Have you been wondering if we are having our annual AICP Conference which is scheduled to be held in beautiful San Diego, California October 3-6th? Are wondering if we will be prepared to go virtual if necessary? Have you been wondering if we will have lots of great sessions, speakers and opportunities to ‘hob-knob’ with regulators and fellow AICP members? (I like that term ‘hob-knob’ and have been looking for a way to use it FOREVER!) Are sessions being planned? Will we hear anything about the theme soon (someone is going to win $25!)? Will we be having a silent auction? Will we choose a local charity? Will there be fun things to do? So many questions – and the answer to all of these is – YES!
We are a little late, but we have started the planning process and gathering ideas for sessions and speakers. We have teams who are working on Life, Annuity & Health, Property & Casualty, General Sessions, Regulator Outreach and View from the Top. YOU can still help with this – you can still volunteer to help – or you can send you ideas for sessions, speakers or regulators to me (information at the end of the article). And – if you would like to be a speaker at our conference – and have an idea for the session – you just saved us a lot of phone calls and thinking time!
Our Community Outreach is working on choosing a charity, the silent auction and conference pin. We are going to have a new way to participate in the silent auction which will enable everyone to participate – even if you only have $1! Details to come.
NEAT (Networking and Extracurricular Team) will be finding ways to have fun during our free time – as well as planning an extravaganza night to celebrate with all of your friends. Plus, they will be putting together something for our First-Timers so we can welcome them to our lively group!
All of this has just started – so there is still time to help – even if you only have five minutes or just want to share some ideas. We are still looking for a theme – and remember, if we choose your idea to be the theme, you will win a $25 gift card!
If you have ideas or want to help out just send me a note at [email protected] – and YES, I will be waiting for your email!
Chair, Conference Planning