Sep 24 - 27, 2017 | Denver, CO

Full Conference Agenda

Looking for an overview of all activities at the Convention? This is the place for you. The Annual Convention offers many options for networking, educational content, meetings with service partners and advisors, and a little free time to take in the local sights. The other pages featured in the event information will provide up-to-date details as you plan your convention experience.

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.

PFMM Credit at Convention
If you are a farm mutual manager looking to earn the Professional Farm Mutual Manager (PFMM) designation or maintain your active status, you can do so at the NAMIC Convention. The module offered at this year’s convention emphasizes the essential topic of Financial Management. To receive credit, you must add the PFMM Credit at Convention as an optional activity while registering for the convention. Registering for the PFMM courses will guarantee your seat at the sessions. Limited seating will be available for other convention attendees.

Saturday, September 23

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

NAMIC 2017 Annual Convention Golf Outing to Benefit The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation
The golf outing is always a great way to kick off the Convention week as you reconnect with NAMIC friends on the golf course. Join us for a golf scramble at the Ridge at Castle Pines North, one of Colorado's most prestigious and upscale public golf courses. Since opening in 1997, the Ridge has received both national and statewide recognition in various publications. Registration for this event can be made while completing your online convention registration.

1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

NAMIC Event Information Desk
The NAMIC Event Information Desk is the central location for getting your questions answered about the convention, picking up pre-registered attendee packets, registering on site for convention, and purchasing optional event tickets. The desk will be located in the Colorado Convention Center.

1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Denver Exploration Tour
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Downtown Brewery Tour
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Prayer Service Choir Practice
If you are interested in joining the NAMIC choir, please contact Larry Baile at lbaile@namic.org or indicate your interest on the convention registration form.

Sunday, September 24

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

NAMIC Event Information Desk
The NAMIC Event Information Desk is the central location for getting your questions answered about the convention, picking up pre-registered attendee packets, registering on site for convention, and purchasing optional event tickets. The desk will be located in the Colorado Convention Center.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

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

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Farm Mutual Conference Board Meeting

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

NAMICO Board Meeting

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Denver Exploration Tour
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.

11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: NAMIC PAC Tour and Luncheon at Coors Field*
Looking for an unforgettable experience in Denver? Come kick start convention with NAMIC PAC and go behind the scenes at Coors Field. The outing includes an exclusive private tour of the stadium, a reception on Coors Field, a luncheon in a private club overlooking the field, and all transportation. We will also have an elected official as our special guest to give you “inside baseball” on Washington. If you have mobility concerns, please reach out ASAP so we can be sure to have all accommodations set up. This is a one-of-a-kind event you won’t want to miss. For more information, contact Laura-Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Optional Activity: Georgetown Loop Railroad Tour
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Marketplace for Mutuals – Exhibitor Set-up

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Property Casualty Conference Board Meeting

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Red Rocks and Coors Brewery Tour
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Convention Planning Committee Huddle

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Sponsor VIP Reception**

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Chairman’s Reception: A Rocky Mountain High
Begin the convention on a high note with an event that is complete with food and entertainment. Connect with peers and enjoy a warm welcome to Denver.

Monday, September 25

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

NAMIC Event Information Desk
The NAMIC Event Information Desk is the central location for getting your questions answered about the convention, picking up pre-registered attendee packets, registering on site for convention, and purchasing optional event tickets. The desk will be located in the Colorado Convention Center.

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

NAMIC Advisory Council Breakfast**

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Marketplace for Mutuals Grand Opening
Join the fun and excitement when the exhibit show kicks-off as we connect with solution providers and resources. Visit NAMIC Central to learn all about NAMIC membership benefits and services available; fuel up with breakfast; and jump-start your networking – all in one convenient location.

8:15 a.m.

Marketplace Solutions Tour Departure

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Opening Session & Keynote

Scott Stratten
Disruptive and UN-traditional Sales, Marketing, Branding and Relationship Expert

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Attendee Luncheon Within the Marketplace for Mutuals

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Guest Networking Luncheon
All registered guests are invited to attend. Attendees are welcome to exchange their Attendee Luncheon tickets to participate in this event.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

NAMIC Merit Society Luncheon*
Join fellow members of the NAMIC Merit Society at this optional luncheon where new Merit Award recipients will be recognized and the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation NAMIC Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented.

