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NAMIC Annual Convention - Where The Industry Comes Together, A NAMIC Event | September 27-30, 2015 | San Diego, Calif.

Full Conference Agenda


Looking for an overview of all activities at the Convention? This is the place for you.

The sessions and activities on this agenda are open to NAMIC members, convention attendees, and invited guests. Convention credentials are required to be worn at all times. Members of the press should contact NAMIC Public Affairs for a schedule of sessions and other activities that are open to media coverage.

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“The Convention was a great success with the usual strong educational program. This is a 'can't miss' event for my area of responsibility.”

- Patrick Clark
Vice President
Hartford Steam Boiler

Saturday, September 26

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

NAMIC 2015 Annual Convention Golf Outing Benefitting the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation
Join your peers at the 2015 NAMIC Annual Golf Outing benefiting the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, an affiliate of the The Institutes, for a golf scramble at Maderas Golf Club. Step onto the first tee and enjoy the course’s three lakes, waterfalls, and more than 40 acres of native plants and habitat. Maderas Golf Club has been the top-rated golf course in San Diego by Zagat for seven consecutive years for a reason.

It is a great way to kick off the convention week! If you would like to participate, make sure to select this activity on your convention registration. For more information, contact Julie Bacher at jbacher@namic.org.

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

NAMIC Registration Desk Open
The NAMIC Registration Desk is the central location for to ask questions about convention, pick up pre-registered attendee packets, register on site for convention, and purchase optional event tickets. The desk will be located in the Seaport Foyer on the second level of the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

1:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Optional Activity: Uncover the City with Sol
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5 – 6 p.m.

Prayer Service Choir Practice
If you are interested in joining the NAMIC choir, please contact Larry Baile lbaile@namic.org or indicate your interest on the convention registration form.

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Experience the Italian Lifestyle (Little Italy Tour & Wine Tasting)
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Sunday, September 27

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

NAMIC Registration Desk Open

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Prayer Service and Breakfast*
We invite you to join us for this optional, non-denominational prayer breakfast that features a guest speaker and the NAMIC choir. If you would like to attend, make sure to select this activity on your convention registration form.

9:30 – 11 a.m.

Farm Mutual Conference Board Meeting

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

NAMICO Board Meeting

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Explore the Vineyards
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10:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Optional Activity: Jewel by the Shore
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11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Property Casualty Conference Board Meeting

12 - 4:30 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Game Day and Tailgate*
The San Diego Padres will face off against their neighbors, the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 27th, and NAMIC PAC wants to put you in the middle of the action. Sit atop the famous Western Metal Supply Co. building to tailgate and watch the game while enjoying complimentary beverages and ballpark fare. The building is a hundred-year old brick historic structure, and provides a popular and fantastic view of third base. Whether you enjoy baseball, historic buildings, or hot dogs this outing will make for a delightful Sunday afternoon. $150/person suggested contribution. For more information, contact Laura-Grace Ashton atlgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

12 - 6 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-In: Marketplace for Mutuals

12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

NAMIC PAC San Diego Harbor Boat Cruise and Tour*
NAMIC PAC is hosting a whale watching day cruise—a great experience for the whole family! The private charted yacht sails through the open sea providing an opportunity to see blue whales, dolphins, harbor seals, sea lions, and beautiful San Diego landmarks. Even during “low season” you’re sure to see some incredible marine life. This three hour tour includes an expert tour guide, indoor/outdoor seating, lunch, and an open bar. $150/person suggested contribution. For more information, contact Laura-Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

1 – 5 p.m.

Optional Activity: Explore San Diego by Trolley
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1:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Optional Activity: Aolani Catamaran Sailing
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4 – 5 p.m.

First-Time Attendee Reception
First-time attendees are invited to join us for a casual gathering to meet with fellow conventioneers and NAMIC staff. It is a great chance to begin building a network within the NAMIC membership and ask NAMIC staff questions about convention or other association business.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Chairman's Reception
Begin the convention on a high note with an event that is complete with food and entertainment. Network with peers and enjoy a warm welcome to San Diego.

