Mabel Jong

Our Virtual Host
Mabel Jong

Our virtual host, award winning journalist Mabel Jong, will be your guide throughout the entire Connect Differently Program. She will introduce the speakers, conduct the interviews, and pose questions to the speakers on your behalf.


Held in conjunction with NAMIC's Annual Convention each year, Connect Differently is a virtual convention option that allows individuals and companies across the world to attend convention from the comfort of their homes and offices.

This unique learning opportunity offers:

  • Outstanding Educational Content & Exclusive Interviews
    The jam-packed agenda features multiple broadcast sessions presented by industry experts and leading consultants, exclusive interviews, and a selection of on-demand sessions.

  • More Bang for Your Buck
    Register multiple employees and/or board members for one low-cost registration.

  • Convenient Access to Sessions for Three Months
    If the live broadcasts don't work for your schedule, it's not a problem. The majority of sessions will be recorded for viewing at a later date. Sessions can be watched at your convenience on any computer or tablet with Internet access. Participants will have 24-hour access to the on-demand library for up to three months after convention concludes.


$199 Member Virtual Pass | Up to 10 People
$300 Member Virtual Pass | 11-25 People
$299 Non-Member Virtual Pass | Up to 10 People
$400 Non-Member Virtual Pass | 11-25 People

The virtual pass allows multiple people to view Connect Differently from the same location, such as a conference room or break room, at the same time.

Click the Register Now button in the left hand menu to register for Connect Differently.


Monday, September 25th

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. MDT - Opening Session & Keynote
Scott Stratten
Disruptive and UN-traditional Sales, Marketing, Branding and Relationship Expert

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. MDT - Successful Insurance Innovation

3:30 - 4:30 MDT - Washington Update: Swamped!

Tuesday, September 26th

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. MDT - Tuesday Keynote
Kevin Poulsen
Cyber Crime Expert and Author of “Kingpin”

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. MDT - Cyber Security: Threats & Solutions

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. MDT - Marijuana Legalization and the Impact to Insurance Panel Discussion

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. MDT - Innovation & Disruption Impacting the Property/Casualty Industry


This new virtual event offers you the opportunity to:

  • Watch live broadcasts of NAMIC Annual Convention sessions

  • Access recordings and presentation slides on-demand

  • Watch live interviews with popular industry experts and speakers

  • Participate in interactive Q&A sessions with presenters through the virtual host

If you can't watch the sessions when they are broadcast live, no problem! You will have access to all content on-demand within 48 hours of it being broadcast live.