2017 Conference & Empowerment Summit

Sep 12th - 14th, 2017

Miami, FL 33180

Join NAAIA as we celebrate our 20th anniversary!


The 2017 NAAIA Conference will feature a panel of industry leading CEOs and high level executives; the 2nd Annual National Talent Development Competition; and well-known speakers from across the country. Topics will address the current trends and changes which are most significant to the industry and our base.

As a conference attendee, you will have an un- matched opportunity to meet and engage with a broad cross-section of industry professionals, i.e., C-suite executives, functional leaders and managers, staff, agency owners, brokers/producers, risk managers, legal and financial professionals and more.

This action packed conference will provide you with all of the tools, technologies, and best practices you need to accomplish your goals.

In addition to the top-notch education, you will have the opportunity to network and reconnect with old friends and make new ones!


Timing and Agenda of Event

  • 10:00am - 11:30am

    National Leadership Meeting

    National BOD & Chapter Leaders Only

  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Platinum Celebration Luncheon

    Invitation Only

  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm

    Annual General Session

    NAAIA Members Only

  • 5:30pm

    Welcome & Diversity Reception

  • 8:30am - 11:00am

    Opening Ceremony & Plenary Session

  • 11:00am - 11:30am


  • 11:30am - 1:00pm


    "Race in the Workspace" -- Center For Talent Innovation

  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm

    Tradeshow/Networking/Media Event

    Dessert will be served

  • 2:30pm - 4:20pm

    Workshops & Professional Development

  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Emerging Leader Showcase

  • 6:15pm


    Hosted by NAAIA Emerging Leaders

  • 7:00am - 8:30am

    Strategic Leadership Forum

    Invitation Only

  • 8:45am - 11:00am

    Plenary Session featuring Industry CEO/Executive Leadership Panel

  • 11:00am - 11:30am


  • 11:30am - 1:00pm


    Speaker TBD

  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm

    Tradeshow/Career Fair/Media Event

    Dessert will be served

  • 2:00pm - 3:50pm

    Workshops & Professional Development

  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    National Talent Development Competition

  • 6:30pm - 10:00pm

    Annual Awards & Recognition Gala

Special Guest Speaker

An industry expert who will be speaking at the event


Al Vivian

President & CEO of Basic Diversity, Inc.

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2nd Annual National Talent Development Competition

Participants & Sponsors

  • Bethune Cookman University - CNA
  • Florida A&M University - Zurich
  • Florida State University - The Hartford
  • University of Georgia - Liberty Mutual

(From Left to Right) John McLaughlin - CNA Technology Industry Leader – AVP, Maria Nighat – GSU Student, Jean-Marcien Cyriague Kablansi – GSU Student, Cayla Domonique Wade – GSU Student, Kesha Jackson – CNA Information Technology – Business Analysis Senior Specialist, Ngozi Nnaji – CNA Healthcare Zonal Leader – AVP


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Turnberry Isle Miami


Reserve your room by AUGUST 13TH to receive NAAIA Group Rate of $189/per night stay. After AUGUST 13TH room retail rate can increase to over $299/per night stay based on availability.)

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The Venue

The NAAIA Conference will be held at the 4-Star Turnberry Isle Miami Autograph Collection Hotel. Turnberry is set on 300 acres of tropical gardens with 2 golf courses, this high-end resort is a 10-minute walk from Aventura Mall and 3 miles from Golden Beach.

Turnberry Isle Miami Hotel
19999 West Country Club Drive
Aventura, FL 33180


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Meet Al Vivian

Al Vivian is President and CEO of BASIC Diversity, Inc., a full service diversity & inclusion consultancy that has been operating nationally for 35 years. Al’s passion is helping organizations leverage the benefits and minimize the challenges of managing a diverse workforce by creating inclusive environments where people can effectively collaborate across their cultural differences. Al has worked with people from all walks of life; from CEO’s to sanitation workers, and every occupation in between. He has provided diversity counsel to civic and religious leaders, political officials, and television news personnel. Al has furnished diversity commentary to various media outlets including New York Times, CNN, FOX, NBC, PBS, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Chicago Sun Times, and WSB News Radio.

Al possesses a truly rare quality -- the ability to speak credibly about socially relevant and controversial issues in a manner that impacts, connects and builds bridges across cultures and ideologies.

What people are saying:

  • "Dynamic!"
  • "Amazing speaker!"
  • "Unparalleled effectiveness..."
  • "Unparalleled effectiveness..."
  • "Strongest and most compelling business case for diversity that I have ever heard!"
  • "Opened my eyes!"
  • "... I could have listened to him for another hour!"
  • "Al Vivian's thoughts were very informative and gave insight to things I had never thought about."