56th Annual TIAC Conference

September 7 – 10, 2018
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
405 Spray Avenue
Banff, Alberta

ProgramConference OverviewRegistrationPresentationsSpousal/Family ProgramSponsorsTravelling to BanffInsulation Energy Appraisal Program

AGENDA

Friday, September 7, 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Curio Foyer
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Outgoing Board Meeting (Private)
Angus Room
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Manufacturer & Distributor Reception
Cascade Ballroom
Saturday, September 8, 2018
7:30 am – 2:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Curio Foyer
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
Riverview Lounge
8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcoming Address
Alberta/New Brunswick Rooms
8:45 am – 9:30 am Keynote Address
Alberta/New Brunswick Rooms
9:30 am – 9:45 am Refreshment Break
Riverview Lounge
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Spousal/Family Program
9:45 am – 11:45 am Keynote Address
Alberta/New Brunswick Rooms
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Lunch
Riverview Lounge
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Distributors Breakout Session
Ivor Petrak Room
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Manufacturers Breakout Session
Norquay Room
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Contractor Breakout Session
Oak Room
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Presidents and Managers Meeting
Angus Room
5:30 pm – 10:00 pm Dinner
TIAC’s BBQ Hoedown at Mount View BBQ
Sunday, September 9, 2018
7:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Curio Foyer
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
Riverview Lounge
8:00 am – 8:30 am Keynote Address
Raising the Awareness of Mechanical Insulation
Steve Clayman, Thermal Insulation Association of Canada
Alberta/New Brunswick Rooms
8:30 am – 8:45 am Keynote Address
The National Insulation Association Program Update
Incoming President, National Insulation Association
Michele M. Jones, Executive Vice President/CEO, National Insulation Association

Alberta/New Brunswick Rooms
8:45 am – 9:15 am Keynote Address
Alberta/New Brunswick Rooms
9:15 am – 10:00 am Keynote Address
Alberta/New Brunswick Rooms
10:30 am – 6:00 pm Optional program
Golf at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course
OPEN EVENING
Monday, September 9, 2018
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
Riverview Lounge
9:00 am – 10:00 am Annual General Meeting (TIAC members only)
Alberta/New Brunswick Rooms
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
Riverview Lounge
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Spousal/Family Program
10:15 am – 12:00 pm Keynote Address
Alberta/New Brunswick Rooms
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
Alberta/New Brunswick Rooms
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm 2019 Conference Presentation
Alberta/New Brunswick Rooms
 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Incoming Board Meeting (Private)
Angus Room
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm President’s Reception (Private)
Oak Room
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reception
Riverview Lounge
6:30 pm – 12:00 am President’s Dinner and Dance
Cascade Ballroom

Conference Overview

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is known world-wide as the Castle in the Rockies. From it’s opening in 1888, to the fire of 1926, from the 70’s when it became a winter destination to today, the Banff Springs Hotel has been a Canadian icon in hospitality. Banff National Park is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The 2018 Conference program will feature timely presentations by industry experts and leaders, business meetings where you can engage in sector-specific discussions and networking opportunities to connect with friends new and old.

The Conference will kick-off on the Friday evening with the Manufacturers and Distributors Reception in the Banff Spring’s historic Cascades Ballroom. “Fairmont Banff Springs’s original ballroom has hosted such illustrious guests as Marilyn Monroe and Fred Astaire. The ballrooms, decorated in hues of blue, burgundy and gold features eight breathtaking chandeliers and hardwood floors. The Cascade Ballroom is located at the north end of the Castle with a stunning panoramic view of the Bow Valley from the adjacent Conservatory.”

Saturday’s program will feature several invited speakers, as well as the contractor, manufacturer and distributor breakout sessions. The spousal/family program will also be running this day. This day will wrap up with TIAC’s BBQ Hoedown at Mount View BBQ. Don’t miss this taste of Alberta!

Sunday morning will include more presentations, followed by TIAC’s traditional golf tournament at the the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. “The hallowed fairways of one of the world’s most scenic golf courses are a sanctuary for the privileged few who are members of the Banff Springs Golf Club and for travelling golfers fortunate enough to experience the combination of natural beauty and tradition that the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course provides.”

Sunday evening is a night off and delegates are encouraged to explore the Banff and Lake Louise area!

