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NAMIC Commercial Lines Seminar, March 4 - 6, 2015, Chicago Marriott Magnificient Mile | Chicago, Ill.

Event Contact

Crista Hassett

Crista Hassett
Director - Meetings & Special Projects
317.876.4207

General Information


Share your insights, gather valuable information on current issues and learn more about industry trends at this annual two day event designed for mid-to senior-level underwriters, managers, and executives. With informative presentations from insurance industry experts and consultants, numerous networking opportunities, and easy access to commercial lines service providers, you don’t want to miss this leading industry event.

We specifically develop our educational programming with our members in mind. NAMIC is comprised of a diverse membership and there are a variety of events to meet your needs

“Overall, the Commercial Lines Seminar was an amazing educational and networking opportunity. I made several connections to industry peers that I would not have otherwise had the opportunity to meet, while at the same time, I was able to bring back additional knowledge that will prove to be valuable to my organization.”

-Terry Baker
Indiana Territory Sales Manager
Donegal Insurance Group

This event is intended for:


Mid-to senior Level Commercial Lines Underwriters
Commercial Lines Product Development Specialists

Commercial Lines Managers & Executives
Service Providers Specializing in Commercial Lines Products



Commerical Lines Committee Members


Chairman
Jon Jorgensen
Assistant Vice President
Auto-Owners Insurance

Vice Chairman
Holly Lifke
Vice President – Commercial Underwriting
Society Insurance, a mutual co

Terry Baker
Territory Sales Manager
Donegal Insurance Group

Christopher Ellis
Vice President & Chief Marketeing Officer
Berkley Re Direct

Mike Faron
NE Commercial Business Unit Leader
The Norfolk & Dedham Group

Daniel Gaynor
Vice President, Commercial Lines
Main Street America Insurance Company

Richard Gelbard
Business Development Executive/Commercial Lines Senior Underwriter
Norfolk Mutual Insurance Company

Jim Hunt
Staff Underwriting Specialist
CUNA Mutual Group

Andy Martin
Manager, Commercial Underwriting
COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company

Tim Riedl
Senior Vice President of Commercial Lines
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company

Rhonda Topliff
Underwriting Manager - Large Accounts
West Bend Mutual Insurance Company

Staff Liaison
Crista Hassett, CMP
Director - Meetings & Special Projects
NAMIC

Kristen L. Spriggs
Vice President – Member Development
NAMIC

Seminar Registration Fees


Registrations recieved on or before Saturday, January 3, 2015 are applicable to receive the early bird discount.

 

On or before
January 3

January 4
and later

Member

$650

$750

Non Member

$850

$950

Sponsor

$650

$750

Member - Multiple Attendee Discount*

$575

N/A

Combo Registration for Commercial Lines and Personal Lines Seminar**

$1225

$1425

Optional Workshop: March 4

$350

$350

*Available for member early registrations with 4+ attendees from the same company registering for the event. Attendee 1-3 must pay the regular member price of $650. Registrants 4+ will get the rate of $575.

**Non-transferrable at any time and non-refundable after February 4, 2015.

First Time Attendees


We want to know if this is your first time to participate in the NAMIC Commercial Lines Seminar. We would like to get to know you and provide you with some valuable networking opportunities. Don't be shy, please indicate on your registration form if you are a first-time attendee. We are excited to meet you!

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.

Registration Cancellations


All registration cancellations and transfers MUST be made in writing. Cancellations received on or before February 4, 2015 are 100 percent refundable. After February 4, 2015, 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 February 11, 2015, so please plan accordingly. You may substitute a participant at no additional charge. Please forward all requests to registrar@namic.org or fax (317) 876-6213. Please note: Optional Dinners/Activities follow the NAMIC Cancellation Policy. Cancelling a seminar registration with NAMIC does not cancel a hotel reservation.

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.

What to Wear


The suggested attire for this meeting is business casual.

Questions?


If you have any questions regarding your registration, e-mail registrar@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642, ext. 1061. If you have any questions regarding the seminar, e-mail chassett@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1007.

