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NAMIC Management Conference | June 21-24, 2015 | The Coeur d’Alene | Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Event Contact

Crista Hassett

Crista Hassett
Director - Meetings & Special Projects
317.876.4207

Kristen Spriggs

Kristen Spriggs
Vice President - Member Development
317.876.4234

General Information


Maiden Re

The Management Conference is a summit for CEOs and senior executives. Morning business sessions are followed by afternoon golf, recreation and other networking opportunities. Topics include the latest industry developments in strategy, leadership and ways to leverage technology to its greatest advantage.

Each year more and more industry executives discover why the NAMIC Management Conference is a different kind of business meeting.

It is a family-friendly conference where people come to relax, rejuvenate, gain new ideas, hear from some outstanding speakers, and take a breath outside the office at some of the most beautiful resorts in North America.

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. This conference is designed for CEO's, senior executives, and future leaders from property/casualty insurance companies.

This event is designed for:


Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President
Future Leaders

Management Conference Committee Members


Chairman
Randy Gerdes
Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance

Immediate Past Chairman
Phil Fraim
President and CEO
Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company

Award in Innovation Chairman
Michael W. Puerner, CPCU
VP, General Counsel and Secretary
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company

Tod Carmony
President
Wayne Mutual Insurance Company

Erin Cummings
Vice President, Operations
Norfolk & Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Company

Joe Hoff
Executive Vice President
North Star Mutual Insurance Company

Todd Rissel
CEO
e2Value, Inc.

Richard Bland
Principal
Enhanced Mutual Strategies, LLC

Brian J Smith
Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Preferred Mutual

David Hendrix
CFO & Treasurer
Ohio Mutual Insurance Company

Jill Wagner
President
Integrity Mutual Insurance Company

Keith Wolfe
Managing Director
Swiss Re

At NAMIC, we understand that innovation isn’t just about the idea – it’s also about the creation and application of it. That’s why NAMIC created the Award in Innovation in 2014, to recognize mutual insurers that exemplify the vision and entrepreneurialism it takes to stay relevant in changing times.

Whether the ideas are big or small, each innovation is crucial to keeping our community strong and stable for the future. With almost 200 years of delivering on the promise to put policyholders first, it’s more critical than ever that we celebrate the spirit of innovation within the mutual industry.

Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2015

Who should apply?

  1. NAMIC’s Award in Innovation is open to all NAMIC members.

  2. Other non-member companies or organizations may nominate and complete an application form on behalf of a regular NAMIC member.

Apply Now!

Conference Registration Fees


Registrations received on or before Monday, April 20, 2015 are applicable to receive the early bird discount.

 

On or before
April 20

April 21
and later

Member/Sponsor

$895

$1095

Non-Member

$995

$1195

Non-Sponsor Vendor

$1175

$1375

Adult Guest

$250

$250

Teen Guest (13-17)

$250

$250

Youth Guest (4-12)

$135

$135

Golf Outing Fees

$226

$226

Optional Activities

*

*

Optional Workshop

$75

$75


Member, Non-member registration includes: access to session materials, welcome reception on Sunday, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, the closing evening festivities on Wednesday, and food and beverages during breaks.

Adult Guest registration includes: welcome reception on Sunday, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, and the closing evening festivities.

Youth and Teen Guest registration includes: kids and teens party on Sunday during the welcome reception, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, and the closing evening festivities.

Optional Workshop: The Workforce of the Future – Managing the Different Generations Effectively


Every generation brings critical components to the workplace. The millennial generation has come into the workplace with its own set of attitudes, expectations, values, and workplace etiquette – which are positive and negative components. Being able to understand this demographic offers a huge advantage to managers and organizational leaders as they inspire and lead their teams and as they communicate across this generational line. From technology to work ethic to high expectations, we’ll discuss best practices for understanding, motivating, and leading the millennial generation.

This highly interactive workshop will provide insight on how managers can change their approaches to be most effective with the different generations and how executives can apply their understanding of the different generations to long-term workforce planning.

Optional Activities


Please see the Optional Activities Tab for details.

Event Hotel Rate and Cut-Off Date

What to Wear
The suggested attire for this meeting is business casual.


Rates:
North Wing-$189.00 plus taxes per night for single/double occupancy,
Park Tower (Non View) $209.00 plus taxes
Park Tower $249.00 plus taxes
Lake Tower $269.00 plus taxes

Management Conference attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at The Coeur d’Alene. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, May 18, 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.

Hotel Reservations:
To make a reservation, call The Coeur d’Alene Reservations Department at (800) 688-5253 and be sure to mention you are attending the NAMIC Management Conference when making your reservation.

