2023 TIAC Conference

August 23 – 26, 2023
Westin Resort & Spa
4090 Whistler Way,
Whistler, BC

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Conference Overview

Join us in WHISTLER this summer!

Following the 60th anniversary celebrations in Ottawa in 2022, we are heading to the spectacular mountains of Whistler, BC!

For this years Conference we are planning for you and your family so will have plenty of activities to ensure that you all enjoy your time with the rest of the TIAC Family. You won’t want to miss this Conference!

The 2023 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.

Chris Ishkanian
Conference Chair

The Conference will be held at the Westin Resort and Spa. The reservation information and the online booking link will be available shortly on the Traveling to Whistler page.

Getting There
Flight discounts and shuttle information now available on the Traveling to Whistler page.

The 2023 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 Wednesday evening with the Manufacturers and Distributors Reception.

Thursday’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 trip up the mountain to the Roundhouse Lodge.

Friday morning will include more presentations, followed by TIAC’s traditional golf tournament. Friday evening is a night off and delegates are encouraged to get out and enjoy the village!

Saturday morning, join us for more presentations, including an a sneak-peak at the 2024 Conference scheduled for August 21-24 in St. John’s, NL.

The Conference will be wrapped up at the President’s Dinner with entertainment provided by Ruckus Deluxe, Whistler’s Official Anthem Band.

Visit the Whistler Tourism website to learn more about the Conference host city!





**NOTE: The program is under development. Check back here regularly for updates.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Outgoing Board Meeting (Private)
Alpine A
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Registration Desk Open
Emerald Foyer
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm First-Time Attendee Meet & Greet
Emerald Foyer
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Manufacturer & Distributor Reception
Emerald C                   
Thursday, August 24, 2023
7:30 am – 12:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Emerald Foyer
7:30 am – 8:45 am Breakfast
Emerald Foyer
8:45 am – 9:00 am Welcoming Remarks
Emerald C
9:00 am – 10:00 am Opening Keynote Presentation
Emerald C
Excellence: The Winners’ Traits
Dr Kimberley Amirault-Ryan, Performance Consultant to the NHL, NBA, and Olympians
10:00 am Spousal/Family Program
eBikes OR
Guided Hike OR
Spa Package
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
Emerald Foyer
10:15 am – 11:00 am Technical Presentation
Emerald C
The Workplace Detox: Build It And They Will Come
Jamie McMillan, Founder of KickAss Careers | Motivational Speaker, Author, Visionary & Advocate for Skilled Trades
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Technical Presentation
Emerald C
Disruption and Innovation in the Construction Industry
Jim Harris
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Break (on own)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Contractor Breakout Session
Alpine A
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Distributors Breakout Session
Alpine B
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Manufacturers Breakout Session
Alpine C
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm CanAM Meeting
Emerald C
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Presidents and Managers Meeting
Emerald C
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Section Chair and Alternate Meeting
Alpine A
6:00 pm – 10:30 pm OFF-SITE EVENING
Dinner at the Roundhouse Lodge
Friday, August 25, 2023
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
Emerald Foyer
8:00 am – 8:45 am Technical Presentation
Emerald C
The Impact of ESG on the Mechanical Insulation Industry
Michele Jones, Executive Vice President and CEO, National Insulation Association
8:45 am – 10:00 am NIA Presentation
Emerald C
Update from NIABetter Together
Laura Dover, President, National Insulation AssociationNIA’s Education Center
Michele Jones, Executive Vice President and CEO, National Insulation Association
10:00 am – 11:00 am Technical Presentation
Emerald C
Drive Determines Distance
Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk
10:00 am Spousal/Family Program
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Golf
Whistler Golf Club           
Saturday, August 26, 2023
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
Emerald Foyer
9:00 am – 10:00 am Annual General Meeting (TIAC members only)
Emerald C
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
Emerald Foyer
10:15 am – 11:15 am Technical Presentation
Emerald C
The Intersection of Technology, Your Business and the Construction Industry
Paul Barter, Management Consultant, Entrepreneur in Residence, Altitude Accelerator, and Adjunct Professor of Technology Strategy, Schulich School of Business, York University
11:15 am – 11:45 am Technical Presentation
Emerald C
Unveiling a Technological Revolution in the Thermal Insulation Industry
Corey Shelson, President, Prometrix Business Solutions Inc.
11:45 am – 12:00 pm 2024 Conference Presentation
St. John’s, NL
Emerald C
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
Emerald C
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Spousal/Family Program
Bushwacker ATV Tour
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Spousal/Family Program
Eagle Tour Zipline
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Incoming Board Meeting (Private)
Alpine A
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm President’s Reception (Private)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reception
Emerald Foyer
6:30 pm – 12:00 am President’s Dinner
Emerald C


Register Online

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
Member Rates
With spouse
Family (16 and over)
Children (Under 16)
Life Member
$725 per family member
Non-Member Rates
With spouse
Family (16 and over)
Children (Under 16)
$825 per family member







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.