Seminar Agenda


“This was my first NAMIC conference experience. I thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed the quality of speakers and variety of presentations available. There were a few sessions that I simply couldn't work into my schedule (two of interest at one time), so I'm definitely looking forward to returning in the future.”

-Cindy Thompson
Commercial Lines Technical Coordinator
Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Company

Subject to change without notice

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Registration

9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Optional Workshop

1:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Sponsor Showcase
The Sponsorship Showcase is open throughout the seminar to provide convenient access to service providers and industry solutions experts.

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Welcome & Keynote Address
The always informative and thought-provoking Robert Hartwig, Ph.D., CPCU, president of the Insurance Information Institute, is back by popular demand to deliver the keynote address on the outlook for the property/casualty insurance industry. He will focus on trends, challenges, and opportunities in the commercial lines space. His presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the industry and give insight on what has happened during the past year as well as what might be in store for the year ahead.

Robert P. Hartwig, Ph.D., CPCU
President
Insurance Information Institute
New York, N.Y.

2:15 – 2:35 p.m.

Networking Break
Stay energized and refreshed while networking with fellow attendees at the seminar.

2:35 – 3:00 p.m.

General Session: A Lesson in Leadership
Gain critical leadership insight during this power-packed session focused on helping you grow professionally.

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Networking Break
Stay energized and refreshed while networking with fellow attendees at the seminar.

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Peer-to-Peer Learning | Roundtable Discussions
Join fellow commercial lines professionals in roundtable discussions focused on industry changes and emerging issues.

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Down Time
Attendees can use this time to freshen up in their room, check email, or unwind, prior to the start of the Networking Reception.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception
Make the most of your seminar experience and enjoy some delicious food and drinks and friendly conversation with fellow commercial lines professionals. A local musician will be featured as the fun sound track to your conversation.

6:30 p.m.

Seminar Adjourns for the Day

6:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Meet to Eat
Interested in gathering for dinner and friendly discussion with fellow attendees? Make plans to “Meet to Eat”. Choose between a casual dinner or an upscale dinner within walking distance of the Chicago Marriott Magnificient Mile. Groups will gather in the hotel lobby at 6:30 and walk together to their selected restaurant. Each individual will be responsible for their own bill at the conclusion of dinner.

Sign up for Meet to Eat on the Concurrent Session Survey that will be sent approximately one month before the event, or on-site at registration. Please note: groups will be limited to ten people.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

7:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Registration

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet, grab a cup of coffee, and connect with fellow attendees before the start of sessions.

8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Sponsor Showcase

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Effectively Using Your Own Data

  2. D&O/EPLI

  3. Underwriting & Loss Control: How to Work Together

  4. Putting the Customer First While Protecting Profitability
    Is it possible for underwriters to provide outstanding service to agents and maintain underwriting integrity? Yes it is. With the right attitude, skills, and resources underwriters can earn the respect and trust of agents and grow a profitable book of business. This fast-paced, high-content session will cover:

    • Underwriters as a trusted advisor (knowledge of your company's operations, products and services, competitor information)

    • Engaging and educating agents - proactive contact, "no surprise" policy, soliciting lost business, "I'm thinking about you" phone calls, participating in agent events

    • Turning challenges into opportunities - how to frame "no" into "yes" - using language that builds relationships, not shut them down

    Emily Huling, CIC, CMC
    President
    Selling Strategies, Inc.
    Terrell, N.C.

  5. Idea Lab Session: Running an Effective Meeting

9:30 – 9:50 a.m.

Networking Break
Stay energized and refreshed while networking with fellow attendees at the seminar.

9:50 - 10:50 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Underwriting File Audit Best Practices

  2. Complex Losses – Property (Case Study)

  3. Data Liability and Breach Response – What’s the Latest on Emerging Trends, Breaches, and Regulatory Updates
    Beazley has been writing cyber and data liability in the US since 2005 and created the Beazley Breach Response policy in 2009. After an overview of changes to state data breach laws, attendees will learn about changes in the regulatory environment, breach incidents and claims, and the latest on legal/forensics services and offerings. The speaker will conclude with an overview of the changes coming on the horizon.

