General Session Information

Opening General Session, sponsored by the NAIW Legacy Foundation

On Thursday, June 7 we will kick off the IAIP Convention with the Opening General Session, sponsored by the NAIW Legacy Foundation. This session will include a welcome message, the convention briefing, and our Opening Keynote Speaker, Judi Holler, presenting "The Art of Being Unexpected: How to Blow Minds and Stay Relevant".

Business Session

The 2018 Business Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 9 starting at 10:45 am. Information regarding the Certification & Credentials of Delegates, business meeting details and reports from the 2017-2018 Task Forces will be posted closer to the convention. We will share via email and newsletters when this important information is available.

Closing Keynote

In conjunction with the 2018 Business Meeting, the Closing General Session features our Closing Keynote Speaker, Cheryl Blair, presenting "Today's Driving Force: Who Needs a Map?"


As local associations identify the delegate and alternate delegate that will be attending convention, please complete the Certification & Credentials of Delegate(s) form.  

Members-At-Large will meet on Thursday, June 7 at 5:30 pm to select the MAL voting delegates from each state. The Credentials Chair will provide the delegate forms to be completed during this meeting for the MAL voting delegates.

Election of International Secretary

The election of the International Secretary will occur via electronic vote prior to Convention. The Meet the Candidates webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 7 at 2:00 pm EST. Register today for Meet the Candidates. If you are unable to attend the webinar live, the recording will be available on the IAIP website within two days of the Meet the Candidate. 

Confidence While Communicating Speak-Off, sponsored by West Bend

Thursday, June 7 
10:00 am-11:30 am 
Moderator: Cindy Prud’homme, AINS, CPIA, CIIP, CLP

The Confidence While Communicating (CWC) Speak-Off is a competition to recognize the best speaker completing the CWC educational program. CWC is designed to teach the skills necessary to prepare and deliver oral presentations. Candidates first compete at the local level, with the winners progressing to the Regional levels and culminating at the International Convention.