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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.

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

“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 to Benefit 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 more than 40 acres of native plants and habitat. Maderas Golf Club has been the top-rated golf course in San Diego by Zagat for seven consecutive years for a reason.

It is a great way to kick off the convention week! If you would like to participate, 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 to ask questions about convention, pick up pre-registered attendee packets, register on site for convention, and purchase optional event tickets. The desk will be located in the Seaport Foyer on the second level of the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

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 Larry Baile lbaile@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 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 a.m.

Farm Mutual Conference Board Meeting

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

NAMICO Board Meeting

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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11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Property Casualty Conference Board Meeting

12 - 4:30 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Game Day and Tailgate*
The San Diego Padres will face off against their neighbors, the Arizona Diamondbacks, September 27, and NAMIC PAC wants to put you in the middle of the action. Sit atop the famous Western Metal Supply Company building to tailgate and watch the game while enjoying complimentary beverages and ballpark fare. The building is a 100-year old historic brick structure that provides a popular and fantastic view of third base. Whether you enjoy baseball, historic buildings, or hot dogs, this outing will make for a delightful Sunday afternoon. Suggested contributions are $150 per person. For more information, contact Laura-Grace Ashton atlgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

12 - 6 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-In: Marketplace for Mutuals

12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

NAMIC PAC San Diego Harbor Boat Cruise and Tour*
NAMIC PAC is hosting a whale-watching day cruise – a great experience for the whole family. The private chartered yacht sails through the open sea, providing an opportunity to see blue whales, dolphins, harbor seals, sea lions, and beautiful San Diego landmarks. Even during “low season” you’re sure to see incredible marine life. This three-hour tour includes an expert tour guide, indoor/outdoor seating, lunch, and an open bar. Suggested contributions are $150 per person. For more information, contact Laura-Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org or 202-580-6740.

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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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 during 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
For this year’s convention, we invite you to choose the lunch option which suits your schedule. Within the Marketplace for Mutuals, you can enjoy a menu designed to maximize your time, while allowing you to munch as you network. If you are looking for a more relaxed environment, then you are welcome to enjoy a traditional buffet lunch which will be located on the beautiful Marina Courtyard.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

PAC Trustees Luncheon Meeting

11:45 a.m. - 1 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 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Guest Networking Luncheon
Join us for this opportunity to connect with fellow convention guests at this networking luncheon, while also gaining personal insight into how to communicate effectively.

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, multiline 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.

1:30 – 2 p.m.

Break

2 - 3 p.m.

Advocacy Session

2 - 3 p.m.

Loss Control
This session is required for those registered for PFMM courses at Convention

3 - 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Marketing

  2. Attracting, Engaging and Retaining the Workforce of Tomorrow

  3. Wild Weather Trends: Climate Change and Extreme Events in the Past, Present, and Future

  4. Hot Topic in Insurance: What Drives People to Switch Carriers

  5. The New Demographics and What They Mean for Your Business, Today and Tomorrow

  6. More Bang for Your Buck: Maximizing Cyber Security With a Minimal Budget

  7. Loss Control (continued)
    This session is required for those registered for PFMM courses at Convention

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception and Grand Prize Drawing
Join vendors that specialize in 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 at convention while also 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 that helps fund children’s cancer research. If you would like to participate, make sure to select this activity on your convention registration form. The event begins at 7 a.m.

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 insurance company executives to conduct business with the exhibitors at the convention. A light breakfast will be served and bring your invitation within your packet to be entered into a drawing for an Executive Coaching Package valued at $3,000.

8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

State Affairs Committee Meeting

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 service partners.

9 - 10 a.m.

General Session

10 - 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

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

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Data Warehousing – What, How and Why

  2. Advertising Segmentation Panel Discussion

  3. An Anti-Fraud Practices Model: Integration of Pre- and Post-Loss Response, Interaction, and Flow

  4. Managing a Virtual Workforce

  5. Changes in Agent Distribution

  6. Understanding Reinsurance as a Risk and Financial Management Tool

  7. Claims
    This session concludes at 12:30 p.m.
    This session is required for those registered for PFMM courses at Convention.

