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2022 Annual Convention
Madison Marriott West
1313 John Q Hammons Dr
MIddleton, WI 53562
United States
(608) 831-2000

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Sunday, September 11, 2022, 8:00 AM to Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 5:00 PM CDT
Category: Events

Join us in Middleton for WAMIC's 2022 Annual Convention!

Register for the Convention today! Early Bird Registration ends August 25, 2022.

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

Convention Information

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

Health and Safety

Your health and safety is WAMIC's highest priority. We will use disposable paper nametags for our 2022 events. We have verified that the Marriott Madison West adheres to the most current CDC health and safety guidelines. You can learn more about health and safety protocols at the Convention by visiting Marriott COVID-19 Protocols.

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Click here for WAMIC event FAQs.

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Register Now!

Early Bird Registration

On or before August 25, 2022
Member Registration               $400
Non-Member Registration       $600
Spouse/Guest Registration     $400

Late Registration

After August 25, 2022
Member Registration               $500
Non-Member Registration       $700
Spouse/Guest Registration     $500

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 25, 2022
Cancellations received in writing on or before August 25, 2022 will be refunded completely. 

After August 25, 2022
Cancellations received between August 25th and September 1st will be refunded at 50%. We are unable to refund registration fees after September 1, 2022.

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 Overview


Chair's Tailgate Reception

3 pm  Hors d'Ouevres and Hosted Bar
5:30 pm - 7 pm Tailgate Buffett Dinner


7 am      Breakfast
              Trade Show opens

8 am Prayer Service
9 am Keynote Speaker - Howard Kellman
10 am Trade Show - Bloody Mary bar
11 am WAMIC/PMIC Business Meeting
12 pm The WRC Luncheon
12:30 WRC Luncheon Speaker - Howard Kellman
1:40 pm - Commissioner Nathan Houdek, OCI
2:40 pm NAMIC Chair Steven C. Sliver 
3:15 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


7 am          Breakfast
8 am          Breakout Session 1: Succession Planning CGAD  (1 agent CE)
                  Breakout Session 2: CEO Roundtable Breakout w/Ed Kelly, AAIS
9 am          Breakout Session 1: Mergers and Consolidations - Financial Implications (1 agent CE)            
                  Breakout Session 2: CEO Roundtable Breakout w/Ed Kelly, AAIS
10 am        Reinsurance Market Review (1 agent CE) 
11 am        AAIS - Cyber Security Coverage – Being an Ostrich is not a Strategy - Linda Jancik

Noon         Adjourn

Spouse/Guest Program


Chair's Tailgate Reception

3 pm  Hors d'Ouevres and Hosted Bar
5:30 pm - 7 pm Tailgate Buffett Dinner


7 am          Breakfast
                  Trade Show Opens
8 am          Prayer Service
9 am          Keynote Speaker - Howard Kellman
10 am        Trade Show Bloody Mary Bar - sponsored
                   by Building Envelope Consultants
10:15 am   Board bus for Olbrich Botanical Gardens
                  Olbrich Botanical Gardens tour
Noon         Lunch at Olbrich
1:15 pm    Board bus for Wisconsin State Capitol
2 pm         Tour of Capitol begins
3 pm         Board bus to return to the Marriott
3:30 pm    Arrive at Marriott; Trade Show
4:15 pm    Vendor Prize Give Away
4:30 pm    Trade Show Ends
6:30 pm    WAMIC Cocktail Hour
6:45 pm    The Brian West Show - Trivia Game Show
7 pm         WAMIC Banquet - sponsored by Grinnell RE
8 pm         WAMIC Awards Presentation


7 am           Breakfast
9 am           Coaster Etching by Revel
10:15 am    Bingo for Prizes
11:30 am    Adjourn

Charity Fundraiser

We will conclude our 2022 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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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 2021 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
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 25th. We cannot guarantee that any submissions received after that date will be processed in time for the Convention.

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Hotel & Travel


A message from Visit Middleton

Welcome to Middleton!

In Middleton we invite our visitors — new and returning — to relax, enjoy and discover all that our beautiful city has to offer.

Find unique boutiques, a wide variety of restaurants and cafes, and of course our award-winning Capital Brewery & Bier Garten. And if looking for a quirky adventure, The National Mustard Museum makes for a fun stop and great story to tell.

We are also proud of all the local outdoor spaces — from Pleasant View Golf Course to Lake Mendota, to 27 miles of trails and hundreds of acres of protected land at Pheasant Branch Conservancy — our city invites you to step outdoors and into nature.

Welcome to our city, where it’s the middle things that you’ll remember.


WAMIC has negotiated a convention room rate of $144 with the Marriott Madison West The cut-off date for reservations is August 24th, so book your rooms early.

Here is the booking information for the hotel:

Madison Marriott West Hotel and Conference Center
1313 John Q. Hammons Drive,
Middleton, WI 53562
P 608-824-2710
F 608.831.2040

Guests can book their reservations online 24 hours a day by using the following link: 
WAMIC. If you call the hotel to book your reservation, you must reference the room block for the "WAMIC 2022 Convention" as that is what they will search in their computers. 

The group rate will be available until August 20, 2022 (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 20, 2022.


Check out the Visit Middleton website for great information about travel to and from the Middleton area.

For Attendees flying into join us, the Dane County Regional Airport is conveniently located 22 minutes from the Marriot Madison West. 

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Trade Show

WAMIC offers exhibitor booth registrations for both members and non-members. Vendors may purchase a Convention registration, which includes all meals throughout convention, or one of our flexible meal options. Exhibit space is limited. Booth spaces are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

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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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WAMIC offers advertising in our Convention Program. 

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

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