Please contact NAMIC’s registrar and housing coordinator, Julie Motyka if you encounter any problems with making hotel reservations.

Additional Information


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

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 in advance of the program as possible.

Questions
If you have any questions regarding your registration, email registrar@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642. If you have any questions regarding the conference, email chassett@namic.org. For golf and optional activity questions, please email jbacher@namic.org.

First-Time Attendees
We want to know if this is your first time to participate in the NAMIC Management Conference so we can 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!

Conference Agenda


Subject to change without notice

Sunday, June 21

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Optional Activity: Scenic Float

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Optional Activity - Silver Mountain Gondola

11 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Registration

11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

PCC Board Lunch/Meeting

12 - 6 p.m.

Optional Activity Information Desk

2 - 4 p.m.

Optional Activity - Beverly’s Wine Cellar Tasting

4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Management Conference Committee Huddle

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Kid's and Teens Party
All registered kids and teens are invited to enjoy a fun-filled evening that will provide a great opportunity to connect with fellow NAMIC kids and teens, play some games, and have fun. Dinner will be provided.

6 - 7:15 p.m.

Welcome Reception
Registered attendees and adult guests are invited to enjoy the flavor of the local area – through atmosphere, entertainment, and food.

7:30 p.m.

Casual Connections: Meet to Eat

7:30 p.m.

Private Dinner Functions*
*This is a suggested start time for private dinner functions.

8 p.m.

Casual Connections: Cocktails and Conversation
Join fellow attendees and guests for an evening cocktail and friendly conversation. Feel free to come and go as you please.

Monday, June 22

7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Registration

7 - 8 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

8 - 10 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Guests

7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Optional Activity Information Desk

8 - 8:30 a.m.

Conference Kick-off

Randy Gerdes, Chairman
NAMIC Management Conference Committee
Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, CopperPoint Mutual
Phoenix, Ariz.

Kristen Spriggs, Vice President – Member Development
NAMIC
Indianapolis, Ind.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Economy Power Session
This session qualifies for 1.0 CPE credit in Economics.
Join VJ Dowling, insurance industry analyst, partner at Dowling Capitol Partners and Dowling Partners Securities, and editor of the IBNR weekly, as he shares insights on the economy and the impact to the property/casualty insurance industry.

VJ Dowling, Jr.
Managing Partner, Dowling Partners Securities
Editor, IBNR Weekly
Farmington, Conn.

9:30 - 9:50 a.m.

Networking Break

9:50 - 10:40 a.m.

The Wisdom Tree Panel Discussion
This session qualifies for 1.0 CPE credit in Personal Development.
The wisdom of experience and the perspective of hindsight can provide a powerful lesson in leadership. Join us for an engaging conversation with three retired company leaders who will reflect on their experience leading their companies. The panel will focus on specific elements of executive leadership including:

  • Talent Development

  • Challenges & Successes in their Careers

  • Work/life Balance

  • Corporate Culture

  • Diversity

Darwin Copeman, Former CEO
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company
Neenah, Wis.

Judy Jackson, Former CEO
New London County Mutual Insurance Company
Norwich, Conn. (Naples, Fla.)

Tom Welch, Former CEO
Grange Insurance
Dublin, Ohio

Moderator: Jill Wagner, President
Integrity Mutual Insurance Company
Appleton, Wis.

10:40 - 11 a.m.

Networking Break

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Industry Trends Power Session: Disruptors in Insurance
Big Data, The Internet of Things, and rapidly changing technology are just some of the disruptors the industry is facing. What other issues are out there? How can you best lead your company in the face of a changing landscape?

This eye-opening session based on Capgemini’s 2015 World Insurance Report will explore the major disruptors in insurance and provide insight to help leaders prepare their companies for the future.

Mahendra Nambiar, Vice President, Insurance Delivery
Capgemini
San Francisco, Calif.

12 p.m.

Sessions adjourn for the day

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Optional Workshop: The Workforce of the Future – Managing the Different Generations Effectively
This session qualifies for 3.0 CPE credits in Personnel/HR.
Every generation brings critical components to the workplace.

The millennial generation has come into the workplace with its own set of attitudes, expectations, values, and workplace etiquette – which are positive and negative components. Being able to understand this demographic offers a huge advantage to managers and organizational leaders as they inspire and lead their teams and as they communicate across this generational line. From technology to work ethic to high expectations, we’ll discuss best practices for understanding, motivating, and leading the millennial generation.

