The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) will host its second-annual technical conference Aug. 9 – 11, 2017, at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana. Officially called The Summit at Lone Mountain, the conference will feature presentations from the leading minds in the world of cleaning, disaster restoration and flooring inspection.

“The conference will deliver a unique educational experience featuring science-based presentations from technical experts, not salesmen,” said John Downey, editor of the IICRC’s Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection and coordinator of The Summit. “Every presentation will focus on topics to help industry professionals grow their businesses and better serve their clients.”

Developed for seasoned professionals, educators, trainers and consultants, the 2017 conference will feature three concurrent symposiums, one for each of the three primary disciplines served by the IICRC: cleaning, disaster restoration and flooring inspection.

The symposiums will feature laser-focused, peer-reviewed presentations on cutting-edge issues and challenges facing each respective industry. Presentations will go through a peer-review process and several will be based on original research and research reviews.

Those interested in presenting at the conference should contact John Downey at