Networking and Special Events


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Wireless Internet access will be available to attendees in the general session room. Go online during the meeting and download session handouts, PowerPoints, and other information.


Saturday, April 28

AIA Golf Tournament
Falconhead Golf Club
7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Fee: $275
$50 for golf club rental (if required)

Falconhead Golf Club opened in 2003 and was laid out by the experts from the PGA Tour Design Center. The course offers golfers a taste of the quality golf that pro players contend on in one of the most beautiful areas of Texas, the rolling terrain of the Central Texas Hill Country in and around Austin. The architects kept all the flavor of this unique land shaded by gnarled trees and crisscrossed by meandering streams and creeks. The Tour's seal of approval means that we offer you the kind of excitement you would expect to find at a tournament-level course, combined with a chance to succeed no matter what your skill level.

Falconhead Golf Club is a “soft-spike” property.


AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
Copperhead Creek Shooting Club
8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Fee: $190

This year marks the fifth annual AIA Sporting Clays Tournament. Often called “golf with a shotgun,” sporting clays is a fun and rapidly growing sport. Targets are launched in many different directions, some in the air and some rolling on the ground. Some stations include elevated platforms or scissor-lift stands. The course and staff is designed to accommodate both the beginner and accomplished shooter.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are bringing your own shotgun, we will only have 12 gauge shells available. If you require a different size, you will need to supply your own ammunition.

The fee includes a lunch following the tournament.


AIA New Member/First-Timer Reception
5:30–6 p.m.

This by invitation only event gives first-time AIA attendees the chance to mingle with each other, advocate their companies, and introduce themselves to the current AIA Board of Directors in a more intimate setting.


Opening Reception
6–7:30 p.m.

Catch up with old friends and make some new ones when the 2018 AIA Annual Conference kicks off with the opening reception. Enjoy the view from the rooftop of the JW Marriott and the perfect opportunity to network with industry leaders and friends.


Sunday, April 29

Education Sessions (CIE Session)
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

If you are looking for a great program to fill continuing education requirements by your state, look no further. Attending AIA’s full day of CIE sessions is a great way for you to earn up to eight hours of agent/broker credit. This course is also approved for adjusters’ credit in some states. Also, some (but not all) courses will be approved for continuing legal education credits in some states.

All attendees are encouraged to attend; however, if you need these CIE session credits to remain in good standing with your state, a $45 fee applies.

If you need CLE credits to remain in good standing with your state, a $100 fee applies.

Please note that not all states are approved to provide credit. Please check your state listing at www.aiaweb.org to see which states have been contacted for CIE approval.


Monday, April 30

Past Presidents’ Breakfast
7:30–8:45 a.m.

This breakfast is in honor of AIA’s past leaders and is by invitation only.


Monday Night Party
Honkytonk at the Austin City Limits
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

This is not “an” event but “THE” conference event. In addition to networking, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, enjoy music by the AIA Member Band, “Smooth Limits while enjoying THE Austin City Limits. As this is a Honkytonk party, wear your jeans, boots and hat!