2020 SIR Annual Conference & Exhibit Fair

#SIR50AC Position Now for Future Success: Gain Insights. Generate Ideas. Grow Influence

October 18 - 21


The Westin Hotel
21 E 5th St. 
Cincinnati, OH 45202


The Society of Insurance Research (SIR) will hold their 50th Annual Conference on October 18 - 21 at the Westin Hotel in Cincinnati Ohio. Insurance professionals seeking to advance their business and profession through cutting edge research are invited and encouraged to attend.

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.

On day 1, concurrent sessions feature business tracks (Life, Health, Personal and Commercial) . On day 2, concurrent sessions feature topical tracks. (Research/CI, Product Development & Innovation and Hot Topics) Day 3 this year is a new additional workshop that can be added to your registration. This workshop will be held down the street at American Financial Group and will feature a hands on workshop. The full agenda will be available soon. 

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.    This is not a fly-by-night event! It’s SIR’s 50th conference and you won’t want to miss it!

Featured Sessions:

  • From Pressure to Possibilities: New Tools for a Bold Tomorrow by David Cummings, Senior VP and Chief Actuary, USAA

  • COVID-19 Panel Discussion: Role of regulators, carriers, and technology & data providers as navigate the evolving health and financial crisis for the insurance industry by Abel Travis, Vice President, Fundamental Underwriters, AF Group

  • Driving Culture Change by Applying Cross-Industry Experiences and Research Methods by Joel Kashuba, SVP Design & Innovation, Fifth Third Bank

  • Underwriting Transformation Panel Discussion

  • Innovation and Emerging Protection Needs of Consumers Beyond Traditional Insurance by Howard Hayes, SVP, Allstate

  • Broadening Distribution Channel Moderated by Rebekah Humphrey, Director of Insurance Research, Conning, Marc Deleonibus, Co-Founder & Director of IA Termina, BOLD PENGUIN, and more TBA

SIR 2019 Annual Conference Recap

Annual Conference Committee:

Neelam Paharia - Allstate Insurance Company (Product Development and Innovation)

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 (CI/Research Track and Life/Health Track)
Adam Nunes, Betterview  
Jaimie Pickles, Jornaya (Personal Lines and Emerging Topics Tracks)
Lauren Richard- Progressive (Personal Lines Track)
Ron Zezza - Cigna (Health/Life 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. 

Thank you to our event sponsors!

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