Thursday, August 24, 2023
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Technical PresentationExcellence: The Winners’ Traits

As one of the leading performance consultants in the field, Dr. Kimberley Amirault-Ryan has coached and trained some of the world’s top athletes and teams. She has witnessed and cultivated first-hand the habits, behaviours, and environments required for achieving success, overcoming obstacles, and inspiring excellence. Interspersed with real life examples from her Olympic, NHL, and NBA championship experiences, Amirault-Ryan explores the universal traits shared by those who experience the most success in their field, and shows how to replicate them within your own careers, teams, and organizations.

In this session, attendees will learn how to keep people motivated to achieve limitless goals, how to develop and maintain winning habits through challenging times, how to perform through adversity and refocus after setbacks, how to become comfortable in the uncomfortable zone, and how to build a long-term winning culture within an organization by design, through practice and resilience. Amirault-Ryan will leave participants armed with the knowledge of what mindsets, habits, self-talk, and resources are needed to be at your best for yourself and your team in any kind of environment.

Dr. Kimberley Amirault-Ryan
Performance Consultant to the NHL, NBA, and Olympians
Executive Coach

Dr. Kimberley Amirault-Ryan lives by her philosophy of embracing challenges and pushing boundaries to achieve our highest potential. She’s worked in professional sport since 2001, becoming the first and only woman to be the Performance Consultant with the New York Rangers, New York Knicks, Columbus Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers.Amirault-Ryan has worked at five Olympic Games with the Canadian Gold Medal-winning teams of Women’s Hockey, Cross Country Skiing, and Speedskating. She was also the Lead of Sport Psychology for Canada’s entire Olympic team for the 2010, 2012 and 2014 Olympics.For her ground-breaking work Amirault-Ryan has been recognized by the likes of the Globe and Mail‘s “Top Power 50” list and WXN Canada’s “Top 100 Most Powerful Women”.Companies worldwide, including Fortune 500 companies Walmart, VISA, Johnson & Johnson, General Mills and Royal Dutch Shell, have hired Amirault-Ryan to help motivate them to lead under pressure and achieve sustained high performance.

10:15 am – 11:00 am
Technical PresentationThe Workplace Detox: Build It and They Will Come

Good help is hard to find, but even harder to keep! Learn how we can work together to boost retention in the trades and become organizations thriving with RELIABLE talent. Find out why turn-over is so high, and companies are losing millions of dollars in lost productivity and supplies because of “toxic norms” affecting job sites across the country. 


Jamie McMillan
Founder of KickAss Careers
Motivational Speaker, Author, Visionary & Advocate for Skilled Trades

Jamie McMillan became an ironworker in 2002 when women only represented 2% of the workforce across Canada and the United States. She thoroughly understands the struggles and challenges of working in a male-dominated workforce and is on a mission to break down the negative misconceptions and stereotypes.Through KickAss Careers Jamie travels approximately 30 weeks a year providing engaging keynote presentations and workshops to more than 50,000 students, parents, educators and employers each year across North America. Her efforts have gained international notoriety for opening doors and minds to the possibilities of well-paid careers in skilled trades and technology sectors.Over the years Jamie has received the Top 20 Under 40 Award for making an impact in the metal trades, the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Champion Award and the District School Board of Niagara Technology Education Partnership Award for her commitment to youth in schools across the province of Ontario.In 2018 she received the Hamilton YWCA Women of Distinction Award for being a trailblazer excelling in her field promoting leadership and equal advancement opportunities. In 2019 Jamie was named a co-chair of a National Skilled Trades Advisory Committee to create a campaign to promote careers in skilled trades as first choice pathways for youth for the Canadian Federal Government by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Jamie continues to speak professionally across North America, works on various construction sites across the country whenever possible and enjoys helping out at a homeless shelter for women. In her free time she loves to hang out with family, and friends, travel, climb mountains and hike with her cat Spud.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Technical Presentation Disruption and Innovation in the Construction Industry
Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost thinkers on disruption and innovation. He is one of the world’s leading keynote speakers presenting internationally at more than 70 virtual and in-person conferences a year. Association magazine ranked him as one of North America’s top ten speakers. Jim also leads strategic planning sessions with executive teams.His clients include American Express, Barclays Bank, Canon, GM, IBM, SAP, Munich Re, the Top 200 CIOs of India, the UK Cabinet Office, Swiss Re, Walmart, Zurich Insurance and most importantly the Thermal Insulation Association of Canada.Jim’s last book, Blindsided!, is published in 80 countries worldwide and is a #1 international bestseller. Soundview Executive Summaries selected Blindsided! as one of the best business books of the year sending a summary to 80,000 executives globally. The Miami Herald calls Blindsided! “Brilliant stuff!”
Friday, August 25, 2023
8:00 am – 8:45 am
Technical PresentationThe Impact of ESG on the Mechanical Insulation Industry

