CANCELED: 2020 Iowa Grocery Industry Association Get Connected Convention

Tuesday, July 7 — Thursday, July 9, 2020

Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center | 1405 US-71, Okoboji, IA 51355 | 712-332-2161



(Check back April 1, 2020, to register online or use the forms below.)

Join the Iowa Grocery Industry Association at the 2020 Get Connected Convention, Tuesday–Thursday, July 7–9, when we will head back to Okoboji, Iowa, after several years of traveling to other locations around the state. The IGIA and its members will converge upon the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center to hold its annual convention in 2020.

Okoboji is home to the Iowa Great Lakes, which include Iowa’s largest natural lake, Spirit Lake, and five interconnected lakes: West Lake Okoboji, East Lake Okoboji, Upper Gar, Lower Gar, and Minnewashta. These beautiful lakes are the result of a geological drama that occurred over 14,000 years ago — when the Des Moines Ice Lobe of the Late Wisconsin Glaciation period retreated southward across the upper Midwest. The result was a phenomenon that sculpted the earth with unimaginable power and beauty, fashioning the landscape now known as the Iowa Great Lakes.

The chain of six natural lakes, covering more than 12,000 acres with nearly 70 miles of shoreline, is a noted fishery for such game fish species as walleye, northern pike muskellunge, largemouth and smallmouth bass, perch, crappie, and bluegill. Big Spirit Lake is the largest natural lake in Iowa at 5,684 acres. West Lake Okoboji is one of only three blue water lakes in the world, spring fed and 136 feet deep. Water recreational opportunities, from boating to sailing to various water sports, are boundless, as well as, a bounty of entertainments on land including shops and scenic stops.

Register Online (Stop back in March to register)

Stop back in March to download registration forms: 1) Convention, 2) Convention Golf, 3) An Afternoon in Okoboji and 4) Trivia Night

Click here to download all four of these registration forms in one convenient packet. 

Food Allergies

If you or any attending family members require special meal accommodations, such as gluten-free, vegetarian, etc., we are happy to adapt! Please contact the IGIA office by Friday, June 19, 4:30 p.m., with any concerns. This will ensure that we can provide the most pleasant experience for you and your families at convention! Thank you!

If you have any further questions, please contact Peggy Sellner. (