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2008 Committee Days Meeting

November 5–6, 2008
Westin Alexandria
Alexandria, Virginia

About Committee Days

Committee Days is a member-only meeting focusing on the activities of NIA’s active committees. As one of NIA’s two annual meetings, Committee Days allows committees to report on business, action items, and current NIA activities. The success of these committees rests solely on the participation of NIA members, who represent different parts of the insulation industry. When NIA members come together, share ideas, discuss industry trends, and express concerns and problems, the industry as a whole benefits.

NIA’s Committee Days meeting is one of many NIA member benefits. If you have not attended Committee Days or are not involved in one of NIA’s operating committees, please review the list below and indicate on your registration form which meetings you are interested in attending. NIA encourages you to enjoy this opportunity to meet with fellow industry professionals and share your expertise and suggestions on how to further our industry.

NIA’s Active Operating Committees that will meet include:

2009 Convention Committee*
Associates Committee
Board of Directors Meeting*
Council of Committees*
Distributor/Fabricator Committee
Executive Committee*
Foundation Steering Committee*
Health & Safety Committee
Insurance Task Force
Long Range Planning Committee*
Marketing & Outreach Subcommittee (Foundation Supporters Only)
Membership Committee
Merit Contractors Committee
Strategic Plan - Communications
Technical Information Committee
Union Contractors Committee
Website Committee

* Indicates a closed meeting.

What to Expect

Committee Days brings together approximately 100 members each year, primarily contractor members. With more than 10 operating committees meeting, attendees can learn about industry trends; receive updates on programs covering the latest business topics; and, of course, gain a better understanding of how NIA is helping to educate the industry on the benefits of insulation. In addition to meetings, there is a luncheon and reception on Wednesday to reconnect with colleagues and welcome first-timers to Committee Days.

November temperatures for the Washington, D.C., area are typically in the mid-60s during the day, dropping to the mid-50s at night. Weather conditions vary, so it is best to check the weather report for the area before you leave.

Featured Luncheon Presentation

The Election Results - The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain
Jade C. West
Senior Vice President-Government Relations
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

Join the Senior Vice President-Government Relations from the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, Jade West, as she analyzes the previous day's election results and hypothesizes what it could mean for business. She will review the House and the Senate elections. How will current issues be impacted? What new opportunities will now exist? How can we position ourselves to better our businesses? West's insights a day after the presidential election are sure to be exciting and informative.

Health and Safety Roundtable Back by Popular Demand

The Health and Safety Roundtable has been a part of the last two Committee Days meetings. Event surveys tell how popular this event is for attendees where each respondent saying they would recommend the Safety Roundtable to their colleagues, and that they planned to attend the next roundtable. Because the Safety Roundtable was received so positively, the committee decided it would become an annual event. This year's roundtable will be held November 6, 2008, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Westin Alexandria in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

The cost to attend the Health and Safety Roundtable is $120. Individuals who register for both the Health and Safety Roundtable and the 2008 Committee Days meeting will receive a $25 discount off of the combined registration rates. Discounts will be taken at the time of registration for the Health and Safety Roundtable. Committee Days registrations must accompany or be received prior to the Health and Safety Roundtable registration in order to qualify for the discount.

Click here for more information on the Safety Roundtable and for registration details.


Please click the links below or on the left for more information about Committee Days. Be sure to check back often as we develop the Featured Luncheon Presentation on Wednesday and the Health & Safety Roundtable on Thursday!

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Check Out Our Previous Meeting

Information about our 2007 Committee Days--a great way to learn more about the meeting and what you can expect in 2008.

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