September 19-22, 2021 | Nashville, Tenn. & Virtual

Agenda

Sunday, September 19 (All times listed are in Central Standard Time)
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, picking up pre-registered attendee packets, and signing up for optional events and tours. The desk will be located in the Delta Lobby on Level 2 of the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Prayer Service and Breakfast*
Start Convention with this optional non-denominational worship service and breakfast. The morning will kick off with traditional and modern worship songs led by Nashville local singer-songwriter Christopher Williams. A thought-provoking address will follow from Jeff Schulte, founder and president of Tin Man Ministries.

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Marketplace for Mutuals – Exhibitor Set-Up

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Farm Mutual Conference Board Meeting

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Property Casualty Conference Board Meeting

11:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Optional Activity: A Taste of Nashville Tour
Start your two-step into town on the right foot with NAMIC PAC’s A Taste of Nashville tour. Let your taste buds be the guide as you sample some of Nashville’s finest ‘que while learning the secrets of the smoke straight from the pit master. Wash down those sides with a perfectly paired brew before heading to a local distillery to sample another Music City staple: Tennessee whiskey. A master distiller will be on hand to let you in on some of the tricks of the trade. There may be a pop quiz for prizes, so don’t let the samples go to your head. (Spoiler alert: The difference between Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey is the charcoal mellowing process.) The cost of this activity is $250.

12:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Discover Nashville Tour
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2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Famous Footsteps Nashville Walking Tour
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2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Private Old Town Trolley Historical Tour
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3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

NAMIC Officers Meeting

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

VIP Reception**

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Merit Society Reception**

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception Hosted by NAMIC Chair
Enjoy a warm welcome to Nashville and connect with your peers at NAMIC's opening event.

Monday, September 20 (All times listed are in Central Standard Time)
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NAMIC Event Information Desk
The NAMIC Event Information Desk is the central location for getting your questions answered, picking up pre-registered attendee packets, and signing up for optional events and tours. The desk will be located in the Delta Lobby on Level 2 of the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Marketplace for Mutuals Grand Opening
Join the fun and excitement for the Marketplace kick-off, as we connect with solution providers and resources. Visit booth 315 to learn all about NAMIC membership benefits and services available and jump-start your networking. Don’t forget to drop your ticket off for the Grand Opening Prize Drawing.

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Attendee Breakfast

8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Educational Sessions and Workshops

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Opening Session and Keynote
Join us for the energetic kick off to the 126th NAMIC Annual Convention in grand style featuring vibrant stories, leadership insights, and the latest industry updates. Hear inspirational remarks from NAMIC’s President and CEO Neil Alldredge and Chair of the Board Bob Zak, followed by our keynote speaker.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Attendee Lunch

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Board of Trustees Lunch

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.

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

NAMIC Certification Award Ceremony

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Educational Sessions and Workshops

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour
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2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

Educational Sessions and Workshops

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Educational Sessions and Workshops

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Marketplace for Mutuals Networking Reception
Join a lively reception and chance to win a grand prize drawing.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Thank You Reception

6:00 – 10:15 p.m.

Optional Activity: General Jackson Showboat Dinner Cruise
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6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

NAMIC Leadership Reception and Dinner**

8:15 – 11:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: The Murder in Music City Ghost Tour
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Tuesday, September 21 (All times listed are in Central Standard Time)
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

NAMIC Event Information Desk
The NAMIC Event Information Desk is the central location for getting your questions answered, picking up pre-registered attendee packets, and signing up for optional events and tours. The desk will be located in the Delta Lobby on Level 2 of the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

7:45 – 8:45 a.m.

Executive Hour in the Marketplace for Mutuals**
This invitation-only hour is a quieter time for executives and professional staff of insurance carriers to conduct business in the Marketplace. Breakfast will be provided during this time. Primary company executives and professional staff, look for your invitation to be delivered via email.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday Keynote
Join us for a high-powered keynote with an economic focus.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Networking in the Marketplace for Mutuals
The Marketplace closes at 4:00 p.m. today – make sure you’ve planned your visits with industry partners and resources. Prize drawings will also occur at 2:30 p.m.

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Educational Sessions and Workshops

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

NAMIC PAC VIP Lunch*
Please join NAMIC PAC for a VIP lunch with special guest Scott Rasmussen. Long recognized as one of the world's leading public opinion pollsters, Scott Rasmussen is constantly measuring and analyzing the mood of the nation. Whether it's the upcoming 2022 mid-term elections, underlying business trends, or the coronavirus pandemic, get the “inside scoop” from New York Times bestselling author and public opinion analyst Scott Rasmussen!

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Attendee Lunch

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Educational Sessions and Workshops

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Behind-the-Scenes: Opryland Hotel Horticultural Tour
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2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Ice Cream Social and Exhibitor Prize Drawings in the Marketplace

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Educational Sessions and Workshops

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Silent Auction Closing Reception
Stop by Advocacy Central during Convention to bid on NAMIC PAC Silent Auction’s exciting items, packages, one-of-a-kind jewelry, artwork, and so much more. Then join us during the Closing Reception for a drink and your last chance to win one of these amazing items!

4:00 p.m.

Marketplace for Mutuals Closes

6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: A Night of Country Music on Broadway
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6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Grand Ole Opry Concert
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Wednesday, September 22 (All times listed are in Central Standard Time)
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, picking up pre-registered attendee packets, and signing up for optional events and tours. The desk will be located in the Delta Lobby on Level 2 of the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

7:15 – 9:00 a.m.

Property Casualty Conference Senior Executives Roundtable 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.

7:15 – 9:00 a.m.

Farm Mutual Director Certification 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 FMDC webpage.

7:15 – 9:00 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.

7:15 – 9:00 a.m.

Legal and Compliance Roundtable Breakfast**

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Closing Keynote
All are invited to join us for the closing keynote, where we will hear from the incoming Chair of the Board, Steve Sliver, and feature the St. Baldrick’s shavee(s) losing their hair to clippers. We will close out the morning with our final keynote speaker.

11:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NAMIC Board Meeting

12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Educational Sessions and Workshops

12:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Hey Y’all Distillery Crawl
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1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Belle Meade Mansion Tour and Bourbon Tasting
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2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Famous Footsteps Nashville Walking Tour
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5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Diamonds and Champagne Reception*
Prior to the Nashville Nights Celebration, join NAMIC PAC for a special diamonds and champagne reception. All who attend will receive a box that will hold a pair of earrings, but only one will hold the winning item. Will you be the lucky one to win this gorgeous jewelry? Join NAMIC PAC to find out. Tickets are required to enter.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Nashville Nights Celebration
Close out Convention with a night under the stars filled with the tastes, sights, and sounds of Music City. Stroll through a variety of food stations featuring local cuisine before hitting the dance floor to move to the sounds of live country music from local Nashville artists.

This year's celebration is less formal than prior years, so we encourage you to pull out your cowboy boots and hats, jeans, skirts, and sequins like you would for a night out on Broadway. Weather-permitting, part of the evening will take place outside under an open-air tent, so please plan to dress for the local weather that is between 65 and 80 degrees in September.

8:30 p.m.

NAMIC 126th Annual Convention Concludes

*Optional Ticketed Event

**By Invitation Only

Contacts

Julianna Gorman
Webinar & Customer Service Coordinator

317.875.5250

  Julianna