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Spring Research Workshops - Call for Speakers

The call for speakers deadline has been extended!

We invite you to share your passion and expertise with Society members and industry peers at the virtual Spring Workshop to be held April 15, 22, 29, which will focus on the theme of Social Distancing Silver Linings – New Techniques for the New World of Work.

The Society is seeking carriers and practitioners, as well as solution providers who have experience working with carriers and practitioners. While we are looking for presentations on a range of topics and subjects, click below and see some areas of particular interest. 


SIR Member Census 

SIR is excited to launch our first annual member census! The member census will help us understand our members much better. It contains three sections and takes approximately 10 minutes. Complete the census and be entered into a drawing to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.

- The first section will populate the member directory with your professional experiences. The second section asks for your personal demographics. Finally, the third section focuses on how you want to engage with SIR.
 The SIR is a community built to serve our collective needs. We need to know more about you and your desires to successfully meet your needs. Many thanks in advance and good luck in the prize drawing!

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Award Winners Announced at SIR Annual Membership Meeting

Each year at the SIR Annual Membership Meeting, the Society grants awards to individuals and companies that have made exemplary contributions to the organization. President's individual and organizational awards are granted by the sitting SIR President and recognize volunteers and organizations that have gone above and beyond in their support of SIR and during their service on SIR Committees. The CI Calls Top Contributor Award recognizes the member who frequently participates and provides value insights on the quarterly SIR Competitive Intelligence Calls. The Hopp/Budd Award is SIR's most prestigious form of recognition and is only granted to individuals whose contributions to SIR are truly exemplary. Please join us in congratulating this year's winners and thanking them for their contributions to SIR:

President's Individual Award - Mike Myers, USAA

In recognition and appreciation for his outstanding contributions and incredible dedication to the mission of the SIR

President's Individual Award - Adrienne Kreger, American Financial Group

In recognition and appreciation for her contributions to the webinar committee and the SIR Annual Conference

President's Individual Award - Neelam Paharia, Allstate

In recognition and appreciation for her leadership of the SIR Annual Conference in this very strange 50th year

President’s Individual Award - Pete Wood, Erie Insurance 

In recognition and appreciation for his leadership and contributions to the SIR Spring Workshop and his pivot to helping SIR navigate the virtual world

President’s Individual Award - Amelia Fitch

In recognition and appreciation for her leadership of the SIR webinar series

President's Organization Award - Jornaya

For their continued support of SIR and their support of the participation of key contributor and Board member, Jaimie Pickles

CI Calls Top Contributor Award - Justin Suter, Corporate Insight

In recognition of his consistent participation in & contributions to the quarterly SIR CI Sharing calls

Hopp/Budd Award - Lori Schoenenberger, Amerisure

In recognition and appreciation for her contributions on the Technology Committee and assistance with the SIR Annual Conference

See the past Award Winners on Our History Page

SIR Non-Member Survey

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete our survey! We appreciate your participation. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete and will provide important feedback to design products and services that provide more value to your organization.

Complete the survey by NOON central time on Friday, January 15 and be eligible for a chance to win one of two registrations to the SIR Spring Research Workshops.


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SIR President Mike Myers' Interview with John Booth & Peter Grimm from Cipher.

"In this episode, John Booth—VP of Marketing at Cipher—and Peter Grimm—President of Cipher—speak to Mike Myers. Mike is the Lead Competitive Intelligence Analyst at USAA and the incoming President at the Society of Insurance Research (SIR). He has an esteemed and noteworthy background as a Lead Competitive Intelligence Analyst. You can learn more and connect with Mike Myers on LinkedIn" Read the full story here.

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SIR's 50th Annual Conference Takeaways and Highlights

 "The future of insurance demands the integration of new technology and data, a theme that was pervasive among our SIR conference takeaways. Corporate Insight recently attended the virtual Society of Insurance Research’s (SIR) 50th annual conference on October 1 and October 20-22. The annual conference brings together researchers from insurance companies and solution providers. It gives the opportunity to exchange ideas and best practices to inform research and strategic decision-making." 

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The Society of Insurance Research Celebrates its 50th Anniversary with Successful Virtual Conference; Announces New Board President and New Role for Diversity & Inclusion.

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Andrea Clark Shares Insights into American Financial Attitudes at SIR 2020 Annual Conference

Andrea Clark, Western & Southern AVP of experience strategy, introduced the research to attendees at the virtual Society of Insurance Research 2020 Annual Conference  his month. For her conference session, she was joined by two representatives from Ipsos, a global market and opinion research company that partnered with Western & Southern on the research study. 

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