NIBA Annual Convention

The 2019 NIBA Annual Convention will be held September 18-21, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Attendance at the Annual Convention is one of the top benefits of NIBA membership. Nonstop networking and the Expo are what keep members coming back year after year. Plus, spouses and families love the optional tours and special activities (be sure to check out the guest registration options).

Optional Tours and Activities

There's so much to do in Washington, D.C. and we're going to take advantage of it! We're excited to offer several optional tours and activities specifically designed for guests and spouses. Be sure to check them off when you register or call the NIBA office to add them to your registration, 608-310-7549.

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Segway Tour
Thursday, September 19
9:30 am - 1:00 pm

What better way to experience the history of D.C. than effortlessly cruising the beautiful parks and monuments with an expert tour guide that provides both historical and current DC facts, heaps of unique and fascinating stories and memorable photo ops! Space is limited. Additional $150 fee.

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US Capitol Tour - Waitlist Only
Thursday, September 19
9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Take in the sights of Capitol Hill during this exclusive and private tour escorted by a former member of Congress! The tour will conclude outdoors with an overview of Capitol Hill and the neighboring areas including the Library of Congress, Supreme Court and congressional buildings. Space is limited. Additional $175 fee applies.

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Spouse Activity:
Mt. Vernon VIP Tour

Friday, September 20
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Experience the historic estate of Mount Vernon, George and Martha Washington's former home, during this exclusive VIP tour through the iconic mansion, the meticulously maintained gardens and into the basement, which is off limits to the general public. Additional $175 fee applies.

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Bike Tour
Saturday, September 21
6:45 - 7:00 am: Registration
7:00 - 8:00 am: Bike Tour

Ride the bike trail across the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge for fun exercise to start your day right! Riders may even be able to see the Washington Monument. This bike tour begins at the Gaylord National and crosses into Virginia over the bridge towards Old Town Alexandria, VA and then circles back. Additional $60 fee includes a t-shirt

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Spouse Activity: Water Taxi &
Shopping in Old Town Alexandria

Saturday, September 21
11:15 am - 3:00 pm

Experience the Potomac River first-hand via water taxi from National Harbor over to quaint and historic Old Town Alexandria, VA. Alexandria's riverfront is a revitalized district with cobblestone streets, colonial houses and churches, museums, shops and restaurants. A local tour guide will showcase how colonial charm blends harmoniously with modern fun and recreation. Following the guided tour, you will have time to browse Alexandria's boutiques and specialty shops and grab lunch on your own at the location of your choice! Additional $75 fee

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Monuments by Moonlight Tour
Saturday, September 21
7:30 - 10:00 pm

We're mixing things up this year and taking advantage of the Convention's Washington, D.C. location! Grab dinner on your own in the National Harbor and join us for a memorable evening tour of the nation's capital to see the best of Washington illuminated at night! Tour highlights may include the White House, National Mall, the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. We'll cheers to a great 2019 Annual Convention with a special sparkling wine and dessert toast on the bus, too! Additional $25 fee

Free (or almost free) stuff to do in DC

Looking for more ways to enjoy the Nation's Capital? Here are a few suggestions to round out your Convention experience and your stay in DC. Plus, check out the Washington, D.C. Visitors website for hundreds of more ideas!

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Explore National Harbor On Your Own!
The National Harbor was designed to take full advantage of the historic Potomac River waterfront. This popular marina is filled with shops and restaurants for every appetite. Consider a ride on the Capital Wheel – a 180-foot observation wheel featuring panoramic views of the nation’s capital. Or visit the casino at the newly opened MGM Resort. Feeling adventurous? Catch the water-taxi to Georgetown and Alexandria, VA. If a run or walk along the river is more your speed, click here to view a running path map. Be sure to check the National Harbor events calendar as the NIBA Convention approaches for the latest events which may include concerts, movies, dinner cruises or other signature events!

Tanger

Shop at Tanger Outlets
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pedal boat

Rent a pedal boat, kayak or paddle board
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Take a Dinner Cruise
on the Odyssey or Spirit of Washington

Smithsonian

Visit any one or more of the Smithsonian's 19 world-class museums, galleries, gardens
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Explore the National Zoo
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Newseum

Visit the Newseum before it's gone!
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Check out the oddities at the Crime Museum
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Investigate the International Spy Museum
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georgetown

Dine and shop in Georgetown
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kennedy center

See a performance (some are free!) at the Kennedy Center
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Take a turn on the National Mall Carousel
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See DC from atop the Wasthington Monument
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NIBA Annual Convention Archives

Click on photos below to see photo galleries from past Conventions.

2018
Phoenix Biltmore
Phoenix, Arizona

2017 (Joint Meeting with PTDA)
Diplomat Beach Resort
Hollywood, Florida

2016
J.W Marriot Indianapolis
Indianapols, Indiana

2015
Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Palm Springs, California

2014
Sheraton Hotel Seattle
Seattle, Washington

2013
J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country
San Antonio, Texas

2012
Walt Disney World Swan
Orlando, Florida

2011
J.W. Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
Las Vegas, Nevada

2010
J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge
Phoenix, Arizona