May 1-3, 2019 – FORT WORTH CONVENTION CENTER – Fort Worth, TX


Hardwood Forest Foundation Golf Tournament | May 1 | 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

All proceeds from this golf tournament benefit the Hardwood Forest Foundation and the Truth About Trees educational program. The cost for the tournament is $175 before April 1 and $200 after April 1. Club rental is available at an additional cost of $25. For more information, contact the Hardwood Forest Foundation by email at or by phone at 901.507.0312.

If you are interested in sponsoring the tournament, please contact Deonn DeFord at


Opening Stampede | May 1 | 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Matthew Luhn

Join Matthew Luhn as he shares his process for creating new ideas, great stories, memorable characters, and how to make stronger connections with your audience. Luhn is a writer and story consultant with over 25 years' experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios, The Simpsons, and beyond.

Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Luhn also trains companies, organizations, and other professionals how to craft and tell stories to bridge the gap between heart and business to build better brand and business communication. Some of his clients include Adidas, Target, Coke, Procter and Gamble, Facebook, Warner Brothers, Sony, and Google.

The Breckenridge Band

Let the party begin! Immediately following the keynote presentation, Breckenridge will kick off Expo with a one-of-a-kind performance. Come hungry and leave happy – appetizers and drinks will be provided. Each attendee will receive one drink voucher during badge pick-up.


NWFA Awards Program & Entertainment | May 2 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Wood Floor of the Year Awards

The NWFA Wood Floor of the Year (WFOY) awards were developed to encourage and recognize innovative craftsmanship and design in wood flooring installations. The winners of the 2019 Wood Floor of the Year contest will be announced during the NWFA Awards Ceremony. Learn more.

Kayleen McCabe

Join Kayleen McCabe, general contractor, TV host, trades advocate, brand ambassador, and industry pioneer, as she shares her input on how to engage the next generation.

Carmen Ciricillo

Join Carmen Ciricillo, licensed contractor, continuing education teacher, and stand-up comedian for a few laughs to conclude the Awards Program.

Honky Tonk Happy Hour | May 2 | 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Grab a drink and network on the trade show floor.

Distributor & Manufacturer Reception | May 2 | 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Build new business relationships by sharing your story.

Last Call Saloon | May 3 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Big City Outlaws

Join us as we celebrate another wonderful Expo with entertainment from Big City Outlaws, appetizers, and drinks. Each attendee will receive one drink voucher during badge pick-up.