The Society of Insurance Research (SIR) will be hold their Annual Conference on October 21st-23rd at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.  The theme for this year’s event is “Elevating Insights to Manage Risk and Attract Customers.”  General session topics and speakers participating in this years’ event include:

Insurtech Trends, Hype vs. Reality, Robert Mozeika, Innovation Executive, Munich RE

Using CI to Develop/Test Strategy and Influencing Senior Executives Across the Company, Ben Gilad, FGH Academy of Competitive Intelligence

The Role of Human Intelligence in a World of Artificial Intelligence, Pete Grimm, CEO, Cipher

The New CX Playbook:  AI, consumer-centric data, predicting success-and boosting badness, Geeta Wilson, Vice President, Customer Experience, Humana

AI in Insurance:  the new competitive advantage and cognitive empowerment, Al Naqvi, American Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Following the General Session presentations, attendees will move into Track sessions representing Commercial Lines, Personal Lines and Health and Life Insurance.  Some hot topics that will be covered in these sessions include: Building the Next Gen Win-Loss Programs, Leveraging Social and Web Data to Mitigate Risk and Creating a Foresight Capability in Your Organization.

In 2017, over 95 companies, 60 speakers, 24 sponsors and exhibitors participated in the conference and we anticipate the same in 2018.  Attendees expressed high levels of satisfaction in the post conference survey with over 87% rating the overall conference as Excellent or Very Good and 98% agreeing that topics were relevant to their jobs.

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2018 Society of Insurance Research (SIR) Annual Conference Call for Speakers

Conference theme: Elevating Insights to Manage Risk and Attract Customers

It never has been more important for companies to navigate the changing Insurance environment with all the risks and opportunities they face from digital technologies, insurtech start-ups, disruptive business models and the growing expectations of customers.  Our speakers will address these topics and others with a focus toward moving the conversation from awareness to delivering the insights needed to drive business decisions.

Come join us in New Orleans as we explore these possibilities with speakers from companies who are changing what it means to be an insurer. Learn how they leverage research, analytics, competitive intelligence and analysis techniques to move past the noise and develop strategies to move their companies into the future.


The Call for Speakers is now open!

Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 30.

Increase your visibility. Share your experience. Move the industry forward.

This two and a half-day program will deliver real-world innovations, insights, case studies and strategies around insights. 

Topic/Subject Wish List:

While we're looking for presentations on a wide range of topics and subjects, below are a few areas of particular interest:

Competitive Intelligence  Product Development 
Market Research  Blockchain 
Analytics  AI 
Analysis Techniques  InsurTech 
Secondary Research  Digital 
Primary Research  NPS 
Analytics  Compliance 
Segmentation  Claims 


Additional Details

 Email proposals to the appropriate Track Chairs by Friday, March 30:

Commercial Lines:
Sharia Benn, Penn National Insurance,
Patrice Nolan, Competiscan, 

Personal Lines:
Randy Mangum, USAA, 
Adam Nunes, Jornaya, 

Dawn Faint, Cipher Systems,
Mike Myers, USAA, 

What to Include in Your Proposal

  1. Name, title, company of proposed speaker(s).
  2. Proposed session topic/title.
  3. Short session description (3-4 sentences) outlining the benefits to our audience.


Registration Fees

Speakers at the SIR Annual Convention are expected to pay their appropriate rates based on membership status and time of registration. Please keep in mind that if you are a corporate carrier member or an associate corporate supplier member you may have complimentary passes included in your membership. Please contact if you have questions about this.

Non Member
Additional Exhibitor
(3rd or 4th attendee)

Early Spring Special Fees

$995  $1,145  $650 
Early Bird Registration Fees 

$1,200 $1,350  $650 
Advance Registration Fees

$1,400 $1,550 $650
Onsite Registration Fees

$1,450 $1,600 $650
Spouse/Guest Registration*
*Access to meals and receptions only 
$99 $99   

Be sure to mark your calendars as you will not want to miss this event!
October 21-23, 2018
Hotel Monteleone - New Orleans, LA