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NAMIC Agricultural Risk Inspection School, July 15-17, 2014, Indianapolis, Ind.

Event Contact

Amanda Byrd

Amanda Byrd
Meeting Planner
317.876.4282

General Information


The Agricultural Risk Inspection School is a popular and intensive two-and-a-half day program for loss control specialists, underwriters, managers and supervisors. Both fundamental and advanced topics are offered to meet the varying educational needs of those working in loss control today. The highlight of the school is the farm inspection and tour where attendees go through a hands-on inspection of an area farm.

Farm Inspection & Tour


The Farm Inspection & Tour is always a popular feature of the school and this year is sure to bring enhanced learning opportunities for attendees. Please check back for more information about this year’s farm.

“The farm tour was really beneficial because we could see many of the things we learned in sessions.”

–Jessica Wright, Auto-Owners Insurance

This event is intended for:


Loss Control Specialists
Underwriters

Managers/Supervisors
Company Managers

Committee Members


Chairman
Dean Kerfeld, CHI
Manager Loss Control
RAM Mutual Insurance Company

Vice Chairman
Cory Weller, ALCM, CPCU
Farm Ranch Underwriting Team Manager
State Farm Insurance

Immediate Past Chairman
Eric Vanasdale, ARM, CPCU, ARe
Senior Loss Control Representative
COUNTRY Financial

Ron Behrens, ALCM
Director of Risk Management Services
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company

Chris Buechle, AFIS
Loss Control Senior Specialist
American Family Mutual Insurance Company

Becky Deters, PFMM
Office Manager/Secretary/Treasurer
Home Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company

Jerimy Durcholz, AIC, AIS
Regional Underwriting Specialist
Shelter Mutual Insurance Company

Dirk Smith
Vice President, Engineering Manager
Mutual Boiler Re

Larry Gallagher, ALCM
Corporate Loss Control Director
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company

Ward Henderson, CRM, WETT
National Loss Control Manager, Special Lines
Co-operators General Insurance Company

Cindy Thompson
Risk Manager
Humboldt Mutual Insurance Association

Staff Liaison
Amanda Byrd
Meeting Planner
NAMIC

School Registration Fees


Registrations recieved on or before Friday, June 13, 2014 are applicable to receive the early bird discount.

 

On or before
June 13

On or after
June 14

PFMM

$516

$516

Member

$545

$645

Non Member

$745

$845

Optional Activity: Brews & Bowling

$55

$55

*To qualify for the PFMM Designates registration rate, you must have earned the Professional Farm Mutual Manager (PFMM) designation and be current in the program. This discount only applies to individuals with the PFMM designation and is not transferable to others within your company.

First Time Attendees


We want to know if this is your first time to participate in the NAMIC Agricultural Risk Inspection School. We would like to get to know you and provide you with some insights to maximize your experience. Don’t be shy, please indicate on your registration form if you are a first-time attendee. We are excited to meet you!

Accommodations


In accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we invite all registrants to advise us of any disability and any requests for accommodation to that disability. Please submit your request as far as possible in advance of the program.

Optional Activity: Brews & Bowling


Enjoy an evening in downtown Indianapolis. The first stop of the evening will be at Tomlinson Tap Room, located inside the historic City Market building. Here you will enjoy tastings of up to four Indiana craft beers. Then travel to the Fountain Square neighborhood for duckpin bowling in the historic Fountain Square Theatre Building. Originally opened in 1928 as Fountain Square Recreation, this building has been restored with authentic 1930's vintage bowling equipment with eight lanes of duckpin bowling, a 1918 pool table and an extensive collection of bowling memorabilia dating to the early 1900's. A casual dinner and one drink ticket will be provided as well as all bowling rental equipment.

Registration Cancellations


All registration cancellations and transfers MUST be made in writing. Cancellations received on or before June 16, 2014 are 100 percent refundable. After June 16, 2014, a $25 processing fee will be deducted. Refunds will be issued within 15 business days after receipt of the cancellation notice. No refunds are available after July 1, 2014, so please plan accordingly. Please note: Optional Dinners/Activities follow the NAMIC Cancellation Policy. You may substitute a participant at no additional charge. Please forward all requests to registrar@namic.org or fax (317) 876-6213. Cancelling a seminar registration with NAMIC does not cancel a hotel reservation.

