Apr 13

2017 Spring Symposium

04/13/17 8:00am to 3:00pm

2017 Spring Symposium

“Innovation & Insurance - Leading into the Future”

Presented by the CPCU Workshop Committee and Illinois State University – Katie School of Insurance & Financial Services

The Symposium is a unique forum providing an opportunity for industry experts, consulting firms, and academics to discuss pressing issues.

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
Check-In/Breakfast to begin at 8:00 am


Registration information for the Event:

Cost is $85 for CPCU Society members and $110 for all others.   Breakfast and lunch are included with registration.  Breakfast will be available at 8:00 am, with the program beginning at 8:45 am

Free parking also available in the parking garage connected on the south side of the hotel. 

Company Sponsorship Information - State Farm & Pekin attendees may choose direct billing by entering the appropriate Coupon Code during the registration process. Please verify with your management to determine whether direct billing is approved. COUNTRY employees should register with their corporate credit card and submit an expense report afterward. An alternative option may be to pay by credit card online and apply for reimbursement afterwards.  Message the event contact if you need further assistance. For questions, COUNTRY employees can contact Jason Heissler and Pekin Employees can contact Scott Homa.


Registration deadline is April 6, 2017


Click Here To Register




Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway Street, Normal


Innovation & Insurance - Leading into the Future

 Featured Speakers Include:

  • Kevin Ahlgrim, Associate Professor, Illinois State University - The Big Picture

  • Katie Olson, Hartford Steam Boiler - Cyber Insurance

  • Megan Fietsam, State Farm - Changes in customer/consumer behaviors related to economics

  • Eric Cernak, VP Cyber Risk Practice Leader, Hartford Steam Boiler - Cyber Risk & Exposure

  • Derick Downey, Immersion Arcade - Virtual Reality & Insurance

  • Two Illinois State University Student Presentations -
    (1) Autonomous Vehicles; and (2) Healthcare: Economic Lessons for P&C Insurance Learned from Obamacare

 Questions?  Please contact Dan Blodgett (dan.blodgett.cqsx@statefarm.com), Amy Cortese (amy.cortese.gwxg@statefarm.com) 309.735.9975, Dan Horn (dan.horn.gk9z@statefarm.com), or Mike Firmand, Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services at (309) 438-7791 or mrfirma@IllinoisState.edu