Wednesday, March 25
NIA Member Orientation
NIA members are paramount to the success and future of our organization and it is important to keep all NIA members, both seasoned and those new to the association, current on the benefits of their NIA membership. NIA's annual Member Orientation, open to all attendees, includes an overview of the 2015 Convention schedule, recognition of new members, first-time attendees, and NIA's committee and association leaders, and a video which reviews the benefits of membership. This event is one of many opportunities for attendees to meet and get to know their industry peers and association leaders to help them get the most value out of both their membership and the Annual Convention. While this is an invitation-only event, reservations are required, as space is limited.
Convention First-Timer and VIP Reception
If this is your first NIA Convention, be sure to RSVP to this invitation-only cocktail reception where you'll have the opportunity to network with NIA leaders and staff, and learn more about NIA and thebenefits of the Convention. Ask questions about the Convention, NIA's committees, our educational programs, or just enjoy getting to know members of NIA. Invitations are required. To ensure your invitation and space at this event, be sure to check the "First Convention" box when you register.
Welcome Reception: A Night in Old San Antonio
Get a real feel for the San Antonio Hill Country when you join your fellow Convention attendees for A Night in Old San Antonio–all without leaving the resort. Enjoy an authentic Texas Circuit Barbeque and the music of the Southwest as you mix and mingle.
Hosted Dessert Hospitality Suites
Immediately following the Welcome Reception comes one of the highlights of NIA's Convention–the Dessert Hospitality Suites. Your hosts, NIA Associate (Manufacturer) member companies, will fill each room with delicious treats, and beverages. Plan to take advantage of this opportunity to extend your time networking with industry friends while enjoying the sweetest event of the week.
Thursday, March 26
Appreciation Night: Texas "T" Party–As in Tequila, Trucks, and Tacos
This event explores Texas "T"–as in Tequila, Trucks, and Tacos! In a relaxed evening on the resort property, attendees will find music and food that suits them–shall we say, "To a T." The activities include a mechanical bull, armadillo races, a poker tournament, and a night under the Texas Hill Country stars.
Friday, March 27
Open Night, Enjoy San Antonio!
Saturday, March 28
President's Dinner and Dance
The finale of NIA's Convention is the President's Dinner and Dance, and this year's theme is Texas Tux! Enjoy a cocktail reception followed by dinner and dancing to the music of the band, Nightfire. In celebration of NIA's 60th Convention, the event will also feature a special guest speaker, Mary Sue Koontz Nelson. Mary Sue will charm you with her riveting stories and insightful humor. Attire is Western glam for women, and a Tux jacket and jeans for men (regular jackets/ties can be worn as well). Join with friends and business colleagues one last time before heading home as we celebrate our outgoing NIA President David Dzina of Selle Insulation Co./PBI Supply! You can reminisce on the success of our 60th Convention, and kick off the next decade of Conventions by watching a preview of NIA's 61st Annual Convention in 2016, which will be held in at the beautiful Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida.