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NIA’s 54th Annual Convention
April 1–4, 2009
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii

2009 Convention Schedule

Tuesday, March 31

8:00 a.m. – Noon Executive Committee*
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration and Bookstore
12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Optional Tours Hospitality Desk
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Board of Directors*
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Past Presidents Dinner*
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. 2010 Convention Committee Dinner*

Wednesday, April 1

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration, Bookstore, and Optional Tours Hospitality Desk
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Board and Spouse Breakfast*
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Technical Information Committee
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Past Presidents Advisory Council*
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Distributor/Fabricator Committee
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Associates Committee
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Foundation Steering Committee*
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Website Committee
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Health & Safety (Joint Contractors)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Membership Committee*
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CAN/AM Meeting*
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Insurance Task Force*
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Mechanical Insulation Marketing Initiative*
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Union Contractors Committee
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Merit Contractors Committee
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Metal Building Laminators Committee
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Regional/National Committee
5:45 – 6:30 p.m. VIP and First Timers Reception* (invitation only)
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception: Drums of Paradise Luau+

Thursday, April 2

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration, Bookstore, and Optional Tours Hospitality Desk
7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. General Session: Opener and Keynote Speaker+ Michael Staver
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. 2008 Theodore H. Brodie Safety Award Presentation
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. NIA Business Session
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. VIP Panel – An Update from U.S. Manufacturers
9:45 – 11:15 a.m. Spouse and Guest Program and Networking Breakfast+
12:30 – 5:00 p.m. Optional Tour: Zipline Adventure Trek+
12:45 – 3:45 p.m. Optional Tour: Helicopter Flight+
1:45 – 4:45 p.m. Optional Tour: Helicopter Flight+
By 5 p.m. Golf Club Drop-off for Tournament Players
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Appreciation Night: Pirates of the Pacific+
8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Dessert Hospitality Suites+

Friday, April 3

7:30 – 12:30 a.m. Registration, Bookstore, and Optional Tours Hospitality Desk
7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Light Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9 a.m. General Session: What’s Ahead for the Foundation?
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Coffee Break
9:15 – 11:30 a.m. Technical Paper Presentations
Sustainability – Insulation’s Role
Alternative Energy Technologies and Insulation Requirements
Power Plant Insulation System Estimating and Execution
12:45 – 3:45 p.m. Optional Tour: Helicopter Flight+
1:15 – 4:30 p.m. Optional Tour: Hidden Beach Horseback Ride+
1:45 – 4:45 p.m. Optional Tour: Helicopter Flight+
12:30 – 5:00 p.m. Golf Tournament at the Poipu Bay Golf Course+

Saturday, April 4

7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration, Bookstore, and Optional Tours Hospitality Desk
7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Light Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Industry Round Table Exchanges:
Safety Best Practices Panel
Marketing Insulation the Local Way
Industry Training Tools and Resources
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:30 a.m. General Session: The U.S. DOE Save Energy Now Initiative – Promoting Industry Energy Efficiency and Productivity Improvement Golf Awards Presentations
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Council of Committees and Board of Directors Lunch*
1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Board of Directors*
1:15 – 4:30 p.m. Optional Tour: Hidden Beach Horseback Ride+
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Photographer Available for Portraits+
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. President’s Gala Cocktail Reception+
7:00 p.m. President’s Gala Dinner and Dance+

Sunday, April 5

7:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Optional Tour: Napali Coast Sail and Snorkel+

* Closed Meetings
** Foundation Supporters Only
+ Spouses and Guests are Encouraged to Attend



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