Registration Confirmation


You will receive a detailed e-mail confirmation upon successful completion of the registration process for this event; please make sure to enter a valid e-mail address on the registration form. If you have any questions regarding your registration, please e-mail registrar@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642.

Questions?


If you have any questions regarding your registration, e-mail registrar@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642. If you have any questions regarding the seminar, e-mail abyrd@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1082.

What to Wear


The suggested attire for this meeting is business casual for the classroom and networking sessions. Please be aware it is often chilly in meeting rooms, even in the summer, as it is difficult to regulate temperatures in large ballrooms. We recommend you wear layers in the classroom for optimal comfort. For the farm inspection and tour, please wear something cool and comfortable, along with closed toe shoes, as we will be at the farm for several hours. Plastic shoe coverings will be available should you want them.

Agenda


“The knowledge I bring back with me from both the speakers and my peers has been a key contribution to our good loss ratio and continued farm growth. The networking with other underwriters is very beneficial to offering solutions versus just the problems to my agents. Shared knowledge benefits the entire industry.”

–Nellie Detwiler, Pioneer State Mutual

Subject to change without notice.

Tuesday, July 15

7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Registration

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Dean Kerfeld, CHI
Manager Loss Control
RAM Mutual Insurance Company
Sauk Centre, Minn.

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Address: Partnership in Loss Control
Debra Ballen, general counsel, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, will discuss how IBHS’ ground-breaking research and innovative communications help insurers reduce residential and commercial property losses and understand structural vulnerability. Powerful video footage from the IBHS Research Center will highlight the progress that has been made and the challenges that lie ahead. The session will include an interactive dialogue regarding IBHS’ relevance to the insurance community, its policyholders, and the public.

Debra Ballen
General Counsel and Senior Vice President
Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)
Tampa, Fla.

10:15 - 10:35 a.m.

Break

10:35 – 11:35 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Structural Integrity Issues
    This session will discuss the importance of a loss control program and bring attention to the importance of implementing pre-engineered buildings into a company’s underwriting guidelines on new construction and to enhance structural integrity of existing business. Other items to be discussed include: the ASCE 7-05 statute, balanced and unbalanced snow loads, and communication with policyholders, agents, contractors, and underwriters.

    Dean Kerfeld, CHI
    Manager Loss Control
    RAM Mutual Insurance Company
    Sauk Centre, Minn.

  2. Drone Technology

11:35 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Lunch

12:35 – 1:50 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Understanding LP Gas and Its Potential Hazards
    The basic hazards and exposures of LP gas will be discussed in this session. A review of some of the typical safety controls that should be implemented to reduce the probability of loss will be reviewed. During this presentation a short clip will be shown where attendees will have the rare opportunity to view an LP Gas demonstration where liquid LP gas will be used to display the physical properties of LP Gas – a very unique and effective way to learn about the associated risks.

    Larry Gallagher, ALCM
    Corporate Loss Control Director
    Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company
    Grinnell, Iowa

  2. Underwriting & Loss Control Concerns with Livestock Confinement Buildings
    Livestock confinement buildings, whether they house swine, poultry or dairy cattle, are growing larger each day as the industry continues to consolidate. In this session attendees will learn why livestock confinement buildings pose a greater risk compared to traditional storage buildings, why you should take a closer look at what is inside, and ways to mitigate the exposure through better building construction.

    Eric Vanasdale, ARM, CPCU, ARe
    Senior Loss Control Representative
    COUNTRY Financial
    Bloomington, Ill.

1:50 – 2:10 p.m.

Break

2:10 – 3:25 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Solid Fuel
    This session will review National Fire Protection Association standards as they apply to common solid fuel burning appliances as well as review common areas of installations that are problematic and difficult to gain compliance with installation standards. After this session attendees will be able to: identify a certified/listed product and what the label means, understand basic installation requirements and how to assess, and identify deficiencies and how to provide some direction on correction or making it safe.

