NIA's November 2017 E-News Bulletin
Make a Plan to Join Us in Houston for NIA's Fall Summit

Join your NIA colleagues in Houston for our rescheduled Fall Summit taking place December 12-13 in Houston, Texas. Pre-event registration closes next week on Friday, November 17. Reed Exhibitions' Insulation Expo (IEX) USA is also taking place at the same time, so make sure to visit NIA at Booth 4615 at IEX USA!

Plan to arrive on Monday, December 11, to hear from NIA Past President and Consultant Ron King on NIA's new Thermal Insulation Inspector Program (TIIP). This session will be followed by a networking reception.
Unauthorized IEX USA Attendee List Email Solicitation

NIA members may have received an email solicitation incorrectly suggesting that Reed Exhibitions' IEX USA 2017 attendee contact information may be available for purchase. Please know that if you do receive any solicitation of this kind, it is from a third party who is unrelated to Reed Exhibitions. For security purposes, NIA encourages you to delete or ignore emails of this kind. Reed Exhibitions has confirmed that no attendee contact information for IEX USA is shared with third parties and has sent a notice to the third party to cease and desist these false communications.

For any questions, please email or call 703-464-6422. 
Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Become an Appraiser in 2017  

NIA's Next Energy Appraisal Certification Course Will Be Held December 13-14
The last Insulation Energy Appraisal Program (IEAP) training course for 2017 is taking place immediately following NIA's Fall Summit in Houston on December 13-14. Discounted pricing is available for members who register for both events. For more information, email  

Dates: December 13-14, 2017
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas
Deadline: Register by Friday, November 17, 2017

If your certification has lapsed and you are interested in re-taking the updated class, registration discounts are available. Email for more information.

If you haven't taken the class or recertified since 2014, you will need to renew your certification.You will be receiving recertification information in the mail soon. You can also click here for details.

Save the Date for NIA's 2018 Annual Convention

Registration Is Now Open
NIA's 63 rd Annual Convention is taking place April 18-20, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, and will debut the new Wednesday-Friday schedule. Now is the perfect time to register if you have education and travel budgets to be allocated by the end of 2017.

More Updates for 2018
We've also added a second high-caliber Keynote Speaker, are offering new multiple-registrant discounts, and have moved the Dessert Hospitality Suites and Silent Auction to the final night of Convention, Friday, April 20. Learn more about the Silent Auction and how to donate by clicking here.

Travel Notification

It has come to our attention that NIA members may have received solicitations from a travel scam. At least one third-party company is attempting to encourage members to make hotel reservations through them. As per our normal process, NIA members can register for NIA's 63 rd Annual Convention through our website and attendees can make their hotel reservations directly through the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress by calling 1-888-421-1442 and mentioning they are with the National Insulation Association. You can also make a reservation by clicking here.

Click here to learn more and register
Build Your 2018 Advertising Plan with Robert Glass of The YGS Group 

NIA is transitioning to The YGS Group as its advertising sales partner. Contact media strategist, Robert Glass, at or 717-430-2212 to build your 2018 marketing profile and place your Insulation Outlook magazine and NIA ads. Hurry to receive the early-bird bonus and a possible free ad.

On December 12-13, Rob will be at the Fall Summit and Insulation Expo (IEX) USA. Contact him to set up a face-to-face meeting in Houston or stop by the NIA Booth (Booth 4615).  
Mark Your Calendar for NIA's Safety Award

The deadline for the the 2017 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award is January 31, 2018. Categories include: Associate/Manufacturer, Contractor, Distributor/Fabricator, and Metal Building Laminator. The new applications will be posted online soon at and also mailed this month to the primary representative of each member company.
NIA Staff Volunteers with Local Backpack Buddies Program

The NIA Staff recently spent time volunteering in the Sterling, Virginia, community to pack weekend meal packs for local school kids. The Backpack Buddies program partners with 5 elementary, middle, and high schools to provide weekend meal packs to over 400 kids each week. It was inspiring to be part of a community that supports under-resourced children in our area and makes a difference in their lives.

Product Spotlight: NIA Insulation Sampler
The NIA Insulation Sampler provides samples of 20 generic mechanical insulation product types and accessories. These small, portable sample boxes are designed for ease of use, with an illustrative product schematic guide that denotes the product type. The kit is an excellent tool for your internal training and resource library, as well as external sales discussions and presentations. For more information and ordering, please contact or click here to visit our Online Store.

Members: $175
Non-Members: $255
Key Dates and Deadlines

December 12-13, 2017
NIA's Fall Summit 2017
Reed Exhibitions' Insulation Expo (IEX) USA
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX

December 13-14, 2017
NIA's Fall IEAP Course
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX

December 31, 2017
Deadline to renew NIA membership dues for 2018

April 18-20, 2018*
NIA's 63rd Annual Convention, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL
*Please note the new Wednesday - Friday schedule.

July 10-11, 2018
July Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Meeting)
Palm Beach, Florida

November 14-15, 2018
Fall Summit 2018
MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, MD (outside of Washington, DC)

For more information on NIA events, please email

Click here for the NIA Calendar of Events