This highly interactive workshop will provide insight on how managers can change their approaches to be most effective with the different generations and how executives can apply their understanding of the different generations to long-term workforce planning.

Hannah Ubl, Researcher, Trainer, and Consultant
Bridgeworks
Minneapolis, Minn.

12:30 - 4 p.m.

Optional Activity: Lunch, Walking Tour and Glass Making

12:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Optional Activity: Sierra Silver Mine Tour

2 - 2:30 p.m.

Young Leaders Circle Activity: Ice Cream Social
Enjoy an afternoon treat and socialize with fellow attendees and guests.

2:30 p.m.

Casual Connections: Afternoon Hike on Tubbs Hill

6:30 p.m.

Casual Connections: Meet to Eat

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Chef for a Night – Dinner and Wine Experience

7 p.m.

Private Dinner Functions*
*This is a suggested start time for private dinner functions and reservations.

8:30 p.m.

PAC Activity: Keys to the Capitol Dessert Reception
Join NAMIC PAC for cocktails and keys at the dessert reception! Everyone attending the evening event will receive a key, but there’s a catch: while many keys will open the case, only one will be the key to the Capitol- our grand prize. Come for the chance to win an Apple watch and many other items while enjoying a variety of drinks and desserts. The suggested contribution is $100 for one key and $200 for three keys. Please contact Irica Solomon, vice president of federal and political affairs, at isolomon@namic.org to register.

Tuesday, June 23

7 - 10:50 a.m.

Registration

7 - 8 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

8 - 10 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Guests

7:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Optional Activity Information Desk

8 - 9:15 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Building an Effective Board – A Perspective from Retired CEOs
    During Monday’s general session, “The Wisdom Tree Panel Discussion,” panelists shared lessons learned from their experiences in developing talent. This panel discussion will shift focus to another critical component of executive leadership: managing the board.

    Our panelists will share personal stories from their experiences as CEOs with long careers in the property/casualty insurance industry and provide insight on communicating with and managing a board of directors. The intimate setting of the concurrent-session format will allow for more interaction among the panelists and the audience.

    Darwin Copeman, Former CEO
    Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company
    Neenah, Wis.

    Judy Jackson, Former CEO
    New London County Mutual Insurance Company
    Norwich, Conn. (Naples, Fla.)

    Tom Welch, Former CEO
    Grange Insurance
    Dublin, Ohio

    Moderator: Mike Puerner, VP- General Counsel
    Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
    Hastings, Mich.

  2. The Future is the Connected Consumer
    The Internet has dramatically shifted consumer dynamics and expectations. It is estimated that the “connected customer” represents 67 percent of consumers in the United States today, and it is projected to be closer to 90 percent by 2020. The transition to the connected consumer creates a unique set of challenges because of their changing expectations and dynamics; however, it also presents huge opportunities for the property/casualty industry. This session will explore the challenges and opportunities this major shift creates and will outline specific ways mutual insurance companies can take advantage of it.

    Paul Donald, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Encircle
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

  3. Disruptors in Insurance – A Deeper Dive
    This follow-up session to Monday’s Power Session will take a deeper-dive into two of the major disrupters in the insurance industry that were discussed during Monday’s Power Session; Big Data/Analytics and New Entrants (non-core insurance players).

    Mahendra Nambiar, Vice President, Insurance Delivery
    Capgemini
    San Francisco, Calif.

  4. Taking Care of the Customer
    Based on recent research conducted in conjunction with Carrier Management, Nort Salz, president and CEO of Deep Customer Connections, will explore the transactional relationships among carriers, independent agents, and policyholders in light of current technology trends. He will also share insight on what agents say carriers can do to foster more effective working relationships to provide the best products and services to policyholders. .

    Nort Salz, President and CEO
    Deep Customer Connections
    Acton, Mass.

  5. Finding and Developing Future Leaders
    This session qualifies for 1.0 CPE credit in Personnel/HR.
    This session will help senior executives identify their businesses’ future leadership needs and create systematic plans to identify and develop individuals to meet those needs. From early identification of high-potential future leaders to CEO succession, this session will explore practical tools and programs that can help develop a strong bench of internal candidates for leadership positions. It will also cover when external hiring of senior leaders may become necessary or strategically useful and how to increase the odds of choosing the best candidates and provide support to ensure success.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Participants will learn to identify the constrictions in their leadership pipeline and the business risks associated with them;

    • Participants will learn state-of-the-art techniques to identify future leaders; and

    • Participants will learn how to plan leadership development programs that ensure a timely supply of future leaders to meet business needs..

