2017 MIA+BSI Convention


Date: Saturday, April 1-Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Location: Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, Daytona Beach, Florida

NOTICE:  If you haven't already set up a log in to access the Member's Only page of the website, you need to do that before you try to REGISTER.

Directions:  Click on Register Now button.  Scroll down to New User section and create log in (email and password). Type in your email address and create a password. This password will be one that you use anytime you want to access the MIA+BSI Members Only webpage or to register for an event online. If you already have a log in, type that in to Continue.

Once you do that, you will reach another log in screen on the MIA+BSI Annual Convention registration page. Select Find Contact to search for your account. Type in just a few characters of your Last name. A list will pop up. Simply select your listing and the information will self populate in the previous screen fields. Continue to register.

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Contact: Jane Bennett or Kayla Carlozzi
Email: or
Phone: 518-803-4336 or 440-250-9222

Highlights include an opening reception and dinner, a live auction, Town Hall meeting (open to all), Advocacy Group meetings, education sessions, and a track tour of the Daytona International Speedway with closing reception and dinner. 

Don’t miss out on the LIVE AUCTION Saturday night after the opening reception and banquet!  Items are needed – Donate by March 1 to have your item included for bid. Over $34,000 was raised for the Institute at last year’s auction. 2017 Live Auction Donation Form

View Sponsors and Donated Items


Inclusive registration rate will include 3 nights ocean view lodging, all advertised meals, tour admission fees, and event transportation. Attendees are encouraged to attend COVERINGS, held in Orlando April 4 - April 7.

Save $100 pp with Early Bird registration!

Early Bird Full Rate:                       $1,199.00 pp  After February 10 add $100 = $1,299.00pp
Early Bird 2nd in Room Rate:         $   799.00 pp  After February 10 add $100 = $   899.00pp
Non-Lodging Rate:                         $   799.00 pp (includes everything but hotel)

Early Bird rate expires February 10.  Registration closes March 8
Registrations requested after March 8 will be as NON LODGING ONLY. Registrant will need to arrange lodging with Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, on your own.  Full event benefits may not be available for registrations made after March 8, and lodging and rate is subject to hotel availability.

Cancellations made prior to March 8 will be eligible for a full refund.  Cancellations made after March 8 but before March 20 are eligible for refund less 3 nights lodging and a $125 Administration fee. We regret NO REFUNDS for cancellations made after March 20.


Schedule of Activities for the Event:  (times are subject to change)


3:00 – 5:00PM            MIA+BSI Town Hall Meeting - Open to All!

6:00 – 7:00PM            Opening Reception and Banquet 

8:30 - 10:00PM           Live Auction 


8:30 – 9:30AM            Introduction to the Natural Stone University
                                    Aaron Dahnke, MIA+BSI Education Manager

9:45 – 10:45AM          Continuing Education Program Overview
                                    Sarah Gregg, MIA+BSI Continuing Ed Administrator

11:00AM –12:30PM   Advertising to Architects
                                    Panel: Brigham Keehner, Senior Associate, BCJ; Robert Mortensen, FASLA,                                     Mortensen Assocs.; Renae Kwon, Wiss, Janney, Elstner.

1:30 – 3:30PM             Team Building Challenge

                                    Evening on Your Own


8:30 – 10:00AM          Women In Stone Speed Networking

10:15 – 11:30AM        Advocacy Group Breakouts/Group Reports
                                    (Quarries, Distributors, Fabricators, Installers)

11:45AM – 12:45PM  Managing Generational Differences at Work
                                    Nancy Clark, Drive Brand Studio

4:30PM – 9:00PM       Track Tour and Dinner at Daytona International Speedway

OPTIONAL: MIA+BSI Happy Hour at Coverings, Wednesday April 5, 5:00pm

Additional Information:

Hilton Daytona Beach Resort is conveniently located and accessible. Just a 1 hour and 15 minute drive from Orlando International Airport or just 15 minutes from the Daytona International Airport. 

Daytona Beach in April - Average High Temperature of 80° F and Average Low Temperature of 58°.  Ocean Temperature averages 70-73° F.

All meetings, education sessions and tour are Business/Resort Casual.  Dressy Casual attire is suggested for Saturday night dinner and auction. 

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Hotel Attractions

Direct oceanfront property

All rooms with water view

Full service Spa

2 Pools

Cardio Gym

7 Restaurants on Premise (indoor & outdoor)

Next door and/or very close to:

      Water Park

      Small Amusement Park

      Shopping Center & Plenty of Restaurants

      Movie Theater

      Close to Daytona & Orlando Airports


Countertop IQ Stones of North America