Noelle Codispoti, CPCU, ARM
Executive Director
Gamma Iota Sigma
Yardley, Pa.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

PAC Trustees Luncheon Meeting

11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Networking in the Marketplace for Mutuals
Filled with companies dedicated to the success of the mutual insurance industry, the Marketplace for Mutuals is the place to find strategic solutions and new partnerships to empower your company to excel. Once again, the marketplace is open for additional time, allowing busy executives and decision makers to connect with product and service providers when it fits within their schedules. Be sure to visit NAMIC Central, located in the Marketplace for Mutuals, to connect with NAMIC state advocacy staff and for information on NAMIC product and service offerings.

12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Experiential Learning Tour: Cannabis Industry Insights – The Risk Management & Industry Challenges
Advance registration is required. Please click here for more details or to register.

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Annual Conference Meetings of Members

  1. Property Casualty Conference Annual Meeting of Members
    The Property Casualty Conference is the segment of the NAMIC membership comprised of the larger, multiline companies. During this meeting, we will briefly review conference activities and elect new board members and officers.

  2. Farm Mutual Conference Annual Meeting of Members
    The Farm Mutual Conference is the segment of the NAMIC membership comprised of smaller companies and farm mutuals throughout the United States and Canada. During this meeting, we will briefly review conference activities and elect new board members and officers.

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Denver History Tour
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Speaker Connection Lounges
Meet up with your peers and content leaders following the educational sessions. The Speaker Connection Lounges will feature casual seating to encourage you to pull up a chair and chat about what you learned, discuss ideas sparked by the sessions, and share experiences your organization is facing. Both PCC and FMC lounges are offered to allow you to connect with peers of the same company type and size.

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Break

1:45 – 4:45 p.m.

PFMM Session: Financial Management
This session is required for those registered for PFMM courses at convention.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Corporate Governance Framework & The Impact of CGAD on Board Practices - Part 1

  2. Predictive Analytics for Small and Medium Sized Companies

  3. Developing Your Executive Team Panel Discussion

  4. A.M. Best’s Perspective on Mutual Companies

  5. IBHS Insights: Hail

  6. Connect Differently: Successful Insurance Innovation Panel Discussion

3:00 p.m.

Marketplace Solutions Tour Departure

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Corporate Governance Framework & The Impact of CGAD on Board Practices - Part 2: Panel Discussion

  2. Alternative Reinsurance Mechanisms for Small Companies – Opportunities, Threats & Challenges

  3. Delivering High-Stakes Presentations

  4. Don't Count on the Status Quo: How Mutual Insurers Should Prepare for the Technology Revolution

  5. Homeowner Telematics: The Latest Insights & Real-Life Examples Panel Discussion

  6. Connect Differently: Washington Update: Swamped!

4:30 – 6:00 p.m

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

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Thank You Reception**

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

NAMIC Leadership Reception**

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

NAMIC Leadership Dinner**

Tuesday, September 26

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 exercise during convention while helping 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 form. The race starts at 7 a.m.

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NAMIC Event Information Desk
The NAMIC Event Information Desk is the central location for getting your questions answered about the convention, picking up pre-registered attendee packets, registering on site for convention, and purchasing optional event tickets. The desk will be located in the Colorado Convention Center.

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Executive Hour in the Marketplace for Mutuals**
This is an invitation-only hour for executives and staff of insurance companies to conduct business with the product and service providers. A light breakfast will be served and special activities have been planned.

8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

State Affairs Committee Meeting**

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday Keynote

Kevin Poulsen
Cyber Crime Expert and Author of “Kingpin”

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Day in Cherry Creek
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.

10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Networking in the Marketplace for Mutuals

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Questions All Directors Should Be Asking Part 1: Compensation and Succession Planning

  2. Understanding Company Financials: Income Statement & Balance Sheet - Part 1

  3. Millennial Insights Panel Discussion

  4. Geological Insights: Earthquakes, Fracking, and What’s Really Happening

  5. IBHS Insights: Wildfires

  6. Connect Differently: Cyber Security Threats & Solutions

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

PFMM Session: Past, Present and Future of the Farm Mutual
This session is required for those registered for PFMM courses at convention.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Attendee Luncheon Within the Marketplace for Mutuals

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

State Affairs Committee/Federal Affairs Committee Joint Luncheon**

12:00 p.m.

Marketplace Solutions Tour Departure

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

State Affairs Committee/Federal Affairs Committee Joint Luncheon**

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Past Chairmen’s Luncheon**

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Questions All Directors Should Be Asking Part 2: Technology, Reinsurance, and CAT Modeling/Analytics

  2. Understanding Key Financial Metrics & Operating Ratios – Part 2

  3. Cyber Security Threats & Solutions (Repeat)

  4. Getting Ready for Retirement – A Case Study on Executive Retirement Planning

  5. Innovation & Disruption Impacting the Property/Casualty Industry

  6. The Risks of Cloud Computing

  7. Connect Differently: Marijuana Legalization & the Impact to Insurance Panel Discussion

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Santa Fe Art District Gallery Tour
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Speaker Connection Lounges
Meet up with your peers and content leaders following the educational sessions. The Speaker Connection Lounges will feature casual seating to encourage you to pull up a chair and chat about what you learned, discuss ideas sparked by the sessions, and share experiences your organization is facing. Both PCC and FMC lounges are offered to allow you to connect with peers of the same company type and size.

