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NIA's 61st Annual Convention and WIACO

April 20–23, 2016

Boca Raton Resort and Club

Boca Raton, Florida

Evening Entertainment

Wednesday, April 20
NIA Member Orientation

NIA members are paramount to the success and future of our organization, and it is important that first-time Convention attendees and new members are current on the benefits afforded to them through NIA membership. This invitation-only orientation includes an overview of how NIA serves its members and the mechanical insulation industry, and introduces our new members and first-time attendees to NIA's staff, committee members, and association leaders. If you are a first-time Convention attendee, be sure to indicate so when you register.

NIA and FESI President's Reception

This invitation-only reception will gather VIPs from across the globe to kick-off the start of NIA's 61st Annual Convention and WIACO. Hosted by NIA President Kenny Freeman, leaders from NIA and FESI will have the opportunity to network and celebrate the many years of global collaboration that have made our organizations, and the industry, successful.

Welcome Reception: Welcome to Florida!

Join your fellow Convention attendees in the Sunshine state at NIA's Welcome Reception: Welcome to Florida! Bright colors and flamingos, along with a steel drum and guitar duo, will greet you as you mix and mingle with familiar faces and meet new friends. Enjoy an open bar and full meal of tasty samplings from 4 of the on-site restaurants at this colorful and flavorful event as we kick-off our time together.

Hosted Dessert Hospitality Suites

Immediately following the Welcome Reception comes one of the highlights of NIA's Convention—the Dessert Hospitality Suites. NIA's (Associate) manufacturer member companies will host a 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.

Silent Auction

NIA will host its 3rd Silent Auction during the 61st Annual Convention and WIACO. This very popular biennial event offers an evening of competitive bidding and fundraising for Stand Up To Cancer and NIA's Foundation for Education, Training, and Industry Advancement. The 2016 Silent Auction Co-Chairs Dan Bofinger (Winroc-SPI) and John Lamberton (IREX Contracting Group), and the rest of the Silent Auction Task Force are actively seeking donations. If you would like to donate, please contact NIA at 703-464-6422 or

Thursday, April 21
Appreciation Night: Game On!

Spend an evening near the ocean at the Boca Beach Club pool area at NIA's Appreciation Night and enjoy a full meal filled with gourmet tailgate treats and an open bar. Represent your favorite sport teams by wearing their colors or jerseys during NIA's Appreciation Night: Game On! Guests can enjoy some friendly rivalry and show off their soccer, football, basketball, and hockey skills with sport-themed games and activities. Want something more relaxed? Enjoy the beach and take in the beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean, grab a friend for a friendly game of beanbag toss, or take a fun, sports-themed photo.

Friday, April 22
Open Night—Enjoy Boca Raton!

Saturday, April 23
President's Dinner and Dance

The finale of NIA's Convention is the President's Dinner and Dance. Join us for live entertainment by the band, Private Stock, in addition to a cocktail reception, dinner, and dancing! Connect with friends and business colleagues one last time before heading home as we celebrate our outgoing NIA President Kenny Freeman. The attire for this adults-only event is resort casual wear (for example, khaki pants for men, and capris or sundresses for women).


One of the goals of this year's Convention Planning Committee is to emphasize casual attire, making it easier for Convention guests to plan and pack. All Convention sessions and evening events are casual—golf shirts and resort wear are recommended. The receptions on Wednesday and Thursday evening are outdoors, and since the nights can be cooler, a light sweater or jacket is suggested.

  • Wednesday Evening's Welcome Reception: Welcome to Florida—Casual resort wear is encouraged (for example, khaki shorts for men, and capris or sundresses for women).
  • Thursday Evening's Appreciation Night: Game On!—Guests are encouraged to wear jerseys or colors that represent their favorite professional, college, or local sports team.
  • Saturday Evening's President's Dinner and Dance—Casual resort wear is encouraged (for example, khaki pants for men, and capris or sundresses for women).

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