  4. To Be Determined

  5. Idea Lab Session: Keeping Tenured Staff Engaged & Evolving

10:50 – 11:10 a.m.

Networking Break
Stay energized and refreshed while networking with fellow attendees at the seminar.

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. LEAN Practices: Creating Efficiency in Your Organization
    Are you looking to improve efficiencies within your department/organization? Learn how two (or three) insurance companies applied lean principles to improve efficiencies within their organizations through improved turnaround times, expense reduction, and/or increased customer satisfaction.

  2. WC & Contractors: What is the Exposure?
    This session will provide clarity and insight on the tricky exposure of contractors related to the workers compensation line of business. The speaker will discuss this complicated issue. He will first explore risk transfer and contract requirements touching on independent contractors, subcontractors, excluded owners/officers, and 3rd party over litigation. The speaker will then dig into contractor specific concerns including auditing – risk classification, cash transactions – underreported payroll, and varied operations. He will wrap up the session by discussion measures to mitigate risk or loss, and potential employers liability exposures for contractors.

  3. Write More Business Using Facultative Reinsurance
    Fac Reinsurance can have a narrow and negative reputation in the marketplace, with many people thinking, “if it needs Fac, we shouldn’t be writing it.” But Fac is a much more versatile and valuable tool than most people give it credit for. This session will be a discussion of how Fac can be used to responsibly grow business and improve underwriting at the tip of the spear, where it matters most. <

    Tim Dunn, CPCU, Are
    Senior Underwriting Specialist, Casualty Faculty
    Gen Re
    Hartford, Conn.

  4. Book Underwriting/Portfolio Management

  5. Idea Lab Session: Running an Effective Meeting

12:10 – 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch
Enjoy a hot lunch buffet and connect with fellow attendees during this extended lunch break.

First-time attendees are invited to join the planning committee members at one of their hosted tables at the back of the Chicago Ballroom. The tables will be marked with signs for your convenience.

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Dessert

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. CIO Panel
    Have you ever wondered what is like to be the CIO with rapid changing technology? Are you competing for IT priorities within your organization? This panel will discuss the challenges, priorities, role, future direction, etc. within the industry as well as the journey these CIO’s have travelled within their organizations.

  2. WC & Contractors: What is the Exposure?
    This session will provide clarity and insight on the tricky exposure of contractors related to the workers compensation line of business. The speaker will discuss this complicated issue. He will first explore risk transfer and contract requirements touching on independent contractors, subcontractors, excluded owners/officers, and 3rd party over litigation. The speaker will then dig into contractor specific concerns including auditing – risk classification, cash transactions – underreported payroll, and varied operations. He will wrap up the session by discussion measures to mitigate risk or loss, and potential employers liability exposures for contractors.

  3. Misc. Professional Liability Issues

  4. Weather Trends

  5. Idea Lab Session: Keeping Tenured Staff Engaged and Evolving

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Networking Break
Stay energized and refreshed while networking with fellow attendees at the seminar.

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Lessons Learned: Territory Expansion

  2. Evolving Trends in Liquor Liability
    This session will address liquor liability related coverage in the context of the ISO Commercial General Liability and Liquor Liability Coverage Forms. During the session attendees will look at liquor liability trends in various states related to additional insureds under a liquor liability policy. This session will focus on trends with respect to claims concerning allegations of negligence or other wrongdoing in the supervision, hiring, employment, training or monitoring of others as well as the providing or failure to provide transportation to a person under the influence of alcohol. In addition, the speaker will discuss revisions made to the ISO Commercial General Liability Coverage Form with respect to addressing liability coverage for an insured that permits alcohol to be brought on their premises for the purpose of consumption on such premises (i.e. bring your own - BYO - establishments). Lastly, this session will briefly touch upon liability issues related to the recreational use of another type of intoxicant, marijuana.