    Ward Henderson, CRM, WETT
    National Loss Control Manager – Special Lines
    Co-operators General Insurance Company
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  2. Steel Grain Bins
    While some agriculture related emergencies are decreasing grain bin engulfments on the farm are increasing. The increased size and age of bins and the increased unloading capacities are factors in these engulfments. This session will demonstrate some of the ways grain bin emergencies can be prevented to create safer conditions on farms. When an emergency does happen, various response methods will also be shared.

    David Newcomb
    Instructor
    Grain Handling Safety Coalition
    Philo, Ill.

3:25 – 3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Basic Electrical
    In this session attendees will be exposed to basic issues related to the use of electricity on a farm, ranch or agricultural setting. Attendees will learn how it works, what can go wrong, and things to look for when in the field, especially those hazards that might result in an ensuing fire. The session is designed to give a general overview of the system components, and the problems that can result from poor installation or lack of maintenance. While it is designed to be general in nature, attendees will be exposed to a wide range of information including visual images of problems identified and how to deal with those problems.

    Ron Behrens, ALCM, ARe, CEA
    Director of Risk Management Services
    Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company
    Lisle, Ill.

  2. Illegal Activities Impact on Loss Control

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception
Enjoy this great networking opportunity! Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.


Wednesday, July 16

7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Registration

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Loss Control Tools
    As with the rapidly changing technology of the world around us, keeping informed of the different types of modern inspection tools and computer software that are available now to the loss control consultant can be difficult. Whether it’s discovering new methods to detect electrical problems in panels, finding out what kinds of particular software people are using with their tablet devices, or just learning how to take advantage of your smart phone, there’s a little something for everyone conducting inspections today in this session. Attendees will take an in-depth look at both the basic and advanced types of loss control inspection tools and software that are being utilized in the field today to evaluate farm risks. This is designed to be an interactive session with encouragement for the audience to share experience and recommendations.

    Dirk Smith
    Vice President – Engineering Manager
    Mutual Boiler Re
    Malvern, Pa.

  2. Sporting and Recreational Liabilities, Defenses, and Risk Management
    This session will be suitable for entry-level and experienced claims personnel and underwriters and will cover certain sporting and recreational risks such as hunting, hiking, and horseback riding, whether or not these activities are undertaken on or off of the insured’s property for commercial or non-commercial purposes. Also this session will examine legal defenses frequently available to insureds such as waivers/releases and statutes such as recreational land use acts and equine activity liability acts.

    Julie I. Fershtman
    Attorney
    Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
    Farmington Hills, Mich.

9:30 - 9:50 a.m.

Break

9:50 - 10:50 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Spotting Red Flags Can $ave Money
    This session will provide attendees a pictorial journey through farms and ranches, both big and small. The goal of this session is to help focus on the little things that might reveal larger than normal risk. Whether you are in agency, underwriting, loss control or claims you are sure to pick up a tip or two that can save you and/or your insured losses. The photos will educate and entertain and questions are encouraged throughout.

    Chris Buechle, AFIS
    Commercial Farm/Ranch Senior Loss Control Specialist
    American Family Mutual Insurance
    Lincoln, Neb.

    Cindy Thompson
    Risk Manager
    Humboldt Mutual Insurance Association
    Humboldt, Iowa

  2. Agritourism
    This interactive session will highlight common types of hazards and injury incidents that occur on agritourism farms. The session will explore how to perform inspections of these operations to determine which hazards and safety concerns are present and introduce tools to assist with these inspections. In addition, the session will highlight information and resources that can be shared with farm owners, who can use these items to enhance the safety of their operations.

    Marsha Salzwedel, M.S.
    Agritourism Safety Specialist
    National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
    Marshfield, Wis.

10:50 - 11:10 a.m.

Break

11:10 - 11:40 a.m.

General Session: Farm Learning Lab Preview
Attendees will receive the necessary documents needed in order to complete off-site activity as well as a quick preview of the types of structures located on the property. This session is required for anyone participating in the Farm Learning Lab.

