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2021 Annual Convention
Holiday Inn Stevens Point - Convention Center
1001 Amber Avenue, Stevens Point, WI, United States
Stevens Point, WI 54482
United States
7153440200

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Sunday, September 12, 2021, 3:00 PM to Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 12:00 PM CST
Category: Events

Join us in Stevens Point for WAMIC's 2021 Annual Convention!

4 FMDC credits applied for
4 Agent CE credits approved

Register for the Convention today! Early Bird Registration ends August 26, 2021.

Check out Convention highlights below or click here for a complete agenda.

Convention Information

  1. Health & Safety
  2. FAQs
  3. Registration
  4. Agenda
  5. Charity Fundraiser - Summer Camp for Burn Injured Youth
  6. Memorials
  7. Distinguished Service Award Nominations
  8. Hotel & Travel
  9. Trade Show
  10. Sponsorships
  11. Advertising

Health and Safety

Your health and safety is WAMIC's highest priority. We will use disposable paper nametags for our 2021 events. Square One Restoration will sanitize our lanyards after each event using Benefect Botanical Decon 30.

We have also verified that all our event facilities adhere to the most current CDC health and safety guidelines. You can learn more about health and safety protocols at the Convention by visiting Holiday Inn COVID-19 Protocols.

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Click here for WAMIC event FAQs.

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Registration

Register Now!

Early Bird Registration

On or before August 26, 2021
Member Registration               $300
Non-Member Registration       $600
Spouse/Guest Registration     $150*

Late Registration

After August 26, 2021
Member Registration               $350
Non-Member Registration       $650
Spouse/Guest Registration     $200*

*Due to CDC restrictions we are unable to offer a formal spouse/guest program this year. The spouse/guest registration includes all meals at the Convention. 

Registration Confirmation

We send registration confirmation via email, so please use a valid email address. Confirmations are sent to all registrants. If you use the same email address for all your registrations you will receive multiple confirmation emails, so please use a valid, unique email for each registrant if possible.

If you don't receive an email registration confirmation, it may be because some email spam filters may block confirmation emails from getting to you. There are few ways to confirm your registration details:

  • Check your spam or junk folders for the confirmation email.
  • Log into your profile. Hover over the My Profile tab. Click Invoices. You should see all your paid and unpaid invoices here. Click on the most recent invoice number to look at the invoice.
  • Log into your profile. Hover over the My Profile tab. Click Submissions. This will show you each registration you have submitted.
  • Contact our office to confirm your registration details.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

On or before August 26, 2021 

Cancellations received in writing on or before August 26, 2021, will be refunded completely. 

After August 26, 2021 

WAMIC has partnered with Rainprotection Insurance to offer Inability to Attend insurance for our attendees. 

For cancellations received after August 26, 2021, WAMIC will provide No Refunds if you are unable to attend. Instead, we now provide a refund insurance policy. Please see below:

Inability to Attend Insurance:

Registration Insurance is now included in all registration fees. This coverage is underwritten by Lloyds of London.

You will receive a 100% refund, if you are unable to attend the event for a reason outside of your control that is covered under the policy. This coverage starts on the date you pay for registration and ends on the first date of the show. Click Here which takes you to our claims website and then click on the tab Policy Terms & Conditions to see what is covered under the policy.

ADA Accommodations

Please notify the WAMIC staff as soon as possible if you or a guest require any special accommodations due to a disability. If you require an accessible guest room, please notify the hotel when you make your reservation. 

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Agenda

Agenda Overview

Sunday

2 pm - Past Chairs' Reception (Invitation Only)

3 - 7 pm - Chair's Tailgate Reception

Watch as the Green Bay Packers square off against the New Orleans Saints! Wear your Green and Gold and enjoy beer, brats, and burgers as you cheer the Packers to victory!

