Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be a member to attend the convention?
No, the IIAI convention is open to members and non-members. IIAI members, however, receive a significant discount on their registration.
How do I get an attendee list?
Beginning a few months prior to the event, we continually update the attendee list on bigi.org/attendees.
Will there be a drawing for cash?
Yes! Agents are eligible for the $500 drawing by completing necessary steps in the app and being present to win. Please be prepared to use the app on your smartphone. Download in advance on bigi.org/app.
How do I register for Who's Who?
You can register in advance at bigi.org/convention or onsite. Note: drink tickets are not included for free registrations, but are available for purchase at the
I have registered for the convention but cannot attend. May I send someone in my place?
Yes, email your request to email@example.com.
Will I get drink tickets?
It depends on your registration type. Monday and Tuesday One Day registrations and the free Whos Who event do not receive any drink tickets. Drink tickets are available for purchase.
The convention is typically business/business casual with a few exceptions:
Recognition Banquet - Cocktail Attire
Most men wear suits and ties, women in cocktail or full-length dresses or pantsuits.
Monday Night Football - Casual
It's casual all the way for this event! Your favorite jersey and tennis shoes are appropriate.
If I have questions during the convention, who should I ask?
Look for a member of the Big I team or a convention committee member, all of whom will be wearing matching shirts. They will be happy to answer your questions.
Will you give me email addresses?
No, we do not provide email addresses under any circumstances.
I'm a Partner. What is included for the convention?
Partners automatically receive free registrations and a discounted or free booth. See the 2019 Partners information for full details.
Do I register for the classes?
No, simply arrive at the class location with plenty of time to spare. Certain classes have limits and they are on a first-come, first-served basis.
How do I sponsor the convention?
Our 2019 Partners are the exclusive sponsors of the convention without exception. If you are interested in becoming a Partner, enrollment opens in August and the program runs the calendar year, from January - December. Please contact Jen Rochester, firstname.lastname@example.org or call direct, 317-228-3029.
What can I do if the tradeshow booths are sold out?
Send your waitlist request to email@example.com. You will be notified according to your waitlist position in the event of any cancellations.
How can I get a table for the Whos Who event?
Bronze and higher Partners exclusively receive a table with their logo featured at the Whos Who event, and also sponsor events or items according to their Partner level. There is no way to get a table outside of the program.
What should exhibitors know?
Detailed exhibitor instructions are in the Exhibitor Info Kit found on bigi.org/convention. Please be sure to reference the page: Exhibitor Information.
Is there a registration deadline?
Pre-registration closes November 7th to ensure that your badge and materials are available when you arrive. After November 7th, you can still register onsite throughout the convention.
Will my tradeshow setup personnel need to register?
Anyone granted access into the convention will need to be a fully paid and registered attendee. Security professionals monitor our doors to ensure everyone wears a badge.