About the Annual Convention
Celebrating NIA's 60th Annual Convention
The National Insulation Association (NIA) invites you to join us in the beautiful Texas Hill Country to celebrate NIA's 60th Annual Convention! This year's theme, Amazing Results Driven by Vision, is meant to inspire us all to embrace the vision we have for long term success and as leaders of our industry, allow our vision to motivate our actions to ensure that we achieve our goals. At the 2015 Convention, we'll celebrate the success of how far NIA has come since our first Convention and the vision of countless men and women in the insulation industry who have contributed their time and talents to NIA, all the while remaining focused and committed to building NIA into the outstanding organization it is today.
NIA's 60th Annual Convention will include many of the networking, educational, and entertainment events that you look forward to each year, with a few unique additions. This year, we have a special event to honor NIA's Past Presidents, all of whom have directly contributed to the success and vision of our association. In addition, the Valero Texas Open–one of the PGA TOUR'S most popular golf events–will be held onsite at the hotel's golf course during the Convention. Guests will enjoy complimentary admission to the Valero Texas Open during their stay at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.
Your hotel keycard will act as your pass to access the tournament grounds, should you choose to attend. Whether it will be your first Convention or your 30th, please plan to take part in a fun-filled event celebrating NIA's Amazing Results Driven by Vision!
What to Expect
At NIA's Annual Convention, expect to learn the latest industry trends, share with colleagues, and take home valuable industry knowledge. In a survey of the 2014 attendees, 75% said they made new business contacts and 77% gained new industry knowledge.
Who Should Attend
Convention attendees represent all segments of the mechanical insulation industry: merit and union contractors, distributors, fabricators, laminators, and manufacturers. Last year, 68% of the attendees were contractors, distributors, fabricators, and laminators, and 25% were manufacturers. This broad representation of the industry allows attendees opportunities to gain new business contacts, network, and build relationships.
What You Will Learn
At NIA's 60th Annual Convention, we have secured industry experts to address issues affecting our members and industry, including how to build, train, and retain a workforce in the face of historic retirement numbers and fewer young people choosing careers in construction. Attendees will also learn about safety best practices and the latest regulations, and the current legislation working its way through Congress that supports the increased use of mechanical insulation. Members will convene to vote upon matters related to the direction and leadership of NIA, and will then recognize winners of the 2014 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award.
This year, members can even attend the Valero Texas Open. The Valero Texas Open takes place at the same time as NIA's 60th Annual Convention at the JW Marriott San Antonio Resort & Spa. While NIA is celebrating its 60th Annual Convention, top PGA golf pros will be playing in the Valero Texas Open. Then NIA members can play on one of the same courses for our NIA golf tournament at the resort. Register early for NIA's Golf Tournament, as spaces sell out quickly.