Industry Education created by the industry, for the industry!

The International Surface Event is the place for the industry to not only source the products they need for their businesses for the year, but to also gain the knowledge needed to grow and improve their business and personal careers.

What is included in the CONVERGE education package?

All CONVERGE attendees are VIP

The CONVERGE Exhibits + Education [EE] pass includes VIP benefits including the full education program, education badge and lanyard, unlimited access to the exhibit hall inlcuding 30 minute advance show floor access on Thursday and Friday morning, 2019 trends audio tour with head phones, access to the CONVERGE Networking Lounge, the CONVERGE happy hour, all on floor education, and a CONVERGE gift bag (while supplies last). 

How do I select sessions?

You pass freely between sessions. Star sessions in the mobile app.

After completing the registration process and selecting your interest group(s), you wait. This fall, based on the interest group(s) you selected, you will receive an email with the session listing that correspond to those interest group(s). When the sessions are announced, you may use the TISE mobile app “CONVERGE Sessions” button or the Mobile App online portal to star sessions you are interested in and build your event schedule.

What is the registration process?

Register for a CONVERGE pass in online registration.

In the online registration system or using the TISE registration PDF form, select the CONVERGE education package. When you select this package, there will be an option to select one or more of three interest groups: SUITS, CREATIVES, HAMMER + NAILS. Select all that apply to you. That’s it, it’s that simple.

Where is CONVERGE located at TISE?

Just one entrance. No searching for room numbers.

CONVERGE is located in the North Convention Center downstairs from the main exhibit hall. CONVERGE only has one main entrance; no more searching for different room numbers. You enter the main CONVERGE education entrance into the CONVERGENCE lounge. From here, all three interest group room entrances can be accessed.  Yes, there are only three rooms and one main entrance!

What is the CONVERGE session format and room environment?

Perfect mix of panel discussions, small group, and breakouts.

CONVERGE sessions will be a perfect blend of panel discussions, breakout sessions, and small group learning. Each room is carefully designed to produce a conducive learning environment for all session formats. The old-school, row-upon-row classroom style seating is no more. 

Will CONVERGE really make you dance?

Ummm, YES!

Warning. Incredible new education program may cause dancing! LOL