General Session Information

Opening General Session, sponsored by the NAIW Legacy Foundation

On Thursday, June 7 starting at 8am, we will hold the IAIP Opening General Session, sponsored by the NAIW Legacy Foundation. This session will include a welcome message, the convention briefing, and our Opening Keynote Speaker.

Opening Keynote - Judi Holler

Every day we are missing critical opportunities to connect in powerful and profitable ways because we lack the confidence to do so. Judi Holler's presentations have been presented to audiences of professionals all over the United States to help them with essential skills needed for success in a world of constant change and acceleration. Far from boring, Judi’s approach to fear management and personal branding is relevant and immediately actionable. The result: Using Judi’s framework, participants will leave empowered and ready to close more sales, increase productivity and embrace fear by leveraging the irresistible power of their authentic personal brand.

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 2016-2017 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 Keynote will be presented on Saturday, June 9. More information on our Closing Keynote speaker and topic will be available soon.


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

Members-At-Large will meet on Thursday, June 15 at 5:00 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. Watch for more details regarding the Meet the Candidate webinar in Spring 2018. 

Confidence While Communicating Speak-Off

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.