NIA’s 65th Annual Convention

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


NIA’s Silent Auction

Postponed to 2021

The Silent Auction has been postponed to the 2021 Convention in Hawaii and the NIA staff will be reaching out to the donors. The charities will remain the same.


NIA will host its 5th Silent Auction next year’s 66th 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. The net proceeds from the Silent Auction will be split evenly between the NIA Foundation for Education, Training, and Industry Advancement and Folds of Honor.

NIA will hold current donations for the 2021 auction.

Suggested donations include golf equipment or outings, trips or vacation home-stays, jewelry, designer handbags, hunting/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, and 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 or 703-464-6422.

During the Silent Auction, attendees can purchase raffle tickets and be entered into 2 drawings to win some spectacular prizes! Proceeds from the raffle will be split between NIA’s Foundation and the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, in honor of NIA Past President Alec Rexroat, who passed away in October 2019.

Folds of Honor is a nonprofit that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. With the motto of “Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy,” they have helped award nearly 20,000 scholarships. Click here to watch a video about the charity’s mission. Click here to learn about the Campbell family that was helped by Folds of Honor.

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.