2018 Convention

April 18-20, 2018

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Orlando, Florida

NIA’s Silent Auction

NIA will host its 4th Silent Auction during this year’s 63rd Annual Convention. This popular biennial event offers an evening of competitive bidding and fundraising for NIA’s Foundation for Education, Training, and Industry Advancement, along with a charitable organization. This year, net proceeds from the Silent Auction will be split evenly between the NIA Foundation for Education, Training, and Industry Advancement and Operation Homefront.



NIA’s Foundation for Education, Training, and Industry Advancement promotes the benefits of commercial and industrial insulation to outside audiences such as specifiers, architects, energy managers, plant operators, building owners, facility managers, government agencies, and others. The goal of the Foundation is to establish NIA as the recognized authority on the insulation industry and, at the same time, increase awareness of the need and benefits of insulation.


Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive—not simply struggle to get by—in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Their programs offer: RELIEF (through critical financial assistance and transitional housing programs), RESILIENCY (through permanent housing and caregiver support services), and RECURRING FAMILY SUPPORT programs and services throughout the year that help veterans and military families overcome the short-term bumps in the road so they don’t become long-term chronic problems.

The 2018 Silent Auction Co-Chairs John Lamberton of Irex Contracting Group and Dana Vlk of Distribution International Inc., and the rest of the Silent Auction Task Force, are actively seeking donations.

Suggested donations include golf equipment or outings, trips or vacation home-stays, jewelry, designer handbags, hunting and/or fishing excursions, electronic items, artwork, Broadway show tickets, sporting event tickets, spa packages, fine wine and spirits, sports/entertainment memorabilia, credit card loyalty program gifts, hotel or airline loyalty reward credits/miles, or external industry consulting hours. Donors may also make cash donations, which NIA staff will use to purchase items for the auction on their behalf.

If you would like to donate or would like more information, please contact Aimee Doyle at events@insulation.org or 703-464-6422.