Schedule

*Please note that all times are listed in ET. 

Monday, March 1

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Virtual Private Meetings and Brokers' Lounge Tables Open
Members are encouraged to schedule virtual networking and business meetings today and to leverage the Underwriting Summit platform’s Private Meeting function and virtual Brokers’ Lounge to connect with other members. 

Members are encouraged to actively staff Virtual Brokers' Lounge Tables from Noon - 2:00 p.m. 
   
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.  Live Daily Update
   
11:00 a.m. - Noon Welcome to 2021 Underwriting Summit and Moderated Q&A with Keynote Speaker: Secretary Condoleezza Rice
66th Secretary of State

MODERATOR: 
Bryan Sanders, 
Markel Specialty, WSIA President 

The keynote speaker is part of the E. G. Lassiter Lecture Series, sponsored by the WSIA Education Foundation. This session is closed to media. 

Tuesday, March 2

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Virtual Private Meetings and Brokers' Lounge Tables Open
Members are encouraged to schedule virtual networking and business meetings today and to leverage the Underwriting Summit platform’s Private Meeting function and virtual Brokers’ Lounge to connect with other members. 

Members are encouraged to actively staff Virtual Brokers' Lounge Tables from Noon - 2:00 p.m. 
   
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.  Live Daily Update
   
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Annual Business Meeting, Awards Ceremony and President's Address

Wednesday, March 3

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Virtual Private Meetings and Brokers' Lounge Tables Open
Members are encouraged to schedule virtual networking and business meetings today and to leverage the Underwriting Summit platform’s Private Meeting function and virtual Brokers’ Lounge to connect with other members. 

Members are encouraged to actively staff Virtual Brokers' Lounge Tables from Noon - 2:00 p.m.  
   
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.  Live Daily Update
   
11:00 a.m. - Noon  Live Concurrent Sessions Offered


Executive Panel: State of the Surplus Lines Market

Key industry leaders will share their perspectives and thoughts on the current state of the market and trends they anticipate for the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines industry in a discussion format.

PANELISTS: 
Bryan Sanders,
Markel Specialty 
Brenda (Ballard) Austenfeld,
RT Specialty 
Davis Moore,
Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Emma Garner,
CRC

MODERATOR:
Brady Kelley,
WSIA Executive Director

Diversity & Inclusion Panel Session

Join a group of industry change-leaders for a follow-up discussion on best practices and success stories for embracing and cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion in the insurance industry. This panel, in a follow-up to their Annual Marketplace session, will discuss the changes they’ve seen in the 10 months since a summer of social unrest that sparked conversation and share more about what isn’t occurring yet but that they hope will in the future.

PANELISTS: 
Kevin Davis, Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Richie Henry, Markel
Kevin Husbands, AIG
Janet Jordan-Foster, AXIS Insurance
Terrance Meade, Amwins
Oveta Mitchell, AXIS Insurance

Lessons in Leadership, hosted by WSIA's U40

Using real world examples and the power of storytelling, Mary Lucas shares what she learned from her father and her career in the people business. She offers advice from the smartest man she ever knew—her father. A butcher by trade, he was the greatest coach she ever encountered. This presentation will help you inspire and bring out the best in yourself and others by creating meaningful connections in your workplace, networks and personal life.

INTRODUCTION:
Adam Care, Hartford Steam Boiler

PRESENTER:
Mary B. Lucas


 



7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Packet Pickup/On-site Registration/Courtesy Desk
   
 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Club and Brokers' Lounge Open
   
 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet in Brokers' Lounge and The Club
   
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Program Tables
   
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon Buffet in Brokers' Lounge and The Club
   
 Noon - 2:00 p.m.  Guest Luncheon and Speaker
   
 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Program Networking Reception
   
 Evening Open for Member Receptions and Events

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Packet Pickup/On-site Registration/Courtesy Desk
   
 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Club and Brokers' Lounge Open

   
 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet in Brokers' Lounge and The Club
   
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Program Tables
   
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon Buffet in Brokers' Lounge and The Club
   
 Noon - 2:00 p.m.  Guest Luncheon and Speaker
   
 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Program Networking Reception
Location TBD
   
 Evening Open for Member Receptions and Events