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NIA's 60th Annual Convention

March 25–28, 2015

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

San Antonio, Texas


NIA's 60th Annual Convention Schedule

Timing is subjected to change

Tuesday, March 24

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Executive Committee*
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Registration and Bookstore
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.Optional Tour Hospitality Desk
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.Board of Directors*
5:45 – 9:00 p.m.60th Anniversary Past Presidents Reception and Dinner*
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.61st Annual Convention/WIACO Committee Dinner*

Wednesday, March 25

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Registration and Bookstore
8:00 – 9:05 a.m.Past Presidents, Board of Directors, and Spouse Breakfast*+
9:10 – 10:30 a.m.Past Presidents Advisory Council*
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.Technical Information Committee
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.Merit Contractors Committee
11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Foundation Steering Committee and Lunch*
12:00 – 5:00 p.m.Optional Tour Hospitality Desk
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.Union Contractors Committee
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.Associates Committee
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.Distributors/Fabricators Committee
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.Membership Committee*
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.Can/AM Meeting*
5:00 – 5:40 p.m.NIA Member Orientation*
5:45 – 6:30 p.m.Convention First-Timer and VIP Reception**
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.Welcome Reception: A Night in Old San Antonio+
7:30 – 10:30 p.m.Hosted Dessert Hospitality Suites+

Thursday, March 26

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Registration and Bookstore
7:30 – 8:15 a.m.Continental Breakfast+
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.General Session
  • Welcome Remarks
  • Keynote Speaker: Jim "The Rookie" Morris:
    Seeing Past Today+
  • Parade of Leaders
  • NIA Business Session
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.Optional Tour Hospitality Desk
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.Coffee Break
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award Presentation
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Spouse Program: Texas Style Wines—A Tasting & Talk from Dry Comal Creek Vineyards+
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.General Session: Foundation Update—Matt Keelen, Founder and President, The Keelen Group
12:30 – 3:00 p.m.Metal Building Laminators Committee
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.Optional Tour: River Walk Self-Guided Excursion+
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.Health & Safety Committee
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.Regional/National Committee*
6:15 – 9:30 p.m.Appreciation Night: Texas "T" Party—Tequila, Trucks, and Tacos+

Friday, March 27

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Registration and Bookstore
7:30 – 8:15 a.m.Continental Breakfast+
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.Breakfast Industry Roundtable Exchanges (check back often for topic specifics)
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.Spouse Program: Cooking Class—Texas BBQ Rub+
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.General Session: Attracting and Retaining the Construction Workforce—Tim Johnson, Founder and CEO, the TJC Group
12:30 – 5:00 p.m.Optional Tour: San Antonio Missions—National Historic Park Tour+
12:30 – 6:00 p.m.NIA's Golf Tournament at TPC San Antonio AT&T Canyons Course (separate registration is required)+△
Open EveningEnjoy San Antonio!

Saturday, March 28

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Registration and Bookstore
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast+
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.General Session: Restoring American Prosperity—Fixing Our National Debt—Paul Stebbins, Former CEO & Chairman Emeritus, World Fuel Services Corporation
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.Spouse Program: Texas Hill Country Nature Preserve Morning Hike+
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.Coffee Break
9:45 – 11:45 a.m.Technical Presentations (check back often for topic specifics)
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.Council of Committees and Board of Directors Lunch*
12:45 – 4:00 p.m.Board of Directors Meeting* (continuing from lunch)
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.Photographer Available for Portraits+
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.President's Dinner and Dance Reception+
7:00 – 11:00 p.m.President's Dinner and Dance+

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



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