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NAMIC Annual Convention - Where The Industry Comes Together, A NAMIC Event | September 21-24, 2013 | National Harbor, Md.

Optional Activities


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NAMIC Annual Convention Golf Outing Benefiting The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation
Saturday, Sept. 20, 8:00 a.m.

The golf outing is always a great way to kick off the Convention week as you reconnect with NAMIC friends on the golf course. Join NAMIC, the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, and your peers for a golf scramble at Renditions Golf Course. It begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Registration is $240 and can be completed when registering for the convention. Please contact Amanda Byrd if you have questions.


NAMIC Prayer Service & Breakfast
Sunday, Sept. 21, 8:00 a.m.

A Sunday morning tradition, this event is non-denominational and includes song, scripture readings, and a brief presentation. More information on this year’s special guest will be available soon. If you are interested in participating in the NAMIC Choir, please indicate so on your registration form. Please contact Amanda Byrd if you have any questions.

Tickets to this breakfast are $47, and can be purchased when registering for the convention. A limited number will be available for sale on Saturday at the NAMIC registration desk.


NAMIC Merit Award Luncheon
Monday, Sept. 22

Join fellow members of the NAMIC Merit Society at this optional luncheon where new Merit Award recipients will be recognized and the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation NAMIC Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented. In addition, an honorary Merit Award will be given to Steven Weisbart, senior vice president and chief economist of the Insurance Information Institute. Weisbart will also be the luncheon’s guest speaker, talking about “Financial Illiteracy and Its Effect on the Property/Casualty Insurance Industry.” Weisbart will describe economic research on financial illiteracy to illustrate the nature and extent of the issue, along with highlighting challenges we as an industry face in overcoming this problem.

The NAMIC Merit Society is designed to encourage professional development of individuals associated with NAMIC member companies and to recognize those who demonstrate educational attainment and service or contributions through NAMIC or state/provincial association activities.

Tickets to this lunch are $25, and can be purchased when registering for the convention. A limited number will be available for sale at the NAMIC registration desk.


Fun Run and Walk to Benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.

The 11th annual Fun Run and Walk will take place in the area surrounding the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. This is a great way to get a little fresh air and exercise during convention while helping a good cause. Participants can choose between a 5K run and a 3K walk. Proceeds from this event will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund children’s cancer research. If you would like to attend, make sure to select this activity on your convention registration form. You can also sign up on-site at the NAMIC Registration Desk, starting Saturday, Sept. 20 through the day on Monday, Sept. 22.

Registration cost is $40 per person. Proceeds from this event will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Tentative Agenda

6:30 – 6:50 a.m.

Check-in and race day registration - outside the entrance of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

6:50 – 7:00 a.m.

Race instructions and announcements.

7:05 a.m.

Race Starts

7:30 – 7:40 a.m.

Race finishes – walkers and runners return to their hotel

St. Baldrick's Foundation | Shaving the Way to Conquer Kids' Cancer Founded by members of the insurance industry, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most-promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer – one in five does not survive. Since 2006 St. Baldrick’s has committed more than $101 million in research grants and the Foundation now funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.


PFMM Courses at Convention

The NAMIC Professional Farm Mutual Manager designation provide 36 comprehensive hours of education and information on vital issues that will benefit both the new and experienced farm mutual managers in the areas of strategic business management, financial management, and underwriting and claims. Completion of all three modules and one additional NAMIC in-person event, excluding the Annual Convention, makes a qualified farm mutual manager eligible for the PFMM designation.

This year the Financial Management module of the Professional Farm Mutual Manager (PFMM) curriculum will be featured. These sessions are designed for those working towards their PFMM designation.

To register or review more information on this module please visit the PFMM Courses at Convention page.


Tour Information

Hello! Washington D.C., NAMIC's official destination management company, is offering multiple optional tours to convention attendees. They will be handling all arrangements, including advance ticket orders, questions about the tours, and on-site distribution of preordered tickets at their tour desk, which will be located close to the NAMIC Registration desk in the Convention Center of the Gaylord National, starting on Saturday, 9/20.Tickets will be available for pick-up at their tour desk onsite, which will be located close to the NAMIC Registration desk, starting on Saturday, 9/20.

