Schedule & Locations

Tuesday

Oct. 5

*Schedule subject to change.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Independent Agent
Invitational Golf Outing

Join us for a round of golf complete with food and beverages, friendly competition, and a great opportunity to network with agents in advance of CONVO. Click here for details.

Noon - 5:00 pm

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Concurrent Education Sessions (CE)

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Welcome Reception

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.

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Dinner Break

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

Need restaurant suggestions? Check out available options in the Springfield area, click here.

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. 

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Young/New Agents Dinner

Rooftop (Governors Room if rain)
 

The Young Agents Committee invites all young and/or new agents to join us for dinner at the Crowne Plaza. There is no extra cost to attendees. Sign up is required.

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Past Presidents Dinner

*Invitation Only

8:00 - 11:00 pm

Hosted by the Illinois Young Agents Committee - Open to all attendees.

 

2nd Floor - Emerald//Ruby Rooms

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.

Attendees will receive one player's card upon arrival. Additional player's cards can be purchased to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Wednesday

*Schedule subject to change.

Oct. 6

7:00 - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast
Registration Opens

8:00 am to Noon

General Session (CE)

2nd Floor - Sapphire Ballroom

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Lunch & Networking

Food Trucks - Outdoors

Take a break from learning to grab a bite to eat in the parking lot. Use this time to check in at the office and connect with people you have met throughout CONVO.

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Concurrent Education

Sessions (CE)

Click here to view class line up.

2:00 - 3:00 pm

1752 Club Meeting

3rd Floor - Capital IV

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.

3:30 - 6:30 pm

1st Floor - Plaza

Meet with over 150 vendors and learn about the valuable industry products and services which will make your agency stand out. Click here for a list of exhibitors.

6:30 - 11:00 pm

2nd Floor

​​After a day of learning, it's time to 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, music, dancing and fun... all included! Dress code is casual.

Oct. 7

Thursday

*Schedule subject to change.

7:00 - 8:30 am

Hot Breakfast

2nd Floor - Diamond Ballroom

8:30 - 11:30 am

State of the Association

Address and Carrier Executives Panel (CE)

2nd Floor - Diamond

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 Carrier Executives Panel Discussion, hear from company executives on how the insurance industry was affected by the pandemic and how their companies are responding. The executives will also discuss changes in the way agencies do business as a result of COVID-19 and the rapid transition to remote and hybrid work environments.

IIA of IL Chairman of the Board, George Daly, will moderate the discussion with the following carrier executives:

Dan Connell
- Pekin Insurance

 

Rich Meuret

- Liberty Mutual

 

Jim Schwalen

- West Bend Mutual Insurance


Jamie Whisnant

- Auto-Owners Insurance