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Federal Affairs Committee Meeting**

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social, St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving and Exhibitor Raffles The final hour within the Marketplace will feature ice cream treats, fellowship, and exciting activities. Enjoy an exciting dueling-stage environment while we raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The afternoon will feature the St. Baldrick’s shavee(s) losing their hair to the clippers intermixed with the popular must-be-present-to-win exhibitor raffles.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Things Directors Do That Drive Management Crazy Panel Discussion

  2. Alternative Reinsurance Mechanisms for Small Companies – Opportunities, Threats & Challenges (Repeat)

  3. Destined to Disrupt- The State of the Sharing Economy & the Insurance Industry’s Response

  4. Session TBD

  5. Hang Up the Phone! Delivering a Stellar Sales and Service Experience in the Digital Era

  6. Connect Differently: Innovation & Disruption Impacting the Property/Casualty Industry (Repeat)

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Silent Auction Closing
Stop by Advocacy Central near the general sessions to try your luck in NAMIC PAC’s Cash Cube or to bid on the Silent Auction’s exciting trip experiences and one-of-a-kind items. Stick around to make sure yours is the winning bid and to participate in the auction’s closing reception. Or check out NAMIC PAC’s mobile bidding app to shop the auction from anywhere in the world. For more information, contact Laura-Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Exhibitors Dismantle Within the Marketplace for Mutuals

Wednesday, September 27

7:30 - 8:45 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 a roundtable discussion on issues impacting their businesses. Attendees will have the opportunity to suggest topics and lead discussions in small groups based on company size.

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Professional Farm Mutual Manager Roundtable Breakfast**
Certified Professional Farm Mutual Managers are invited to participate in a roundtable discussion on current issues. The NAMIC PFMM 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. For more information, visit the PFMM webpage.

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Farm Mutual Director Certification (FMDC) Roundtable Breakfast**
Certified Farm Mutual Directors are invited to participate in a roundtable discussion on current issues. Newly certified FMDC designees are also invited to this breakfast. The FMDC 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 Directors' Education web page.

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

NAMIC Event Information Desk
The NAMIC Event Information Desk is the central location for getting your questions answered about the convention, picking up pre-registered attendee packets, registering on site for convention, and purchasing optional event tickets. The desk will be located in the Colorado Convention Center.

9:30 - 10 a.m.

Annual Meeting of Members
Participate in the association’s governance and member community during NAMIC’s Annual Meeting of Members. The election of the 2017-18 board of directors will take place at this time.

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Industry Panel Discussion

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Closing Keynote

Michael Hayden
Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Former Director of the National Security Agency

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NAMIC PAC 11th Annual VIP Luncheon*
Please join NAMIC PAC for its 11th annual luncheon that will feature Wednesday’s General Session speaker, Michael Hayden. Enjoy the inside scoop on Washington while looking back at President Trump’s first year in office and forward to what’s to come. For more information, contact Laura-Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Experiential Learning Tour: Cannabis Industry Insights – The Risk Management & Industry Challenges
Advance registration is required. Please click here for more details or to register.

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

PFMM Session: Reinsurance
This session is required for those registered for PFMM Credit at convention.

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Denver History Tour
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Downtown Brewery Tour
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Rockin’ in the Rockies*
Prior the Closing Celebration, join NAMIC PAC for a special diamonds and champagne reception. All who attend will receive a glass of champagne. All who attend will receive a glass of champagne – each will hold a pair of earrings, but only one will hold the winning item. Will you be the lucky one to win gorgeous jewelry valued at more than $4,000? Join us to find out. You’ll also enjoy complimentary cocktails and light fare. For more information, contact Laura-Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Closing Celebration Reception – Cash Bar Available

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Closing Celebration and Entertainment
End your 2017 convention experience on a high note with food, fellowship, and entertainment provided by the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in country rock and American roots music. All registered attendees will receive an email on July 26 that will have a username and password that can be used to make seat selections.

10:00 p.m.

2017 NAMIC Annual Convention Concludes

Thursday, September 28

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Rocky Mountain National Tour – Hyatt Regency Denver Lobby
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.


*Optional Ticketed Event

**By Invitation Only