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ADVISORY: Big "I" Annual Legislative Conference Details - April 17-19

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.), Political Commentators Dana Perino and Juan Williams, and Other Industry Leaders to Address Big “I”

WHAT:          Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) Annual Legislative Conference
WHEN:          April 17-19, 2013
WHO:             Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)
                        Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas)
                        Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.)
                        Washington insiders and political commentators Dana Perino and Juan Williams
                        Marilyn Alverio, Ethnic Marketing Solutions founder
                        And many more high-profile industry experts
WHERE:        Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel
                        1000 H Street Northwest
                        Washington, DC 20001
                        METRO:  There is an entrance to the Grand Hyatt Washington in the Metro Center station (blue, orange and red lines)
                       DRIVING: The Grand Hyatt is on the corner of 11th and H Streets NW
                        Media pre-registration and preferred and free (not required). Please register HERE.
                        Please click on the hyperlinks below or click HERE for more information on the events.
WHO:             Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.)
WHAT:          Young Agents and InsurPac State Chairpersons Legislative Luncheon
WHERE:        Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, Constitution BCDE Ballroom, Constitution Level (3B)
WHEN:          12:00 -1:30 p.m. Eastern
WHO:             Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)
                        Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas)
WHAT:          Legislative Conference Breakfast
WHERE:        Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, Independence A Ballroom, Independence Level (5B)
WHEN:          7:00 a.m. Eastern – Doors open
                        7:30 a.m. Eastern – Breakfast starts
                        7:45 a.m. Eastern – Program begins
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
WHO/WHAT:           Convention General Session                               
                        Political Panel Discussion Featuring:
                        Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO [moderator]
                        Presentation titled, “Insuring the Nanosecond Culture” by:
                        Richard Honack, Northwestern University
                        State of the Association Address by:              
                        Bobby Bramlett, Big “I” chairman
WHERE:        Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, Independence A Ballroom, Independence Level (5B)
WHEN:          7:30 a.m.         Doors open
                        8:00 a.m.         Program begins
NOTES:          The political panel is expected to provide insight from opposing sides of the political spectrum on an array of important issues to independent agents and brokers, such as health care, tax implications and much more. The session will also include a state of the association address by Big “I” Chairman Bobby Bramlett.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
WHO:             Marilyn Alverio, Ethnic Marketing Solutions founder
WHAT:          Diversity Lunch
WHERE:        Grand Hyatt Washington, Independence FGHI Ballroom, Independence Level (5B)
WHEN:          11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
NOTES:          This event requires pre-registration. Please email before Wednesday, April 16, if you are interested in attending with “Diversity Committee Lunch” in the subject line.
Founded in 1896, the Big “I” is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of approximately a quarter of a million agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life and health—as well as employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address:
​127 South Peyton Street
Alexandria VA 22314
​phone: 800.221.7917
fax: 703.683.7556

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