57th Annual TIAC Conference

August 24 – 27, 2019
Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
1201 Boulevard René-Levesque West
Montreal, Quebec

ProgramConference OverviewRegistrationPresentationsSpousal/Family ProgramSponsorsTravelling to MontrealInsulation Energy Appraisal Program

AGENDA

Friday, August 23, 2019
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Insulation Energy Appraisal Program
Salon 4/5 (Level 2)
Saturday, August 24, 2019
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Insulation Energy Appraisal Program
Salon 4/5 (Level 2)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Outgoing Board Meeting (Private)
Salon 1 (Level 2)
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Manufacturer & Distributor Reception
Ballroom West (Level 4)
Sunday, August 25, 2019
7:30 am – 1:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Ballroom West Foyer (Level 4)
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
Ballroom West Foyer (Level 4)
8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcoming Remarks
Ballroom West (Level 4)
8:45 am – 9:00 am Welcoming Address
Ballroom West (Level 4)
9:00 am – 9:30 am Keynote Address
Technical Presentation
Ballroom West (Level 4)
9:30 am – 9:45 am Refreshment Break
Ballroom West Foyer (Level 4)
9:30 am Spousal/Family Program
9:45 am – 10:45 am Keynote Address
Technical Presentation
Ballroom West (Level 4)
10:45 am – 11:45 am Keynote Address
Technical Presentation
Ballroom West (Level 4)
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Lunch
Ballroom West (Level 4)
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Innovators Meeting
Salon 8 (Level 4)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Distributors Breakout Session
Salon 7 (Level 3)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Contractor Breakout Session
Salon 6 (Level 3)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Manufacturers Breakout Session
Salon 3 (Level 2)
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Presidents and Managers Meeting
Salon 8 (Level 4)
5:30 pm – 10:30 pm Dinner at La Scena
À la Montréal!
Monday, August 26, 2019
7:00 am – 10:00 am Registration Desk Open
Ballroom West Foyer (Level 4)
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
Ballroom West Foyer (Level 4)
8:00 am – 8:45 am Keynote Address
Technical Presentation
Ballroom West (Level 4)
8:45 am – 9:45 am Keynote Address
Technical Presentation
Ballroom West (Level 4)
9:00 am Spousal/Family program
9:45 am – 10:15 am CAN/AM Meeting
Ballroom West (Level 4)
10:30 am – 6:00 pm Optional program
Golf at the Club de golf de l’Île de Montréal
OPEN EVENING
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
Ballroom West Foyer (Level 4)
9:00 am Spousal/Family Program
9:00 am – 10:00 am Annual General Meeting (TIAC members only)
Ballroom West (Level 4)
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
Ballroom West Foyer (Level 4)
10:15 am – 11:15 am Keynote Address
Technical Presentation
Ballroom West (Level 4)
11:15 am – 11:30 am 2020 Conference Presentation
WHITEHORSE
Ballroom West (Level 4)
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Incoming Board Meeting (Private)
Salon 1 (Level 2)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm President’s Reception (Private)
Salon 8 (Level 4)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reception
Ballroom West Foyer (Level 4)
6:30 pm – 12:00 am President’s Dinner and Dance
Ballroom West (Level 4)

Conference Overview

Bienvenue à Montréal!

The 2019 Conference Committee and your TIAC Board is currently working on finalizing the technical programming. Stay tuned for the speaker announcements that will be coming soon.

The 2019 Conference is being held at the downtown Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel. You will be steps from the bustle of Saint Catherine Street and can take a leisurely stroll in the warm August sun down to the Old Port. Montreal is an exciting city to visit at any time of year, but the summer is unmatched!

The 2019 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 Saturday evening with the Manufacturers and Distributors Reception where you will get your first taste of what Montreal will have to offer.

Sunday’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. For those of you planning to bring your children, please register by July 1 so that we can organize age-appropriate activities for them. This day will wrap up with a very special taste-tour of Montreal while enjoying a stunning view of the Saint Lawrence from La Scena.

Monday morning will include more presentations, followed by TIAC’s traditional golf tournament at the Club de golf de l’Île de Montréal. Monday evening is a night off and delegates are encouraged to get out and enjoy the city!

As we reach Tuesday, the final day of the Conference, join us for the final morning of presentations, including a sneak-peak at the 2020 Conference program scheduled for August 12-15 in Whitehorse, Yukon.