    Steve Hardesty, Ph.D.
    Business Psychologist, Vice President
    Assess Systems, Worldwide
    Dallas, Texas

9:15 - 9:35 a.m.

Networking Break

9:35 – 10:50 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. The Impact of Non-traditional Insurers on the Industry
    This session will explore the emergence of big-box stores and non-traditional sellers entering the insurance market and the potential impact to the insurance industry.

    Jeff Chesky, President & CEO
    Insuritas
    East Windsor, Conn.

  2. Strategies for Change: Lessons Learned from a Mutual Company Facing Financial Challenges
    This peer-led session will explore the journey of a company that faced financial challenges and its experience finding a great strategic partner that enabled the insurer to restore capital, correct its issues, and return to the marketplace. This session will provide a unique opportunity to hear from both companies involved in the process.

    Scott Piper, President
    German Mutual Insurance Company
    Napoleon, Ohio

    Herman Bontrager, President & CEO
    Goodville Mutal Casualty Company
    New Holland, Pa.

  3. The Future is the Connected Consumer (repeat)
    The internet has dramatically shifted consumer dynamics and expectations. It is estimated that the “connected customer” represents 67 percent of consumers in the U.S. today, and is projected to be closer to 90 percent by 2020. The transition to the connected consumer creates a unique set of challenges due to changing expectations and dynamics; however, it also presents a huge opportunity for the property/casualty industry. This session will explore the challenges and opportunities this major shift creates and will outline specific ways mutual insurance companies can take advantage of it.

    Paul Donald, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Encircle
    Kitchener, Ontario

  4. Taking Care of the Employee - It’s Time to Rethink Employee Engagement
    This session qualifies for 1.0 CPE credit in Personnel/HR.
    The concept of employee engagement is changing. The influx of younger workers and the proliferation of technology in workplaces have shifted employee expectations. Companies need to be more transparent and flexible in adapting to the interests and needs of today’s workforce. Research shows that building a highly engaged workforce takes a combination of factors, but the pay-off is tremendous. Engaged employees will treat your customers better, will be more innovative, and will help you improve your business.

    This session will explore the changing employee engagement strategies and identify how companies can adapt to meet the needs of today’s workforce.

    Steve Hardesty, Ph.D.
    Business Psychologist, Vice President
    Assess Systems, Worldwide
    Dallas, Texas

  5. Building Trust as a Competitive Advantage
    This session, led by Eric Engwall, managing partner, E.G. Insight, a firm dedicated to providing key relationship insights to businesses, will explore how to build and strengthen critical customer and agency relationships utilizing a unique hybrid interview/survey process implemented by your employees. Eric will share how to gain a deeper understanding of your key customer’s business needs and challenges, and learn what specific actions you can take to increase trust and loyalty.

    Eric Engwall, Managing Partner
    E.G. Insight
    Saint Paull, Minn.

10:50 a.m.

Sessions adjourn for the day

11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Annual Golf Outing
Make plans to join us for a fun-filled afternoon of golf and networking. Golfers can catch the boat over to the resort’s course beginning at 11:00 a.m., lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.; the shotgun start will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Golfers who wish to arrive early can practice on the course’s driving range by hitting into Lake Coeur’ D Alene. Complimentary chair massages will also be available.

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Silverwood Theme Park

1 – 4 p.m.

Optional Activity: Discovering Local Culture – Demo and Lunch

1 – 4 p.m.

Optional Activity: Arbor Crest Winery - Royal Riblet Estate

2:30 p.m.

Casual Connections: Afternoon Hike on Tubbs Hill

7 p.m.

Casual Connections: Meet to Eat

7 p.m.

Private Dinner Functions*
*This is a suggested start time for private dinner functions and reservations.

8 p.m.

Casual Connections: Cocktails and Conversation
Join fellow attendees and guests for an evening cocktail and friendly conversation. Feel free to come and go as you please.

Wednesday, June 24

7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Registration

7 - 8 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Optional Activity Information Desk

8 - 10 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Guests

8 - 8:15 a.m.

Washington Advocacy Priorities and Updates
This brief “power update” will look at NAMIC’s engagement on current insurance industry issues in Washington, DC as well as the evolution of international regulatory standards and legislation designed to address regulatory overreach in our industry.

Chuck Chamness, President & CEO
NAMIC
Indianapolis, Ind.

8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Strategy & Innovation Power Session: Robocars
Cars that drive themselves are on the brink of changing the world. We'll delve into the reasons why this technology is so important, who is doing what – especially Google, and how it all works. We'll look into the immense consequences of the technology and discuss just what it means for the insurance industry as collisions and severity are reduced and vendors self-insure. We’ll also get a chance to look for the opportunities this technology could bring.

