SPFA Sprayfoam Convention and Expo Updates, Jan. 26-29, 2015

>>Sprayfoam 2015 Schedule
Sunday, Jan. 25
6 a.m.–6 p.m.     SPFA PCP Field Exam Setup

Monday, Jan. 26
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. SPFA PCP Field Exams (Marshalling Yard)
8 a.m.-4 p.m.      SPFA PCP Exam Prep Courses
                           ABAA Spray Polyurethane Foam Installer Training
                           SPFA PCP Written Exams
Tuesday, Jan. 27
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. SPFA PCP Field Exams (Marshalling Yard)
8 a.m.-4 p.m.      SPFA PCP Exam Prep Courses
                           ABAA Spray Polyurethane Foam Installer Training and Exam
8 a.m.-4 p.m.      SPFA PCP Written Exams (last start @noon)
Noon-5:30 p.m.  Golf Tournament, Twin Warriors Golf Club
                           (Transportation departs hotel lobby @10:45 a.m.)
6-7 p.m.              Women’s Leadership Networking Reception

Wednesday, Jan. 28
8 a.m.-4 p.m.      SPFA PCP Written Exams
8-10 a.m.            General Session
                           Welcome Address, SPFA’s Executive Director, Kurt Riesenberg
                           SPFA President’s Message, Dennis Vandewater
                           General Session Presentation, Dr. George R. Thompson
                           Keynote Speaker, Ty Pennington
10:15-11 a.m.     Breakout Session 1
11:15 a.m.-Noon Breakout Session 2
Noon-2 p.m.       10th Annual Contractor Awards Luncheon
2-6 p.m.              Exhibit Hall Open
5-6 p.m.              Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Thursday, Jan. 29
7-7:45 a.m.         SPFA Membership Business Session
8 a.m.-Noon       SPFA PCP Written Exams
8:30-10 a.m.       General Session
                           Committee Reports
                           Keynote Address
10:15-11 a.m.     Breakout Session 3
11:15 a.m.-Noon Breakout Session 4
1:15-2 p.m.         Contractor Only Networking Session
2:30-5 p.m.         Exhibit Hall Open
7-9 p.m.              Closing Reception, Entertainment, Drawings
Hotel Information
Make hotel reservations directly with Albuquerque Hyatt Regency at 888-421-1442, and use the convention code "Spray Polyurethane Foam," or click here. Rooms are going fast! Room rates are $139 single or double plus taxes. All reservations must be made before January 3, 2015. Rooms are available on a first-come basis until block is sold out.

Hospitality Suites
Sprayfoam 2015 exhibitors may host hospitality suites. Contact the Albuquerque (N.M.) Convention Cente directly. NOTE: All hospitality suites must be approved in advance by SPFA.
>>Golf Sponsorship Options Added... and Going Fast!
Join us for 18 holes of golf at the award winning Twin Warriors Golf Course at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa. Home to numerous professional events, Twin Warriors is ranked by Golf Digest as the 49th best public course in America and by Golf Magazine as among the country's top 75 best golf resorts. Built alongside the sacred land of the Tamayame, the name comes from the belief that Twin Warriors showed their tribe the way to the upper world along the banks of the Rio Grande River. Come join us and maybe the Twin Warriors will lead you to a better golf swing!

The format is an 18-hole scramble, with prizes for gross and net, as well as closest to the pin and long drive contests. Sign up as a four-man team or sign up individually and we will place you on a team. To reserve rental clubs, contact the course directly at 505-771-6155. Bus service will be provided to and from the hotel to the course, and boxed lunches will be served.

Sponsorship opportunities range from $500-$1,500, with some packages including entry for two along with recognition as a tourney sponsor.

Take a course tour and plan your day here. To access the SPFA Convention & Expo Sponsorship Prospectus, click here
>>Ty Pennington to Headline 2015 Sprayfoam Convention and Expo
Ty Pennington is best known as the Emmy-award winning host of "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" and the co-host of ABC Daytime's "The Revolution." He has been recognized as a home design expert, carpenter and leader in the field of volunteerism.
The convention will be held at the Albuquerque (N.M.) Convention Center January 26-29, 2015. For details, visit the SPFA website.
Conference Coordinator Emma Bennett and the team at YES, LLC are managing Sprayfoam 2015. Email emma@sprayfoam.org or call 605-470-0707 for more information on exhibits and sponsorships.
>>Sprayfoam 2015 Presentation Topics Solidified
The technical presentation topics for the 2015 Sprayfoam Convention and Expo were solidified. The schedule and more information is included in the current issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine. The topics below (and many more) will be part of the course offerings in Albuquerque:
SPF Roofing on Steep Slopes: Safety concerns, installation techniques, lift suggestions
SPF and Solar: Where and how can roofing work with solar, especially on the commercial side?
Dealing with Overspray: How to attempt to avoid, and how to handle if it happens
Prevention & Remediation of Ice Dams on Attics and Cathedral Slopes: The procedures for locating, prioritizing, and remediating the causes of ice dams in buildings.
Foamed Plastic Insulation and the Codes: Outline all of the code provisions that apply to SPF and IPF installations.
Movement Through a House: This session will explore how conditions outside affect the inside of a home and how different ventilation and HVAC strategies can make inside conditions better or worse. A psychrometric wheel and an iPhone/Android app will be used to experiment how these strategies will affect the conditions in the home.
Temperature and Pressures: The Key to Foam Quality and Yield: Discuss the impact of temperature and pressure on foam quality. Address quality points such as density and interlaminate adhesion. Also discuss the impact on foam yield.
Marketing Strategies: How do we increase our market share? Why has overall growth been so weak over the years? Ways to overcome negative customer perceptions; planning and strategies for dealing with potential upcoming trends
Wall Assemblies: Where are we in the big picture? When will SPF get the true energy efficiency rating it deserves? Are wall assembly designs taking advantage of the increased strength potential of SPF? What about existing structures? How to address a retrofit properly? 
What to Do When the Application Turns South? How should you handle customer complaints and concerns?