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Our Schedule.

Tentative schedule is subject to change.


Tuesday, October 4

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Independent Agent Invitational Golf Outing

Piper Glen 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.

Noon - 5:00 pm

CONVO Registration Open

CONVO Registration - 1st Floor

Grab your badge and everything you need for the conference.

1:00 - 4:00 pm

CE Session: E & O Considerations of Hyperinflation plus Ethics

2nd Floor - Sapphire

Inflation has been a factor in both commercial property and personal residential risk for a long time – but never like this! E & O Considerations of Hyperinflation will review the increasing E & O exposure for agents for property and well as both business and personal auto physical damage. Exploring both procedural and knowledge-based errors that could trip up even the most experienced agent.

*Applicable towards three hours of the necessary credit for the E&O discount 

*Satisfies the IL Ethics credit requirement. 

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Welcome Reception and Meet & Greet

2nd Floor - Diamond

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

Past President's Dinner

12th Floor - Winter Garden

*Invite Only

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Dinner Break/Dutch Dine Arounds

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


The IIA of IL Young Agents Committee invites young and/or new agents to join us for dinner. The dinner will be held on-site at the Crowne Plaza. Sign up is required.

8:00 - 11:00 pm

Casino Night

2nd Floor - Ruby/Emerald

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

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 5

7:00 - 8:00 am

Hot Breakfast & Registration

2nd Floor - Prefunction

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

8:00 am - Noon

Keynote/General Session (CE)
"The Evolution of Insurance"

2nd Floor - Diamond/Sapphire

Steve Anderson will lead us in a journey through "The Evolution of  Insurance". We will use where we have been to understand what is  coming next. Steve will lead a panel of insurance professionals who will  share what their agencies have done to combat some of the challenges  agencies are facing from technology to staffing to increasing  competition. We will also recognize our award recipients including Agent  of the Year, Agency of the Year, Young Agent of the Year and more.

Noon - 1:00 pm

Food Truck Lunch and Networking

Parking Lot/Lobby

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

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

1752 Club Meeting

1st Floor - Plaza A

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.

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions (CE)

2nd & 3rd Floors

We have a variety of topics including:

  • Sales

  • Legislative & Regulatory Update

  • Premium Fund Trust Accounts & Rebating Regulations

  • Cyber, Phishing, and More

  • Employment Contracts, Privacy Provisions

  • Agency Operations/Procedures

  • Industry Related Hot Topics

  • And so much more!

3:30 - 6:30 pm

Tradeshow & Vendor Demos

1st Floor - Plaza

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

6:30 - 11:00 pm

Dinner and Party

2nd Floor - Diamond/Sapphire

In keeping with the evolution theme, join us for a celebration as we  party through the decades. The evening will include food, drinks, friendships, music, and lots of fun! Attendees are encouraged to dressed  in attire from your favorite decade, whether it is your favorite concert t-shirt or rocking the 50's poodle skirt, your outfit is up to you.

Thursday, October 6

7:00 - 8:30 am

Hot Breakfast

2nd Floor - Prefunction

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 Keynote: Industry & Election
Forecast...Association Resources, Industry Insights & Election Analysis (CE)

2nd Floor - Diamond/Sapphire

Going back to our advocacy roots, we will close out CONVO with an  "Industry & Election Forecast... Association Resources, Industry  Insights, & Election Analysis". The session will feature three  speakers including Illinois Director of Insurance Dana Popish  Severinghaus, Hannah Meisel - NPR State Government and Political Editor,  and Amy Walter, publisher and editor-in-chief of the non-partisan Cook  Political Report with Amy Walter.

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