As we reach Monday, the final day of the Conference, join us for the final morning of presentations, including a sneak-peak at the 2019 Conference program scheduled for August 24-27 in Montreal.

The Conference will be wrapped up at the President’s Dinner and Dance.

Visit www.banfflakelouise.com to learn more about the 2018 TIAC Conference host city!

REMINDER: It is always tourist season in Banff so the city will be busy. We highly recommend that you book your hotel room early to ensure that you get a room and receive the conference rate.

IT’S BACK! Register by June 1, 2018 and be entered into the early bird draw for a FREE registration for the 2019 TIAC Conference in Montreal.

Download the sponsorship participation form (coming soon). To confirm your sponsorship, please complete and return the participation form to info@tiac.ca. Prices exclude tax. Payment is due before the Conference.

Registration

Register Online Download the PDF Registration Form

Registration fees include: Presentations and Meetings; Manufacturer and Distributor Reception; Off-site Dinner; Delegates and Spouses Breakfasts/Lunches; and, the President’s Dinner and Dance.

IT’S BACK! Register by June 1, 2018 and be entered into a draw for a FREE registration to the 2019 TIAC Conference in Montreal, QC.

Member Rates
Single
With spouse
Family (10 and over)
Children (Under 10)
Life Member
$995
$1475
$480 per family member
$100 per youth
$450
Non-Member Rates
Single
With spouse
Family (10 and over)
Youth (Under 10)
$1200
$1700
$500 per family member
$150 per youth

 

Presentations

The Conference Planning Committee is confirming speakers who will speak to both industry and general business strategies to provide you with insights to improve your day-to-day operations. Updated speaker information will be posted here so be sure to check regularly.

Saturday, September 8, 2018
8:45 am – 9:30 am
Information Coming Soon
9:45 am – 11:45 am

Information Coming Soon

Sunday, September 9, 2018
  8:00 am – 8:30 am
Raising the Awareness of Mechanical Insulation
Steve Clayman, TIAC’s Director of Energy Initiatives, will provide an update on the activities of the Insulation Awareness Committee since the 2018 Toronto Conference.
Steve Clayman, Director of Energy Initiatives, Thermal Insulation Association of Canada
 

8:30 am – 9:00 am
The National Insulation Association Program Update
Join the NIA President and NIA Executive Vice President/CEO, Michele M. Jones for a presentation on the current active programs impacting the NIA including: education and networking events; awareness and outreach activities; and, legislative initiatives.
Michele M. Jones, Executive Vice President/CEO, National Insulation Association
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Information Coming Soon
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Information Coming Soon

Saturday, August 26, 2017
10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Information Coming Soon

Spousal/Family Program

The Banff Committee is working on confirming a unique selection of activities as part of the spousal/family program. Details to be announced shortly.

Date Time Activity Cost
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Sunday, September 9, 2018
10:30 am – 5:00 pm Golf: Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course
Monday, September 10, 2018

 

Travel Alberta – Banff

Banff/Lake Louise Tourism


Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course:

“Renowned for its panoramic beauty, the Banff Springs Golf Course is situated in Banff National Park, a mile high in the Canadian Rockies. With a breathtaking view in every direction, it is a captivating and challenging course. Amateurs and professionals alike are constantly amazed by its sense of difficulty. The optical illusions created by the mountains towering overhead can deceive the eye of even the most skilled player.

Offering 27 holes of golf on two courses, the original 18-hole course was designed by world-renowned golf architect Stanley Thompson in 1928. It was later complemented with the construction of an adjoining 9 holes, designed by Cornish and Robinson and opened in 1989; thereby completing this championship layout. Holes gently roll along the Bow River under the snow-capped peaks of Sulphur Mountain, Mount Rundle and Tunnel Mountain.

The Course features a driving range, a complete short game practice facility and The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Academy, offering a wide range of instructional programs.

Banff Springs Golf Club


 

Sponsors

Download the 2018 sponsorship kit (Coming Soon).

Download the sponsorship participation form (Coming Soon). To confirm your sponsorship, please complete and return the participation form to info@tiac.ca. Prices exclude tax. Payment is due before the Conference.