Chris Buechle, AFIS
Commercial Farm/Ranch Senior Loss Control Specialist
American Family Mutual Insurance
Lincoln, Neb.

11:40 a.m.

Break/Pick-up Boxed Lunches

12:10 a.m.

Buses Depart

12:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Farm Learning Lab
The highlight of the Agricultural Risk Inspection School is the opportunity for attendees to apply the knowledge learned during the educational sessions at a local farm by conducting a mock inspection in a group setting. Attendees will be transported by charter bus from the seminar hotel to a nearby, locally owned farm. This hands-on learning environment provides a unique seminar experience for all.

Please Note: Shoe coverings will be provided by NAMIC. Bottled water and light snacks will also be provided.

4:00 p.m.

Return to the Hotel

5:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Brews & Bowling
Enjoy an evening in downtown Indianapolis. The first stop of the evening will be at Tomlinson Tap Room, located inside the historic City Market building. Here you will enjoy tastings of up to four Indiana craft beers. Then travel to the Fountain Square neighborhood for duckpin bowling in the historic Fountain Square Theatre Building. Originally opened in 1928 as Fountain Square Recreation, this building has been restored with authentic 1930's vintage bowling equipment with eight lanes of duckpin bowling, a 1918 pool table and an extensive collection of bowling memorabilia dating to the early 1900's. A casual dinner and one drink ticket will be provided as well as all bowling rental equipment.


Thursday, July 17

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Insulations and Wall Covering Materials in Agricultural Buildings
    This session will discuss several of the typical insulations found within agricultural buildings today. The hazards of each and the potential safety controls that should be implemented to reduce the severity of losses related to fire and loss of human and livestock life. The focus will be primarily on plastic insulations but other insulations will be discussed as well. Videos of actual burn cells where a variety of building materials were tested will be shown.

    Larry Gallagher, ALCM
    Corporate Loss Control Director
    Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company
    Grinnell, Iowa

  2. Fire Loss Case History

    Zach Spykerman
    Senior Investigator
    Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company
    Grinnell, Iowa

9:00 – 9:20 a.m.

Break

9:20 – 10:05 a.m.

General Session: Farm Learning Lab Wrap-up
This interactive session will provide a review of the previous day’s mock inspection with discussion and photos of the areas of concern found on the farm. Attendees will have the opportunity to utilize audience response polling technology.

Cory Weller, ALCM, CPCU
Farm Ranch Underwriting Team Manager
State Farm Insurance
Lincoln, Neb.

10:05 - 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing Session: Electrical Safety and Demonstration
This session will educate attendees about electrical safety at home, work, and on the road. Some of the topics that will be covered are ground fault outlets, drop cord safety, lock out tag out, NFPA 70E, car accidents and downed wires, approach distances to overhead power lines and many more. The presenter will use a large-scale demonstration unit to entertain and educate.

Kyle Finley
Owner
Live Line Demo
Bismarck, Ill.

12:00 p.m.

Meeting Adjourns

Session Proposals


Interested in speaking at this seminar? Submit your session proposal to Amanda Byrd.

Where to Stay


Sheraton Indianapolis Keystone Crossing

Sheraton Indianapolis Keystone Crossing
8787 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, Ind. 46240
Ph: (317) 846-2700

Hotel Overview


Sheraton Indianapolis Keystone Crossing is located on the north side of Indianapolis in the city's affluent area, Keystone at the Crossing, and is approximately 30 minutes both downtown Indianapolis and various attractions including Monument Circle, Lucas Oil Stadium plus the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). This property is connected to the Fashion Mall at Keystone by a skywalk making shopping and dining convenient and easy.

Event Hotel Rate And Cut Off Date


Rate: Each room is $114 plus taxes per night for single/double occupancy.

Agricultural Risk Inspection School attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the Sheraton Indianapolis Keystone Crossing. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until June 20, 2014 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. While NAMIC works hard to secure a sufficient number of rooms, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available. Please plan ahead and secure your reservation as soon as possible to receive the group rate.

Hotel Reservations


To make your reservation, contact Sheraton central reservations at (888) 627-7814. Please refer to the NAMIC Ag Risk rate when making your reservation or reference group code 30628.

