While we were all looking forward to the 2021 Annual Convention in Maui in March, NIA leadership has determined that due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns and travel restrictions, NIA will not hold an in-person event in the spring of 2021.
We are excited to hold a Virtual Spring Summit and an in-person Fall Convention! In essence, we are flipping our 2 annual meetings: our Virtual Spring Summit will be held online, and our in-person Annual Convention will be held in the fall in the Washington, DC, area. Dates for the Fall Convention will be announced soon!
NIA’s Virtual Spring Summit will feature the same quality education sessions, committee meetings, and networking social hours that make it a must-attend event!
Registration is open. The event will take place over the week of March 15 so that you can attend and have time to continue working on your projects.
We encourage you to register by February 19 to receive your event goody bag and all of the committee meeting materials. Registration for the Virtual Spring Summit is required to attend any portion of the event, including committee meetings. To encourage robust participation, NIA has added additional networking events and offers rates as low as $175 for member companies that register multiple people. Plus, our virtual event eliminates travel costs such as airfare and hotel expenses while offering you the targeted educational content and national networking events you expect from NIA. If you have never attended one of NIA’s events, now is the time to see why they are so popular!
Designed to bring you the peer-to-peer networking and educational opportunities that you can only find at a national event, NIA’s Virtual Spring Summit will bring together the mechanical insulation industry for education, training, and networking. Education, peer-to-peer learning, and the exchange of ideas are important components of the member-led industry sessions. Hear first-hand how your insulation colleagues around the country have tackled the challenges that 2020 brought and learn what made other companies successful in this unique environment. Get up-to-the minute business, regulatory, and safety updates from our experts and learn what our industry-leading speakers expect to happen during 2021 and how to plan for it.
We were very pleased to have more than 100 attendees at the Fall Summit and were delighted with the feedback we received. We are even more excited to host this event with even more uniquely tailored insulation content and networking opportunities.
Recently, some members received a fraudulent phishing email from Julie.Allison@Lead-Essential.com, and we can assure you that NIA has not partnered with any organization to share attendee information. If you receive an email like this, the best course of action is to block the sender and delete the email from your inbox. In October, we shared how NIA has partnered with more than 100 organizations to urge the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to immediately address and protect associations and their members from fraudulent event marketing like this. Click here to read the letter to asking the FTC and DOJ to address and combat these deceptive practices. NIA’s data is secure, and member information is never sold to third parties. Any claims offering to sell NIA membership or event attendee information are scams.
NIA’s Spring Summit focuses on the work of our committees and educational training sessions on various industry and professional topics. NIA’s committees address current issues affecting all segments of the commercial and industrial insulation industry and give members an opportunity to share industry knowledge and advance the objectives of each committee. You do not have to be a committee member to attend any of these meetings and your participation is welcome and encouraged.
To view the open committee meetings and their committee purposes, please click here.
If you are not already a NIA member, please visit the Join NIA page on NIA's website, which includes information about the benefits of belonging and testimonials from current members. For more information, please contact Aimee Doyle at 703-464-6422, ext. 113, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.