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

Visit the Montreal Tourism website to learn more about the 2019 TIAC Conference host city! We recommend that you download the Tourisme Montréal app: My official Montréal City Guide.

 

REMINDERS!

Summer is tourist season in Montreal so the city will be very busy. We highly recommend that you book your hotel room early to ensure that you get a room and receive the conference rate.

If you are bringing your children to Montreal, please register by July 1 so that we can organize age-appropriate activities for them.

Register by June 1, 2019 and be entered into the early bird draw for a FREE registration for the 2020 TIAC Conference in Whitehorse.

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.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

 

 

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.

Download the Delegate List (Coming Soon)

 

NEW FOR 2019! Children under 16 will be FREE! Tickets for the off-site dinner and Presidents Dinner and Dance will be available for purchase for them. If you are bringing your children to Montreal, please register by July 1 so that we can organize age-appropriate activities for them.

Register by June 1, 2019 and be entered into a draw for a FREE registration to the 2020 TIAC Conference in Whitehorse, YK.

Member Rates
Single
With spouse
Family (16 and over)
Children (Under 16)
Life Member
$995
$1475
$480 per family member
FREE!
$450
Non-Member Rates
Single
With spouse
Family (16 and over)
Youth (Under 16)
$1200
$1700
$500 per family member
FREE!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Sunday, August 25, 2019
8:45 am – 9:00 am
Welcoming Address
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Keynote Address
9:45 am – 10:45 am
Technical Presentation
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Technical Presentation
Monday, August 26, 2019
8:00 am – 8:45 am
Technical Presentation
8:45 am – 9:45 am
Technical Presentation
 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Technical Presentation
 
 

 

 

Spousal/Family Program

The Montreal Committee is working on confirming a unique selection of activities as part of the spousal/family program. Details to be announced shortly. Family programming will be developed based on the registrations received by July 1.

Date Time Activity Cost
Sunday, August 25, 2019
9:00 am TBC TBC
Monday, August 26, 2019
10:30 am – 5:00 pm Golf: Club de golf de l’Île de Montréal $250
TuesdayAugust 27, 2019
9:00 am TBC TBC

Useful Links


Club de golf de l’Île de Montréal:

“A real Irish links course a few minutes away from downtown Montreal!

The Ireland Course (links course) reflects the personality and the character of architect Pat Ruddy as well as his country of origin. Proposing a par 71 of 6820 yards of greenery and dunes, this course, typically Irish Links, is unique in Canada. You will not forget this spectacular layout.

This course, open to wind and pot bunker type sand traps, will challenge the boldest players. Moreover, three double greens, with gigantic dimensions, testify the original character of this course inspired by the origins of the game of golf.

Most importantly, five sets of starting tees make this course accessible to all level of golfers.”

 


 

Sponsors

Download the 2019 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 Taste Tour À la Montréal – $3,000

Benefits
    • Title recognition as host of the “TIAC’s Taste Tour À la Montréal”
    • Onsite VIP signage at the venue
    • Speaking opportunity at the Dinner
    • Corporate logo on the Dinner tickets provided to registered delegates
    • Complimentary half page ad in Conference program*
    • Five complimentary “TIAC’s Taste Tour À la Montréal” tickets for local colleagues/or clients
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Simultaneous Interpretation – $2,000
Support TIAC’s desire to offer a fully bilingual program in Montreal with this new opportunity. Multiple opportunities are available to assist with the cost offset. All sponsors will receive the full benefit package.

Benefits
      • Recognition of interpretation support of Conference in program
      • Complimentary half page ad in Conference program*
      • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
      • Two complimentary “TIAC’s Taste Tour À la Montréal” tickets for local colleagues/or clients

Program – $1,500

Benefits
      • Recognition of corporate support of Conference program
      • Opportunity to submit a 1/4 page corporate statement to be included in Conference program*
      • Complimentary half page ad in Conference program*
      • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
      • Two complimentary “TIAC’s Taste Tour À la Montréal” tickets for local colleagues/or clients
GOLD PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
Keynote Introduction/Motivational Speaker – $1,000

Benefits
    • Opportunity to introduce the speaker
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Name Badge – $1,000

Benefits
    • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on ALL name badges distributed to delegates, speakers and spouses
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Hotel Key Cards – $1,000