  3. Emerging Risks and the Role of Insurance
    Initially, the speaker will define emerging risks from several perspectives and discuss the importance of emerging risks to the insurance industry. The central focus of the discussion will be the role and importance of the insurance industry to society and the economy with regard to managing the financial impact of new risks including its role in helping the economy grow and society move forward. Examples of past and current emerging risks will be used to highlight key points.

  4. Risk Transfer for Contractors

  5. Idea Lab Session: Fast Pitch

3:45 p.m.

Seminar adjourns for the day

5:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Meet to Eat
Interested in gathering for dinner and friendly discussion with fellow attendees? Make plans to “Meet to Eat”. Choose between a casual dinner or an upscale dinner within walking distance of the Chicago Marriott Magnificient Mile. Groups will gather in the hotel lobby at 6:30 and walk together to their selected restaurant. Each individual will be responsible for their own bill at the conclusion of dinner.

Sign up for Meet to Eat on the Concurrent Session Survey that will be sent approximately one month before the event, or on-site at registration. Please note: groups will be limited to ten people.

7:00 - 10:15 p.m.

Optional Activity: Post-Dinner Comedy Show
Share a laugh and relax with colleagues at Second City’s, “Depraved New World” comedy show. From musical orgies, blind dates and the innocent beginning of an international email scam, “Depraved New World” takes you on a wild ride to see what’s happening behind the eyes of the beholder. Participants will meet in the hotel lobby at 7:00 p.m. and board a bus to Second City. This cost of this activity will include transportation and tickets to the show. Space is limited, so be sure to add this activity to your registration today.

Friday, March 6, 2015

7:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Registration

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet, grab a cup of coffee, and connect with fellow attendees before the start of sessions.

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

General Session

9:15 – 9:35 a.m.

Networking Break
Stay energized and refreshed while networking with fellow attendees at the seminar.

9:35 – 11:00 a.m.

Closing General Session: EQ vs. IQ – Emotional Intelligence for Leadership Influence
While individuals at your company may be currently functioning at high levels, this session represents an opportunity to use leading edge thinking to continue to get to the next level of performance. It will provide leaders with tools and strategies to increase their ability to manage themselves as well as manage the critical relationships that exist between themselves and the people around them.

This session will focus on

  • Gaining a deeper understanding of the impact you are having on the people around you;

  • Understanding the science of the human brain and how that influences behavior;

  • Learning emotionally intelligent techniques to keep it together during difficult times and in challenging relationships;

  • Learning skills to deal with the emotions of others when there is tension and conflict;

  • Practicing EI techniques to coach others to higher performance; and

  • Developing a plan to connect more deeply with your employees, peers and family.

11:00 a.m.

Seminar Concludes

Session Proposals


Interested in speaking at this seminar? Submit your session proposal to Crista Hassett.

Where to Stay


Chicago Marriott Downtown

Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Ill. 60601
Ph: (312) 836-0100

Encounter a renowned hotel on Chicago’s famed mag mile combining the epitome of luxury and convenience at the Marriott Downtown Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel, a Windy City landmark on Michigan Avenue. Situated amongst world-class shopping and dining, this Chicago, Illinois hotel is in walking distance of top attractions, including Navy Pier, American Girl Place, Millennium Park, Theater and Museum Districts.

Revitalize body and mind in stylish Magnificent Mile hotel rooms and suites boasting flat screen TV's, deluxe bedding and ergonomic furnishings, or unwind at the Lobby Bar, a friendly urban oasis. Depart from the ordinary and discover one of the leading hotels on the Magnificent Mile that provides incomparable service and unprecedented style at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel.

Event Hotel Rate And Cut Off Date


Rate: $204.00 plus taxes per night for single/double occupancy.

Commercial Lines Seminar attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until February 2, 2015 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. Refer to the NAMIC group rate when making your reservation at the hotel.

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

Travel Information


Getting to the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile is Easy!

Get customized directions to the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile's front door!

The Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile is located in downtown Chicago at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Grand Avenue. This convenient location is in the heart of Chicago's famous Magnificent Mile. For customized, door-to door driving directions, please click here or visit your preferred mapping website.

