Burn & Learn Agenda

Tuesday, May 17
8 AM – 5:30 PM
NFI CORE & GAS CERTIFICATION

The NFI Gas Certification is a rigorous exam covering a wide variety of topics to pertain to the proper planning and installation of the gas hearth appliance. Purchase of exams is not mandatory to participate in the review course. Additional details are below.

Tuesday, May 17
10 AM – 5:30 PM
WORKSHOP SESSIONS

Technical Workshop
Gas Hands-On Training

Presented by Travis Industries
This session is SOLD OUT. Due to popular demand we have added a second day of Hands-On Training on Wednesday, May 18.

Business Workshop
Business Workshops

Ask The Experts
Our Burn & Learn business workshop session will include an open forum discussion with industry experts on topics important to your business in today’s market.

  • “The Economic Winds Are Shifting. How to Adjust Your Sales Sail to Stay on Course”, Tim Rethlake, Hearth & Home Technologies
  • “Digital Marketing in the New Normal – Fire Up Your Online Presence!”, Megan Michels, Thrive Marketing
  • “Designing & Selling Custom Outdoor Spaces”, Chad Ewing, Hearth Products Controls

Tuesday, May 17
6 PM – 9 PM
TAILGATE SPONSOR EVENT & PRODUCT AUCTION

Grab your favorite sports jersey and join us for a delicious dinner prepared by our sponsors during our annual Tailgate event. Preview the top grills in action, view the latest products in our outdoor burn area, and bid on fabulous products generously donated by our sponsors.

Wednesday, May 18
8 AM – 3:30 PM
GAS HANDS-ON TRAINING

Gas Hands-On Training
Presented by Travis Industries
Our popular hands-on training workshop provides valuable training for all of your employees and will help eliminate service callbacks. This year’s workshop will be presented by Travis Industries. Only a few spaces left, so reserve your seat today.

Wednesday, May 18
8 AM – 6 PM
NFI HEARTH DESIGN SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION

The Hearth Design Specialist Certification was designed specifically for your sales staff, so that they may easily guide the hearth sale from start to finish. Purchase of exams is not mandatory to participate in the review course. Additional details are below.

Wednesday, May 18
8 AM – 10 AM
BREAKFAST PRESENTATION

MSHPBA, HPBA, and Government Affairs Update
Take a few minutes to learn what is new in your affiliate and at HPBA national and how to fully utilize your member benefits.

Wednesday, May 18
10 AM – 12 PM
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Share ideas and learn from your peers during our Wednesday morning roundtable discussions. Topics include finding, retaining, and training new employees, weathering the storm of today’s product shortages, how inflation and price increases are affecting business and how to best deal with it.