Please contact Julie Motyka if you encounter any problems with making hotel reservations.



Travel Information


Getting to the Sheraton Indianapolis Keystone Crossing

The Sheraton Indianapolis Keystone Crossing is located on the north side of Indianapolis, just inside the I-465 loop. If you are traveling by car, please use your preferred mapping website for the most accurate and up-to-date driving directions.

Airport Information

The Indianapolis International Airport is located approximately 30 miles from the Sheraton Indianapolis Keystone Crossing. The newly expanded airport offers many nonstop flights to destinations around the country through eight major airlines. Airline and concourse information can be found here.

Transportation Services

Taxi service is available on the lower level outside of baggage claim at Indianapolis International Airport. Estimated taxi service is $65 one way.

Several rental car agencies are available at Indianapolis International Airport. To find a listing of agencies click here.

Convenient Parking

Surface lot parking is complimentary at the Sheraton Indianapolis Keystone Crossing and valet services are available for a fee.









Area Attractions


While visiting the Circle City you will want to be sure to visit many of the area’s local attractions. There’s something for everyone in Indianapolis, whether you want to take in a show, visit the cultural districts, shop until you drop, or just explore the city. Check out www.visitindy.org for information on all of the things going on in Indianapolis. Also, click here to view a map that shows restaurants located near the Sheraton Indianapolis Keystone Crossing.

  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
    Founded by collector Harrison Eiteljorg, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art contains one of the world's finest Native American and Western Art collections, and is one of only two such museums east of the Mississippi. Artwork includes traditional and contemporary pieces by such artists as T.C. Cannon, N.C. Wyeth, Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keeffe, Allan Houser, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, and Kay WalkingStick. When the weather is obliging, the museum's Sky City Cafe offers visitors an opportunity to dine al fresco, overlooking White River State Park's scenic Central Canal.
  • Indianapolis Zoo and White River State Park
    The Indianapolis Zoo includes more than 350 different animal species on its nearly 70 acres. The zoo's oceans exhibit features the world's largest shark touch tank, while the Dolphin Adventure offers the world's first totally submerged dolphin viewing experience (and, if you pre-register, an opportunity to climb into the tank). The Indianapolis Zoo complex also includes a 3.3-acre garden, which features hundreds of plant varieties, which, when you think about it, is just a zoo with more chlorophyll. In addition to exhibiting and breeding animals, the Indianapolis Zoo contributes to zoology by awarding an annual cash award of $100,000 to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to conservation efforts. Known as the Indianapolis Prize, it is the world's leading award for animal conservation.
  • NCAA Hall of Champions
    Get your hands on 23 sports and experience the heart and dedication it takes to be an NCAA student athlete at the NCAA Hall of Champions and Conference Center. There are more than 1,000 member schools in the NCAA's membership. The hall offers several interesting things to see and do, such as a downhill-skiing simulator, video games in which visitors throw real balls at moving targets, and a theater video that provides interesting thoughts and experiences surrounding student-athlete academic and athletic life. You can learn about all the NCAA championship sports through kiosks that share sport-specific trivia, past champions, and much more. The popular 1930s-style gymnasium is a popular attraction that allows visitors to shoot free throws and read about interesting occurrences in sports history. This college sports attraction offers something for everyone.

Cultural Districts:

