Tony and I have just gotten back from the CPCU Society Annual Meeting, and we will have a recap on that soon. But you know we’re addicted to education and love any chance we can get to improve our professional skills. One conference that we’ve heard great things about is the NAMIC Annual Convention. This year, the convention runs September 25-28 in Vancouver. They are also hosting a virtual event called Connect Differently.When NAMIC reached out to us and asked if we’d like to join them Virtually, we said YES, Please!
If you sign up to attend virtually, you will have access to:
- Watch live broadcasts of several NAMIC Annual Convention sessions
- Access presentations on-demand
- Watch live interviews conducted one-on-one with industry experts and some of NAMIC’s Annual Convention speakers
- Participate in Interactive Q&A with presenters through the virtual host
Many of the live events are even scheduled to run after normal business hours for those of us in the Eastern Time Zones! Tony and I plan to attend many of these virtually and review presentations on demand in the weeks following. We’d love to see more of our industry conventions start something like this.
The scheduled live sessions are focused on the talent gap, emerging technologies, and current trends in claims handling and other areas of insurance. We are both excited to learn more about how industry leaders are preparing to address the talent gap and take on emerging technologies. Every time I leave a conference, I come back more passionate about the industry and have ideas that I can apply at my desk. Since this will be my first time attending a virtual conference, I’ll be looking to see how I can tap in to that energy without being there in person! We hope some of our readers will join in and share their thoughts on the topics discussed and on the virtual format of this event.
If you join in, be sure to tweet using #NAMICAnnual, and look for us tweeting at @CarlyABurnham or @TonyCanas4.
All the videos are available for 90 days and you can still buy access to Connect Differently (got some training budget you need to utilize before the end of the year? *hint hint*).
NAMIC offers an online only option for it's conferences called Connect Different. It's not perfect, but it's the only insurance conference we know that offers this, so good for them! They gave us a free pass this year in exchange for us blogging about it.