Brad Templeton
Developer and Commentator on Self-driving Cars
Moffet Field, Calif.

9:15 - 9:35 a.m.

Networking Break

9:35 - 10:35 a.m.

Strategic and Integrated Growth Opportunities
This session qualifies for 1.0 CPE credit in Management Advisory Services.
Achieving profitable growth is one of the greatest priorities yet most difficult challenges for many companies. In this informative session based on benchmarking data gathered in the Aon Benfield/Inpoint 10th edition Insurance Risk Study, Kelly Superczynski, partner at Aon Benfield, will explore profitable growth opportunities within the United States. She will discuss the various distribution channels being used, and she will provide insight on shifts in trends in terms of how companies can access their desired business opportunities.

Kelly Superczynski, Partner
Aon Benfield
Chicago, Ill.

10:35 - 10:55 a.m.

Networking Break

10:55 - 11:10 a.m.

Award in Innovation Presentation
NAMIC is proud to present the Award in Innovation created to recognize mutual insurers that exemplify the vision and entrepreneurialism it takes to stay relevant in changing times.

Whether the ideas are big or small, each innovation is crucial to keeping our community strong and stable for the future. With more than 250 years of delivering on the promise to put policyholders first, it’s more critical than ever that we celebrate the spirit of innovation within the mutual industry.

Join us to learn more about award-winning innovation as the 2015 winner is announced.

Mike Puerner, Award Committee Chairman
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
Hastings, Mich.

11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Leadership Power Session: Relevant Leadership
This session qualifies for 1.0 CPE credit in Personal Development.
This engaging power session, led by leadership strategist, consultant, and bestselling author Ross Shafer, will provide insight on how successful organizations such as Nordstrom, Zappos, Honeywell, and Comedy Central have incorporated best practices and innovation into their culture in order to stay relevant and thrive

Based on Ross’ book, “Are You Relevant? Twelve Reasons Why Smart Companies Thrive in Any Economy,” this session will focus on five key elements of relevant leadership: performance, innovation, customers, competition, and culture.

Ross will share stories from his research, books, interviews, and case studies to provide valuable insight and inspiration.

Ross is an engaging speaker and author of five bestselling books, including “Absolutely Necessary,” “Nobody Moved Your Cheese,” and “The Customer Shouts Back.” He is also a six-time Emmy Award-winning host and National Speaker’s Association Hall of Fame recipient who uses his experience and talent for storytelling to entertain and inspire audiences.

Ross Shafer, Leadership Consultant, Bestselling Author
Ross Shafer Consultants, Inc.
Denver, Colo.

12:30 p.m.

Business Sessions Adjourn

2 – 4 p.m.

Optional Activity: Kayaking Lake Coeur d’Alene

2:30 p.m.

Casual Connections: Afternoon Hike on Tubbs Hill

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Closing Evening Festivities
Join us for an interactive evening filled with fabulous food and entertainment. NAMIC and Gen Re are pleased to co-host lakeside celebration that will include delectable food stations and interactive entertainment. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to relax, enjoy the amazing weather, soak up the amazing Lake Coeur d’ Alene views, and celebrate the week with fellow attendees and guests. See detailed schedule below.

  • 6 - 6:25 p.m. – All aboard! Open boarding on the Mish-an-Nock on the resort’s boat dock.

  • 6:30 p.m. – Boat Departs for lake cruise and festivities.

  • 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. – Lake Cruise

  • 7:15 p.m. – Arrive at the Hagadone Event Center

  • 7:15 - 9:30 p.m. – Lakeside Activities

  • 8:15 - 9:30 p.m. – Transportation will be available back to the hotel by boat and shuttle

CPE Information for Management Conference


Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this convention.

Advance Preparation:
There is no advance preparation required for this convention.

Delivery Method:
This convention will be conducted in a Group-Live Setting

NAMIC’s Management Conference has been certified for a total of 9.0 CPE credits in the fields of Economics, Management Advisory Service, Personal Development and Personnel/HR.

Program Level:
This program level is an overview.

NAMIC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.For more information regarding administrative policies such as refunds, cancellations and complaints, please contact NAMIC at 800-336-2642.

