Sep 22 - 25, 2019 | National Harbor, Md.

Full Agenda

123rd Annual Convention September 23-26, 2018

Full Agenda


Saturday, September 22, 2018

6:00 – 6:45 a.m.

Golf Outing Grab and Go Breakfast and Shuttle Pick-Up

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Annual Golf Outing to Benefit The Institutes 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 Quarry Golf Course in San Antonio. Registration for this event can be made while completing your online convention registration. Click here for more information.

1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: San Antonio at-a-Glance Tour
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Optional Tour Activity Desk
Located near the NAMIC Event Information Desk outside of Exhibit Hall 1 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

3:00 – 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 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Prayer Service Choir Rehearsal
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 23, 2018

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 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Optional Tour Activity Desk
Located near the NAMIC Event Information Desk outside of Exhibit Hall 1 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Prayer Service and Breakfast*
Start Convention with this optional, non-denominational worship service and breakfast. Enjoy fellowship, music from the NAMIC choir, and a thought-provoking address.

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Farm Mutual Conference Board Meeting

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

NAMICO Board Meeting

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Historic Market Square Tour
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Texas Craft Beer Tasting and San Antonio River Walk Tour*
Located in the revitalized Pearl District, Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden breathes new life into a true piece of Texas history. Housed in the 130-year-old building of what was the original Boiler Room of the Pearl Brewery Complex, the bulk of the original architecture remains intact, with the kitchen built right into the original brewery’s boilers. Guests will travel by private riverboat along the world-famous San Antonio River Walk, capturing the sights, wonders, and culture of the River City, followed by a robust Texas craft beer tasting and gourmet lunch of Texas Hill Country fare at the Boiler House. Transportation, lunch, and all beverages are included. RSVP required. Stop by Advocacy Central or contact Carmen Canavan or Holly Pitt Young for more information.

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

11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Shooting Event at the National Shooting Complex*
The National Shooting Complex is one of the premier shooting facilities in the world, spanning 671 acres of San Antonio countryside. As the headquarters for the National Skeet Shooting Association and National Sporting Clays Association, it hosts elite tournaments for both sports, including the World Skeet Championships and National Sporting Clays Championship. Guests will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch followed by the opportunity to shoot 50 sporting clay targets with the guidance of certified instructors. Transportation, lunch, guns (participants are welcome to bring their own), and ammunition are included. Stop by Advocacy Central or contact Carmen Canavan or Holly Pitt Young for more information.

12:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: World Heritage Mission Tour
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: San Antonio at-a-Glance Tour
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Convention Planning Committee Huddle

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

NAMIC Certification Committee Meeting

4:30 –5:15 p.m.

Sponsor VIP Reception**

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Chairman’s Reception
Enjoy a warm welcome to San Antonio and connect with your peers at NAMIC's opening event. You and your registered guest are invited to taste local flavors, try your hand at local crafts, and take part in one of San Antonio’s annual traditions, the Fiesta.

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Past Chairmen’s Reunion**
NAMIC Past Chairmen of the Board and spouse/guest will gather for a casual dinner and time to connect and catch up.

Monday September 24, 2018

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 Henry B. Gonzalez 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 for the Marketplace kick-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. Don’t forget to drop your ticket off for the Grand Opening Prize Drawing.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Attendee Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Optional Tour Activity Desk
Located near the NAMIC Event Information Desk outside of Exhibit Hall 1 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

8:15 – 8:45 a.m.

Marketplace Solutions Tours
The Marketplace Solutions tours are an efficient way for convention attendees to discover new solutions and innovative services for various aspects of business operations.

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NAMIC Arbitration Committee Meeting**

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Opening Session and Keynote
Join us for the energetic kick off for the in-person and virtual audience as we broadcast the start of the 123rd NAMIC Annual Convention in grand style featuring a vibrant story where the industry comes together. Hear inspirational remarks from NAMIC’s President & CEO Chuck Chamness and Chairman of the Board Paul Ehlert, followed by our keynote speaker address.

Shannon Huffman Polson
Author and U.S. Army Apache Helicopter Captain and Pilot

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Attendee Lunch

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Guest Lunch
Guests are VIP’s to us! We hope you will join us for a fun lunch where you can meet fellow guests attending the convention. We’ve selected a speaker just for you. All registered guests are invited to attend.

Mark Brown
Emmy Award Nominated Inspirational Speaker
Southwestern Consulting
Lizella, Ga.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

NAMIC Merit Society Lunch*
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.

Ted Nickel
Commissioner of Insurance
State of Wisconsin
Madison, Wis.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Trustees 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.

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Annual Conference Meeting of Members

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Educational Sessions and Workshops

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Marketplace Solutions Tours
The Marketplace Solutions tours are an efficient way for convention attendees to discover new solutions and innovative services for various aspects of business operations.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Educational Sessions and Workshops

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception
Join a lively reception and a grand prize drawing for a wonderful vacation.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Benefits Club Reception**

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

NAMIC Leadership Reception and Dinner**

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

6:30 – 7:45 a.m.

