SIIA’s 38th Annual National Educational Conference & Expo

The world’s largest event focused exclusively on the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer marketplace and typically attracts more than 1,700 attendees from around the world.

When: September 23 – 25, 2018SIIA

Where: JW Marriott,  Austin, TX

What You’ll Learn at the Conference

Critical information and expertise to be shared…with nearly 40 educational breakout sessions organized in separate tracks focused on self-insured health plans, captive insurance, and self-insured workers’ comp programs. New for this year, we’ve added a “Fusion” track filled with topics of crossover interest to multiple constituencies.

Compelling general session speakers…the opening general session will feature business futurist Mike Walsh who will talk about designing companies to thrive in the 21st century. Then the following morning Guy Benson, political editor for will preview the 2018 elections and discuss related developments in our nation’s capital.

Connect with the people you need to know…whether you are looking for new clients, business partners or to make other important connections, this event offers near continuous networking opportunities given that most everyone who is anyone in the self-insurance/captive insurance industry will be there.

The latest product/service offerings on display…within a huge exhibit hall open at multiple times throughout the conference. If you are looking for a service provider solution, you are almost certain to find it in Austin.

Younger industry professionals welcome…this event marks the launch of the new SIIA Future Leaders initiative to encourage association participation by younger industry professionals. Those under 40 can take advantage of a special registration discount, an exclusive networking reception and educational sessions designed just for them.

Act soon to make sure you get the hotel room of your choice…SIIA’s block of discounted sleeping rooms at the JW Marriott Downtown Austin is certain to sell out so if you want to stay at the host hotel you will want to register at your earliest opportunity in order to reserve a sleeping room. Please note that every year we advise everyone that host hotel sleeping rooms will sell-out but yet many procrastinate and are very unhappy to learn that we are not able to reserve them a room – don’t be that person!

And to cap everything off…be sure not to miss SIIA’s famous end of conference party. One last networking opportunity featuring live music and local food at a great off-site venue near the hotel. Trust us, you don’t want to leave early. Still unsure? Just ask anyone who has attended a previous SIIA conference party – they are anything but ordinary.


Who Should Attend

Companies interested in or considering self-insurance or captive insurance, either domestically or internationally; companies currently self-insuring, captive insurance companies, and service providers doing business in the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer industry.

To learn more about SIIA’s 38th Annual National Educational Conference & Expo, please visit their website.

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