Optional Activities


All optional activities are organized through The Coeur d’Alene’s professional destination management company, which was selected for its vast knowledge of the Coeur d’Alene area. Fees associated with the organized activities include transportation, group admission fees and taxes, and professional guides and staff. We are pleased to offer the pre-arranged tours and activities to allow for networking with other conference attendees and families and for your convenience and ease in planning your visit; however we recognize the cost associated with professionally organized tours will be higher than if you were to visit the sites on your own. We appreciate and understand this may impact your decision to participate in NAMIC’s tours. We encourage you to visit the concierge if you would like to plan an individual visit for your family as the concierge is best suited to guide you on attraction times, fees, and details outside of our group activities.


Scenic Float

Sunday, June 21 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Warm summer days and breezes make for a great gentle float down the Spokane River. Choose your preference of riding in a raft or paddling a sit-on-top kayak to get an up-close-and-personal view of some of the Spokane River’s amazing landscape and wildlife. Feel free to jump in the water and float for a while to cool off and have a little fun. Excursion includes a professional guide, gear, a boxed lunch, and transportation.

$207 per person.

Attire/Items to Bring: Swim wear, cover-up and sunscreen.

 


Silver Mountain Gondola

Sunday, June 21 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a scenic ride to the mountaintop to access a nature trail, a disc golf course, and more than 30 miles of downhill mountain bike trails. Silver Mountain Resort is home to North America's longest gondola - a 3.1 mile journey from Kellogg to the Mountain House where kids will enjoy the jump castle and play structure and everyone will enjoy fresh mountain air, nature's beauty, and delicious food. Excursion includes lift ticket, a boxed lunch, and transportation.

$105 per person.

Attire/Items to Bring: Comfortable casual dress and walking shoes are suggested. Sunblock is also recommended.

 


Beverly's Wine Cellar Tasting

Sunday, June 21 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

During this trip to Wine Spectator magazine’s Grand Award-winning wine cellar, local sommeliers will highlight wines that represent some of the clearest examples of style, age, and geography. Combine the wine with a tasting of six food items selected to illustrate variations of salty, sweet, bitter, and sour, which have predictable interactions with wine. The Beverly’s sommelier tasting notebooks are included.

$63 per person.

Attire: Comfortable casual dress

 


Lunch, Walking Tour and Glass Making

Monday, June 22 | 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy lunch at Tito’s Italian Grill, a guided historic tour of downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and an afternoon of exploring your creative side at Summers Glass. Come play in Summers Glass’ unique shop and create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. This is sure to be a hit with those with a little creative flair. This includes lunch, tour of Coeur d’Alene, and a made-by-you glass sun catcher.

$95 per person.

Special Requirements: This is a walking tour.

Attire/Items to Bring: Comfortable casual dress and walking shoes are appropriate.

 


Sierra Silver Mine

Monday, June 22 | 12:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Enjoy a trolley tour of Wallace, Idaho, the silver capital of the world. With an experienced miner as your guide, you will walk through the main drift of an underground silver mine. Using exhibits and demonstrations of operating mining equipment, you will learn historical and modern-day techniques used to mine silver, gold, lead, zinc, and copper. You’ll also have lunch at a local eatery.

$121 Adults/$94 Kids (12 and under) per person.

Attire: Casual attire and comfortable shoes.

 


Chef for a Night – Dinner and Wine Experience

Monday, June 22 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

For adventurous epicureans who view the culinary experience as the art that it is, dinner does not get any more hands on than this. Participants will gather over glasses of wine and then be fitted with an apron and chef’s hat as they enter Beverly’s kitchen to become part of the creation process. Stations will be set up to teach each person how to prepare, cook, and assemble the menu items. Participants will then sit down and enjoy the six-course meal they have created. Each course will feature wine pairings from Beverly’s sommelier. Participants will be gifted a bound copy of recipes and instructions from chef de cuisine Tyler Schwenk to take home.

$158 per person.

 


Silverwood Theme Park

Tuesday, June 23 | 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Located in beautiful north Idaho, Silverwood Theme Park has more than 70 rides, slides, shows, and attractions, including four roller coasters, Boulder Beach Water Park, a steam engine train, live entertainment, restaurants, and more. This excursion includes transportation, admission to both parks, and a lunch voucher for one of the theme park restaurants.

Adults - $79; Children ages 3-7 - $65.

 


Discovering Local Culture – Demo and Lunch

Tuesday, June 23 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This fun class is a casual cooking demonstration where participants can learn to create great dishes with help and insight from a professional chef. A three-course lunch with locally sourced ingredients will be dissected, explained, and demonstrated. Chef Tyler Schwenk will narrate and invite guests to be hands on in a way that will make the most common cook feel like an artist. Cooking enthusiasts will enjoy learning to make trout and prawn Napoleon with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, wild mushroom fondue, and a signature huckleberry soufflé. With ingredients such as morel mushrooms and huckleberries, this class is a truly Northwest experience. Lunch can be topped off with a glass of wine if desired. Participants will receive a cookbook to take home.