Fun Run and 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. The race starts at 7:00 a.m. Since 2013, NAMIC has raised more than $1.8 million in support of this important foundation.

7:00 a.m. – 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 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

8:00 – 9:00 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 to your hotel room on Monday.

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Optional Tour Activity Desk
Located near the NAMIC Event Information Desk outside of Exhibit Hall 1 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Workers' Compensation Council Meeting**

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

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

Carly Fiorina
Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and former 2016 Republican presidential candidate

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Professional Development Lounge

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Historic Market Square Tour
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
The Marketplace closes at 3:30 p.m. today — make sure you’ve planned your visits with industry partners and resources. Prize drawings will also occur at 2:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Professional Development Lounge: Professional Portrait Studio
Get a free professional photo to use on your LinkedIn profile or professional profile. Photographers and make-up artists will be available.

For those who didn’t reserve a seat, stop by the lounge to request your photograph session.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Educational Sessions and Workshops

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Professional Development Lounge

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Attendee Lunch

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

NAMIC PAC VIP Lunch*
Join NAMIC PAC for its annual luncheon with Tuesday’s keynote speaker, Carly Fiorina. Enjoy getting the inside scoop on all things political, while looking back at President Trump’s second year in office and looking forward to what’s to come. RSVP required. Stop by Advocacy Central or contact Carmen Canavan at ccanavan@namic.org or Holly Pitt Young at hpittyoung@namic.org for more information.

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Marketplace Solutions Tours
The Marketplace Solutions tours are an efficient way for convention attendees to discover new solutions and innovative services for various aspects of business operations.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Professional Development Lounge: The Art of the Meal: Simple Etiquette for Business Professionals – Interactive Lunch
Join us for this interactive luncheon to enjoy a meal with fellow professionals while learning the critical elements of professional etiquette. This promises to be fun and informative and a great way to enjoy lunch while at Convention.

Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Educational Sessions and Workshops

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Professional Development Lounge

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social, St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving, and Exhibitor Prize Drawings
The final hour in 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 prize drawings.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Professional Development Lounge

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Professional Development Lounge

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Educational Sessions and Workshops

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Marketplace Closes/Exhibitors Dismantle

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

7:00 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 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Property Casualty Conference Senior Executive 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.

7:30 – 8:45 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 Directors’ Education web page.

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.

8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

NAMIC PAC Silent Auction Closing Breakfast
Stop by Advocacy Central to bid on NAMIC PAC Silent Auction’s exciting travel experiences, one-of-a-kind jewelry, artwork, and so much more! Stick around to make sure yours is the winning bid and participate in the silent auction’s closing reception, or check out NAMIC PAC’s mobile bidding app on Handbid to shop the auction from anywhere in the world, even while sitting in the Ballroom waiting for sessions to begin!

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Annual Meeting of Members and Closing Keynote
All are invited to join us for the association’s Annual Meeting of Members, where we will elect the 2018-2019 board of directors and present several industry and association leaders with Service Awards. We will close out the morning with our third and final keynote speaker.

Steve Battista
Former Senior Vice President, Brand, Under Armour, Inc.

11:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NAMIC Board Meeting**

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Professional Development Lounge

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Professional Development Lounge: Professional Portrait Studio
Get a free professional photo to use on your LinkedIn profile or professional profile. Photographers and make-up artists will be available.

For those who didn’t reserve a seat, stop by the lounge to request your photograph session.

12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Educational Sessions and Workshops

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Professional Development Lounge

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Tequila Tasting on the Riverwalk Tour
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Professional Development Lounge

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Professional Development Lounge

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Sparkling in San Antonio*
Prior to the Closing Celebration, join NAMIC PAC for a special diamonds and champagne reception. 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 this gorgeous jewelry valued at more than $4,000? Join NAMIC PAC to find out! Enjoy the excitement along with complimentary beer, wine, and cocktails. RSVP required. Stop by Advocacy Central or contact Carmen Canavan at ccanavan@namic.org or Holly Pitt Young at hpittyoung@namic.org for more information.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Closing Celebration Reception

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Closing Celebration and Entertainment
End your 2018 convention experience on a high note with food, fellowship, and entertainment from Asleep at the Wheel as we bring the spirit and fun of a Texas-style dance hall to the event. The band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums, and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. The Grammy award-winning “Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys” is the band’s most recent release (2015) and marks the band’s third full-length Bob Wills tribute album. Asleep at the Wheel boasts an all-star lineup of 22 acclaimed collaborations, which includes legends such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and George Strait and newcomers such as the Avett Brothers, Amos Lee, and Old Crow Medicine Show. It is sure to be a fun evening filled with toe-tappin’, boot-scootin’ music to celebrate a successful convention.

All registered attendees should have received an email on July 26 that will have a username and password that can be used to make seat selections. Contact registrar@namic.org for more information.

10:00 p.m.

2018 NAMIC Annual Convention Concludes

Thursday, September 27, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Texas Hill Country Wine Trail Tour
Please click here for more details or to sign up for optional tours.

*Optional Ticketed Event
** By Invitation Only

Contacts

Julie Bacher
Customer Service Coordinator

317.876.4279

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