NIA’s 65th Annual Convention

October 26–28, 2021
MGM National Harbor
National Harbor, Maryland


Networking Events

NIA’s Convention schedule is designed to offer a variety of evening events and entertainment, as well as open time to allow attendees the opportunity to schedule their own meetings.

Tuesday, October 26

Convention First-Timer and VIP Reception

If this is your first NIA Convention, be sure to RSVP to this invitation-only cocktail reception, where you will have the opportunity to network with NIA leadership and industry leaders, and also enjoy getting to know fellow members of NIA. Invitations are required. To ensure your invitation to this event, be sure to check the "First Convention" box when you register.

Welcome and Appreciation Evening

Enjoy the first opportunity to catch up F2F with friends and colleagues. We will toast this chance to be together again! An open bar and full meal will be offered.

Wednesday, October 27

NIA’s Golf Tournament

NIA is not hosting a golf tournament as part of this year’s Convention. The next golf tournament will take place at NIA’s 66th Annual Convention, which is taking place in San Antonio, Texas in 2022.

Open Night

Network on your own in the Washington, DC area! Enjoy the museums and restaurants in DC, Old Town Alexandria, and at the National Harbor.

Thursday, October 28

Farewell Reception and Dinner

Join us for the finale of NIA’s Convention! This event includes a cocktail reception and a full meal with wine service. After the event concludes, we will continue the evening’s festivities at the Hosted Dessert Hospitality Suites.

The attire for this event is dressy casual (For example, slacks/button-down shirts for men, and pants outfit or dresses for women).

Hosted Dessert Hospitality Suites

Immediately following the Farewell Reception and Dinner, participating Associate (Manufacturer) member companies will tempt you with unique desserts and hosted bars. Attendees will have the opportunity to enter into a drawing for a special raffle prize by visiting each hosted suite and completing the dessert bingo raffle card. Plan to visit each suite and extend your time networking with industry friends while enjoying the sweetest event of the week.

NIA's Silent Auction Is in 2022

NIA’s next Silent Auction will take place at NIA’s 66th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, in 2022.