Monday

7 am      Breakfast
              Trade Show opens
8 am      Prayer Service - Pastor Matthew Malleck   
9 am      Keynote Speaker - Ted Schick, Schick Corporate Learning
10 am    Trade Show -  Bloody Mary bar
11 am     WAMIC/PMIC Business Meeting
12 pm     The WRC Luncheon
12:30      WRC Luncheon Speaker - Ted Schick, Schick Corporate Learning
2 pm       NAMIC Chair Robert Zak and President Neil Alldredge
3:30 pm  Trade Show
4:15 pm  Vendor Prize drawing - Trade Show concludes
4:30 pm  Hospitality Suites
6:30 pm  WAMIC Cocktail Hour - sponsored by Grinnell RE
6:45 pm  The Brian West Show - Trivia Game Show
7:00 pm  WAMIC Banquet - sponsored by Grinnell RE
8:00 pm  WAMIC Awards Presentation

Tuesday

7 am      Breakfast
8 am      FMDC - Finance & Accounting Module - Financial Statement Analysis
                            Agent CE - 1 credit approved 
                           Todd Lentz, Mutual of Wausau

9 am      FMDC - Finance & Accounting Module - Insurance Specific Performance Metrics
                            Agent CE - 1 credit approved
                            Dan Peeters, Grinnell RE
10 am    FMDC - Finance & Accounting Module - Understanding the Audit Function
                            Agent CE - 1 credit approved
                            Greg Gonnering, WRC
                            Derek Salzwedel, Strohm Ballweg
                            Mario Prcic, Strohm Ballweg 
11 am    FMDC - Finance & Accounting Module - Mergers And Consolidations - Financial Implications
                            Agent CE - 1 credit approved
                           Wendy Runkle, Mt. Pleasant Perry Middleton Mutual
                           Mark Splinter, Mutual of Wausau (Ret.)
                           George Tipler, Homestead Mutual (Ret.)
                           Jim Halvorsen, CliftonLarsonAllen
12 pm    Adjourn - Giveaways

Charity Fundraiser

We will conclude our 2021 charity fundraiser at the Convention. Once again we will raise money for the Summer Camp for Burn Injured Youth. There is a donate option on the Convention registration form. 

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Memorials

Each year we honor our members who have passed away. If a current or former manager, director, or employee of your company has passed away since the 2020 Convention, please submit their information through our online Memorial form or email the obituary link to [email protected]

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Distinguished Service Awards

The Distinguished Service Award allows mutual members to request recognition for managers, directors, or staff who have given extraordinary service to that company and/or the industry. Members who submit an application should consider:

Longevity of Service
Leadership
Active involvement in the Association
Active advocacy on behalf of the mutual insurance industry

Submissions for this award come from individual companies. If you would like to honor someone with a Distinguished Service Award, please complete and submit the online application form prior to August 26th. We cannot guarantee that any submissions received after that date will be processed in time for the Convention.

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Hotel & Travel

Location

Conveniently located in the center of the state, the Stevens Point area is a recreational playground in the heart of central Wisconsin. Whether you’re on the water or on land, from paddling the backwaters and sloughs or exploring 27-miles of the Green Circle Trail, adventure is calling your name.

The fun continues by visiting local breweries, walking through local farmers' markets and eating in distinct restaurants. Get to know the local arts & culture scene, inspired by the natural beauty of the area. Explore and purchase art from the blossoming artist community in numerous galleries. There are so many things to do, including events in the Stevens Point Area! View (and order) a visitors guide to start planning today.

Hotel

WAMIC has negotiated a convention room rate with the Holiday Inn and Holiday Express in Stevens Point. The cut-off date for reservations is August 30th, so book your rooms early.

Here is the booking information for the hotels:

Holiday Inn Stevens Point Convention Center - The room block for this hotel is now full.
1001 Amber Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481
1 (715) 344-0200

Guests can book their reservations online 24 hours a day by using the following link: WAMIC.

