SIR Annual Conference

2020 SIR Virtual Annual Conference Series & Exhibit Fair

#SIR50 Position Now for Future Success: Gain Insights. Generate Ideas. Grow Influence

October 1 & 20 - 22

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The Society of Insurance Research provides a forum to our members to exchange ideas and best practices to support key decision making processes within their respective organizations. We have stood by our members in this mission and supported them over five decades. COVID-19 has pushed the insurance industry into a situation in which various players have had to make big decisions quickly. Some members are navigating this period successfully, while others are looking to learn. 

To help with this, SIR has added an additional day of valuable content and we are excited to announce programming for the first day of the SIR's Annual Conference SERIES! The event will now be held on October 1 and October 20-22. Day one will bring our attendees across various parts of the insurance value chain to share challenges and best practices as everyone navigates through this challenging time. Pricing will stay the same at $199 for members and $249 for non-members. This is an incredible value for four full days of content! 

The theme for this year’s event is “#SIR50 Position Now for Future Success: Gain Insights. Generate Ideas. Grow Influence". In 10 years, the insurance industry will not look like it does today. Customers expect a new experience that meets them where, when and how they decide. New technology and data are transforming the dynamics of this experience. And competitive pressures arising from these changes are forcing carriers to re-examine the foundations of their business models. Who will emerge as a leader in this new future? You can help guide the industry perspective.

To accommodate SIR members from across the country, the conference will take place daily on October 1 and October 20-22 from 11 AM - 4 PM ET. There will also be plentiful opportunities to network and visit virtual exhibit booths with one hour coffee breaks from 10-11 AM ET and Virtual Happy Hours 4-5 PM ET, in addition to many breaks throughout the day. The October 1st sessions will have a focus on how insurance research has changed during this pandemic. The October 20-22 dates will feature broader general sessions in the morning with the afternoon focusing on the typical SIR Annual Conference business tracks—Personal, Life/Health, and Commercial. See the agenda for more details!

Top 5 reasons to attend this conference:
1.    The theme is compelling, relevant and timely! 
2.    SIR is a carrier-led association that serves insurance research professionals! 
3.    No speed dating! SIR is small enough to develop real, lasting professional relationships. 
4.    SIR exhibitors are best in class and provide relevant solutions to advance your business! 
5.    Safe and Convenient with an affordable price!

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." Read the full story now!

Featured Sessions:

  • From Pressure to Possibilities: New Tools for a Bold Tomorrow by David Cummings, Senior VP and Chief Actuary, USAA
  • COVID Impacts on the Insurance Industry by Abel Travis, AF Group
  • Driving Culture Change by Applying Cross-Industry Experiences and Research Methods by Joel Kashuba, SVP Design & Innovation, Fifth Third Bank
  • Innovation and Emerging Protection Needs of Consumers Beyond Traditional Insurance by Howard Hayes, SVP, Allstate
  • The Future of Commercial Distribution Moderated by Rebekah Humphrey, Director of Insurance Research, Conning, Marc Deleonibus, Co-Founder & Director of IA Termina, BOLD PENGUIN, John Swigart, PIE Insurance and Basil Enan, Next Insurance.
  • Other sessions will include speakers from Western & Southern, Hippo, American Family, Clearcover, BCBS South Carolina, The Zebra, Prudential, National General, Mass Mutual, and more!

SIR 2019 Annual Conference Recap

Annual Conference Committee:

Neelam Paharia - Allstate Insurance Company

Committee Members:
Jen Evert, American Financial Group
Dawn Faint, Florida Blue
Brian Kiley - West Bend Mutual Insurance Company (Commercial Lines Track)
Adrienne Kreger - American Financial Group (Commercial Lines Track) 
Micheal Myers, USAA (Life/Health Track)
Adam Nunes, Betterview  
Jaimie Pickles, Jornaya (Personal Lines Track)
Lauren Richard- Progressive (Personal Lines Track)
Ron Zezza - Cigna (Life/Health Track) 
Please also note that there is an SIR promotion to refer a friend- individuals who refer a friend to the conference are entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift card. Please be sure to have your friends and colleagues provide your name in the appropriate referral area when registering. 

Presenting Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Randy Mangum Memorial Scholarship Sponsor
Technology Sponsor

COVID Track Sponsor

Personal Lines Track Sponsor

Commercial Lines Track Sponsor

Life/Health Track Sponsor

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