Q: I’ve never served on any NIA committees. Is it OK for me to attend committee meetings? Will I become a member of a committee if I go?

A: Open committee meetings are noted in the schedule with a (Print) and everyone is welcome to attend these meetings, many of which will have industry speakers. You do not need to be a current or past committee member, and attendance at the meeting does not make you a member of the committee.
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Q: We are supporting NIA by attending the trade show. Why is the Fall Summit listed as a separate event?

A: The Insulation Expo (IEX) USA trade show is owned and operated by Reed Exhibitions and is not a NIA event. NIA’s member meeting is the Fall Summit, which is being held at the same location and on the same days to bring greater benefits to our members and allow them to reach insulation end users. NIA was approached by Reed to collaborate and has helped shape the trade show with our members in mind.
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Q: My company wants to send a few people to Fall Summit. How do we register and get the discounts? Are there other discounts available?

A: To receive the multiple-registrant discount, there are 2 ways to register. You can download the Fall Summit registration form PDF and then submit it via email to events@insulation.org; fax it to 703-464-5896; or mail it to NIA, 12100 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 330, Reston, VA, 20190. Alternatively, you may send an email indicating who you would like to register to events@insulation.org and a NIA staff member will assist you in getting registered. Also, because we know training and education are important for members, we are offering members the opportunity to become Insulation Energy Appraisers. Members who register for both Fall Summit and the IEAP course will receive a 40% discount on their Fall Summit registration fee.
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Q: My company is exhibiting at the IEX USA trade show, and we get 2 free passes to the Fall Summit. Can we decide who is going to Fall Summit when we get to the event? Can we send different people on different days?

A: All attendees need to register with NIA by Monday, August 28, to use the 2 free Fall Summit passes. Multiple people cannot use the same registration pass.
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Q: My company is exhibiting at the trade show but we are not attending the committee meetings. How do I register for the breakfast, luncheon, and reception?

A: You need to register for NIA’s Fall Summit, which includes 15 hours of education, 2 breakfasts, 2 networking receptions, committee meetings and industry speaker events, and attendee access to IEX USA and the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia (TPS) trade show floors.

No individual event or daily registration is available for Fall Summit as per the member-approved NIA policy. Reed Exhibitions is the company that is responsible for the IEX USA trade show, and your contract as an exhibitor is with Reed. If you are using the free passes that each NIA member company exhibiting receives, then you can attend those Fall Summit events. If your company’s 2 free passes are being used, then you must register for Fall Summit if you would like to attend Fall Summit events.
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Q: I’m attending the Fall Summit, but how do I register to take the IEAP class taking place after Fall Summit?

A: The Fall Insulation Energy Appraisal Program (IEAP) registration form is available online, and class size is limited. The class will take place September 13–14, 2017, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. NIA members who register for both Fall Summit and the IEAP class receive a combined discounted registration rate of $890.
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Q: I’m trying to register for Fall Summit using the registration form and I don’t see the option to be invoiced. Is that still available?

A: Payment is due at the time of registration. If you are mailing in your registration, you can pay by check or credit card. If you are registering online, you can pay by credit card.  There is no longer an invoicing option.
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Q: I’m exhibiting at Insulation Expo (IEX) USA and noticed a few Fall Summit meetings overlap with the trade show. How can I take advantage of both events?

A: The Fall Summit schedule of events has been designed to conduct NIA’s educational and business meetings in the mornings and leave the afternoons open for attendees to visit the IEX USA trade show or conduct business. Meetings that are specifically focused on NIA Associate and Distributor Members (who might also be exhibiting at IEX) were scheduled to minimally overlap with the IEX USA trade show. For other NIA member groups, there is a slight overlapping of activities.

In addition, NIA is offering a bonus afternoon of educational material on Monday so that members who are flying in early to set up a booth or flying in on Monday morning ahead of Tuesday’s early morning start can take advantage of these bonus sessions to maximize the value of their time out of office.

By co-locating the Fall Summit with the IEX USA show, our hope is that NIA members will take advantage of the additional education, training, and networking opportunities with new and potential clients at both events. We realize that in order to participate in a trade show, companies need to bring multiple people to staff the booth and most NIA member companies typically bring more than one attendee to our meetings, so we have scheduled many additional activities to bring your company more value during the Fall Summit.