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Our Schedule.

Tentative schedule is subject to change.

Tuesday, October 10

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Independent Agent Invitational Golf Outing

Weaver Ridge Golf Club

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.

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Noon - 5:00 pm

CONVO Registration Open

Hotel - Outside Ballrooms

Grab your badge and everything you need for the conference.

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1:00 - 4:00 pm

Concurrent Education Sessions

Marriott Pere - TBD

  • E&O/Ethics

  • Insurance Game of Games

Details coming soon.

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5:00 - 6:00 pm

Welcome Reception and Meet & Greet

Marriott Pere - Marquette A Ballroom

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. (Drink tickets and cash bar.)

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6:00 - 8:00 pm

Past President's Dinner

Marriott Pere - Cheminee Ballroom

*Invite Only

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Dinner Break/Dutch Dine Arounds

Meet in lobby of Pere - various restaurants in Peoria area

Head out for dinner with your Company Partners, old friends, or new acquaintances. Additional information about this year's Dutch Dine Arounds will be available soon. 

*Attendees are responsible for paying for their own dinner. 

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6:00 - 8:00 pm

Young/New Agents Dinner


New to the industry? Join us for dinner! Details coming soon.

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8:00 - 11:00 pm

Game Night

Marriott Pere - Cotillion Ballroom

Get to know your fellow attendees at this laid back social event.

(Drink tickets and cash bar.)

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Wednesday, October 11

7:00 - 8:00 am

Breakfast & Registration

Civic Center - 4th Floor

Staff will be available all day for any questions, concerns, or feedback you may have.

8:00- 11:30 am

Keynote/General Session (CE)

Civic Center - 4th Floor

  • IIA of IL Awards Presentations

  • National Big I Update

Four Ways to Define and Enhance Your Agency Culture

Speaker: April Simpkins

Businesses are hearing often that job seekers consider culture to be a deciding factor in the application process. In recent years, workplace cultures have undergone a dynamic shift as they are being redefined by remote work, the talent shortage, increased mental health awareness, and a multi-generational workforce. 

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11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch and Networking

Civic Center - 4th Floor

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

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions (CE)

Civic Center - 4th Floor

We have a variety of topics including:

  • Engaging Hybrid Employees, with April Simpkins

  • Brett’s 2 Sense Nonsense, with Brett Gerger

  • Business Interruption

  • Sales, with Derek Hayden

  • Avoiding Legal Concerns Due to Emerging Trends, with Rick Pitts

  • Marketing

Additional details coming soon.

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3:30 - 6:30 pm

Tradeshow & Vendor Demos

Civic Center - Exhibit Hall D

Meet with over 120 vendors and learn about the valuable industry products and services which will make your agency stand out.

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6:30 - 11:00 pm

Dinner and Party

Marriott Pere - Marquette Ballroom

Music, food, drinks, and dancing - this social event is always a good time! Details will be released soon. (Drink tickets and cash bar.)

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Thursday, October 12

7:00 - 8:30 am


Marriott Pere - Marquette Ballroom

Start the final day of CONVO with a hot breakfast and get ready to learn more about issues affecting your business and the industry. 

8:30 - 11:30 am

State of the Association Address and Refocus, Connect, and Empower Your Agency for the Future (CE)

Marriott Pere - Marquette Ballroom

  • State of the Association Address

  • Legislative Update

  • Special Announcement from Your Association

Refocus, Connect & Empower Your Agency for the Future

Speaker: Chris Cline

Learn about trends and challenges facing the independent agency system during the State of the Association Address. Association leaders will empower you with news on legislative and regulatory issues impacting your business and your clients, connect you with tools and resources to navigate the changing market and challenge you to refocus on what matters most to keep your agency ahead of the curve. 

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