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) is becoming mainstream. It is a framework used to evaluate the sustainability and ethical impact of investments and business practices. Each component of ESG represents a different aspect that is considered important for responsible and sustainable business operations. This presentation will address its beginnings, the goals, and the impact we are seeing now. Michele will share some real examples of this impact and how our industry can benefit from this movement.

8:30 am – 9:00 pm
NIA Presentation
Better Together
Laura Dover, President, National Insulation Association
Laura Dover has chosen a theme this year that reflects her philosophy. Her presentation “Better Together” will cover who her family history and that of Dover Insulation, and why she has focused her year as NIA President on bringing together members, specifically the small contractor, to achieve goals and objectives that alone would be hard if not impossible to achieve.

NIA’s Education Center
Michele Jones, Executive Vice President/CEO
, National Insulation Association
NIA’s EVP/CEO, Michele Jones will provide an overview of the new NIA Education Center. Having just been unveiled last December, she will review the benefits of subscribing, the number of courses currently available, the types of courses, the types of presentations, the process for new content, the number of current subscribers and will provide a demo of how the platform works.

Laura Dover, President, Dover Insulation
Laura Dover is a third-generation mechanical insulation contractor based in Western North Carolina. She began her career in writing and publishing, and then shifted gears in 2004 to take over the family business, Dover Insulation, upon the death of her father, William Dover.As President of Dover Insulation, Laura and her team have advanced the company’s mission, which was established in 1965, to do first-class work on schedule and to deliver exceptional value and customer service, regardless of the size or scope of the job. In addition to her leadership with NIA, Laura served as the first female President of the Southeastern Insulation Contractors Association. Laura is also LEED AP (BD+C) certified.Her term as NIA President began in March 2023 at the end of NIA’s 67th Annual Convention in Maui, Hawaii. During the coming year, Laura will emphasize how we as an industry and association are Better Together, a theme that delivers the core message of mechanical insulation: Work Hard, Work Smart, Work Together. Throughout the year, she will work to elevate awareness of the value of the industry and all mechanical insulation professionals. Her term concludes at NIA’s 68th Annual Convention, April 17–19, 2024, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida.Laura holds a BA in English Literature and Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MA in English Literature from Villanova University. In addition to being a mechanical insulation enthusiast, Laura is a dedicated basketball fan and an avid tennis player. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Michele M. Jones, Executive Vice President/CEO, National Insulation Association
Michele’s role has expanded as NIA has grown. She now works with several other synergistic non-profit groups that are involved in promoting resources and technologies for energy efficiency and carbon reduction. She also represents mechanical insulation on Capitol Hill and with Federal Agencies such as the Department of Energy where NIA is now a Better Climate Challenge Ally helping to reduce GHG emissions. In addition she also represents NIA at all regional insulation association meetings, as well as the Thermal Insulation Association of Canada, and with other NIA’s strategic partners. She was appointed to represent the insulation industry on the Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council’s (CWCC’s) Board of Advisors, a committee of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and is currently on the National Center for Construction Education and Research’s (NCCER’s) Commercial Workforce Council.Prior to joining NIA, Michele was Director of Program Development for the National Association of Industrial Office Parks and Director of Membership for the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce. She earned her Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) designation in 1996 and has won “Best Membership Recruitment” awards from the National Association of Membership Directors.Michele grew up in an Air Force family. She was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, and has lived in four countries including Canada, Japan, England, as well as many states throughout the United States. Michele has two children and one grandchild. She and her husband reside in Northern Virginia.

