Technology is quickly changing the landscape for many industries, and insurance is no exception. Consumers have access to online resources (like Ask an Agent and Insurance–in Plain English) to guide them through their insurance questions, but what about professionals in the industry? Fortunately, there’s no shortage of events to keep agents and industry leaders up to date on trends and tech, and even those that may seem a little less related to car insurance are beneficial.
Here is The Zebra’s roundup of insurance tech conferences to attend in 2017:
Brought to you by TU-Automotive, the connected car and auto insurance industries gather for the largest forum on the topic in Chicago for the Connected Car Insurance USA Conference & Exhibition. The key issues for discussion at the 2017 convention were selected on the basis of three months of independent research surrounding urgent tech and business problems within the auto insurance industries. They include: Riding the Digital Wave, Automating Claims, The Price of Autonomous Safety, Regulatory Roadblocks and UBI Ecosystem Expansion.
Conference: September 6-7, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois
Looking for the world’s largest gathering of insurance leaders? You’ll find them at InsureTech Connect. Expect more than 3,000 attendees, 200 speakers and 50 sessions across two full conference days for a comprehensive look at the industry as a whole, as well as specific issues facing all components of the growing industry. Founder Jay Weintraub told us, “My love of insurance began during my years as founder of LeadsCon, which began in 2008. And, it wasn’t the corporate side of insurance that got me hooked; it was interactions with forward-thinking agents. Seeing agency owners, who were not dinosaurs but entrepreneurs in the own right, had me taking a closer look at the industry as a whole.”
Conference: October 3-4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada
The Global Risk Institute’s flagship event brings together global leaders, industry speakers, and academics to discuss changes and opportunities in financial risk. Topics go beyond insurance, including payments, banking, pensions, and asset management in this one-day conference.
Conference: October 4, 2017 in Toronto, Canada
ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development) is a global nonprofit organization that specializes in creating and implementing standards and best practices in the insurance industry. Their flagship conference is a three-day event for where insurance industry professionals can learn about the latest in insurance technology and business, listen to top-tier speakers, earn continuing education credits, and get in depth knowledge of ACORD’s standards and architecture. Included in this conference are opportunities to network and mingle with other professionals.
Conference: October 24-26, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts
Past Events 2017
The OnRamp Insurance Conference brings together the insurance industry in all parts: corporations, investors and startups. The conference highlights innovation, leadership and looks to forecast industry trends. Stay tuned for next year’s conference (April 12, 2018) as this year’s has already wrapped.
Conference: April 7, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois
More than 500 attendees gathered for the fourth Global Insurance Symposium, a gathering of state insurance commissioners, industry leaders, regulatory representatives, and insurance experts to discuss insurance innovation.
Conference: April 25-27, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa
Dig|In, presented by the media company of the same name (formerly Insurance Networking News), has grown to a three-day event, focusing on the digital future of insurance. The 2017 conference promises to offer a glimpse into the industry’s future, focusing on how industry leaders are adding innovative technologies and partners to redefine how the industry operates. Technology gurus and strategy staff from several U.S. insurance carriers will attend to network, engage and convene about what’s next in insurtech.
Conference: May 10-12, 2017 in Austin, Texas
An Insurance Nexus event, Connect Claims brings together leaders in the claims space to combine talents and inspiration for immediate insurance implementation (say that three times fast)! Topics range from IoT and wearables to data privacy and mobile usage, and speakers from top insurance companies will share their expertise. In addition to networking and thought leadership opportunities, workshops will be offered for topics such as customer experience strategy, accurate claim processing using advanced analytics, and efficiency and customer-centricity using mobile.
Conference: May 24-25, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois
Did your favorite conference make the list? Is there another insurance tech conference to recommend? Let us know in the comments below.
Article originally published in June 2016 and was last updated in August 2017.