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

Full Conference Agenda


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

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

If you would like more details about speakers and sessions, please click here.

Saturday, September 20

1 p.m.

The 2014 NAMIC Annual Convention Golf Outing
Join us for a golf scramble at a local course to be determined. It will have a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Registration will be available soon. For more information, contact Amanda Byrd at abyrd@namic.org.

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

NAMIC Registration Desk Open
The NAMIC Registration Desk is the central location for getting your questions answered about the convention, picking up pre-registered attendee packets or registering on site for convention, and purchasing optional event tickets. The desk will be located on the ballroom level of the Gaylord National Convention Center.

5 – 6 p.m.

Prayer Service Choir Practice
If you are interested in joining the NAMIC Choir, please contact Amanda Byrd at abyrd@namic.org or indicate your interest on the registration form.

Sunday, September 21

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

NAMIC Registration Desk Open

8 - 9:30 a.m.

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

12 - 6 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-in

4 – 5 p.m.

First-time Convention Attendee Reception
First-time attendees are invited to join us for a casual gathering where you will have a chance to meet with fellow conventioneers and staff. It is a great chance for you to begin to build a network within the NAMIC membership and ask questions about convention and other association business one-on-one with NAMIC staff.

5:30 – 7 p.m.

Chairman's Reception
Begin the convention on a high note at our opening event complete with food and entertainment. Network with your peers, and enjoy a warm welcome to National Harbor.

Monday, September 22

7:30 – 9 a.m.

NAMIC Advisory Council Breakfast**

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

NAMIC Registration Desk Open

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Marketplace for Mutuals Grand Opening
Be among the first attendees to explore the marketplace and meet more than 110 exhibitors specifically targeted at the mutual insurance industry.

9:30 - 11 a.m.

Opening General Session
The official start to the 119th NAMIC Annual Convention takes place with messages from Chairman John Bishop of Motorist Mutual Insurance Company, and NAMIC President & CEO Chuck Chamness. It’s a session you won’t want to miss!

Then join us for Mike Abrashoff, former commander, USS Benfold and author of "It's Your Ship," who will deliver a stirring message regarding a process of re-imagining leadership, and replacing command and control with commitment and cohesion. By teaching the value of empowering every individual to share the responsibility of achieving excellence, he has affected phenomenal change in some of the most unexpected places

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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

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

Delegate Buffet Luncheon

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

Guest Networking Luncheon
Join us for this opportunity to connect with fellow convention guests and at this kick off activity. Information on the local area and optional activities will be available.

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

Merit Society Award Luncheon
The NAMIC Merit Society is designed to encourage professional development of individuals associated with NAMIC member companies and to recognize those who demonstrate educational attainment and service or contributions through NAMIC or state/provincial association activities. New Merit Award recipients are invited to a lunch with fellow Merit Society members. If you would like to attend, make sure to select this optional activity on your Convention registration.

1 - 1:30 p.m.

Conference Annual Business Meetings

Property Casualty Conference Annual Business Meeting

The Property Casualty Conference is the segment of the NAMIC membership with products and services designed to meet the needs of employees from larger multi-line companies. We will briefly review the conference activities and elect new board members and officers.

Farm Mutual Conference Annual Business Meeting
The Farm Mutual Conference is the segment of the NAMIC membership with products and services designed to meet the needs of the employees from smaller companies or farm mutuals throughout the United States and Canada. We will briefly review the conference activities and elect new board members and officers.

1:30 - 3 p.m.

Financial Management

This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention.

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. ORSA & Operations

  2. Topic to be announced soon

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Audit/Accounting/Investment for Directors

  2. Weather Trends

  3. Future of Cars and Homes

  4. Cloud Issues and Risks

  5. Financial Management (continued)
    This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention

  6. Emerging Issue

  7. Topic to be announced soon

4:15 - 5:30 p.m.

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

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Reception**

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

NAMIC Leadership Reception**

7:30 - 9 p.m.

NAMIC Leadership Dinner**

Tuesday, September 23

6:30 – 7:30 a.m.