Convenient parking!

The Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile offers valet parking for its guests at a rate of $61 per 24 hours with in and out privileges. There are also a variety of Self Park complexes in the area that offer a variety of rates. For a complete listing of self parking garages in the Chicago area, please visit www.chicagotraveler.com.

Ground Transportation

O'hare - The round trip shared van shuttle cost for one person traveling is approximately $54. A rate discount may be available for groups of two or more people, traveling to and from the same location at the same time. Airport Express tickets/ reservations can be made online at www.airportexpress.com. Tickets may also be purchased at O'Hare airport in the terminals at Door 1E, Door 2D, and Door 3E across from Baggage Claim on the Baggage Claim level. Reservations are recommended.

Midway - The round trip shared van shuttle cost for one person traveling is approximately $44. A rate discount may be available for groups of two ore more people, traveling to and from the same location at the same time. Airport Express tickets/ reservations can be made online at www.airportexpress.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the door three lower level ticket counter across from the Baggage Claim in Midway Airport. Reservations are recommended.



Area Attractions


While visiting the Windy City you will want to be sure to visit many of the area's local attractions. There's something for everyone in Chicago, whether you want to take in a show, listen to some fabulous Chicago Blues, shop until you drop, or just explore the city. Check out these links below for more information.

Notable Chicago Sites

  • Hancock Observatory
    Catch a bird's eye view of Chicago on the new Hancock Observatory. The spectacular view from the observatory can span 80 miles over four states on a clear day. Since the recent renovation, there are a variety of attractions including an audio sky tour and detailed history wall detailing the rise of the Hancock Building. The observatory is open daily.
  • Willis Tower
    Willis Tower is the premier corporate office building in Chicago, home to more than 100 companies including prominent law, insurance, transportation and financial services. The iconic building is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, encompassing more than 4.5 million square feet, including its Skydeck and 103rd floor glass viewing platform, The Ledge, which attract more than 1.5 million visitors every year.
  • Navy Pier
    Navy Pier is the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists from around the world have come together since 1995 to enjoy the beauty and thrills of a day on Lake Michigan. From rides to restaurants, exhibitions to entertainment, shopping to dining cruises and tour boats, Navy Pier has it all - in a location unlike any other!

Music Venues

  • Blue Chicago
    Enjoy some live Blues music at nearby Blue Chicago. This famous club, and its sister club Blue Chicago on Clark, are just a short cab ride away from the Renaissance Chicago. These clubs offer one nightly admission fee to both venues so that you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
  • House of Blues
    Live entertainment is just a hop, skip and a jump away at The House of Blues. This famous venue hosts a variety of national musical acts on a daily basis. For those of you just interested in entertaining your taste buds, The House of Blues is also home to a restaurant that serves delta inspired southern cuisine in a laid back atmosphere.
  • Andy's Jazz Club and Restaurant
    If your musical taste is geared more towards jazz, then you won't want to miss Andy's Jazz Club. For over 30 years, Andy's has presented the best jazz Chicago has to offer. One of the most respected establishments; historic Andy's offers casual dinning and live jazz on a daily basis, with sets in the late afternoon and into the evening.

Museums

  • Museum of Science & Industry
    Get inspired and explore the great world of science at the Museum of Science and Industry. This fabulous museum is home to a variety of exhibits that appeal to children and adults of all ages. The museum also hosts an OMNIMAX theater that is an attraction of its own. The theater itself is a 72' dome that is approximately 5 stories tall and seats 342 guests. Seeing a movie at the OMNIMAX is quite an experience. Both the exhibits and movies at the museum change frequently, so check out the museum's web page for more detailed information regarding upcoming attractions.
  • Shedd Aquarium
    Take the grand exploration of Shedd Aquarium. Shedd Aquarium boasts itself as the World's Aquarium. Opened in 1929, it is one of the oldest public Aquariums in the world. When you visit Shedd, you can experience environments from around the world. The Caribbean Coral Reefs, Amazon, and Pacific Rocky Coasts are just some of the exhibits you can explore. The Shedd Aquarium takes you closer to nature in some of the world's richest ecosystems.
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
    The Art Institute consistently ranks among Chicago's most-visited museums. From French Impressionist paintings to African masks to the new wing for Modern Art, the museum offers visitors a rich cultural experience.
  • The Field Museum of Natural History
    The Field Museum is probably best known for its dinosaur displays, but it also has a rich and deep dedication to "the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures." It currently holds, conserves, studies more than 20 million objects, a collection which grew from holdings received after the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.

