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2018 Convention

Join us for our 137th Annual Convention at the beautiful Marriott in Peoria.

August 12 - 14, 2018           

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Marriott Peoria Pere Marquette                   
501 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
$139.00 + fees  guaranteed room rate is through 7/28/18, but this does not guarantee availability.
309.680.2326 ask for Ashley - She will be available M-F 8:30 - 5:00   If you are calling after hours - please leave a message for her with your phone number during the working hours.  She will call you back and secure your rooms. 



10:00                    Golf Registration with 11:00 T Time

10:00                    Sporting Clays - Registration at 10:00 Competition at 10:30

12:00 - 04:00        Trade Show Set-up

01:00 – 05:00        Registration

04:00 – 06:00        Grinnell Hospitality Event

05:00 – 06:00        Complimentary Photo Session

06:00 – 06:30        Banquet Doors Open   --- bring highlight to this please

06:30 – 10:00        Banquet   One Ticket included in your registration

                                                06:30 Dinner

                                                07:30 Chairman’s Speech & Awards 

           Special Guest – NAMIC President Chuck Chamness

                LAUTUM Award Winner

                                                08:00 – Entertainment – Tim Moffett

                                                Tim Moffett - Tim the Dairy Farmer is definitely not a politician, salesman, or 
                                                motivational speaker. He's a Florida dairy farmer and stand-up comedian. His
                                                experiences on and off the farm allow him to bring out the humor of everyday
                                                farm life.

                                                You don't have to be a farmer to understand Tim’s humor. Whether you are
                                                 blue collar, redneck, or even a city slicker Tim will have you doubled-over
                                                 with his laughs-per-minute style.

                                                Tim travels the U.S. and Canada performing at agricultural related events.
                                                Tim’s true passions in life are farming, eating beef jerky and making
                                                 people laugh.

07:00 – 09:00          Registration

07:30  - 05:00          Trade Show

07:45 – 08:45          Prayer Breakfast

                                Join us in fellowship as we gather to pay our respects and remember friends and
                                colleagues whom we have lost in the past year.  Guest speaker Mary Ann Gebauer
                                with Fishing with No Boundries will be our guest speaker. 

09:00 - 10:30           Opening General Session/Memorial Service   2 CE

                                 Featuring Guest Speaker:  Joshua Lozoff
Acclaimed magician and actor Joshua Lozoff appears to read minds. But what he really
                                 does is read people. In this engaging and interactive presentation, Joshua pulls back
                                 the curtain to reveal the true secrets his magic: not trick boxes or trap doors, but
                                 powerful communication skills, a heightened intuition, and strong powers of
                                 observation; skills useful for us all, from the boardroom to the sales room to the
                                 family room.

10:30 – 11:00           Trade Show / Refreshment Break

11:00 – 03:00            Auxiliary Program
Visit the beautiful Mackinaw Valley vineyard with 86 acre property with 15 acres of
                                  grapes and many out door deck areas and paths to take a stroll and get away from the
                                  hustle and bustle of today’s hectic world.

11:00 – 12:00            Education Session Concurrent 1 CE

                                  Speaker:  Larry Bray and Tyler Vancura – The WRC Group
                                  How to Prepared for a Catastrophe Event?
                                  At some point a storm event will occur!  When will it happen?  How big will it be?  Is
                                  your mutual prepared to handle such an event? It is too late to prepare when black
                                  clouds are on the horizon.  This presentation will cover the management decisions,
 considerations, the impact on your company after a catastrophic event, and
                                  actions that you need to take now. 

12:15 – 02:30            Industry Luncheon/Business Meeting   2CE 
Presentation of Company Achievement Award, Fire Department of the Year Award &                                           Volunteer of the Year Award
         Annual Business Meeting
 Delegates need to set in reserved tables for voting issues.

                                  Speakers:         Paul Ehlert, NAMIC Chair
Chuck Chamness, NAMIC President– Swearing in the new officers.

