The 2012 education program for Surfaces and StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas will feature more than 80 seminars, mini-sessions and workshops, divided among eight tracks focused on today’s most relevant industry topics. Exhibits with Education packages are just $15 when registering on or before Nov. 30. Attendees can access the online registration for each S2 event via their independent websites

Tracks include Business, Marketing and Sales-all sponsored by Floor Covering News;Stone Fabrication/Installation-sponsored byStone World;Flooring Installation, Building and Design Trends, and Care/Maintenance/Restoration; plus, Sustainability-sponsored byFloor Covering Weekly.All S2 registrants are welcome and have access to any education they wish to attend-most offering valuable CEU credits including AIA, IDCEC, IICRC and ASID upon completion. Additional on-floor features and special areas are open throughout the exhibit halls for more hands-on education, product demonstrations and networking opportunities.

The S2 Masters Certification Program makes its debut in 2012. Completion of eight hours of coursework during any annual S2 event automatically earns a S2 Masters Certification. Learn more about this new recognition at or

Surfaces and StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2012 will be held Jan. 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas. Exhibits will be open Tuesday – Thursday and the Education Program opens Monday, Jan. 23 and goes through Thursday.

The official sponsor of Surfaces is the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA). For more information about the WFCA, visit

StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas’ Official Sponsors are the Marble Institute of America (MIA) and Natural Stone Council. Member associations include: Allied Stone Industries, American Monument Association, Building Stone Institute, Canadian Stone Association, Elberton Granite Association, Marble Institute of America, National Building Granite Quarries Association, National Granite Manufacturers Association and Natural Stone Alliance.

StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2012 official endorsers are Marmomacc, Allied Stone Industries and The Concrete Countertop Institute.