The Restoration Industry Association wants people interested in appearing at its 2010 convention in Atlanta.

The Restoration Industry Association is looking for people interested in presenting at its 2010 convention in Atlanta.

The meeting is set for March 23-27, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Group officials say presentations should run about an hour to 90 minutes and focus on environmental issues, property damage and repair, or general business topics. Health and safety topics are especially encouraged.

Anyone interested should send a 50-75-word overview of their suggested topic and its value to attendees, along with a personal bio. The deadline for submissions is June 8.

“RIA has a reputation for providing new ideas, trends and concepts at its convention,” said RIA President Jeff Jones. “We recognize that education is crucial to keeping our members and attendees abreast of critical issues and challenging their ways of thinking on a variety of topics. We want to prepare them for what may be on the horizon for the industry.”

Contact Cynthia Hereth, RIA director of certification and education, at (443) 878-1000 for information.