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NAMIC Annual Convention - Where The Industry Comes Together, A NAMIC Event | September 21-24, 2013 | National Harbor, Md.

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.

If you would like more details about speakers and sessions, please click here.

Saturday, September 20

8 a.m.

NAMIC Annual Convention Golf Outing Benefiting The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation
Join NAMIC, the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, and your peers for a golf scramble at Renditions Golf Course. It begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided along with transportation from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Registration can be completed when registering for the convention. For more information, contact Amanda at abyrd@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. The desk will be located on the ballroom level of the Gaylord National Convention Center.

1:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: D.C. Highlights Tour
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5 – 6 p.m.

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

7 - 11 p.m.

Optional Activity: Monuments by Moonlight Tour
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Sunday, September 21

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. - 3 p.m.

Optional Activity: Smithsonian Museums Excursion Tour
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11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Mount Vernon/National Treasure Book of Secrets Boat Cruise*
Join NAMIC PAC for an excursion to Mount Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington. Attendees will take a round-trip private boat cruise down the Potomac River to the estate to enjoy a tour of the Mount Vernon mansion. Attendees will also enjoy the National Treasure tour, a one-hour walking tour that goes behind the scenes to areas where "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets" filming took place to learn how these locations were used during George Washington's time. Lunch and beverages provided. For more information, contact Laura-Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

12 - 5 p.m.

Optional Activity: D.C. Highlights Tour
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12 - 6 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-In: Marketplace for Mutuals

1 - 5 p.m.

Optional Activity: Honoring America’s Heroes
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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 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 National Harbor.

Monday, September 22

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 a.m.

Opening General Session
The official start to the 119th NAMIC Annual Convention takes place with messages from NAMIC Chairman John Bishop of Motorists Insurance Group, NAMIC President and CEO Chuck Chamness, and former Commander of the USS Benfold Mike Abrashoff. Abrashoff will deliver a stirring message about the process of re-imagining leadership and replacing command and control with commitment and cohesion. By empowering every individual to share the responsibility of achieving excellence, he has affected phenomenal change in some of the most unexpected places.

11 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

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

Guest Networking Luncheon
Join us for this opportunity to learn more about the issue of distracted driving. Victim-advocate and distracted-driving crash survivor Jacy Good will share her tragic story and the frightening facts and statistics surrounding distracted driving, which is currently the cause of 26 percent of all traffic accidents. As inspirational as it is informative, Good’s Hang Up and Drive program is an important one that shouldn't be missed.

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 p.m.

Merit Society 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. In addition, an honorary Merit Award will be given to Steven Weisbart, senior vice president and chief economist of the Insurance Information Institute. Weisbart will also be the luncheon’s guest speaker, talking about “Financial Illiteracy and Its Effect on the Property/Casualty Insurance Industry.”

1 - 1:30 p.m.

Annual Conference Business Meetings

Property Casualty Conference Annual Business Meeting

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 Business Meeting
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.

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Financial Management
This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. ORSA and Operations

  2. Small-Company Tax Updates

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Financial Primer: Investments, Audits, and Insurance Accounting for Directors

  2. Weather Trends

  3. The Future of Cars and Homes

  4. Cloud Issues and Risks

  5. Emerging Trends in the Investigation of Insurance Fraud

  6. Emerging Legal Issues

  7. Financial Management (continued)
    This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention

4:15 - 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 p.m.

NAMIC Leadership Dinner**

Tuesday, September 23

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.

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
Hear from Sen. Ben Nelson, CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, as he reviews current key issues concerning state insurance regulation and what to expect in the coming year.

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Optional Activity: Celebrity and Shopping Excursion to Georgetown
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10 - 10:30 a.m.

Break

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

Past, Present, and Future of the Farm Mutual
This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Employee Engagement

  2. Top Five Operational Issues

  3. Driverless Cars and Crash-Avoidance Technology – Insuring the Cars of the Future

  4. Mergers and Amalgamations for Mutual Advantage

  5. Reinsurance Solutions

  6. The Changing Landscape of Rewards, Performance, and Talent

11 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

12 - 1 p.m.

Past Chairmen's Luncheon**

1 - 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Maximizing Your NAMIC Membership

  2. Changing Agent Distribution Channels

  3. Emerging Risks

  4. Small-Company Manager Conflict of Interest

  5. The Director's Role in Corporate Strategy: Picture Framer or Artist?

  6. Narrowing the Swath — Reducing Hail Losses

  7. Corporate Governance
    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.

3:30 - 5 p.m.

Corporate Governance (continued)
This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention

4 - 5 p.m.

PAC Silent Auction Closing
Stop by Advocacy Central near the General Sessions 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 to participate in the auction’s closing reception. For more information contact Laura-Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

7 - 11 p.m.

Optional Activity: Monuments by Moonlight Tour
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Wednesday, September 24

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 Director's Education web page.

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

NAMIC Registration Desk Open

8 - 10 a.m.

Guest Coffee Connection and Volunteer Activity
Don’t miss this great opportunity to grab a cup of coffee or tea, connect with fellow convention guests, and participate in a volunteer activity. All registered guests are invited. More information on this event will be distributed to all registered guests in advance.

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Optional Activity: Annapolis Tour
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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 2014-15 board of directors will take place at this time.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Closing General Session
Join us after the Annual Meeting of Members to hear about what is happening in our nation’s capital from two Washington insiders. Juan Williams, political analyst and award-winning journalist, and Fred Barnes, veteran political reporter, commentator, and executive editor, will share the stage and give attendees an update on the Beltway’s political landscape.

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

NAMIC PAC Eighth Annual VIP Luncheon*
Please join NAMIC PAC for its eighth annual luncheon that will feature a photo opportunity with Wednesday’s General Session speakers Fred Barnes and Juan Williams. Enjoy getting the “inside scoop” on Washington, and what’s to come in this year’s mid-term elections. For more information, contact Laura-Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

1 - 4:30 p.m.

Understanding Reinsurance for Today’s Mutual
This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention

6 - 7 p.m.

Diamonds in the District*
Prior the closing gala, join NAMIC PAC for a special Diamonds, Sapphires and Champagne reception. All who attend will receive a glass of champagne- each will hold a pair of sapphire or diamond earrings- but only one will hold the winning item! Will you be the lucky one to win a sapphire and diamond pendant necklace valued at over $4,000? 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
Celebrate your last evening in National Harbor, Md., with RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES. This multi-media spectacular takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most-celebrated band. RAIN adds even more songs than you know and love from the vast anthology of Beatles classics.

New in 2014!
Attendees now have the opportunity to reserve their seat on-line, prior to arrival at the convention. The reservation process will open to registered attendees on July 23rd.

More information about the process is available at this location.

10 p.m.

119th Annual Convention Concludes


*Optional Ticketed Event

**By Invitation Only

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, July 25, 2014 4:39:14 PM.

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