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This is your chance to make in-person connections with people who can make a difference for your agency and career, strengthen relationships, and learn new skills and insights.

Convention is valuable for EVERY position in an agency!
Be in the room.



9:00 a.m. Golf - Terrace Hill Golf Course is an 18-Hole Championship Public Golf Course located in Altoona, Iowa. See registration for more details.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workers’ Compensation Update - Bob Skow, CPCU, CAE (3-CEC)

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch (grab & go, seminar attendees only)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. State of County Mutuals - Brian Dix, Mutual Ins. Assoc. of IA and How Reinsurance Effects the Market Today & the Future - Brad Buchanan, IMT Insurance (3-CEC)

4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Trade Show and Young Agents Charity Ring Toss

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. special guest Tyler Richton & the Highbank Boys

Dinner stations during exhibit hall​


7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast - Bishop A/B

8:15 a.m. Annual Meeting & National Anthem - Bishop A/B - Members Only

8:30 a.m. Looking Ahead at the Future of IIABA - Todd Jackson, CIC, IIABA Chair Elect

Insurance CEC Track (Skinner A&B, 3hr CEC)

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ethics for Today’s Insurance Professional, Ken Hauck, CIC, ARM, CPIA

Agency Management (Bishop C)
9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Navigating the Hard Market, Brian Ahearn, CPCU, CTM, CPT, CMCT

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Beyond Tomorrow: Thriving in the Workplace of the Future, Summer Jelinek

12:00 p.m. Lunch - Bishop A/B

1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker - Tim Richardson - The Power of Pause: Rejuvenating Workplaces and Energizing Teams

2:00 p.m. Awards, Installation of Officers and Grand Prize Drawings of (1) $500, (1) $300 and (1) $200

Adjourn - thank you for coming​



You’ll experience gaming, dining, hotel stays, recreation, and so much more. Yes, you can stay right on property, making it easy for networking late and getting to sessions early.


Staying overnight? Great idea! We have rooms available at a special rate:

$149.00 – Doubles & Kings
$185.00 – Junior King Suite
$245.00 – King Suite

To make a reservation - check back


hitting the greens?

Join us Terrace Hill Golf Course a challenging 18-hole championship course and a state-of-the-art driving range!
Terrace Hill Golf Course | 8700 NE 46th Ave, Altoona, IA

Shot Gun Start at 9:00 a.m.   |   Fee: $100.00 (individual) or $400.00 (groups)

There will be many great prizes awarded, with team awards based on four flights. Winners will be posted, and prizes distributed at the IIAI registration desk.

Registration is limited!
Registration includes green fees, cart, and lunch. Golf is available for the first 120 registrants.