Updated 2021 NIOP Convention Schedule — with a few additions!

By February 18, 2021 Events

Saturday, March 13
5 – 6:30 pm  Early Arrival Reception/Beers with Peers

Sunday, March 14
7 am        Mitakeye Oyasin at Sunrise   (Salud Terrace/Patio)
8 am        Guided Trail Walk (out the front door of hotel)
10 am      Emmett Cornibe Memorial Golf Tournament
10 am      Jeep Excursion into the Desert (with lunch)  $200 per person
1 – 5 pm   Conversation Cafe Open (snacks/beverages/cornhole)
5:30 pm   Tequila Toast (Salud Terrace)
6 – 7 pm   Welcome Reception (Ania Terrace)

Monday, March 15
7 am         Mitakeye Oyasin at Sunrise*   (Salud Terrace/Patio)
8 am         Guided Trail Walk (out the front door of hotel)
7:30-9 am  Breakfast
9 am          Annual Meeting
955 am      Keynote Speaker:  Thomas Mielke, Oil World
11 am        Educational Program: How has the Pandemic Affected Consumer Trends?  Dr. Shelley Balanko
12:15-1:15pm  Lunch provided in the Conversation Cafe
2 -5 pm      NEW  Poolside Party — look for association’s seating and section

Conversation Cafe will be held POOLSIDE and is open for your continued business meetings and                                                 networking opportunities.  NIOP and sponsors will provide the refreshments — poolside!

7:30 pm     NEW  Dinner   RSVP required if you will be joining us for this meal

9 pm          NEW Coffee, Cordials and Cigars around the fire!

Tuesday, March 16
7 am         Mitakeye Oyasin at Sunrise*   (Salud Terrace/Patio)
8 am         Guided Trail Walk (out the front door of hotel)
7:30-9 am  Breakfast
9:15 am    Keynote Speaker:  Jim Wiesmeyer, PROFarmer
10:20am   Panel Discussion with Nate Burke, StoneX, Michael Rath, Darling Ingredients and Doug Lenhart, REG on topic of Renewable Diesel and Demand on Feed Stock
11:10 am  NIOP Board Meeting
Noon         Lunch provided in the Conversation Cafe
2 – 3 pm   Beer Break
7 – 9 pm    Closing Dinner and NEW Hot Air Balloon Rides (weather permitting)
                     RSVP required if you will be joining us for this  meal