The 2005 University of Industrial Distribution/University of Electrical Distribution (UID/UED), will be held March 13 -16 at Indiana University/Purdue University in Indianapolis. The professional development event is co-sponsored by the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) and 22 other industrial distribution associations.

The event will feature in-depth training seminars taught by experts from multiple markets. In addition, at the end of the event, participants will receive three continuing education credits that can be applied toward their Professional Certificate in Industrial Distribution from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Highlights of the UID/UED program include speakers Don Rice, distribution industry author, lecturer, consultant and training specialist; Al Bates, president of the management consulting firm Profit Planning Group; and William McCleave Jr., president of W.R. McCleave & Associates and an expert in integrated supply. There will be a private NAED-only networking event. To register, visit or call Jim Lombardo at 888-791-2512.