Tours being offerered include:

Saturday, 9/20

  • D.C. Highlights Tour
    You will be introduced to our nation’s capital and see the best of Washington! Guests will pass the White House, the Washington Monument, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution Museum’s that adorn the National Mall, as well as other landmarks including Union Station, the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, and the U.S. Treasury. The guided tour will also lead guests to experience the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Reflecting Pool, and the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial.
  • Monuments by Moonlight Tour
    On this evening tour, you will be introduced to our nation’s capital and see the best of Washington as it is illuminated at night! Guests will walk past the White House, view the Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian Institution Museums that adorn the National Mall. Guests will also be able to walk onto the National Mall and experience the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial. After the tour is complete you will get to enjoy truffles and champagne as you return to the hotel.

Sunday, 9/21

  • Smithsonian Museums Excursion Tour
    This is an opportunity to explore some of the most revered and popular Smithsonian Museums that adorn the National Mall. Guests will start out at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum which, in only three decades, has become the most visited museum in the world and houses the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. They will then have the opportunity to stroll across the National Mall, taking in views of the U.S. Capitol Building and the Washington Monument, to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
  • Honoring America's Heroes
    This tour will honor service and sacrifice of men and women across the nation who have given their lives for our freedom. Guests will begin their tour at the Air Force Memorial overlooking the pentagon and adjacent to Arlington Cemetery. From there, guests will visit the Marine Corps War Memorial - more commonly known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, a striking sculpture based on the iconic photo Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, and dedicated to all personnel of the US Marine Corp who have died in the defense of our country since 1775. Guests will finish their afternoon at Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place of America’s greatest heroes. Arlington Cemetery is an embodiment of the sacrifices that were made to uphold our country's ideals and freedom. At the Tomb of the Unknowns, guarded by a solitary soldier pacing out his guard of honor, guests will view the very touching and very moving “changing of the guard” ceremony.
  • D.C. Highlights Tour
    You will be introduced to our nation’s capital and see the best of Washington! Guests will pass the White House, the Washington Monument, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution Museum’s that adorn the National Mall, as well as other landmarks including Union Station, the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, and the U.S. Treasury. The guided tour will also lead guests to experience the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Reflecting Pool, and the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial.

Tuesday, 9/23

  • Celebrity and Shopping Excursion to Georgetown
    From unique boutiques to amazing restaurants and more, Georgetown has so much to offer. You will see the Kennedy’s home, Elizabeth Taylor’s home during her seventh marriage, the homes of political stars such as Bob Woodward and Madeleine Albright. Your guide will point out the shooting locations from movies such as “True Lies” with Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Dave” and “St. Elmo’s Fire.” You will even visit the restaurant where Denzel Washington and Patrick Ewing have been spotted several times. Along the way, you’ll hear the secrets of the lives of Washington’s elite. This tour will allow you to experience Georgetown like never before. Following the tour, guests will have time for lunch on their own and shopping in this historic district.
  • Monuments by Moonlight Tour
    On this evening tour, you will be introduced to our nation’s capital and see the best of Washington as it is illuminated at night! Guests will walk past the White House, view the Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian Institution Museums that adorn the National Mall. Guests will also be able to walk onto the National Mall and experience the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial. After the tour is complete you will get to enjoy truffles and champagne as you return to the hotel.

Thursday, 9/25

  • Annapolis Tour
    Professional tour guides will conduct a walking tour of the narrow, tree lined streets of this Colonial area, past Annapolis' exquisitely designed buildings, many of which pre-date 1800, and are along the charming waterfront. Guests will visit the Maryland State House, the oldest Capitol building still in use in America today, followed by a stop at St. John's College, one of the oldest colleges in the United States. From here, it's on to tour the United States Naval Academy, one of the most beautiful campuses along the eastern seaboard, built on the site of Fort Severn in 1845. There will be plenty of time for browsing through the shops and galleries along Annapolis's picturesque streets, as well as a stroll down Main Street to the waterfront, a spectacular site with its yachts and colorful sailboats.

For more details on tour descriptions, times, and cost, and to purchase tickets, go to https://www.hello-usa.com/dc/namic14/index.asp

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