9:00 am – 9:45 am
Technical Presentation
Drive Determines Distance

Learning how YOUR DRIVE is the difference maker in your professional and personal growth with Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk. How Far Are You Willing to Go?Lisa is a Peak Performance specialist and she will share her journey with you, how she went from a high handicap recreational adult golfer to being ranked second in the World and one of the longest hitters on the planet. She will impart tips and insights about discovering what DRIVES you and how being clear and committed to that purpose determines how far you will go and what success you are able to achieve both personally and professionally.Audiences Will Learn:

  • Intrinsic Motivation– Identifying what are you passionate about and what truly DRIVES you
  • Goal Setting – Actionable strategies on how to set goals, challenge your limits and meet and exceed your targets
  • Overcoming Obstacles– You WILL have setbacks and difficulties. Proven steps on how to persevere and thrive in challenging times
  • Collaboration– Teamwork and communication are vital to success. Learn the value of surrounding yourself with people who support you and how to support others


Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk
Lisa Vlooswyk is an 8-Time Canadian Long Drive Champion, and has finished as high as 2nd in the World.  Lisa competed on the Golf Channel’s World Long Drive Association Tour and currently competes at the World Long Drive Championship. She is an LDA Tour Champion and Callaway Golf sponsored athlete.  Lisa was the first woman to ever hit it the length of 3 ½ NFL football fields in competition and currently holds the Canadian Women’s Long Drive record at 350 yards 2 feet 2 inches. Lisa won Golfweek Magazine’s Golf Fest Entertainer of the Year award.  In addition to her competitive career, Lisa is a Golf Journalist for several publications including Inside Golf Magazine and has had her own column in Golf Digest Canada.  Lisa uses her vast experience as a World Class athlete to be a successful keynote Peak Performance Speaker at Conferences and Conventions, is a Golf Entertainer for many Corporate/Charity Golf Tournaments across North America including PGA Tour and Champions Tour events and runs her own Golf School for Women both in Canada and the United States.

Saturday, August 26, 2023
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Technical PresentationThe Intersection of Technology, Your Business and the Construction Industry

Paul Barter, Management Consultant, Entrepreneur in Residence, Altitude Accelerator, and Adjunct Professor of Technology Strategy, Schulich School of Business, York University
Paul Barter is a Management Consultant, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Altitude Accelerator, and adjunct professor of technology strategy at the York University Schulich School of Business. He consults both independently and in partnership with the innovation firm GoodRobot.He’s passionate about AI, exponential technologies, disruption, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and focuses on the intersection of technology, business, and society in our rapidly changing world.Paul will discuss technologies and innovations specifically of relevance to the construction industry such as artificial intelligence, the explosive growth of sensors and the Internet of things, building information modeling, robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and drones.Paul studied Engineering and Economics at the undergraduate level and earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business which tends to make him think of most things in competitive strategy terms.

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Technical Presentation
Unveiling a Technological Revolution in the Thermal Insulation Industry
Witness the future at the TIAC conference as Corey Shelson presents a game-changing software platform, the result of over two and a half years of collaboration with an Ontario-based thermal insulation company. The platform, an industry-first, has become the backbone of their operations, managing administration, finance, and reporting. In his session, Corey will address common challenges faced by thermal insulation contractors, showcasing how technology can automate and streamline solutions to these enduring problems. The system brings together and digitizes documentation, enables real-time safety and inspection from completion, and enhances health and safety compliance. It simplifies project planning, workforce scheduling, and timesheet and expense management, cutting down on time, effort, and overhead costs traditionally tied to manual processes. Join Corey’s session to get a glimpse into the technological future of the thermal insulation industry and participate in discussions around the larger implications of digital transformation. Don’t miss this conference highlight where we reveal an innovation set to redefine industry standards.

Corey Shelson, CD, MBA, President, Prometrix Business Solutions Inc.
Corey Shelson, a distinguished technology entrepreneur and military veteran, brings an exceptional fusion of skills to the TIAC conference. His credentials span technical engineering, strategic marketing, and expertise in safety-regulated environments, making him an instrumental figure in the evolution of the thermal insulation industry.A graduate with distinction from the Royal Military College of Canada and the Richard Ivey School of Business, Corey has a unique understanding of operating in high-stakes and challenging environments. This knowledge was applied in the Canadian Armed Forces and during his tenure in the Canadian Nuclear sector, where he contributed to critical safety initiatives at Curtiss Wright Nuclear Canada.As a testament to his entrepreneurial prowess, Corey transformed 44 North Digital Marketing into one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies. He demonstrated his tech savviness by integrating software development capabilities within the company, delivering high-impact projects to large enterprises.At the TIAC conference, Corey will introduce a groundbreaking software platform that addresses persistent challenges in the thermal insulation sector. The platform digitizes and automates many cumbersome processes, improving safety compliance, project planning, and workforce management. Its latest module simplifies the creation of technical job specifications, linked to corresponding price sheets, further enhancing the efficiency of operations.Corey’s proven track record in innovation and his profound understanding of industry hurdles make him the perfect presenter to shed light on the digital future of the thermal insulation industry. His session promises to be insightful, inspiring, and a conference highlight.




