2017 Convention

March 29 – April 1, 2017

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

Phoenix, Arizona

Schedule

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting**
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration and Bookstore
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting**
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Past Presidents Reception and Dinner**
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 2018 Convention Committee Dinner**

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration and Bookstore
8:00 – 9:05 a.m. Board of Directors and Spouse Breakfast**+
9:05 – 11:00 a.m. Technical Information Committee hexagon
9:05 – 11:00 a.m. Merit Contractors Committee hexagon
9:10 – 10:30 a.m. Past Presidents Advisory Council**
11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Foundation Steering Committee and Lunch**
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Union Contractors Subcommittee: Industry Update (Open only to Signatory contractors of the International) **
1:30 – 3:25 p.m. Associates Forum and Committee: Market Outlook hexagon
1:30 – 3:25 p.m. Distributors/Fabricators Committee hexagon
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Union Contractors Committee hexagon
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Membership Committee**
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Can/AM Meeting**
5:00 – 5:40 p.m. NIA Member Orientation**
5:45 – 6:30 p.m. Convention First-Timer and VIP Reception**
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception: 5 Cs of Arizona hexagon+
7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Hosted Dessert Hospitality Suites hexagon+

Thursday, March 30, 2017

7:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration and Bookstore
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast hexagon+
8:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Keynote Speaker: Vinh Giang, Entrepreneur, Magician, and Coach: The Psychology of Illusion *+
9:15 – 9:45 a.m. 2016 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award Presentation hexagon
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Spouse Program: Lip Print Reading, Champagne, and Chocolate- The Ultimate Ladies Event! +
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. NIA Business Session hexagon
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break hexagon
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Mechanical Insulation IndustryA Contractor's Perspective Panel hexagon
12:30 – 2:55 p.m. Metal Building Laminators Committee hexagon
12:30 – 2:55 p.m. Young Professional Advisory Council Meeting and Lunch**
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Health & Safety Forum and Committee: Silica Update: OSHA's New Rule hexagon
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Regional/National Committee**
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Appreciation Night: Best of the West! hexagon+

Friday, March 31, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration and Bookstore
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast hexagon+
8:30 – 10:15 a.m. Engineers Panel Discussion hexagon
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Spouse Program: Texas Hold 'Em Workshop hexagon+
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break hexagon
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Technical Presentations: Insulated Pipe Supports hexagon
12:30 – 5:30 p.m. NIA’s Golf Tournament+ (separate registration)
Open Evening—Enjoy Phoenix!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

7:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration and Bookstore
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast hexagon+
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Rethinking Business and Personal Success hexagon
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Foundation Update hexagon
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break hexagon
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Technical Presentations: ASTM Jacketing Standards hexagon
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Council of Committees and Board of Directors Lunch**
12:45 – 4:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting**
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. President's Dinner Reception hexagon+
6:30 – 10:00 p.m. President's Dinner: Casino Night! hexagon+

hexagon Open Event
**Invitation Only
+Spouses encouraged to attend