$59 per person.

 


Arbor Crest Winery - Royal Riblet Estate

Tuesday, June 23 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Situated upon a cliff above the Spokane River, the Royal Riblet Estate is one of Spokane's most recognizable landmarks. Constructed in 1925, the nicknamed Cliff House is still in use as the Arbor Crest Winery headquarters. Enjoy the guided tour of the grounds of this historic estate and sample Arbor Crest wines in a private tasting with light hors d’oeuvres. Preserve the memories with a commemorative Arbor Crest wine glass and Eagles’ Nest history booklet.

$94.50 per person.

 


Kayaking Lake Coeur d’Alene - FULL

Wednesday, June 24 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Situated upon a cliff above the Spokane River, the Royal Riblet Estate is one of Spokane's most recognizable landmarks. Constructed in 1925, the nicknamed Cliff House is still in use as the Arbor Crest Winery headquarters. Enjoy the guided tour of the grounds of this historic estate and sample Arbor Crest wines in a private tasting with light hors d’oeuvres. Preserve the memories with a commemorative Arbor Crest wine glass and Eagles’ Nest history booklet.

Adults - $94.50; Children ages 3-7 - $75.

Attire: Swim wear and sunscreen

Where to Stay


The Coeur d’Alene

The Coeur d’Alene
115 S. 2nd Street
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814
Ph: (208) 209-5031

The Coeur d'Alene Resort is a luxury resort hotel in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Located on the north shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene, the Coeur d Alene Resort features a scenic marina with daily cruises for the family, an exceptional spa facility, ranked one of the top resort spas in America for the past 4 years according to Conde Nast Traveler’s List, as well as a notable 18-hole golf course.

The Coeur d'Alene Resort golf course is simply sublime. Nothing is spared to deliver the ultimate golfing experience, once described as America's Most Beautiful Resort Golf Course by Golf Digest. As a golfer, you reach its meticulously manicured fairways with a ride in a sleek mahogany boat, and that's just for starters.

The Coeur d'Alene Resort invites you to enjoy beautiful lakeside surroundings, luxury amenities, a wealth of activities, and a service staff second to none.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Information


By Air:
The Coeur d'Alene Resort is located 40 minutes east of the Spokane International Airport click here, offering non-stop or one-stop access from most major US and Canadian cities. The Coeur d'Alene Air Terminal is available for corporate and private aircraft.

For transportation to the Coeur d’Alene resort, rental cars and shuttle services are available at the Spokane Airport click here.

By Rail:
Amtrak is stationed in Spokane, WA, just 30 miles west of Coeur d'Alene. For information, call Amtrak at 800-872-7245 or visit www.amtrak.com

By Car:
Coeur d’Alene Resort is accessible by I-90 (Exit 11 or Highway 95 (Northwest Blvd.). The city of Coeur d’Alene is located on the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Directions from Spokane Airport:
Proceed north on W Airport Drive toward S Flint Rd (1.8 mi)
Take the I-90 ramp towards Spokane (.07 mi)
Merge onto US-2E (0.7 mi)
Merge onto I-90 E crossing into Idaho (33.4 mi)
Take the I-90Bus/Northwest Blvd exit, Exit 11 toward City Center (.03 mi)
Turn right onto S 2nd Street
Arrive at resort
Total: 39 miles ~ 45 minutes

By Shuttle or Cab:

  • Shuttle service is available from the hotel for $69.00 roundtrip for adults and $20.00 for children under the age of 10. One way charges are $50.00 per adult and $10.00 for children. Click here to make a reservation or call (208) 765-4000, ext. 7132

  • Spokane Cab (509) 568-8000-taxi service for approximately $115.00

  • Coeur d”Alene Taxi (208) 676-8294--must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance, cost is approximately $60.00

  • Omnibus (208) 667-6664 for ground transportation from Spokane Airport to the Coeur d'Alene Resort, must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance, $50.00 first person, $10.00 for each additional person in party.

For detailed driving directions, please refer to www.mapquest.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Area Attractions


Lake Coeur d'Alene:
Swim on one Coeur d'Alene's long public beach, or travel to other parts of the lake. The Lake also offers great watersports such as cycling, kayaking, skiing, parasailing or wakeboarding. Visit LakeCoeurdAlene.com for more information on trips and adventures on Lake CDA.

