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NAMIC Annual Convention - Where The Industry Comes Together, A NAMIC Event | September 27-30, 2015 | San Diego, Calif.

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.

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“The Convention was a great success with the usual strong educational program. This is a 'can't miss' event for my area of responsibility.”

- Patrick Clark
Vice President
Hartford Steam Boiler

Saturday, September 26

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

NAMIC 2015 Annual Convention Golf Outing Benefitting the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation
Join your peers at the 2015 NAMIC Annual Golf Outing benefiting the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, an affiliate of the The Institutes, for a golf scramble at Maderas Golf Club. Step onto the first tee and enjoy the course’s three lakes, waterfalls and over forty acres of native plants and habitat. Maderas Golf Club is the number one golf course in San Diego for a reason! “Top Rated Golf Course in San Diego for 7 Consecutive Years” by Zagat Survey. What a great way to kick off the convention week! If you would like to attend, make sure to select this activity on your Convention registration. For more information, contact Julie Bacher at jbacher@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, registering on site for convention, and purchasing optional event tickets.

1:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Optional Activity: Uncover the City with Sol
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5 – 6 p.m.

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

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Experience the Italian Lifestyle (Little Italy Tour & Wine Tasting)
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Sunday, September 27

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 the NAMIC choir. If you would like to attend, make sure to select this activity on your convention registration form.

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Explore the Vineyards
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10:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Optional Activity: Jewel by the Shore
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12 - 6 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-In: Marketplace for Mutuals

1 – 5 p.m.

Optional Activity: Explore San Diego by Trolley
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1:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Optional Activity: Aolani Catamaran Sailing
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4 – 5 p.m.

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

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Chairman's Reception
Begin the convention on a high note with an event that is complete with food and entertainment. Network with peers and enjoy a warm welcome to San Diego.

Monday, September 28

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
A continental breakfast will be offered for attendees at this opportunity to visit with a wide variety of insurance industry products and services providers.

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Opening General Session

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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

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

Attendee Luncheon in the Marketplace for Mutuals

11:45 a.m. - 1 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.

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Merit Award 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

1 - 1:30 p.m.

Annual Conference Meeting of Members

Property Casualty Conference Annual Meeting of Members

The Property Casualty Conference is the segment of the NAMIC membership comprised of the larger, multi-line companies. During this meeting, we will briefly review conference activities and elect new board members and officers.

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 - 3 p.m.

Advocacy Sessions

2 - 4 p.m.

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

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

4:30 - 5:30 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 29

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 7:00 am.

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

NAMIC Registration Desk Open

8 - 9 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 exhibitors at the convention. A light breakfast will be served and special activities have been planned.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Networking in the Marketplace for Mutuals
These extended hours will allow attendees more time to network with vendors and partners.

9 - 10 a.m.

General Session

10 - 10:30 a.m.

Break

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

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

10:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Optional Activity: Jewels by the Shore
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10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

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

Attendee Luncheon in the Marketplace for Mutuals

12 - 1 p.m.

Past Chairmen's Luncheon**

1 - 2 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

1 - 5 p.m.

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

2 - 4 p.m.

Ice Cream Social and St. Baldrick’s Head-Shaving
The NAMIC Marketplace for Mutuals’ final hours will finish off with ice cream treats, fellowship, and exciting activities. Activities will include the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s signature head shaving to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving childhood cancer research.

4:30 p.m.

PAC Silent Auction Closing
Stop by Advocacy Central in the Potomac Ballroom Foyer to get your photo snapped in NAMIC PAC’s photo booth 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 participate in the auction’s closing. For more information, contact Laura-Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

6 - 9:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Get Your Glow On (LED Night Paddle Boarding)
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Wednesday, September 30

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 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 are invited to participate in 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.

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Farm Mutual Director Certification (FMDC) Roundtable Breakfast**
Certified Farm Mutual Directors are invited to participate in 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 a.m. – 12 p.m.

NAMIC Registration Desk Open

8 - 10 a.m.

Guest Coffee Connection and Volunteer Activity

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 election of the 2015-16 board of directors will take place at this time.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Closing General Session

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

NAMIC PAC Ninth Annual VIP Luncheon*
Please join NAMIC PAC for its ninth annual luncheon that will feature a photo opportunity with Wednesday’s General Session speakers. Enjoy getting the “inside word” on Washington and what’s to come in months ahead. For more information, contact Laura-Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

12:30 - 4 p.m.

Optional Activity: Coronado Mini Trek
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12:30 - 5 p.m.

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

1 - 4:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Downtown Craft Brew Quest
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6 - 7 p.m.

Diamonds in the District*
Prior the closing gala, join NAMIC PAC for a special reception. All who attend will receive a glass of champagne. Each glass will hold a pair of earrings, but only one will hold the winning item. Join us to find out. Enjoy the opportunity along with complimentary cocktails and light fare prior to the dinner. For more information, contact Laura-Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

6 - 7 p.m.

Closing Celebration Reception – Cash Bar Available

7 - 10 p.m.

Closing Celebration and Entertainment

10 p.m.

120th Annual Convention Concludes


*Optional Ticketed Event

**By Invitation Only

Thursday, October 1

10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: From Grapes to Hops (Orfila Winery & Stone Brewing Company)
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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, March 20, 2015 12:22:56 PM.

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