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.
5:00 - 6:00 pm
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.
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Past President's Dinner
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.
8:00 - 11:00 pm
Hosted by the Illinois Young Agents Committee - Open to all attendees.
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Wednesday, October 5
7:00 - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast & Registration
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"
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
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.
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Breakout Sessions (CE)
Details coming soon! We are workign on a variety of topics including:
Legislative & Regulatory Update
Premium Fund Trust Accounts & Rebating Regulations
Cyber, Phishing, and More
Technology Solutions to Increase Efficiency
Industry Related Hot Topics
And so much more!
6:30 - 11:00 pm
Dinner and Party
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
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)
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.