Spousal/Family Program

Date Time Activity Cost
Thursday, August 24, 2023
10:00 am eBikes $125
Thursday, August 24, 2023 10:00 am Guided Hike $90
Thursday, August 24, 2023 10:00 am Spa Package $210
Friday, August 25, 2023 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Golf: Whistler Golf Club $289
Friday, August 25, 2023 10:00 am Sky Walk $199
Saturday, August 26, 2023 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Eagle Tour Zipline $199
Saturday, August 26, 2023 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Bushwacker ATV Tour $235

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova


Explore Whistler on an eBike!


Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Guided Hike

Join this guided hike to learn about and experience the beauty that Whistler offers.


Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Spa Package

Melt your stress away at The Spa at Whistler! This special package includes a Swedish Massage, with the option of either a foot or face massage. 90 minutes total.


Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Golf: Whistler Golf Club

Three things make a great golf course: scenery, challenge and fun; and my course at Whistler has them all.” Arnold Palmer

Cost includes green fees, tournament cart and lunch.

Sky Walk


This summer, take a walk on the snow and ice atop Whistler Mountain and take in the natural landscape sculpted by ancient ice! Along the way, you will travel back 10,000 years to learn about the formation of the Coast Mountains glaciers.
After the gondola ride to the top of Whistler Mountain, the guide will give you a helmet and harness to wear. The group hikes and when we arrive at the cabled portion of the tour everyone clips into the safety cable so we can all enjoy the amazing views high above Whistler. The hike gradually continues up along the cliff edge and crosses small bridges and ramps.

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

5 ZIPLINES, 4 TREETOP BRIDGESFly like an eagle over the Fitzsimmons Valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. This tour features five different ziplines, including a 2400 ft zipline with a 30-storey descent, perfect for anyone who wants a heart-pounding adventure! The first zipline launches near Olympic Station on Whistler mountain at an elevation of 1,000 meters.Experience spectacular panoramic views of Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains as you cross treetop suspension bridges and sky high viewing platforms that connect the ziplines in the old-growth rainforest. Our Guides will also be delivering our ecological curriculum during the tour where you can learn about our story of sustainability and the beautiful ecosystem we operate in. This tour starts and ends right in the heart of Whistler Village.

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

BUSHWACKER TOURA selection of trails through coastal forest cover to off road single track terrain and wide open double track roads with access to spectacular view points of the surrounding Whistler backcountry. The Bushwacker tour has an experience for everyone making it Whistler ATV’s most popular ATV tour option.



Sponsorship Opportunities

Download the 2023 Sponsorship Kit


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


  • 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
Dinner at the Roundhouse Lodge – SOLD
  • Exclusive opportunity
  • Title recognition as host of TIAC’s Dinner at the Roundhouse Lodge
  • Onsite VIP signage
  • Speaking opportunity at the Dinner
  • Corporate logo on the Dinner tickets provided to registered delegates
  • Complimentary 1/2 page ad in Conference program*
  • Five complimentary Dinner at the Roundhouse Lodge tickets for local colleagues/or clients
Simultaneous Interpretation – $3,000
Support TIAC’s desire to offer a fully bilingual program in Whistler. Multiple opportunities are available to assist with the cost offset. All sponsors will receive the full benefit package.
  • Recognition of interpretation support of Conference program
  • Complimentary 1/2 page ad in Conference program*
  • Three complimentary Dinner at the Roundhouse Lodge tickets for local colleagues/or clients
Program – SOLD
  • Exclusive opportunity
  • Recognition of corporate support of Conference program
  • Opportunity to submit a 1/4 page corporate statement to be included in Conference program*
  • Complimentary 1/2 page ad in Conference program*
  • Two complimentary Dinner at the Roundhouse Lodge tickets for local colleagues/or clients
Audio Visual – SOLD
  • Exclusive opportunity
  • Sponsor’s logo included on ALL schedule related documentation and slide presentations throughout the Conference, achieving branding at all sessions and events
  • Complimentary 1/2 page ad in Conference program*
  • Two complimentary Dinner at the Roundhouse Lodge tickets for local colleagues/or clients

Keynote Introduction/Motivational Speaker – SOLD

    • Opportunity to introduce the speaker
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*


Name Badge – SOLD

    • Exclusive opportunity
    • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on ALL name badges distributed to delegates, speakers and spouses. Note: Should the sponsor wish to provide branded lanyards, they will be responsible for the design, production and shipping expenses.
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
Hotel Key Cards – SOLD
    • Exclusive opportunity
    • As the sponsor of the conference key cards, you’ll be “in the pocket” of attendees. 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*
Registration Desk – SOLD
    • Exclusive opportunity
    • Sponsor’s logo featured on the registration desk for the duration of the Conference
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
Translation – $1,500
Support TIAC’s desire to continue offering a fully bilingual program. Multiple opportunities are available to assist with the cost offset. All sponsors will receive the full benefit package. 
    • Acknowledgement of translation services included in Conference program
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*



