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Save the Date for 2021

March 14-17, 2021 | Virtual

The University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. Since its inception in 1994, UID has become known worldwide for excellence in education. UID is sponsored by the Association Education Alliance (AEA) a consortium of 40+ distribution professional associations, in cooperation with the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation of Purdue University. Working together, these groups take great pride in providing a superior learning experience.

Due to the surrounding concerns regarding COVID-19, please note that UID take place online this year using the Zoom virtual platform. Attendees will be required to have access to a computer, laptop or tablet with reliable internet access in addition to the ability to listen to audio from your device or access to a landline or cell phone with reliable connectivity. Attendees must download the WHOVA App to access schedule and program selections for live or recorded sessions.

View the full information for this online event, visit the University of Innovative Distribution website for full information on the program, including schedule, course details, instructor bios, and certification. Register now. 

Through NAWLA’s partnership with a consortium of more than 40 distribution associations, the University of Innovative Distribution (UID) is available to NAWLA members. Even if you have attended a prior UID, you will not want to miss future offerings:

  • Nearly 30 different sessions over 4 days
  • Choice of 25 concentrated educational sessions focused on the unique needs of wholesale distribution industry
  • Nearly 20 professional instructors from distribution, sales management, personnel productivity, leadership, negotiation, purchasing and more

Who should attend:

  • Branch Managers
  • General Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Marketing Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Senior Executives

The most recent offerings of this program were a huge success with "sold out" status. Hosted by Indiana University and Purdue University, NAWLA members in attendance report great value in the many UID offerings and plan on participating again. The four-day event is a concentrated educational program focused on the needs of those in the industrial wholesale distribution industry. It is known worldwide and is sponsored by several leading distribution associations such as NAWLA. The beauty of the UID is the offering of three different concurrent tracks enabling participants to return year after year depending upon their level of expertise.