Silverwood Theme Park:
Located in beautiful North Idaho less than 10 minutes from the Coeur d’Alene resort, Silverwood Theme Park has over 70 rides, slides, shows and attractions, including four roller coasters, Boulder Beach Water Park, a steam engine train, live entertainment, and dining. For more information, visit www.silverwoodthemepark.com.

Brooks Seaplane:
See nature at its best on this breathtaking 40-mile, 20-minute flight that covers Lake Coeur d'Alene, and its 125 miles of shoreline. In addition view the Coeur d'Alene, St. Joe and Spokane rivers, the Bitterroot Mountains, the Washington Palouse, Fernan Lake, the world's only moveable floating golf green, and finally the city of Coeur d'Alene. Go to www.brooks-seaplane.com for more information.

Things to do at the Resort:
The Coeur d'Alene Resort, the spectacular “Playground of the Pacific Northwest” invites you to enjoy beautiful lakeside surroundings, luxury amenities, a wealth of activities, and a service staff second to none.

Beginning with golf, The Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course provides an unmatched waterfront golf experience. Designed along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, it ranks among the best in the world for personal service and beautifully manicured play. The award-winning round includes a wooden boat ride from The Coeur d’Alene Resort, over-the-water driving range, personal forecaddie, custom golf cart and plenty of incredible views. But the finest challenge – one of the best-known in golf – is the famous floating 14th, a man-made island that changes location. Talk about risk/reward! Land on the island, and you’re a hero. Otherwise, you’ll join one of thousands of balls fished out of the water by divers every year. Either way, it’s a one-of-a-kind golf game.

Take in the breathtaking surroundings by taking to Lake Coeur d'Alene for boating, jet skiing or wakeboarding. Enjoy a scenic sunset or dinner cruise.

With beautiful views, excellent service and Northwest-fresh ingredients prepared with flair, The Coeur d'Alene Resort's distinctive group of 10 restaurants has something for every taste.

Relax and soak in the surroundings in a land of big water and tall cedars, a place where water is everywhere. Nature’s finest Northwest elements mingle to create the ultimate spa experience with signature therapies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the suggested attire for business and social gatherings?
Conference Sessions – Conference Casual
Tuesday is company shirt day. Wear your logo proudly.
Optional Activities – Casual
Golf Outing – Golf attire including appropriate footwear
Welcome Reception – Business casual or dressy resort attire
Closing Evening Festivities – Casual
Meal Functions – Business casual for attendees, casual for guests and children

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 Coeur d’Alene Reservations Department at (800) 688-5253 to make a room reservation. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the rate of $189 per room. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, May 18, 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. We are delighted to invite all guests including kids and teens to attend the closing evening festivities; however, they must be a registered guest of NAMIC or purchase a ticket in order to attend. Please see a member of NAMIC staff if you would like to purchase a ticket.

What does my registration include?
Member, Non-member, Sponsor registration includes: access to session materials, welcome reception on Sunday, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, the closing evening festivities on Wednesday, and food and beverages during breaks. Adult Guest registration includes: welcome reception on Sunday, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, and the closing evening festivities. Youth and Teen Guest registration includes: kids and teens party on Sunday during the welcome reception, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, and the closing evening festivities.

How do I obtain an advance copy of the registration list?
In an effort to provide our sponsors, speakers, and attendees the best level of service, we will send an electronic list of current registrants for events to the attendee or email listed as the main contact as follows:

  • Attendees: Approximately 10 days from the event within the pre-conference communication

  • Sponsors: Approximately 6 weeks out from the event with updates every other week

  • Speakers: Approximately 10 days from the event within the pre-conference communication

Can I register on site for optional activities?
Yes, space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit the optional activity desk during the designated desk hours to check availability.

Can I switch optional activities?
We apologize that refunds cannot be granted for optional activity cancellations after June 8, 2015. You are welcome to register for different activities if space is available; however, we will not be able to transfer, credit, or refund the original activity fee.

What is the weather like this time of the year in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
During June, the average high is 72-76 degrees F and the average low is 51 F.

Is there reserved seating at the Wednesday Closing Evening Festivities?
No, we do not have reserved seating for the Wednesday Closing Evening Festivities, but we do ask you to confirm your participation with NAMIC staff by noon on Monday, June 22, 2015. We are delighted to invite all guests including kids and teens to attend the closing evening festivities; however, they must be a registered guest of NAMIC or purchase a ticket in order to attend. Please see a member of NAMIC staff if you would like to purchase a ticket.

Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 1:53:30 PM. Modified: Monday, June 29, 2015 10:34:09 AM.

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