Thank you to those who joined us for 2024.
We look forward to the class of 2025!

Did you know that learning doesn’t
just happen every March at UID?

UID Year Round

The UID (University of Innovative Distribution) Year-Long program promotes learning throughout the year expanding on some of the topics offered at UID.
Registration is free for GAWDA Members.
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University of Innovative Distribution 2024

Purdue Certificate in Innovative Distribution

Distribute Innovation
Influence // Implement // Integrate

University of Innovative Distribution (UID)

March 11-14, 2024
JW Marriott, Indianapolis, IN

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The 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. Working together, these groups take great pride in providing a superior learning experience.

At the conclusion of the program, attendees receive, via email, an official Letter of Completion issued by Purdue University awarding 30 hours (3 CEUs – Continuing Education Units) for satisfactory completion of the program. These CEUs may be applied toward a Professional Certificate in Innovative Distribution which can be earned after successful completion of  90 hours (9 CEUs) of approved course work.

A minimum of 30 hours must be earned through UID participation.  Additional credits may be derived from courses taken independently or through your trade association.  Attendees who have earned the required 90 hours are eligible for the Purdue certification.  Certification applications are reviewed several times a year with Certification awards made shortly thereafter.

** During Registration Please Make Sure to Identify Your Company as a Member of GAWDA **

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