," 8 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 28. For more information, visit or telephone (800) 547-3477.