University of Innovative Distribution

Educating the Supply Chain

Virtual Event

March 14 –17, 2021




Since 1994, the University of Innovative Distribution has been a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. 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. Download the 2021 course schedule.



March 14 -17, 2021 (Virtual Conference)

The registration deadline is March 10, 2021 — register HERE


Who Should Attend

This event is recommended for CEOs, Branch Managers, Sales & Marketing Managers, Purchasing Managers, Sales Personnel, HR Directors, Operations Managers, Manufacturers working with Distributors, Inventory Managers, and Training Managers.


Event Pricing

Registration Type
All-Access Pass
One-Day Pass
NAED Members
$ 525
$ 175


Details for Participants

  • Advance registration and program selection required
  • Must download the Whova App to access schedule and program selections live or recorded
  • Will have the ability to ask instructors questions in real-time during a live program presentation
  • Certificate of Completion and CEU Equivalent will be awarded as follows:
    • 3 CEU equivalent - All-Access Pass
    • 1 CEU equivalent - One-Day Pass
  • Participants will have access to program recordings beginning Monday, March 22, 2021 through Monday, April 19, 2021.
  • Completing individual session and overall program evaluations will be accessible through Whova

Technical Requirements

  • Computer, laptop, or tablet with reliable internet access
  • Access the internet using the browser of your choice
  • Ability to listen to audio from your device, or access to a landline or cell phone (with reliable connectivity)

Registration Details

Program access: Download of WHOVA App required

Live program: Conducted through ZOOM


Copyright and Use Statement

The course material you will have access to as a virtual attendee is protected by U.S. copyright law and by AEA Use Policy. The Instructor and the UID program by extension for educational purposes related to this program are the exclusive owners of the copyright in those materials offered as part of this activity. You may take notes and make copies of course materials for your personal use.


You may not reproduce, distribute or display (post/upload) this presentation or recording of this course, or course materials in any other way — whether or not a fee is charged — without AEA’s express written consent. And you may not allow others access to this content for them to do the same.


Sharing Login Information

Only the individual registered will receive instructions and permission to access the Whova App and be given credit for attendance.


Cancellation/ Refunds

Cancellation and refund requests (minus $100 administration fee) must be received at by Friday, March 5, 2021. No cancellations or refunds will be accepted after that date.