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, April 16
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. An invitation is required to attend this event. To ensure you receive your invitation, be sure to check the "First Convention" box when you register.
Cocktail Reception - New and Open to all Attendees
Join us for cocktails and drinks at this casual reception open to all registered attendees and guests! Don't miss this extra networking opportunity!
Wednesday, April 17
Welcome and Appreciation Evening: White Linen Party
Enjoy a view of the Gulf of Mexico with your toes in the sand, as NIA comes together for a private beach party! Attendees will enjoy live music, beach games, and a photographer to get some wonderful family photos with this beautiful backdrop. There is something for everyone at this family friendly event, which includes a full dinner and open bar. We encourage you to dress in white linen attire, such as khaki shorts and white shirts or white sundresses. Flip flops are encouraged—the location of this reception is on the white sandy beachfront.
We encourage you to dress in white linen attire, such as khaki shorts and white shirts or white sundresses. Flip flops are encouraged—the location of this reception is on the white sandy beachfront.
Thursday, April 18
Open Night―Network on your own in beautiful Naples!
Friday, April 19
Farewell Reception & Dinner
Join us for the finale of NIA’s Convention! This event includes a cocktail reception, a full meal with an open bar, and a last opportunity to network with Convention attendees! After the event concludes, we will continue the evening’s festivities at the Dessert Hospitality Suites and NIA’s Silent Auction. The attire for this event is dressy casual (for example, slacks/button-down shirts for men, and pants outfit or dresses for women). This event will take place outdoors.
Hosted Dessert Hospitality Suites
Immediately following the Farewell 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 this evening by visiting each hosted suite and completing the dessert bingo raffle card. Plan to visit each suite and enjoy sweet treats, marvelous concoctions, and extra networking time with your industry friends!
NIA's Silent Auction
NIA’s Silent Auction is a popular event that normally takes place every 2 years and offers an evening of extravagant donations that you can bid on, knowing that your donation benefits Folds of Honor and the Foundation for Mechanical Insulation Education, Training, and Industry Advancement. The Silent Auction will take place on Friday, April 19, the final night of Convention, which allows attendees plenty of time to familiarize themselves with the available auction items and know exactly what they want to bid on first! Some of the past donations have included designer handbags, tickets to sporting events, jewelry, trips or vacation homestays, sports equipment, and fine wine and spirits. To learn more, please visit the Silent Auction web page.
All Convention sessions and evening events are casual—khakis, golf shirts, etc. are recommended. Wednesday and Friday night’s receptions are located outdoors.
- Wednesday Evening’s Welcome and Appreciation Evening
White Linen Attire encouraged (for example, such as khaki shorts and white shirts or white sundresses. Flip flops are encouraged). The event will take place outside on the beach.
- Friday Evening’s Farewell Reception and Dinner—Dressy casual resort wear is encouraged (for example, slacks/button-down shirts for men, and pants outfit or dresses for women). This event will take place outdoors.