2019 Convention

April 3-5, 2019

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

Nassau, Bahamas

Educational Sessions

Off Balance On Purpose: Work-Life Integration That’s Possible, Not Perfect | Thursday, April 14, 2019 (8:00–9:15 a.m.)

Keynote Speaker: Dan Thurmon, Author of Off Balance On Purpose

Achieving the perfect work-life balance is a desirable concept, but it’s also completely unrealistic, according to Keynoter Dan Thurmon. In his high-impact presentation, Dan will literally demonstrate what real balance looks like and provide a new model for viewing work objectives where instead of being separate or competing with life, they are a vital and connected component. Hear practical, reality-based solutions to help leaders and employees support one another and foster excellence, innovation, and loyalty.

Click here to see a video from Dan Thurmon about the event.

1MT1MT: One More Thing, One More Time | Friday, April 5, 2019 (8:30–10:00 a.m.)

Keynote Speaker: Josh Sundquist, Paralympic Ski Racer, Childhood Cancer Survivor, and Bestselling Author

As a Paralympian, Josh’s ski racing motto was 1MT1MT, which stands for one more thing, one more time. Through interactive storytelling, Josh will inspire and empower attendees to face adversity with strength and courage, maintain a sense of humor in stressful circumstances, and be resilient during times of change. Join Josh and prepare to find your own 1mt1mt to get closer to the future you are training for.

The Mechanical Insulation Industry―Young Professional Perspective Panel | Friday, April 5, 2019 (10:10–11:30 a.m.)

Young professionals from a variety of industry segments will share their thoughts and solutions on several timely topics impacting the industry. Attendee questions are encouraged during this session. If you have specific questions for the panelists, please email events@insulation.org.

Panelists include:

Cooper Killion
Marketing Director
Shook and Fletcher Insulation Co.

Ashley Luse
Strategy & Business Development
Luse Thermal Technologies


Rudy Nigl
Vice President
L & C Insulation, Inc.

Justin Rispoli
District Manager, Midwest and East Coast
Aspen Aerogels, Inc.

Facilitated By:
Jake Erickson
Regional Sales Manager
ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation

General Session and Luncheon | Wednesday, April 3, 2018 (11:40 a.m.–1:10 p.m.)

More information will be posted soon.

Thermal Insulation Inspector Program Update | Thursday, April 4, 2019 (10:05–10:45 a.m.)

NIA’s new program will offer certified mechanical insulation inspector courses for commercial, industrial, and cryogenic applications. An end user will provide an overview of the program, benefits of the certification, and how he plans to use the certification for his business. Questions for the audience are encouraged during this session.

2018 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award | Thursday, April 4, 2019 (9:30–9:55 a.m.)

Join us as we recognize and congratulate winners of the 2018 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award! This award is NIA’s highest safety honor and recognizes top companies that have established structured safety programs to ensure the well-being of their employees and create safe working environments. Click here to learn more about NIA’s Safety Award.

Technical Presentations | Thursday, April 4, 2019 (10:40–11:30 a.m.)

Topics being considered by the TIC committee are the water/energy nexus and insulation in marine applications.


NIA’s Business Session | Thursday, April 4, 2019 (9:15–9:30 a.m.)

NIA’s active members (Contractors, Distributors, Fabricators, and Laminators) should plan to attend NIA’s Business Session, where they will vote on the budget and the new members of the Board of Directors.