Manufacturer and Distributor Reception – $750 (UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE)

  • Onsite VIP signage at Manufacturer and Distributor Reception


Breakfast – SOLD

      • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one breakfast service


Lunch – SOLD

    • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one lunch service


Refreshment Break – SOLD

  • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one refreshment break



Golf Tournament Hole in One (Men) – SOLD

      • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
Golf Tournament Hole in One (Women) – SOLD

    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
Golf Tournament Longest Drive (Men) – SOLD
  • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
Golf Tournament Longest Drive (Women) – SOLD
    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
Golf Tournament Closest to the Pin (Men) – SOLD
    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
Golf Tournament Closest to the Pin (Women) – SOLD

    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
Golf Tournament Players Gift Bag – SOLD

  • 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.
Golf Hole – SOLD

  • Onsite VIP signage



*Print-ready artwork must be provided August 1, 2023.
**All sponsorship fees exclude tax.




Traveling to Whistler

The Conference will be held at the Westin Resort and Spa.

The room block at the Westin has been filled. An overflow block has been contracted at the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa (next door to the Westin) at a rate of $259++ for August 22-27 stays. The block rates will not be available for extended stays (before August 22 and the night of August 27 and beyond). Reservation deadline extended to July 31, 2023.

Two Ways to Book:

  1. To book online, please go to: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/welcome-tiac-2023-guests/. To extend your stay, click “edit stay” to adjust dates.
  2. To book by telephone, please contact our dedicated Reservations Center which is open 24-hours for your convenience, by dialing 1-800-515-4050, press 1 for Reservations and provide them with the Group Code: TIAC23

Getting There
Discounts with Air Canada and WestJet are now available. Whistler Shuttle provides transportation from the Vancouver airport to Whistler.


On behalf of our team, we would like to thank you for choosing WestJet for your travel plans. We are happy to confirm that for the upcoming event, 2023 TIAC Annual Conference, we are able to 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. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed below. Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online.

Applicable Rules

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Whistler (Vancouver)
  • The travel period begins: 8/16/2023
  • The travel period ends: 9/2/2023
  • No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings.
Coupon Code: Guest web/Travel Agent web 8K2U1PG
Promo Code: Travel Agent GDS only YBC21
Thank you for choosing Air Canada as the preferred airline for your event, 2023 TIAC Annual Conference, which will be held Wednesday, August 23, 2023 to Saturday, August 26, 2023.

To book a flight with your promotion code, access aircanada.com and enter your promotion code in the Promotion Code Box.

Promotion Code: NYGQKBG1

Applicable Rules

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Vancouver, YVR (BC)
  • The travel period begins Wednesday, August 16, 2023 and ends Saturday, September 02, 2023.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • For North America’ 5% applies on standard fares, 10% on flex fares & higher. For International Travel’ 10% on standard fares & higher.
Vancouver Airport to Whistler

The Vancouver airport to Whistler shuttle is the best way to travel from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Whistler. The Whistler Airport Shuttle bus service operates regularly throughout the day, ensuring minimal wait time at the airport.

Learn more and book at https://www.whistlershuttle.com/.

Whistler Floatplane Travel

Scheduled floatplane service from Vancouver to Whistler is available from May 1 – October 1, 2023.

Learn more and book at https://www.whistler.com/getting-here/air/floatplane/. To make a reservation, call 1.800.944.7853 or email reservations@whistler.com.





Aeroflex USA, Inc.

Aeroflex USA, Inc. manufactures and supplies AEROFLEX® closed-cell elastomeric foam insulation to all of North America from its headquarters and manufacturing campus in Sweetwater, Tennessee, located just south of Knoxville. Building owners count on our products to help them conserve energy, support indoor air quality, and protect expensive mechanical systems for commercial and residential applications. We’ve built a reputation for producing high-quality products and have combined this with an outstanding, responsive customer service team.

For more information, please visit: https://aeroflexusa.com/

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aeroflex-usa/

Amity Insulation

Amity is proud to be Western Canada’s sole 100-percent Canadian-owned and operated distributor and fabricator specializing in thermal insulation systems for industrial work. Our dedication at Amity to family values and the ideals represented by small business provides a sense of history and accomplishment that makes us proud of what we have accomplished in over 35 years serving Canadian industry. Our vision of the up-close, personalized service of a corner store, and diverse industrial base of a modernized global business, makes Amity uniquely positioned to contribute to the mechanical insulation industry and the world it serves.