If you make reservations over the phone, please call 715-344-0000. When making reservations, please reference the group name WAMIC and the Group Block Code: AMI

The group rate will be available until August 30, 2021 (or until the block is full). On this date, any remaining rooms in the block will be released for general reservations at the hotel's prevailing daily rate, which may be higher than our group rate. Please book your rooms by August 30, 2021.

Std King:      $105
Std Double:  $105
Suite:            $155
Hospitality:   $195

Holiday Inn Express
1100 Amber Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481
1 (715) 344-0000

Std King:       $105
Std Double:  $105
Suite:            $145

Travel

Visit the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitor Bureau site for great information about travel to and from the Stevens Point area.

For Attendees flying into join us, the Central Wisconsin Airport is conveniently located 23 minutes from the Holiday Inn Convention Center. 

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Trade Show

WAMIC offers exhibitor booth registrations for both members and non-members. Convention registration is separate from booth registrations. We do offer flexible meal registration options for exhibitors. Exhibit space is limited. Booth spaces are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Exhibitor Liability Insurance Program

Exhibitors are encouraged to carry general liability coverage from an insurance company in good standing with minimum policy limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate. 

This insurance should be in force during the lease dates of the event, September 10-15, 2021, naming Wisconsin Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (7203 Gene St. DeForest, WI 53532) as the certificate holder. The following must be named as additional insured: Wisconsin Association of Mutual Insurance Companies and Holiday Inn Stevens Point - Convention Center.

Rainprotection Insurance Program

If you do not have insurance, or you would rather not use your own insurance, (similar to when you rent a car – so that claims would not be filed against your policy), we have set up a program with Rainprotection Insurance through which, you can purchase compliant insurance instantly online for only $84.

Benefits of using this program:

  • No Deductible – unlike your corporate policy, Rainprotection’s policy has no deductible. Should there be a claim, you will have no out of pocket costs and your future rates will not go up since you would not need to submit a claim on your policy.
  • No Hassles – you will not need to go back and forth with your broker adding additional insureds and making your insurance compliant with show requirements
  • Coverage for exhibitors who do not have an existing policy
  • Coverage for international exhibitors whose insurance will not cover them in the U.S.A.
  • Easy and Inexpensive to purchase instantly online
  • Already pre-filled with all the proper show information.
  • Submitted to show management for you - Once purchased, they automatically receive a copy

Make This Process Simple - Purchase Your Insurance Now and Forget About It

Click the link below to purchase your Liability Insurance for just $84
https://securevendorinsurance.com/RainprotectionGroupVendor/ApplicantInformation?GroupEventKey=eb541e810cad

NON USA EXHIBITORS
When filling in your company information it will ask for a phone number and address. Please use the following: Address - 1001 Amber Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54482
Phone Number - (800) 528-7975

After reading the above information, if you still decide to use your own insurance, please ensure it is compliant and then submit a copy to: [email protected]

Are you worried about lost, stolen, or damaged merchandise?

We also offer Equipment/Merchandise/Display Insurance All exhibitors are strongly urged to obtain full-coverage temporary insurance for their merchandise and displays while in transit and while at the exposition.

Please complete and return the Enrollment Form below:

Cliick Here for the Instant Equipment Insurance Enrollment Form

You can purchase Exhibitor booths when you register for the Convention.

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Sponsorships

WAMIC offers several sponsorship options. Contact Patrick Laws for more information. 

You can purchase sponsorships when you register for the Convention.

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Advertising

WAMIC offers advertising in our Convention Program. 

You can purchase ad space when you register for the Convention.

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If your guests decide to make reservations over the phone, please call 715-344-0200 and press #3. When making reservations, we ask that you please reference the group nameWAMIC the Group Block Code: AMI.

 

Your group rate will be available until August 30, 2021 or until the block is full). On this date, any remaining rooms in your block will be released for general reservations at the hotel's prevailing daily rate, which may be higher than your group rate. So please encourage your guests to book by 8/30/21.

We look forward to serving you and your group!