WICA Annual Convention This Month

Next week, members of the Western Insulation Contractors Association will convene in Santa Barbara to meet with industry partners and customers, study activities of counterparts, and examine market trends and opportunities.

Along with networking and social opportunities, attendees will have the opportunity for professional growth with Mark Matteson, this year’s Keynote and Seminar speaker. Through his inspirational messages of Freedom from Fear and It’s About TIME – as well as his humor and knowledge – all attendees will have chance to bring something home.

The second day of the convention will concentrate on members speaking with and learning from each other. The joint meeting with Contractors and Manufacturers will be kicked off with an update from the National Insulation Association. WICA will also hold its annual business meeting before having a free afternoon to enjoy the California sun.

The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, September 11

Noon – 1:30 PM            WICA Board and Spouse Lunch, Salon 2
1:30 – 4 PM                   WICA Board of Directors Meeting, Salon 1
5 – 7 PM                       Registration & Opening Reception, Ocean Terrace, Attire is Resort Casual

Monday, September 12

7:30 – 8 AM                  Late Registration, Salon 2 Foyer
8 – 9:20 AM                  Keynote Breakfast: “Freedom from Fear” by Mark Matteson, Salon 2
9:20 – 9:30 AM             Morning Break
9:30 – 11:30 AM           Seminar: “It’s About TIME” by Mark Matteson, Salon 4
11 AM – 4 PM              Spouse Program: Passport to Los Olivos, Meet in Bacara’s main lobby
12:30 – 5:30 PM           Convention Golf Tournament, Sandpiper Golf Club

Evening Open

Tuesday, September 13

7:30 – 9 AM                    NIA Presentation; Breakfast; Contractor & Manufacturer Joint Roundtable Breakfast, Ballroom A
9 – 9:30 AM                    Contractor and Manufacturer Separate Business Meetings: Contractors – Salon 1; Associate & Affiliate Members – Ballroom A
9:30 – 10:15 AM             WICA Annual Business Meeting, Ballroom A
10:15 – 10:30 AM           Morning Break
10:30 – 11:30 AM           Contractor Meeting, Salon 1

Afternoon Open

6:30 – 7:30 PM               President’s Reception, Rotunda & Terrace
7:30 – 10 PM                 President’s Dinner, Rotunda & Terrace, Attire is Resort Casual

Registration Closed for 2016 WICA Annual Convention

UPDATE: August 4, 2016 – The block of rooms at the WICA group rate is SOLD OUT.

2016 WICA Annual Convention in Santa Barbara, California

Mark Matteson
Mark Matteson

Featured speaker Mark Matteson will entertain and motivate at this year’s annual convention at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, California, tackling the universal topics of fear and time management. Join Mark and industry leaders this fall at the 2016 WICA Annual Convention, September 11-13.

Registration Closed


 The WICA block of rooms of Bacara Resort is sold out, but there is availability at the non-group rate. To inquire about Bacara Resort’s non-group room rates, contact them at 877-422-4245


With the WICA block of rooms at Bacara Resort sold out, they recommended these alternatives:

Courtyard Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
401 Storke Road, Goleta, CA 93117
Approximately a 10 minute drive to Bacara.

The Goodland (A Kimpton Hotel)
5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Reservations: 877-480-1465
Approximately a 10 minute drive to Bacara.

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