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Who's coming to the IIARI Convention?

         Continental Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Newport                                                 Golf at Newport National
   Classes with Bill Wilson                                                                    Team Building Activities
                   Clambake                                                 Social Media Session                                        Gubernatorial Panel
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 Hyatt Regency Newport
   Goat Island provides unique views of Narragansett Bay and the Claiborne Pell 
   Bridge and also serves as the location for this year’s annual convention.  Make
   the escape to the Hyatt Regency Newport - a peaceful setting and only 1 mile
   from Downtown Newport.  This upscale hotel is just a 5-minute shuttle ride 
   from  the harbor and the vibrant downtown.  Every one of their accommodations
   is a private oasis of comfort and style with pristine water views from nearly
   every room that will take your breath away.


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 Newport National Golf Club
   The Award-Winning, Number One Rated golf course in Rhode Island is this year’s venue
   for the annual convention golf outing.  This 18-hole course was designed by Arthur Hills
   and his associate Drew Rogers and features 7,244 yards of golf.  Located in Middletown,
   it was chosen as one of the “Top 20 New Courses in America” by GolfWeek magazine! 
   Join us on Wednesday, May 28 for a superb round of golf at the challenging Newport
   National Golf Club!

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 Classes with Bill Wilson
   Bill is the director of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America’s  
   Virtual University and has conducted hundreds of technical seminars, workshops
   and convention presentations.  From Hawaii to Rhode Island - he has delivered
   programs on time management, presentation and public speaking skills, seminar 
   development, and many others.  He was the recipient of the 1996 L.P. McCord
   National Education Award for having the #1 ranked IIABA insurance education
   program in America.  His "Presentation Skills for the 'Unprofessional' Speaker"
   program presented at the 1997 National CPCU Society convention was the top rated
27 presentations, including those of nationally renowned speakers and celebrities. 
   In 1998, his program was again the top rated session of the CPCU national convention.
   Bill has been cited as an expert resource/interviewee for local television and radio
   media, and has served as an expert witness in litigation.  According to Nashville NBC
   television affiliate WSMV, "Bill Wilson is an expert when it comes to insurance."  Dr.
   William T. Hold, president of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors in Austin, 
   Texas has said that, "Bill Wilson is recognized by his peers as one of the premier
   insurance educators in America."


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 Team Building Activites
   The Olympics were held in February but we are going to keep the spirit of competition
   alive in Rhode Island in May!  On Wednesday, May 28, we will begin the competition at
   4:30 with teams of two who will compete in various events including bean bag toss, 
   bocce, horseshoes, minute-to-win-it, obstacle course, puzzles, trivia, and yard yahtzee
   Be sure to enter the team building activities when you register.  You can register
   individually or as a team – just be sure to bring your energy and enthusiasm as this is
   meant to be fun!  Pick two activities you want to compete in and you’re in.  Awards will
   be presented to the winners of each activity.

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 New England Clambake
   After the Team Building Activities, we continue Wednesday’s festivities with a feast NOT
   TO BE MISSED!   The Hyatt Regency Newport’s Award Winning New England Clambake
   will take place under the pavilion overlooking Narragansett Bay.  Enjoy the view of the
   Newport Bridge and a breath-taking sunset.  The outstanding menu includes: clam
   chowder, steamed lobster, fried chicken, steak, potatoes, steamers, mussels, and corn
   on the cob.  If you’re on a diet just remember that a day of indulgence is really just a
   minor setback – you can recover tomorrow!

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 Social Media Session
   Great, you created a Facebook page and you established a Twitter account – now what
   do you do!? 
   The social media channels possibilities are endless but how can you support your
   business objectives and not waste time and resources?  The answers to this question
   and others will be revealed in a special session on Thursday, May 29.  Ryan Hanley,
an author, content marketing speaker, Podcaster, and independent agent from
   Albany, NY also happens to be a nationally recognized speaker who will bring enthusiasm,
   passion, honesty, 1st person stories and Real Strategies, from Real Business that
   produce Real Results.  Learn how to target your audience and leverage your social media!

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 2014 Gubernatorial Panel

 Ken Block, Allan Fung, Todd Giroux, Clay Pell, Gina Raimondo and Angel Taveras have accepted our invitation to speak!  
   IIARI has invited all six candidates for Governor to participate in a panel on Thursday,
   May 29.  Ken Block, Allan Fung, Todd Giroux, Clay Pell, Gina Raimondo and Angel
will each present what their platform and what their plans are to help Rhode
   Island’s economy and business climate.  Please note: THIS IS NOT A DEBATE.  As we
   have limited time for this session, we will not debate issues among the candidates but
   should time permit, we may be able to take some questions from the floor.  This will be
   a unique experience for all attendees!

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                                        Schedule of Events
 Wednesday, May 28
 8:00 am  Exhibit Hall Opens
 8:00 am - 9:00 am  Continental Breakfast
 9:00 am - 10:00 am  CE Class - Ethical and Legal Obligations for Insurance Professionals
 10:00 am - 10:30 am  Break
 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  CE Class Cont.
 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch
 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  CE Class - "Top 20 VU Countdown"
 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm  Break
 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm  CE Class Cont.
 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm  Exhibit Hall Reception
 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm  Opening Night Reception w/ Team Building Activities
 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  Clambake
 Wednesday, May 28   Golf at Newport National
 10:00 am  Shotgun
 12:30 pm  Boxed Lunch
 3:00 pm  Reception at Golf Club
 Thursday, May 29
 8:00 am  Exhibit Hall Opens  
 8:00 am - 9:00 am  Continental
 Session I  Session II
 9:00 am - 10:00 am  CE Class - Hot
 Topics, Emerging
 Issues and
 Coverage Gaps
 9:00 am - 10:00 am  Social Media
 10:00 am - 10:30 am  Break  10:00 am - 10:30 am  Break
 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  CE Class Cont.  10:30 am - 11:00 am  Social Media
 Session Cont.
     11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Gubernatorial
 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Luncheon  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Luncheon

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Hotel Reservations:
Special rate of $149 per night is extended to IIARI convention attendees.
To make reservations call the Hyatt Regency Newport at 401-851-1234.

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Convention Sponsor
Convention Exhibitor

Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island
2400 Post Road, Warwick, RI  02886
T: 401-732-2400 - F: 401-732-1708
email:    sarahvg@iiari.com

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