Monday, September 28

7:30 – 9 a.m.

NAMIC Advisory Council Breakfast**

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

NAMIC Registration Desk Open

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Marketplace for Mutuals Grand Opening
A continental breakfast will be offered for attendees during this opportunity to visit with a wide variety of insurance industry products and services providers.

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Opening General Session

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Networking in the Marketplace for Mutuals
Visit NAMIC Central, located in the Marketplace for Mutuals, for quick updates and information on product offerings from NAMIC. This is also a great chance to connect with peers in a casual environment.

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Attendee Luncheon

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

PAC Trustees Luncheon Meeting

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Guest Networking Luncheon
All registered guests are invited to attend. Attendees are welcome to exchange their Attendee Luncheon tickets to participate in this event

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Merit Award Luncheon
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.

1 - 1:30 p.m.

Annual Conference Meeting of Members

Property Casualty Conference Annual Meeting of Members

The Property Casualty Conference is the segment of the NAMIC membership comprised of the larger, multiline companies. During this meeting, we will briefly review conference activities and elect new board members and officers.

Farm Mutual Conference Annual Meeting of Members
The Farm Mutual Conference is the segment of the NAMIC membership comprised of smaller companies and farm mutuals throughout the United States and Canada. During this meeting, we will briefly review conference activities and elect new board members and officers.

1:30 – 2 p.m.

Break

2 - 3 p.m.

Advocacy Sessions

  1. PCC Topic

  2. FMC Topic - Insurance Regulatory Environment

2 - 3 p.m.

Loss Control
This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention

3 - 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Marketing

  2. Attracting, Engaging and Retaining the Workforce of Tomorrow

  3. Wild Weather Trends: Climate Change and Extreme Events in the Past, Present, and Future

  4. Hot Topic in Insurance: What Drives People to Switch Carriers

  5. The New Demographics and What They Mean for Your Business, Today and Tomorrow

  6. More Bang for Your Buck: Maximizing Cyber Security with a Minimal Budget

  7. Loss Control (continued)
    This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception and Grand Prize Drawing
Join vendors that specialize in the property/casualty insurance industry for a lively reception and a grand prize drawing in the Marketplace for Mutuals

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Thank You Reception**

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

NAMIC Leadership Reception**

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

NAMIC Leadership Dinner**

Tuesday, September 29

6:30 – 7:30 a.m.

Fun Run & Walk to Benefit St. Baldrick's Foundation
This is a great way to get a little fresh air and exercise at convention while also 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 that helps fund children’s cancer research. If you would like to participate, make sure to select this activity on your convention registration form. The event begins at 7 a.m.

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

NAMIC Registration Desk Open

8 - 9 a.m.

Executive Hour in the Marketplace for Mutuals**
This is an invitation-only hour for insurance company executives to conduct business with the exhibitors at the convention. A light breakfast will be served and special activities have been planned.

8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

State Affairs Committee Meeting

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Networking in the Marketplace for Mutuals
These extended hours will allow attendees more time to network with vendors and service partners.

9 - 10 a.m.

General Session

10 - 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Optional Activity: Jewels by the Shore
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10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Data Warehousing – What, How and Why

  2. Advertising Segmentation Panel Discussion

  3. An Anti-fraud Practices Model: Integration of Pre- and Post-loss Response, Interaction, and Flow

  4. Managing a Virtual Workforce

  5. Changes in the Agent Distribution

  6. Reinsurance

  7. Claims
    This session concludes at 12:30 p.m.
    This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention.

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Attendee Luncheon

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

State Affairs Committee/Federal Affairs Committee Joint Luncheon

12 - 1 p.m.

Past Chairmen's Luncheon**

1 - 2 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Data Analytics

  2. How to Develop a Successful Internship Program

  3. Big-picture Loss Control Issues

  4. Tech Statistics That Drive Consumer Behaviors

  5. Small-company Conflict of Interest

  6. Performance Metrics

  7. Legal and Ethical Issues
    This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention

1 - 4 p.m.

