General Session Information

Opening General Session, sponsored by the NAIW Legacy Foundation

On Thursday, June 7 we will kick off the IAIP Convention with the Opening General Session, sponsored by the NAIW Legacy Foundation. This session will include a welcome message, the convention briefing, and our Opening Keynote Speaker, Judi Holler, presenting "The Art of Being Unexpected: How to Blow Minds and Stay Relevant".

Confidence While Communicating Speak-Off, sponsored by West Bend

Thursday, June 7 
10:00 am-11:30 am 
Moderator: Cindy Prud’homme, AINS, CPIA, CIIP, CLP

The Confidence While Communicating (CWC) Speak-Off is a competition to recognize the best speaker completing the CWC educational program. CWC is designed to teach the skills necessary to prepare and deliver oral presentations. Candidates first compete at the local level, with the winners progressing to the Regional levels and culminating at the International Convention.

Industry Panel Luncheon: Evolving Talent & Emerging Trends in Insurance

Our opening keynote speaker, Judi Holler, will lead a panel of thought leaders on the emerging trends in insurance. In what is to be an insightful and spirited discussion on the fast-paced nature of insurance today, this will be the place to be for cutting-edge information to bring back to your teams and associations. Panelists:

Rick Means, CEO
Shelter Insurance

Jim Schwalen, Vice President Marketing and Personal Lines
West Bend Mutual Insurance

Matt Barton, CEO
Missouri Association of Independent Agents

Welcome Reception

On Thursday evening, June 7 at 5:30pm we welcome all Convention attendees to join the celebration at the Blues & BBQ Welcome Reception. Enjoy seeing old IAIP friends, meeting new friends and enjoying the sounds and eats of St. Louis. 

Trivia Night, sponsored by the Young New Professionals

Immediately following the Welcome Reception, everyone is invited to Trivia Night, sponsored by the YNPs. Come prepared to show off your knowledge of IAIP as well as other topics (movies, tv, sports, and more). It will be a great chance to get to know fellow IAIP members while enjoying a cash bar. Multiple prizes will be awarded to those that participate!

Exhibitor/Sponsor Networking Luncheon

Join us on Friday, June 8 for an updated approach to last year’s successful networking lunch! With a narrowed field of topics, and more tables discussing, you will have the opportunity to network & learn from your peers on the following:

  • Claims
  • Technology
  • Industry Hot Topics
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Insurance Careers
  • IAIP

Business Session

The 2018 Business Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 9 starting at 10:45 am. Information regarding the Certification & Credentials of Delegates, business meeting details and reports from the 2017-2018 Task Forces will be posted closer to the convention. We will share via email and newsletters when this important information is available.

Closing Keynote

In conjunction with the 2018 Business Meeting, the Closing General Session features our Closing Keynote Speaker, Cheryl Blair, presenting "Today's Driving Force: Who Needs a Map?"


As local associations identify the delegate and alternate delegate that will be attending convention, please complete the Certification & Credentials of Delegate(s) form.  

Members-At-Large will meet on Thursday, June 7 at 5:30 pm to select the MAL voting delegates from each state. The Credentials Chair will provide the delegate forms to be completed during this meeting for the MAL voting delegates.

Election of International Secretary

The election of the International Secretary will occur via electronic vote prior to Convention. The Meet the Candidates webinar was held on Wednesday, March 7. View the Meet the Candidates recording to learn more about the candidates for International Secretary.