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NIA's 59th Annual Convention

April 2–5, 2014

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells

Indian Wells, California


Preliminary Schedule

Tuesday, April 1

8:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting*

9:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Registration and Bookstore Open

1:00 — 5:00 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting*

5:30 — 6:30 p.m.
2014 Silent Auction Task Force*

6:00 — 7:00 p.m.
Past Presidents Reception and Dinner*

6:30 — 9:00 p.m.
2015 Convention Committee Dinner*

Wednesday, April 2

7:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Registration and Bookstore

8:00 — 9:00 a.m.
Board and Spouse Breakfast*+

9:00 — 10:30 a.m.
Past Presidents Advisory Council*

9:00 — 11:00 a.m.
Merit Contractors Committee

11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Foundation Steering Committee*

1:30 — 3:30 p.m.
Associates Committee

1:30 — 3:30 p.m.
Union Contractors Committee

3:30 — 5:00 p.m.
Membership Committee*

3:30 — 4:30 p.m.
Can/AM Meeting*

5:00 — 5:45 p.m.
NIA Member Orientation*

5:45 — 6:30 p.m.
VIP and First-Timer Reception**+

6:30 — 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception: Desert Oasis+

7:30 — 10:30 p.m.
Dessert Hospitality Suites+

8:00 — 9:30 p.m.
NIA Silent Auction+

Thursday, April 3

7:30 — 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast+

7:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Registration and Bookstore

8:00 — 9:30 a.m.
Generals Session Welcome and Keynote Speaker Doc Hendley+

9:30 — 9:45 a.m.
2013 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award Presentation

9:45 — 10:00 a.m.
NIA Business Session

10:00 — 10:15 a.m.
Coffee Break

10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Spouse Program: Gems & Breakfast: Beyond Bling—Jewelry Looks and Personal Style+

10:15-11:05 a.m.
General Session: Update on NIA Foundation Projects and Accomplishments

11:10-11:30 a.m.
General Session: Mechanical Insulation Installation Video Series Sneak Peek

12:30 — 3:00 p.m.
Metal Building Laminator Committee

12:30 — 2:30 p.m.
Technical Information Committee

12:30 — 4:30 p.m.
Optional Tour: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway+

1:00 — 3:00 p.m. Distributor/Fabricator Committee

3:00 — 5:00 p.m.
Health & Safety Committee

3:15 — 4:30 p.m.
Regional/National Committee

6:30 — 9:30 p.m.
Appreciation Night: 80s Bash+

Friday, April 4

7:30 — 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast+

7:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Registration and Bookstore

8:00 — 10:00 a.m.
Breakfast Industry Roundtables

  • Safety Best Practices
  • The Distributor’s Technology Journey
  • Mechanical Insulation Installation Video Series

9:30 — 10:30 a.m.
Spouse Program: LaBlast Fitness Ballroom Dancing+

10:00 — 10:15 a.m.
Coffee Break

10:15 — 11:30 a.m.
General Session: 2014 Health-Care Reform’s Impact

12:30 — 4:30 p.m.
Optional Tour: Celebrity House Tour+

12:30 — 5:00 p.m.
Golf Tournament at Indian Wells Golf Resort+

12:30 — 5:00 p.m.
Round Robin Tennis Tournament+

Open Evening—Enjoy Indian Wells

Saturday, April 5

7:30 — 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast+

7:30 — 11:30 a.m.
Registration and Bookstore

8:00 — 9:30 a.m.
General Session: Golf Awards Presentation and General Session: NIA Fast Facts. Topics include:

  • Energy-Water Nexus and Mechanical Insulation
  • National Commercial and Industrial Insulation Standards, 7th Edition
  • Hot Issues in Health-Care Reform
  • Content and its Effect on Commerce/E-Commerce

9:30 — 9:45 a.m.
Coffee Break

9:45 — 11:30 a.m.
Technical Presentations

  • Modeling Long-Term Mositure Intrusion
  • Evaluating ASHRAE’s Thermal Insulation Coastings Study

10:30 — 11:30 a.m.
Spouse Program: Water Aerobics+

12:00 — 1:30 p.m.
Council of Committees and Board Lunch*

12:30 — 4:00 p.m.
Optional Tour: Sunnylands Tour+

1:00 — 4:00 p.m.
Optional Tour: San Andreas Jeep Tour+

1:30 — 5:00 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting*

6:00 — 7:00 p.m.
Photographer Available for Portraits+

6:30 — 7:00 p.m.
President’s Cocktail Reception+

7:00 — 11:00 p.m.
President's Dinner and Dance+

* Closed Meeting
** Foundation Supporters, Invitation Only—RSVP Required
+ Spouses Encouraged to Attend



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