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

Attendee Luncheon
For this year’s convention, we invite you to choose the lunch option which suits your schedule. Within the Marketplace for Mutuals, you can enjoy a menu designed to maximize your time, while allowing you to munch as you network. If you are looking for a more relaxed environment, then you are welcome to enjoy a traditional buffet lunch which will be located on the beautiful Marina Courtyard.

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

State Affairs Committee/Federal Affairs Committee Joint Luncheon**

12 - 1 p.m.

Past Chairmen's Luncheon**

1 - 2 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Data Analytics

  2. How to Develop a Successful Internship Program

  3. Big-Picture Loss Control Issues

  4. Tech Statistics That Drive Consumer Behaviors

  5. Small-Company Conflict of Interest

  6. Performance Metrics

  7. Legal and Ethical Issues
    This session is required for those registered for PFMM courses at Convention

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Federal Affairs Committee Meeting

2 - 3 p.m.

Ice Cream Social, St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving and Exhibitor Raffles
The final hours within the Marketplace will feature ice cream treats, fellowship, and exciting activities. Participate in an exciting dueling-stage environment as we raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on the main stage and the winners are chosen for the must-be-present-to-win exhibitor raffles on the secondary stage. This year’s St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s "shavees” will be Sandy Parrillo, President & CEO of Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Company and past NAMIC Chairman along with her husband Rick. Watch them Go Bald to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving childhood cancer research. Support Sandy and Rick here.

3 - 4 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Executive Pay Practices & Trends

  2. Smartphone UBI – A Smart Call for Insurers

  3. NAMIC/Guy Carpenter Mutual Loss Development Factor Study Project

  4. Mutual Brand Case Studies and Examples

  5. BCAR Overview and Update

  6. Technology
    This session concludes at 5:00 p.m.
    This session is required for those registered for PFMM courses at Convention.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Silent Auction Closing and Cash Cube
The 14th annual silent auction will host a closing reception for participants during its final hour. Stop by NAMIC Advocacy Central to bid on some of the PAC silent auction’s one-of-a-kind prizes and trips, come away with some money from the cash cube, and take part in the silent auction’s closing reception. Simply bring your ticket included in your registration packet for your chance to win. 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 roundtable discussions on issues impacting their businesses. Attendees will have the opportunity to suggest topics and lead small-group discussions 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. For more information, visit the PFMF webpage.

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Farm Mutual Director Certification (FMDC) Roundtable Breakfast**
Certified farm mutual directors are invited to participate in roundtable discussions 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 progressive farm mutual directors. 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.

NAMIC Community Service Activity
Join NAMIC on Wednesday morning during Convention as we partner with a local non-profit, I Love a Clean San Diego (ILACSD), to help clean up and beautify Embarcadero Marina Park North, which is located just a few hundred feet behind the Manchester Grand Hyatt. We will provide an assortment of breakfast items at the project site, and all tools needed will also be provided. Dress comfortably, and come prepared to enjoy the wonderful San Diego weather! No RSVP needed – just meet at the Marina Courtyard located directly behind the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

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 2015-2016 board of directors will take place during this meeting.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Closing General Session

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

NAMIC PAC 9th Annual VIP Luncheon*
Join the NAMIC PAC for its annual luncheon to network with fellow NAMIC PAC contributors, chat with PAC staff, and pose for a photo with political analyst Stuart Rothenberg. Enjoy lunch and getting the “inside scoop” on Washington and what’s to come in the upcoming presidential elections. 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.

Underwriting Property and Liability
This session is required for those registered for PFMM courses at Convention

1 - 4 p.m.

NAMIC Board Meeting

1 - 4:30 p.m.

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

Sparkling in San Diego*
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 diamond earrings – but only one will hold the winning item. Will you be the lucky one to win diamonds valued at more than $4,500? Join us to find out! Enjoy the opportunity along with complimentary cocktails and light fare prior to 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
Spend the final evening of convention with friends and colleagues at the Closing Celebration. Fellowship and a fantastic dinner will be followed by a musical performance from classic rock favorite America. They are sure to sing many of their classics, including the chart-topping hit “A Horse With No Name.” The Closing Celebration is an event you won’t want to miss.

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 and 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, August 28, 2015 9:27:32 AM.

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