The Natural Stone Institute and Stone World magazine are pleased to announce that the remaining events in the 2021 Stone Industry Education Series will take place in-person. Events are scheduled in five cities throughout the United States.

NSI logoAfter a successful pivot to Virtual Stone Summits in 2020 and early 2021, the remaining in-person events for 2021 will cover topics relevant to stone fabricators, including maximizing shop efficiency and profits, using metrics to measure success, understanding OSHA safety regulations, and creating a plan for finding and retaining top talent. Stone Summits will be facilitated by a team of experienced industry leaders including GK Naquin, Duane Naquin, and Tony Malisani. Each event will include ample time for networking and group discussions focused on business management, technical issues, and marketing.

2021 In-Person Stone Summits:

Thursday, September 23

Colorado Stone Summit


Aurora, Colorado

Thursday, October 21

Arizona Stone Summit

Stone Shop Management

Arizona Tile

Tempe, Arizona

Thursday, November 18

Texas Stone Summit

12 Business Axioms

Arizona Tile

Austin, Texas

Thursday, December 9

North Carolina Stone

Summit: Stone Shop 


Triton Stone Group

Raleigh, North Carolina

To learn more about each event and view a full list of Stone Industry Education sponsors, visit

The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 nations. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications— the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine —raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone.
Learn more at