Fun Run & Walk to Benefit St. Baldrick's Foundation
This is a great way to get a little fresh air and some exercise during convention while helping to benefit a good cause. Participants can choose between a 5K run and a 3K walk. Proceeds from this event will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund children’s cancer research. If you would like to attend, make sure to select this activity on your Convention registration.

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

NAMIC Registration Desk Open

8 - 9 a.m.

Executive Hours within the Marketplace for Mutuals
Invitation-only hours for executives, and staff of insurance companies to conduct business with the exhibitors at the convention. Along with a light breakfast, special activities will be provided.

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Networking in the Marketplace for Mutuals
Extended hours on Tuesday to allow more flexible tine with vendors and partners. Check out the Show Happenings for more information about Tuesday’s schedule and features.

9 - 10 a.m.

General Session
Keynote speaker to be determined

10 - 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Past, Present, and Future of the Farm Mutual
This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Employee Engagement

  2. Top Five Operational Issues

  3. Driverless Cars & Crash Avoidance Technology – Insuring the Cars of the Future

  4. Mergers & Amalgamations for Mutual Advantage

  5. Reinsurance Solutions

  6. Topic to be announced soon

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Networking and Dessert in the Marketplace for Mutuals

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

Delegate Buffet Luncheon

12 - 1 p.m.

Past Chairmen and Spouses Reunion Lunch**

1 - 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Maximizing Your NAMIC Membership

  2. Changing Agent Distribution Channels

  3. Emerging Risks

  4. Small Company Manager Conflict of Interest

  5. Strategic Business PlanningCorporate Governance
    This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention.

  6. Topic to be announced soon

2 - 4 p.m.

Ice Cream Social, Raffle Drawings, and St. Baldrick’s Head-Shaving
The NAMIC Marketplace for Mutuals finishes off with ice cream treats, fellowship, and excitement! Activities will include the popular must-be-present-to-win Exhibitor Raffle Drawings along with a NAMIC and St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving childhood cancer research.

3:30 - 5 p.m.

PCorporate Governance (continued)
This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention

4 - 5 p.m.

Silent Auction and Prize Wheel
Stop by Advocacy Central near the General Sessions and take a chance on our PAC Prize Wheel! Join the fun and win from a selection of useful NAMIC PAC prizes. The auction will host a closing reception for participants during its final two hours. Stop by and bid on exciting trip experiences and one of a kind items! Stay to make sure yours is the winning bid!

Wednesday, September 24

7:15 - 8:30 a.m.

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

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

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

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

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

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

NAMIC Registration Desk Open

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Guest Coffee Connection and Volunteer Activity
Don’t miss this great opportunity to grab a cup of coffee or tea, connect with fellow guests of the convention, and participate in a volunteer activity. All registered guests are invited. More information on this event will be distributed to all registered guests in advance.

9:30 - 10:20 a.m.

Annual Meeting of Members
Participate in the association’s governance and member community during NAMIC’s Annual meeting of members. The 2014-15 board of directors is introduced and new board members are elected.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Closing General Session
Following a brief stretch break, join us for our closing Keynote Speaker, to be announced.

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

NAMIC PAC 8th Annual VIP Luncheon*
Please Join NAMIC PAC for our 8th annual luncheon featuring a photo opportunity with special guests to be announced. For more information contact Laura-Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

1 - 4:30 p.m.

Reinsurance
This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention.

6 - 7 p.m.

Sparkling in the Capitol City*
Prior to the closing gala and entertainment, join the PAC for a special reception. Each attendee receives champagne with a set of “diamonds” in the glass, but who’s glass will hold the real pair? For more information contact Laura-Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

6 - 7 p.m.

Reception - Cash Bars Available

6 - 7 p.m.

Leadership Reception**

7 - 10 p.m.

Closing Celebration
A NAMIC convention tradition continues with our celebration featuring exciting entertainment

10 p.m.

119th Annual Convention Concludes


*Optional Ticketed Event

**By Invitation Only

Session Proposals


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

Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 2:59:43 PM. Modified: Friday, April 11, 2014 1:16:43 PM.

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