Benefits
    • As the exclusive sponsor of the conference key cards, you’ll be “in the pocket” of every attendee. The Host hotels will hand a key card with your company’s logo and slogan to every attendee registered at a specific hotel. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, production and shipping costs.
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Convention Hats – $1,000

Benefits
    • Sponsor’s logo featured on hats distributed to delegates, speakers and spouses. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, production and shipping costs.
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Registration Desk – $1,000

Benefits
    • Sponsor’s logo featured on the registration desk for the duration of the Conference
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Audio Visual – $750

Benefits
    • Sponsor’s logo included on ALL schedule related documentation and slide presentations throughout the Conference, achieving branding at all sessions and events
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Translation – $750

Support TIAC’s desire to offer a fully bilingual program in Montreal with this new opportunity. Multiple opportunities are available to assist with the cost offset. All sponsors will receive the full benefit package.

Benefits
    • Acknowledgement of translation services included in Conference program
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
SILVER PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
Manufacturer and Distributor Reception – $550 (UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE)

Benefits
  • Onsite VIP signage at Manufacturer and Distributor Reception
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Breakfast – $500 each (3 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
      • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one breakfast service
      • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the delegate kit

Lunch – $500 each (1 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
    • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one lunch service
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the delegate ki

Delegate Bag – $500

Benefits
    • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on delegate bag distributed to all delegates and speakers for extended exposure and branding. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, production and shipping costs.
    • Opportunity to provide additional item for inclusion in the delegate kit
BRONZE PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
Refreshment Break – $250 (2 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
  • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one refreshment break
  • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the delegate kit

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

Benefits
  • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORSHIP
Golf Tournament Hole in One (Men) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
      • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
      • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag

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

Benefits
    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag

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

Benefits
  • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
  • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag

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

Benefits
    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag

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

Benefits
    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag

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

Benefits
    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag

Golf Tournament Players Gift Bag – $250

Benefits
  • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on gift bag distributed to all players. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, production and shipping costs.
  • Opportunity to place additional promotional item in players gift bag

Golf Hole – $150 (18 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
  • Onsite VIP signage
  • Opportunity to place promotional item in players gift bag
*Print-ready artwork must be provided July 15, 2019.
**All sponsorship fees exclude tax (GST + QST).

 

 

Traveling to Montreal

Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel at a special Conference rate of $199 plus tax per night. Online booking can be done at https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1542231976603&key=GRP&app=resvlink. You can also call Centre Sheraton Montreal at 514.878.2000 to make your reservation and state that you are with the 2019 TIAC Annual Conference.

The room block will be available until July 23, 2019. After that time we cannot guarantee that you will be able to get a room or the conference rate.

REMINDER: Summer is the busiest tourist season in Montreal so we recommend that you book your room as early as possible.

VIA RAIL

VIA Rail Canada will offer a 10% discount off their best available fares for Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. Conference attendees must quote account number13869 at the time of booking. Discounted rates are available for return travel to Montreal within the dates of August 22 to August 29, 2019. For travel outside of these dates, VIA Rail Canada will offer the best available fare at the time of booking.

Reservations can be made online at www.viarail.ca or by calling toll free 1.888.VIA-RAIL.

Porter

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the TIAC 2019 57th Annual Conference. The discounted fares are available for booking from January 30, 2019 to August 28, 2019 and available for travel:

From: Anywhere in Canada or US

     To: Montreal

     From: Aug 23, 2019

   To: Aug 27, 2019

From: Montreal

     To: Anywhere in Canada or US

     From: Aug 24, 2019

   To: Aug 28 , 2019

Book online at https://www.flyporter.com.

WestJet

WestJet will offer 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border into and out of Montreal. Conference attendees must make their travel arrangements through the WestJet Groups Department and quote Coupon Code: R86OL17 at the time of booking. For Travel Agent Web use only Promo code: WHH42.

Discounted rates are available for travel between August 17, 2019 to September 3, 2019.

For flight schedule information, please visit www.westjet.com. To book online with these discount codes, please visit http://www.westjet.com/conventions.

TIAC is offering the Insulation Energy Appraisal Program one last time!

August 23 and 24, 2019
Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
Montreal, Quebec

Register Online 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

Salon 4/5 (Level 2)