ALL EVENT SPONSORS WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED AND RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Corporate profile on TIAC website with links
  • Logo and recognition on TIAC Social Media
  • Recognition in Conference program
  • On-site recognition throughout Conference, through verbal announcements, signage and sponsor slides
PLATINUM PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
TIAC’s BBQ Hoedown at Mount View BBQ – $2,000
Benefits

Program – $1,500

Benefits
GOLD PARTNERSHIP LEVEL 
Keynote Introduction/Motivational Speaker – $1,000
Benefits

Name Badges – $1,000

Benefits

Hotel Key Cards – $1,000

Benefits

Convention Hat – $1,000

Benefits

Audio Visual – $750

Benefits

Translation – $750

Benefits
SILVER PARTNERSHIP LEVEL 
Manufacturer and Distributor Reception – $550 (UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE)
Benefits

Breakfast – $500 each (3 AVAILABLE)

Benefits

Luncheon – $500 each (2 AVAILABLE)

Benefits

Delegate Bag – $500

Benefits

Golf Tournament Hole in One (Men) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

Benefits

Golf Tournament Hole in One (Women) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

Benefits

Golf Tournament Longest Drive (Men) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

Benefits

Golf Tournament Longest Drive (Women) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

Benefits

Golf Tournament Closest to the Pin (Men) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

Benefits

Golf Tournament Closest to the Pin (Women) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
BRONZE PARTNERSHIP LEVEL 
Refreshment Break – $250 (2 AVAILABLE)
Benefits

Golf Tournament Players Gift Bag – $250

Benefits

Golf Hole – $150 (14 AVAILABLE)

Benefits

In-Kind Sponsorship Opportunities (I.e., Note pads, pens or related supplies)

Benefits
*Print-ready artwork must be provided July 16, 2018.
**All sponsorship fees exclude tax. 

Traveling to Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
A block of rooms has been reserved at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel at a special Conference rate of $289 per night. Online booking will be available shortly. You can also call The Fairmont Banff Springs at 1.866.540.4489 to make your reservation and state that you are with the 2018 TIAC Annual Conference.

The room block will be available until August 6, 2018. After that time we cannot guarantee that you will be able to get a room or the conference rate.

REMINDER: It is tourist season all year round in Banff so we recommend that you book your room at the Fairmont as early as possible.

WestJet
WestJet will offer Conference attendees 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares* for travel between Calgary, Alberta and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. To take advantage of this offer, reference the coupon code TEOGQQ6 (online booking) or YYC02 (call-in booking). If you have questions about how to complete a booking with your discount codes, please check out their frequently asked questions.

For flight schedule information, please visit www.westjet.com.

To make a reservation call WestJet’s Convention line at 1.877.952.4696.

 

TIAC is once again offering the Insulation Energy Appraisal Program!

September 6 and 7, 2018
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Banff, Alberta

Coming Soon – Download the PDF Registration Form

 

Insulation Energy Appraisal Program
The Insulation Energy Appraisal Program (IEAP) is a 2-day course that teaches students how to determine the optimal insulation thickness and corresponding energy and dollar savings for a project. The program was designed to teach students the necessary information to give facility managers a better understanding of the true dollar and performance value of their insulated systems.

During the course you will learn how to conduct a facility walkthrough, use the 3E Plus® software, utilize infrared cameras during inspections, understand steam efficiencies, analyse and complete an appraisal spreadsheet, and present your customer with a final report that outlines the potential savings and emission reductions that mechanical insulation can provide.

Pre-Qualifications
The IEAP is developed for individuals who have good communication skills, experience in commercial and/or industrial construction, the ability to read construction drawings, understand the fundamentals of insulation systems and products, can recognize basic safety concerns during a facility visit, are mathematically inclined, and have basic computer literacy.

Course Materials
Students will receive the following materials: course manual, 3E Plus software, Microsoft Excel custom spreadsheet, and a final report template. Materials required for class participation include: laptop computer (no Macs) with Excel software, Windows operating software (XP, Vista, or version 7 or newer), and 10 MB of available space.

Exam Details
The certification exam is 50 questions covering information discussed in the IEAP course and materials. Students must score 70% or higher to pass and become a Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser. Students who do not score at least 70% will be notified by NIA about how to retake the exam.

Certified Appraisers
Students who pass the certified course exam will become Certified Insulation Energy Appraisers. The certification will be valid for 3 years, after which the individual must recertify. After passing the exam, students will receive a certificate, lapel pin, and marketing kit. The marketing kit includes the official copyrighted Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser logo to promote their certification to clients.

AGENDA

Day 1: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Day 2: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

LOCATION

Champlain Room