Frequently Asked Questions


Who can I contact for assistance with this process?

You can contact your primary event liaison or for assistance.

Which events are accepting submissions?

All in-person events begin the planning process approximately 12 months in advance. Proposals are typically accepted between nine to 12 months prior to the event.

Listed below are approximate timelines for proposal submission.

NAMIC Annual Convention

Claims Conference

Commercial Lines Seminar

Personal Lines Seminar

Farm Mutual Forum

Management Conference
October -January

Agricultural Risk Inspection School

Communications + Marketing Workshop
January - April

Please contact for event- specific inquiries.

What is the format of most speaking opportunities.

Most in-person event presentations are 45 to 60 minutes in length with for 10 minutes of Q&A built into the session time. This can be adjusted based on the type and content of the presentation.

All session proposals must be educational and noncommercial in nature. If you’re a vendor, please do not submit a proposal that promotes your company or its products. Sales pitches and/or product-centric presentations – even if delivered with a customer co-presenter – are generally not considered.

Proposals are accepted for traditional educational sessions, workshops, case studies, panel discussions, and nontraditional sessions.

How are proposals/submissions evaluated?

Submissions are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Topic is important to event attendees;
  • Content is objective, educational,  and non-commercial;
  • Speaker(s) is/are knowledgeable, experienced, and has/have good presentation skills
  • Subject matter is cutting-edge or presents new ideas, presented in a creative and engaging way;
  • Topic matches those identified for the event agenda by the planning committee;
  • Topic is timely for the industry and is of interest to event attendees; and
  • Session is targeted at the appropriate level for event attendees.

What are the benefits of being a speaker?

Speakers will receive visibility in pre-event, on-site, and post-event materials, including emails, brochures, and

Most speaking opportunities include a complimentary event registration and access to the attendee list.


Julie Bacher
Events Customer Service Coordinator