02:00 – 02:30            Trade Show/Dessert served in Trade Show

 02:30 – 03:30           Round Tables – Managers – Directors  - Staff  1 CE
Round table discussions are always a favorite of IAMIC members and this year we will
                                  host them specific to Managers – Directors – Staff (claims/underwriting/processors) 
                                  This session will allow you to share your questions and ideas with your peers. 

 03:30-04:30               Trade Show
* Drawing for prizes to be held at 4:15 – MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

06:00 - 10:00             Martini’s on Water 
Enjoy a special evening of networking and relaxing in the beautiful surroundings of the
                                  historic old Train Depot on the riverfront.                                            
                                 **  Join us in the fun and dress up in your favorite 70’s outfit.  We will also
hosting a Lip Sync Contest – start practicing now!!!  
6:00 – 7:00 Reception / hors d’oeveurs

7:00 – 10:00  Vinyl Tap Band

Vinyl Tap is a central Illinois based band. Its four members-Brian Sharp (guitars), Justin Lambert (drums), Dan Sutton (keyboards) and Mike Yocum (basses)—have been musicians since they were teenagers and have played in a wide variety of bands over the years, from local to professional. Their shows are built around great music; crowd favorites from then till now, so there's something for everyone. They engage and entertain their audiences, have tight harmony and a full sound that rocks the house! For a fun night out, Vinyl Tap will fill the bill!



07:00 – 08:00              Fun Run – Fishing has no Boundries. Benefit  

                                          (Registration at 7:00/ Event begins at 7:30)

09:00 – 12:00               Auxiliary On Their Own

09:00 – 12:00               Concurrent Sessions:

                                          FMDC (Farm Mutual Director Certification) courses 3 CE

                 9:00 – 10:15 Leadership Skills
                                      (Management Module)

                                          Speaker:  David Lehman,  I.M.P.A.C.T. Consulting
     This course will provide a high-level focus on the importance of investing in the
     development of leadership skills for company staff and leaders.  We will discuss                                              the impact and value of investing in executive coaching as we define and                                                        develop a leadership model.  In addition, we will help develop ideas for healthy                                                conflict and resolution as well as the benefits of goal setting – join us for this

     10:30 – 12:00 Mergers/Consolidation – Financial Implications
                            (Finance and Accounting)

                                          Speaker: David Lehman,  I.M.P.A.C.T. Consulting
                                          Knowing the different types of consolidations as well as the financial implications
                                          of each is crucial.  This course will help you better understand what financial
                                          questions to ask as a board member.

09:00 – 12:00                   Ethics –  3 CE

     Speaker:  Todd Davis, CIC, CISR
     Qualifies for the state mandated 3 hour Ethic’s Course.  Todd has been leading         our Ethics class and has been given the highest of reviews.  Todd has a way of           bringing in everyday situations that let us recognize areas where we are 
     challenged with ethical decisions.   Join us for this engaging session.

9:00 – 12:00                      Active Shooter Preparedness – 3 CE

     9:00 – 10:15  Speaker:  Lt. Steven Roegge, Peoria 

     Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly.   Knowing
     how to prepare for and respond during and after an active shooter incident can
     save lives. 
    10:30 – 12:00 Speaker: Troy Erbentraut, OSF Health Care

     Knowing how to manage the injured is crucial and this class will teach us the
     steps to take to help triage the scene and take action.  We can help you be
     prepared, join us is this informational course.

12:00                             Lunch – TO GO

                                      IAMIC ends this year's convention with “Lunch  To Go” for those who need to get on
 road.   Be sure to exchange contact information and stay in touch… networking
                                      is the key to
 gathering ideas and real-time experience from your peers.


To preserve the professional business environment, no one under age of 14 will be allowed to attend IAMIC functions, unless invited by a special events.

By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and it’s release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for our promotional purpose on websites, social media and any other printed correspondence.  You waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use.  You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.  




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