NIA’s 68th Annual Convention

April 17-19, 2024
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Naples, Florida

 

Schedule

This information is subject to change.  All Convention sessions and evening events are casual—golf shirts and slacks are recommended during the day, and casual attire is recommended at evening events.

The schedule also notes the following:

+Spouses Encouraged to Attend
*Family Friendly Event

Kids are welcomed to attend the keynote session presentation if the topic is of interest to them.

Please book your travel to arrive by Monday, April 15, so you can take full advantage of committee meetings and events scheduled on Tuesday morning. Please plan to stay for the full event and depart on Saturday, April 20.

Monday, April 15 2024

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Executive Committee Meeting (closed meeting)
11:05 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Past Presidents Advisory Council (closed meeting)
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.Past Presidents Reception and Dinner (closed meeting)

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.Board of Directors and Spouse Breakfast (closed meeting)
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.Board of Directors Meeting (closed meeting)
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Registration
11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Education and Training Committee and Lunch (closed meeting)
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.Metal Building Laminators Committee and Lunch (closed meeting)
2:15 – 4:15 p.m.Membership Committee (closed meeting)
5:00 – 5:30 p.m.New Member Orientation (closed meeting)
5:30 – 6:00 p.m.First-Timers Happy Hour (closed meeting)
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.Cocktail Reception
Open Night! Enjoy Naples!

Wednesday, April, 17, 2024

7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Registration
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast*+
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.Joint Contractor Meeting
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.Can/AM Meeting (closed meeting) (open to all Canadian Convention attendees)
8:30 – 11:00 a.m.Technical Information Session
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.Health & Safety Session
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.Regional/National Committee (closed meeting)
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Foundation Board of Directors Meeting and Lunch (closed meeting)
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Young Professional Advisory Committee (YPAC) and Lunch (open to members under 40 years of age or new to the industry)
1:30 – 6:00 p.m.Open Time for Networking
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.Welcome and Appreciation Dinner*+

Thursday, April 18, 2024

7:30 – 11:30 a.m.Registration
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.Networking Breakfast*+
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.Welcome and Keynote Presentation*+
NIA Business Sessions
Premier Industry Manufacturer Awards
Safety Awards Presentation
Education Session
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.Spouse Program+
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.Education Session
1:00– 5:30 p.m.NIA’s Golf Tournament+ (separate registration is required)
Open Networking Evening! Enjoy Naples!

Friday, April 19, 2024

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Registration
8:00 – 10:30 a.m.Networking Breakfast and Keynote Presentation
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Union Contractors Subcommittee (Open only to Signatory contractors of the International)
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Merit Contractors Session
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Associates (Manufacturer) Session
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Distributors/Fabricators Session
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.Union Contractors Session
12:30 – 5:00 p.m. Open Time for Individual Member Meetings/Networking
12:45 – 2:00 p.m.Council of Committees and Board of Directors Meeting and Lunch (closed meeting)
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.Farewell Reception & Dinner*+
8:15 – 9:00 p.m.Silent Auction*+
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.Hosted Dessert Hospitality Suites*+
+Spouses Encouraged to Attend
*Family Friendly, Kids Welcomed