For more information, please visit: https://www.amityinsulation.com

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amity-insulation-group-inc-/

Appello for Thermal Insulation Contractors

Appello is a tailored SaaS platform designed to streamline field operations management for Institutional, Commercial, and Industrial (ICI) businesses, including the thermal insulation industry.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Workforce Management & Administration:Appello offers robust scheduling and tracking of field staff, and automates payroll calculations, including hours, overtime, and deductions.
  • Travel & Expense Reimbursement:Field workers can submit travel and out-of-pocket expenses directly through Appello’s mobile app, making reimbursements efficient and accurate.
  • Integrated Health & Safety Compliance:Automated safety compliance reporting and tracking ensure that regulations are consistently met, including housing all training records.
  • Enhanced Equipment Utilization: Track and manage insulation tools and machinery across multiple job sites. Appello’s equipment tracking feature minimizes downtime by alerting maintenance needs and locating equipment efficiently.
  • Mobile App for Field Workers:A user-friendly mobile app allows field staff to access training records, complete daily health & safety forms, submit timesheets, get directions, see scheduled jobs, and more.
  • Estimates, Change Orders, Job Profitability & Analytics:Easily create estimates and create change orders, analyze job profitability by rolling up all direct expenses, and leverage real-time intelligence for accurate insights.
  • Continuous Improvement: Appello’s advanced analytics facilitate continuous improvement by identifying trends, bottlenecks, and opportunities across the business.

Appello’s comprehensive and cutting-edge features are tailored to address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by thermal insulation contractors. It’s more than a digital tool; it’s a strategic partner that streamlines operations, enhances efficiency, and drives profitability, all while supporting the continuous improvement of the business.

For more information, please visit: https://www.useappello.com/

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/appello-app

Armacell Canada

As the inventors of flexible foam for equipment insulation and a leading provider of engineered foams,
Armacell develops innovative and safe thermal, acoustic and mechanical solutions that create sustainable value for its customers.

Armacell focuses on insulation materials for technical equipment, high-performance foams for high-tech and lightweight applications and next generation aerogel blanket technology.

Our vision is to be the global leader in providing innovative, technical insulation solutions and components to conserve energy and make a difference around the world.

For more information, please visit: https://www.armacell.com/

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/armacell/

Twitter: @armacell

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArmacellGroup/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ArmacellMultiMedia

BC Insulation Contractors Association

The British Columbia Insulation Contractors Association (BCICA) has operated continuously since 1958. It was created to develop and distribute mechanical insulation standards to designers, specifying authorities and users of mechanical insulation systems. BCICA has grown to represent all elements of the insulation industry – union contractors, open shop contractors, distributors and fabricators, and manufacturers.

BCICA serves its members and the construction industry through the development of standards and procedures, member training and professional networking.

For more information, please visit: https://www.bcica.org/

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bcica-the-bc-insulation-contractors-association/

Brock White – A White Cap Company

We are Brock White, a professional-grade building and construction materials distributor. As a multi-generational business, we pride ourselves on our long history of providing local, dependable product knowledge and expertise, with a yes-first approach to service.

For more information, please visit: https://ca.brockwhite.com/

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/brock-white/

Twitter: @BrockWhiteCo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockwhiteco

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brockwhitecompany

Pintrest: https://www.pinterest.ca/brockwhite/


Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years.

For more information, please visit: https://www.certainteed.ca/

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/certainteedsaintgobain/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CertainTeedCanada/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/certainteed/

Crossroads C&I

Established  in 1963, Crossroads C&I is the leading distributor & fabricator  of commercial  and industrial insulation  products and accessories in Canada, having supplied over 50 million square foot of products to date.

For more information, please visit: https://www.crossroadsci.com/

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/crossroads-c&i/

Custom Insulation Systems Ltd.

CUSTOM INSULATION SYSTEMS is a Toronto based firm specializing in the Thermal Insulation of Pipe, Ducts and equipment for industrial and commercial markets. Established in 1986, CIS has offered its clients quality and service in installations.

For more information, please visit: http://www.custominsulation.ca/


Depuis 1982, DISPRO s’établit comme LA référence dans le domaine de la distribution et de la transformation de produits d’isolation thermique et acoustique.

For more information, please visit: https://dispro.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089005830744

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dispro-inc

Ideal Products

With a vision of turning leading-edge innovation into the norm, our mission is to provide safer, smarter, faster products that help positively impact our clients profit and safety.

