Wednesday, April 2
NIA Member Orientation *
Get the most out of your NIA membership by attending this special session for new and current NIA members! After a brief presentation about NIA’s activities and how you can get involved, you will be able to network with other NIA members, the Board of Directors, committee chairs, and staff. Bring your spouse and enjoy light refreshments while learning more about what NIA can do for you. Reservations are required, as space is limited.
Convention First-Timer and VIP Reception *
Will this be your first time attending a NIA Convention? If so, do not miss this invitation-only hosted cocktail reception where you can network with NIA leaders and staff, and learn more about what you can expect to gain from NIA’s Convention. You can also ask any questions about Convention, committees, or programs offered by NIA. Be sure to check the “First Convention” box when registering so you will be sure to get your special invitation.
Welcome Reception: Desert Oasis
Relax beneath sunny blue skies in this magnificent desert oasis. The breathtaking views at the foot of California's Santa Rosa Mountains make the perfect background for catching up and convening. Sit back, unwind, and enjoy smooth jazz infused with hypnotic original grooves and a blend of popular songs.
NIA’s 2nd Silent Auction
We are excited to announce we are again holding a Silent Auction!
The 2014 NIA Silent Auction Chair, Darrel Bailey, Performance Contracting, Inc.,
and the rest of the Silent Auction Committee are actively seeking
donations. If you have a donation, please contact Julia Bardnell at
703-464-6422, ext. 114, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosted Dessert Hospitality Suites
Do not forget dessert, because immediately following the Welcome Reception is one of the highlights of NIA’s Conventionâ€”the Dessert Hospitality Suites! Your NIA member company hosts have filled each room with delicious treats and beverages to finish your evening the right way. Do not miss this chance to indulge yourself and continue networking with industry friends at the sweetest event of the week.
Thursday, April 3
Appreciation Night: 80s Bash
Dust off your leg warmers, Aqua Net, parachute pants, and Members–Only jackets as you go back to a totally rad decade of big hair, rubik cubes, and boom boxes during the 80s Bash! Reminisce over dinner and drinks as you watch videos from the 80s and hit the dance floor to show off your best Thriller moves. Capture all the fun from the night in one of the retro photo booths complete with 80s swag—or test your video arcade skills on one of the arcade games.
Friday, April 4
Open Night—Enjoy Indian Wells!
Saturday, April 5
President’s Dinner and Dance
* invitation only
The President’s Dinner and Dance wraps up the NIA Convention in style as we gather one last time to close out another exciting Convention. The evening begins with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and dancing. Business casual is encouraged (slacks and sports jackets for men, and dress slacks or dresses for women). Enjoy the evening as you say farewell to California and network with friends one more time before heading home.