74th Annual International Association
of Insurance Professionals Convention
When: June 4 - 6, 2015
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Bloomington - Minneapolis South
7800 Normandale Boulevard
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55439
Plan now to attend the IAIP 74th Annual Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota where we will influence careers, develop leaders and connect members. Educational workshops will include CE approved courses, topics focused on career development, and association management training for local leaders. Network with other professionals and vendors to take the pulse of what is happening for industry trends, share best practices, and hear new ideas.
Gain valuable networking opportunities and experience the workings of the convention as a volunteer. Committee opportunities include Registration, CWC, Workshop Moderators, Twitterati and multiple assignments to assist with the Convention Business Session. Volunteer assignments will be finalized in the Spring. Submit your Convention Volunteer Interest form today.
Do you need to convince your supervisor that you need to be at IAIP 74th Annual Convention? Check out these tools to make it easy!
We want to make the approval process of attending the IAIP Annual Convention worry-free. If you need to justify the expense to your supervisor, we’ve provided a few tools to help you build your case. When submitting a proposal to your employer, remember to focus on the specific skills and knowledge you can immediately bring back to the organization. Consider learning new industry best practices, making new contacts and gaining new insights and ideas from the knowledge sessions you attend.
- Sample convention employer justification letter (complete and customize)
- Convention budget worksheet (complete and customize, use to populate your employer justification letter)
- Convention benefits summary (print and include with your employer justification letter, or attach as a PDF to your email)
Download the complete Employer Justification Tool Kit.
Convention Service Project: Tote-a-Towel
Each year the members of IAIP community collaborate on a service project, and this year the Convention Task Force has chosen Bridging, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the greater Twin Cities. It is the largest furniture bank in North America. Driven by volunteers and donations of furniture and household goods from the community, Bridging has furnished over 60,000 homes since 1987.
What would you do without a towel? There are thousands of families and individuals who face this difficult situation every day. Through the effective reuse of donated items, Bridging improves lives by providing quality furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty in the Minneapolis area. Every year, Bridging serves about 4,000 local households (nearly 12,000 individuals).
Bridging would like to provide a towel set to every person they serve. That means they need over 300 sets each week! Our goal is to provide 900 towels.Using last year’s attendance, that would mean we need an average of about three towels per attendee. New and gently used items accepted.
WHAT CAN YOU DONATE TO BRIDGING?
• Bath towels: hand, wash and bath/beach sizes
• Kitchen towels: dish towel/cloth
WHERE CAN YOU DROP OFF YOUR DONATIONS?
74th Annual International IAIP Convention
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Bloomington
We encourage each of you to Tote a Towel (or three... to meet our goal!) to the 74th Annual IAIP International Convention and help those less fortunate.
Can't attend the convention but still want to donate?
No problem! As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Bridging relies on donations to serve thousands of local families and individuals in need. With a tax-deductible donation, you are giving hope to local households - and for many - a step toward stability for the first time. You can donate using the secure online form or by using this giving form (PDF).