IGIA Convention 2017 Schedule

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

11a.m. – 4 p.m. Early Bird Golf Tournament – Box lunch available (Brown Deer Golf Club)
2 – 5 p.m. Express registration (Hotel lobby; hotel check-in available at 4 p.m.)
6 – 9 p.m. Kinnick Kickoff (Kinnick Stadium Press Box; Parking available at the stadium; express registration available at Kinnick from 6 – 7 p.m.)
9:30 p.m. After-Hours Social – 30hop


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

6:30 – 7:30 a.m.

Breakfast buffet (Coral Ballroom Foyer) 
6:30 – 10:45 a.m. Registration (Coral Ballroom Foyer B) 
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.    Opening keynote speaker — “Surviving the Tidal Wave of Change” by Michael Sansolo (Coral Ballroom)
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Government Relations and the Changing Legislative Landscape from the State Capitol to Our Nation’s Capitol — Panel discussion moderated by Michael Sansolo (Coral Ballroom) 

Panelists: Brad Epperly, IGIA lobbyist | Greg Ferrara, NGA | Jennifer Hatcher, FMI

9 – 11 a.m.    Spouses event "Soaps and More: Designing Your Own Natural Bodycare" – Hosted by Jacque Irlbeck (Coralville Marriott) 
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.    Refreshment Break
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.    “Successful Iowa Business” — Speed Herrig, president, Cookies Food Products (Coral Ballroom) 
12 – 5 p.m.   IGIA Golf Tournament — Box lunch available on carts (Blue Top Ridge at Riverside) 
6 p.m.   

Reception (Coral Ballroom) 

8 p.m.

Silent auction closes (Coral Ballroom Salons D and E)

8 – 8:30 p.m. Live auction (Coral Ballroom) 
8:30 – 9 p.m. Auction checkout (Coral Ballroom Salon DE) 
9 p.m. After-hours social (East Terrace) 

 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

7 – 8 a.m.

Chairman’s breakfast – recognizing IGIA Board 

  • Chairman, Aaron Irlbeck, Fareway Stores Inc. (Coral Ballroom)
  • (The following will be held from 7:30 – 8 a.m.)
  • IGIA Board Member Recognition
  • IGIA Chairman Recognition and Gift Presentation
  • IGIA Outgoing Chairman’s Remarks – Aaron Irlbeck
7 – 9:30 a.m. Registration (Coral Ballroom Foyer B)
8 – 9:15 a.m. Opening keynote speaker — “Hangin’ with Winners” by Ray Cole (Coral Ballroom)
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Refreshment break — IGEF Fundraising Announcements 
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Refreshment Break

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Closing keynote speaker — “The Terrorist Whisperer: The Story of the Pro American” by Hamody Jasim (Coral Ballroom)
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.  IGIA awards ceremony (Coral Ballroom)
  • IGIA Leadership Institute graduate recognition
  • Annual meeting — IGIA highlights, financial report and IGIA Board and officer elections
  • IGIA incoming chairman’s remarks – Karl Kruse, Hy-Vee Inc.
  • Convention slide show