Make plans to join hundreds of your fellow independent agents for the Virtual IIANC Annual Convention!  Attendance is FREE for all IIANC members and PARTNERS. 

- Learn from some of the top industry thought leaders and innovators on topics that can make or break your agency.
- We all know how important it is to make connections in our industry. Keep the networking going during virtual Happy Hours! 
- Win $1,000 and other great prizes courtesy of our PARTNERS during virtual trivia held throughout the event!

Monday, October 5

1:00pm - 2:00pm     Discovering Your Agency's Superpowers
Presented by: Chris Paradiso
Join Chris Paradiso as he unmasks the five superpowers that can transform your agency:
  • Social Media
  • Video Marketing
  • Automation Tools
  • Carrier Resources
  • Data Analysis
2:15pm - 3:15pm     Your Employees' Sweet Spot: Learn the Secret Sauce
Presented by: Marit Peters, Executive Director & President, Independent Insurance Agents of Texas
Are your employees working in their sweet spot? Join Marit Peters for an information-rich session on how to ensure your employees are positioned to seamlessly deliver maximum results.  When your employees are in the right seat, everything seems to click: their productivity, their energy, and their customer (whether external or internal) satisfaction. Marit will share tools you can use to ensure your team is scalable and sustainable. Once armed with these resources, you’ll able to identify that sweet spot and position your employees (and agency) for success.  
3:30pm - 4:30pm     Time Value of Your Agency
Presented by: Carey Wallace, Chief Executive Officer, IntellAgents
Time is one of the single biggest factors that impact your Agency’s value.  Now more than ever it is important to be informed so you can put data to use and drive growth and performance in your agency! In this session we will explore the many factors that are impacting the value of your agency how these factors have evolved given the economic impact of the recent pandemic and provide you with practical examples of action you can take in your agency.   
5:00pm - 6:00pm    
*Separate registration required

Tuesday, October 6

11:30am - 12:45pm     Special Presentation for iPAC Contributors
*Separate pre-registration required - Click here to register for this special session
Join us for a recap of the 2020 state legislative session and a look at the 2020 elections in North Carolina … and earn some CE! On hand will be the four IIANC agency owner members of the NC General Assembly, Rep. Kevin Corbin and Senators Vickie Sawyer, Todd Johnson and Jim Burgin, who will cover all issues impacting independent insurance agents that came up during the state legislative session this year.

Following that, Tim Boyum, Emmy-award winning anchor of Capital Tonight on Spectrum News (North Carolina’s only nightly statewide news program covering politics), will join IIANC’s lobbyist Joe Stewart for a look at all the hot political races on the ballot here in North Carolina, and what results we should expect given voter attitudes and other electoral dynamics at play in this most unusual election year! 

NOTE: Attendance to the iPAC event at AC is usually limited to iPAC contributors, but given this year’s ‘virtual’ format, we’re opening it up to all registered AC attendees (and hoping if you DO attend and HAVEN’T YET made your 2020 contribution to iPAC, that you will do so by clicking HERE).
1:00pm - 2:30pm      Insurance Commissioner Candidates Forum
The race for Insurance Commissioner is a little unusual this year (like most everything else that’s happened so far in 2020), as both candidates are incumbents – former Insurance Commissioner, Democrat Wayne Goodwin, served three terms starting in 2009, before losing to current Commissioner, Republican Mike Causey in the 2016 election. 

Tim Boyum, anchor of the nightly statewide news program Capital Tonight on Spectrum News, sits down with each candidate for a candid conversation about their qualifications to be North Carolina’s insurance regulator and what their priorities will be for the office if elected.

Tune in to watch these informative sessions with both candidates provided exclusively to members of IIANC attending the virtual 2020 Annual Convention.
2:45pm - 4:00pm     State of the Industry
Presented by: Bob Rusbuldt, President and CEO, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America
Join Big "I" President and CEO, Bob Rusbuldt, as he sheds some light on the current state of our industry. He will also give an insider's look into what's happening in Washington DC and the impending elections.