Shopping

  • The Magnificent Mile
    The Magnificent Mile is a spectacular showcase of style, flavor, entertainment and fun. With more than 460 stores, 275 restaurants, 60 hotels and unique entertainment and attractions packed and stacked along its length, The Magnificent Mile has an indulgence for every passion and every pocket.
  • EATALY
    Mario Batali’s and Joe Bastianich's 63,000-square-foot, two-level complex is an eight-restaurant "polpo," as well as a butcher, a produce market, and a grocery with imported olive oil, wine and pastas, as well as locally sourced products. There are also stations for Nutella, salumi, cheese, pizza, espresso and fresh breads and pastries. The Chicago location is only the second outpost in the United States. The original location, opened in 2007, continues to thrive in Turin, Italy, but the Chicago outpost is the largest to date.

Sponsorship Opportunities


This is a strategic seminar focused on underwriting operations and trends for senior underwriters and managers, product development specialists, and risk managers in Commercial Lines. This event also features a popular sponsor showcase which allows sponsors to have a table for display and networking in the foyer of the meeting space.

For more information, contact Aaron Lifford, Sponsorship & Advertising Specialist at (800) 336-2642, ext. 1055 or at alifford@namic.org. If you would like to learn more about NAMIC's sponsorship and advertising program, please click here.





















Frequently Asked Questions


“The professional development gains were the most beneficial to me personally and there were many of them. I really enjoyed the round table discussions and even if I didn't get new ideas, it was validating to hear that my company isn't the only one struggling with certain issues.”

-Cheri Carruth
Commercial Lines Operations Manager
Oregon Mutual Insurance Company

What is the suggested attire for business and social gatherings?
Business casual attire is appropriate for all seminar sessions, receptions, and meal functions.

What registration payment options are available?
The registration system accepts payment by credit card and by check.

Can I pay for multiple attendees from my company at the same time?
Yes. After you have input the initial registration, click the button that says “Add Another Registration” until all attendees from your company are registered. You may then submit payment for all of the registrations in a single transaction.

When and how is registration confirmation sent?
Confirmation is sent via email to the email address provided on your seminar registration. Confirmation will be sent via email immediately after you submit your credit card information online, or when payment is received by NAMIC if you choose to pay by check. If you are registering more than one person at a time, you will need to forward the confirmation email to each attendee.

Does my registration include a hotel reservation?
No, you will need to contact the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile to make a room reservation. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the rate of $204 per room. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until February 2, 2015 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. Refer to the NAMIC group rate when making your reservation at the hotel.

What does my registration include?
Registration fees includes access to all seminar sessions*, speaker presentation materials, the seminar APP, the seminar attendee list, and NAMIC sponsored meal functions including the Networking Reception, daily breaks, breakfast on Thursday and Friday, and lunch on Thursday.

*Participation in the pre-seminar optional workshop on Wednesday morning requires an additional fee. More information is available on the registration information page.

How do I make my concurrent session selections?
You will receive an email with a link the to the commercial lines seminar concurrent session survey approximately one month in advance of the seminar. It will be sent to the email address provided on your seminar registration. A second mailing of the survey will be sent for those who have not responded, as well as for new registrants, approximately two weeks prior to the seminar. If you have not received the concurrent session survey within two weeks of the seminar, please check your spam folder for the email. If you are still unable to locate or access the email, or have additional questions about the concurrent session survey, please contact Stephanie Guagliardo.

A copy of your concurrent session selections will be included in the registration packet you receive on-site.

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