CONVO is the premier annual event of the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois and includes the Midwest's largest industry tradeshow. The event is designed for agents to come together for connections, networking, education, industry trends and, of course, fun.


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Schedule     •     Registration     •     Independent Agent Invitational Golf Outing     •     Testimonials

Education Sessions      •     Speakers


Producers, Agency Owners, CSR's

CONVO is the premier annual event of the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois and includes the Midwest's largest industry tradeshow. The event is designed for agents to come together for connections, networking, education, industry trends and, of course, fun.

We have a lot planned for this year's event. You won't want to miss it. Read testimonials here.



Pre-registration is now closed.

On-site registration begins at Noon on Tuesday, October 1 and 7:00 am on Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 3.


Tuesday, October 1

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.         Independent Agent Invitational Golf Outing

The Independent Insurance Agents Golf Outing is the premier golf event of the IIA of IL. Join us on Tuesday, October 1st in Springfield for a round of golf complete with food and beverages, friendly competition, and a great opportunity to network with agents in advance of CONVO.

Noon – 5:00 p.m.         CONVO Registration

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.            Concurrent Education Sessions (CE)

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.           Welcome Reception and Meet & Greet

Kick off CONVO at the Welcome Reception.  Join us for a drink and hors d’ oeuvres before heading out to dinner at the Dutch Dine Arounds, with your Company Partners, with Old Friends or New Acquaintances.  Need dinner suggestions, check out available options in the Springfield area. 

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.            Dutch Dine Arounds

Head out for dinner with your Company Partners, old friends, or new acquaintances.  


Don’t have dinner plans? Sign up to join a group dinner coordinated by IIA of IL staff.  We have made the reservations, and travel arrangements, you bring your awesome-self as we discuss life, the insurance industry and anything you want. *Attendees are responsible for paying for their own dinner. 

8:00 – 11:00 p.m.           Young Agents Casino Night

Hosted by Young Agents Benefitting Make-A-Wish Foundation

Feeling lucky? Spin the wheel at roulette, have the winning hand at poker, blackjack, or one of the many other games. Turn in your chips to win one of many great prizes.

Wednesday, October 2

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.         Continental Breakfast & Registration Opens

8:00 a.m. – Noon        General Session (CE)

Take a break from learning to grab a bite to eat at the hosted buffet lunch, check in at the office, and connect with people you have met throughout CONVO.

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.          Concurrent Education Sessions (CE)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.           1752 Club Meeting

Connecting during the Tradeshow will be easy, as you meet with over 150 vendors from around the Country. Learn about the valuable industry products and services which will make your agency stand out. 

After a day of learning, come relax and have fun. All attendees, exhibitors and company reps are encouraged to continue networking in a more relaxed, comfortable setting. Dinner will include food stations - you won't walk away hungry! Drinks, live music with band "The Mix", dancing and fun... all included! Dress code is casual.

6:30 – 11:00 p.m.         Big Party with Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

Thursday, October 3

7:00 – 8:30 a.m.         Hot Breakfast

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.      State of the Association Address & Carrier Executive Panel (CE)

IIA of IL leadership will discuss the trends and challenges facing the independent agency system. The Association will share what they are doing to stay ahead of the curve to provide a sustainable competitive advantage for member agencies


During the CEO Panel Discussion, hear from company CEO's on how the insurance industry is changing and how their companies are revolutionizing the insurance industry. Learn what this means for your agency, and what you can do to be an "Agency of the Future."


Full Conference

On-Site: $300

   Member: $270
   Non-Member: $470

Wednesday Only - Day Pass

On-Site: $210

On-Site: $75

Wednesday Tradeshow & Social
For entrance after  3:00 pm

CONVO registration is required to access room block at host hotel. A link to reserve a room will be sent to you in your registration confirmation email.

Registration & Attendance
Terms & Conditions

Payment in full is required in order to process registrations.  We welcome payments in the form of American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and checks made payable to IIA of IL.



You will receive an email confirmation of your registration, please add *@iiaofil.org) to your safe senders list to ensure delivery to your inbox. If you have not received a confirmation within 7 business days after registering, please send an email to convention@iiaofil.org

Hotel Block

Noon – 1:00 p.m.         Lunch and Networking

Build & Grow a 5 Star Agency

We’ve pulled together a great panel of experts to help you identify potential job candidates; hire and on-board new employees; cultivate, develop and retain your staff; equip your staff with tools to improve performance; analyze your agency’s data and more.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.            Past President's Dinner

Invitation Only

The Tradeshow is now full!

Click below to see who's attending.


Invitation Only

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.            Young Agents Private Dinner

3:00 – 6:30 p.m.         Tradeshow

Open to company representatives only, this meeting will discuss trends and issues facing the industry. If you are not familiar with 1752 Club, or have never been to a meeting make time to stop in and learn more about this organization. For details on the 1752 Club, click here.


Daytime events: Business Casual

Evening Events (Casino Night & Big Party): Casual