2017 Conference & Empowerment Summit

November 8 - 10, 2017

Atlanta, GA 30303

The 2017 NAAIA Annual Conference & Empowerment Summit has been rescheduled and will get underway in the City of Atlanta!

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 unmatched 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!

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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One-Day Rates Also Available.

Wednesday, Nov 8

Welcome Reception


Thursday, Nov 9

$175/ Day Rate
(Does not include Gala)
  • Gala


Friday, Nov 10

$175/ Day Rate


Day Rates Include: Registration, Meals, & Plenary Sessions.



Marriott Marquis Atlanta Hotel


Reserve your room by OCTOBER 19th (on or before 5pm) to receive NAAIA Group Rate of $179/per night stay. After OCTOBER 19th room retail rate can increase significantly based on availability.

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The Venue

The NAAIA Conference will be held at the 4-Star Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is an iconic destination bursting with style and energy.

Marriott Marquis Atlanta Hotel
265 Peachtree Center Avenue, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303


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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."