For more information, please visit: https://idealproducts.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/idealproductsgroup/

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ideal-products/

Twitter: @Ideal_Products

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/IdealProducts1/featured

Johns Manville

Johns Manville manufactures premium-quality insulation, commercial roofing and fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications.

For more information, please visit: https://www.jm.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnsManville

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/johns-manville

Twitter: @JohnsManville

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnsmanville/

Knauf Insulation

We’re a leading, family-owned global manufacturer of fiberglass insulation —
delivering thermal and acoustical solutions for residential, commercial, industrial and OEM applications.

Our mission is to challenge conventional thinking, create innovative insulation solutions that shape the way we live and build in the future, with care for the people who make them, who use them and the world we live in. Through our commitment to quality, service and performance, we seek to lead the charge in developing smarter insulation solutions. Using recycled and renewable materials, our world will see improved energy efficiency and healthier living environments.

For more information, please visit: https://www.knaufnorthamerica.com/.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KnaufNA/

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/knaufna/

Twitter: @KnaufNA

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knaufnorthamerica/

Master Insulators’ Association of Ontario

The Master Insulators’ Association of Ontario is an accredited bargaining agency with the Ontario Labour Relations Board representing the Unionized Mechanical Insulation Contractors working in Ontario.

Founded in 1942, the MIAO is a not-for-profit organization working towards the advancement and betterment of the Heat & Frost Insulation Industry while promoting the highest standards of safety, workmanship and ethical business practices.

As well as the Unionized Mechanical Contractors of Ontario, members of the MIAO include the Manufacturers and Suppliers of materials used in Commercial and Industrial insulation systems.

For more information, please visit: https://miaontario.org/

Owens Corning


From schools to businesses to family homes, our insulation works everywhere. Its expert engineering lets you create the most comfortable environment without compromising your design.

For more information, please visit:: https://www.owenscorning.com/en-ca/insulation

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OwensCorningCanada/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/owenscorningcanada

Twitter: @OwensCorning

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/owens-corning

Point One Media

If you read the TIAC Times, you already know Point One Media. Our small but efficient team of publishing experts has been keeping tradespeople connected since 1995. Our magazines are official journals of record for several premier North American construction associations, which means we dive into every project with professionalism and heart. Our clients are industry professionals, family-run businesses, large corporations, and non-profits, and we engage them in every stage of the print and digital content development process. Our people-driven business model reflects our family-owned roots, yet we employ forward-thinking innovations for developing compelling and authentic publishing solutions.

Learn more at pointonemedia.com or subscribe to the TIAC Times at tiactimes.ca.

TIAC Times Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tiactimes/

TIAC Times Twitter: @tiactimes

TIAC Times LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tiac-times/

Pol R Group

Pol R is a group of companies (Impro, Nadeau, Scotia, Nu-West, Artik/OEM, Mecart) that manufacture materials that promote and ensure comfort, quiet, safety and efficiency within buildings, spaces, plants and/or products.

The group offers a wide range of integrated products and services for various industries and applications, including, construction, manufacturing, mining, pharmaceutical, energy and public transit. Its business units are clustered around three main areas: the distribution and fabrication of commercial and industrial insulation products, the design and fabrication of thermal and acoustical systems and specialty products for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and, finally, the engineering, manufacturing and installation of controlled environments.

For more information, please visit: https://polrcorp.com/

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pol-r-enterprises-inc-/


Polyguard Products specializes in products that protect surfaces and structures from moisture, water and other undesired substances.

For more information, please visit: https://polyguard.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/polyguardproducts/

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/polyguard-products

Twitter: @PolyGuardUSA

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/polyguardproducts/


Founded as a family business more than 80 years ago, today ROCKWOOL Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool. We produce products that are made from stone – one of the earth’s most abundant natural resources.

For more information, please visit: https://www.rockwool.com/

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rockwool-north-america/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ROCKWOOLGroup

Twitter: @rockwoolna

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockwoolna/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ROCKWOOLNorthAmerica


Founded in 1982, Specialty Products and Insulation is a leading value-added distributor and fabricator of insulation and related products, providing industry-best solutions to our customers and suppliers. We conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity, acknowledging our people are our greatest resource. We always strive to be the best. At SPI, we are guided by a singular vision: to be the preferred distributor and fabricator in the insulation industry.

For more information, please visit: https://www.spi-co.com/

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/specialty-products-&-insulation/

Thermal Insulation Association of Alberta
Wallace Construction Specialties Ltd.

Wallace Construction Specialties Ltd. is a leading distributor of specialty construction materials. We have been serving the commercial, industrial, and institutional construction markets since 1972. We have a philosophy of providing informed recommendations, excellent service, and quality products at competitive prices.

Website: http://www.wallace.sk.ca/