Federal Affairs Committee Meeting

2 - 3 p.m.

Ice Cream Social and St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving
The NAMIC Marketplace for Mutuals’ final hours will feature ice cream treats, fellowship, and exciting activities. Activities will include the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s signature head shaving to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving childhood cancer research.

3 - 4 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Executive Pay Practices Survey Results

  2. Telematics

  3. Loss Development Study Lessons

  4. Technology
    This session concludes at 5:00 p.m.
    This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Silent Auction Closing
Stop by Advocacy Central near the General Sessions to try your luck in NAMIC PAC’s Cash Cube or to bid on the silent auction’s exciting trip experiences and one-of-a-kind items. Stick around to make sure yours is the winning bid and to participate in the auction’s closing reception. For more information contact Laura-Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

6 - 9:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Get Your Glow On (LED Night Paddle Boarding)
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Wednesday, September 30

7:15 - 8:30 a.m.

Property Casualty Conference Senior Executive Breakfast**
Senior executives and future leaders from NAMIC Property Casualty Conference member companies are invited to join roundtable discussions on issues impacting their businesses. Attendees will have the opportunity to suggest topics and lead small-group discussions based on company size.

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Professional Farm Mutual Manager (PFMM) Roundtable Breakfast**
Certified Professional Farm Mutual Managers are invited to participate in roundtable discussion on current issues. The NAMIC PFMM designation formally recognizes the educational accomplishments and dedication to professionalism of the progressive farm mutual manager. To become certified, individuals must fulfill several requirements and complete a series of courses. For more information, visit the PFMF webpage.

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Farm Mutual Director Certification (FMDC) Roundtable Breakfast**
Certified farm mutual directors are invited to participate in roundtable discussions on current issues. Newly certified FMDC designees are also invited to this breakfast. The FMDC program formally recognizes the educational accomplishments and dedication to professionalism of progressive farm mutual directors. To become certified, individuals must fulfill several requirements and complete a series of courses. For more information, visit the Directors' Education web page.

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

NAMIC Registration Desk Open

8 - 10 a.m.

Guest Coffee Connection and Volunteer Activity

9:30 - 10:20 a.m.

Annual Meeting of Members
Participate in the association’s governance and member community during NAMIC’s Annual Meeting of Members. The election of the 2015-2016 board of directors will take place during this meeting.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Closing General Session

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Ninth Annual VIP Luncheon*
Please join NAMIC PAC for its ninth annual luncheon that will feature a photo opportunity with Wednesday’s General Session speaker Political Analyst Stu Rothenberg. Enjoy getting the “inside scoop” on Washington, and what’s to come in the upcoming Presidential elections. For more information, contact Laura-Grace Ashton lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

12:30 - 4 p.m.

Optional Activity: Coronado Mini Trek
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12:30 - 5 p.m.

Underwriting Property and Liability
This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention

1 - 4 p.m.

NAMIC Board Meeting

1 - 4:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Downtown Craft Brew Quest
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6 - 7 p.m.

Sparkling in San Diego*
Prior the closing celebration, join NAMIC PAC for a special Diamonds and Champagne reception. All who attend will receive a glass of champagne- each will hold a pair of sapphire or diamond earrings- but only one will hold the winning item! Will you be the lucky one to win this gorgeous jewelry valued at over $4,000? Join us to find out! Enjoy the opportunity along with complimentary cocktails and light fare prior to the dinner. For more information contact Laura-Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

6 - 7 p.m.

Closing Celebration Reception – Cash Bar Available

7 - 10 p.m.

Closing Celebration and Entertainment

10 p.m.

120th Annual Convention Concludes


*Optional Ticketed Event

**By Invitation Only

Thursday, October 1

10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: From Grapes to Hops - Orfila Winery and Stone Brewing Company
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Session Proposals


Interested in speaking at this conference? Submit your session proposal to Larry Baile.

Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 2:59:43 PM. Modified: Monday, July 06, 2015 12:02:50 PM.

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