  • Indiana Avenue District
    From early black settlements of the 1820s to stops in Indianapolis along the Underground Railroad, African Americans have played an essential role in the growth of the city. The Indiana Avenue District was the commercial and social hub of black Indianapolis, where some of the hottest jazz spots in the Midwest drew the likes of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald. They were astounded by the talent they found here. Today, that music heritage is alive at a variety of clubs. The district offers art galleries, artist studios, historic attractions, unique restaurants, museums, parks, and public art.
  • Mass Ave Arts District
    Known affectionately as Mass Ave, this five-block area is ripe with theaters, restaurants, art galleries and, most attractively for shoppers, a number of eclectic, independent boutiques. You'll encounter unique finds on each block, from Stout's Shoes (the nation's oldest shoe store, established in 1886) to Silver In The City/At Home In The City offering silver jewelry and unique gift items to The Best Chocolate In Town, which is fairly self-descriptive.
  • Wholesale District
    Bright lights and marquees highlight the best performances in town. Doormen in tuxedos greet guests. Circle Centre mall delights the most meticulous shoppers. Bustling sidewalks overflow with excited visitors taking in the scenery. Monument Circle welcomes all. You're in the Wholesale District in Downtown Indianapolis. For a night (or day) out on the town, you've come to the right place! Amidst Downtown's historic buildings and newest skyscrapers in the heart of the business district, you'll find the biggest names and the brightest attractions the city has to offer. Whether it's world-class shopping, professional sports, or concerts and theatre, it's here among the finest hotels and signature dining. In the Wholesale District, entertainment is front and center.

Local Tours:

  • Indiana Landmarks
    Let Indiana Landmarks help you discover Indianapolis through guided walking and motorcoach sightseeing tours that highlight the city's landmarks, history, and recent developments. Indiana Landmarks provides tour planning services and trained, enthusiastic step-on guides for motorcoach operators, groups, and conventions. Indiana Landmarks will customize the itinerary, book your motorcoach transportation, provide guide service, and arrange admissions to sites, dining, and shopping so you can relax and enjoy the tour!
  • Lucas Oil Stadium
    Get a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at the facility. Tours last approximately one (1) hour and include visits to the playing field, an NFL locker room, Lucas Oil Plaza, Press Box, and a suite, as well as numerous other areas not accessible to the general public. The best way to truly appreciate this exceptional facility is to see it for yourself! Each tour will be led by a knowledgeable Lucas Oil Stadium Tour Guide. They will be with you every step of the way to showcase all the features and amenities Lucas Oil Stadium has to offer and to answer any questions.
  • Sun King Brewing Company
    Sun King Brewing Company is an Indianapolis-based, brewer-owned craft brewery with a focus on continually creating traditional, seasonal, and unique specialty beers. Located in a downtown Indianapolis warehouse, Sun King is the first full-scale production brewery in Indianapolis since 1948 and the only beer-canning operation in Indiana.

Sponsorship Opportunities


Interested in reaching influential loss control professionals? Consider partnering with NAMIC through our educational events. Your partnership helps keep registration fees to a minimum for member companies and make our industry stronger. Several options are available for your consideration and we are happy to create something unique to meet your needs.

For more information on sponsoring at the Agricultural Risk Inspection School, contact Aaron Lifford at (800) 336-2642 ext. 1055.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


“I was raised in an agricultural environment and thought I knew a little something about agricultural risks but attending this inspection school reminded me that there is still much to learn and that there are many, many aspects of insuring farms.”

–Tony Koehler, Camp Point Mutual Insurance Company

What is the suggested attire for meetings and the farm inspection & tour?
Business casual is suggested for all meetings and networking events. For the farm inspection and tour, you are encouraged to wear cool and comfortable clothes that you would not mind getting dirty along with closed toe shoes. Plastic shoe coverings will be provided.

What registration payment options are available?
The online registration system accepts credit card payments, check payments and multiple registrations under the same payment method.

When and how is registration confirmation sent?
Confirmation is sent via email so please enter a valid email address. If registering more than one person at a time you will need to forward the confirmation email to each delegate. You will receive your confirmation the quickest if you are paying online. Confirmation will be sent immediately after you submit your credit card information.

Does my registration include a hotel reservation?
No, you will need to contact the Sheraton Indianapolis Keystone Crossing to make a room reservation. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at Sheraton Indianapolis Keystone Crossing. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until June 20, 2014 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. While NAMIC studies past attendance trends and the needs of our members, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available. Please plan ahead and secure your reservation as soon as possible to receive the group rate. To make your reservation, contact Sheraton central reservations at (800) 325-3535 or the hotel directly at (317) 846-2700. Refer to the NAMIC rate when making your reservation.

What is the weather like this time of the year in Indianapolis?
In July, the average daytime high is 84 F with average evening lows of 65 F.


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