University of Innovative Distribution to be Held March 21-24, 2022

For Immediate Release

(Annapolis, MD) — Association Education Alliance (AEA), in cooperation with Purdue University’s Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation, is hosting its annual University of Innovative Distribution (UID) March 21-24, 2022, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana. The theme for the conference is “Distribute Innovation: Influence, Implement, and Integrate.” Known worldwide for excellence in education, it’s the only conference focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry.

Six-course tracks covering sales, distribution strategy, operations, marketing, management, leadership, and professional development will be offered. At the conclusion of the program, AEA will issue a Certificate of Completion for 30 hours (3 CEU's) of Continuing Education that can be applied toward the CEU requirements for the Certificate of Innovative Distribution offered by Purdue University.

“We are continually looking for ways to enhance this already robust educational experience,” said Joanna Truitt, Executive Director of AEA. “We have switched things up on day four and are offering participants two 90-minute sessions allowing them to attend two of the four dynamic topical presentations that morning. UID will end on a high note with Jeff Havens giving an inspirational and fun keynote that promises to pull the four-day experience together and sending attendees home pumped and energized.”

Registration will open on October 25, 2021. The deadline to register is March 5, 2022. To view the course schedule or to register, please visit



Formed in 1991 by five wholesale-distributor trade associations, Association Education Alliance (AEA) now has more than 40 trade association members. Through collaboration, AEA develops and supports relevant, quality, and affordable programs for its member associations and promotes a culture of open communication and sharing to strengthen collaboration and drive results. For more information on AEA, please visit


University of Innovative Distribution (UID) 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.


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